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Thread: New to this: Is there a way to resize stencils?

  1. #1
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    New to this: Is there a way to resize stencils?

    I might just be missing it, but is there a way to resize stencils at all?

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    Sometimes it is useful to read manual before asking)
    You can use tool "Zoomer" (look like a loop), or, when cursor is on the stencil, press and hold 'Alt' button on your keyboard, then left-click and move it left or right to scale the stencil...

    I hope, you understand my English...

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    Bah, I never read the manual My computer is pathetic and hates pdfs.

    Also, as well as 'alt' for resizing, if you hold 'ctrl' down you can turn the stencil around to change the angle.

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    Flynn_the_Cat - Me either, its more fun to learn by doing

    kta67 - You can press and hold the space bar to move the stencils also.

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    I enjoy reading the manuals. It helps one understand the tools one plans to use to the fullest capacity they allow. If someone doesn't want to read all the way through it, then one may simply open the manual when one has a particular question, hold "Ctrl" and hit the "F" key. A search box will open where one can type in a key word ("stencil" in this case). Clicking "Find" in the search box will bring the person to the very next position in the manual that the word is mentioned in the document. This allows one to quickly find information on the particular subject in question.

    As for other shortcuts, holding down the right mouse button will also allow for moving the stencils (this also works for the canvas). If one were to hold down shift while moving a stencil, the stencil will be confined to horizontal and vertical movements alone.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someonesane View Post
    As for other shortcuts, holding down the right mouse button will also allow for moving the stencils (this also works for the canvas). If one were to hold down shift while moving a stencil, the stencil will be confined to horizontal and vertical movements alone.
    Thanks didn't know that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter W View Post
    Thanks didn't know that one!


    ...i did, but it was so automatic, I didn't realise it!

    I do read manuals, actually, but I don't remember details unless I have a specific question. But then, it usually crashes the computer so I look online instead XD


    Bah. BOUGHT a new computer, and had to sned it back because they Did Bad Things to it and made it all buggy. Oh., and as well as Vista, it had other problems too

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    Oops

    Did not mean to make this a reply and can't seem to delete.
    Last edited by marianwhit; 06-09-2015 at 01:55 AM. Reason: oops

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    A bit of a rant to those who don't read manuals

    I find the comments here astonishing. So it is more fun to blithely waste the time of the person trying to help you, I guess? If you want to learn by doing, that is fine, but put some effort into finding the answer before asking it of the people here who are mostly volunteers, and artists in their own right. I would have imagined that all creative people implicitly understood the need to guard one's time as more precious than anything.

    So the resources of the creative person who lifts his head from his own creative process to help you with yours perhaps ought to be honoured more highly, lest they decide it is not worth helping someone who will not first try to help themselves (end of rant).

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    Also when you press Ctrl together with Shift and move your cursor up or down, left or right ,see what happens then (sorry if this has been mentioned)

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