Calligraphy Tool

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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.

Tool Options

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 [[Special:myLanguage/Krita/Manual/Tools/Default | default tool]], the calligraphy tool will follow this path.
Use Tablet Pressure
Uses tablet pressure to control the stroke width.
Thinning
This allows you to set how much thinner a line becomes when speeding up the stroke. Using a negative value makes it thicker.
Width
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.
Angle
The angle of the dab.
Fixation
The ratio of the dab. 1 is thin, 0 is round.
Caps
Whether or not an stroke will end with a rounding or flat.
Mass
How much weight the stroke has. With drag set to 0, high mass increase the ‘orbit’.
Drag
How much the stroke follows the cursor, when set to 0 the stroke will orbit around the cursor path.

Note

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.