Drawing Menu

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

Command Description
Drawing Tools

Allows you to select one of the drawing tools available in Harmony.


Allows you to select and reposition, scale, rotate and skew brush strokes, pencil lines, shapes and other parts of your artwork.

Contour Editor

Allows you to edit the vector contours of brush strokes, pencil lines and shapes in your artwork. You can add, remove, tweak and move vector points, move the Bezier handles of the vector points as well as deform vector outlines.

Centerline Editor

Allows you to tweak and deform a brush stroke by manipulating the points at the centre of its line rather than its contour.


Allows you to cut a part of your artwork, then reposition, scale, rotate and skew it.

Smooth Editor

Allows you to optimize contours and lines by removing its extra points, making them easier to edit.


Allows you to deform artwork by applying a perspective effect on it.


Allows you to deform and warp artwork by moving points and tweaking lines in a grid.

Reposition All Drawings

Allows you to reposition, scale, rotate and skew all drawings in the current layer.

Drawing Pivot

Allows you to position the pivot on a drawing layer by clicking where you want its location to be.


A pressure-sensitive tool for creating a contour shape with a thick and thin line effect, as if created with a paint brush.


A pressure-sensitive tool for drawing outlines. Pencil lines are made of central vector lines, making them easier to tweak and edit than brush strokes.


Allows you to add text and to format it.


A pressure-sensitive tool for erasing parts of a drawing.


Allows you to select a colour by clicking on a colour in your artwork.


Allows you to create and configure a morphing sequence, which will automatically generate the in-betweens between two drawings in the current layer.


Draws a straight line segment going from one point to the other.


Draws a rectangle.


Draws an ellipse.


Allows you to draw shapes, segmented lines or complex curved lines by clicking to create each point in the sequence of line segments.


Allows you to fill colour zones with a colour or texture.

Repaint Brush

  • Like the Brush tool, but only paints over existing brush strokes.
  • Close Gap

    Allows you to close open shapes so that they can be filled with the Paint tool. By drawing a stroke near a small gap in a shape, this tool will create a small invisible stroke connecting the two closest points around the gap.


    Allows you to create invisible lines that can serve as colour zones that can be filled, or close the gaps in existing colour zones.

    Edit Gradient/Texture

    Allows you to adjust the position, angle and size of gradients and textures in a colour zone.


    Allows you to pan the Camera and Drawing views.


    Allows you zoom in and out of the Camera and Drawing views.

    Rotate View

    Lets you rotate the Camera and Drawing views just like with a real animation disc.


    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.