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The elusive 2 pixels pencil

Jul 23, 2012, 23:08
Post: #16
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
"The circular arrow in the bottom right corner"
When you hover the pointer over this icon,you get: "reset to value default"...I sure don't want to take the chance to lose my old collection of customized brushes by clicking on this.
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Jul 23, 2012, 23:27
Post: #17
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
I found it...it's name is Gimp brush( why in hell did they can't keep the name you gave to the file???) Also,the size listed is the size of the window on which you did the brush(in my case 30 pixels X 30 pixels)not the size of the actual brush(2 pixels). As they say,when something is free you can't complain but...
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Jul 23, 2012, 23:38
Post: #18
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
Seems there's no way to rename the thing. You go to "edit brushes"and...it's read only...HUH!
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Jul 23, 2012, 23:50
Post: #19
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
Well...you can't rename it...you can't even delete it. Seems the logic is that if you want a 2 pixels pencil/brush,you have to create it on a 2 pixels x 2 pixels window...if not,it brings tons of problems.
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Jul 24, 2012, 00:02
Post: #20
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
(Jul 23, 2012 23:27)Lang Wrote:  I found it...it's name is Gimp brush( why in hell did they can't keep the name you gave to the file???) Also,the size listed is the size of the window on which you did the brush(in my case 30 pixels X 30 pixels)not the size of the actual brush(2 pixels). As they say,when something is free you can't complain but...
Your brush is 30x30... There are plenty of dotted brushes around in a 30x30 transparent background and just a few pixels scattered in them. If you want a true 2x2 brush create it from a 2x2 image (as I indicated).

I think your brush is R/O in the brush editor because it's a GBR and not a VBR... if you want to rename it, use Gimp to edit it, then resave it, and you will be given the opportunity to give a new display name.

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Jul 24, 2012, 19:20
Post: #21
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
You haven't answered my second topic question(in this thread) about the channel mixer.
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Jul 24, 2012, 20:40
Post: #22
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
(Jul 24, 2012 19:20)Lang Wrote:  You haven't answered my second topic question(in this thread) about the channel mixer.

That one: "Second question:How come the selection can't be stricken with an even result?"?

1) I don't necessarily have all the answers
2) depends what you call "even"
3) what is stroked is a path and the algorithm to get a path from the selection, while pretty good for random selections, isn't optimized for simple cases (where you can quickly make a path directly anyway)

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Jul 24, 2012, 21:39
Post: #23
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
No,this one...post #15.
In another topic...channel mixer is a real good tool to get a layer mask to change the background on a picture that involves fluffy hair but...the window is so small.Except for to bring the upper left corner of the window into the upper left corner of the screen and then spread the whole thing to the full screen size,is there any other way to enlarge the window to get to see more in detail what's going on when you play with the slider as to not lose too much details?
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Jul 24, 2012, 21:51
Post: #24
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
Ah, so, no, but see item 1) above.

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Jul 24, 2012, 22:40
Post: #25
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
I now have a vbr version but...it's still read only.Other problems are...when you use a brush/pencil you(at least me) often use it like you print a dot with it then you press the "shift" key and a line does appear to guide you to make a completely straight line. With my new 2 pixels brush,I print a dot, then press"shift",I get that line...manage to get it completely straight then click the mouse and BINGO!... I got a completely straight line but...the first dot is one pixels off the line...HUH! To make matter worst,my brand new 2 pixels brush is...only one color...the color it has been created with(black in my case). So I guess after all, I was right to say that...it's impossible to get a 2 pixels brush in Gimp( I will add this though)"that worked well and can be any color".The thing is ,such a brush should be able to be created with the brush editor and all those problems(alignment,color)wouldn't be there but...the brush editor is too $%@#&%*& to make a 2 pixels brush.Thanks!
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Jul 25, 2012, 00:22
Post: #26
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
If you make a brush from a grayscale-mode image ( no alpha), the black takes the foreground color and the white is transparent (the grays are used transparency levels).

Still, as I said before, for this use I would make a path and stroke it with a 2-pixels line.

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Jul 25, 2012, 16:20
Post: #27
RE: The elusive 2 pixels pencil
I guess you did learn a thing from this thread.As opposition as to what you state in you first answer
1) you can create your own 2-pixels brush (or 4/6/8 pixels...)
it's impossible to create not only a 2 pixels brush with the brush editor but also any brush with an even number of pixel... be it 4/6/8, 22 or 44. My guess is it's because it would have been to much work to find a way to use them in conjunction with what I was describing "how to create a straight line" using the "shift" key.With and odd number of pixels,the line get linked to the pixel in the center.With an even number of pixels,the line can go on either side so...sometimes you get a complete straight line,sometimes you get one with the first dot being off the line.
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