Paint Tool Properties

When you select the Paint tool, its properties and options appears in the Tools Properties view.

NOTE: To learn how to use the Paint tool, see Painting Drawings.
Icon Tool Name Description
Lasso

Sets the selection mode to Lasso, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a lasso around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Marquee mode.

Marquee

Sets the selection mode to Marquee, which allows you to select multiple items by drawing a rectangle around them.

TIP: When this option is enabled, you can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use Lasso mode.

Paint Modes

The Paint tool has four different modes available:

  • The Paint mode paints everything it touches, including empty and filled zones.
  • 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.
Paint and Remove Textures

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.

Apply to Multiple Drawings

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 the 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.

Apply to All Visible Drawings

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.

NOTE: This option is only available in the Camera view and does not affect symbols.
Respect Protected Colour

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.

Use Stored Colour Gradient

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 you 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 properties—see About the Edit Gradient and Texture Tool.

Select Newly Painted, Repainted, and Unpainted Contours/Lines

In the Paint tool properties, this option keeps a selection highlighted around the latest painted zone after using the Paint, Repaint, Unpaint, or Paint Unpainted tool.

Close Gap

The Close Gap option has four modes available. When the option is enabled, Harmony will consume more resources while painting.

  • No Close Gap: The moment a zone has a gap in it, the Paint tool will not fill the area.
  • Close Small Gap: If a zone has a small gap in it, the Paint tool will fill the area. You can zoom out to make the gap appear smaller and the Paint tool will paint.
  • Close Medium Gap: If a zone has a medium gap in it, the Paint tool will fill the area. You can zoom out to make the gap appear smaller and the Paint tool will paint.
  • Close Large Gap: If a zone has a large gap in it, the Paint tool will fill the area. You can zoom out to make the gap appear smaller and the Paint tool will paint.