Brush Tool Properties
When you're drawing on a vector layer and select the Brush tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.
|Previewing the Stroke||
The Preview area lets you see a preview of the selected or customized stroke. You can click on the Show Extended Properties arrow to display advanced customization parameters.
Defines the maximum size of your drawing tool. This parameter defines the width of the stroke.
Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.
Presets are created by saving the properties of the current tool to a new preset, which you can reuse for repeated tasks. You can create as many presets as you need.
Allows to create a new preset.
|New Dynamic Brush||
Allows you to create a new dynamic brush to clone custom patterns.
Allows you to delete your custom presets.
Allows you to rename a custom preset.
Allows you to import a set of XML Harmony presets previously exported via the Export Brushes command.
Allows you to export Harmony presets to backup or import on a different computer.
|Small Thumbnail, Large Thumbnail, and Stroke View||
Allows you to display the presets as small square thumbnails, large square thumbnails or a list of stroke preview.
When drawing on vector layers, the Draw Behind mode lets you paint behind existing art. By default, strokes appear over your work until you release the tool.
The Repaint Brush is used to repaint zones that have already been painted, it will not affect empty zones or pencil lines. You can use this mode to paint tones or highlights onto your character.
When enabled, the Auto-Flatten mode automatically flattens the new lines created with the existing artwork as you draw in the Drawing
Size and Smoothness Tab
You can access advanced properties by clicking on the Previewing the Stoke button in the Tool Properties view.
|Maximum Size||Defines the maximum size of your drawing tool. This parameter defines the width of the stroke.|
Defines the minimum size of your stroke as a percentage of the maximum size. If you do not have pressure sensitivity from a pen table, the minimum size value will be ignored.
|Smoothing||Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.|
|Contour Smoothing||Defines the number of points on the contour share of your stroke. This will smooth out the bumps and waves on tour contour shape of your brush strokes.|
Lets you select a tip shape—from round and square ones to star shaped. This option is disabled when using a textured brush.