[Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting

karl karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Mon Oct 1 10:30:42 EDT 2007

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.
Both of these grab the background as well as the drawing.

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