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Paintbrush and Pencil Tools

These tools are used when you wish to draw freehand, or set a brush size for stroking a path.

 Paintbrush and Pencil Tools

The default setting on the tool menu is the Paintbrush. Clicking on the tool brings up a box which allows you to select the Pencil Tool.

 Paintbrush Tool

 Pencil Tool

Using the Paintbrush Tool creates a soft edge, while the Pencil Tool allows for a hard edge to a drawing or stroke.

Paintbrush Tool on left, Pencil Tool on right


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