Paintbrush Tool

How to use paintbrush tool in GIMP?


* It paints in a soft manner or provides fuzzy-edged lines.
* It simply strikes using the brush and enables the pixels to be anti-aliased.
How to Launch:
- Open GIMP.
- Launch a new image file.
- Now pick the "Paintbrush Tool"
GIMP Paintbrush Tool
- Shortcut for this tool is P. To pick this tool, click the Toolbox and then press the button P.
Tool options:
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Mode - The list of 23 options enables you to manipulate an image.
Opacity - This option will make the background of an image vague when the image is brushed.
Brush - This option lists you the types of brushes and shapes to paint the image.
Scale - This option maximizes or minimizes the size of the Paintbrush tool.
Brush Dynamics - The Pressure, Velocity and Random features are mixed with the Opacity, Hardness, Size, Color.
Fade Out - This option makes the paintbrush to gradually paint and disappear, while using it on the picture.
Apply Jitter - This option is used to spread the color particles on the image which looks so attractive.
Incremental - This is an additional option used to paint.
Use color from gradient - This option provides you with plenty of Gradient types or color patterns, which helps you in drawing on the image.
How to Use:
- Primarily, it paints the selected color in the image or even in new image file.
- First, set the options in "Mode, Opacity, Scale, Brush Dynamics" in toolbox. Then pick "Fade out, Apply Jitter, Incremental & use color from gradient" options if necessary.
- Then choose the type of Shape in the toolbox.
- The brush will simply paint, if you had chosen the brush option.
- Pick different types of shapes, sparks available in brush option.

- A sample "sparks and shapes" has been created using this tool. (View the below image)

- Try with different types of shapes to create new designs using paintbrush.
- Finally, click "File -> Save" to "Save" the file.

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