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Using Paint Brush Modes

In addition to size, shape, and color settings for the Paint Brush tool, you can control how the brush behaves when painting on existing shapes and objects on the Stage. Paint Brush modes can restrict the area affected by the tool to fills or selections, empty areas of the Stage or specific shapes. When the Paint Brush tool is selected, a popup menu appears on the Tools panel. Select from the following modes: Paint Normal, Paint Fills, Paint Behind, Paint Selection, and Paint Inside. Each performs a specific operation providing you with varying levels of control as you paint. Flash previews your paint path as you paint, but it only affects the areas you’ve specified in the Paint modes. When you release the mouse, these previews disappear.

Use Paint Brush Modes

  1. Click the Brush tool on the Tools panel.

  2. Click the Brush Mode popup in the Options area on the Tools panel, and then select from the following:

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