Those two tools enable you to draw a rectangular shape or a circular shape on the selected layer. The shape can be of any color and any size. You may even render the stroke of the shape, or fill the shape with a gradient.
You may access those tools from the following commands:
|Tool bar||Menu bar||Shortcuts|
|Drawing > Rect||R|
|Drawing > Circle||C|
Rect and Circle work exactly the same way. The only difference is of course the shape it will draw.
To use this tool, simply select one layer. Then click on your character where you want the shape to begin. Hold down and move the cursor until you reach the desired opposite corner of the shape. Then release.
You may control the dimension of the shape by holding the Shift key while drawing. This will draw a perfect square (and not a rectangle) or a perfect circle (and not an ellipse) depending on the selected shape. The shape starting corner and the shape dimension are displayed on the bottom left corner of the window, as your are drawing it.
Note that if you click with the right mouse button (instead of the left mouse button), you will draw with the second color (i.e. if the current color is the primary color, you will then fill up with the secondary color, and vice versa).
To draw only the stroke, or to fill the shape with a gradient, refer to the "Rect/Circle settings" section below.
These tools operate either within selected frames or selected pixels, depending on the current selection mode. This means that if some frames are selected (and that you are in the frame selection mode), you will not be able to draw pixels that don't lie in a selected frame. The same goes for the pixel selection mode: you will not be able to draw pixels that are not selected.
You may change the selection mode while using those tools: the rightmost toolbar button enables to toggle between the selection modes. Select or to draw a shape within the selected frames, and or to draw a shape within the selected pixels.
Note that if the selection is empty, the shape is free to draw where you want.
Upon selecting the tool, a new toolbar shall appear. This toolbar enables you to change the shape settings.
Tip: if you are in frame selection mode, and several frames are selected, you may draw the same shape in several frames at once! Simply hold Ctrl while drawing the shape. The shape will be drawn on every selected frame!
Those tools offer numerous options and different ways to draw and fill the shape. In this section we detail how Game Character Hub will pick up the colors or the gradient to render the shape.