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New encircling tool using trackpad

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Are you talking about the line mask tool or the retouch tool. Both require circling.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    There isn't any way to "save and continue" when encircling objects with the new Refine Brush. It has to be one continuous line.

    Try using 2 fingers, one from each hand. Position the pointer where you want to start. With your non-drawing hand, click and hold the trackpad then use your drawing hand to do the circling. As long as the click is held you can stop and start as much as you like. I just tested this and it works well.

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  • Ray Miles

    Thanks Brian. I’ll give that a try. I had been trying to use two fingers on my right hand, but it was very fiddly, and I was losing the pressure. It never occurred to me to try to Hans.

     

    Thanks Brian. I’ll give that a try. I had been trying to use two fingers on my right hand, but it was very fiddly and I was losing the pressure. It never occurred to me to try two hands.

     

    Do you think it’s worth suggesting the ability to “save “ the traces one makes? Do people find it a lot easier using a mouse? If so, I’d certainly consider getting one. 

    by the way, I am logged out yet again on my desktop and unable to login using Safari. No issue on my iPad.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    It won't hurt to make the suggestion. Something like an "Add" button to tell it when you've finished drawing. Personally, I prefer to using a tablet to edit my photos. A pencil/stylus is much more natural to use when drawing and it eliminates these kinds of problems as well as adding features like pressure sensitivity to control brush size and/or opacity.

    Have you cleared Safari's cache? How about restarting your system? I had to log in again this morning to reply to your post and I had no problems.

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  • Ray Miles

    Thanks Brian. I have cleared caches and restarted, but to no avail. I then went to the On1 homepage and signed in there, but I cannot see a link to these forums. Only the only one plus forums, of which I’m not a member.

     

     

     

    Maybe a tablet is the way to go. Which one do you recommend? I also see that an iPad can be used as a tablet. I have just found an online article about setting this up and will give it a try. I don’t have the Apple Pencil but I think it would still work with one’s finger. I’ll post back if I have any success . 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Interesting that the direct link to the Community pages is missing. You can get here through the Knowledge Base.

    I use a Wacom tablet that I've had for years. It's so old now they stopped supporting it. ☹️ I also have an iPad and the Pencil but I've never tried using it for a tablet. Give that a try and let me know how it goes.

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  • Ray Miles

    I took a look at using the iPad, but I don’t think it will work, especially as I don’t have an Apple Pencil. I have decided to buy a Waycom Intuos tablet, which is actually cheaper than the second generation pencil! I look forward to seeing how I get on with it. It won’t be delivered for about a week as it has to be imported from the US.

    I am still puzzled why I can’t login on my desktop; it just sends me round in circles. There is no problem with either the iPad or the iPhone fortunately .

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    You should talk to customer service about your login issues.

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  • Ray Miles

    Any tips on how to use the Wacom tablet? I assume there are no specific On1 tutorials for it, but maybe there are other resources online?

    By the way, I am now able to log in on my desktop. I have no idea what happened to set things right!

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Go to the Wacom site or YouTube and take a look there.

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