Author Topic: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes  (Read 289 times)

Kardas

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Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
on: October 11, 2020, 03:44:56 AM
Suggestion to move or add a “show brush cursor” in the brush editor ‘general’ panel for individual brushes, instead of a global toggle in the preferences.

The benefits would be a more streamlined workflow for every individual. For instance (subjective for everyone of course) line-art/sketching doesn’t really benefit much from a visual cursor but in fact may get in the way of drawing clarity, on the other hand the painting process, or erasing benefits greatly from having a visible cursor (painting within the lines, precise erasing).

Functionality: To avoid discomfort for present users from removing a global toggle, the global toggle can remain. If it is enabled, then by default it’s enabled in the brush editor panel for all brushes. If it is disabled, then users could toggle them on for individual brushes in the editor panel instead. Would be good as well if the editor brush cursor toggle state remains in memory, so that an accidental global toggle doesn’t wipe individual brush cursor visibility state.

It’s a feature that is also missed on desktop apps like photoshop. I think clip studio has something similar, but just to change the visuals of cursor icon, instead of on/off. Procreate doesn’t have this feature, nor infinite paint. I think it would be a fantastic addition to the power of Artstudio.

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Re: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 04:52:23 AM
Maybe it will be better to just hide cursor for small brushes size?

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Re: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 08:06:12 AM
I’m ok with cursor shape. The only downside, it looks a bit ugly on closeups. Border line is too thick, so you really can’t see good what is under it sometimes. Would be good to have width of shape lines the same size on all zoom canvas values.

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Re: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 09:46:24 AM
Maybe it will be better to just hide cursor for small brushes size?

An interesting idea, but probably wouldn’t have as much situational flexibility as just the current implementation, but just made per-brush individually. Unless your feature could be set for individual brushes as well. Otherwise I could see it bothering people who have a different idea which size constitutes as small, or need precision at a small scale as well, like pixel art perhaps. Maybe I’m not seeing all the angles, so feel free to elaborate on it.

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Re: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 07:31:07 AM
I’m ok with cursor shape. The only downside, it looks a bit ugly on closeups. Border line is too thick, so you really can’t see good what is under it sometimes. Would be good to have width of shape lines the same size on all zoom canvas values.

Current engine doesn't allow changing that without performance loss.

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Re: Suggestion: Brush cursor toggle for individual brushes
Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 07:34:32 AM
Maybe it will be better to just hide cursor for small brushes size?

An interesting idea, but probably wouldn’t have as much situational flexibility as just the current implementation, but just made per-brush individually. Unless your feature could be set for individual brushes as well. Otherwise I could see it bothering people who have a different idea which size constitutes as small, or need precision at a small scale as well, like pixel art perhaps. Maybe I’m not seeing all the angles, so feel free to elaborate on it.

We will not do it soon, it would require a lot of changes similar to Smoothing (global cursor setting, per-brush cursor, maybe also brush mode.. etc). I could consider more simple changes, like "min size to show cursor" or something similar