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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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:icontaffyin:
Taffyin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
what is the short cut for the thing that comes after M? 
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AyeItsXander Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
how do i change the Rotate canvas freely shortcut??
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:iconriceup:
RiceUp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there a shortcut for changing between layers 
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:iconlik-lik-lik:
lik-lik-lik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there one for making a new layer
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:iconayeitsxander:
AyeItsXander Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
you can make one in file>shortcut settings>layer
then make a shortcut
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:iconhallucinogeon:
hallucinogeon Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Student General Artist
is there a shortcut for resizing the selected area?
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:iconalphashadowdragon:
alphashadowdragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student General Artist
that would be cmmd+T or ctrl+t depending on what kind of computer you're on, for the Transform tool
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:iconhallucinogeon:
hallucinogeon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Student General Artist
thank you very much!! :)
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:iconrolanslide:
rolanslide Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is there a way to do that double view thing for firealpaca?
if u dont know what i am referring to, :nuryfury.tumblr.com/post/11790…
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:iconxxbunn-beanxx:
xXBunn-BeanXx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Drag the Navigator box out of it's place! Then play with the sizes!
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:iconrolanslide:
rolanslide Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhhhh thanks! :D
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:iconthegoldknight:
TheGoldKnight Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a shortcut to add a new layer? I use FireAlpaca mainly for animation, and it's kinda annoying to have to press the add layer button. Don't judge. Animation takes a long time.
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SparkfromEmber Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go to File, then Shortcut settings, then Layers, and then click "Add" then press "Edit" (which should be listed right next to it).  Create your own shortcut for it!
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:iconthegoldknight:
TheGoldKnight Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Thank you. It was getting annoying having no shortcut for it. =)
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:iconpechaberi:
pechaberi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
T is the text command
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:iconsoficandrawmaybe:
soficandrawmaybe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ctrl+c/p isnt working
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:icontoopel:
Toopel Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Student General Artist
You've probably found this out by now, but it's "V" to paste instead of "P"
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:iconshokolovescoco:
ShokoLovesCoCo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you flip a selected area only..... instead of the whole image?
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Love49426 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont think theres a short cut for it but you can click layer on the top of the screen/bar. Then go down and click rotate.(Make sure the things you wanna flip are all on a seprate layer) :)
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:icongamingartist4life:
GamingArtist4Life Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ctrl+t isn't working. ;w;
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:icongalaxycatstar:
GalaxyCatStar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can someone please help me? ;o I accidently Deleted the Undo and redo button on the sides, and i can't Get it back, please help me?
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:iconamyko-san:
Amyko-san Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!! Hope there is a way to get it back without using the ctrl z/y or resetting the program.
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:iconcrowlivian:
Crowlivian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
is there a shortcut to turn your pen into an eraser? for example, if i was using the watercolor brush and i wanted to use an eraser with the same effects, does a shortcut exist for that?
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:iconartesinkalidad:
ARTEsinKALIDAD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shift+z changes ur color to transparent
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:iconsagelybymoonlight:
SagelyByMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Is there an undo shortcut? Preferably one that maps to the pen buttons?
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obtusity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Ctrl+Z (Cmmd+Z on a Mac) is the default keyboard shortcut for FireAlpaca, like most programs. 

To map it to a button on your tablet or pen, you need to use the software provided by the tablet/pen manufacturer.

For example, on my computer I can map a pen side button to a keystroke, and set the keystroke to Ctrl+Z.


Undo by obtusity
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SagelyByMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much! Took me ages to figure that out!
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:iconcecilalvise:
CecilAlvise Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Cool
I'm starting to use this program 
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:icongameressence:
Gameressence Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Is there a way to scroll up and down?

I'm use to using the scroll thing on my mouse but all it does is zoom in or out.
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:iconthemuffinman2441:
TheMuffinMan2441 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
You need to use the scroll bars on the side and bottom of your screen.
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:icongameressence:
Gameressence Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Uh, no. I WAS looking for an input command thta would do it quickly for me.

Nevermind. I'll stay with Paint.net.

Thanks anyways lovely~
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:icondantenetto:
dantenetto Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
you can navigate around by holding space and draging the canvas
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:icongameressence:
Gameressence Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
tyty
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:iconsoup-medic:
Soup-Medic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
there is a navigation window to make moving easier in the windows tab
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:iconishpider:
ishpider Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cmmd+G= Grid (different from the other grids)

How can one change the size of this grid? Or, how can one overlay a grid on top of an image for reference?
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:iconeli-c02:
eli-c02 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist
Hi! Is there a shortcut to create a new layer?
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:iconsparkfromember:
SparkfromEmber Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go to File, then Shortcut settings, then Layers, and then click "Add" then press "Edit" (which should be listed right next to it).  Create your own shortcut for it!
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:iconspace---kitten:
space---kitten Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
What's the default canvas size for a new composition?
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:iconryuzonakata:
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.
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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?
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:iconfloatzel89:
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?
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:iconzombie-bunneh:
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!
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SkullyDotCartoonist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist

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.

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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.
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SagelyByMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Do you know how to map a shortcut for undo? I see lots of artists using it, but I'm not sure if it's possible to do that in Firealpaca.
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obtusity Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016
Ctrl+Z (Cmmd+Z on a Mac) is the default keyboard shortcut for FireAlpaca, like most programs. 

To map it to a button on your tablet or pen, you need to use the software provided by the tablet/pen manufacturer.

For example, on my computer I can map a pen side button to a keystroke, and set the keystroke to Ctrl+Z.


Undo by obtusity
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LoudlyTransparent 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
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