The ink tool can only change size (with pressure variation) whereas
the paintbrush tool can change size, opacity, hardness and colour.
Opacity is very useful for hard-brushing- an oil-paint-like effect.


On 12/24/06, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 20:06 +0000, Raeth wrote:
> > I was wondering if it would be possible to somehow merge the Ink and
> > the Paintbrush tools (I'm not a programmer) so that one could paint
> > with the varying size and/or opacity of the Paintbrush combined with
> > the accuracy and smoothness of the Ink tool.
> No, that is not possible. The two tools work completely differently. The
> paintbrush stamps the brush repeatedly on the canvase to create a brush
> stroke. The ink tool however calculates the outline of the brush stroke
> based on geometry and movement of the brush tip. This stroke outline is
> then filled using a solid color. Both concepts have advantages and
> disadvantages.
> > In other words: Give the ink tool more pressure sensivity options and
> > call it the new paintbrush tool.
> May I ask what options exactly you are missing in the Ink tool?
> Sven
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