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Chapter 13. WORKING WITH PIXELS > Using the Pixel Tools

Using the Pixel Tools

Most tools, such as the Paint Brush and Pencil, have both vector and pixel-based modes. The Rubber Stamp tool, however, works only on pixel images, not vector objects. The Rubber Stamp tool acts like a paintbrush, but instead of painting with a solid color, you paint with an image.

To set the Rubber Stamp options:

Choose the Rubber Stamp tool in the Tools panel 35.

Figure 35. The Rubber Stamp in the Tools panel.

In the Rubber Stamp Tool Options 36, how to control the source:

Figure 36. The Rubber Stamp Tool Options panel.


The source is where the Rubber Stamp tool samples the image.

Aligned Source keeps the source positioned along with the movements of the mouse.


Use Aligned Source when you want to be able to release the mouse button but not lose the position you are copying.

Fixed Source returns the source to the original click point when you release the mouse.


Use Fixed Source when you want to make multiple copies of a part of the image.

Use the Sample list to choose:

Image samples only the area inside the image.

Document samples anywhere inside the document.


Document sampling lets you sample vector objects to paint them as pixels.

Use the Edge size control to specify the size of the Rubber Stamp brush.

Use the Edge softness control to change the softness of the Rubber Stamp edge.



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