Drawing Mode Keyboard Shortcuts

Command Description Windows/Linux macOS

Activate Magnifier

Activate Magnifier temporarily or toggle it permanently if pressed with ALT.

 

 

Apply Tool to All Drawings

Turn on and off the Modify All Drawings command by default. When Modify All Drawings is on, some operations will apply to all drawings in the current element.

Alt + A

Alt + A

Apply Tool to All Visible Layers

Shortcut to toggle the Drawing Tool Apply to All Layers switch

Shift+Q

Shift+Q

Auto-Create Colour Art from Brush

Shortcut to toggle the Create Colour Art on Brush switch

Shift+F2

Shift+F2

Automatically Fill Inside Regions

Automatically fill drawing shapes.

Ctrl + Shift + R

⌘ + Shift + R

Auto-Matte

Generate Auto-Matte.

 

 

Bring Forward

Bring the selected drawing element one step forward.

Ctrl + PgUp

⌘ + PgUp

Bring To Front

Bring the selected drawing element to the front.

Ctrl + Shift + PgUp

⌘ + Shift + PgUp

Brush Tool

Activate the Brush Tool in Brush Mode.

Alt + B

Alt + B

Brush Tool (General)

Activate the Brush Tool.

 

 

Centerline Editor Tool Activate the Centerline Editor Tool.    
Change Bitmap Drawing Resolution Change the resolution for the selected bitmap drawing(s)    
Change Vector Drawing Brush Resolution Change the brush resolution for the selected vector drawing(s)    

Close Gap Interactive Tool

Pops up a dialog to adjust the size of gaps to be closed all at once.

Shift+F10

 

Close Gap Tool

Activate the Close Gap Tool.

Alt + C

Alt + C

Contour Editor Tool

Activate the Contour Editor Tool.

Alt + Q

Alt + Q

Convert Brush Strokes to Pencil Lines

Convert Brush to Pencil.

^

^

Convert Pencil Lines to Brush Strokes

Convert Pencil Lines to Brush.

&

&

Convert Strokes to Pencil Lines

Convert selected (invisible) strokes to pencil lines.

Shift + F12

Shift + F12

Convert to Bitmap Drawing Render the selected vector drawing(s) to generate a corresponding bitmap drawing(s)    
Convert to Vector Drawing Vectorize the selected bitmap drawing(s) to generate a corresponding vector drawing(s)    

Create Colour Art from Line Art

Line Art To Colour Art.

*

*

Crop Brush Textures

Crop and optimize the brush textures.

 

 

Cutter Tool

Activate the Cutter Tool.

Alt + T

Alt + T

Decrement Brush Size Decrement Brush Size.    
Drawing Pivot Tool This is the shortcut for the pivot tool. Shift + P Shift + P

Dropper Tool

Activate the Dropper Tool.

Alt + D

Alt + D

Edit Texture/Gradient Tool

Activate the Edit Texture/Gradient Tool

Shift + F3

Shift + F3

Ellipse Tool

Activate the Ellipse Tool.

Alt + =

Alt + =

Eraser Tool

Activate the Eraser Tool.

Alt + E

Alt + E

Flatten

Flatten.

Alt + Shift + F

Alt + Shift + F

Flatten and Remove Extra Strokes

Shortcut to flatten and remove the extra strokes

Ctrl + Shift + F

⌘ + Shift + F

Flatten Latest

Shortcut to toggle the draw top layer switch

F2

F2

Hand Tool

Activate the Hand Tool.

 

 

Increment Brush Size Increment Brush Size.    

Ink Tool

Activate the Ink Tool.

 

 

Join Pencil Lines Join Pencil Lines. Alt + Shift + J Alt + Shift + J

Light Table

The shortcut key that activates the Auto Light Table command.

Shift + L

Shift + L

Line Tool

Activate the Line Tool.

Alt + \

Alt + \

Merge Pencil Lines

Shortcut to merge selected pencil lines into a single pencil line.

 

 

Onion Skin: 1 Next

The shortcut key that activates the Next Drawing command for the onion skin.

Ctrl + 1

⌘ + 1

Onion Skin: 1 Previous

The shortcut key that activates the Previous Drawing command for the onion skin.

!

!

Onion Skin: 2 Next

The shortcut key that activates the Next Two Drawings command for the onion skin.

Ctrl + 2

⌘ + 2

Onion Skin: 2 Previous

The shortcut key that activates the Previous Two Drawings command for the onion skin.

@

@

Onion Skin: 3 Next

The shortcut key that activates the Next Three Drawings command for the onion skin.

Ctrl + 3

⌘ + 3

Onion Skin: 3 Previous

The shortcut key that activates the Previous Three Drawings command for the onion skin.

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#

Onion Skin: Add 1 Next

The shortcut key that activates the Add One Next Drawing command for the onion skin.

 

 

Onion Skin: Add 1 Previous

The shortcut key that activates the Add One Previous Drawing command for the onion skin.

 

 

Onion Skin: No Next

The shortcut key that activates the No Next Drawings command for the onion skin.

Ctrl + `

⌘ + `

Onion Skin: No Previous

The shortcut key that activates the No Previous Drawings command for the onion skin.

~

~

Onion Skin: Reduce 1 Next

The shortcut key that activates the Reduce One Next Drawing command for the onion skin.

 

 

Onion Skin: Reduce 1 Previous

The shortcut key that activates the Reduce One Previous Drawing command for the onion skin.

