Brush Tool Vector Brush Tool

With the Vector Brush Tool you can create a hand-painted look by painting freehand, variable width, lines and shapes as if you were painting on paper. Its vector characteristics means you can edit the stroke at any time.

Its variable width lines can be controlled either by velocity—most useful when drawing with a mouse—or by pressure—for use when drawing with a pressure-sensitive device.

The Vector Brush Tool paints by scaling or repeating an image along a path (line).

As you paint, nodes are created automatically and can be edited with the or at any time with the Node Tool.

The tool uses many of the standard line settings to control the appearance of the applied stroke. Brush types are applied using the Brushes panel.


The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar: