Figure 13.83. Smudge tool
The Smudge tool uses the current brush to smudge colors on the active
layer or a selection. It takes color in passing and uses it to mix it to
the next colors it meets, on a distance you can set.
3.14.1. Activating the Tool
You can find the Smudge tool in various ways :
3.14.2. Key modifiers (Defaults)
The Shift key places the smudge tool into
straight line mode. Holding Shift while clicking
will smudge in a straight
line. Consecutive clicks will continue smudging in straight
lines that originate from the end of the last line.
Using Ctrl with Shift, you can
constrain the angle between two successive lines to vary by steps
Figure 13.84. The Smudge tool in Toolbox
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.
The available tool options for the Smudge Tool can be accessed by
double clicking the Smudge Tool icon.
Opacity; Brush; Scale; Brush Dynamics; Fade out; Apply Jitter; Hard
See the Brush Tools
Overview for a description of tool options that apply to many or
all brush tools.