3.3. MyPaint Brushes Dialog

Figura 15.40. The MyPaint Brushes dialog

The MyPaint Brushes dialog

The «MyPaint Brushes» dialog is used to select a MyPaint brush, for use with painting tools: see the MyPaint Brush tool section for more information on MyPaint brushes and how they are used in GIMP. The dialog also gives you access to several functions for manipulating brushes. You can select a brush by clicking on it in the list: it will then be shown in the Tool Options area of the Toolbox when the MyPaint Brush is the active tool.

3.3.1. Attivazione della finestra

The «MyPaint Brushes» dialog is a dockable dialog. See the section Dialogs and Docking for help on manipulating it.

È accessibile:

  • From an image menu: WindowsDockable DialogsMyPaint Brushes.

  • From the Tab menu in any dockable dialog by clicking on and selecting Add TabMyPaint Brushes.

  • From the Tool Options dialog for any of the paint tools, by clicking on the MyPaint Brush icon button, you get a popup with similar functionality that permits you to quickly choose a brush from the list; if you click on the button present on the right bottom of the popup, you open the real MyPaint brush dialog.

    La finestra di dialogo «pennelli» semplificata

    Questa finestra ha cinque pulsanti, chiaramente spiegati dai fumetti d'aiuto:

    • Anteprime più piccole

    • Anteprime più grandi

    • Mostra come elenco

    • Mostra come griglia

    • Open the MyPaint brush selection dialog

    Da notare che, a seconda delle preferenze impostate, un pennello selezionato con questa finestrella, viene applicato solo allo strumento attivo in quel momento, e non agli altri strumenti di disegno. Per maggiori informazioni Vedere la sezione preferenze per le opzioni strumento .

3.3.2. Using the «MyPaint Brushes» dialog Modalità griglia/elenco

Nel menu della scheda è possibile scegliere tra Mostra come griglia e Mostra come elenco. Nella modalità griglia, le forme dei pennelli vengono visualizzate affiancate all'interno di un riquadro rettangolare, ciò rende possibile visualizzarne molte in un sol colpo rendendo semplice la scelta del pennello desiderato. Nella modalità elenco, le forme vengono disposte in una lista con il nome di ognuna accanto ad essa.

Nel menu della scheda, l'opzione dimensione anteprima permette di adattare alle proprie preferenze la dimensione delle anteprime delle forme dei pennelli.

Modalità griglia

At the top of the dialog appears a filter box where you can filter the MyPaint brushes shown based on their tags; and the name of the currently selected brush.

In the center a grid view of all available brushes is shown, with the currently selected one outlined. Below the grid is a box that shows the tags assigned to the currently selected brush.

Modalità elenco

For the most part, the dialog works the same way in List mode as in Grid mode, with the following exception: the name of the current brush isn't shown at the top. MyPaint Brush previews

When you click on a brush preview, it becomes the current brush and it gets selected in the MyPaint Brush Tool Options. You can also click on buttons at the bottom of the dialog to perform various actions. Marcatura

You can use tags to reorganize the MyPaint brushes display. See Sezione 3.7, «Marcatura». Pulsanti alla base

At the bottom of the dialog you find the following buttons:

Edit MyPaint Brush

This is currently always disabled since GIMP does not support editing MyPaint brushes. This is also the reason why there is no create new brush button.

Duplica pennello

This button is also always disabled.

Cancella pennello

This option is always disabled as far as I have seen.

Aggiorna pennelli

If you add brushes to your personal MyPaint brushes folder or any other folder in your MyPaint brushes search path, this button causes the list to be reloaded, so that the new entries will be available in the dialog.

Some of functions performed by these buttons can also be accessed from the dialog pop-up menu, activated by right-clicking anywhere in the brush grid/list, or by choosing the top item, MyPaint Brushes menu, from the dialog Tab menu. The «MyPaint Brushes» context menu

Figura 15.41. The «MyPaint Brushes» context menu

The «MyPaint Brushes» context menu

Right clicking on a brush preview opens a context menu. Most of the commands of this submenu are described with the Buttons, except for the following.

Copy MyPaint Brush Location

Copy MyPaint Brush Location allows you to copy the MyPaint brush path to the clipboard.

Show in File Manager

Show in File Manager opens the location of the MyPaint brush in the default File Manager on your system.