3.16. Gni ut

The Smudge tool evokes finger painting. It works in two ways:

3.16.1. Aktivering

Du kan hente fram dette verktøyet anten frå

  • From the main menu: ToolsPaint ToolsSmudge.

  • By clicking the tool icon in the Toolbox.

  • By pressing the S keyboard shortcut.

3.16.2. Valtastane (normalinnstillinga)


Shift-tasten gjer at utglattingsverktøyet teiknar rette linjer. Held du nede Shift medan du klikkar på venstre museknapp, vert det teikna ei rett linje. Klikkar du fleire gonger, skjer utglattinga i rette linjer frå sluttpunktet til den førre linja.

Figur 14.83. Symbolet for «gni ut» i verktøykassa

Symbolet for «gni ut» i verktøykassa

Shift click and drag to create line


Tastekombinasjonen Ctrl + Shift gjer at verktøyet teiknar i vinklar delelege med 15°. (15°, 30° osv.)

3.16.3. Innstillingar

Figur 14.84. Smudge Options

Smudge Options

Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access them from the main menu through WindowsDockable WindowsTool Options which opens the option window of the selected tool.

Opacity; Brush; Size; Aspect ratio; Angle; Spacing; Hardness; Force; Dynamics; Dynamics Options; Apply Jitter; Smooth stroke; Lock brush to zoom

Du finn ei beskriving av innstillingar som gjeld mange eller alle teikneverktøya under felles innstillingar for teikneverktøya.

Hard edge: this option gives a hard contour to the smudged area.


This option could be called "Smudge length" since it sets the length of the smudging effect in a stroke.

Figur 14.85. Rate example

Rate example

1: Rate=20 2: Rate=60 3: Rate=90

No erasing effect

If smudging will decrease alpha of some pixels; this alpha is not decreased if this option is checked, and so pixels are not erased. This is useful to fill a gap between two color areas.

Figur 14.86. An example of "No erasing"

An example of "No erasing"

Without "No erasing effect"

An example of "No erasing"

With "No erasing effect"


We already saw the different behavior of the «Flow» option when it is set to 0.00 (works as the original Smudge tool) and set to more than 0.00 (uses the foreground color for smudging).

Here are comments and examples for the «No erasing effect» and «Flow» options from gimp-forum.net: