3.10. Airbrush

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The Airbrush tool in Toolbox

The Airbrush tool emulates a traditional airbrush. This tool is suitable for painting soft areas of color.

3.10.1. Activating the Tool

You can activate the Airbrush tool in several ways :

  • From the image-menu, through : ToolsPaintToolsAirbrush

  • By clicking on the tool icon: in the Toolbox,

  • By using the A keyboard shortcut.

3.10.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)

Ctrl

Ctrl changes the airbrush to a Color Picker.

Shift

Shift places the airbrush into straight line mode. Holding Shift while clicking the mouse Left Button will generate a straight line. Consecutive clicks will continue drawing straight lines that originate from the end of the last line.

3.10.3. Options

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Airbrush 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; Size; Aspect Ratio; Angle; Spacing; Hardness; Dynamics; Dynamics Options; Force; Apply Jitter; Smooth Stroke; Lock brush size to view

See the Common Paint Tool Options for a description of tool options that apply to many or all paint tools.

Motion only: if this option is checked, the airbrush paints only when it moves.

Rate

The Rate slider adjusts the speed of color application that the airbrush paints. A higher setting will produce darker brush strokes in a shorter amount of time.

Flow

This slider controls the amount of color that the airbrush paints. A higher setting here will result in darker strokes.