Copy, paste, and stamp pictures - the Scissors

There are times when you want to duplicate, move, or remove a part of your drawings, you can use the scissors to accomplish this.

First here are explanation on the terms,

Cut: to select and remove a part of the drawings.
Copy: to select and duplicate a part of the drawings
Paste: after you choose to "Cut" or "Copy" an image, you can stamp (paste) this image again multiple times on different places in the same frame.
Rub: after you choose to "Cut" or "Copy" an image, you can rub this image on the surface of the canvas. The effect is like pressing the image on a piece of paper, and only the parts that are being pressed will be shown on the paper.


  1. Tap on the scissors icon. copy_and_paste_animation_desk_01.png
  2. Select an area that you want to cut or copy.copy_and_paste_animation_desk_02.png
  3. Choose cut or copy the image.


If you choose to copy the image, you can further "stamp" or rub this images on the canvas. Here is how to do it and the effect,



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    All your explanations are assuming that the person understand the different features.

    For example - what is rubbing? What is Stamping? And why would I want to incorporate this effect?

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    Good evening


    • I would like to learn how to make a stick man move and have a falling earth ball in the story. How do I do this with out having to draw the same frame but a little change.


    This could be explain through pictures, or a youtube or a walkthrough just some suggestion.

    Thank again.

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    @Coremuscle, thanks for the feedback. We add some explanation on the top of the article.

    @zackmto, thanks. Using real example to present the tutorial seems seems to be a cool idea. We will see if there is anything we can do. By the way, if you are interested in stick figure and bouncing balls, here are some fun tutorial

    How to draw poses (with stick figure)

    Squeeze and Stretch


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    Rubbing is not clear. What does rubbing mean? What is the percentage behind it?

    Edited by t.jevdjic
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    Hello t.jevdjic, when you select a part of the drawing and run the drawing on a page, only the part of the image that you rub on (with your finger or stylus)  will appear on the page. It works like printing something on a wood board ( Rubbing is useful for creating some staging effects in your animation. It's also an alternative way to select an irregular object. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you.

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