When creating a new project in Storyboard Pro, you can immediately start drawing in the selected panel using one of the drawing tools at your disposal.
- In the Timeline or Thumbnails view, select the panel in which you want to draw.
- In the Layer panel of the Stage view, select the layer on which you want to draw.
- Do one of the following:
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Brush tool.
- In the top menu, select Tools > Brush.
- Press Alt + B.
- In the Presets list of the Tool Properties view, select a brush preset to use.
- Use the Maximum Size slider to select the desired size for your brush.
- In the Colour view, do one of the following to select a colour:
- Use the Hue, Saturation and Value sliders to select the colour with which you want to draw.
- Select a colour swatch from the swatch list.
- In the Stage view, draw a brush stroke.
If you want to make changes to your brush, in the Tool Properties view, click on the arrow button to open the Brush Properties dialog. In this dialog, you can customize the shape, texture and behaviour of your brush.
If you press and hold the Shift key before or while drawing, you will draw a straight line.
If you press and hold the Shift and Alt keys before or while drawing, you will draw a straight horizontal or vertical line.
If you press and hold the Ctrl (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ (macOS) key while drawing, your drawing stroke will turn into a closed shape.
If you press and hold Alt before drawing a stroke, and start drawing near existing artwork, the start of your drawing stroke will connect to that artwork.
If you press and hold Alt while drawing a stroke, and end your drawing stroke near existing artwork, the end of that drawing stroke will connect to that artwork.