Ok, it’s clear that I need to explain my reasoning here better.
In response to Leonid who said “ You always can use Autoshapes for pressure-sensitive straight lines. And line-mode for heavy pressure lines.”:
Using auto shape to make lines and using line mode to make lines is fundamentally different. One is slow, one is fast. Auto shape requires you to long-hold after every line. Line mode lets you draw lines extremely fast, which allows hatching. So no, they are not interchangeable. Also- if you like the current behavior of line mode drawing 100% pressure lines- Adding pressure sensitivity to line mode would not stop you from using it that way. Just turn off pressure sensitivity in the brush- the same way you would if you wanted to make thick lines with auto shapes.
In response to Lucky Clan- who said “you cannot see the stroke being drawn, so making it dynamics doesn’t makes sense.”:
My response to this is that it should live preview the stroke as you draw it in line mode! The fact that it doesn’t is a weakness of the existing implementation that should be improved. It’s especially apparent when you use a thick brush and cannot tell how big your mark will be. Also- you currently have pressure dynamics for auto shape, which does not currently have live preview. How is it any different if line mode had pressure dynamics without live preview? It’s the same. Obviously, if line mode had pressure dynamics it would be much better with live preview, just like auto shape would be. And you recently mentioned in another thread that live preview is a planned feature coming to auto shapes. So you must see the logic of this request- Please, also add live preview for line mode, and add pressure dynamics to it as well, just like auto shape. It would be ideal if all the drawing modes had live preview for consistency and for a better WYSIWYG design (what you see is what you get) like the rest of the app. Currently, it’s weird that auto shape gets pressure dynamics and line mode doesn’t, since I now expect line mode to work similarly, as it is simply another mode. Freehand mode has live preview and pressure dynamics, auto shape is getting both, why not the rest, especially line mode which is an intuitive fit for both as well? The inconsistency seems like a bug.
I’m not sure you guys are considering all the ways that the line mode can be used. It’s true that you can use line mode to methodically, slowly draw straight, accurate lines one at a time. But I also use it all the time for fast hatching- quick series of short, straight lines to do shading. It’s actually an incredible feature that is very rare to see in other art apps, and something I cherish in art studio pro. I’m attaching a simple, short demo video of what I’m talking about here. I hope its clear from the video- doing this sort of hatching would be slow and tedious with auto shape to the point where you just wouldn’t do it, and it would be better with pressure dynamics. Linear hatching is a very valid and powerful use case of line mode, that is also a unique selling point for Art Studio Pro!
Auto shape and line mode are good for different things: they are different tools. They both deserve to be fully featured. You cannot use auto shape to draw many strokes rapidly. Line mode lets you do that. The linear hatching use case of line mode would greatly benefit from pressure dynamics, just like auto shape already has. And adding that would not stop you from using line mode as it is used now, for other use cases. It would make things more consistent across line and auto shape mode, and be more WYSIWYG. These are all good things without any losses. Line mode deserves full functionality, please reconsider your response to this request!
I hope I have clarified my case here with the reasoning described above. Please add pressure dynamics to line mode, and please add live preview to line mode and auto shape mode (and ideally, all the drawing modes!) Thank you!