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Useful features

Let us introduce other useful tools.

The basic configuration of the screen

The configuration of the screen when you launch MediBang Paint and open a canvas is as follows.

Default screen
Caption. Default screen
Tips

You can close the HSV bar or the layer or color window by sliding them to the side.
Slide in reverse if you want to display them.

Showing / hiding the bars
Caption. Showing / hiding the bars
NOTE

When you want to close all windows and focus on drawing …

Full screen display
Caption. Full screen display

Click the red-framed icon in the picture above to close all windows.
Press the same button again to show the windows.

Color window

A window for making brush colors.

Color window
Caption. Color window
(1)
Shows the foreground and background color of the brush. You can tap the foreground and background color section to switch them. Regular brushes draw using the foreground color. The background color is used by tools such as the Edge Pen.
(2)
By tapping here, the brush color becomes transparent, and you can erase the color.
(3)
The current color code is displayed. Tap to enter a color code.
(4)
Here, you can adjust the RGB elements and set the shade.
(5)
The color of the area you tap becomes the foreground color. The more you go up, the higher the lightness (the brightness of the color), and the more you go to the right, the higher the saturation (the intensity of the color) become. The hue, lightness, and saturation can also be adjusted from the HSV bar.
HSV bar
Caption. HSV bar

Palette

There is a palette inside the color window.

Palette
Caption. Palette

You can save the colors you use frequently in the “Palette”. By pressing the + button, you can add your favorite colors.

Adding a color to the palette
Caption. Adding a color to the palette

The pen tool

This is an introduction to editing the pen tool.

The pen tool
Caption. The pen tool

Tap the pen tool selection button to select the pen type. Press “Edit” to make detailed settings.

Brush editing screen
Caption. Brush editing screen
Tips

Slide the pen tool to the right to do the following:

“Correction”
Shake correction will neatly correct the lines you draw. You can adjust the correction with + and -.
“Anti-aliasing”
It is usually turned on, but you can draw lines for printing by turning it off.
Shake correction and antialiasing
Caption. Shake correction and antialiasing
“Display brush cursor”
This is also usually turned on, but you can turn it off if you feel that you don’t need it when drawing.
Display brush cursor
Caption. Display brush cursor

Undo/Redo

When you make a mistake, “Undo” cancels the last operation, and “Redo” cancels the last “Undo”.

Undo/Redo
Caption. Undo/Redo

Most operations can be undone with Undo, so try making use of it.

Tips

Multi-Touch gestures

You can set Undo/Redo to a finger tap in the “Multi-Touch gesture settings” from the main menu. (*Once you turn it on, you will have to reopen the canvas to be able to use it.)

Picture:
Caption. Picture:
Undo: Tap with two fingers
Tap the screen with two fingers at the same time to return to the previous state.
Redo: Tap with 3 fingers
Tap the screen with three fingers at the same time to return to the previous state.

Various rotation methods

MediBang Paint has three types of rotation and flipping. Let’s learn about their differences.

Default position
Caption. Default position

Based on this drawing, we will explain how each rotation works.

Rotate and flip only the display

Display menu
Caption. Display menu

You can flip only the display horizontally by tapping the “Flip horizontally” icon in the display menu.
You can also rotate only the display by tapping the “Rotate left” and “Rotate right” in the display menu.
When you want to undo the flip or rotation, press “Revert the rotation” to return the canvas to its regular position.

Tips

Let’s turn the canvas with our fingers

By rotating it with two fingers, you can set the display of the canvas to any angle you prefer.

Rotating and flipping the canvas

You can choose “Rotate canvas to the left”, “Rotate canvas to the right”, “Flip horizontally”, and “Flip vertically” from the selection menu.

The entire canvas (all layers) will be rotated or flipped. (The text layers are not affected.)

Canvas rotation
Caption. Canvas rotation

With this operation, you can save not only the display in a rotated state but the data as well.

Rotating and flipping layers

By pressing the menu button (the red frame in the image below) in the layer window, options such as “Flip horizontally” and “Flip vertically” appear, so press the option you want to execute. The currently selected layer will be flipped.

Flipping layers
Caption. Flipping layers

Select the layer you want to rotate, and use the “Transform tool” to rotate each layer.

Transform tool
Caption. Transform tool

Ruler tool

You can use the ruler with the ruler tool icon in the lower part of the screen.

