Little Witches – Project Update!

It’s been awhile since I posted regarding this project. I’m so close to finishing the coloring on the pages! I’ve been concentrating on keeping my head down and focusing on getting the work done. Every month I do a dump of the pages to show my editor, and she’s happy with my progress, so that’s encouraging!

Clip Studio Paint – Swap Main and Sub Colors

I’ve been going crazy for awhile trying to figure out how to swap the main and sub colors on my toolbar. This is a feature I use frequently in Photoshop to easily reverse gradient directions.
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This is especially important in Clip Studio Paint as there is no easy way to swap gradient directions (you can do it, it’s just not easy. The toggle is buried a bit in the gradient palette). Unfortuantely, there’s no swapper arrow and clicking on the colors just opens the palette to choose a new color.

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After dealing with my mounting frustration, I sat down and decided to figure this out.

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As you can see, by default, “X” is assigned to “Switch main color and sub color”. This doesn’t mean the sub color is brought into the foreground, it means the sub color is selected. Not quite what I wanted. After a little trial and error, I figured out that the option I want is “Switch between main color and sub color”. This brings the sub color into the foreground and moves the main color into the background.

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I swapped the shortcut and added it to the option I wanted. Problem solved!

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I’m going to tighten up the backgrounds in the top and bottom panel, but I’m pretty happy with how these came out just freehanded.
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