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Ink Tool Properties

When you select the Ink tool, its properties and options appears in the Tools Properties view.

Lasso and Marquee
Show Inkable Lines
Be Smart on Connecting Lines
Select Mode
Arrange Ink Lines
Mitre
Tip Style

Lasso and Marquee

The Lasso and Marquee options let you choose what type of selection the Paint tool will do when you will click and drag your cursor to paint your drawings. The default selection mode is Marquee.

The Marquee option makes a rectangle selection box. Everything inside the selection will be painted according to the painting mode you selected.
The Lasso option lets you draw a custom selection box around the zones to be painted. Everything inside the selection will be painted according to the painting mode you selected.

Hold down the [Alt] key to switch to the opposite mode of your selection.

Show Inkable Lines

The Show Inkable Lines option highlights all pencil lines (so no brush strokes) on the selected layer. Pencil line segments that are already inked with the selected swatch colour from the colour palette are also not highlighted.

Be Smart on Connecting Lines

With this option selected, as you hover and move the cursor across intersecting pencil lines, the path that you create will get highlighted. When you click on your mouse or stylus the highlighted segments will get inked.

With this option disabled, all the intersecting segments that your cursor comes near will get highlighted and become part of the selection, even if they were not situated in the direction of the chosen path.

This option only works if the Ink tool is in Hover Mode and not Select Mode.

Select Mode

Use this mode instead of the Hover Mode. In the Hover Mode, any potentially inkable pencil line will have its central vector line highlighted as the Ink tool’s cursor hovers over it. Use [Ctrl] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] (Mac OS X) to toggle between the two modes.

Arrange Ink Lines

Use this option to have every newly inked line be brought to the front. Disable this option to have every newly inked line be sent to the back. Use [Alt] to toggle between the two options.

Mitre

As you hover over two perpendicular or nearly perpendicular segments a highlighted path with a corner is created. Clicking on these highlighted segments inks both segments and makes them appear as a single stroke with a corner or bend.

Click on the Mitre button to reveal four options from its drop down menu. Select either Round, Mitre, Bevel or As Is before creating corner selections to make a bend in the path either round, sharp, bevelled or gapped.

Tip Style

Use the Tip Style option to customize the edge of the Ink tool.

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