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A grievance of the functionality of the brush in PDN v 4.0.13 compared to the older version I rely on


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You don't use antialiasing or hardness? With AA + a non-100% Hardness setting, the current implementation makes a lot of sense.

 

However, it looks like the aliased + 100% hardness (which is implied if AA is off) setting may need some improvement.

 

What you're seeing is an effect of something calling spacing (Photoshop's term). It is hard coded in Paint.NET to be a certain proportion of the brush size (like 20% or something), and is not currently adjustable in the UI.

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Yeah, I use an entirely unfiltered brush for my drawings. It's simultaneously a decision to assist my editing workflow and an aesthetic preference. A largely sized brush with precision is mainly important to me for erasing and merging line brushstrokes.

 

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btw to further explain the issue you're seeing at the top, where you say that the brush doesn't always immediately paint what's under the mouse: The way to think about this is that the brush doesn't render a new stamp until your mouse has moved a certain distance. Which is hardcoded right now at, iirc, 20% of the brush size. So a 100 brush size means you have to move the mouse 20 pixels -- in any direction -- before a new stamp is placed on the canvas.

 

This is important for soft brushes because otherwise all of that "softness" gets accumulated and saturated too much and you lose the soft effect.

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