12
$\begingroup$

Is there a way to draw something within the UV viewport and not the 3d viewport?

$\endgroup$
20
$\begingroup$

In Uv Editor switch the Mode to Paint. Open a Tools panel (T) and select a brush.

enter image description here

Now you can paint. Remember to save your image when you're done with painting (Image-->Save As Image). When you see a little star (*) next to the Image in header it means that the image isn't saved.

enter image description here

Here are some useful shortcuts that can be used in a UV Editor window:

  • press S to pick a color sample
  • hold S and press LMB to add a color sample to your palette (you may also do it pressing a + button located under the circular color palette).

enter image description here

  • press F to change the size of a brush
  • press Shift+F to change the strenght of a brush

After pressing the shortcuts you may also change the attributes of a brush using numerical keyboard buttons.

enter image description here

  • press E to change the stroke method

Here you can find many interesting options (like a Curve stroke- very useful for precise painting).

enter image description here

  • press X to quickly flip the color slots

enter image description here

$\endgroup$
3
$\begingroup$

You need to change the mode of the UV/Image Editor. Switch it to Paint Mode. You can change the color in the tools-window.

enter image description here

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.