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Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Request: more powerful/less cumbersome gradient tool sidebar interfaceon: January 17, 2023, 12:47:13 AM
Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Brush Tool Icon is hard to see for small brushes- Could it just stay big?on: January 17, 2023, 12:43:07 AM
Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Brush Tool Icon is hard to see for small brushes- Could it just stay big?on: November 08, 2022, 02:21:56 PM
Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Feature Request: Custom Names show up for favorites added in Quick Menuon: October 26, 2022, 06:45:23 PM
Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Brush Tool Icon is hard to see for small brushes- Could it just stay big?on: October 25, 2022, 03:00:36 PM
You can see an example in the attached image. With a brush selected that has a radius of 1, you cant see the icon at all.
The brush stamp icon scales down if the size is below 70 pixels, all the way to nothing. It makes it really hard to see. I think it would be better to simply not do this scaling and leave the brush stamp icon large. There is a number below it that displays the pixel size, so you could still tell how big it is.
When I show the program to friends who are trying to learn it, this is a common point of confusion early on. Often times, they don't even know there is a brush tool icon because its invisible! Removing the scaling is a simple fix that would really help make the UI more approachable and easy to read. Thanks for your consideration!
I like the number 4 idea of a slim mode for the layers panel! Something similar was just added to the brushes panel. Would be a great feature especially for the smaller iPad mini screen size.
This becomes an issue for authoring seamless textures, where the offset functionality needs to be lossless as it gets repeated many times.
Also- the icon is of the brush stamp and scales down to nothing when the size goes to 1- I find this pretty impractical. I often work with small brushes and it effectively makes the brush icon invisible most of the time. There also is a bug that makes the little radius number below the icon not render sometimes which makes things worse.
I think a very simple improvement would be to just not animate the size of the brush stamp on the icon. Just leave it a constant scale that is large enough to see. Let the radius number inform you of the current size. The visual scale of the icon can’t be a great preview of the brush size anyway because it’s limited to the size of the toolbar height.
There are some brushes with very transparent stamps that are hard to see on the icon as well, even when they are larger… I’m not sure about what to do to improve this other than trying normalizing the opacity range of the stamp for the toolbar icon. But that may look strange in some cases.
Thanks for your consideration!