Paint Tool Properties
When you select the Paint tool, its properties and options appears in the Tools Properties view.
|Lasso and Marquee|
|Paint and Remove Texture|
The Lasso and Marquee options let you choose the type of selection the current tool will perform. The default selection mode is Marquee.
|•||Lasso lets you draw a custom selection box around zones.|
|•||Marquee makes a rectangle selection box.|
Hold down the Alt key to switch to the opposite mode of your selection.
|1.||Do one of the following:|
|‣||From the top menu, select Edit > Invert Selection.|
|‣||Press Ctrl + Shift + I (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + Shift + I (Mac OS X).|
The Paint tool has four different modes available:
You can also find these tools directly in the Tools toolbar and in the Drawing Tools menu.
The Paint mode paints everything it touches, including empty and filled zones.
Paint Unpainted Mode
The Paint Unpainted mode paints only empty zones. Any line or filled zone will remain unchanged.
The Repaint mode paints everything it touches except empty zones. Any zone that is not painted will remain intact.
The Unpaint mode unpaints everything it touches, including empty and filled zones.
The Paint and Remove Texture option is used when you vectorized images as greyscale texture style. An image vectorized as texture is a mix of bitmap filling encapsulated in a vector-based frame. Painting a textured zones with the Paint tool will change the tint of the textured lines. Painting the textured zones using the Paint and Remove Texture option transforms the bitmap filling into a 100% vector based zone and fills it with a solid colour.
The Apply to Multiple Drawings option is used for fast painting in hand-drawn animation. When you want to paint several drawings in a same layer at once, such as a walk cycle, you can enable this option and make a selection in your Camera or Drawing view. All the closed zones located within your Paint tool selection are painted with the selected colour swatch.
You do not need to enable the Onion Skin preview to use this option. The option will stay enabled only for the next action. If you want to use it again, you must click on the Apply to Multiple Drawings button again, or press Alt + A.
The Apply to All Visible Drawings option is used to paint several drawings on separated layers on the current frames. If you have a character broken in several layers, you can enable this option to paint all your layers at once. The operation is only applied on the current frame. This option will stay enabled only for the next action. If you want to use it again, you must click on the Apply to All Visible Drawings button again.
The Respect Protected Colour option is enabled by default. In your Colour view, you can protect some colour swatches to avoid repainting or unpainting the zones linked to that swatch.
If you disable this option the Paint tool will not follow the protect colour rule and will repaint or unpaint the protected colours on your drawings until you enable the option again—see Protecting Colours .
When you paint a zone with a gradient or textured colour swatch, the gradient or texture’s position is set relative to the size of the zone your are painting. If you want the Paint tool to use a particular size and position, you must first store your desired position and size using the Select tool and then enable the Use Stored Colour Gradient option in the Paint tool Tool Properties view—see Editing Gradients and Textures .
In the Paint tool Tool Properties view, enabling this option will keep a selection highlighted around the latest painted zone after using the Paint, Repaint, Unpaint, or Paint Unpainted tool.
The Automatic Close Gap option has four modes available:
The Automatic Close Gap options are used while painting drawings with small gaps. Instead of having to close them manually with the Brush tool or Close Gap tool, Toon Boom Harmony will analyze the drawing and close the gaps while you paint according to the selected mode. The automated gap closing should be done using the zoom function setting of your Camera or Drawing view. If your eye does not see the gap, Toon Boom Harmony won’t either—see Closing Gaps.