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:bulletgreen: FireAlpaca 1.0.35 is out Remember to download the newest version if you haven´t already! Also, check out the nifty Japanese site with lots of cute Alpaca illustrations: firealpaca.com/ (if it tries to go back to other language, just go to the top bar and choose the little Japan flag).

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:bulletgreen: List of shortcut hotkeys Everythingfirealpaca on tumblr compiled a list of shortcuts for FireAlpaca that I´m sure everyone will find really useful, so I´m posting it here:

Note: This is a list of Mac shortcuts, please see the reference below. Also, some commands like Quit will not work on PC, so I´ve added the PC one.

"(Cmmd is Ctrl, Delete is Backspace, and Option is Alt on PC):

Cmmd+Option+drag = resize brush

Shift = draw straight line

Cmmd+C/V= copy/paste

Cmmd+X= Cut

V= Move tool

B= Brush tool

E= eraser

Shift+B= Dot tool

N = Fill

G= Bucket

Shift G= Gradient

M= Select

W= MagicWand

S= Select Pen

Shift+S=Select Eraser

I= Eyedropper

Alt/Opt = Eyedropper without exiting current tool (thanks to cocobunnie)

H= Hand

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = Grids

Cmmd+ N= New

Shift+Cmmd+N= New via Clipboard

Cmmd+S= Save

Shift+Cmmd+S= Save As

Cmmd+O= Open

Cmmd+P= Print

Cmmd+K= Environment Settings

Cmmd+W= Close (different from Quit)

Cmmd+Q= Quit (different from Close) On PC use Alt+F4

Cmmd+Z= Undo

Shift+Cmmd+Z= Redo

Option+Cmmd+I= Image Size (different from Canvas Size)

Option+Cmmd+C= Canvas Size (different from Image Size)

Delete= Clear (Not layer clear)

Cmmd+L= Levels

Cmmd+U= Hue

Cmmd+A= All

Cmmd+D= Deselect

Shift+Cmmd+I= Inverse

Cmmd+T= Transform

Cmmd+B= Draw Selection Border

X= Swap Color

D= Initialize (Resets colors back to Black and White)

Cmmd++= Zoom In

Cmmd+-= Zoom Out

Cmmd+0= Fit to screen

Left Arrow Key= Rotate Left

Right Arrow Key= Rotate Right

Up Arrow Key= Release Rotate/Flip

Down Arrow Key= Flip

Cmmd+G= Grid (different from the other grids)

Tab= Initialize (Reset FireAlpaca to Defaults)

Shift+Space+drag = Rotate canvas freely (thanks to salimagination)

Hold A + click on an object = will bring you to that object's layer, making it easier to switch between layers. This is similar to AutoSelect on Photoshop. (thanks to Emjaidi)

:bulletgreen: Doubts/Problems Thread Don´t forget to use it to ask your questions! fire-alpaca.deviantart.com/jou…
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nickel-bug Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when I change the image size, it changes all layers' sizes. How can I change the size of one layer? 
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horsegirl1231 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You could go to the layer, select what you want to change and use Transform to make it smaller, I suppose.
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Cbearc2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way to change the perspective of something? 
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obtusity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
T for Text, L for Lasso are newer additions.
Tab doesn't so much Initialize as Hide/Show all the currently visible control panels so you get a larger canvas area to draw on.
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tardis-cat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Hello! Does anyone know how to move part of an image down? I have the PC version, anf ctrl+T doesn't do anything for me... I just need to move an eye down a little bit...
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Select it with any of the selection tools, and then move it with Move Tool (V). Tell me if you don't know how to make any of these steps :)
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:iconancientecho:
AncientEcho Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
How do you delete a saved picture? I have too many and it's getting frustrating. Do I have to reinstall it?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I'm not very sure what you mean, deleting pictures has nothing to do with FireAlpaca itself but with Windows/Mac, your operative system...
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:iconancientecho:
AncientEcho Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nah It's alright, I just figured out how it works. When you select "New Canvas," and then save the file. It shows up in your recent files. I thought that it would forever be an infinite list of my drawings and scraps.

