3.7. Paintbrush

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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

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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; Size; Aspect Ratio; Angle; Spacing; Hardness; Dynamics; Dynamics Options; Force; Apply Jitter; Smooth Stroke; Lock brush size to view; Incremental
See the Common Paint Tool Options for a description of tool options that apply to many or all paint tools.