Help request: Editing Masks
D.H.J.Takken at phys.uu.nl
Sun Jul 29 12:47:11 CEST 2007
On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Cyrille Berger wrote:
> Well that's how quick mask works in the gimp and photoshop as well. Unless I
> have missed something. In fact the biggest problem about intuitivity with
> masks in krita is that don't really appear in the UI. That's what we are
> working on for the next version, having mask visible in the layerbox, that
> way it will be very clear wether the mask is a children of a layer or is in
> the layer stack.
A clear graphic representation of how everything is tied together would
certainly help :) Drag 'n drop of layers would be awsome.
>> So, how can I duplicate a selection or a mask to another layer?
> You can't yet. It's one of the biggest problem currently. The goal is to make
> it possible to easily drag and drop mask and selection in the layerbox. But
> your comments seems to indicate we are on the right track for next version ;)
> Even if that mean that currently you can't make your work correctly :(
That's a pity. I need 16-bit color depth, Cinepaint is too unstable to
work with, DigiKam is not suitable for this kind of job, and Krita is
still missing some key features...
I would be delighted to try Krita 2.0 once it becomes anywhere near
usable. Nice to hear that the selection/masking features are being
Just some curiosity: Are selections and masks both internally
being implemented as grayscale layers? Then you could allow the user to do
anything with them that you could do with any other layer: Painting on it
would result in painting a selection. Blurring would expand it. Using the
Levels tool could make the edges of the selection more sharply defined.
Converting between a selection layer, mask layer and a normal layer is a
matter of changing a flag. The actual pixels can be left untouched. The
painting of selection/mask layers can be done by a special painter, you
could actually see the selection change in the filter previews while you
are working on a selection layer, see the mask when working on a mask, or
the image itself when working on a normal layer. But maybe this is all too
'weird' and complex from a users perspective.. :)
I think hacking on Krita would be a a lot of fun, but unfortunately I have
hardly any spare time at the moment.. :((
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