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Erasers/Brush Tools

Post by flon_klar »

Sometimes in PSP, I want to remove backgrounds behind, or more precisely, around, objects. While there are a lot of very specific tools to use for erasing, there seem to be only 2 general utility tools: the square, and the circle. But a lot of the time, the objects I'm erasing around do not have only straight or concave edges. My question is: Why are there no concave tools, or triangular tools? When I'm soldering, I don't always want a round tip or a flat tip on my iron; sometimes I need a pointed or angled tip, and there are plenty of tip styles available. Leaves and doilies and sunbursts are all great brush tips if you need something that specific, but I think we could use more utilitarian brushes in the toolbox.
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Re: Erasers/Brush Tools

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You may create your own brush tooltips:
http://help.corel.com/paintshop-pro/v22 ... esets.html
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I must be missing something. As far as I can see, I can modify an existing brush tip, but I don't see a way to create a triangular shape from scratch. Could you point me in the right direction?
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Post by LeviFiction »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La8ARLZ8lm8

That video shows the two different kinds of brush heads you can create. One is just saving brush settings as a preset. The other is to create an image, and turn that image into a brush head.

I personally can use the the round and square brushes to erase areas without needing to create custom triangular brushes. It's just a matter of mixing erasing with un-erasing to get those corners. It's also possible to just use the thickness and rotation settings (or brush variance if you have a pen tablet) to target difficult areas.
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Post by flon_klar »

Thanks, I'll check it out.

It's not that I can't get into the corners with the existing tools, but it can be so time-consuming. It's just a workflow issue; some different shapes would make certain things faster.
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Re: Erasers/Brush Tools

Post by Jean-Luc »

flon_klar wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:29 pm
It's not that I can't get into the corners with the existing tools, but it can be so time-consuming. It's just a workflow issue; some different shapes would make certain things faster.
Did you try the Background Eraser tool?
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Post by flon_klar »

Sure, but a lot of times it's not completely accurate. In addition, sometimes I want to repaint in those hard-to-reach corners. I appreciate the suggestions though.
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Re: Erasers/Brush Tools

Post by Linda Lou »

Have you tried the square brush tip eraser rotated? That's what I use to get into corners - or I enlarge the image and use the magic wand to select and delete one pixel at a time.
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