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Understanding Shape Tools : Smear Tool




Smudging and smearing let you shape an object by pulling extensions or making indents along its outline. With smearing, the extensions and indents have a more fluid shape that decreases in width as you drag with the Smear tool.

 

 


To smear an object


1. Select an object by using the Pick tool .


2. In the toolbox, click the Smear tool .


3. Do one of the following:

 


• To smear the outside of an object, click outside an object, close to its edge, and drag outwards.


• To smear the inside of an object, click inside an object, close to its edge, and drag inwards.





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You can also:

 

 

Change the radius of the brush nib


Type a value in the Nib radius box on the property bar.

 


Set the amount of smearing


Type a value in the Pressure box.

 


Use the pressure of a digital pen to control the amount of smearing


Click the Pen pressure button  on the property bar.

 


Use smooth curves when smearing


Click the Smooth smear button . 

 


Use curves with sharp corners when smearing


Click the Pointy smear button . 

 


Note: The difference between a smooth smear and pointy smear is noticeable only with higher Pressure values.


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