I'd greatly enjoy having command toggle shortcut keys available for drawing curved lines/straight lines. Also on/off toggles for drawing in Kaleidoscope mode and Mirror mode.
Also, I have placed some closed palettes drawers along the bottom of my monitor screen. When I double-click on the title bar, the palette pops up and opens as expected. But when I double-click on the title bar again to collapse the palette, I wish the closed title bar would return to the bottom of my screen instead of staying up where it was when the palette was opened.
If these possibilities already exist somewhere, it would be great if someone would let me know. And thanks in advance!
I_think_Painter has what you need here, just need to clarify...
When you say "drawing curved lines/straight lines", do you mean "Align to Path"? In order to align to path a curve must be present in the document (i.e created by the pen or the quick-curve). If so, this does not have a shortcut key by default; however one can be added via Menu>Preferences>Customize Keys. Once in the dialog under the "Shortcuts Combobox" select "Tools" and you will see an option for "Toggle Snap to Path"...in there you can set any shortcut you like.
If you meant simply going between 'freehand strokes' and 'straightline strokes', the shortcuts are "B" and "V" respectively. (no customization required)
Kaleidoscope is " Shift+` " by default and Mirror is " ` "by default (hopefully you can see the key in between my quotes)
In terms of the palette issue, I am not seeing that behavior, maybe I don't fully understand it...maybe a screenshot or video could help?
Thank you, Stephen ~ I was talking about the 'freehand strokes' and 'straightline strokes'. Thanks for reminding me about the B and V keys! (I've been away from Painter for a few months...)
Re: the Palette issue, Try this: Take a palette with some panels in it and collapse it by double clicking on the title bar, so that it is just the title bar showing. Then take the collapsed title bar down to the bottom of the screen so that it nests there. Now double-click the title bar to expand the palette. It pops up just fine. But, when you double-click the title bar again to collapse it, the bar just stays there where it was when you popped-up the palette, –In the middle of the screen.
My wish is that the collapsed title bar would return to its nested position at the bottom of the screen when the palette is collapsed.
Do you follow what I mean? It's just a tiny thing that would make Painter life a little easier (for me, at least...)
Hi Sunburst, glad I could help with the shortcuts! I tried the palette issue again...a couple times, in a couple difference sceanrios--both a standard palette and a 'palette drawer', open and closing via shortcuts and I'm still having difficulty getting the behvaior I think you're describing (I think what you're saying is the palette crawls up to the middle of the screen when re-opened)...for me, they aren't moving...no matter where I put them along the bottom, expanded or collapsed the title bar stays in the same place...
My apologies, I MUST be missing something...wait a minute...which version of Painter are you using? I'm trying this on Painter 2019. Maybe it's a different version? (I have a couple of the previous versions so I can give them a try)
Are you on a Mac or PC?
Hey Stephen, thanks for your reply. I'm in Painter 2019 on a Mac, OS 10.12. So, I'm talking about a palette drawer. Okay, I forgot to say: When the title bar is collapsed and placed at the bottom of the screen - then if you double-click the title bar to open it (Not using a command to hide the pallete, but double-clicking,) you have to drag the palette up to see it all of it. Then when you double click the title bar again, the bar stays up in the middle of the screen (or where it was when you brought it up to see it.) My wish is that the title bar would pop back down to the bottom.... but I can use a command to make it disappear, so it's ok...
Oh thanks for the clarification...yes that makes sense I understand now. :-)