Note: If you do not see some of these tools, the room may have them disabled or it may be a classic room.
Using zoom and zoom preview
To zoom you can right click on the area you want to zoom in on and select “Zoom in”. If you are done in that particular area want to switch and want to switch to a new area, or you are done, you can right click once more and select “Reset Zoom”.
A preferred way to zoom in is by holding Ctrl and, if you are a mouse user, then using scroll with your mouse. This will zoom you directly into where your cursor is place on the board. If you would like to drag your screen around the canvas while zoom, hold Ctrl+Click and drag.
You may also use space-bar to zoom in- this also create a zoom-preview, allowing you to see where you are zoomed in on the board. (You can also just hold space-bar to get the zoom preview.)
In order to set your colours, go down to the white dots you see toward the bottom of the screen. (It is located near the Primary and Secondary colour boxes.) Make sure you have the colour that you wish to use selected in the Primary box (The top box) and go to any white dot. Hold shift and click the dot, and your colour should be set inside! In order to get the colour all you have to do is click the circle.
(If you run out of room, don’t worry yourself over having to delete some colours to fit more in, because there is more room! Look to the left of “Chat” and there will be a box that says “Color”. Click “Color” and it will have many more boxes. Feel free to use the default colours set there or place your own colour over them! (This still use shift and click.)
How do I synchronize my board?
First of all, what is syncing your board? It is simply seeing what somebody else sees. This is extremely helpful for cases in which extreme lag occurs and it causes users to see things that are not actually there. To sync, right click on the user’s name in the userlist and click “Sync boards”. It is highly suggested to sync with 2-3 different users just to make sure they are not out of sync too.
To use “Color” just, as it says, hold shift and click any of the white dots (or coloured dots) to replace that colour with your primary colour.
If you want to get one of the colours you have set or one of the ones offered to you, then just click on the colour, without holding shift, and it will be your colour!
This can be found by holding shift while using any other tool but the “Text Tool”. In asking the purpose for it? Well, the name justifies itself! To make these work, simply hover over the one you want to use while holding shift and then let go of shift and it should take action!
Size (Up and down) Scrolls your brush size from a lower size to a high size, or vice versa.
Swap Eraser Swaps between your drawing tool and an eraser (Hard Eraser or Eraser depending on room type).
Swap Color Swaps between your Primary colour and your Secondary colour
Brush (Left and right) Goes down the list if you choose the right Brush, and it goes up the list if you choose the left Brush. (Note: This tool skips over the text tool.)
Pan This will toggle panning mode, allowing you to drag the canvas around while zoomed in.
Z in and Z out This will let you zoom in and out.
How do I use Size, Alpha, Blur, and Zoom?
Size: This will allow you to change your brush size.
Alpha: Alpha is better known as transparency/opacity. With a low alpha, the more you go over your stroke the less transparent it gets. Lower alpha goes “under” darker colors as if a layer.
Blur: Blur makes the stroke you make blurry.
Zoom: This will allow you to zoom in. (Using this will zoom you directly into the middle.)
- How do I use RGB HSV (Red Blue Green, Hue Saturation Value)?
RGB are the three hues of light. When all three of the bars are at their highest (255), white will be your primary colour. When all three of the bars are set at their lowest (0), then black will be your primary colour.
Hue is the base pigment.
Saturation is essentially the depth of the pigment. More saturation means more pigment. Less saturation means tint or a lighter shade of the colour you have selected.
Value is the darkness of the pigment. (Basically grey-scale)
How do I use the Colour Wheel?
The outer circle is essentially Hue. It allows you to pick from any of the colours you see.
The inner diamond will allow you to use Saturation and Value.
If you do not like that the inner part of the Color Wheel is a diamond, you have the option to change it to a square! Simply hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the diamond and it will turn itself into a square!