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Finding the right tool

on: April 19, 2018, 04:11:48 am
This is kind of a not question question - but I'm having a hard time getting "comfortable" when using certain programs.
So far the only one that I really like is Pyxel Edit - it's cheap and it does everything I want. But, there is this strange issue that is sort of frustrating me, whenever I try to use the main pen tool and block out a shape of something, lets say a filled in blob in a small area it doesn't draw any pixels. It only works if I move my pen along a larger path. It's a weird little hangup that's making the process really frustrating and I don't come across this issue in Graphic Gale for example. Though I find the UI of graphic gale to be clunky and it doesn't do the great thing of pyxel edit where it gives you a bunch of different shades and hues of the color you've picked.

Does anyone know about this strange pyxel edit hangup or can recommend some similar programs?

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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 02:01:52 pm
It has to do with you drawing with a tablet - because pyxel edit doesn't really support tablets it's unusable with them.
It's in fact the one major issue I have with PE which I think makes it unusable as professional tool.

What I recommend highly is Aseprite.
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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 03:11:10 pm
Sounds like you could be talking about the pixel-perfect-line/clean-line feature.
It's toggled with the right-most button on the top tool bar.
That kind of feature is nice for doing linework, but useless when you want to fill in.

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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 12:26:56 am
No regarding myself it's certainly not the function. Bc I know that it works if I switch to mouse, but doesn't work with tablet, completely unrelated if it's switched on or not.
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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 05:57:48 am
Wow very insightful! Thank you so much for telling you that I was worrying it was my tablet. Now I know it's just a shortcoming of pyxel edit. Thats a little disappointing.

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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 09:00:57 am
Just tried with latest version, Win 10 and Intuos Pro. No apparent issues.

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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 05:16:31 pm
Just tried with latest version, Win 10 and Intuos Pro. No apparent issues.

Do you use single screen or dual screen / triple screen?
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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 12:18:18 am
I have an on screen tablet so it sort of acts like a second monitor.

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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 11:23:01 pm
I encountered the issues on dual/triple screen setups.
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Re: Finding the right tool

Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 03:52:47 am
I'm seconding that aseprite recommendation,yeah.
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