Creating a brush with variable size
You can create a brush with a size which will vary by rotating the mouse
wheel or by using the keyboard arrow keys.
Start with opening the Brush dialog by double_clicking on the
Brush area in Toolbox, or by going through
-> -> .
Click on the Dynamic”
for instance. Your brush will appear in the Brush Dialog with a
button to open the
Brush Editor dialog. Name your brush at once, “
Now, go to
-> -> .
Check the Enable this controller box.
Scroll through the Events list and select
Scroll up (Shift). Avoid Scroll up (Ctrl)
because Ctrl is yet used by tools to turn to
the Color Picker mode.
Click on the Context item to drop the list
down. Scroll through this list and select the
context-brush-radius-increase item. (You
could choose context-brush-radius-increase-skip). Click on OK.
button to open a
window that allows you to assign an action to the selected
event. If an action is assigned to the event yet, the window
opens on this event; else, click on the small triangular button
close to the
Do the same way to assign the
“context-brush-radius-decrease” action to the
“Scroll down (Shift)” event to decrease the brush
Save your brush by clicking on the
button in the Brush Editor.
Now, if you have selected your Dynamic brush, when you work with a tool
that has a “Brush” option while pressing the
Shift key, the brush size will vary by using the mouse
wheel. This change will be visible in real time in the brush area of the
Toolbox and in the Brush Dialog.
By enabling the “Main Keyboard” tab, you can, in the same
way, assign an action to the events of the keyboard arrow keys.
Actions are not removed from the window when you delete the brush.
You have to delete them manually by clicking on the
button after selecting them.