Drawing Mode Keyboard Shortcuts

Command Description Windows/Linux macOS

Automatically Fill Inside Regions

Automatically fill drawing shapes.

Ctrl + Shift + R

⌘ + Shift + R

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. Alt + W Alt + W

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.

&

&

Cutter Tool

Activate the Cutter Tool.

Alt + T

Alt + T

Cycle Through Flatten Drawing Modes This shortcut cycles through the different drawing modes: Normal, Flatten Latest and Auto Flatten    
Decrement Brush Size Decrement Brush Size.    
Draw Behind Toggle the Draw Behind mode for the current tool.    

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

Flip Horizontal

This is the shortcut key to flip horizontally drawing objects in Drawing mode.

 

 

Flip Vertical

This is the shortcut key to flip vertically drawing objects in Drawing mode.

 

 

Group

This is the shortcut key to group drawing objects in Drawing mode

Ctrl + G

⌘ + G

Hand Tool

Activate the Hand Tool.

 

 

Increment Brush Size Increment Brush Size.    

Light Table

The shortcut key that activates the Auto Light Table command.

Shift + L

Shift + L

Line Tool

Activate the Line Tool.

Alt + \

Alt + \

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: 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.

 

 

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 Tool

Activate the Pencil Tool.

Alt + /

Alt + /

Perspective Tool

This is the shortcut for the drawing perspective tool.

Alt + 0

Alt + 0

Polyline Tool

Activate the Polyline Tool.

Alt + _

Alt + _

Rectangle Tool

Activate the Rectangle Tool.

Alt + 7

Alt + 7

Repaint Brush Tool

Activate the Brush Tool in Repaint Mode.

Alt + X

Alt + X

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 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 + '

Stamp Tool Activate the Stamp tool.    

Stroke Tool

Activate the Stroke Tool.

Alt + V

Alt + V

Text Tool

Activate the Text Tool.

Alt + 9

Alt + 9

Ungroup

This is the shortcut key to ungroup drawing objects in Drawing mode

Ctrl + Shift + G

⌘ + Shift + G

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