Using Vector Brush Presets
A variety of brush styles are provided allowing you to create and save your own.This way you can create brushes with precise sizes and parameters and save them so you can draw and design—see Drawing with Textured Brushes.
There are several ways to display the available brushes: small or large thumbnails, or strokes.
You can delete the brushes you no longer use.
The Preview area lets you see a preview of the selected or customized stroke. You can click on the Show Extended Properties arrow to display advanced customization parameters.
You can set the minimum and maximum sizes of your tool, which will produce the thick and thin effect on your line. This works with the pressure sensitivity of a pen tablet.
Also, you can optimize the smoothness of the contour of lines. You can modify the central line smoothness of your line using this option. This parameter smooths the initial movement of your line. Increasing the value will result in a smoother line with fewer less control points.
- In the Tool Properties, select a brush style from the Presets section.
The Brush properties are displayed. What you see depends on whether you are drawing on a vector or bitmap layer.
- In the Tool Properties view, click the Brush menu, and select Small Thumbnail, Large Thumbnail, or Stroke View.
- In the Tool Properties view, select a brush to rename.
- From the Brush menu, select Rename Brush.
- Type in a new name for the brush and click OK.
- In the Tool Properties view, select a brush to delete.
- Do one of the following:
|‣||Click the Delete Brush button.|
|‣||From the Brush menu, select Delete Brush.|
- In the Tool Properties view, click the arrow button.
The Properties window of the current tool opens.
- Do the following:
|‣||Maximum Size: Defines the maximum width of the line.|
|‣||Minimum Size: Defines the minimum width of the line as a percentage of the maximum size.|
|‣||Smoothing: Defines the number of control points added to the centre line.|
|‣||Contour Smoothing: Defines the number of control points added to the contour boundaries (around the line).|
Lower values mean that the line will appear as you draw it (with more control points along the centre line). Higher values mean that the line will be smoothed out (removing control points from the centre line).