I notice the Eraser controls have changed from the usual.
Previously we had the choice of a hard or soft eraser but NOW it's based on a brush selection.
I guess that's something a lot of us have asked for. In the meantime it'll present some minor issues, like quickly switching between eraser brush types. I imagine that'll be a matter of selecting from "recent" brushes or from a custom palette.
Nope, I was wrong about the eraser being selected from brush types.
It looks like you choose the eraser behaviour from the dab types but its going to take some experimentin' before I nail that one.
The Eraser Tool is now customizable - more available dab profiles and also you can use some brush controls like Min Size and Spacing - that is something I have wanted to see for a while - mostly because I like to switch quickly between the Eraser Tool and Brush Tool with a keyboard shortcut when I am sketching and the Eraser Tool options were pretty limited (and there was no way to switch quickly between a brush variant and eraser variant with the keyboard) - but now they've added this feature as well - also something I wanted. So I'm happy to see these changes - gives a lot more options when working. Unfortunately I am getting some lag when switching from the Eraser Tool to the Brush Tool - so hopefully this gets addressed in a patch.
COOL! Also just discovered the dab types provide an eraser option I've always wanted: hard edged with pen pressure affecting only size, not transparency(well, a whole lot less than before). The second and third from the right are good for editing inked pen outlines.
I'm also becoming accustomed to the 2 second lag switching from eraser back to brush.
I think this improved eraser and improved brush stroke previews will make 20/20 a worthwhile purchase for me. Thanks Painter team!
they added a whole bunch of extra shortcut slots too, which I personally think is the best improvement of this version. you can lock/unlock layers, disable the color pickup, add layer masks and all that stuff without picking them from menu now - just by setting up a bunch of custom key combos.
there's also a "pick previous brush" command available for binding, but it only swaps between current and one past brush, instead of going back through brush history - apparently you can't have too much of a good thing with corel.
I never realised there was an eraser until I read this thread. I've always used a custom captured brush with the 'eraser' method, meaning that it has all the controls available to ordinary brushes.
Yes the new shortcuts are nice to see - I assume you mean the right click options in Layers? Also I agree that it would be nice if you could go back through the brush history but at the same time, having the ability to switch between two brushes with a keyboard shortcut is nice because you can switch between a normal brush and blender brush more quickly or a normal brush and eraser brush variant. I just wish it was faster when switching - I'm getting a slight lag - I'd like it to be instantaneous.