Temporary Eraser Brush

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  • BeO

    Yep. And if you have the eraser tool selected, holding the same modifier key should temporarily switch to the respective brush, depending on the type of selected layer.

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  • Class A

    I noticed that a "Temporary Eraser Brush" function is already available when using a tablet (with "Windows Ink" enabled).

    When one turns the stylus around in order to use its Eraser tip (located at what is normally its top end), C1 automatically activates the Eraser brush and correctly reverts to the brush type that was previously used when the stylus is rotated back into its normal orientation.

    Now we only need to be able to activate the same behaviour using a keyboard and a mouse.
    Holding down "Ctrl" ("Command" on Mac) would do the trick.
    Ideally, the modifier keys for activating the temporary Eraser brush and setting source points while clicking with the mouse should be user configurable, but just using a modifier key that isn't already used yet in combination with brushing would do.

    Capture One, are you listening?

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  • Mihael Tominsek

    It would be even BETTER if RIGHT mouse click will toggle the tools. Eraser selected will brish with right click and BRUSH selected will erase with right click. Intuitive (3th party) software already have tat for years. It is super fast and enables quick task toggle, even faster than "X" in Photoshop or E/B in C1. As benefit it can be used on all generic stylus not only sophisticated one, since all mimic at least left+right click of mouse.    

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  • Class A

    Mihael, that's unlikely to happen as the right mouse button has been used to bring up the brush dialogue for a long time.

    I don't see them departing from that.

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  • Mihael Tominsek

    I understand: 

    If that would mess with consistency of something I do not recall now (or just habit), than it is still better to have at least ALT+drag/move option. This now as is cumbersome, a lot. 

    What I suggest is to get MENU on shortcut key and being present only until you hold key down. You need whole menu 98% of time for changing brush size, correct? If brush size would be given to right click drag/move, than menu would be used 2% of time, to actually set something, like in Ps. It can be moved to keyboard. Or middle mouse key. But I understand. At least ALT option will be fine. 


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  • Lily

    Hi,

    Thank you for the comments and suggestions provided.

    I have forwarded your request on that it would be convenient using some modifier key by holding it (for instance, Shift) when drawing with any brush type so that it acts as an eraser instead of switching to Eraser (E) and then back again to the needed brush type.

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  • Class A

    Thank you, Lily!

    Please note that "(for instance Shift)" won't work, as "Shift" is already being used to create straight lines when brushing.
    It would have to be "Ctrl"/"Command", I guess.

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