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GIMP stroke sucks?

Discussion in 'General GIMP help' started by Anonymous, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Ok, so even if i try to draw a line with a brush and stroking a path, i see how the stroke gives *** results compared to brush.
    I have changed the settings to "use brush" in the stroke window. It just sucks. What is the right word here? Jittery, or pixelated results. I tried to check the "emulate brush dynamics" but that gives some really weird results. Maybe someone knows of a custom stroke plugin?
     
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    What are the settings for brush?
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Usual:
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    and
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    Results very bad:
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    Not smooth. no good
     
  4. David Wood

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    Go to the brush options and turn down the spacing. Does that help? :)
     
  5. Anonymous

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    Not really.
    Actually when the scale is higher its okay. When i scale it to 0.33 its like this. Maybe that has something to do?
     
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    Could be, leave the size alone and just choose a smaller brush. :)
     
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    i would make a bush with a fuzzy edge.

    open a canvas with a transparent background of 15x15px

    zoom in and start a circle at 13,13 and fill with black

    gaussian blur by 2px.

    save as a brush

    to test it first, simply copy it. then click on the brush tool. the copy will be the first possible selection in the brush pull down.

    you can then stroke the path to see if it looks correct.
     
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    oh when you save it. you will have the opportunity to pick spacing. set that to 1. the default brushes are set at 10
     
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    here's an example:

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    Why not just select a fuzzy brush? :p
     
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    i tried, they are too fuzzy. back at you :p
     
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    Then lower the spacing. :p
     
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    i mean the edges are too blurred with the default fuzzy brushes. you get a dark line with gray borders. like this...

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    Then you play with level and up the contrast
     
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    i got an idea. show me how it works. contrast and levels will only work if you have the stroked path on a back ground. then the back ground is subject to changes as well. these options will not work on a transparent layer.

    imo it's easier to make a brush that works. than you have have a brush that will always work and you don't have to fool around every time you want to stroke a path.
     
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    I guess so. :)
     
  17. Anonymous

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    Okay, i tried what you said with spacing set to 1. its the same.
    More noticable when stroking curves
     
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    who are you talking to?
     
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    To you:
    Dont see changes
     
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    Here:
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    I uploaded my custom brush, its same result.
     

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