How to use  PIXELYZ ?

Here you have all your questions about Pixelyz answered.

Four sections to get an understanding on how everything works 

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Vector

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Painting

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Animation

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How to start with Pixelyz

Learn about the interface inside Pixelyz and get a good start

How to create
a document

Click on new file button on the welcome page.

You can also press the new file  button on top menu.

How to create
a layer

Hold Q on the keyboard, select and release Q to validate. You can create every type of layer from this menu.

How to open the action menu

Hold A on the keyboard, select and release A to validate. The action menu

change based on the selected layer type.

How to save a document

Click on the save icon on the top menu or on the menu bar. Save incremental create a new numbered file

How to open the menu bar

The menu bar can access all the windows and tools. Hold the space bar on the keyboard to make it visible. 

How to open the properties menu

Double click on the layer in the layer panel or open the action menu and select properties to make it visible.

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How to vector use in Pixelyz

All your questions about vectors inside Pixelyz answered

How to create
a vector

You can create a vector layer by holding the layer button Q on the keyboard and selecting the vector option.

How to you create a vector line

You can create a Line layer by holding the layer button Q on the keyboard and selecting the Line option.

How to resize
a vector

Double click and the selected vector to make the transform box appear, click on the corner and drag to resize.

How to rotate a vector

Double click and the selected vector to make the transform box appear, click on the rotation icon and drag to rotate.

How to delete a vector

Open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard and select delete, to delete the selected vector or vector layer. 

How to duplicate
a vector

Hold Control and click drag to create a new vector. if the vector is in layer mode the entire layer will be duplicated.

How to animate
a vector

Open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard and select delete, to delete the selected vector or vector layer. 

How to change vector fill

Open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard and select Properties or double clicking on the layer.

Select your fill type using the drop down menu 

How to change outline color

Every vector shape can have an outline.

You can change the outline colour using the coloured button on left side menu

More "how to"...

Here you can find more tips and useful answers about the vectors

How do create a vector inside the same layer ?

Hold A key on the keyboard when a vector layer is selected and choose new shape. 

How do you flatten a curve?

Hold Alt on the keyboard and right click on curve.

How do you remove a point on a curve?

Hold Alt on the keyboard and left click on the point you want to remove.

How do you add a point to a vector curve?

Hold control and click on a curve to add point and split curve in two.

How do you change outline size?

Open the properties menu and change the outline size value

What's next ?

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How to use painting tools in Pixelyz

All your questions about pixel painting inside Pixelyz answered

How to create
a paint layer

You can create a paint layer by holding the layer button Q on the keyboard and selecting the Paint option.

How to use
the eraser

Select a paint layer and open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard, select Eraser.

How to change brush color

Open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard and select Colour or double clicking on the coloured button on the side menu.

How to animate a Paint layer

Select a Paint layer and open the action menu using the A key on the keyboard and select Animate.

How to change brush shape

In paint mode, you can change the brush form using the icon button on left side menu

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How to ... do more fun stuff in Pixelyz

All your questions about animation inside Pixelyz answered

How to import image 

In Pixelyz you can import your image as a bitmap.

Click on the import icon on the menu bar

How to create a gradient layer

Open the Layer menu using the Q key on the keyboard and select Fx then Gradient.

How to cut a vector

In edit mode, press X Key on your keyboard and draw a shape inside the selected vector.

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How to create a color correction layer

Open the Layer menu using the Q key on the keyboard and select Fx then Color correction.

How to change layer alpha

To change the layer transparency open the Properties menu and change the Alpha value.

How to delete a layer

To delete a layer just drag the layer outside the layer panel. 

You can also open the action menu and select the delete option.

How to use the grid

To enable the grid you can open the menu bar and click on the grid icon or open the document settings and activate the grid by clicking the grid icon

How to use animation tools in Pixelyz

All your questions about animation inside Pixelyz answered

How to create a animation layer

Open the action menu and select animate if applicable. 

you can also open the menu bar and click on the animate button

How to enable onion skin

Press the onion skin button on the animation timeline to activate the onion skin and display previous and next frames

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How to use
auto frame

Press the record button on the animation timeline and each time you make a change a new keyframe is created. 

How to export
an animation

To export the animation you can press the render button on the menu bar or click on the render button on top menu panel

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