Selecting a Pencil Preset T-ANIMPA-010-001 A pencil preset is a pencil with specific properties. Regular pencil presets allow you to set the size and smoothing of a pencil line, or the size of a shape. How to select a pencil preset In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil, Line, Ellipse, or Rectangle tool. In the Tool Properties view, use the Presets menu to select a pencil preset. In the Drawing or Camera view, draw your pencil line or shape.