(Upd) List of shortcuts + 100 members!!!
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Published: May 3, 2013
Hi everyone!

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:bulletgreen: List of shortcut hotkeys Everythingfirealpaca on tumblr compiled a list of shortcuts for FireAlpaca that I´m sure everyone will find really useful, so I´m posting it here:

Note: This is a list of Mac shortcuts, please see the reference below. Also, some commands like Quit will not work on PC, so I´ve added the PC one.

"(Cmmd is Ctrl, Delete is Backspace, and Option is Alt on PC):

Cmmd+Option+drag = resize brush

Shift = draw straight line

Cmmd+C/V= copy/paste

Cmmd+X= Cut

V= Move tool

B= Brush tool

E= eraser

Shift+B= Dot tool

N = Fill

G= Bucket

Shift G= Gradient

M= Select

W= MagicWand

S= Select Pen

Shift+S=Select Eraser

I= Eyedropper

Alt/Opt = Eyedropper without exiting current tool (thanks to cocobunnie)

H= Hand

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = Grids

Cmmd+ N= New

Shift+Cmmd+N= New via Clipboard

Cmmd+S= Save

Shift+Cmmd+S= Save As

Cmmd+O= Open

Cmmd+P= Print

Cmmd+K= Environment Settings

Cmmd+W= Close (different from Quit)

Cmmd+Q= Quit (different from Close) On PC use Alt+F4

Cmmd+Z= Undo

Shift+Cmmd+Z= Redo

Option+Cmmd+I= Image Size (different from Canvas Size)

Option+Cmmd+C= Canvas Size (different from Image Size)

Delete= Clear (Not layer clear)

Cmmd+L= Levels

Cmmd+U= Hue

Cmmd+A= All

Cmmd+D= Deselect

Shift+Cmmd+I= Inverse

Cmmd+T= Transform

Cmmd+B= Draw Selection Border

X= Swap Color

D= Initialize (Resets colors back to Black and White)

Cmmd++= Zoom In

Cmmd+-= Zoom Out

Cmmd+0= Fit to screen

Left Arrow Key= Rotate Left

Right Arrow Key= Rotate Right

Up Arrow Key= Release Rotate/Flip

Down Arrow Key= Flip

Cmmd+G= Grid (different from the other grids)

Tab= Initialize (Reset FireAlpaca to Defaults)

Shift+Space+drag = Rotate canvas freely (thanks to salimagination)

Hold A + click on an object = will bring you to that object's layer, making it easier to switch between layers. This is similar to AutoSelect on Photoshop. (thanks to Emjaidi)

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Reno206New Deviant

My question isnt about shortcuts but I need someone to help me. I accidentaly set my canvas to always be with a squared paper mode I think, how I disable this.

adoptsbot's avatar
 Yeah, the zoom in shortcut does NOT work. Nevermind, I figured it out.
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fabianfucciProfessional Filmographer
On Windows, V for moving a selection, then Ctrl+Shift+drag to get a copy of the selected area on the same layer.
vividaway's avatar

going insane trying to figure out what shortcut i use!!! i press z and i switches to eraser but its not a permanant eraser, like, its only an eraser when pressing a key 

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MaevynGlennHobbyist Digital Artist

I can't figure out how to config my mouse :/ for most of the time I could right click AS I was drawing a line to undo that line in the moment, but my new alpaca is not letting me do it and I can't figure it out for the life of me :_; plz help.

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cortaineStudent Digital Artist

this was very useful. thank you so much for posting-!!



Midnight-Drawz's avatar
Midnight-DrawzHobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any shortcut for mesh transform?
Chocotee's avatar
ChocoteeHobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any shortcut for disabling pressure sensitivity completly?
I might have pressed something like that because my pressure sensitivity has stopped working on firealpaca.
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DovahCourtsHobbyist General Artist
You're gonna have to check the brush settings, you might've unchecked Size by Pressure
Chocotee's avatar
ChocoteeHobbyist Digital Artist
That wasn't it, i did that quite a few times. I solved this problem now and I think it was something with my drivers.
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GalaxyDoeDeerStudent General Artist
Is there a way to move up and down the layer tab without using a mouse?
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A-MirAcle-UoUHobbyist General Artist
what about the autoplay  :D
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Rokusanichi169Hobbyist General Artist
What's "drag"? do I just drag with a mouse?
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Midnight-DrawzHobbyist Digital Artist
eletrick33's avatar
does the eyedropper really need 3 short cuts, the shortcuts are right mouse, alt, and I
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MAXpro15Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are wonderful. Stay Awesome. 
TheRealBrightPaw's avatar
TheRealBrightPawStudent General Artist
How do I move a layer back so it is a background?
Blaster6868's avatar
Ctrl/Cmmd + Alt/Opt + *drag* lets you change your brush size.
Taffyin's avatar
what is the short cut for the thing that comes after M? 
AyeItsXander's avatar
how do i change the Rotate canvas freely shortcut??
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RiceUpHobbyist Digital Artist
is there a shortcut for changing between layers 
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Nichromo221Hobbyist Digital Artist
ctrl+ up or down arrows
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lik-lik-likHobbyist Digital Artist
is there one for making a new layer
AyeItsXander's avatar
you can make one in file>shortcut settings>layer
then make a shortcut
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