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Pixelyz Interface

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.

Splash screen

Splash screen appears when you launch Pixelyz. You have diffferent choices that are explain below.

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Open a new document

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Open an existing document

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Open files as examples

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Open recent file

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Click on the information you wish to get it

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 fifth actions

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Polygon

Switch to Polygon mode

New shape

Draw vector in new shape

Color

Select vector color

Clear

Delete current layer

Delete

Delete current layer

Validate

Validate current layer

Vector creation panel

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Simplify

Click to change vector outline color

Spacing

Click to change vector outline color

Fill color 

Click to change vector color

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Polygon tool

Freehand tool

Ellipse tool

Rectangle tool

Add shape

Cut vector

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 fifth actions

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Eraser

Select eraser tool

Property

Show property layer

Color

Select color layer

Animate

Create animation for current Layer

Deselect

Deselect layer

Side 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

Line

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

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

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Polygon

Switch to Polygon mode

New line

Create new line layer

Color

Clear current vector and redraw shape

Clear

Clear current line and redraw shape

Delete

Delete current layer

Validate

Delete current layer

Line creation panel

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Simplify

Click to change vector outline color

Spacing

Click to change vector outline color

Line color 

Click to change line color

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

Animation pie menu and its functions. 

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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Top panel bar

You can find top panel at the top of window. 

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Side bar

You can find the side bar on the left of the window. Side bar buttons are contexual. It depends on the layer selected.

None selected 

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Create a new vector layer

Create a new curve layer

Create a new paint layer

Vector

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Fill color

Outline color

Stroke size

Paint

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Brush color

Ellipse brush

Triangle brush

Rectangle brush

Brush size

Line

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Fill color

Line size

Solid

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Create a new vector layer

Create a new line layer

Create a new paint layer

Gradient

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Color 1 of Gradient

Color 2 of Gradient

Noise

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Color 1 of Noise

Color 2 of Noise

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

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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Save incremental document

Save +

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Import document as layer

Import

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Redo the last action

Redo

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Open a grid

Grid

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Show layer menu

Layer

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Show preview window

Preview window

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Vector

Create a new vector layer

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Animate selected layer

Animate

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Save

Save current document

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Open existing document

Open

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Undo

Undo last action

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Render

Export to image sequence, gif or image

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Show scene properties

Scene properties

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Show timeline menu

Timeline

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Show document settings menu

Settings

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Create paint layer

Paint

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Duplicate selected layer

Duplicate

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