Colours can be drawn on the chart whilst in Painting Mode. In Painting Mode two different tools are active; the Painting Tool and the Arrow Selection Tool.
Whilst the mouse is over stitches in a chart then the Painting Tool is active, otherwise the Arrow Selection Tool is active.
To enter Painting Mode, select a colour / yarn from the palette or from the key in the Chart Diagram file. Initially the cursor will be an arrow as the Arrow Selection Tool is active. If the mouse is moved over stitches in the chart the Painting Tool will become active and the cursor will change to a paintbrush.
To colour a stitch on the chart move the mouse to the desired location and click. A single stitch will be coloured.
To colour several stitches adjacent to one another, click down on the first stitch and then, whilst the button is still down, move the mouse over as many stitches as desired. Release the mouse button to finish painting.
If the colour has not been used in the chart before, then an entry for the new colour will be automatically added to the key.
To change to a different stitch type or to a colour / yarn, select again from the palette or from the key.
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