Understanding the Mixer Palette Tools

The tools on the Mixer palette are used to apply, mix, sample, and clear color on the Mixer pad.

The Mixer palette tools.

The Dirty Brush Mode Tool

When using an Artists' Oils brush variant, the Dirty Brush Mode tool lets you apply colors mixed in the Mixer palette to the canvas. The Dirty Brush Mode tool is active by default.

Apply Color Tool

The Apply Color tool acts as a loaded paint source, applying color to the Mixer pad. Color loaded on it also blends with color already on the Mixer pad.

The Mix Color Tool

The Mix Color tool mixes colors already on the Mixer pad. It does not add new colors to the Mixer pad.

The Sample Color Tool f

The Sample Color tool samples color on the Mixer pad for use on the canvas. The sampled color becomes the main color on the Colors palette.

The Sample Multiple Colors Tool

The Sample Multiple Colors tool samples multiple colors on the Mixer pad. The size of the sample area is determined by the Change Brush Size slider. You can then use the sampled color on the canvas with an Artists' Oils brush.

The Zoom Tool

The Zoom tool lets you zoom in and out of areas on the Mixer pad. The Pan Tool ft

The Pan tool lets you scroll through the Mixer pad. The Clear and Reset Canvas Tool

The Clear and Reset Canvas tool erases the contents of the Mixer pad and resets the zoom level to 100%.

The Brush Size Slider

The Change Brush Size slider lets you increase or decrease the size of the Apply Color tool and the Mix Color tool. The Change Brush Size slider also lets you set the size of the sample area on the Mixer pad when sampling with the Sample Multiple Colors tool. If you adjust the Change Brush Size slider, the new value is retained when you reopen the application.

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