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Drawing Menu

The Drawing menu lets you access many tools related to drawing, painting, dirt removal, optimizing strokes, and more.

Command Description
Drawing Tools

Activates a drawing tool including:

Select, Contour Editor, Cutter, Smooth Editor, Perspective, Envelope, Reposition All Drawings, Brush, Pencil, Text, Eraser, Dropper, Line, Rectangle, Ellipse, Polyline, Paint, Ink, Repaint Brush, Close Gap, Stroke, Edit Gradient/Texture, Hand, Zoom and Rotate View.

These drawing tools are available on the Tools toolbar.


Pencil Lines to Brush Strokes

Converts the selected centreline pencil strokes into contour strokes brush lines.

Brush Strokes to Pencil Lines

Converts selected contour strokes into centreline pencil strokes. The brush stroke thickness will be lost.

Strokes to Pencil Lines

Converts the selected invisible line to a pencil line.

Break Apart Text Layers

Text is treated as a single drawing object. This separates the text so each character becomes an individual drawing object you can select and modify independently.



Merges drawing objects and brush strokes into a single layer. If you draw new lines to fix a drawing or line with many brush strokes, it can be useful to flatten them all into a single shape. By default, lines are drawn one on top of each other. If you intend to repaint the lines or modify their shape, it will be easier if they are flattened.


Smooths selected drawing strokes and removes extra points.


Reduces the number of layers, such as overlapping brush strokes, in the selected drawing objects. Drawing objects will only be flattened and optimized if the selected objects do not change the appearance of the final image when they are merged.


Flip Horizontal

Flips the current selection horizontally.

Flip Vertical

Flips the current selection vertically.

Rotate 90 CW

Rotates the current selection 90 degrees clockwise.

Rotate 90 CCW

Rotates the current selection 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

Rotate 180

Rotates the current selection 180 degrees.


Bring to Front

Moves the selected art to the front (on top).

Bring Forward

Moves the selected art one level forward (closer to the front).

Send Backward

Moves the selected art one level lower (behind).

Send to Back

Moves the selected art behind everything (bottom / back).

Create Empty Drawing

Creates a drawing in the selected cell, replacing any drawing that may already be exposed in that cell and the following ones until it meets another drawing, key exposure or a blank cell.

Duplicate Drawings

Lets you duplicate the drawing and work on a copy of it. This lets you modify an existing drawing but retain the original. When duplicating a drawing, the selected cell is replaced with the new drawing. The exposure of the original drawing that was on the current cell is removed. The original drawing is not deleted from the project folder or other cells in which it is exposed.

Delete Selected Drawings

Permanently removes selected drawings. Once you save your project, these drawings cannot be recovered.

Rename Drawing

Lets you give a selected drawing a new name.

Select Strokes with Current Colour

Lets you select drawing elements and painted areas with the same colour as the currently selected colour in your colour palette.

Previous Drawing

When a cell is selected in the Timeline or Xsheet view, displays the previous drawing.

Next Drawing

When a cell is selected in the Timeline or Xsheet view, displays the next drawing.

Previous Layer

When a cell is selected in the Timeline or Xsheet view, displays the previous layer.

Next Layer

Once a cell is selected in the Timeline or Xsheet view, you can navigate between the drawings, frames, and layers. Displays the previous drawing, next drawing, previous layer or next layer.

When a cell is selected in the Timeline or Xsheet view, displays the next layer.