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Does anyone use the Freeform Shape tool?


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I'm working on the new Shapes tool for 4.0, and I just have to ask ... does anyone even use the Freeform Shape tool? It's the one at the very bottom-right corner of the Tools window.

Of the folks I've asked so far, nobody has used it and nobody sees any value in it (which I agree with). Removing it from 4.0 would simplify things a bit and speed up progress, allowing me to focus time on things which are actually useful and awesome.

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I don't use it at all. Kinda wish it were a freeform polygon tool instead...

 

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Don't use it - more likely to use ellipse, rectangle, rounded rectangle more. And, for me, the Line/Curve tool is the most useful - as you can stretch and bend it afterwards.

Couldn't you add all the shapes together? Adding the choice of shapes with brush width, fill, etc - including maybe custom shapes, and the ability to stretch and distort it aswell like the Line/Curve tool?

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Terminate with extreme prejudice :lol:

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Nope. The brush tool is pretty much the same thing. (Draw something with brush and connect the endpoints to a point somewhere else with the line tool.) I think it would be more useful for it to be a polygon tool, but 4.0 is coming soon so maybe for a later version. :)

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Hi Rick

I use it many times when I work on images that i need to trace and they have strange/irregular shapes.

or when i need to create a mask area around something or fill an area that needs delicate touches .

its a good tool saves the need to use the "lasso selection" then fill.

it gives online view of the area you work on.

Please keep it 10Q.

Avi

p.s.

From what it looks , I'm one of the few who uses it, but I can say that after you know how and when to use it,

you would think how you did things without it ;-)

p.s.2

Working with image manipulations, makes this tool very useful.

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@avim I do a lot of image mods and cutting out of images and have never used it,I prefer to use the line tool and alphamasking ( once you use these tools you will wonder how you managed without them ;) )

I had wished for alpha-masking before...

then I just thought of it, and checked and found that there is a plugin for this, which is good (though, it could possibly be a little better as a layer-effect though...).

much better than trying to cut out the image using the eraser tool at least.

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