Ruler tool
Caption. Ruler tool
(1) Off:
The ruler is turned off (hidden). The state of the ruler is preserved.
(2) Parallel:
A ruler which can draw parallel lines at any angle. You can change the angle by pressing the “Change the ruler position” and moving the auxiliary line with your finger in a rotating movement.
(3) Cross:
A ruler that can draw vertical and horizontal lines.
(4) Vanishing point:
Vanishing point: A vanishing point ruler. First, tap and select any four points to set the vanishing point.
Press “Change the ruler position” in the upper part of the screen if you want to re-specify the vanishing point.
Vanishing point
Caption. Vanishing point
(5) Concentrated lines:
A ruler which can draw concentrated lines. Press “Change the ruler position” in the upper part of the screen if you want to change the center of the concentrated lines.
(6) Concentric circles:
A ruler which can draw concentric circles. Press “Change the ruler position” in the upper part of the screen if you want to change the center of the concentric circles.
(7) Curve:
Press along the points where you want to draw a curve to create a ruler which fits the curve. You can draw a line which follows the ruler by pressing “Confirm the curve” in the upper part of the screen. Press “Set the curve” in the upper part of the screen if you want to change the shape of the ruler.
(8) Ellipse:
A ruler which can draw an ellipse. Slide it with your finger to create an elliptical ruler.
Tips

Curves and ellipses can be changed in size by moving the handle even after creating an auxiliary line.

Transforming an elliptical ruler
Caption. Transforming an elliptical ruler

We will now explain what the tools at the top left are.

Figure drawing tools

Figure drawing tools
Caption. Figure drawing tools

You can draw figures with ease by using figure drawing tools. Unlike fill tools, you can draw figures using the current brush.

Tips

In the case of broken lines, curves, and polygons, you can tap the vertex to set the next vertex position.
Press “Delete” in the upper part of the screen if you misplace the vertex position.

Editing the vertex position
Caption. Editing the vertex position

Move tool

Move tool
Caption. Move tool

The move tool allows you to move the picture drawn on the selected layer freely. You can move only the picture in the selected layer.

By moving the upper toolbar to the side, the “On” and “Off” options for “Auto selects the Layer clicked on” and “Horizontal・Perpendicular” will appear, so try to make use of them.

“Auto selects the Layer clicked on”, “Horizontal・Perpendicular”
Caption. “Auto selects the Layer clicked on”, “Horizontal・Perpendicular”
“Auto selects the Layer clicked on”
Useful for when you want to move a picture but don’t know on which layer it is.
“Horizontal・Perpendicular”
Useful for when you want to move it directly horizontally or vertically.

Transform tool

Transform tool
Caption. Transform tool

You can use the transform tool to transform a picture you drew at a later time.
Select the layer you want to transform and then press the transform tool.

Transform
Caption. Transform

Transformation is done by dragging the handle (1) shown around the image.
To rotate, slide the outer side of the handle with your finger.
When you’re satisfied with the transformation, press the “Done” button in the upper right corner.
When you’re not satisfied with the transformation and want to return it to the previous state, press the “✕” button in the upper left corner.

Tips

Free transformation・Mesh transformation

Free transformation and mesh transformation
Caption. Free transformation and mesh transformation
Free:
You can perform scaling with each handle, making it useful for when you want an angled picture.
Mesh:
Useful for when you want to make fine adjustments such as cylindrical or clothes patterns. You can move each of the multiple handles vertically or horizontally, making it useful.

Fill tool

Fill tool
Caption. Fill tool

The fill tool lets you easily fill in rectangles, ellipses, and polygons.

Fill tool
Caption. Fill tool

You can draw a figure by selecting the one you want from the upper bar and sliding it with your finger on the canvas.

By sliding the upper bar to the side…

You can set the rounding percentage of the figure corners, the opacity, and the “On” and “Off” options for antialiasing, fixed aspect ratio, and selection from the center.

NOTE

Tips for polygonal figures

First, have a clear image of the polygon you want to draw. (This time, we’re drawing a pentagon.)
Slide from vertex 1 to the adjacent vertex 2. (Nothing is drawn in this state.)
Next, slide from vertex 2 to vertex 3. (It becomes a triangle.)

After that, continue sliding towards the following vertices, and tap the ◯ of the first vertex to finish.

Tips for polygonal figures
Caption. Tips for polygonal figures

Bucket tool

Bucket tool
Caption. Bucket tool

Using the bucket tool, you can color the entire area surrounded by a line at once.

