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Version 2.2:

the Navigator and Gertrudis Pro 2.2
:::The Navigator View...

The View... menu has an option to view the Navigator, which shows a thumbnail version of the whole image in progress. The red rectangle can be dragged around to easily and very quickly select the part of a large image to view and work on. This is a faster and more intuitive way than using the standard scrollbars.

The Navigator preview window can be resized. That way, if you work on very high resolution screens, then  you can arrange to see more details in the preview navigator too.

:::Resolution Independence... Re-Rendering to Larger Size

All brush strokes are recorded and memorized. Gertrudis can therefore re-apply the strokes, after you change the image size. For example, you could have started with a small image that you then wish to enlarge. Resampling the finished image could have introduced a hint of blurriness, but it won'tresolution independent re-rendering remain present long: Re-rendering the strokes will re-apply them at new, larger image, thus re-calculating all intricate details associated with the brush settings. The result is often essentially the same as if a high resolution image had been used in the first place. The resulting effect is thus independent of the resolution of the original image.

This is a great capability of the standalone edition. It is an important feature for artists who do a lot of high-resolution work such as for print with posters. Instead of  simply resampling the finished image, Gertrudis can re-calculate (re-render) the effect of the brush strokes on a larger base image.

In this screenshot you also see the edges and flow vectors (in the left-side view) which are established when you first load the image and Gertrudis does an initial analysis of the picture's main  topological features. The color gradient flux field (short green vector lines) is used along with the major borders (darker outlines)  to automatically guide which way the brush bristles are re-aligned while you brush over the picture. You can optionally turn the display of these features on to get a better idea of what Gertrudis saw
You can also use sliders to change the influence of these 'force fields' and barriers.  And you can also use a freeform mode to totaly override and ignore them all, breaking through existing features and shapes to create new ones.

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Other Screenshots:

  • there are more screenshots in the Dogwaffle presszone area (for the version of Gertrudis which is a plugin for Dogwaffle);
  • and in some Dogwaffle tutorials pages too.