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07. Undo and Eraser

When drawing lines, two frequently used commands are ① Undo and ② Redo. When you create a new canvas, the ① Undo and ② Redo 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 ② Eraser from the ① Tool Selection window.

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