Table of Contents



  • <C-A-c> to resize the canvas
  • <C-S-r> to paste clipboard contents as a reference image
  • <C-g> creates a Group Layer wrapping the currently selected layer
  • <S-s> to bring up snapping options
  • Grid is located in View → Show Grid (or <C-S-'> ). There is also a docker for it, which lets you configure sizes and offsets in Settings → Dockers → Grids and Guides
  • <Delete> to reset background and foreground colours to black and white
  • - and = to decrease/increase zoom level
  • Creating a texture template can be useful for making tesselating tiles for pixelart
    • w to trigger tiling


Show Timeline, Onion skins and animation docker

  • Turn on auto-frame to create a new frame everytime something on a layer changes
  • <A-Drag> moves the entire timeline
  • Enable layers to be shown in the timeline by checking 'Show In Timeline' when right-clicking on them
  • Onion skinning on layer is off by default; option to enable becomes visible once a frame is created
  • Export to mp4/gif with File → Render Animation


  • <C-e> to merge current layer with the one below it
  • In Tool Options, the brush smoothing option can be changed (basic and stabiliser most used)
  • Canvas can be resized in Image → Resize Canvas
  • Change the colour of line art (e.g. black to blue) in a layer by going to Filter → Adjust → HSV Adjustment ( - also <C-u>
  • Blending (from Also some applied real-life examples:
    • <A-S-m> for multiply (darkens existing colours, can be used to apply patterns, shadows)
    • <A-S-s> for screen (lightens existing colours)
    • <A-S-k> for darken (won't apply to darker colours)
    • <A-S-g> for lighten (won't apply to lighter colours)
    • <A-S-o> for overlay; adds a contrast
    • <A-S-d> for colour dodge; adds a contrast, but only lightens - good for adding aura/glow
    • <A-S-c> for colour (grey helps desaturate)
    • <A-S-n> for back to normal


  • Reset rotation with 5
  • <Space> to pan
  • <S-Space> to rotate



  • Configure tablet pressure sensitivity with
  • / toggles between most recently selected brush presets
  • b for the freehand brush
  • f for fill bucket
    • Change Sample to All Layers (and increase grow selection value) in order to hold the fills in a separate layer to the lines layer
  • Similar selection tool useful for moving stuff between layers

Free Transform

  • Access with <C-t>
  • Can flip vertically or horizontally in tool options (triangle icons near the bottom)


  • Parallel ruler mode can be used to quick-draw straight lines
  • Vanishing point mode can be used to quick-draw lines converging to the vanishing point


  • <C> to open up the eyedrop picker (seems to need to be the actual Ctrl key, rather than the remapped Caps Lock)
  • [ and ] to decrease/increase brush size
  • x to swap background and foreground colours

Bezier Curve

  • Right click undos
  • Click to do a straight line
  • <Enter> finishes the curve