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Pixelyz Overview

Create beautiful pixel art with our suite of tools.

You can find some of our best features below. They will simplify your work to help you to only focus on your art.

Viewport

Pixelyz workspace is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. The focus is on the art and contextual menus.

The viewport is comprised of a top panel with all the documents opened and the work area.

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Move viewport

Hold ctrl and drag to move the viewport

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Zoom  viewport

Scroll midle mouse button to change the zoom 

Vector

Vector buttons and their functions. This apply only when a Vector layer is selected. 

Hold A on your keyboard, pick a direction and release to pick one of the four actions

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New Vector

Create new Vector layer

Animate

Create animation for current Layer

Clear

Clear current vector and redraw shape

Delete

Delete current layer

Vector panel

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Fill color

Outline color

Outline size

Adjust pixelisation

Fill color 

Click to change vector color

Outline color

Click to change vector outline color

Outline size

Change vector outline size

Pixelyze

Change the pixel apparence of the layer

Drawing

A quick run down of all drawing buttons and their functions. This apply only when a Paint layer is selected. 

Hold A on your keyboard, pick a direction and release to pick one of the four actions

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Brush

Select the brush tool 

Eraser

Select eraser tool

Animate

Create animation for current Layer

Deslect

Deselct current layer

Brush panel

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Brush color

Ellipse brush

Triangle brush

Rectangle brush

Brush size

Brush size

Right click to open the panel: change brush size and spacing 

Brush color 

Click to change brush color

Brush shape

Click to change brush to rectangle, ellipse or triangle

Animation

Animation pie menu and its functions. 

Hold A on your keyboard, pick a direction and release to pick one of the four actions

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New

Create new keyframe 

Copy

Copy current keyframe 

Delete

Delete current keyframe 

New Layer

Create a new Layer

Onion

Switch on/off the onion skin effect

Preview window

The preview window is the small window that can show you the entire workspace while you are editing a document.

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Menu bar

The Menu bar is the main menu. This is where you can create, import, save, export document and access most editor's functions.

You make the menu bar appear at the last mouse location by pressing space on your keyboard.

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Layer panel

The layer panel can be opened by pressing the layer button on the menu bar.

Layer panel is used to organise layers. You can drag and drop layers to change order or delete them.

You can change the visibility setting by clicking on the eye icon.

Lock the layer by clicking on the lock icon. When locked, you can't transform or edit the layer.

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Layer panel

Layer properties

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Open the layer properties panel by double clicking on a layer.

Size:

Layer width

Layer height

Pixel size - pixel appearance

Properties:

Color - fill color

Alpha - controls opacity

Outline color

Outline size

Animation timeline

The animation panel has a tool bar button at the top, a player bar at the bottom and animation clip timeline in the middle.

The tool bar button can be used to create a new keyframe.

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Menu bar

A quick run down of all menu bar buttons and their functions. 

Create a new document

New

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Open existing document

Open

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Undo

Undo last action

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Show document settings menu

Settings

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Video

Export to image sequence

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Vector

Create a new vector layer

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Duplicate selected layer

Duplicate

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Save

Save current document

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Import document as layer

Import

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Redo the last action

Redo

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Show timeline menu

Timeline

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Layers

Show layer menu

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Create paint layer

Paint

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Animate selected layer

Animate

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