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Pencil Editor Tool Properties

When you select the Pencil Editor tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

NOTE: To learn how to use the Pencil Editor tool, see About the Pencil Editor Tool.

Pencil Editor Tool Properties View

Icon Tool Name Description
Lasso Sets the selection mode to Lasso. Click and hold Alt to temporarily switch between the Marquee and Lasso modes.
Marquee Sets the selection mode to Marquee. Click and hold Alt to temporarily switch between the Marquee and Lasso modes.
  Maximum Size

Defines the maximum size of your drawing tool. This parameter defines the width of the stroke.

  Minimum Size

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.

  Shape

You can adjust the start, end, and joint style of a pencil line.

Pencil Line Style

  • Start: Lets you select the style of the start tip, which is the first tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.
  • End: Lets you select the style of the end tip, which is the last tip you drew. You can choose between Round or Flat style.
  • Join: Lets you select the joint style. The joints are where the line curves abruptly. You could also define the Join style as the corner style. You can choose between Round, Mitre and Bevel style.
  Presets

Harmony provides a variety of pencil presets and thickness stencils and also lets you create and save your own. It is a good idea to create and save pencils with precise sizes and parameters when you draw and design for efficiency and consistency.

A thickness stencil saves the thickness information across the length of the line. When drawing with a thickness stencil, the pressure sensitivity of the tablet is discarded. A thickness stencil can be used while drawing, or applied afterwards.

You also have the possibility to apply different textures to your lines by either using the default presets or importing your own See About Pencil Line Texture. .

You can export the pencil presets that you have created and import those that others have created. This is a good way for you and project collaborators to keep a consistent look for the project.

New Pen Template New Brush

Allows to create a new preset from the selected pencil line.

New Pen Template Delete Brush

Allows you to delete your custom presets.

  Rename Brush

Allows you to rename a custom preset.

  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.

Save to Preference Icon Copy to Preferences

You can add a pencil texture to your preset preferences.

  New Texture

Adds a new custom pencil texture to the list.

  Delete Texture Deletes a texture preset from the list.
  Rename Texture Renames the selected texture to keep the list organized.
  Presets

Harmony provides a variety of pencil texture presets and also lets you create and save your own.

  Pencil Texture Palette Displays the colour palette assigned to hold the pencil textures. Use the Colour View menu to assign a new palette.
Smooth Selection

The Smooth operation lets you smooth out selected drawing strokes and remove extra points.

  • From the top menu, select Selected > Smooth or press Alt + Shift + S.

Pump Up Pressure Pump Pencil Pressure

The Pump Pencil Pressure option is used to increase the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.

Deflate Pressure Deflate Pencil Pressure

The Deflate Pencil Pressure option is used to decrease the line thickness of a selected area on a pencil line.

Deflate Pressure Merge Pencil Lines

Pencil lines are central vector lines and it might be difficult to match pencil line’s tips properly to align them and make it look like it is one single line. With the Select tool, you can select several pencil lines and merge them as one single object using the Merge Pencil Lines option. The ends of your lines are adjusted to form one single line.

Deflate Pressure Reverse Pencil Thickness

The Reverse Pencil Thickness option inverts the thick and thin section on a selected pencil line. This option will take the thickest size on the line and apply it to the thinnest, and it will apply the thinnest to the thickest.