Vector Brush Tool Options
When you're drawing on a vector layer and select the Brush tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.
If you are working with bitmap layers, see Bitmap Brush Tool Options
- Select a brush style from the Presets section. It's a good idea to choose a brush preset that is closest to the style you want to create.
- Click on the Show Extended Properties arrow to display advanced customization parameters.
This is where you set the maximum size of your drawing tool.
|‣||MaximumSize: Defines the width of the stroke.|
|‣||Smoothing: Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.|
Brush presets are created by saving the properties of the current brush to a new preset, which you can reuse for repeated tasks. You can create as many brush presets as you need—see Drawing with the Brush Tool.
- From the Brush menu , select Import Brushes.
- In the browser window that appears, navigate to and select the
- Click Open.
- In the Import Brushes dialog box, select the brushes brushes and erasers you want to import. You can also import pencils at the same time.
- Click Import.
The imported brush, eraser and pencil styles will appear in the presets library. You can reuse any of the imported tips to create other brush, eraser and pencil style presets.
- From the Brush menu, select Export.
- In the Export Brushes dialog box, select the
bitmap andvector brushes and erasers to export, as well as any pencils.
- Click Export.
- In the Export Brushes window that appears, browse to the location where you want to save the .xml file and give it a name.
- Click Save.
- From the Brush menu, select one of the following:
|Small Thumbnail||Reduces the size of the thumbnails in order to view more at the same time. Displays an image of the tool's tip and its maximum size.|
|Large Thumbnail||Increases the size of the thumbnails in order to see the images more clearly. Displays an image of the tool's tip, its maximum size and its name.|
|Stroke View||Displays the tool's name, maximum size and stroke preview.|
When the Draw Behind mode is enabled, the lines you draw will appear behind the art that already exists.
The Repaint Brush is used to repaint zones that have already been painted, it will not affect empty zones or pencil lines. It also automatically flattens each of its brush lines so it does not add new brush lines on top of existing ones. You can use this mode to paint tones or highlights onto your character.
As you draw in the Line Art layer, the Create Colour Art Automatically option automatically creates the corresponding strokes in the Colour Art layer.
When enabled, the Auto-Flatten mode automatically flattens the new lines created with the existing artwork as you draw in the Drawingview. Brush strokes will flatten with brush strokes and pencil lines will flatten with pencil lines.
The Respect Protected Colour option prevent the colours you marked as protected, in the Colour view, to be repainted using the Repaint Brush mode or any of the painting tools.
The Use Stored Colour Gradient option makes your tool use the previously stored gradient position. This way, every new brush line or colour fill will use the stored gradient position.