wiki:UserGuide/KeyboardShortcuts

Introduction

Drawing in Grafx2 can be done with only a mouse. However, you will be much faster if you use the keyboard and the shortcuts from this list. Note : These are the default shortcuts. You can modify the actual shortcuts for your config in the helpscreen inside the program.

Details

Scroll upUpScrolls the picture up, both in magnify and normal mode. This hotkey cannot be removed.
Scroll downDownScrolls the picture down, both in magnify and normal mode. This hotkey cannot be removed.
Scroll leftLeftScrolls the picture to the left, both in magnify and normal mode. This hotkey cannot be removed.
Scroll rightRightScrolls the picture to the right, both in magnify and normal mode. This hotkey cannot be removed.
Faster scroll up<Shift> + UpUsed to scroll upwards in the picture fast, either in magnify and normal mode.
Faster scroll down<Shift> + DownUsed to scroll downwards in the picture fast, either in magnify and normal mode.
Faster scroll left<Shift> + LeftUsed to scroll to the left in the picture fast, either in magnify and normal mode.
Faster scroll right<Shift> + RightUsed to scroll to the right in the picture fast, either in magnify and normal mode.
Slower scroll up<Alt> + UpUsed to scroll upwards in the picture pixel by pixel, either in magnify and normal mode.
Slower scroll down<Alt> + DownUsed to scroll downwards in the picture pixel by pixel, either in magnify andnormal mode. normal mode.
Slower scroll left<Alt> + LeftUsed to scroll to the left in the picture pixel by pixel, either in magnify and normal mode.
Slower scroll right<Alt> + RightUsed to scroll to the right in the picture pixel by pixel, either in magnify and normal mode.
Move mouse cursor 1 pixel up<Ctrl> + UpUsed to simulate a very small mouse deplacement upwards. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Move mouse cursor 1 pixel down<Ctrl> + DownUsed to simulate a very small mouse deplacement downwards. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Move mouse cursor 1 pixel left<Ctrl> + LeftUsed to simulate a very small mouse deplacement to the left. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Move mouse cursor 1 pixel right<Ctrl> + RightUsed to simulate a very small mouse deplacement to the right. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Simulate left mouse click' 'Used to simulate a click with the left mouse button.. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Simulate right mouse click<Shift> + ' 'Used to simulate a click with the right mouse button.. Its very useful when you want a ultra-high precision.
Show/hide option menuF10Switch the tool bar display on/off. This hot-key cannot be removed.
Show/hide cursorF9Switch the cursor display on/off. This only works on the "small cross" and "hand" cursors.
Set paintbrush to 1 pixelDelUseful when you want to use a "single-pixel-brush".
Paintbrush choiceF4Opens a menu where you can choose a paintbrush out of 24 predefined ones.
Monochrome brush<Shift> + F4Turn your current user-defined brush into a single colored one. All non-transparent colors are set to current foreground color.
Freehand drawing'd'Set the drawing mode to the classical freehand one.
Switch freehand drawing mode<Shift> + 'd'Switch between the 3 ways to use freehand drawing. These modes are: continuous, discontinuous and point by point.
Continuous freehand drawing<Ctrl> + 'd'Switch directly to continuous freehand drawing mode.
Line'l'Allows you to draw lines.
Knotted lines<Shift> + 'l'Allows you to draw linked lines. This mode can also be called "Polyline".
Spray'a'Allows you to spray brushes randomly in the picture.
Spray menu<Shift> + 'a'Opens a menu in which you can configure the spray flow and size.
Flood-fill'f'Allows you to fill an area of the picture made of pixels of the same color.
Replace color<Shift> + 'f'Allows you to replace all the pixels of the color pointed by the mouse with the fore-color or the back-color.
Beziers curves'i'Allows you to draw Beziers curves.
Beziers curve with 3 or 4 points<Shift> + 'i'Allows you to choose whether you want to draw Beziers curves with 3 or 4 points.
Empty rectangle'r'Allows you to draw a rectangle using the brush.
Filled rectangle<Shift> + 'r'Allows you to draw a filled rectangle.
Empty circle'c'Allows you to draw a circle using the brush.
Empty ellipse<Ctrl> + 'c'Allows you to draw an ellipse using the brush.
Filled circle<Shift> + 'c'Allows you to draw a filled circle.
Filled ellipse<Ctrl> + <Shift> + 'c'Allows you to draw a filled ellipse.
Empty polygon'n'Allows you to draw a polygon using the brush.
