I've decided to take a break from Skillshare and try the courses from ctrl+paint. The first one is about navigating around Photoshop. I don't have Photoshop, so I'll try to see what I can do with those I have.

Digital Painting Programs

I currently have an iPad Pro with a Pencil and an old Surface Pro 2. I've also ordered some XP-Pen hardware so I'll try to start for now to map the instructions from ctrl+paint to some apps that run on iPad or desktop.

  • desktop
    • Clip Studio Paint Pro
    • Krita
    • Autodesk Sketchbook
  • iPad
    • Procreate
    • ArtStudio Pro
    • Infinite Painter
    • Autodesk Sketchbook
    • Craft Pro

Creating workspaces

Workspaces
Desktop
Photoshop Yes
Clip Studio Yes
Krita Yes
Sketchbook No
iPad
Procreate No
ArtStudio Pro No
Craft Pro No
Infinite Painter No
Sketchbook No

Notes:

  • useful to customize the workspace for the ctrl+paint tutorials

Multiple views

Multiple Views
Desktop
Photoshop Yes
Clip Studio Yes
Krita Yes
Sketchbook No
iPad
Procreate No
ArtStudio Pro No
Craft Pro No
Infinite Painter Limited
Sketchbook No

Notes:

  • this is my own addition to what I would like to have in a painting app
  • having multiple views allows us to keep a small overview of the image along one zoomed in
  • Infinite Painter has a Navigator windows that can also show only grayscale preview; however, you can't paint in it

Desktop

Photoshop

  • Fullscreen modes (toggle) – F
  • Hand / Pan Tool – Spacebar
  • Zoom Tool / Magnifying Glass – Z
    • click and drag left and right
  • Hide / Reveal the Interface – TAB

Clip Studio

  • Fullscreen modes (toggle) – Not supported
  • Hand Tool – Spacebar
  • Magnifying Glass – /
    • drag left and right on canvas to zoom out and in
    • click to zoom in
    • click with ALT pressed to zoom out
  • Hide / Show All Pallettes – TAB
    • if the title bar is visible, TAB will not make the canvas window scale to take all available space
    • use Shift + TAB to toggle the title bar

Notes:

  • on SP2, you can use 2 fingers to pan and zoom

Krita

  • Fullscreen modes (toggle)
    • macOS: Shift + Command + F
    • win: Shift + Ctrl + F
  • Hand / Pan Tool – Spacebar
  • Zoom Tool / Magnifying Glass
    • macOS: Command + Spacebar + drag up and down on the canvas to zoom out and in fluently
    • macOS: Command + Alt + Spacebar + drag up and down on the canvas to zoom out and in discrete steps
      • will zoom in with discrete steps.
      • will zoom out with discrete steps.
    • 1 will set the zoom to 100%.
    • 2 will set the zoom so that the document fits fully into the canvas area.
    • 3 will set the zoom so that the document width fits fully into the canvas area.
  • Hide / Reveal the Interface – TAB

Notes:

  • Go to Preferences > General > Window > Multiple Document Mode and set it to Subwindows to be able to view multiple windows at the same time.
  • on SP2, you can use 2 fingers to pan and zoom
  • zooming with the stylus on SP2 does not work

Autodesk Sketchbook

  • macOS: Menu > Window > Enter Full Screen / Exit Full Screen
  • Navigation puck – Spacebar
    • pan
    • zoom
    • rotate
  • Hide / Reveal the Interface – TAB

iPad

Procreate

  • use two fingers to zoom and pan
  • quick pinch to fit the image to screen
  • tap with 4 fingers to toggle the interface on and off

ArtStudio Pro

  • use two fingers to zoom and pan
  • quick pinch to fit the image to screen
  • click the fullscreen button in the top right corner

Infinite Painter

  • use two fingers to zoom and pan
  • quick pinch to fit the image to screen doesn't work that well on Infinite Painter
  • toggle interface by clicking on ⌜⌟ (in the top left corner of the screen)

Craft Pro

  • use two fingers to zoom and pan
  • quick pinch to fit the image to screen
  • swipe from left side to hide and show the interface

Autodesk Sketchbook

  • use two fingers to zoom and pan
  • tap with 3 fingers to toggle the interface on and off or the fullscreen button