It would be nice to have a temporary Eraser brush that one could engage by just pressing "Alt" (on Windows) (or "Ctrl") while brushing to erase a mask instead of building up the mask.
Given that "Alt"-clicking with a Clone brush sets the source point, either
- a different modifier would have to be chosen for setting a clone source point, or
- the temporary Eraser brush needs a different modifier key, or
- the temporary Eraser brush could be unavailable while using the clone brush.
Using the "Alt" key for the temporary Eraser brush would make C1 behave the same as Photoshop which would be a big bonus.
I feel that Ctrl-clicking would have been a better choice for selecting a source point for the Clone brush, but I guess that would be difficult to roll back. Perhaps the modifier key for selecting a source point in Clone layers could be made user-definable.
With the current approach to erasing, one has to switch to the Eraser brush ("E") and then back to the brush one has been using (shortcut depends on the brush type, so could be "B", "Q", or "S"). This is much more cumbersome than briefly pressing "Alt" or "Ctrl" while brushing to remove small parts of the mask.
With the previous brush design (before Build 13.1.0162), it was pretty easy to toggle between brushing and erasing by mapping the (universal) brush to one key (say "E") and the Eraser brush to (Alt-"E"). That made switching back and forth very efficient (for all brush types!)
With the new brush design it is no longer possible to do that because now one has to exactly specify the correct brush type, matching the type of layer one is currently working on.
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