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Working with the Pencil Tool

The Pencil tool is exactly what its name implies...a pencil. The Pencil tool is limited to hard brush tips of any size or shape, and creates freeform lines using the current foreground color. In fact, the major difference between the Pencil and Brush tools is the Pencil tool’s inability to draw anything but a hard-edged line. A unique feature of the Pencil tool is its ability to switch between the current foreground and background colors using the Auto Erase feature.

Work with the Pencil Tool

  • blue-circle1.jpg Select the Pencil tool on the toolbox.
  • blue-circle2.jpg Click the Brush Preset Picker list arrow, and then click a brush tip.
  • blue-circle3.jpg Click the Mode list arrow, and then select a blending mode.
  • blue-circle4.jpg Enter an Opacity percentage value (1% to 100%).
  • blue-circle5.jpg Drag the Pencil tool across the active document.
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