Brushes are used in many different areas of Pixelmator. You might use a brush to simply paint something onto a scene, or you might also use brushes in a layer mask to hide a certain area of an image. Here we will walk through the Brushes toolbar and give you a good feel of how to work with the settings for brushes.
First let's open up the brushes toolbar by navigating to View | Show Brushes or using the Command + 4 shortcut key.
A good way to get a handle on brushes and the differences between the different types of brushes is to start with a blank canvas and select the brush tool choosing black as your color. Then paint onto the canvas with all of the different preset brushes to see the difference between all of these.
The default ...