When working with a painting tool, use the context menu to gain quick access to common commands. The commands that are available vary, depending on the selected painting tool and whether there is a selection in the image.
The context menu contains some common commands that are available from the Menu bar.
The following commands are available in the painting context menu:
Selects the brush shape in the Brushes palette to the right of the current brush.
Selects the brush shape in the Brushes palette to the left of the current brush.
Selects the brush at the upper-left of the palette.
Selects the brush at the lower-right of the palette.
Displays the icon of the selected painting tool, which is the default pointer. (See Pointer Display.)
Changes the pointer to a crosshair. The intersection of the crosshair is the center of the current brush. (See Pointer Display.)
Brush Size Pointer
Changes the pointer to an outline of the current brush. (See Pointer Display.)
Show/Hide Fat Bits
Displays/hides pixels as individual tiles in a grid at high magnifications. (See Fat Bits.)
Show/Hide Transparency Preview
Displays or hides transparent sections of an image while in Edit mode.
The default pointer for painting is a symbol of the selected painting tool. Change the pointer to a crosshair or the current brush size. All painting tools use the pointer you select, not just the current painting tool. To change the pointer, choose an option in the context menu.
Changing the pointer using the context menu is the same as changing the pointer in the Painting manager located in the Configuration Center.
When you choose Show Fat Bits, the resolution and magnification affect the display. Fat Bits are visible when the magnification-to-resolution ratio is about eight to one; e.g., if the image resolution is 72 ppi, fat bits appear at 600% magnification and higher. If the image resolution is 144 ppi, fat bits appear at 1,200% magnification.
Press the Plus key or choose Show Fat Bits in the context menu to display pixels as individual tiles in a grid.
Press the Plus key or choose Hide Fat Bits in the context menu to display pixels without the grid of individual tiles.