[Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Oct 1 04:02:04 EDT 2007

On Oct 1, 2007, at 6:40 , Scott Wallace wrote:

> On Sep 30, 2007, at 9:01 PM, Juliano Bittencourt wrote:
>>     ... But, the idea of creating a tool where children can cut
>> parts of a
>> drawing and transform them in objects sounds very interesting. This
>> would make possible to the child to paint an entire scene, and after
>> that decide what is an object and what is background.
> It bears mentioning that the "lasso" and the "grab patch" tools
> (found in the Graphics category of the Objects catalog) allow the
> user to designate areas on the screen to be "grabbed"; the result of
> such a grab is the creation of a new "sketch", just as if the area
> designated had just been painted.
> These provide a way that multiple smaller objects can be derived from
> a single initial painting without having to redo the artwork.

I always wondered how these "tools" could be made more  
discoverable ... I know many people who used etoys for a long time  
but never discovered and used them.

Maybe it was simpler when we still had two flaps, the "tools" and the  
"supplies" flap. Sigh, screen real estate again ...

- Bert -

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