Author Topic: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option  (Read 1697 times)

mattnava

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I read this idea mentioned in an old thread and wanted to see if it was still on your radar. I think this would be a fantastic improvement to the color toolbar for quick color selection and hope to see it in the program!

I imagine it as three vertical sliders for hue, saturation, and value, stacked vertically in the toolbar. I created a mock-up image with the HSB Color Toolbar to make sure the idea is clear.

Thanks for considering this feature!
Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 03:03:52 PM by mattnava

Kappa

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 11:57:43 AM
Great idea and elegant design.

This could be an optional sidebar mode under prefs.

It definitely has my vote.

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 01:02:27 PM
Extremely good idea. +1

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 02:01:44 AM
+1. HSB  is the best.

mattnava

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 02:19:32 AM
Hey awesome, glad you all like this idea. I hope Lucky Clan does too! :)

Ive found that so many art apps hide the HSB sliders in a pop up window and Ive always wanted something as direct as the ubiquitous brush size/opacity sliders for color.

Here's a stretch goal: Imagine if these sliders were live - meaning that on an iPad, you could adjust them with one hand while you draw with the other. You could do things like subtly change the brightness up and down mid-stroke as you go. It could be neat for shading and other effects, and would really be a unique feature among current art apps!

Lucky Clan

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 04:12:04 AM
I really like the idea! This or very similar solution will be implemented in version 1.4.
Live colors - maybe later, there are technical/perofmance difficulties to implement it quickly.

mattnava

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 07:22:23 PM
Wow awesome! This made my day! Thanks so much!

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 05:55:32 AM
Yes Really liking the idea shown in the picture. with the H S B color tool bar. would be great if these sliders will change dynamically,just like the sliders in the Color Editor window. (changes on one of the bars will affect the rest accordingly)

It will be a very practical addition :)
Will look forward to 1.4, I'm sure it's still a bit early :)

Cheers

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 09:00:09 AM
HSB sliders toolbar is ready for 1.4 - screenshot attached.
Of course it is optional, swatches will be displayed there by default.

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 02:12:15 AM
Looking great! really looking forward to 1.4
Maybe stretch them vertically juuust a little bit ?  so the user can choose the right Hue more easily
Thanks!

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #10 on: September 07, 2018, 06:24:50 AM
I cannot stretch it because in some cases slider's thumbs would be too close to each other.

mattnava

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 07:16:40 AM
Wow, that looks excellent! I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you so much!

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #12 on: September 08, 2018, 08:11:10 AM
I love this idea!

Would it be possible to have an option to use either HSL, RGB or LAB sliders?

That would pull me 100% to Artstudio Pro since I only use RBG or LAB sliders.

Lucky Clan

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #13 on: September 08, 2018, 05:34:42 PM
We will do it (rgb, lab)

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Re: HSB Sliders instead of swatches in color toolbar option
Reply #14 on: September 08, 2018, 07:05:03 PM
This looks great, awesome job!