Bucket
Caption. Bucket

The upper bar

Close Gaps:
By clicking “+”, only the inside of the line will be filled even if the lines are not connected.
Target:
If the target is a layer, it fills along the selected layer. If the target is the canvas, it fills inside the lines of all layers.
Expand (px):
When filling in, there may be a gap between the line and the fill, so press “+” to eliminate the gap.
Anti-Aliasing:
You can decide whether to apply antialiasing or not when filling.

Gradient tool

Gradation tool
Caption. Gradation tool

The gradient tool can be used to create gradients easily.
The width and direction of the gradient is determined by pressing a point inside the canvas and sliding.

Gradation tool
Caption. Gradation tool

The upper bar

Linear:
Allows for a basic gradation.
Radial:
Creates a circular gradation from the sliding position.
Linear and circular gradation
Caption. Linear and circular gradation
Fore~Back:
Creates a gradient from the current foreground color to the background color.
Foreground:
Creates a gradient from the current foreground color to a transparent shade.
“Foreground~Background” and “Foreground” gradients
Caption. “Foreground~Background” and “Foreground” gradients
Horizontal・Perpendicular:
Direct vertical and horizontal gradients can be created

Let’s use the selection tool to its fullest

Selection tool
Caption. Selection tool

You can use the selection tool to select a part of the drawing.
The selected area is called the “selection range”.
By making a selection range and using tools such as the transformation tool, you can transform only the drawing inside the selection range.
There are several ways of specifying a selection range in MediBang Paint, so each will be explained.

Select Tool

You can select the shape of the selection tool when picking it from the upper bar.
The lasso tool lets you make a selection range by tracing it on the canvas yourself.

The shape of the selection tool
Caption. The shape of the selection tool

When you want to select multiple places, slide the bar and the “Add / Delete” option will appear. Press the “Add” button to select.

Adding a selection range
Caption. Adding a selection range

By sliding the bar further, you can change the “Roundcorner”, “Anti-Aliasing”, “Constrain proportions”, and “Select from the center”.

Magic Wand Tool

The “Magic Wand Tool” automatically creates a selection range along an area surrounded by a line or the shape of a colored area.

Magic Wand Tool
Caption. Magic Wand Tool

By sliding the upper bar, you can change the “Close Gaps”, “Target”, “Normal / Add / Delete”, “Expand (px)”, and “Anti-Aliasing” settings.

Select Pen Tool・Select Erase Tool

Select Pen Tool:
The selection pen tool allows you to specify the selection range by hand.
Colored areas become selection ranges in their entirety, so it’s useful when selecting small parts that are difficult to specify using figures or automatic selection.
Select Pen Tool
Caption. Select Pen Tool
Select Erase Tool:
You can erase the selection range created by tools such as the selection tool.
You can erase it in the same way as drawing a line, so it’s useful when fixing details.
Selection eraser tool
Caption. Selection eraser tool
Tips

The selection range remains the same even if you change the selection layer, so you can use the selection range in another layer.

NOTE

The selection range remains the same even if you change the selection layer, so you can use the selection range in another layer.

Tips

Crop

After specifying the selection range, choose “Crop” from the selection range menu to crop the canvas to the size of the selection.

Other tools

Pen pressure sensitivity

You can set the pen pressure sensitivity settings when using a stylus.

Pen pressure sensitivity
Caption. Pen pressure sensitivity

Connect using the appropriate connection method for your stylus.
Click here to see the connection method for Wacom and Adonit.

Eyedropper

You can use the color picker to select the color you want from the canvas as the foreground color. The color picker is located in the shortcut bar at the bottom of the screen.

Eyedropper
Caption. Eyedropper

Press the icon and tap the place of the color you want to take.

Hand tool

You can use the hand tool to move the display position of the canvas.
With the default settings, you can do the same thing as with the hand tool by moving the canvas with two fingers. You can also set it in the shortcut bar.

Shortcut bar

A place where you can show the shortcut buttons of various tools at the bottom of the screen.

Shortcut bar
Caption. Shortcut bar

You can customize the tools you want to display from the icon on the far right.

Shortcut settings
Caption. Shortcut settings

Let’s change the canvas size

We will explain how to change only the canvas size without changing the size of the drawn picture.

You can change the canvas size by pressing “Canvas Size” from the selection range menu at the lower left of the screen.

Canvas Size
Caption. Canvas Size
Tips

Please note that the picture will be cut if you do not select the “Position” location properly when changing the size.

 Canvas size position settings
Caption. Canvas size position settings
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