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The default tool you have selected on Krita start-up, and likely the tool that you will use the most.
The freehand brush tool allows you to paint on paint layers without constraints like the straight line tool. It makes optimal use of your tablet's input settings to control the brush-appearance. To switch the brush, make use of the brush-preset docker.
The freehand brush tool's hotkey is B.
Press Ctrl to switch the tool to "color picker", use left or right click to pick fore and background color respectively. Release the Ctrl to return to the freehand brush tool.
Press Shift and drag outward to increase brush size. Drag inward to decrease it.
The hotkey can be edited in. The sticky-keys can be edited in .
Smoothing, also known as stabilising in some programs, allows the program to correct the stroke. Useful for people with shaky hands, or particularly difficult long lines.
The following options can be selected:
The input from the tablet translates directly to the screen. This is the fastest option, and good for fine details.
This option will smooth the input of older tablets like the Wacom Graphire 3. If you experience slightly jagged lines without any smoothing on, this option will apply a very little bit of smoothing to get rid of those lines.
This option allows you to use the following parameters to make the smoothing stronger or weaker:
This option averages all inputs from the tablet. It is different from weighted smoothing in that it allows for always completing the line.
Ticking this will allow snapping to assistants, and the hotkey to toggle it is CTRL+SHIFT+L
The slider will determine the amount of snapping, with 1000 being perfect snapping, and 0 being no snapping at all. The defaultly tickedmeans that Krita will only snap to a single assistant at a time, preventing noise. Unticking it allows you to chain assistants together and snap along them.