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  1. I should have mentioned, I'm on MacOS. Thanks, that seems like the right direction. Is there a way to bind a macro to a shortcut key? I'm not finding it, if so, and the whole point to my request was to make this more keyboard-accessible.
  2. Part of my workflow for doing flat fills on comics and the like is to do a magic-wand selection and then to consistently grow my selection by a fixed amount to "bleed" into the line art, usually by 3 px or so. Every time I open the 'grow / shrink' menu it's reset back to 0, however. I would love a way to always grow by the same amount, either by defining a macro that does it by a specific amount or by having the last amount stay active in the dialog box which comes up. Additionally, it would be nice if I could use the tab key or similar to change the focus within the dialog box; currently tab just toggles the UI visibility.
  3. Ah, so it’s basically like a Smart Object in Photoshop? That makes sense. Thanks!
  4. Ah, that makes sense - I was trying to remove the background from an image I’d imported. Is there a way to convert an image layer to a pixel layer? (Also why does Affinity make a distinction between them?)
  5. Hmm, every time I tried layer>delete it always deleted the layer, rather than the selection. Which made sense to me given the menu it was in. Thanks, I’ll try it out. Sounds like there’s a lot of improvements in it.
  6. Hi, I'm moving over to Affinity Photo from Photoshop, which I primarily use for making comics. I was totally sold on the text tool and the quality of the brushes, but now that I'm getting into really using it I'm having trouble finding a couple of equivalents to things I did in Photoshop a lot, specifically being able to clear or fill the pixels which are currently selected. In Photoshop, backspace will delete the pixels that are currently selected (or more precisely set their alpha to 0), and option-backspace will solid-fill the selection with the current foreground color. Both of these are very useful for a bunch of things in drawing. If I could find equivalent commands for this in the menu I'd be able to set my keyboard shortcuts accordingly, but I can't find anything there, and searching on the various phrases I can think of in both the online help and in the forum is turning up nothing. Does Affinity Photo not have these functions? Or are they just called something else that I'm not finding in any of the menus? And, relatedly, is there a way to make the magic wand tool sample from all layers rather than the current layer? The "selection brush" tool does allow that but that doesn't quite serve my needs for doing flat fills in a comic. (Alternately, being able to do a bucket fill that samples all layers would be helpful!) Thanks!