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Workspaces.

Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:42 am
Okay, so I have a laptop, with a low resolution screen(1280x800), so Krita's dockers take up quite some space. On top of that, I occasionally like to put my program half-screen so that on the other screen I can watch a movie or youtube video(I am incapable of watching multiple screens at a time, ither the movie grabs my attention, or I delegate it off as radio show). To combat that I decided to make a few workspaces, and I am liking them so much I want to share them:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nfuhvfqgsxmk6rv/Wolthera_workspace-set.zip

Contents:

Half-screenr & half-screenl:




The original program-at-half-a-screen workspaces. Contains only the barest of basics: Tools, Pallete, Tool Options and Brushes. Assumes you don't have any need to switch between layers much.

Half-screen-r-layers & half-screen-l-layers:




Modified from half-screenr&l. Now with layers and the advanced colour picker. Not so great half-screen, but pretty nice as full screen for a low resolution desktop.

Pssai-like:


Attempt at making the interface mimic Paint Tool Sai's as closely as possible.
Not very nice because the dockers alone take up half the screen, Krita's layer-docker in particular is pretty bulky.

Things missing to have proper Paint tool sai like layout:
*Navigation manipulation buttons in either/and a docker-up-top or the navigator.
*Docker for quick brush-size choozing.
*Brush-settings docker aside the tool-options. (Probably impossible given the insane amount of parameters. Probably for the best to have something that only shows 'favourite parameters' per paint-op)
*Revival of the scratch-pad-docker.
*Cleaning up of the digital-colour mixer(needs to able to be tinier).
*Toolbox switching tools based on layer selected. Ex: Vector layer losing the draw-free-hand-tool but gaining the manipulate-path-tool in the interface. (Not really necessary imho)

Anyhow, if you have a large screen, and were attached to Paint Tool Sai, using this with Krita should make you a wee bit more comfortable.

IMPORTANT: I edited the toolbar to have the undo/reset canvas/redo buttons on there, the workspace-files won't contain that toolbar modification.

Share your own workspaces here!
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Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:04 am
Nice! It turns out to be amazingly hard to make the layerbox less wide. In contrast to what everyone's intuition is, it's not the actual row of buttons at the bottom that make the layerbox wide, it's the layer representation itself that for some reason doesn't get any less wide. I've spent quite a bit of time on it, without much success.
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Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:07 pm
Thanks for the workspace ideas. I minimize the layers by sliding everything to the right, using the top bar, until the layers are almost off the right side. Then I drag the left side out wider to the left. It seems easier to reposition the whole page.
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Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:47 am
boudewijn wrote:Nice! It turns out to be amazingly hard to make the layerbox less wide. In contrast to what everyone's intuition is, it's not the actual row of buttons at the bottom that make the layerbox wide, it's the layer representation itself that for some reason doesn't get any less wide. I've spent quite a bit of time on it, without much success.
Would it be possible to make the Layers dock accessible via a toolbar button, kind of like the "Edit brush settings" one?
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Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:01 am
Yes, that's not so hard to do -- though we need to think whether that's a good idea.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Aw I like those, especially #5, thanks.

 
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