[Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Oct 1 09:35:16 EDT 2007

Right, that should be very helpful and I am glad we have them.

I still would like things to offer more "affordance" in Don Norman's  

- Bert -

On Oct 1, 2007, at 14:39 , <kharness at uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Bert,
> ah, now there are guides for lasso and grab patch.
> What else would you like to see there?
> Kathleen
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:02:04 +0200
>> From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>
>> Subject: Re: [Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting
>> To: Etoys lists <etoys at lists.laptop.org>
>> 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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