What are the tools on the side bar?

The Brush tool is the default tool. This brush does not place on the board until you let go of the stroke (generally used for alpha or blend mode purposes).
The Airbrush tool is similar to the brush tool, except its lines will overlap instead of a continuous lines (such as the Brush).
Binary Pencil:
The Pencil tool is quite similar to the airbrush tool, but it does not use anti-aliasing. This tool is often helpful when doing pixels or needing to get sharp lines.
The Eraser tool will act as the brush tool, yet be transparent- so you can erase. (If you are using layers, and it was not transparent, then there would be white everywhere instead of transparency.)
Hard Eraser:
The Hard Eraser, which is only available in Layers, will allow you to erase from not only the layer you are on but on all.
Line Tool:
The Line tool allows you to draw a single line. In order to use this, select the area you want the line to start and drag the line over the are you wish for the line to end.
Text Tool:
The Text tool is used to type text at wherever your cursor is located at. For overly long conversations, use chat instead of text.

Click the save icon (floppy disc) in order to save the whole board. If you have “Advanced Save” , which is located in Configuration, enabled, you will be able to select what area you would like to save. By default any pictures saved are saved into the flockmod gallery. If you want them to save to your computer then go to config and check off  “Save to the online gallery”

(Press the arrow right under dropper for more tools.)
The Fill tool fills (obviously) in an area that is a solid colour (Such as white) with another color of your choice. (Such as pink.) If the fill area is too large, it will not work.
Auto-circle Tool:
The Autocircle tool is usually used for blending colours. This tool will fill the circle with different values accordingly of  the surrounding colours.
Dot tool:
The Dot tool can be used to texture or draw with. This tool makes small dots or noise.
The blur tool will soften and unfocus whatever it is used on. Blur moves inward, not outward- meaning it takes the surrounding colours and pulls them in.
Square Tool:
The Square tool will make a box or square. In order to use the square tool you will need to find what direction you need to go in to make your box. By dragging your cursor to the upper left and right or the bottom left and right, you can make the boxes go where you please.
Circle Tool:
The Circle tool will make a circle. The shape of the circle will depend on how you drag your mouse when making it.

Bell Pepper Brush:
This brush will load the picture onto the board you selected with the bell pepper load (below). They must be in .GBR or .GIH format.
Bell Pepper Load:
The Bell Pepper Load will allow you to load any GIMP brushes you have downloaded onto the board. When you click this button, a window appears allowing you to select from a few default brushes.

Of course, if none of these brushes suit you, simply download another GIMP brush and click “Open custom brush”.
Are there any hot-keys for these tools?
For all of the hot-keys you will hold control (for windows) or command (for Macs) with the letter given to get that tool.
Brush: b
Airbrush: a
Binary Pencil: y
Eraser: e
Hard Eraser: h
Line Tool: l
Text Tool: r or t (t often brings up a new tab so there is a second option of r.)
Eyedropper: i
Fill: f
Auto-Circle Tool: j
Dot Tool: g
Blur: u
Square Tool: None currently
Circle Tool: None currently
Bell pepper (GIMP) brush: d
For the hotkeys beyond the arrow, you will have to click the arrow first before you can use the hotkeys to select them. Once you do it fthe first time it will work correctly the next time.

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