Selecting a Pencil Preset T-ANIMPA-010-001 A pencil preset is a pencil with specific properties. You can work with regular pencil presets and thickness stencils. 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 view, draw your pencil line or shape.