Hello, I have been using Krita for just around a week, so far the brush engine is great, the zoom panning and vectors work fantastic, there´s also almost no lag when painting on big 4k files, all this fill my needs to paint up to 90%, so I will be using it for the foreseeable future.
There´s some things that sill need work tho, like:
The brush manager bugs and usability, the layer FX could be optimized to be a bit faster and there’s some features that are still missing, the text tool can also use an upgrade to have a more intuitive system, most of this things I noticed I read are being worked on which is very cool, and I know they will take some time to be implemented, (so I will still need to use a few other apps to solve some of the things Krita cant do yet), and when the are ready it will be fun to have all my painting workflow on one app.
Now that introductions are out of the way this is my request:
I would like to have an icon change, right now the icons for the layers and folders/groups are too similar at glance, now don’t get me wrong, I think the designer intention was to make the design look unified and to that end it works, but in this case I believe this type of layers needs to stand out a bit more so that when I look at a file that has a lot of nested and stacked layers in various groups I can pick a layer or a group fast.
I made this quick mock up to show what I mean, I would be happy to do the icon changes my self but I’m not a programmer so I cant implement them, I can draw them tho.
The idea is to have the layers where you paint have the little icon on the left change in color with the rest of the layer when the user asks for color change on that layer, when the user has not asked for a color for the layer it can remain as the current icon for layer is right now.
For the group layers when you assign a color to the group, the layer changes to the color selected, but I think the icon for the folder should remain as I drew in this mock up, meaning it remains as a yellow icon,
even if the group has color, that signals in a complex file that all those are folder/group layers, you can´t draw on those layers, hence you quickly visually triage your file layers and open the group you need and select the layer you need to draw.
Ok, let me know what you think of the idea, cheers!