Paint Tool Properties

The Paint tool allows you to fill closed areas of your drawing with the selected colour.

NOTE To learn how to use the Paint tool, see Painting Drawings.

Paint Tool Options

Icon Property Description
Selection Mode

Allows you to choose the method to visually select multiple elements:

  • Lasso: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a lasso around them with your mouse.
  • Marquee: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a rectangle around them. This is faster, as you only need to drag your mouse from one corner of the rectangle to its opposite corner, but it may not be as precise as you want.
TIP You can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use the other selection mode.

Paint Mode

The Paint tool has three different modes:

  • Paint: Paints or repaints selected zones, whether or not they are already filled.
  • Paint Unpainted:  Only paints empty zones, and does not repaint zones that are already filled with colour.
  • Unpaint: Removes colour from the selected zone, replacing it with transparency.
Apply to All Frames

This option allows you to determine which drawings in the current layer the tool should affect. It can be toggled on or off. When toggled on, it has two different modes. You can select a mode by clicking and holding on the button.

  • Off: When this button is toggled off, the tool only works on the drawing in the current frame.
  • Apply to All Frames: The tool will work on every exposed drawing in the selected layer simultaneously.
  • Apply to Onion Skin Range: The tool will work on every drawing displayed in the Onion Skin. Onion Skin must be enabled for this option to work.

Close Gap

By default, if you attempt to fill a shape that has a small gap in its contour, the Paint tool will not be able to fill the shape. This option allows you to make the Paint tool automatically add a stroke to close the shape when it detects a small gap between two strokes in the shape.

The Close Gap setting can be set to a value between 0 and 10. This determines the maximum size of a gap to close, in pixels. You can also use one of the following presets:

  • No Close Gap: Sets the Close Gap setting to 0, disabling the feature.
  • Close Small Gap: Sets the Close Gap setting to 2, making the Paint tool close gaps that are barely visible.
  • Close Medium Gap: Sets the Close Gap setting to 4, making the Paint tool close gaps that are somewhat visible.
  • Close Large Gap: Sets the Close Gap setting to 8, making the Paint tool close gaps that are easy to notice.