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Request: Save & Load Brush Settings (not brush shapes)


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First I apologize. I know there is mention of custom brushes on the roadmap / requests list. By the way its described Im not sure if my idea was the same or not, So here it goes...

 

I took a deep dive into various brush settings. Particularly Blend Mode, Hardness and Opacity. I managed to create several "Effect Brushes" just by tweaking the one brush PDN comes with. Thats the sweet part.

 

Ive created the following brushes that allow you to: Airbrush (works perfect with pressure or even a mouse), apply Brightness, apply Darkness,  Contrast Enhance, Color Enhance, Warm Temp and Cool temp. Ive also created a pencil and chalk style brush that works very well. The possibilities are endless.

 

Benefits / Implementation ideas

  1. Small footprint since brushes are stored in files (like shapes)
  2. People can create and share effects with the community
  3. PDN could provide advanced effect brushes like its bloated competitors (without the bloat)
  4. Brush settings could be loaded with an Open button, select file and presto!

         - or -

      4a. A drop down box could display the xml files from a Brush Settings Folder (like shapes)

 

Here is an example of using some effects to touch up an image

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Another thought. I know its old school, but maybe brush settings could be saved and loaded from an INI file? Displayed in a drop down box to easily change settings.

 

[ Airbrush ]
Color = Any
Size = 35
Hardness = 5 to 12
Spacing = 24 or 26
Fill = Solid
Blending Mode = Normal

[ Pen ]
Color = Any
Size = 8 to 16
Hardness = 25
Spacing = 10
Fill = Solid
Blending Mode = Normal

[ Pencil Smooth ]
Color = 202020
Size = 2 to 6
Hardness = 5
Spacing = 25
Fill = Solid
Blending Mode = Normal

[ Pencil Rough ]
Color = 202020
Size = 2 to 6
Hardness = 5
Spacing = 55
Fill = Solid
Blending Mode = Normal

 

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