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    stencils

    tryed using a stencil and when i had it on my canvas i needed to enlarge it to cover canvas how does one do this?

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    Hold down the ALT key and drag the side(s) of the stencil to make it the size you want. Actually you can drag on the stencil anywhere it seems but I usually use the sides.
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    To enlarge: hold down "alt" key while holding down the right moust button and drag the mouse from left to right across the template.

    To reduce: same thing but move the mouse from right to left across the template.

    Note in both cases if you are changing the size A LOT you will have to pick up the mouse and put it back to the starting side of the template and repeat the motion. It may take several movements to get to the size you want. Also, you can drag the mouse off the template, but you have to start with the mouse inside the template.

    (I know nothing of tablets, but there is probably a different method for tablets someone can suggest?)

    For the record (and a request to the developers for improvements to make it easier to deal with templates) it is a bit difficult to get template sizes and positions precise. I and some others in the forums are pleading for template sizing and positioning improvements in Ver. 3 For those of us who construct certain types of abstract art it would be manna from heaven.

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    stencils

    tx for answers thought it must be simple.

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    You can also use the scale tool at the bottom of the screen ( the magnifying glass ) if you prefer by selecting it and then clicking and dragging on the stencil to change its size. The alt key method can be more handy though, as you end up with the previously selected tool when you are done, rather than needing to go and select it again.
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    DaveRage, if the sizing and positioning of stencils could be made keyboard strokes with a control key combination using the up, down, left, and right keyboard arrows it would be a small fix with big usability payoffs. Just today I think it would have saved me more than a couple of hours. I'm hoping...

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    Its worth noting that the pin is where the stencil is scaled from, drag to the pin to shrink, away to expand
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