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Hi everyone!

: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).

:bulletgreen:We´re past 100 members! You people rock! It´s awesome that this little group keeps expanding. Share the love! ^o^)/

: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)

:bulletgreen: Doubts/Problems Thread Don´t forget to use it to ask your questions!…
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StormcloudRC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to resize only one part of a layer, is that possible?
kotori-chan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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.
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  Student Digital Artist
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  Student Digital Artist
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?
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