Re: [Gimp-developer] [Demo] Porting MyPaint brush engines to the GIMP.
- From: gfxuser <gfx user online de>
- To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] [Demo] Porting MyPaint brush engines to the GIMP.
- Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 13:43:42 +0200
In Gimp on the other hand you don't have such presets and you start
every time from scratch to design the brush again and again that you
used previously. An excellent way to kill time without progress and
desired result. :-(
have you heard of GIMPs already existing abilities to save and load
presets? They are in version 2.6.12, but they have already been for
longer time in GIMP.
You find them at the bottom of each tools' window, like the brush
dialog. There are disc icons to save, load, delete and reset tool
presets. The stored settings contain the particular tool settings as
well as the color. I just tried it out. Also the small triangle icon in
the upper right corner of the tools dialogs offers these abilities.
There are also many ready-to-use tool presets and brushes for instance
can be very useful.
What I was missing in the past were predefined presets out of the box,
shipping with GIMP, but this will change in 2.8. Version 2.8RC1 has a
reworked preset system: GIMP will ship with some presets, some reworked
painting brushes and a preset window like Photoshop's 'Tool presets'
window. I still haven't found a way to activate a particular preset by
using a hotkey, but you can bind the new Preset window to a keyboard
It's not about the settings of the brush itself, it's about reusing
brushes and their corresponding settings. For example: I use a knife
to add color to a painting, then i use a knife without color to refine
details and then i use the knife with color again. Switching between
the two brushes can be done in MyPaint with one click or hotkey. But
what will you do in Gimp?
That the brush circle is so sloppy really irritates from drawing, not
seeing where you really are.
Version 2.6.11 on my Windows system works fine in this point. For 2.8RC1
on Windows and 2.6.12 on OS X I have to agree with you.
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