I am going crazy trying to figure out this very simple thing.

I want a drawing tool (like pen or pencil or paintbrush) that can just paint pixels directly as pixels. Thus if the size of the tip is 1px, and I click once, I get a 1px square. If I click and drag 5px, I get a 1px x 5px line. No smearing, no vectors, no curve fitting or stylizing or texturizing or anything like that. How do I do it?

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    erm.. the pencil tool in Photoshop.
    – Scott
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:25
  • ok, I'll bite. Where is the pencil tool? Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:32
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    Click and hold on the paintbrush tool. The flyout menu will display a pencil as one of its options. Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:37

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Use the Pencil tool in Photoshop;


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