Preferences Customize Keys

For those people, like myself, who use keyboard shortcuts a lot the Customize Keys option is superb. It allows shortcuts to be made for all the main functions in Painter and you can also change the default ones if you wish. It is particularly useful if you use another program like Photoshop for instance, as you can use the same shortcuts in both programs.

The option existed in earlier versions of Painter but in Painter X the dialog box has had an overhaul and is much more user friendly

To bring up the dialog box, go to Edit> Preferences> Customize Keys. Figure 1.24 shows the dialog box at this stage. It is all very easy to follow, but here is an example of how to make a shortcut for the Revert option (which has the function key F12 in Photoshop).

Open the dialog box and click on the plus sign to the left of the word File, this will bring up the list of commands in the File menu. Highlight Revert and as you will see there is no shortcut allocated to it. Press the F12 key to set this as the

Figure 1.24

The Customize Keys dialog box.

Figure 1.24

The Customize Keys dialog box.

shortcut, make any more shortcuts in the same way then press OK to accept all the changes you have made. It is that simple.

Apart from commands in the menu bar, keyboard shortcuts can be set for the palette menus and tools, change the option in the Shortcuts dialog box to access the other areas.

The changes you have made will be saved for immediate and ongoing use, but if you have to reload the program they may be lost, you can therefore save your own set by pressing the save icon. You can also save and load different sets for specific types of usage.

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