Cc4FuzzyHuggles Posted October 11, 2015 Share Posted October 11, 2015 (edited) Hello. I am excited that the paint.net Documentation has been updated to paint.net 4.0+. Thank You For The Update! Your hard work is appreciated. I've been visiting it to get acquainted with the new look, feel, and layout. As I have been exploring the new documentation though, I have a few questions. About the line/curve tool page, there are a couple of things that I don't see mentioned. I'm not sure if I am simply over-looking them, or if they really aren't there. -- On the line/curve page, where is an explanation on what the white square with arrows is? And/or what it does? Also, does this square have a name? It's a really cool new feature, you would think anyone would understand it by simply clicking on it, but I am noticing that some people aren't realizing that they can move their lines/curves by clicking, holding, and dragging the white square. If possible, I would like to help these people as they use the new 4.0+ line/curve tool, by pointing them to the pdn doc. -- I know there is the shortcut key list, but regarding the line/curve tool's page, is there a place where using arrow keys is mentioned? Grab a handle and use the arrows on the keyboard to move the handle one pixel at a time. Grab the white square and use the arrows on the keyboard to move the entire line/curve one pixel at a time. -- Is there an explanation on how to rotate the line/curve tool? I personally wouldn't have known that the line/curve tool has a rotate ability if I didn't go through the 4.0 beta development stages, because the tool's ability to rotate changed several times during 4.0's beta releases, going from being the same as the shapes tool, to being gone, to only working when right-clicking on the white square (possible glitch for me), to finally gaining it's current right-click anywhere function. I'm really happy the nice little rotate trick got to stick around. However, the way to rotate a line/curve isn't super obvious. Many new users don't realize right-clicking functions unless the functions are pointed out to them, once the simplicity of right-clicking is known though, right-clicking is like a hidden discovery that new users end up raving about. Also, if compared to the shapes tool, the shapes tool gets rotate arrows when the mouse cursor is hovered near certain areas, but the line/curve tool only rotates by clicking with the right mouse button, holding, and then dragging. However, what is similar to the shapes tool, is that lines/curves can rotate at restrained angels when holding shift. Have I overlooked the line/curve tool's rotation explanations? -- Is there some kind of shortcut key to toggle between the two curve modes now? I like how right-clicking lets us rotate the line/curve tool, but at the same time I really miss being able to toggle between the cubic and Bézier curves by simply left clicking or right clicking. A lot of people didn't realize the line/curve tool had two modes in the older versions of pdn, but for those of us who did, the left/right clicking ease of use was great. Instead of left/right clicking to toggle between the modes, is there at least a shortcut key? -- Is there still a way to use arrow keys + another key to move items 10 pixels at a time? I couldn't find out how with the line/curve tool. A question that's not about the line/curve tool. -- Zooming! Zooming almost feels fun with all the different ways we can zoom. But is there an all in one place that tells about the variety of ways to zoom? We have the zooming under the "view" in the menu bar, we have the zooming tool and it's functions, plus the ctrl + mouse wheel, and we have the zooming controls at the bottom right of paint.net. Each thing, for what I can see, is explained in their rightful places in the documentation, but at the same time they are all spread out, and they have no references to each other, with the exception of the scroll wheel being mentioned on the same page as the zoom tool. Last question, and it's not about what's in the documentation. -- When I'm on the paint.net forums, where or how do I get to the "getpaint.net" website and the "paint.net documentation" ? I hope these questions aren't too bothersome. Thanks for any answers. Edited October 11, 2015 by Cc4FuzzyHuggles Quote *~ Cc4FuzzyHuggles Gallery ~* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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