The Paint Brush Tool lays down pixels on the page, creating strokes with antialiased edges. This creates a natural transition between the stroke and the surrounding pixels.
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.
Other brush-based tools in Pixel Persona use similar settings to control the appearance of the applied pixels, although there may be slight variations.
Most brushes use a soft, round brush as their default. Alternative styles can be selected from the Brushes panel.
The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar:
- Flow—how fast the brush effect is applied (1% is very slow, 100% is immediate). Type directly in the text box or drag the pop-up slider to set the value.
- Hardness—how hard the edges of the brush stroke are. The brush appears softer as the percentage decreases. Type directly in the text box or drag the pop-up slider to set the value.
- Force pressure to control size—Click to control brush stroke size with pressure if using a pressure-sensitive device. This overrides brush defaults.
- Wet Edges—builds paint up along the edges of your brush stroke, producing a watercolor effect.
- Protect Alpha—when checked, you are not able to paint on the current layer's transparent regions.