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Brush size.

Aug 26, 2013, 18:48
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Brush size.
My laptop did crash last month so...I was a GIMP 2.6 user and now I have Gimp 2.8 . There's something not right with the custom brush size. I made a round brush 201 X 201 pixels. I also made another one 2001 X 2001 pixels. I did crank up the size of the brushes to the "max"( but no matter what size you choose) and...both are of the same size on the image ???
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Aug 27, 2013, 19:02 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2013 19:10 by Lang.)
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RE: Brush size.
(Aug 26, 2013 20:14)ofnuts Wrote:  Di you use the size in the brush editor or the size on the Tool options?
When I did create the brush, I did use the slider in the brush editor to crank it up to 201 X 201 pixels in one case and to 2001 X 2001 pixels in the other case. Now, in the tool box, no matter what size I choose and no matter which one of those two brushes I choose, they show has being the same size in the actual picture.
At first, I thought that the size slider was limited to a certain maximum size so that maybe I was exceeding that size (2001 x 2001 pixels is quite a big brush) but...seems that whatever brush I choose(from the smallest one to the biggest one) it doesn't affect its size much. My pictures size are usually 4000 X 2600 pixels. I will often add a layer to them with a black to transparent radial gradient. Then, after reducing the opacity of that layer, i would use a big brush eraser to remove all of the light gray left in the center of that layer to accentuate the contrast of that layer to put the accent on the center of the image. Now, with Gimp 2.8, I can't get to have a brush bigger than...
Never mind, I just found out what's the problem...or at least partly. If you want a bigger brush, you have to keep dragging the slider out of the slider's box to achieve a bigger brush(doesn't seem very logic but...). You will say:" just use the small up and down arrows on the right side so you don't have to drag the slider outside the slider's box". Theses arrows are way to slow. As they say, when something is free... you can't complain.
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Aug 29, 2013, 06:32
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RE: Brush size.
In Gimp 2.8 all brushes are scaled according to size of the paint tool, regardless of brush size. If you want a bigger brush, you must increase Size in Tool Options. Use tool presets (at the bottom of Tool Options) to remember the settings so that you don't have to set up the right size every time.
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