Pencil Tool

(see also: Bitmap Menu and Toolbar)

Note that this tool is not to be confused with the Freehand Drawing Tool. The Pencil tool is for editing Bitmaps only.

The Pencil tool lets you create freehand lines on a bitmap using the foreground color.


The Paintbrush tool in DesignCentral has two tabs:

  • The Pencils tab lets you select the shape and size of the pencil point. See: Changing a Brush
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  • The Pencil Options tab determines the percentage of each stroke that will be added to a bitmap image.

The Pencil Options tab lets you adjust the following parameters:

Opacity Specifies the percentage of the color to be added with each pass of the pencil. Lower numbers will create transparent strokes.

To use the Pencil tool:

  • Select the bitmap you want to edit.
  • From the Bitmap Edit toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
  • From the Pencils tab, select a pencil tip.
  • From the Swatch Table, select the foreground color you want to draw with.
  • Click and drag the pencil across the bitmap.


Use Undo to remove pencil errors.

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