it's even curious as to why we have the option to adjust the hardness of a pencil edge when it doesn't effect anything......
How does the pencil differ from the paint brush: the brush is thresholded to give a hard edge.
If you want a soft edge, the pencil tool is the wrong tool to use.
If you want a hard edge, and no chance of anti-aliasing, then the pencil tool is the correct choice.
>If you want a soft edge, the pencil tool is the wrong tool to use.
that's why I posted in the feature request area : )
I understand the difference, I'm just saying that it would be nice to grab a hard/anti-aliased pencil for quick markups, tweaking masks etc. without having to change my current brush.
The thought was to add an option to a very, very limited tool. Anti-aliased or no Anti-aliasing. 2 options that's all.
The point of the pencil tool is that it is hard edged, not soft.
Adding soft edges defeats the purpose of the tool, and repeats functionality from the brush tool.
> repeats functionality from the brush tool.
that's the best thing about PS, that there are so many overlapping concepts/tools. This wouldn't destroy the lowly pencil tool it can still be hard-edged, but also give it more life to do other things with an anti-aliased option. It's always wanted to be something more than just be a hard-edged pencil. Because if we follow the idea of redundant tools we might as well just remove the pencil tool and give us an option for a hard-edged brush and put the pencil to pasture.