工作空间

点击画廊底部正中央的加号,会新建一幅画作。

状态栏

我们可以看到App顶部黑色部分是状态栏。从左到右分别为:

  1. Drop-down Menu. This handy menu allows you to save your work and open a New drawing, Open an existing drawing, Save your work, Export a drawing, manage your Settings, learn about Concepts, purchase in-app features, find 24-hr “Ask Us Anything” support, and exit the app.
  2. 面包屑导航:您正在使用的是概念画板App,当前位于“未命名”画作的“图层 Pen”上。
  3. 创建一幅新画作/+:点击“+”可以保存当前画作并创建一幅新的画作。
  4. Pro商店:显示您的购买状态、所有能让您的创作提高效率的可购买工具或套装。
  5. 最小化:点击之后App会缩小至任务栏。
  6. 全屏 vs. 窗口模式:画布缩放显示画布和工作空间,或者展开为全屏显示。
  7. 退出:点击 X 可以退出App。

工具转轮/栏

工具栏之下是工具转轮,包含8款常用工具(可自由配置)、撤销和重做按钮。

The wheel is movable. If you tap+hold+drag (or click+drag) on the wheel, you’ll find you can drag the wheel about and put it anywhere you’d like on the canvas. Pass the center line and the wheel will switch to left-handed mode.

Some people prefer their buttons larger or smaller to fit their fingers. You can scale the tool wheel by pinching or expanding your fingers on it, and find the size that is most comfortable for you. If you’re on a desktop, hover the mouse over it and scroll up or down.

Tap a tool on the outer ring to activate it and start drawing. Tap it again (or double-tap an inactive tool) to enter the Brushes menu, where you can choose from many different tools and find your flair. More about this in Brushes.

工具转轮中心环上的三项设定可以配置当前工具。

  1. 尺寸:使用尺寸滑条可以设定笔刷笔宽。选择上面4个预设值中的任意一个,设定后可以快速切换常用的笔宽。
  2. 不透明度:使用不透明度滑条可以设定笔刷的透明程度。100%是完全不透明的,0%是完全透明。
  3. Smoothing. Use the smoothing slider and presets to set how much “smart” smoothing you’d like your line to have. Smoothing happens after you draw, not during - live smoothing is coming soon.
    0% smoothing gives you the raw stroke straight from your hand input, 50% smoothing takes many of the bumps out for a more polished stroke, and 100% smooths the stroke into a perfectly straight line between start and end points, no matter how wriggly it started.

At the center of the tool wheel, you’ll see the current color and opacity of your brush. Tap this circle to reveal the COPIC color wheel, Too Corporation’s beautiful design and illustration spectrum. Tap a color to select it. Read more on Colors below.

If you drag the tool wheel to the center of the screen, you’ll see a canvas layout manager. Drag the weel on the image representing the tool bar and your tool wheel will become a tool bar. You can also toggle between the wheel and the bar in the settings menu. The same abilities are available with the tool bar as with the tool wheel, with the customizations and color options available along the inside edge.

无限大画布

不管是绘制一幅巨图或是缩小打量细节,无限大的画布都能让您的创作收放自如。当然,您也可以选择设定画布大小。

Concepts is equipped with an infinite canvas, which is our way of saying you can extend your paper in any direction you need it, as far as you need it to go. Pan around using two fingers normally, or one finger while using the Selection tool. If you’re using a Surface Pen, you can set your Finger Action to pan around as well, which makes navigating while drawing more convenient.

To zoom in and out, or to rotate the canvas, use a two finger pinch / spread gesture. Lines stay sharp no matter how far you go - one of the many benefits of a vector-based platform. You'll notice there are "zoom steps" at 10% increments which help you find standard sizes and rotations by feel.

我们还可以通过点击画布右上角的缩放数值后输入精确的数值来设定缩放程度。

如果您迷失在画布中(无限大画布真的是超级大的),可以双击缩放数值区域,您会被带回到画布的正中央。

Of course, you can add a predefined boundary or artboard to your infinite canvas, too. Just go to the Settings menu and define your custom size or choose from the popular choices.

撤消/重做

万一您需要撤销或修改,就可以使用撤销和重做按钮。这两个按钮在工具转轮最外面一环上。但是估计您不会常用到它们。

在画布上两指轻按可以撤销操作,属于常用设定。我们甚至听设计师们说可惜真实纸张上无法使用两指轻按来撤销操作。

But the biggest reason you might not use undo so much is that we’re vector-based, which means you can Select and adjust the offending line, or delete it entirely whenever you want. This is a selective way to alter your sketch (no pun intended) without being limited to a brute force undo that loses all of your latest work. We think you'll prefer it.

图层

最后是主画布页面,我们可以看到图层菜单。图层菜单也是可以移动的。只需要长按拖动图层图标到画布上任意位置即可。下面还有更多关于图层的信息。

使用压感笔

Concepts is at its best with a stylus, though it works with a mouse on PCs with Windows installed. Currently Concepts is optimized for working with the Surface Pen, a pressure and tilt-sensitive stylus for the Surface, Pro and Dial. We do not have official support for other styli or touchscreens, but you may find that they work regardless. If you have devices you’d like us to optimize for, please let us know.