 

 

Optimize

Combine the selected drawing's strokes.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C

⌘ + Alt + Shift + C

Paint and Remove Texture

Shortcut to toggle the Paint Over Texture switch

Shift + F6

Shift + F6

Paint Tool

Activate the Paint Tool.

Alt + I

Alt + I

Paint Tool (General)

Activate the Paint Tool without changing its mode.

 

 

Paint Unpainted Tool

Activate the Paint Tool in Paint Unpainted Mode.

Alt+Y

Alt+Y

Pencil Editor Tool

Activate Pencil Editor Tool temporarily or permanently if pressed with ALT.

8

8

Pencil Tool

Activate the Pencil Tool.

Alt + /

Alt + /

Permanent Selection

Selects drawings in the specified area for all frames in the scene.

Ctrl + Shift + P

⌘ + Shift + P

Perspective Tool

This is the shortcut for the drawing perspective tool.

Alt + 0

Alt + 0

Polyline Tool

Activate the Polyline Tool.

Alt + _

Alt + _

Preview Line and Colour Arts

Shortcut key to toggle Preview Mode on and off in the Drawing View. In Preview Mode, all layers of the drawing are visible; only the active layer (Line Art or Colour Art) is visible when Preview Mode is off.

P

P

Rectangle Tool

Activate the Rectangle Tool.

Alt + 7

Alt + 7

Reduce Drawing Texture Resolution

Reduce drawing texture resolution.

 

 

Remove Dirt

Shortcut to call the remove dirt function Shift + D

Shift + D

Remove Hair

Pops a dialog to adjust the length of hair to be removed.

 

 

Remove Art Inside Selection

Removes art inside selection on current drawing

 

 

Remove Art Inside Selection on All Drawings

Removes art inside selection on all drawings

 

 

Removes Art Outside Selection

Removes art outside selection on current drawing

 

 

Removes Art Outside Selection on All Drawings

Removes art outside selection on all drawings

 

 

Repaint Brush Tool

Activate the Brush Tool in Repaint Mode.

Alt + X

Alt + X

Repaint Tool

Activate the Paint Tool in Repaint Mode.

Alt + R

Alt + R

Resize Pencil Style Tool

This is the shortcut for the tool to resize pencil.

O

O

Rotate 180

Rotate the drawing 180 degrees.

 

 

Rotate 90 CCW

Rotate the drawing 90 degrees counterclockwise.

Ctrl + 7

⌘ + 7

Rotate 90 CW

Rotate the drawing 90 degrees clockwise.

Ctrl + 9

⌘ + 9

Rotate View Tool

Activate the Rotate View Tool.

 

 

Select Strokes with Current Colour

This is the shortcut key to select all drawing objects in the active layer(s) of a drawing that are coloured with the current colour.

Ctrl + Shift + A

⌘ + Shift + A

Select Tool

Activate the Select Tool.

Alt + S

Alt + S

Send Backward

Send the selected drawing element one step backward.

Ctrl + PgDown

⌘ + PgDown

Send to Back

Send the selected drawing element to the back.

Ctrl + Shift + PgDown

⌘ + Shift + PgDown

Show Grid

Show/hide the Drawing View grid by default.

Ctrl + '

⌘ + '

Show Grid Outline Only

Toggle between the display of the drawing view grid in outline or full field chart mode.

 

 

Show Strokes

Shortcut key to the Show Strokes command.

K

K

Show/Hide Contour Editor Controls

Show/Hide Rotation and Scale Controls

Alt+F5

Alt+F5

Show/Hide Onion Skin

Toggles on and off the onion skin.

Alt + O

Alt + O

Smooth

Smooth.

Alt + Shift + S

Alt + Shift + S

Smooth Editor Tool

Activate the Smooth Editor Tool.

 

 

Snap and Align

Use drawing bounding boxes for snapping and alignment.

Ctrl + Alt + ,

⌘+Alt + ,

Snap to Contour

Use drawing contours for snapping.

Ctrl + Alt + ;

⌘+Alt + ;

Snap to Grid

Snap drawings to the grid.

Ctrl + Alt + '

⌘ + Alt + '

Split Pencil Line Split Pencil Line. Alt+Shift+K Alt+Shift+K

Stroke Tool

Activate the Stroke Tool.

Alt + V

Alt + V

Switch to Line Art/Colour Art

Shortcut key to toggle between Line Art and Colour Art in a drawing.

L

L

Switch to Overlay/Underlay Layer

Shortcut key to toggle between overlay and underlay layer in a drawing.

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colon (:)

Text Tool

Activate the Text Tool.

Alt + 9

Alt + 9

Toggle Backlight

Shortcut key to turn the Backlight on and off in the Drawing View.

Alt + Shift + B

Alt + Shift + B

Toggle Line Building Mode

Turn on and off the Pencil Tool Line Building Mode. This mode allows to append new pencil strokes to existing one when drawing with the Pencil Tool and Line Tool.

 

 

Toggle Protect Colours

Turn on and off the Respect Sticky Colours option. When Respect Sticky Colours is on, you cannot change the colour of objects painted with sticky colours.

Shift + S

Shift + S

Unpaint Tool

Activate the Paint Tool in Unpaint Mode.

Alt + U

Alt + U

Zoom Tool

Activate Zoom Tool temporarily or permanently if pressed with ALT.

Alt + Z

Alt + Z