Figure 13.64. The Airbrush tool in Toolbox
The Airbrush tool emulates a traditional airbrush. This tool is suitable
for painting soft areas of color.
3.8.1. Activating the Tool
You can activate the Airbrush tool in several ways :
From the image-menu, through :
By clicking on the tool icon:
in the Toolbox,
By using the A keyboard shortcut.
3.8.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)
Ctrl changes the airbrush to a
Shift places the airbrush into straight
line mode. Holding Shift while clicking
will generate a straight
line. Consecutive clicks will continue drawing straight lines
that originate from the end of the last line.
Figure 13.65. Airbrush options
Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the
Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access
them from the image menu bar through
→ → which opens the option window of the selected tool.
Mode; Opacity; Brush; Scale; Brush Dynamics; Fade out;
Apply Jitter; Use color from gradient
See the Brush Tools
Overview for a description of tool options that apply to many or
all brush tools.
slider adjusts the speed of color application that the airbrush
paints. A higher setting will produce darker brush strokes in a
shorter amount of time.
This slider controls the amount of color that the airbrush paints.
A higher setting here will result in darker strokes.