I am very familiar with this Photoshop feature/workflow where you can change brush size and hardness at the same time with a simple click and drag. All the while being able to preview the tip overall shape.
I believe it is called dynamic brush preview. And it goes like this:
Press shortcut (very similar to shift+drag for size in krita) and drag horizontal for size and vertical for edge hardness (I believe this is called fade in krita; at least in the pixel engine, and it is separated in 2 sliders).
I mean, the sliders granular control is great but sometimes you just need speed, and being able to change both at same time without needing to dive in the menu would be awesome and a game changer for me.
I use the round brush a lot and being able to change its edge hardness that fast takes a simple round brush a long way.
You could go from airbrushing a shadow to a crisp detail hard edge in a single motion without changing brush at all.
The framework seems to already exist for the size click and drag function, so it seems to be an easy implementation, but I know nothing of coding so correct me if i am wrong.
This feature or something similar would definitely make me let go of adobe for most stuff I need, and I bet many artists from the krita community would also love something like that, they just don’t know yet
Its something you don’t know you need until you use it, and then you are hooked for life. I cannot live without it.
There are so many applications:
I use it a lot for editing even and, though its not the focus of the software I understand that designing and illustrating stuff also involves editing.
And there’s no better way to use it than when liquefying stuff. You can preview and change the area of effect so much better than guessing.
Thank you devs for the amazing work yall do for free!