3.14.  Smudge

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Figure 13.80.  Smudge tool

Smudge tool

The Smudge tool uses the current brush to smudge colors on the active layer or a selection. It takes color in passing and uses it to mix it to the next colors it meets, on a distance you can set.

3.14.1.  Activate the Tool

You can find the Smudge tool in various ways :

  • Through ToolsPaint ToolsSmudge. in the image menu.

  • By clicking on the tool icon: in Toolbox.

  • or by pressing the S key on keyboard.

3.14.2.  Key modifiers (Defaults)


The Shift key places the smudge tool into straight line mode. Holding Shift while clicking Button1 will smudge in a straight line. Consecutive clicks will continue smudging in straight lines that originate from the end of the last line.


Using Ctrl with Shift, you can constrain the angle between two successive lines to vary by steps of 15°.

3.14.3.  Options

Figure 13.81.  The Smudge tool in Toolbox

The Smudge tool in Toolbox


The available tool options for the Smudge Tool can be accessed by double clicking the Smudge Tool icon.

Opacity; Brush; Pressure sensibility; Fade out; Apply Jitter; Hard edges; Rate
[Note] Note

See the Brush Tools Overview for a description of tool options that apply to many or all brush tools.