Re: [Gimp-developer] Pencil - Tool Options and Hardness

Maybe you should write "I wish that someone else does".

When discussing possibilities, it is less important what I wish. My aim is
to provide good useful input, towards a consensus.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Tobias Ellinghaus <houz gmx de> wrote:

On Thursday 23 June 2016 08:43:55 C R wrote:
To recap:

1. I think the pencil tool should be renamed "Pixel Tool" if it's to stay
in the Tool box.
  A. Jaggies don't make for realistic simulated pencil marks
  B. There are better pencil-simulation tools in the Brush palate

I am not sure that renaming a tool that old would be a good idea. People
what to look for, and at the end of the day it's just a name. No one
it to be a realistic pencil. At least no one accustomed to the tool (see
Product Vision for the intended target audience).

2. I think Brush settings should be brush specific instead of tool
specific, and the brush should remember the modifications made to it
instead of the tool storing that information.
Reason: I can't think of a situation where you would want to use the
current Pencil tool, and Brush tool in tandem. If we're keeping it in the
Tool Box just to remember values between brushes, I'm not sure who it's
benefiting. :)

I am using the two in parallel all the time when drawing masks. The brush
the edges and the pencil to fill in the bulk. Reason: I want to be sure
anti aliasing doesn't leave half transparent areas. So I have my left hand
the keyboard to hit 'x', 'n' and 'b' and the right hand on mouse/stylus.

3. The Pencil Tool could be gotten rid of entirely if #2 is done, and an
anti-aliasing checkbox is added to the brush options.

As Simon already mentioned, there are two levels of anti
aliasing/blurring/thresholding/whatever we want to call it. Would that
turn off both?


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