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Open Elements

To open elements in Paint:

1. Once Harmony Paint is launched and you are logged in, select File > Open Elements. The[Ctrl] + [E] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [E] (Mac OS X).

The Database Selector opens, displaying the Environments available from the Harmony database.

 

2. Select the Environment, Job and Scene where the elements containing the drawings you need to paint are located.

 

3. Choose the version you want to open from the Version drop-down menu.

 

The Saved By and Saved Date fields display the user who was the last to save the selected scene and the date of the last save.

 

4. Click on the Open button.

The Open Elements dialog box opens.

5. Select the elements you need to paint from the Elements list:
You can create a continuous multiple selection by holding the [Shift] key.
You can create a multiple selection by holding the [Ctrl] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] (Mac OS X) key.
6. Select the frames you wish to load from the Frames list:
You can create a continuous multiple selection by holding the [Shift] key.
You can create a multiple selection by holding the [Ctrl] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] (Mac OS X) key.
Click on the All Frames button to load all the frames of the scene.
7. Click on the OK button.

The Drawing Thumbnails view will be hidden and your selected elements will be loaded in Harmony Paint.

8. Enable the Light Table option from the Drawing view toolbar to display all the drawing layers.
The selected layer will be displayed in original colours.
The other layers will be displayed as washed out colours.

9. Use the Control Panel to navigate between previous and next layers. The [H] and [J].

10. Use the Control panel to navigate between previous and next drawings. The [F] and [G].

You are now ready to ink and paint!

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