I'm having a lot of trouble making this work. I select rotobrush tool, I put my pen down on the graphics tablet and suddenly I'm painting instead of rotobrushing. Why is this happening? Also it happens again even when I try to use the mouse instead. The rotobrush tool is selected, yet the effect is paint.

  • Can you add a screen shot or two?
    – tomh
    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:56
  • I can try to make a video of it instead. Sep 21, 2020 at 17:46

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The roto-brush tool is a painting process - you paint green in the areas you want to rotobrush, red in the areas you don't, then tidy up edges with the feathering tool. See example here:

  • Not what I'm talking about here. Nice video though, but it doesn't address the problem of using a graphics tablet. The moment I do that, the tool becomes the paint tool with an empty white circle, not the rotobrush tool which is a green circle with a plus sign or red minus sign if you press alt. Rotobrush works fine with the mouse, but apparently you can't use a graphics tablet with anything but the paint or pen tool. Sep 21, 2020 at 17:43
  • Ah annoying. Sorry I haven’t experienced that.
    – tomh
    Sep 21, 2020 at 17:47

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