Create Original Art with Pixlr's Draw Tool

With Pixlr's Draw Tool your imagination is the limit. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, Pixlr's intuitive tools make it easier to draw and color anything and everyrhing.

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What Is Pixlr's Draw Tool

This Draw Tool offers countless features that make your artwork stand out.

How To Get Started

Step #1

Go to and choose "Pixlr E" for the advanced editor. Create a new image or open an existing one by clicking "Create new" or "Open image" respectively. Ensure that your web browser supports HTML5 for optimal performance.

Step #2

On the left side of the screen, navigate the toolbar. Click on the paintbrush icon, which represents the Draw tool. The properties bar at the top will display multiple options for customization, such as brush size, shape, and hardness.

Step #3

Adjust the brush settings to your preference. Choose a brush size by dragging the slider or entering a number in the "Size" box. Modify the brush's hardness and shape using the respective dropdown menus. Select a color by clicking the color box and picking from the color palette.

Step #4

Click and hold the left mouse button on the canvas to draw with the selected brush. Create strokes by moving the cursor while holding the button. Release the button to stop drawing. To draw straight lines, hold the Shift key while dragging the mouse across the canvas.

Step #5

Click the "Layers" tab on the right side to access the Layers panel. Create a new layer by clicking the "+" icon. To draw on a specific layer, click on it to make it active. Use the eye icon to toggle layer visibility and the trash icon to delete a layer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a Question?

What is Pixlr's Draw Tool? Pixlr's Draw Tool is a feature in the Pixlr image editing software that allows users to create and edit custom shapes, lines, and designs, enhancing their digital artwork or designs.
How do I access the Draw Tool in Pixlr? To access the Draw Tool in Pixlr, launch the Pixlr Editor and select the Draw Tool from the toolbar on the left side of the screen. It is typically represented by a pencil icon.
Can I change the color of my drawings in Pixlr? Yes, you can change the color of your drawings in Pixlr by selecting the desired color from the color palette before using the Draw Tool.
How can I adjust the size and opacity of the Draw Tool? To adjust the size and opacity of the Draw Tool, navigate to the tool options bar at the top of the screen and use the sliders or input fields for "Size" and "Opacity."
Is it possible to draw shapes with the Draw Tool? Yes, you can draw shapes with the Draw Tool by holding down the Shift key while drawing. This will create straight lines, and you can then connect them to form shapes.
How do I create a new layer in Pixlr? To create a new layer, click on the "Layer" menu at the top of the screen, then select "New Layer." Alternatively, you can click the "+" icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.
Can I undo or redo actions with the Draw Tool in Pixlr? Yes, you can undo or redo actions by using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Z (undo) and Ctrl+Y (redo) or by accessing the "Edit" menu and selecting "Undo" or "Redo."
How do I save my drawing created with the Draw Tool? To save your drawing, click on the "File" menu at the top of the screen, then select "Save." Choose the desired file format and location, then click "Save."
Can I import images and use the Draw Tool on them? Yes, you can import images into Pixlr by selecting "Open Image" from the "File" menu and then use the Draw Tool to edit the image as desired.
What is the difference between the Pencil and the Brush tools in Pixlr? The Pencil tool creates pixel-perfect lines with sharp edges, while the Brush tool creates smoother, anti-aliased lines with softer edges.