In Storyboard Pro, strokes inside a vector layer are independent. You can select a specific stroke and edit its position, scale, rotation, skew, colour and so on, whenever you want. However, this flexibility increases the amount of memory and resources used, especially when you have a lot of strokes in your drawing (which frequently happens when sketching).
You can flatten all drawings in at the same time. However, you can retain partial flexibility and still minimize file size and resources needed by consciously flattening certain drawings as you draw, or even by selecting them after you have drawn them. You can take all strokes of the same colour with overlapping areas on the same layer and flatten them to create a single drawing with a vector contour.
When you use the Flatten option in the Tools menu, Storyboard Pro automatically crops all textures, reducing the drawing size by removing the texture area which is not visible.
- From the Tools toolbar, select the Brush tool.
- In the Tool Properties view, click the Auto-Flatten button.
- In the Stage view, sketch your first drawing.
The strokes are automatically flattened.
- From the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool.
- In the Stage view, select a group of strokes.
- If you do not select a group of strokes, the entire layer will be flattened.
- You can select multiple layers, so they are flattened individually.
- Select Tools > Flatten or press Alt+Shift+F.