How do you use the brushes in FlipaClip?

Brush Types

Put your creative ideas onto the canvas with FlipaClip’s 12 versatile brushes.


On the stage, tap on the brush icon to bring up the brush options. You can choose from the selection that appears below. 

  • Pen - The pen tool is selected by default. This allows you to draw solid lines onto the canvas.
  • Sketch - Use this brush to create rough, preliminary drawings or sketches of characters, objects, or scenes
  • Airbrush - Create smooth gradients, shading, and subtle transitions of color with the airbrush.
  • Crayon - This brush simulates the look and texture of traditional crayons. It is commonly used to create a unique, expressive, and hand-drawn looks.
  • Pencil -  This brush draws lines similar to what a pencil would make on paper. Try it out!
  • Brush - This lets you draw lines with a brush-like effect. The output lines gradually fade in, solidify, and then fade out as you end the “brushstroke” The lines it produces are rounded.
  • Highlighter -  This brush lets you “highlight” using different colors. It works well to create more dynamic art by adding a semi-transparent layer of color. The highlighter is square-shaped which is one of the things that differentiates it from the other tools.
  • Pixel - Create retro-style graphics, pixel animations, and to achieve a specific aesthetic reminiscent of old-school video games or pixel art. Use this brush along with the Pixel Effect feature in layers.
  • Ink - Create dynamic, flowing, and expressive lines that resemble the strokes of a brush dipped in ink.
  • Spray - Simulate the effect of spraying paint or ink onto a surface to create textured and atmospheric effects, such as splatters, speckles, or spray paint-like patterns.
  • Stipple - Create a stippling effect, which involves applying small dots or stippled marks to achieve shading, texture, or tonal variations in artwork. Stippling is a technique commonly used in traditional art, such as pen and ink drawings.
  • Rough Pen - Mimic the texture and stroke qualities of a rough or textured pen to achieve a rough, hand-drawn, or inked look, similar to what can be achieved with traditional pen and paper.

Note: The Pixel, Ink, Spray, Stipple, and Rough Brush are available as part of the FlipaClip Plus subscription. If you don't have a FlipaClip Plus subscription, you can also gain access to these brushes for a limited time by watching a rewarded ad.

Adjusting stroke thickness

To control the line thickness while drawing, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the "brush icon" in the drawing tool's panel. If it's already selected, tap once. If not, tap twice.
  2. There are two options to change the stroke size:

Option 1:

  • Press and hold the "circle icon."
  • Drag upwards to increase the stroke size.
  • Drag downwards to decrease the size.


Option 2:

  • Tap the "line stroke icon" to see all brushes.
  • Choose the desired brush and tap the "next icon" to access the Brush's Settings.
  • Use the "Thickness" slider to adjust the stroke size.


Brush Color Options

Tapping on the box color icon opens up the color screen. Additionally, you can change the transparency level here by pressing the color icon box and dragging up or down.


Brush Settings

On each brush, you can tap the > arrow to the right to access additional settings for the selected brush. Here you can adjust the percentage of the brush's stabilizer. This also gives you a different method of adjusting the brushes thickness, opacity, and color.



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