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bug #18597: A 'save active color' checkbox for brush preset creation

Submitted by:  David REVOY <deevad>
Submitted on:  Sat Sep 3 19:50:25 2011  
Severity: 1 - WishPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Martin Renold <martinxyz>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 0.9xgitPlanned Release: None
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Fri Jan 4 18:15:54 2013, comment #4:

This bug is already Fixed in git, but is marked as Open. I am now
marking it Closed because a new stable version, 1.1.0, is
available, meaning that this bug no longer affects the current
stable release.

Please reopen if this problem reoccurs with the new version of

Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project Administrator
Sat Sep 3 21:54:58 2011, comment #3:

OK we now also restore the color: https://gitorious.org/mypaint/mypaint/commit/40a8c5fe

Seems quite usable to me now.

Martin Renold <martinxyz>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Sep 3 20:58:23 2011, comment #2:

O_o That was fast ! Thx, I will test.

For the behavior, you're probably right. This sound different as other solutions I tested on other software. But as you have proven time and again on Mypaint creation your very great way to approach ergonomy for painter workflow , I totally trust your proposition.

For sure, this sound very good with blending modes ; I can already imagine a 'shader' preset with a light grey color on 'multiply' , and a preset as you said for enlight based on overlay.
Also , this will gives life to preset like 'Fire' , and fun effect. Experimental will grow for sure ;)

David REVOY <deevad>
Project Member
Sat Sep 3 20:47:32 2011, comment #1:

I have implemented it:

I remember the same request from someone using MyPaint as whiteboard for lectures. I think it is clear that we should respect the new color if the user chooses a different one while working with such a brush. But should we restore the old color when the user selects another brush again that does not use this feature? I think we probably should do this.

Note: this feature might come in handy once brush blending modes like "overlay" are implemented, so you can make a "brighten up" preset.

Martin Renold <martinxyz>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Sep 3 19:50:25 2011, original submission:

I was talking on Xchat about this :
Offer the possibility to the user to save also the active color when a brush preset is saved. This can be traduced by a checkbox, unchecked by default.

This can be useful for creating brush set with color embeded ; a kind of hybrid between a hue palette and brush presets. It's also makes possible to reproduce some of traditionnal tool :
ex :
Blue ball pen
Sepia charcoal
Copic markers set
10 default watercolors of tiny box of Windsor&Newton
black inking

This can simulate the feature of software like 'Sketchbook : free Copic edition" ( http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/sketchbook-copic-edition/id447678864?mt=12 ) and attract other concurrent brand to build preset the same way. ( http://www.brigade97kat.com/product/2075/Sketch/Black-book/Touch-Set-12-P?osCsid=fe0447164cca7953ef5a1717ec122713 )without have to deal with Autodesk. I would be happy to mail their marketing to propose this against sponsoring a developpers for a period.

David REVOY <deevad>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Jan 4 18:15:54 2013achadwickOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Sat Sep 3 21:54:58 2011martinxyzStatusNone=>Fixed
    Sat Sep 3 20:47:32 2011martinxyzAssigned toNone=>martinxyz
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