Empty "polyform"<Ctrl> + 'n'Allows you to draw a freehand polygon using the brush.
Filled polygon<Shift> + 'n'Allows you to draw a filled polygon.
Filled "polyform"<Ctrl> + <Shift> + 'n'Allows you to draw a filled freehand polygon.
Rectangle with gradation<Alt> + 'r'Allows you to draw a rectangle with a color gradation.
Gradation menu<Alt> + 'g'Allows you to configure the way color gradations are calculated.
Sphere with gradation<Alt> + 'c'Allows you to draw a rectangle with a color gradation.
Ellipse with gradation<Alt> + <Shift> + 'c'Allows you to draw an ellipse filled with a color gradation.
Adjust pictureKP 5Allows you to move the whole picture in order to re-center it. Notice that what gets out from a side reappears on the other.
Flip/shrink picture menu<Shift> + KP 5Opens a menu which allows you to flip the picture horizontally/vertically or to shrink it to half-scale horizontally and/or vertically.
Drawing effects'e'Opens a menu where you can enable/disable and configure the drawing effects listed below.
Shade modeF5Allows you to shade or lighten some pixels of the picture belonging to a color range, in addition of any drawing tool.
Shade menu<Shift> + F5Opens a menu where you can choose color ranges to use with the Shade mode. This menu also contains parameters used both in Shade and Quick-shade modes.
Quick-shade mode<Ctrl> + F5Does the same thing as shade mode with a simpler method (faster to define but a bit less powerful).
Quick-shade menu<Ctrl> + <Shift> + F5Opens a menu where you can define the parameters of the quick-shade mode.
Stencil modeF6Allows you to mask colors that must not be affected when you are drawing.
Stencil menu<Shift> + F6Opens a menu where you can choose colors masked by the Stencil mode.
Mask mode<Alt> + F6Allows you to mask colors of the spare page that will keep you from drawing. This mode should be called "True stencil".
Mask menu<Alt> + <Shift> + F6Opens a menu where you can choose colors for the Mask mode.
Grid mode'g'Force the cursor to snap up grid points.
Grid menu<Shift> + 'g'Open a menu where you can configure the grid used by Grid mode.
Sieve mode<Ctrl> + 'g'Only draws pixels on certain positions matching with a sieve.
Sieve menu<Ctrl> + <Shift> + 'g'Opens a menu where you can configure the sieve.
Invert sieve<Ctrl> + <Alt> + 'g'Inverts the pattern defined in the Sieve menu.
Colorize modeF7Allows you to colorize the pixels on which your brush is pasted. This permits you to make transparency effects.
Colorize menu<Shift> + F7Opens a menu where you can give the opacity percentage for Colorize mode.
Smooth modeF8Soften pixels on which your brush is pasted.
Smooth menu<Shift> + F8Opens a menu where you can define the Smooth matrix.
Smear mode<Alt> + F8Smears the pixels when you move your brush on the picture.
Tiling mode<Alt> + 'b'Puts parts of the brush where you draw.
Tiling menu<Alt> + <Shift> + 'b'Opens a menu where you can configure the origin of the tiling.
Classical brush grabbing'b'Allows you to pick a brush defined within a rectangle.
"Lasso" brush grabbing<Ctrl> + 'b'Allows you to pick a brush defined within a freehand polygon.
Get previous brush back<Shift> + 'b'Restore the last user-defined brush.
Horizontal brush flipping'x'Reverse brush horizontally.
Vertical brush flipping'y'Reverse brush vertically.
90ø brush rotation'z'Rotate the user-defined brush by 90ø (counter-clockwise).
180ø brush rotation<Shift> + 'z'Rotate the user-defined brush by 180ø.
Strech brush's'Allows you to resize the user-defined brush.
Distort brush<Shift> + 's'Allows you to distort the user-defined brush.
Outline brush'o'Outlines the user-defined brush with the fore color.
Nibble brush<Shift> + 'o'Deletes the borders of the user-defined brush. This does the opposite of the Outline option.
Get colors from brushF11Copy colors of the spare page that are used in the brush.
Recolorize brushF12Recolorize pixels of the user-defined brush in order to get a brush which looks like the one grabbed in the spare page.
Rotate by any angle'w'Rotate the brush by an angle that you can define.
Pipette'`'Allows you to copy the color of a pixel in the picture into the foreground or background color.
Swap foreground/background colors<Shift> + '`'Invert foreground and background colors.
Magnifier mode'm'Allows you to zoom into the picture.
Zoom factor menu<Shift> + 'm'Opens a menu where you can choose a magnifying factor.
Zoom inKP PlusIncrease magnifying factor.
Zoom outKP -Decrease magnifying factor.
Brush effects menu<Ctrl> + <Alt> + 'b'Opens a menu which proposes different effects on the user-defined brush.
