Pigment is an amazing coloring book app created by Pixite Apps.

Tutorial : The Marker Tool in Pigment 1.3

Cayce Garrison — July 14, 2016

There are many tools in the Pigment arsenal that bring unique looks to your coloring experience.  Today I’ll be focusing on my favorite tool, the Marker Tool.  The Marker Tool brings an almost water color effect and allows for beautiful layering of colors to your design.  Let’s take a look at one way you can approach this tool.

I’d like to mention that this work was created using an iPad Mini 2 with a Wacom Bamboo stylus.

To begin I like to set the Marker’s Opacity to 20% and the Size to 75%.  This allows me to cover large areas of a selected shape with a light layer of color.


In the previous version of Pigment you only had one option to color in an area without going over the lines. You selected the area you wanted to color and dashed lines appeared around the area. That feature is still avaliable if that is what you prefer but now you also have the ability to go Automatic or Freehand. For this time around I will be using the Automatic setting. This allows you to stay within the lines without having to select the area before hand.


After I have my Marker settings and color palette selected I start with a single layer of color.

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Once that first layer is done you can begin to continue coloring that shapes adding layer after layer.  Don’t fill the whole shape or you’ll lose the effect we are trying to create.  Stick to smaller sections of the design creating a gradient.

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Continue this process until you get the desired look you want.  Do this technique with each shape and after awhile you’ll begin to see a beautiful design come to life.

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In the end you’ll have a unique design and hopefully a new favorite way of approaching the rest of the designs in Pigment.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on one way to add the Marker Tool to your designs.


blog_profile-01Cayce Garrison
Pixite Apps Content Manager