Welcome to TalkGraphics.com
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    555

    Default Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Hi,

    Would it be possible to have the options to disable the pen tool smooting preview?

    I would prefer the way it works like when you adjust an existing shape with the freehand tool, just seeing the line you trace, dealing with the smoothing slider afterwards if necessary.

    I find the squiggly line a bit annoying.

    Marc
    ________________________________
    Illustrations

  2. #2

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Drag the freehand smoothing slider fully to the left. This will disable the auto smoothing wriggling
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    555

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Hi Sledger,

    It's surely a solution but would generate a billion control points and also mean adjusting and resetting the slider at every stroke.

    Marc
    ________________________________
    Illustrations

  4. #4

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcT View Post
    It's surely a solution but would generate a billion control points
    Excuse my confusion but because you mentioned ;

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcT View Post
    ....... just seeing the line you trace, dealing with the smoothing slider afterwards if necessary.
    I saw the solution as getting your wish
    So, zero the smoothing slider, see your line then select the shape tool and deal with the smoothing afterwards. This will reduce the 'billion control points' to something more manageable yes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcT View Post
    ..and also mean adjusting and resetting the slider at every stroke.
    Are you sure? Certainly not for me. Once the smoothing slider is set to zero, all new strokes in the document are zero smoothing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    555

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Are you sure? Certainly not for me. Once the smoothing slider is set to zero, all new strokes in the document are zero smoothing.
    Hi Sledger, I meant setting the slider to zero, draw, adjusting the smoothing then re-setting the slider to zero, rinse and repeat.


    I guess I was not clear, It's not the smoothing I don't like, it's the stuttering auto-feedback.

    I would like it to retain the previous smoothing adjustment on creation, just like it works now, only have the option to turn off this preview.

    This would behave like when you adjust an existing shape with the freehand tool.
    The smoothing would occur after you release the stroke.

    Marc
    ________________________________
    Illustrations

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Red Boiling Springs TN USA
    Posts
    19,209

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Marc what setting have you been using for smoothing? A setting of 10% to 25% is what I typically use.
    Soquili
    a.k.a. Bill Taylor
    Bill is no longer with us. He died on 10 Dec 2012. We remember him always.
    My TG Album
    Last XaReg update

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    555

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Hi Bill, yeah I usually keep it in the first third, between 10 and 25%.
    It also depends on the project and desired effect.

    Marc
    ________________________________
    Illustrations

  8. #8

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcT View Post
    Hi Sledger, I meant setting the slider to zero, draw, adjusting the smoothing then re-setting the slider to zero, rinse and repeat.
    I'm talking about the two different smoothing sliders Marc.
    The smoothing slider for the freehand tool is set and left while drawing.
    Once done, select the lines to smooth and choose the shape tool to marque select the line and then use the shape tool's smoothing slider to smooth out the line.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    13,076

    Default Re: Freehand tool smoothing preview Option

    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Once done, select the lines to smooth and choose the shape tool to marque select the line and then use the shape tool's smoothing slider to smooth out the line.
    but you still need to re-smooth each line seperately - you cannot do this on a multiple selections of lines - so not much better than re-smoothing each line as you draw it - in fact bearing in mind the faff to select objects in the shape tool mode no better at all
    Last edited by handrawn; 22 April 2012 at 04:48 PM. Reason: fix quote add line
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    on sabbatical 'til ver 11

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •