Author Topic: What buttons should be included in the default artist pad layout?  (Read 351 times)

justice

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I am wanting to find out what buttons should be included in the default artist pad. I know what I personally use and I still change my artist pad setup about 3 times a week.

My vote is for
Ctrl
Alt
Shift
undo
redo
B, V, I, M, Z, (At very least 6 single key options)
UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT
Enter
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Stustaff

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I think that what you have there is good, for Photoshop I need step back.
however I honestly think the idea itself needs tweaking.

in settings for artist pad it would be good to be able to choose which software.

in manga studio 5 undo is great in Photoshop I need step back in light room I want 1 to 5.

I assume it would be fairly simple to get say the top 10 apps and there most common shortcuts and then do that.

the buttons I need are so different depending on the app.

I don't use it now because of that and the size.

I assume people can build there own but I think the top ten would set it up great.

and actually the ability to switch without going into settings would make sense.

sorry :)

justice

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Don't apologize, great feedback!

Your suggestions definitely give me some stuff to think through that I haven't thought of before. I'll be making some new videos soon that should include some tutorials on how to setup multiple artist pad layouts and quickly switch between them.

You really got me thinking on the quick layout change options idea.

Thanks Stustaff

Popz

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I agree... I use both Manga Studio and Sketchbook Pro...
A layout for both would be great.

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justice

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Popz, suggestion noted :)

Thank you!

If you make a good one for either program send it to me! I can only do a beginners guess in some of these programs and having someone seasoned who can share a layout is really helpful!


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I will do my best to...

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I'd say to keep it minimal, because chances are most if not all artists are going to make their own changes, or would prefer to start from scratch.

I can't remember the name of it now... but there was one artpad program out there that relied on users diving into notepad and making changes to lines of "code" in order to build up different menus. That's completely ass-backward. The focus should be entirely on the ease of creating menus, rather than providing people with the perfect button arrangements for every piece of software they're likely to use. As we all know, every artist works differently anyway, so let them create their own stuff with as little hassle as possible.

What's that saying again? "you can lead a bull to water but you can't make it drink". Seems pretty on point.