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How to do a simple erase The Tick 20 Sep 19:47
  How to do a simple erase Ofnuts 20 Sep 19:53
   How to do a simple erase Steve Kinney 20 Sep 22:49
    How to do a simple erase Leslie Turriff 21 Sep 20:57
The Tick
2017-09-20 19:47:35 UTC (29 days ago)

How to do a simple erase

I'm using Gimp 2.8.22, win7x64

I managed to create a simple square "brush" since I saw nothing but fuzzy brushes by default. When I use the eraser tool, select my square, set the size to a nice big square and then drag the mouse, I get a very large stairstep as I drag. I experimented a bit more but now I cannot even get that -- it's erasing some sort of checkerboard pattern and not even 100%. So now I seem to have even broken the default settings.

How do I do a simple "erase" like other paint programs where I just drag the mouse and the area under the brush is totally erased?

Googling for "erase leaves stairstep" and other searches I tried led nowhere.

Ofnuts
2017-09-20 19:53:08 UTC (29 days ago)

How to do a simple erase

On 09/20/17 21:47, The Tick wrote:

I'm using Gimp 2.8.22, win7x64

I managed to create a simple square "brush" since I saw nothing but fuzzy brushes by default. When I use the eraser tool, select my square, set the size to a nice big square and then drag the mouse, I get a very large stairstep as I drag. I experimented a bit more but now I cannot even get that -- it's erasing some sort of checkerboard pattern and not even 100%. So now I seem to have even broken the default settings.

How do I do a simple "erase" like other paint programs where I just drag the mouse and the area under the brush is totally erased?

Googling for "erase leaves stairstep" and other searches I tried led nowhere.
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Check the brush spacing and set it to a very small value. Using a round brush would still be better. You can make a "hard" round brush in the brush editor (but IIRC there is one in the standard brushes ("Hardness-100").

Steve Kinney
2017-09-20 22:49:44 UTC (29 days ago)

How to do a simple erase

On 09/20/2017 03:53 PM, Ofnuts wrote:

On 09/20/17 21:47, The Tick wrote:

How do I do a simple "erase" like other paint programs where I just drag the mouse and the area under the brush is totally erased?

Googling for "erase leaves stairstep" and other searches I tried led nowhere.
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Check the brush spacing and set it to a very small value. Using a round brush would still be better. You can make a "hard" round brush in the brush editor (but IIRC there is one in the standard brushes ("Hardness-100").

While we are on the subject of brushes, here's something you might find useful: A small set of variable (.vbr) brushes including a square one, and instructions on how to set program options so you can change their size and hardness on the fly using a couple of keyboard + mouse wheel commands. I am so used to them that I would be "lost without them."

This archived post has instructions for configuring the keyboard + mouse wheel commands, and a download link for the brushes themselves:

https://tinyurl.com/variable-brushes

When the available command to change between brushes via keyboard + mouse commands gets fixed (the end of the menu list is a one way trap, go past it and you can not get back to where you were without cycling through /all/ the brushes), it will no longer be necessary to even look at the brushes menu except on special occasions. But that's a separate issue and I have not even looked to see if there's an outstanding bug report.

:o)

Leslie Turriff
2017-09-21 20:57:12 UTC (28 days ago)

How to do a simple erase

On 2017-09-20 17:49:44 Steve Kinney wrote:

This archived post has instructions for configuring the keyboard + mouse wheel commands, and a download link for the brushes themselves:

https://tinyurl.com/variable-brushes

When the available command to change between brushes via keyboard + mouse commands gets fixed (the end of the menu list is a one way trap, go past it and you can not get back to where you were without cycling through /all/ the brushes), it will no longer be necessary to even look at the brushes menu except on special occasions. But that's a separate issue and I have not even looked to see if there's an outstanding bug report.

Thank you for the pointer to this brush package. I'm sure I'm not the only Gimp user who will find it useful.

Leslie