Double clicking any bitmap based object will get you into bitmap mode. You'll be able to use all the bitmap tools like the Lasso, the Paintbrush, and the Magic Wand. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Paintbrush, and how to set brush preferences. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions.