The Ink tool allows you to paint separate segments of pencil lines.
Although pencil lines can be painted in much the same way as closed zones, you can use the Paint, Repaint, Repaint Brush, and Ink tools to make painting segmented lines easier. Normally when you have a drawing, such as the one below, and you use the Paint tool to paint one of the lines, the entire line is painted.
However, if you select the Ink tool instead and click on the same pencil line, only the segment that you clicked on between two intersections will be painted.
Painting and inking can be used in combination depending on what you need to paint. If you need to ink a character’s outline in black, it might be easier to use the Paint tool. If you need to paint the outline of a character’s neck with a tan colour and its shirt outline blue and both the neck and shirt belong to the same continuous outline, then the Ink tool might prove more useful.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Ink tool located in the Paint tool drop-down menu.
- In the Drawing view, click on the pencil lines to repaint.
- The newly inked segment is always moved on top of all other pencil strokes, even if it was behind all other pencil strokes before it was inked. To reverse that behaviour, disable the Raise option in the Tool Properties view.
- Hold down Alt while clicking a segment to do the opposite option from the Raise mode current state. The inked segment will be sent to the back or forward, even if it was in front or behind all other segments to begin with.