MediBang Paint Pro + FireAlpaca: Brush and Eraser Tool | Tutorial

MediBang Paint Pro + FireAlpaca: Brush and Eraser Tool | Tutorial


Hello everyone! So today I present a FireAlpaca vs. MediBang
Paint Pro comparison and a very basic guide on how to use the pen and eraser tool in those
two software. FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint Pro are two
free and popular drawing software. What’s really special about FireAlpaca is
that there’s an “Onion Skin Mode” that can be used to create animated GIFs and there’s
different pen/brush selection compared to MediBang Paint Pro. So this is MediBang Paint Pro, you actually
can create a free account to have access to cloud saving, free fonts, brushes and textures. And if you guys want to follow or add me,
my username is, as always. So we have the brush tool and the eraser tool. Before I get started, please be sure to turn
on all of the windows. You don’t need to turn on reference, but please
turn on everything else. So we have the color wheel over here, you
can change it to a color bar if you would like to. And basically, the color that is boxed in
red, is the color that your pen is going to be. So as you can see, its black. The color that is surrounded by the red outline
is also black. This back color over here is useful when you
have brushes that use two colors such as the edge pen. You can see there is the beige in the middle
and then the black outline. If you want to switch it around, all you have
to do is tap the beige, and the beige becomes in front. So now the beige becomes the outline and the
black is the fill. Okay, brush control. You can control the size of your brushes in
many different ways. So first of all, its by dragging this bar,
or you can type in a number here. Or you can press ” [ ” or ” ] “. So you can
see I’m pressing this key right now (” [ “), and its decreasing. And then this one over here (” ] “) increases. The opacity in over here and this is just
the percentage. Opacity is basically how dark/transparent
the color is. So you can see this is black, and if we change
the opacity to about 53%, it becomes gray. Sorry my nib’s a little old so you can kind
of see the swiggles over there. I need to buy some new nibs for my drawing
tablet pen (stylus). Well anyway, brush control, there’s many other
different functions depending on the brush that you select. So over here I have the symmetry pen selected,
and as you can see, there are many different options such as line angle, turn around, and
opaque. So this brush preview allows you to see how
your brush is going to look like before actually drawing on the canvas and actually you can
tap this box right here and it’ll go back you your default. Your default is set when you double click
on pen and you can change this width. This becomes your “default”. Its different from adjusting in brush control. And you can adjust many different settings
by double-clicking on a specific pen. You can also download brushes from the cloud
if you make a free account and add script and bitmap brushes. Jumping back to the color window, below the
red box color there’s this transparent square. This acts as an eraser. However, what’s special about this is that
it applies whatever brush you selected in this menu (brush window) to be your eraser. So let’s say you select airbrush and you have
your transparency selected, it erases as an airbrush. Meanwhile, if you go to the eraser tool, which
is right below the brush tool, it just erases as a brush. And by using the pen and transparency fill,
you can actually change your opacity as well, besides selecting the brush that you choose. The eraser tool is similar to using the pen
tool and then just clicking the transparency button. But then it actually gives you an opportunity
if you click the erase tool to choose a completely different size. So this is at 60, and this is at 20. These don’t affect each other, even though
these both erase. So that’s about it for MediBang Paint Pro. So now, FireAlpaca. Same thing for the color tool, there’s two
colors. The color that is in the red box is the color
that you’re going to be drawing in. So here, I’m drawing in black right now. Here’s your color wheel, you can change it
to a color bar, same as MediBang. You can change the brush size by dragging
this bar or typing it in. I don’t think you can use these buttons ( “[” and
“]” ). You cannot use them to change the brush size. And this is the opacity again. I was already at 76%, and this is 100%. The brush preview, the same thing this is
the default, you can change the default by double clicking on the specific brush and
changing the width in this menu. This is edit brush. Meanwhile, if you change the size in brush
control, it doesn’t make it a default. So when you tap on this, it does not return
back to the brush control, it returns to what is set in edit brush. The brush preview also serves as a very convenient
tool to see how big and opaque your brush is going to be. The brush menu has a lot of different brushes,
but it does not have the cloud download like MediBang Paint Pro, but you can create bittmap
and script brushes if you want to. FireAlpaca also has the transparent brush
which allows you to apply a brush such as the airbrush and make it as an eraser. You can also adjust the opacity over here. This is different from using the eraser. They do not affect each other. But the eraser is just like a brush that is
transparent which is kind of like using a pen and then making it transparent. But then, your transparent pen and your eraser
don’t affect each other. So I’m at 22.4 for my transparent pen, and
I’m at 10 for my eraser There do not affect each other even when I switch it around. Thank you for watching !

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