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Hi! Lasso tool in GIMP and Krita needs improvement in Precis

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  1. amanshah

    amanshah New Member

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    Hi,
    This is Aman,a young car designer who wants to use Krita and GIMP for designing cars.I am also an inventor inventing an Engine that runs on Gravitational force.I am deeply interested in automobile technology and Automobile designing.
    So far,my experience with GIMP and Krita has been very good.
    While Krita is specifically designed for painting and sketching,which is noticeable,GIMP also does really well in designing cars.

    You can check out about some my research work on Non-Perpetual Gravity engines on:
    http://www.besslerwheel.com/forum/weblog.php?w=7

    But I have a common complain about the lasso tool.
    I can't find lasso tool in both GIMP and Krita to be very precise.

    My only request as of now is to rework on lasso tool.It's not as precise as the lasso tool in Sketchbook Pro or adobe photoshop .Lasso selection action should be made as in Sketchbook or photoshop.Then it would work really well.

    Please consider my request in next versions of GIMP.
    I want to use GIMP for car designing with all views of the car detailing,as well as want to use it for documenting my inventions or ideas in a neat way.

    Sometimes,we do a really complicated selection in car designing or product designing and you do need a good selection tool.

    :freeselect:The THICK Lines or curves which appear for selection in GIMP is actually not very user friendly or not very precise.

    The selection should appear asmoving discontinuous and thin line curves with small spacing.

    For product designers or infact also for photoeditors,it is one of the most important feature,without which its not possible to give proper shading to side view profiles of car designs.The technique used by car designers to give light effects or shading to side profile is to use lasso tool and apply light airbrush with little transparency,over it.

    GIMP is open Source Software,which can become one of the best sketching software,because it is governed by demands and needs of community.So I am representing car designing community who wants to use GIMP for their professional work.

    Adobe photoshop offers the same large image size capability as that of GIMP and krita,but what makes Krita or GIMP superior is the excellent smooth pencil like strokes which is offered in GIMP for even very thin lines.When I try to draw all the profile views of a car in one large canvas,Photoshop feels very primitive and the strokes appear as if some small boy has done some funny car designs.This is what separates GIMP from Typical Photoediting softwares and this is what makes GIMP unique.

    Krita has also similar problems with the lasso selection tool which also lacks precision. :wilber: :)
     
  2. amanshah

    amanshah New Member

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    Re: Hi! Lasso tool in GIMP and Krita needs improvement in Pr

    Here are some pics of car designing,so GIMP developers will get some more idea,what Car designers want!These are not my sketches.My sketches are not yet revealed because I as of now dream to take it to production,better kept secret.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68155016@N ... 295212916/

    In few pics,you would notice many different profile views of car designs on one single canvas.

    Here are three most interesting pics in the Same Flickr set:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68155016@N08/8290254355/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68155016@N08/8290254601/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68155016@N08/8291313196/

    I find this interesting:
    http://youtu.be/VJeQR9pJXZ4

    http://youtu.be/fzqZyR0dc-g
     
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    amanshah New Member

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    Re: Hi! Lasso tool in GIMP and Krita needs improvement in Pr

    Hi everyone,
    A Demo video is more sufficient than words.
    I request every GIMP and Krita developer or every car designer to have a look at this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w3e-yI8qh0

    This will explain the importance of a good Lasso tool in car designing.
    Not only this,this is a must for any aspiring car designer.
     

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