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Hi guys!!!

Woohoo!!! We're entering a new FireAlpaca era!! 2.0!!! :dance:

Here's what's new:

- It is now compatible to brush script (script control brush).
- Preset brush for brush script has been added.
- Marker, Symmetry, Analog-Pen, etc..
- Brush script is quite flexible so please use wisely.
- The max. size of brush is extended to 1000 px.
- Brush Control displays the option menu now.

So what in the world is a Script Brush? From the little I've played with them, it feels more like your regular Photoshop or SAI brushes and they respond to the angle of the pen (in Wacom tablets and others which support this function). When you click on "Add Script Brush" on the bottom of the page, you get the option of adding .bs files without the use of a bitmap. I'm guessing they are vector-based brushes and thus they can become way bigger than a bitmap brush without losing their sharpness.

:star: How to add a Script Brush :star:

1- Download or locate your .bs file
2- Click on the "Add Script Brush" button on FireAlpaca. It's located next to the Add Bitmap Brush button, at the bottom of the Brush Pannel.
3- Select the file you want to use and it's done!
4- Now you can play with the settings, as always, by double-clicking on its name on the list. However, some settings will appear on the Brush Control Pannel, very handy indeed!

To be honest, it's my first time seeing .bs files but a quick Google search produced this fantastic set for MangaLabo. I tried downloading and it worked fine with me:…

Tip: do try the Symmetry brush. So much fun!!!!

Enjoy this update>>

:bulletgreen: What would be a major change you would like to see in new FireAlpaca versions? Let us know! We will forward all replies to the official staff, both on Facebook and the official website.

:bulletgreen: We would like to remind you that we have a gallery system in which we handpick the deviations we want to Feature with every new submission to the other galleries. You can post on any of them instead. Please, don't submit to Featured! Thank you!

:bulletgreen: Forward your questions to the Doubts and Problems Thread. Also, don't forget to check the List of Shortcuts, the Video tutorials compilation post and the Tablet Tips masterpost
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We love Fire Alpaca! If you love it too, feel free to join or participate~

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Questions? Please visit HERE
Also, don't forget to check the List of Shortcuts, the Video tutorials compilation post and the Tablet Tips masterpost.

:bulletred: But what is this Fire Alpaca thing?
Fire Alpaca is a FREE image editing software, simple but really easy to use, and working in both Windows and Mac!
Download it from the official website. Available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Corean, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, and Russian.

:bulletred: I'm running on Mac and I can't use SAI, can I use Fire Alpaca?
Yes! It works really well in both Windows and Mac. Since it's a lighter, simpler program, it is not a substitute for SAI, but it does include some cool features like pen tool correction and watercolor custom brushes.

:bulletred: I already use Fire Alpaca, how do I join your group?
You can either Join (yay!) by clicking "Join" or you can participate in our galleries as well.

Are you on Tumblr? This is a really cool Fire Alpaca blog, full of tutorials and samples of what other people can do with FA.

:star: Group founder: :iconkotori-chan:

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Disclaimer: For fans, by fans! This is not an official group by any means,nor does it have anything to do with the company behind Fire Alpaca. I'm just a fan of this program and felt the urge to share the love! So I really can't help it if the servers are down or the program crashes or you want to suggest some new features... please head to the official request box for complaints and suggestions... I do it all the time ;)


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Beginneratart Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, the original characters folder is filled up. Just to let you know. ^^
X-Hoshuchurao-X Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i need help...
i was drawing then suddenly my picture turned blue and i didn't even do anything!
obtusity Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
You've somehow triggered one of the selection tools (shortcut keys M, W, L, S, and Shift+S) - the blue is the unselected area.

To get out of it: Select menu, Deselect or Ctrl+D (Cmmd+D on a Mac).
X-Hoshuchurao-X Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
im talking about this, not selection
GUYS HELP ME by X-Hoshuchurao-X
obtusity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Thanks for the clarification - yes a definitely a different blue than the blue-purple area in selections,

Hmm, I think I've seen mention of that before - I thought that had been fixed - if I'm right, it's a weird variation of the Grid function (Ctrl+G), filling the screen with grid lines.
View menu, Grid (or Ctrl+G, probably Cmmd+G on a Mac) should turn it off if that's the problem.
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hackerboss13 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  New Deviant
i have a problem with fire alpaca can someone pls help ;-;
i cant see my canvas and its just gray, i cant draw anywhere
and thats it..this might be because im new to the program.. >-<
obtusity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
File menu, New. 
Welcome to the community!
hackerboss13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  New Deviant
Thanks its fixed =3
and also ty xd
LilBeanCat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having an issue with fire alpaca and I was wondering if anyone could help me?
Journal about the issue:…
obtusity Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
View menu, Brush Size can help a little. This adds a circle for the brush size at maximum pressure or when using a mouse.
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