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  1. Well that is exactly what made me confused. Even the 100% (or higher) zoom does not show the accurate state of the file. Exactly as there is to be seen in the attached screenshot above. At one point I get it, it makes the performance smoother (my preferences are set to best). At the other, it makes the user uncertain about the final outcome. And feeling of having things under control is one of the most important UX aspects. And one other thing. Once I rasterize such layer (been experimenting), for example some layer that has been pasted from another texture file and transformed (eg to 700% of previous size), there is no way to get the rid of such pixelation even in export.
  2. Hey there. My original question was about resampling layers. It stated: *** "I may be something missing, but is there a way how to upscale layers while resampling them at the same time? I work with a large files (20 000 pixels) at the moment, create textures. It is handy to me to upscale some resource images I use inside those large files, those which details does not matter that much. And once I do that, I miss the details, though upscale and slightly "blurred". Everything works OK when I upscale the original file. That offers several methods. But to me it is better to use textures within the once document. And upscale them inside it, combine them etc. - for whatever particular use is. But when I scale it up several time as a layer - the resampling is missing. I see larger block of pixels and only the edge is somehow recounted and averaged." *** Yet after the "export" of the layer to the .jpg, the resampling works even the other way, with layers upscale. The only thing is I do not see it while I work. Compare: left image is captured from AFP interface the right one is captured from export So I alter my question: Is there any way how to "preview" the export inside the interface? I get the thing about non destructive transformation + CPU thing saving which probably leads to this kind of preview. But on the other hand it is pretty confusing to me and I feel it would be handy to switch to something like "final" preview. Thank you.
  3. Hey, MEB, thank you for the trick you suggest, that may solve the unwanted auto select. And you are right, locking works for all other layers, my experience was not exact, after a few unintended painting on the background I have lost the trust into the locking, but background is really exception. I have checked. To be honest, I have to try to paint some more to get into the flow and get some experience to test how it works for me. At this moment I feel that ability to paint on locked layer makes more sense once I can do it only when I select the layer manually. Yet I still feel that there is some space for mistakes with no full lock. Because I know I have made those even in Photoshop (I use CS3) where there is no auto select so I need to select layers manually from the layers window and yet time to time (maybe while being lazy naming them) I do select a wrong one, so full lock helps me protects those finished = eliminate space for my mistakes. But your information definitely helps to understand that the space for mistakes in Photo is much smaller then I have thought. Thank you.
  4. The difference is that once your layer list is larger then the Layers palette, then when you auto select, then the layer list auto scrolls to the activated/highlighted layer. But agree, not what you are asking for. Auto select is a UX thing that may help some users, but irritates others. Including me. For example when I paint and have separate layers for background / sketch / foreground / highlights etc., it is very easy to auto select wrong layer, especially background and paint inside it. And all the advantage of digital painting, a chance to have things separated, is lost. Disable auto select (or at least a proper full locking) is a must have feature.
  5. I use Photo for painting. At least for such I feel being one letter assigned to multiple tools is NOT a most helpful solution. I would be happy for Shift+ being a default and only way for circle in between them not not to select some I do not need at the moment accidentally which happens a lot when you return to what you do after some layer adjustment etc. Instead of pressing shortcut just for sure you need to look and control what you got selected at the moment which is not much user friendly. Anyway, I have deleted the "B" shortcut from all tools shortcut settings except for brush, to avoid it. But the shortcut works not well. It still circles, but not in between the tools it used to be under such shortcut, but between the brush and the last selected tool. So a lot of times I start to erase instead of painting, for eraser is the most often used tool aside for brush. And so on. Works with other tools too, laso, dodge, etc. I see the same topic in suggestions from last year, but with no reply, so I assume it is a bug. Win 7.
  6. Hey, Ill try to continue your thread with a question: Is there any way I may pan view while I am trying to select with Freehand selection tool? When the selection is larger and I need to be precise, things need to be zoomed. But the spacebar shortcut works only when I finish selecting. Which results into a need of adding multiple selections instead of one.
  7. Hi, R C-R, thank you very much, that solution worked And MEB, your once as well, it was hidden Thank you too! Be sure, I have been searching and googling before I posted my post, but you are the one who helped to solve. Is there any way how to reorder the settings in the context? I have not found, as far as I am aware I can set only main toolbar, not context one. Currently I feel alpha is more often used feature for me then mirror etc. But it is just a suggestion, more important there is the alpha feature exists. Thank you!
  8. Well, anyway, if Affinity plans to move forwards the users who need not only photo part, but use it for wider options, this really needs some attention. For example I would like to use this app for painting. For such usage current locking is lacking very useful features. At the moment I am not able to lock alpha and prevent from painting behind the current shape. That is something widely used in proces of painting during shading etc. And even the full locking is needed. When you got a photo layer and you wish to lock it, any accidental action is usually visible, eg once you use some filter or adjustment. But when I paint? I have no idea I got selected the wrong layer after some last transformation or something (which I use a lot during sketching). And with auto select behaviour it is much more likely to make such mistake and destroy some layer you did not intended to paint on.
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