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Can't draw a clean line freehand

Jul 11, 2014, 13:28
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Can't draw a clean line freehand
Using Gimp 2.8.10 on Win 7 64.
Can't draw a clean freehand line. The line appears to have small knobbly bits or zig-zags in it.
A straight line drawn between two points using "shift" is fine. I can draw a line OK in Krita, so I'd guess it's not something to do with the machine.
Jitter is turned off as far as I can see. The problem is there when using mouse or tablet.
I'm a reasonably experienced Gimp user. This is a fairly new installation of Gimp after getting dll errors on startup. I did keep my old configuration files though. I've just today installed a Bamboo One tablet, which is when I noticed the problem. The tablet appears to be working OK.
I normally use gimp for photo editing with the mouse, so this may have been happening before, and I may not have noticed it.
Any ideas please.
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Jul 11, 2014, 13:54
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RE: Can't draw a clean line freehand
(Jul 11, 2014 13:42)ofnuts Wrote:  Even with a pen and paper no-one draws a clean lineSmile In the Tool options for the Paintbrush, enable "Smooth stroke" and play with the settings to find a Quality/Weight combination that suits you.
Thanks for the quick reply. That was what i'd missed. Not a setting I've used before. Problem solved.
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Jul 11, 2014, 21:15
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RE: Can't draw a clean line freehand
Also, make sure under the View menu that Snap to Grid is not enabled.
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Jul 12, 2014, 16:21
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RE: Can't draw a clean line freehand
(Jul 11, 2014 21:15)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  Also, make sure under the View menu that Snap to Grid is not enabled.
Thanks for that. It doesn't seem to be that which was the problem in my case, but certainly worth a thought.
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