This tutorial is for those who don't really know how to use the java tool. It may be helpful if you're starting out with the Java Chibipaint Tool. (Advanced Drawing Tool) Plz enjoy!
Hello! ^^ Enjoy...
The first thing you should do, even if you do not wish to start with the background, is to name the first layer 'Bground', or 'Background', and if u wish to start another part of the drawing, add another layer and begin. This will help you later when you decide to make a background.
After the background layer, usually comes the rough sketch layer. This layer tends to be deleted later, after the lineart is drawn.
Here are all the tools. What they do:
-Select: Selects an area
-Move Tool: Moves selected area
-Pencil: Pretty much the same as the pen, just a different opacity,(transparency)and brush size.
-Pen: Pretty much the same as the pencil, just a different opacity, and brush size.
-Airbrush: A soft, scattered brush.
-Watercolor: Acts like a paint brush.
-Erase: Clears an area w/ 100% opacity.
-Gently Erase: Clears an area with a lower opacity.
-Smudge: Distorts area by dragging it.
-Blend: Mixes area.
-Lighten: Makes area brighter.
-Darken: Makes area darker.
-Fill Bucket: Fills an area of the same color/ of transparency.
-Default Zoom: Restores the original amount of zoom.
-Zoom in: Brings you closer to the drawing.
-Zoom out: Brings you further from the drawing.
-Undo: Deletes last stroke.
-Redo: Restores last undone stroke.
-Save to RMD: Submit your drawing to Rate My Drawings.
Here are the other tool boxes. What they do:
-Color Palette: Choose your color from it.
-Brush Size: Makes the area affected by the tool larger or smaller.
-Opacity: Same as Transparency.
-Color: Strength of color.
-Spacing: The distance between each pixel.
-Scattering: Distance between each brush spot.
-Layer Opacity: Makes the selected layer more or less transparent.
-Lock Alpha: Allows you to only draw over what has already been drawn in that layer.
-Layers: Different layers displayed here.
-Add/Delete Layers: Create or Delete layers.
I could write a million more steps, but let's sum it up. All I can say is Keep practicing, experimenting with the tools, and having fun! Good luck! ~furu