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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: (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!…
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ryuzonakata Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Hi is there any way to assign the H (Hand) tool to the right click?

Having a hard time trying to get my pen buttons to Pan the canvas.
SneakyAlexaBlue24 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
hi!! I can't seem to find this anywhere else, but i know that on Mac, there is a color palette where you can put colors youll use later on. I can't find it in the windows version, is there a color palette in the windows version?
floatzel89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
i clicked the x button on the layers section and now i can't see my list of layers. Any help?
Zombie-Bunneh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can close and restore any of the sections under the "Window" menu in the main toolbar across the top. Just click on "Layer" and it should be open again!
SkullyDotCartoonist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist

I've been using the select tool and then ctrl + t to resize and image and move it. But whenever I click anything else, it will undo all the resizing I just did.

obtusity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
You need to click the OK button at the bottom of the canvas (easy to miss, I didn't see it to start with) or Ctrl+T again to confirm the transform.
wickedcanine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should add ctrl + alt + mouse drag(or using your tablet pen) it will resize the brush c: Couldn't find it so if it is there i apologize
KodeyBby Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Is there a way to delete brushes? I've been looking everywhere and can't seem to figure it out
wickedcanine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where the brushes are in the right lower corner is a trash can ( in the brush window, not the layers or anything else. just where you choose brushes) press the trash can and done.
AssasinAlpaca Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Hey, I'm trying to do a pose for WolfHome. I finished coloring, and have the facing right image done. I flipped it horizontally and tried to save it. How do you make a duplicate of the image that you just made onto your desktop? I'm literally stressing and have no idea what to do. I can't take a screenshot of it cause it has to be transparent in the backround. help? :(
wickedcanine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
save it as a png. and use transparent png. make sure you have no layer with colors for the transparent background
AssasinAlpaca Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
I figured it out already, thanks!
Dubtle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can also hold space for the hand. :)
nickel-bug Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
when I change the image size, it changes all layers' sizes. How can I change the size of one layer? 
horsegirl1231 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You could go to the layer, select what you want to change and use Transform to make it smaller, I suppose.
Cbearc2 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way to change the perspective of something? 
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.
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...
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 :)
Funkshu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you delete a saved picture? I have too many and it's getting frustrating. Do I have to reinstall it?
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...
Funkshu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital 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
Emjaidi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional 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.
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Wow, great discovery!!! It was super accurate for me. Very cool, I will update now!
callibrr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is there any possible way to undo/redo with shortcuts?
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
You mean Cmd/Ctrl + Z and Cmd/Ctrl + Y?
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
fennnir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
3: Copy/Paste & 'Create from clipboard' don't work for me.
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?
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.
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!
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
:D So glad to help! 
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!!!!!! 
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
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 
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
:hug: I'm so glad it helped you!
cocobunnie Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Don't forget using opt/alt for quick eyedropping without exiting your current tool! :D
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 :)
cocobunnie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yep! I had to ask a friend who uses PS because most of the hotbar tools are the same. C:
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?
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.
r0an3v3 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cmd+T, or Cmd+T. That's the Transform tool I believe :)
powiibo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to undo a save?
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...
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?
kotori-chan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Which zoom are you trying to use? I go Cmd/Ctrl+ or -
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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