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Change Pen Shade by ()
change pen shade by ()
Category Pen
Type Stack
Removed in 3.0

The Change Pen Shade by () block was a Pen block and a stack block. The block changed the pen's shade by the specified amount. In Scratch 3.0, this block was replaced by Change Pen () by (), which had a drop-down menu for other pen options.

Example Uses

In art projects, the pen that the viewer controls might want to be pressed harder or lighter — this block did the job.

Some common uses for the Change Pen Shade by () block were:

  • Repeatedly changing the pen shade while the pen is being used to create art with different shades
    change pen shade by (1)
  • Changing pen shades for an art program
ask [Change shade by what amount?] and wait
change pen shade by (answer)
  • In projects that draw objects with the pen, changing the shade of the object(s)
repeat (200)
    move (1) steps
    change pen shade by (1)

See Also

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