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KingOfAwesome58219
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

When I first joined scratch I was very confused as to what all the tools do in the editor - so I decided I go over all that here.
Note: This is an ENTIRE overview, you probably know about most of this.
Let's start with the side panel tools

At the top, we have the draw tool.

I'm sure you know what this does - it draws
Down at the bottom of the screen, you have the resize slider. Use this to choose your specific size. The smallest is one fourth of the squares in the editor, the biggest is just a giant circle, I'm not sure how big it is

You can also adjust the color with the color picker in the bottom middle of the screen.

Below that, you have the line tool.
To draw a line, find the place where you want one end, and then click, hold, and drag to the place where you want the other end.

Once again, you can edit the size and color of the line tool
Below that, you have the Rectangle and Ellipse Tool

To draw an ellipse/rectangle, do the same thing you did with the line - click and drag.
Down where the line size slider was, you now have two buttons, one to draw a filled in shape, and one for a wire frame shape.
After that you have the text tool.

Select any place you want text, type what you want, and select enter.
Down below where the line size selector or shape type once was, you have a new set of options.

You can choose any of the six provided fonts - Donegal, Scratch, Helvetica (Default), Gloria, Marker, and Mystery.
Below that, you have the Fill tool.

This tool is a lot more complicated than it looks.
Down in the sub-options area, you now have four types of gradients to select from - Solid, Horizontal, Vertical, and Radial.

You may notice that Horizontal only goes one way - however, this can be changed. In the upper right corner of the paint selector, you have to squares. One has the color you have selected, the other is white.

You can click on the white on, and you will notice that the gradients reverse.

You can now also select a color to replace that white.
Perhaps you don't want to fill something, you want to unfill something.
The editor allows for this too! Simply click on the “color” with the red line through it,

and you can go and unfill a color by clicking on it.
You can also select colors that are not preset by clicking on this

A new color selector with come up, and you can click anywhere to get a color.
You can also adjust the slider at the right to darken or lighten your colors.
Say you want a color you just can't find exactly…
Use this tool

to select and color in your drawing.
Okay, on to the next thing.
Now there is the eraser.

It can be resized just as the paint tool can, but it draws negatively.
After this, you have the Select tool.

Drag your rectangle over any piece of your drawing to single it out and drag it somewhere else.
The last tool is duplicate.

Use this to drag over any rectangle just as before, and then duplicate it and move the new piece around.
That's all for now! I'll add the top tools if I have the time later.




LoudHeadphones
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Give him a sticky, GIVE HIM A STICKY!!! Srsly this is quite helpful and the art can be a bit confusing if you've never done anything like it before.

This has been LHP. The dude that makes chiptune music ranging from “Meh” to “Nice” and then puts it in a studio
Do you want somebody to tell you what they think goes into good platformers? No? Well then don't view this project
LoudHeadphones
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Or wait is this stickied? I can't see the icon for some reason.

This has been LHP. The dude that makes chiptune music ranging from “Meh” to “Nice” and then puts it in a studio
Do you want somebody to tell you what they think goes into good platformers? No? Well then don't view this project
KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

LoudHeadphones wrote:

Or wait is this stickied? I can't see the icon for some reason.
This is not stickied



random555
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Cool

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Penguin9090_new
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Cool

CLICK PLZ: Games Art Particles Animations Others

There could be invisible text but probably not –>am i wasting your time? Don't click this link. Really. Don't. Click. It.
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PrincessPanda_test_
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Great! There should be one on the vector painter!














Click the image for something special!

Wanna collab on something Sonic?
KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

Great! There should be one on the vector painter!
I plan on maybe doing that soon.



MegaApuTurkUltra
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Nice tutorial! This should be itopic'd

cute cute cute cute cute

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poniesareso
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

This is a great tutorial. You should make a project about this with your forum tutorial in it!

Cick dat kumqut!







KingOfAwesome58219
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

MegaApuTurkUltra wrote:

Nice tutorial! This should be itopic'd
I hope so



OmnipotentPotato
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

I haven't used the text button in bitmap for like 2 years lol.
KingOfAwesome58219
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

OmnipotentPotato wrote:

I haven't used the text button in bitmap for like 2 years lol.
I haven't been on scratch for 2 years - but I don't use it either.



Paddle2See
Scratch Team
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

This is very nice! A better place for permanent instructional articles is the Scratch Wiki - it has the people and the organizational structure to insure that it remains relevant and will be useful for years to come - without taking up forum space:

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Paint_Editor

It would be awesome if you were to work with them to get your article over there

Scratch Team Member, kayak enthusiast, and servant to multiple cats.

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KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Paddle2See wrote:

This is very nice! A better place for permanent instructional articles is the Scratch Wiki - it has the people and the organizational structure to insure that it remains relevant and will be useful for years to come - without taking up forum space:

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Paint_Editor

It would be awesome if you were to work with them to get your article over there
Ok



Paddle2See
Scratch Team
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All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

KingOfAwesome58219 wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

This is very nice! A better place for permanent instructional articles is the Scratch Wiki - it has the people and the organizational structure to insure that it remains relevant and will be useful for years to come - without taking up forum space:

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Paint_Editor

It would be awesome if you were to work with them to get your article over there
Ok
I also put a link to it from the Helpful Topics topic

Scratch Team Member, kayak enthusiast, and servant to multiple cats.

;
KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

All About The Scratch Bitmap Editor

Paddle2See wrote:

KingOfAwesome58219 wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

This is very nice! A better place for permanent instructional articles is the Scratch Wiki - it has the people and the organizational structure to insure that it remains relevant and will be useful for years to come - without taking up forum space:

http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Paint_Editor

It would be awesome if you were to work with them to get your article over there
Ok
I also put a link to it from the Helpful Topics topic
Cool thanks
I contacted jvvg about the wiki conversion



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