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Pencil offset
on: July 10, 2019, 04:26:59 PM
IMO pencil offset is bit too much when shading with tilt, especially for big brushes. That was the first thing I noticed immediately when shading in Artstudio. Left is Artstudio.
Right feels better (Procreate or Infinity Painter):

Because of that I find myself constatly painting in wrong spot, and the shading is applied to much toward pencil center.
Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 04:28:47 PM by JoseConseco

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Re: Pencil offset
Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 03:52:01 AM
There are two modes of tilting - with and without offset.
Offset is used when you set Dynamics>Angle to Rotation.
To check mode without offset the difference check Shading(Tilt) brush.
Maybe you just need to use this mode...


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Re: Pencil offset
Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 06:46:42 AM
Dynamics>Angle set - None helped - brush is now in center.
I just had to go to finger dynamics - and set Angle to 'Stroke direction' - for brush alpha to follow the pen azimuth (I'm not sure if this is bug, that finger properties are affecting pen props).
But still offset feature is great, imo it could be reduced.  In Infinite Painter  offset value can be set by user. Positive values move brush away from pencil (good for aerograph like effect), negative is moving alpha toward pencil center (pencils).
I measured how much more offset is applied in AStudio Pro compared to  IPainter:

So even with max offset value, Artstudio is moving brush alpha around 50%  more compared to IPainter (and usually pencils in IPainter are not set to max offset).
I hope you will consider reducing offset, or adding slider for it.