I’m currently working on updating the smudge brush engine to use the RGBA brush tips to create an impasto (thick paint) effect in it, and because of some of the changes I have to make to make it work correctly, I’ve thought about other possible features that would be easy to add, and would like some input from artists who might use this.
One option that I was wondering about is a color length option… The idea behind it is to simulate a limited amount of paint in a brush. It would work by drawing color at the color rate for a while, then fade out the color rate until it’s just smearing or dulling (blending) without adding any new color. You reload the brush simply by picking it up and drawing a new stroke. It could be controlled by the pen sensor options like pressure or tilt. Because of changes I made to get impasto effect working, I’m already keeping track of how long the stroke has been going, so it would be easy to implement. The question I have is: would anyone find this useful? And if so, would you want it in the regular brush engine too? Please let me know!
I think there were some other options I had thought of, but can’t remember now. I’ll post them here if I think of them. Of course, if anyone else has suggestions for the smudge brush, feel free to post them here. I can’t promise what I’ll get to, but it will be nice to have all the requests for it in one place. Thanks!