ibisPaint

Tutorials

08. Undo and Eraser

When drawing lines, two frequently used commands are ①Undo and ②Redo. When you create a new canvas, the ①Undo and ②Redo buttons are both greyed out, but as you start to draw those commands will become available. As opposed to drawing on paper, you can delete the line that you have just drawn with one tap if you don’t like it, and there are no dirty traces as there are with an eraser. If you’re not used to using the app it may be hard to draw the line that’s in your head but that’s the same for everyone. Practice and you’ll gradually be able to draw what’s in your head. Keep at it, and make use of undo to get it right.
After drawing ten lines, you can tap the Undo button ten times to return to the original state. If you tap too many times by accident use the Redo button to move forward one step at a time to your preferred state. Undo can also be used for changes to layer order, changes to layer opacity, clearing layers, deletion of layers, creation and clearing of selections. If you make a mistake and clear a layer don’t stress - use Undo to move back a step.

Using the Undo command after drawing is OK, but when you want to create clean joints between lines you should try the eraser.
Choose the ②Eraser from the ①Tool Selection window.

Next, open the ①Eraser Properties window.

The Eraser Properties window is just like the Brush Properties window. The only difference is the preview window at the top. The pre-defined brush patterns are the same. The patterns that you will use the most when using the eraser are the Pen (Soft) and Pen (Hard). This time, let’s select ①Pen (Hard), ②16px (pixels).

Next, let’s zoom in on the joint and clean it up with the eraser. The important thing to remember about the eraser is that it is returning the layer to a transparent state. It may look like it is turning it white but that is only because the layer below the current layer is white in this case.

When doing a line drawing it is common to hold both the Dip Pen and the eraser at the same time. You can use the ①Brush/Eraser Toggle button to change between the Brush tool and the Eraser tool with one tap.
Drawing by tracing is good training. At first your lines may not go where you intend them to. People often say that their fingers are too big or that they can’t see where they are drawing but the majority of people who post images to ibisPaint are using their fingers. If you practice you will definitely improve.

Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Let's Take a Look at Some Sample Artwork
  3. Start Creating an Artwork
  4. Toolbar and Tool Selection
  5. Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  6. About Layers
  7. Let’s Trace
  8. Undo and Eraser
  9. Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  10. Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  11. Select Colors in the Color window
  12. Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  13. Turn Clipping On
  14. Making a Gradation (Shading)
  15. Quick Eyedropper Function
  16. Create Highlights and Shadows
  17. Paste a Texture
  18. Let's Merge Layers
  19. Sign Your Artwork
  20. View Your Artwork
  21. Post Your Artwork
  22. Share Your Artwork
  23. Remove-Ads Add-on
  24. Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  25. Let’s try using Screentone
  26. Clipping is convenient
  27. Making a Selection with the Magic Wand
  28. Selection Layer
  29. Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  30. Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  31. Save Canvas as Transparent PNG command
  32. Naming your layers to manage them
  33. Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  34. Skirt with Mesh Form
  35. Entering text with Text tool
  36. Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  37. Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  38. Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  39. Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  40. Changing image resolution with Resize
  41. Texture with Material tool
  42. Straight Ruler
  43. Circular Ruler
  44. Elliptical Ruler
  45. Radial Ruler
  46. Mirror Ruler
  47. Kaleidoscope Ruler
  48. Array Ruler
  49. Array Ruler for Perspective
  50. Perspective Array Ruler
  51. Stabilizer
  52. Straight line with Drawing tool
  53. Cut, Copy, Paste
  54. Filter: Brightness & Contrast
  55. Filter: Hue Saturation Lightness
  56. Filter: Color Balance
  57. Filter: Extract Drawing
  58. Filter: Change Drawing Color
  59. Filter: Mono Color
  60. Filter: Gray Scale
  61. Filter: Black & White
  62. Filter: Posterize
  63. Filter: Gaussian Blur
  64. Filter: Zooming Blur
  65. Filter: Moving Blur
  66. Filter: Mosaic
  67. Filter: Stroke (Both)
  68. Filter: Stained Glass
  69. Filter: Wet Edge
  70. Filter: Glow (Inner)
  71. Filter: Stroke (Outer)
  72. Filter: Drop Shadow
  73. Filter: Parallel Gradation
  74. Filter: Concentric Gradation
  75. Filter: Radial Line Gradation
  76. Filter: Anime Background
  77. Filter: Manga Background
  78. Filter: Channels Shift
  79. Filter: Sphere Lens
  80. Filter: Blur Frame
  81. Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  82. Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  83. Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  84. Settings window details
  85. Bucket tool details
  86. Blend mode details
  87. How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  88. Notes About Tracing