Symmetry settings

The symmetry tool helps you do symmetric drawings.

You can select a point within the image to be the symmetry center by entering the values in Center X and Center Y. Use Place to activate a selection mode that lets you click anywhere on the canvas to define the center.

There are different symmetry modes:

Mirror X
Mirrors every dot from left to right and vice versa.

Mirror Y
Mirrors every dot from top to bottom and vice versa.

Multi Dot Cycle
According to the number of dots you selected all dots will simply be drawn in a circle around the symmetry center.

Multi Dot Mirror
The mirror mode also draws the number of dots you selected as a circle around the center, just like the cyclic mode. But additionally all dots will be duplicated by mirroring them. So if you select "1" for number of dots you will actually see two dots where the second one is drawn mirrored.

Use the option Center on Pixel to define if you want the mirror modes to have a pixel as a center. If disabled the center lies between the pixels. The symmetry tool only works with the the following tools:
· dotted/continuous drawing
· line
· poly line
· curve
· filled polygon
· flood fill

Related topics

Tool & Paint Settings

Last modified: 04 July 2020