There are tons and tons of features in the CG illust program, and it takes
time to master all of them. This page is introducing some tips which might
be very useful for you. Their source is mainly a Japanese published book
"Let's start CG illst", which will probably not be published
How much do you use short-cut keys for CG illust? You might get tired of choosing "Undo" or "Redo" from the menu bar. Let's start with "Undo" and "Redo".
For "Undo", holding the [Ctrl]key, hit the [Z]key.
For "Redo", holding the [Ctrl]key, hit the [Y]key.
You can use this technique with your left hand, so it's convenient!
|Let's move to the next
Do you use layers? Suppose that you don't need "Layer 3" anymore, but you don't want to delete the layer. What will you do? It's easy. Select Layer 3, and hit the [Delete]key. Everything on the layer 3 is cleared, but layer 3 is still there.
And next, hit the [Insert]key and see what happens on your screen. Unless your color picker chose the 'white', layer 3 must be covered by the color that your color picker holds!!
|Here is another good one. Let's hold the [Space]key, and drag your canvas up or down. You got it? The canvas is moving. When you are drawing a big illustration, maybe bigger than your screen, this tip will help you. And one more similar feature. Hold the [Alt]key, and drag your canvas. What's happened? Yes, it allowed your illustration to rotate. You don't want this? No, problem. Hold the [Alt] key again, and just one click! It will be back.|
|Ok, this is the last one for today's lesson. How do you zoom in/out the
canvas? You can do that with the 'Zoom-In' tool and the 'Zoom-out' tool.
Also, you can use the key board for the same thing.
For 'Zoom-in', holding the [Ctrl] or ([Ctrl] and [Alt]) keys, hit the [+]key.
For 'Zoom-out', holding the [Ctrl] or ([Ctrl] and [Alt]) keys, hit the [-]key.
Alright, this is the end of the lesson. Let's review what we learned.