My bad x3
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Emjaidi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You can actually switch between layers while working on the canvas if you hold A and select the image you have on a particular layer.
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Wow, great discovery!!! It was super accurate for me. Very cool, I will update now!
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:iconcallibrr:
callibrr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is there any possible way to undo/redo with shortcuts?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
You mean Cmd/Ctrl + Z and Cmd/Ctrl + Y?
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nekyoji Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well if you're using a PC, undo is Ctrl + Z and redo is Ctrl + Y
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fennnir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
3: Copy/Paste & 'Create from clipboard' don't work for me.
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:iconmoenetteisdeviant:
moenetteisdeviant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't adjust the brush thickness anymore, I keep double clicking to open it and it doesn't pop up? D:
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StormcloudRC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to resize only one part of a layer, is that possible?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
You need to select it first, with any of the selection tools. Then, press cmd/ctrl T, resize it, and press OK at the bottom.
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rnuffles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i just found this response from a google result searching about this and i gotta say thank you because the fact i couldnt resize or rotate was almost making me fed up with firealpaca
you saved our relationship!
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
:D So glad to help! 
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DoubleR-16 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this literally saved my life. I thought there were no levels and hues and etc!! i love Firealpaca!!!!!! 
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Firealpaca has many hidden treasures xD Now why would the programmers want to hide them, I don't know hahaha
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DoubleR-16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha. Sweating a little...  im really glad this post exsists!! saved me a lot 
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
:hug: I'm so glad it helped you!
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:iconcocobunnie:
cocobunnie Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Don't forget using opt/alt for quick eyedropping without exiting your current tool! :D
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
:D Very true!!! I use this from Photoshop without actually thinking about it. I'll add it :)
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:iconcocobunnie:
cocobunnie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yep! I had to ask a friend who uses PS because most of the hotbar tools are the same. C:
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PrInCeSs-LuNa-209 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you move an image you draw to resize, or to just place it somewhere else on the canvas?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Hit "V" to get the Move Tool, or pick it up from the left tool bar, or hit ctrl/cmd + T to get the Transform controls.
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:iconr0an3v3:
r0an3v3 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cmd+T, or Cmd+T. That's the Transform tool I believe :)
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:iconpowiibo:
powiibo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to undo a save?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Unless you closed the file, you can always go back by Ctrl + z many times. Otherwise I don't think it's possible...
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CreepersInYourCloset Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
AHH thank you so much! But, my zoom in wont work.... Do u have any ideas for how to fix this?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Which zoom are you trying to use? I go Cmd/Ctrl+ or -
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moonpiefsn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when i use the magic wand tool and select an area, I want to delete the section I highlight. But the delete button on my keyboard won't work :(. Is there a solution for this?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I use ctrl/cmd +x :)
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salimagination Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
thanks for the shortcut

and hey, I just got this feature while doing sketching
did you know that with Shift+Space+drag we can rotate canvas continuosly?
I thought FA can't do that before 
but I can smile now :)
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Ooooh I just tried it, awesome! Thanks for sharing it! I will add it to the list :D
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longarm358 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
try crtl shift +
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:iconmalregima:
Malregima Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know if you answered this or not but my zoom in short-cut is not working
Is there away to fix it? I re-downloaded the program couple of times and it was no go...
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Malregima Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student General Artist
YES THANK YOU FOR SHORTCUTS!!!
I was looking for keyboard shortcuts because I need my shortcuts to draw
but it wasn't there and I panicked whether or not if i downloaded correctly and i saw FAQ and I was sad...

awesome program
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
You're welcome! I use shortcuts for everything too. Once you learn them everything goes faster. The problem is when the same shortcut does different things in different programs! xDDD
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:iconmalregima:
Malregima Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
for some reason, ctrl + doesn't work, ctrl- works though
Should I download it again and see if it works or is there reset menu button in the program?
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Hey! It's working properly for me, so yeah, I suggest updating the program if you haven't already. If not, try looking in the View upper menu to see if the command is not properly configured or changed.
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:iconmalregima:
Malregima Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
May be I should get japanese version... because it's still not working D:
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theGnomeKing Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the short cuts
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:iconkotori-chan:
kotori-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
No problem! I hope they help :)
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:iconpandalecko:
pandalecko Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty much telling whoever I know to download Fire Alpaca :'D this program is made by angels
Thanks for the shortcuts!
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