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Calligraphy Tool

The Calligraphy tool allows for variable width lines, with input managed by the tablet. Press down with the stylus/left mouse button on the canvas to make a line, lifting the stylus/mouse button ends the stroke.

Krita requires Karbon to be installed on the same system to have the calligraphy tool available. On windows devices this is bundled, on Linux devices you need to make sure it's build or installed

Tool Options

Calligraphy Tools Option.PNG

Fill Doesn't actually do anything.

Calligraphy The dropdown menu holds your saved presets, the save button next to it allows you to save presets.

Follow Selected Path
If a stroke has been selected with the default tool, the calligraphy tool will follow this path.
Use Tablet Pressure
Uses tablet pressure to control the stroke width.
This allows you to set how much thinner a line becomes when speeding up the stroke. Using a negative value makes it thicker.
Base width for the stroke.
Use Tablet Angle
Allows you to use the tablet angle to control the stroke, only works for tablets supporting it.
The angle of the dab.
The ratio of the dab. 1 is thin, 0 is round.
Whether or not an stroke will end with a rounding or flat.
How much weight the stroke has. With drag set to 0, high mass increase the 'orbit'.
How much the stroke follows the cursor, when set to 0 the stroke will orbit around the cursor path.
The calligraphy tool can be edited by the edit-line tool, but currently you can't add or remove nodes without converting it to a normal path.

This page was last modified on 24 July 2015, at 18:05. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.