3.10. Airbrush

Figure 14.84. The Airbrush tool in Toolbox

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

Figure 14.85. Airbrush options

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; Dynamics; Dynamic Options; Fade Options; Color Options; Apply Jitter
See the Common Paint Tool Options for a description of tool options that apply to many or all paint tools.
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.