Basic Canvas Operations and Shortcuts

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When drawing illustrations and manga, you can zoom in on the canvas to draw fine details or zoom out to check the overall balance of the canvas. Here you can learn about the basic canvas operations you need to know when drawing an illustration.


■Basic Canvas Operations

To operate the canvas, your can either utilize tools and touch gestures, or use the [Navigator] palette.


[Memo]

If the [Navigator] palette is not displayed, please select it in the [Window] menu → [Navigator] to display it.


<Scaling the Canvas Up and Down (Zoom In/Zoom Out)>

A slider and buttons for adjusting the scale can be found at the bottom left of the canvas and in the [Navigator] palette.


(1)Slider: Move the slider to the left to scale the canvas down or to the right to scale it up.

(2)[-]: Scales the canvas down.

(3)[+]: Scales the canvas up.


<Showing the Whole Canvas>

Press [Ctrl] + [0] (zero) together on the keyboard to show the whole canvas.

In the macOS version, press [Command] + [0] (zero) together.

On the tablet version, double tap the [Hand] tool icon in the [Tools] palette.


<Scrolling Across the Canvas>

When using the Windows/macOS version, scroll bars can be found at the bottom and on the right side of the canvas. Use the scroll bar to move the canvas display position vertically and horizontally.


[Memo]

If you are using a tablet, you can display the scroll bar by selecting the [View] menu > [Scroll Bar].


You can also move the canvas to change the displayed area by using the [Hand] tool on the [Tool] palette. Select the [Move] tool from the [Tool] palette and select the [Hand] sub tool from the [Sub tool] palette.


Click the canvas and drag to move the canvas freely.


When using touch-capable devices, you can move the canvas freely by swiping with two fingers on the canvas. There is no need to select a tool.


<Flipping the Canvas Horizontally>

You can flip the canvas horizontally to make it easier to draw or to check the balance of the picture while drawing.


Click [Flip Horizontal] on the [Navigator] palette.


In the [View] menu, select [Rotate/Invert] → [Flip Horizontal].


<Rotating the Canvas>

If it is difficult to draw at the current angle, you can rotate the canvas to an angle that makes it easier to draw.


Move the slider or click the buttons at the bottom left of the canvas window or on the [Navigator] palette.


In the [View] menu, select [Rotate/Invert] and then the desired rotation method.


Select the [Move] tool from the [Tool] palette and select the [Rotate] sub tool from the [Sub tool] palette. To rotate, drag on the canvas.


When using the touch operation for rotation on touch-capable devices, the canvas will rotate accordingly.


■List of Frequently Used Shortcuts

Shortcut keys are available for the operations described in this section to allow you to work more efficiently. Try using them.


[Memo]

Note: To use shortcut keys on tablets, please connect a keyboard to it.


<Windows>

Undo the last operation ([Ctrl]+[Z])

Fit to screen ([Ctrl]+[0] (zero))

Scale up (switch to [Zoom] tool) ([Ctrl]+[Space])

Scale down (switch to [Zoom] tool) ([Alt]+[Space])

Move (switch to [Hand] tool) ([Space])

Rotating the Canvas ([Shift]+[Space])

Clear ([Delete])


<macOS>

Undo the last operation ([Command]+[Z])

Fit to screen ([Command]+[0] (zero))

Scale up (switch to [Zoom] tool) ([Space]+[Command] *Hold down [Space] first.)

Scale down (switch to [Zoom] tool) ([Option]+[Space])

Move (switch to [Hand] tool) ([Space])

Rotating the Canvas ([Shift]+[Space])

Clear ([Delete])


[Memo]

When you switch to the [Zoom] tool, you can scale up or down by draggingon the canvas as follows:

·Scale up: Drag to the right

·Scale down: Drag to the left


■Setting a Color

This section explains how to select a color for coloring or drawing.

The [Color Wheel] palette is selected by default, but you can select the [Color Set] palette by switching the tab.

Note: When using a tablet, tap the [Color Wheel] palette icon to display the [Color Wheel] palette.


<Selecting a Color on the [Color Wheel] Palette>

On the [Color Wheel] palette, you can select the hue from the outside circle and the brightness and saturation from the inside square.


<Selecting a Color on the [Color Set] Palette>

On the [Color Set] palette, in addition to selecting your color from a list of typical colors, you can register frequently used colors as a [Color Set].

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