Text't'Opens a menu which permits you to type in a character string and to choose a font, and then creates a new user-defined brush fitting to your choices.
Screen resolution menuReturnOpens a menu where you can choose the dimensions of the screen in which you want to draw among the numerous X and SVGA proposed modes.
"Safety" resolution<Shift> + ReturnSet resolution to 320x200. This can be useful if you choosed a resolution that is not supported by your monitor and video card. Cannot be removed.
Help and creditsF1Opens a window where you can get information about the program.
Statistics<Shift> + F1Displays miscellaneous more or less useful information.
Jump to spare pageTabSwap current page and spare page.
Copy current page to spare page<Shift> + TabCopy current page to spare page.
Save picture as...F2Opens a file-selector that allows you to save your picture with a new path-name.
Save picture<Shift> + F2Saves your picture with the last name you gave it.
Load pictureF3Opens a file-selector that allows you to load a new picture.
Re-load picture<Shift> + F3Re-load the current picture. This allows you to cancel modifications made since last saving.
Save brush<Ctrl> + F2Opens a file-selector that allows you to save your current user-defined brush.
Load brush<Ctrl> + F3Opens a file-selector that allows you to load a brush.
Settings<Shift> + F10Opens a menu which permits you to set the dimension of your picture, and to modify some parameters of the program.
Undo (Oops!)'u'Cancel the last action which modified the picture. This has no effect after a jump to the spare page, loading a picture or modifying its size.
Redo<Shift> + 'u'Redo the last undone action. This has no effect after a jump to the spare page, loading a picture or modifying its size.
Kill<Shift> + DelKills the current page. It actually removes the current page from the list of "Undo" pages.
Clear pageBackspaceClears the picture with the first color of the palette (usually black).
Clear page with backcolor<Shift> + BackspaceClears the picture with the backcolor.
Quit program'q'Allows you to leave the program. If modifications were not saved, confirmation is asked.
Palette menu'p'Opens a menu which allows you to modify the current palette.
Secondary palette menu<Shift> + 'p'Opens a menu which allows you to define color series and some tagged colors.
Exclude colors menu<Ctrl> + 'p'Opens a menu which allows you to define the colors you dont want to use in modes such as Smooth and Transparency, or when remapping a brush.
Scroll palette to the leftPgUp?Scroll palette in the tool bar to the left, column by column.
Scroll palette to the rightPgDn?Scroll palette in the tool bar to the right, column by column.
Scroll palette to the left faster<Shift> + PgUp?Scroll palette in the tool bar to the left, 8 columns by 8 columns.
Scroll palette to the right faster<Shift> + PgDn?Scroll palette in the tool bar to the right, 8 columns by 8 columns.
Center brush attachment point<Ctrl> + KP 5Set the attachement of the user-defined brush to its center.
Top-left brush attachment point<Ctrl> + HomeSet the attachement of the user-defined brush to its top-left corner.
Top-right brush attachment point<Ctrl> + PgUp?Set the attachement of the user-defined brush to its top-right corner.
Bottom-left brush attachment point<Ctrl> + EndSet the attachement of the user-defined brush to its bottom-left corner.
Bottom-right brush attachment point<Ctrl> + PgDn?Set the attachement of the user-defined brush to its bottom-right corner.
Next foreground color']'Set the foreground color to the next in the palette.
Previous foreground color'['Set the foreground color to the previous in the palette.
Next background color<Shift> + ']'Set the background color to the next in the palette.
Previous background color<Shift> + '['Set the background color to the previous in the palette.
Next user-defined forecolor'='Set the foreground color to the next in the user-defined color series.
Previous user-defined forecolor'-'Set the foreground color to the previous in the user-defined color series.
Next user-defined backcolor<Shift> + '='Set the background color to the next in the user-defined color series.
Previous user-defined backcolor<Shift> + '-'Set the background color to the previous in the user-defined color series.
Shrink paintbrush','Decrease the width of the paintbrush if it is special circle or square.
Enlarge paintbrush'.'Increase the width of the paintbrush if it is special circle or square.

Mac OS X specific

Right mouse button simulation<Apple> + mouse button or <Alt> + mouse buttonAccess to the alternate functions of the different icons.
Last modified 23 months ago Last modified on 08/10/2016 16:48:58