3.7. Paintbrush

Figure 14.71. Paintbrush


The paintbrush tool paints fuzzy brush strokes. All strokes are rendered using the current brush.

3.7.1. Activating the Tool

  • You can call the Paintbrush Tool in the following order, from the image-menu: ToolsPaint ToolsPaintbrush.

  • The Tool can also be called by clicking the tool icon:

  • or by using the P keyboard shortcut.

3.7.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)


This key changes the paintbrush to a Color Picker.


This key places the paintbrush into straight line mode. Holding Shift while clicking Button 1 will generate a straight line. Consecutive clicks will continue drawing straight lines that originate from the end of the last line.

3.7.3. Options

Figure 14.72. Paintbrush tool options

Paintbrush tool options

Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access them from the image menu bar through WindowsDockable WindowsTool Options which opens the option window of the selected tool.

Mode; Opacity; Brush; Dynamics; Dynamics Options; Apply Jitter; Smoot Stroke; Incremental:
See the Common Paint Tool Options for a description of tool options that apply to many or all paint tools.