David Gowers wrote:
> What do you mean here? I think we need at least these paint tools:
> Paint (this would be able to do all of what Pencil, Paintbrush, and
> Airbrush do currently, and perhaps also Eraser), Ink (this does not use
> 'brushes'), Clone (also Heal?) , Perspective Clone , Blur/Sharpen,
> Dodge/Burn, Smudge. Do you really have a proposition to unify all of
> those, or do I misunderstand you?
Yes, my proposition is to unify all of those.
The idea is that 'brushes' would become something different than what it
is now, more related to the "physical" proprieties of the tool used (=
brush preset) than their meaning in the computer graphics world.
Brushes in the 'brush' setting window would be of different, selectable
types, like for example:
- Brushless -> Behavior as with the current ink tool
- Parametric -> Vector brushes with adjustable settings affecting their
shape, possibly of many different types (and not only "circular")
- From clipboard -> Bitmap brush
- From file -> Load a brush in bitmap/SVG format (future versions)
- From path -> Vector brush from a user defined path (future versions)
Paint, eraser, smudge, clone, blur/sharpen, dodge/burn, clone, would be
simply different "brush" modes selectable in the brush editing window,
possibly in addition to others. Some would be mutually exclusive (since
their effect would cancel one each other, some would stack.
With my idea this way a "brush" can have different shapes, different
physical behaviors, and different modes of operation.
Of course, there would be plenty of built-in presets (since the amount
of different options would be overwhelming for the average user)
selectable from the brush preset Window. A few basic settings (size,
opacity, spacing/rate and dynamics will remain easily selectable within
the standard tool settings window.
There are some usability details to be still clarified, but this is my
general idea. Anyway, I agree that it would be similar in many ways than
how MyPaint works (I swear I have never heard of this great application
(By the way, I think maybe it's better to explain this idea a bit a time
while discussing with other users instead writing a long slab of text
like I initially intended?)
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