As soon as Toon Boom Harmony is started, you can start to draw straight away using the default drawing layer.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool or press Alt + /.
- In the Timeline or Xsheet view, click in the first cell of the drawing layer.
- To select a colour, click on the colour you wish to use in the Colour view. For more information on how to create and edit colours, see How to create or edit colour swatches.
- In the Drawing
or Cameraview, start drawing.
Harmony offers multiple ways to adjust drawings. You can undo your last stroke, erase parts of a drawing, move, transform or delete strokes, and tweak the points and curves of your pencil lines.
- Do one of the following:
- From the top menu, select Edit > Undo
- Press Ctrl + Z (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + Z (macOS).
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Eraser tool or press Alt + E.
- In the Drawing or Camera view, draw a stroke over the parts of your drawing you want to erase.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool or press Alt + S.
- In the Camera
or Drawingview, select strokes you want to edit by doing one of the following:
- Click on a stroke to select it.
- Hold Shift while clicking on a stroke to add it to your selection.
- Draw a lasso around drawing strokes to select them simultaneously.
- Do one of the following to edit your selection:
- To reposition, click the selected drawing object and drag the selection to a new area.
NOTE: You can also nudge your selection using the arrow keys, and fast-nudge your selection by holding Shift and pressing the arrow keys.
- To rotate, grab the selection box handle and rotate it.
- To scale, pull or push on the top, side, bottom or corner control point. Hold down Shift to lock the selection’s ratio.
- To skew, drag sideways or up and down the sides or top and bottom segments, between the control points.
- To delete, press Del (Windows/Linux) or Backspace (macOS).
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Contour Editor tool or press Alt + Q.
- In the
Drawingview, click the shape, contour or pencil line you want to edit near the area you wish to change. or Camera
The shape or line's control points appear.
- Click on one of the points to select it.
The point's Bezier handles appears, as well as Bezier handles for the surrounding points.
- Do one of the following:
- To move a point or a selection of multiple points, click and drag it.
- To change the curve on both sides of a point, drag one of its Bezier handles.
- To change the curve on only one side of a point, press and hold the Alt key, then drag one of its Bezier handles.
- To deform the contour, drag a part of the contour between two points.
- To deform the curve between two points, hold the Shift key and drag the contour between two points.
- To remove a point's Bezier handles and make the lines it is connected to straight, press and hold the Alt key and click on the point.
- Straight lines have no Bezier handles at their points by default. To create Bezier handles for these points and make their lines curved, pres and hold the Alt key, then click and hold the point and drag the mouse cursor away from it. A new Bezier handle will follow your mouse cursor until you release the mouse button.
- To add a control point, press Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (macOS) and click on the contour where you want the new point to be created.
- To remove a control point, select the control point and press Del (Windows/Linux) or Backspace (macOS).