Capitolo 11. Tweak Tool


New in v0.46.

The Strumento Ritocco is used to make small changes to paths and colors. While at first paths and colors may seem to have little to do with each other, the use of Strumento Ritocco to edit them is surprisingly very similar.

To use the Strumento Ritocco select the tool from the Casella degli Strumenti ( ) or use either of the shortcuts: W or Shift+F2.

The Strumento Ritocco works like a brush that covers a circular part of the screen, indicated by an orange circle. The affect of the brush is strongest in the center and falls off smoothly till the edge. Two parameters, located in the Controlli Strumento affect the «physical» nature of the brush:

The Strumento Ritocco has a number of modes for editing paths and colors. The mode is selected by clicking on the corresponding icon in the Controlli Strumento or using a keyboard shortcut. Each mode has its own cursor. The various modes are discussed in the next two sections.

Objects must be selected to be tweaked. Using the Space Bar is a quick way to switch back and forth between the Strumento Selettore and the Strumento Ritocco. Note that there is no onscreen indication of what objects are selected when the Strumento Ritocco is in use.

Tweak - Example.
An example of using the Strumento Ritocco on a series of Rettangoli. The brush size is indicated by the orange circle and the Mode by the cursor (in this case Push).