The Pen Settings toolbar provides options for enabling and configuring the Pen Stabilizer, which can help you draw smooth lines with precision and minutia. It also allows you to access the Pen Pressure Feel dialog, which allows you to configure how the pressure you apply to your tablet pen is processed by Storyboard Pro to affect the size of your drawing strokes.
|Pen Stabilizer Mode||
Allows you to select a method for Storyboard Pro to stabilize your drawing strokes.
Stabilization is a process by which Storyboard Pro uses the general direction of your drawing strokes to create smooth, stable curves and avoid jittering and sharp corners.
Storyboard Pro accomplishes this by his by letting you draw a stroke of a certain length without generating artwork right away. After your stroke has reached that length, Storyboard Pro starts generating an drawing stroke that keeps trailing behind your mouse cursor or tablet pen as you draw. Storyboard Pro uses the buffer between your mouse cursor or pen tablet and the actual drawing stroke to generate smooth curves and ignore jittering and small mistakes.
The way Storyboard Pro does this depends on the stabilization method you choose:
|Pen Stabilizer Distance||
This parameter determines how far your drawing strokes trail behind your mouse cursor or tablet pen as you draw.
In the case of the Average technique Storyboard Pro lets you draw an invisible stroke of a certain length before it starts generating the artwork based on the average direction of that invisible stroke. This parameter determines the invisible stroke's length.
In the case of the Pulling String, Storyboard Pro binds your drawing tool to your mouse cursor or tablet pen with a virtual string of a given length. This parameter sets the length of that string.
|Pen Stabilizer Settings||
Allows you to enable or disable the following options:
|Pen Pressure Feel||Opens the Pen Pressure Feel dialog, which allows you to configure how Storyboard Pro processes the pressure you put on your tablet pen before applying it to the thickness of your drawing strokes—see Pen Pressure Feel Dialog Box.|