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    Another brush modification

    Another thing that makes the brush tool less then predictable at times is the fact that the oval preview shows the maximum size of the brush, not the current size. Of course, if you're using a mouse, both these are the same. But with pressure sensitive stylus', you can have the size cranked way up but be applying light pressure, and thus make a thin line. In these cases it's hard to place the stroke with precision since the oval brush preview is so much larger than the actual stroke.

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    Maybe a dot or small circle in the center of the cursor could do it. But i think it should be optional (like the precision cursor in photoshop) because it can also distract.

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    what would be good, is to have a thinner circle, that grows and changes... inside the maximum circle that is, that would be perfect!

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    An excellent suggestion by jonhuhn

    "while in the heat of expression and fever of painting stopping to change a brush size literally stops you" quote by me.
    You'll know when you get there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbug51
    what would be good, is to have a thinner circle, that grows and changes... inside the maximum circle that is, that would be perfect!
    Um, how on earth would you go about predicting the amount of pressure you have not yet applied to a stroke? The size of your brush stroke is directly related to the pressure you use when you place the pen tool on the tablet. You cannot know the size of your stroke if the pen is not touching the tablet. It's not possible.

    If you want a system to monitor your pressure and tell you the size of your actual stroke then I suggest you look at the line you are drawing while are drawing it... it will show you the exact size of your stroke with amazing accuracy, no new circle needed.

    The center dot or cross-hair idea has merit though, and would help with accuracy. It would have to be optional though, as some of us would find it too distracting.


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