Up to now, and because of the complexity of the math involved, the Fisheye Perspective ruler has used approximations for the curved line projections. This imposed certain restrictions, such as not being able to rotate the vanishing lines. I was never really satisfied with this solution, and I received many requests and encouragements from users to improve it.
So I finally took the time to revisit the math, and I figured out a way to have perfectly accurate equi-distant fisheye without any restrictions! With this update, you'll be able to set the camera's View Tilt to get a nicely curved horizon, and rotate and tilt the vanishing lines, just like with the Linear Perspective ruler. Box Mode is also now supported.
When using tilted lines with these rulers, you'll now be able draw along the untilted lines without having to reset the tilt angle to zero. This will speed up the creation of triangular structures.
Another thing that will help is improved Box Mode behavior when dealing with tilted lines. Box Mode will now also change the color of the box sections to orange as you draw, to help you understand what it's doing.
Today's update adds Setup from Isometric Ruler buttons (and keyboard shortcut) to the Perspective Ellipse ruler. These will automatically setup your quad so that you can draw perspective circles based on the current Isometric ruler's settings.
This update also adds bugfixes and improvements to the Fisheye Perspective ruler, including a new Horizon Tilt control that will help you place rotated objects in your scenes.
Today's update adds some optimizations to the overlay renderer. GPU usage will now be a lot lower when not drawing if the rulers are off, and it can be lowered overall by using the new Refresh Rate setting in the overlay settings. This will especially help people with 4k monitors.
This update will also try to detect and warn you if you have a Wacom tablet driver that hasn't been installed properly.
Please check out the new Tablet Setup Guide, and let me know what you think! If I forgot anything important, or you have ideas or tips you'd like to share for it, please reach out!
Still no news from Adobe on when they will fix Wintab support for Photoshop 2020 (please see the previous news entry for more info)...
Adobe released an update for Photoshop 2020 today. Among other things, they broke their implementation of tablet pen input when using the Wintab API.
The new bug creates shooting lines when you lift your pen or mouse (with or without LNP installed). They are now aware of it, but who knows when this will be fixed. If you're experiencing this, please motivate them to fix it quickly by posting here.
Until they fix this, the only way for illustrators to work in Photoshop will be downgrading to an older version, or to let it use Windows Ink by removing the PSUserConfig.txt file from the preferences folder, as described here, and enabling Windows Ink in your tablet settings. If you're a Windows 7 user, Windows Ink is not supported, so your only option is to downgrade to an older version of Photoshop.
Adobe has also said that they have
fixed the last known issues that previously required using WinTab, so be sure to let them know if you switch back to Windows Ink and still experience problems, by replying to this twitter thread.
Happy new year!
I've been getting some comments lately that the LNP rulers have almost too many handles and that it's hard to remember what they do, especially when you consider that some have different functions if you're holding ctrl/alt/shift. This update will hopefully help with this as it adds tips that popup when you hover over the handles.