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Whippy

tablet proportions and whop sided circles

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Argh, so I was talking with Bocian about tablets and stuff and just happened to wonder about my own. Like I noticed that when I draw "circles" in SAI, if I rotate the canvas 90 degrees they look like egg shapes. It's ultra pronounced in OpenCanvas, but not enough in SAI to where it bothered me. I even did a test by drawing a circle on paper then tracing it with my tablet while in SAI. Sure enough, my circle turned into a very noticable egg lol. So I went and checked that little box "force tablet proportions", and oh my god lol...I have to get used to my tablet all over again XD.  Doing the paper circle test makes a perfect circle now, but of course I have less usable tablet area *whines*. Oh well....back to the drawing board... *draws circles and stuff like a maniac*
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
 
Unistar
6 years, 10 months ago
*giggles* shapes are fun xD
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
Yep, especially when your tablet / monitor proportions aren't messing with them :P
Unistar
6 years, 10 months ago
Especially xD i can barely do it right when i draw circles but their never perfect whether i use SAI or real paper. x3

falsewipe
6 years, 10 months ago
I feel for ya. I have a new bamboo for two weeks now and i still cannot get used to it. I'm so used to using my old tablet for 2 years so i still cannot move on.
mousehwolf
6 years, 10 months ago
Aww *hugs*
Irfie
6 years, 10 months ago
Oh, never thought of such things! Needs to check.
*research time*
Yeah it's stretched on my old tablet/GIMP! I blame the monitor, though. Why do they make 1280x1024 instead of 1280x960?
*shrugs*
Marketing.
Aogami
6 years, 10 months ago
In your tablet properties, go to the mapping tab and lick the "force proportions" box. That will cut off the edge of your tablet which is causing your drawings to come out wonky. Unfortunately there's no real fix for open canvas because it has its own default tablet settings which override the ones on your computer
fluffdance
6 years, 10 months ago
Some Wacoms have an application-specific setting for screen proportioning in the control panel; you might have a look at that.  If you're running multiple monitors, make sure you know the aspect ratio of each one; not all monitors are 16:10.
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
Oh I know. I always draw on my LCD which is a 16x9. I just never realized how jacked up it was on my 4x3 tablet. I also have another monitor, a CRT, but it's screen is a bit scratched..grrr...
fluffdance
6 years, 10 months ago
Well, make sure of that.  Most computer monitors are 16:10, whereas most televisions are 16:9.

Ex.:
1024x768 = 1.33:1 (4:3)
1680x1050 = 1.6:1 (16:10)
1920x1080 - 1.77:1 (16:9)
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 10 months ago
I suppose my comp monitor must be weird then, it's 1.77:1 = 16:9.
tannim
6 years, 10 months ago
wide screen sucks, die wide screen!
I like height to my monitors, width without height is pretty pointless for computers as most things are vertical, not horizontal and wouldn't make sense horizontal(reading especially)

Proportion is a pain with widescreen resolutions and non-wide screen format tablets.  A simple workaround is just to resize your desktop resolution when drawing to a non-wide screen res.
Whippy
6 years, 10 months ago
Yeah!! I remember when wide screen first came out. I thought it was a silly fad that the industry just forced on people to make more money or because of the popularity of wide screen dvd's. I still think that's the only reason lol. Although it is kinda nice in SAI with those big pallets on each side. But for most things, just like you say, it's all vertically oriented, and reading is a pain.

I wish I could resize the resolution of my screen but I can't. It's a simple emachines LCD monitor. I kinda wish I could get an old 4:3 LCD monitor.
tannim
6 years, 10 months ago
you can change your resolution in windows.  If you use windows 7 right click on an empty spot on your desktop and select screen resolution.  Select the one you want.  Some monitors allow lower resolution to stretch to fill it, others put black bars, others allow both.  Give it a try and see what works.  You cannot change resolution through your monitor's built in settings, but you may be able to select whether it pads the screen with the black bars or stretches it somewhere in the built in options after windows resizes it.
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