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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #60 on: October 28, 2006, 10:23:48 pm
Pro Motion does have a large amount of shortcuts, but most artists will only need to learn the ones that they use the most in their workflow. Commands that aren't used that often are best accessed from the menu.

Here's a little guide to the keys I use and how I remember them:

Essential
Ctrl S - Save

LeftMouse - Paint with primary color
RightMouse - Paint with secondary color

Ctrl Z - Undo
Ctrl Shift Z - Redo

MouseWheel - Zoom in/out

Toolbox
D - Draw
AKA the pencil tool
F - Fill
AKA the paint bucket
V - Vertical line
Actually, this draws a line at any angle, but that's how I remember the shortcut.
B - Brush
This is what other apps refer to as the Rectangular Selection or Marquee tool. A brush is more powerful than a marquee because brushes can be stored in the brush container, thus allowing you to save multiple selections. You can also save a set of created brushes and use them in other projects.
. - Single pixel brush
If your brush looks funny after using the brush tool, press period to get back to the default brush.

Colors
[ and ] - go to the next or previous color in the palette

P - Palette Editor
Q - Gradient Editor
On a QWERTY keyboard, it's on the opposite side of the P key

Ctrl LeftMouse - Sample primary color
Ctrl RightMouse - Sample secondary color

Ctrl DoubleClickLeftMouse - Edit single color

Brushes
Shift - - Decrease brush size
Shift + - Increase brush size

H - Halve the brush Size
Shift H - Double the brush size

F2 - Paint mode
The regular painting mode. Paint modes are on the functions keys. F1 opens up help so F2 is the first mode key.
Shift F2 - Dither mode
The second most used paint mode.

F3 - Brighten mode
F4 - Darken mode

View
Shift S - Stencil Enable/disable
Shift T - Tweak the stencil

G - Grid enable/disabled
Enables grid snapping, tile drawing, or mirroring. RightClick the icon in the toolbox to change the settings.

Learning these keys will probably take a week or two at the most. As with most learned skills, practice makes perfect.
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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #61 on: October 28, 2006, 11:19:03 pm
the colour one's interest me  :y: i should start useing these hotkeys

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #62 on: October 29, 2006, 12:15:29 am
Pkmays, thank you for being a proactive member of the community.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #63 on: October 29, 2006, 09:10:09 am
Thanks a lot Pkmays!

A question:

This topic is for videos and have much post of questions of promotion etc.. żis possible create another topic (ex: "Learning promotion...") and move the posts with promotions references to the new topic?

For put all the questions of promotions, hotkeys, videos to show the correct use of PM, etc... and with this the people like promotion but not have idea of use can learn it.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #64 on: October 29, 2006, 11:57:45 am
I think people should read Pro Motion's manual. That's the best 'Learning Pro Motion' thread right there. If there's bits of technical wizardry that aren't covered in the manual, or somebody can't find something they need in there, then yeah, I can see the point for a Pro Motion thread.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #65 on: October 29, 2006, 12:04:26 pm
I want to make one of these videos, but Im quite certain some of you would go insane watching how I work with mspaint and photoshop :angel:
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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #66 on: October 29, 2006, 12:34:31 pm
I want to make one of these videos, but Im quite certain some of you would go insane watching how I work with mspaint and photoshop :angel:

I think it would be interesting.  Work how you feel comfortable, no-one is judging.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #67 on: October 30, 2006, 06:52:15 am
I've made a video, but my damn googlepages isn't uploading it for some unexpected reason. Help

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #68 on: October 30, 2006, 12:57:42 pm
I've made a video, but my damn googlepages isn't uploading it for some unexpected reason. Help
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upload it to rapidshare or megaupload.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FIVE VIDEOS!

Reply #69 on: October 30, 2006, 01:14:13 pm
pkmays: Is that palette editor where you could selecta batch of colors at once something like a plugin? Or miascugh use different version? I could'nt find it anywhere.

Good video.