The Pencil tool allows you to draw simple contour lines that are defined by their centerline and their thickness.
When you select the Pencil tool, the Tool Properties view displays the different Pencil modes that control how the pencil line is drawn.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
The tool's properties are displayed in the Tool Properties view.
The following properties affect the pencil's
The Preview area lets you see a preview of the stroke your drawing tool will make.
|Size||Defines the width of the pencil line.|
Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.
These options allow you to select, create and manage pencil presets.
Harmony provides a
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 Brush Preset||
Creates a new preset based on the current tool properties.
|Delete Brush Preset||
Deletes the currently selected preset.
|Brush Presets Menu||
Open a menu that contains the following options:
These options affect the way your drawing strokes are added to your artwork.
When enabled, your brush strokes will appear behind the existing artwork.
NOTE Your brush stroke will temporarily appear over your artwork as you draw it, until you release the mouse cursor or tablet pen.
When enabled, drawing a closed shape will automatically fill it with the currently selected colour.
|Trim Extra Lines||
When enabled, drawing a closed shape will automatically remove the outstanding lines.
|Align Handles After Trim||
When the Trim Extra Lines option is enabled, enable this option to make the point where the beginning and end of the stroke meet into a smooth curve rather than a hard corner.
By default, when drawing, each new stroke is created as a separate drawing object, which can be edited independently from other parts of the artwork. When enabled, the Auto-Flatten option automatically merges strokes into existing artwork.
NOTE Using the Select tool, you can select and remove a segment of flattened pencil lines. Overlapping pencil lines drawn with the Auto-Flatten mode are essentially cut into segments by the overlap and can be treated as individual lines.
Allows you to enable or disable snapping for this tool and all other animation and drawing tools that support snapping, as well as to select which types of snapping are enabled.
If you double-click or long-click on this button, it will open a pop-up menu in which you can toggle different snapping modes. You can also click on this button to toggle it off, which will disable all snapping modes, and click on it again and toggle it on to re-enable the snapping modes which were previously enabled.
This tool supports the following snapping mode: