The Color Pencil is designed to draw free-form lines with hard edges. Press P to quickly access this tool.
The tool's parameters will be shown in a floating box over an image (by right-clicking the mouse) and also in the Settings Panel.
To change the value of a parameter, enter a numerical value in the field next to the parameter and press Enter (Mac: Return) or move the slider.
|Normal Mode||Overlay Mode|
|Painting of a Ballerina Figure With the Pencil|
|Opacity = 80%||Opacity = 20%|
|Drawing With Spaces|
|Spot Spacing = 5||Spot Spacing = 91 and 100|
|Application of War Paint on a Native's Face|
|Aspect = 30||Aspect = 80|
|Pattern on a Vase|
|Angle = 30||Angle = 140|
The pencil's color is set in the Color/Swatches palettes. To choose a color bring the cursor over the spectral line (the cursor takes the form of a pipette) and click on the desired color or click on the box and choose a color from the standard dialog Select Color. In some cases it might be preferable to select a color manually, by adjusting the sliders.
In order to draw a straight line, click the left mouse button at its starting point, then, press Shift, click on the end point, and let go of Shift. If Shift is not released, a new line will be drawn to each point where the mouse is clicked.