Draw Tool

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Tool draw icon.png ALT-D

The "Draw Tool" is the one that most artists will be familiar with. This tool is best used with a drawing tablet, although it can be used with a mouse.

The "Draw Tool" can generate a Region Layer, an Outline Layer and an Advanced Outline Layer with pressure output from the tablet mapped to the line's width.


Draw Tool Options.png

The Tool Options Panel allows you to specify:

  • Name : Used for the new layer; any number in this field will automatically increment with each layer created
  • Layer Type : Whether create Outline and/or Advanced Outline, Region layers (Splines)
  • Blend Method : The blending method used to composite on the layers below
  • Opacity : Sets the Amount for new layers. Defaults to 1.00 (Completely opaque)
  • Brush Size : Sets the Outline width or the size of the gradient (only for Outline, Advanced Outline and Curve Gradient)
  • Pressure Sensitive
    • Min Pressure : The value of this option clamps the lower end of the Pressure sensitivity to a specific value, essentially determining how thin the thinnest possible segment is relative to the Brush Size parameter in the Toolbox.
  • Smoothness : Determines how much tablet jitter is removed, and as a result, how many vertices the resulting splines are composed of. Could by Local or Global
    • Local : Adjust the Spline between the Splines points.
    • Global : Adjust the Spline globally.
  • Width Max Error : for advanced outline layer.
  • Round End : The ends of the spline will be rounded, only for Outline, Advanced Outline layers.
  • Auto Loop : When the stroke of the "Draw Tool" ends near the beginning of the stroke, automatically connect the last Handle to the first.
  • Auto Extend : When the stroke begins and/or end at or near an endpoint Handle of another outline, the resulting outline is simply appended to the existing Outline Layer
  • Auto Link : When the stroke begins and/or ends at or near a vertex Handle in another outline, and the outline isn't being extended by the "Auto Extend" option above, the first and/or last vertex of the resulting outline is linked to the Handle on the existing Outline Layer.
  • Feather : Set the Feather Parameter on the layer
  • Auto Export : Automatically Export the Spline list points into the Values Base Nodes of the Library Panel


Fill Last Stroke 
Tool fill icon.png Hit this button after having created a shape with the "Draw Tool" to create a Region Layer, filled with the current "Fill Color", of the last trace you have drawn.

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