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Brush tool
Lets you draw on the canvas. Choose the brush color from the color box, then start drawing holding down the left button as you drag the mouse. You can choose the brush thickness by clicking in the bottom left corner.

Brush type can be set in the selection box:

Fill tool
Lets you fill the bounded area with color. Choose the color from the color box, then click inside the area you want to fill.

Tip: To fill the selection accurately, without areas left unfilled, zoom in the area for more precise tracing of pixels that should be filled .

Erase tool
Allows rubbing out any errors, lines, etc. To use color eraser, set its color in color box (background color).
Text tool
Allows adding text to the picture. Set the text color in the color box. Choose the text size by clicking
Shapes tool
Allows drawing different types of shapes (like rectangle, square, etc.), straight and curved lines, arrows and balloons.

Choose lines', shapes', etc. thickness by clicking  in the bottom left corner of the main window.

Line type for drawing a shape can be selected from the menu located in the lower part of the selection box:

To draw a rectangle, select  from the shapes selection box. Then click on the canvas and drag the mouse cursor to draw a rectangle.

To draw a square, drag the mouse cursor while holding Shift key - it keeps horizontal and vertical axes in proportion.

To draw a circle, choose ellipse from the selection box and drag the mouse cursor while holding Shift key.

To draw vertical/horizontal lines and arrows, choose them from the selection box and drag the mouse cursor while holding Shift key.

To draw a curved line, first draw the line, then click the area in the picture, where the arc of the curve should be, and drag the mouse cursor to adjust the curve. To stop drawing the curved line, click Enter.

To draw a shape without color filling (only the border), set the background opacity to 0%:
1. Click the background color square, located to the left of the main screen, and set opacity to 0%;
2. or, while creating a new picture, choose "Transparent" radio button.

Thus, the shape will not paint over whatever is underneath it; only the shape's border will be visible instead.

Color box
Indicates the current foreground and background colors. To change the current foreground/background color, click the corresponding square.

If you right-click the square, the menu will appear providing quick access to the following options:

  • Switch Colors - Replace the foreground color with the background color and vice versa.
  • Default Colors - Use the default foreground and background colors (black for the foreground and white for the background).
  • Transparent - Make the foreground or the background transparent (opacity will be 0%).
Eyedropper tool
The eyedropper permits to pick up colors that are already used in the image. This tool is very convenient when a specific shade should be picked up.

To pick up a color, do the following:

  • open the color box (click the foreground or background square),
  • click the eyedropper tool,
  • then click the portion of the image that contains the color you need,
  • the color, picked up with the eyedropper, will be automatically selected in the color box:

Select tool
Permits to select any part of the picture. You can choose the selection style:

  • rectangular - selection of any rectangular part of the picture;
  • oval - elliptical selection of any part of the picture;
  • lasso - free-hand selection of any irregularly shaped part of the picture.

To resize the selection (make it larger or smaller), click a square in any of the corner or along the sides of the bounding box. The cursor will be changed to a double arrow. To resize the selection proportionally, hold down the Shift key while dragging one of the squares.

Once you have selected the shape, you can move it around the canvas with the grab mouse cursor. The area behind the moved selection remains transparent. You can fill this area with any color you like using Fill tool.

You can also cut, copy and paste the selected area using the corresponding menu options.
The selected area can be rotated and flipped. Use Rotate and Flip tools for this purpose.

Crop tool
Allows selecting the image area while eliminating everything outside this area.
Resize canvas
Expands or scales back the size of the canvas the picture is placed on. When resizing, empty space is added to or cut from the top right edge of the canvas.
Resize image
Allows changing the image size.
Rotate 90° left
Rotates the image to the left (counterclockwise).
Rotate 90° right
Rotates the image to the right (clockwise).
Flip horizontally
Flips the image horizontally. You can use this tool to create reflections.
Flip vertically
Flips the image vertically.
Fit to window
Fits the image to the window without any extra space around the image. To come back to normal view, just use Zoom out.
Undo last action
Allows undoing the last action you've made.
Apply last undone action
Allows redoing an action that you undid.
Zoom in
Magnifies the selection. To return to normal view, click Zoom out.
Zoom out
Allows seeing a smaller view of the image.