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  1. Yes, sometimes I do, but I like to keep the layers separate as long as possible, in case I make adjustments later on one of them in particular. I'm glad to hear that there are plans to improve these tools, I love affinity photo and wish I could use it more often. Thank you very much for your reply and greetings.
  2. Hello, I have a question about the smudge and mixer tools, for which I can already imagine the answer, but I wanted to make sure. How can I use any of those tools, to blur the paint, like I do in any other painting program, if I want to do it on a layer that is above the rest of the drawing. I have noticed and researched that depending on the brush, texture and spacing, the effect of these tools varies between acceptable and horrible, when these are used over paint. But when I try it in the situation I mentioned, it is impossible to get anything useful. The mixer brush directly paints and also can only be used from within the painting to blur towards the alpha, not the other way around. The smudge tool works reasonably for the first two or three strokes, then it starts creating other colors or darkening the one it's smudging. Are these brushes directly unusable when trying to blur paint over the alpha? And if so, as I can imagine, are there plans for the future that they can be used as in the rest of the programs? I use the blur considerably often, and it seems unthinkable to me to be able to use affinity photo without being able to paint on a layer higher than the drawing and blur that painting, having to paint on an already colored layer to be able to blur seems to me a delay. Thank you for your attention and best regards.
  3. Hello SrPx, thank you very much for your comment, as you say if I would prefer to use affinity exactly for the reasons you comment. I don't use a lot of brushes, and the things I do use are much better. Really, in my case, everything works fine and the ones that I don't understand are being solved over time because they are bugs and they don't really affect me too much. Even the color selection window gets past it. But what really tires me, is not that affinity doesn't bother to add more features for the painters (something that could be missed), but something that seems that they don't consider a bug, for me it's a design decision that could be close to being. The operation of how the alt works and interacts with the color selector for me is a source of brutal stress. I use the color picker a lot, and every two times three I get into the file menu. How it works is something that surprises me that affinity keeps saying that it works correctly. Sometimes it works sometimes yes, if it gets into that menu you can't do anything until you click the canvas. I draw fast and every two minutes it happens to me. They say to comment, but problems with the color selector have already been commented many times and it's still the same. Anyone who tries it for a while would realize that interaction and the problems it causes. I could let it go if they tell me that they understand that the problem exists, but if they don't even value it as a problem, I think they will leave it that way. I love affinity, but I lose years of life, because of the stress of having to deal with such an obvious problem in a tool, and that it is not taken into account at least (being something that is not a new feature, but a bug fix). poor functionality whichever way you look at it). Not that I'm going to stop using affinity, but I'll be using it a lot less (at least for painting), until they decide to give painters some attention. I understand that perhaps access to the file menu as it is set up will come in handy for photo editors, but for someone who paints and needs a quick color selection process on canvas it's a knife in the back. Greetings and thanks again for your reply.
  4. Hello, I reported the same problem back in 2020. It seems to happen a little less now, but it still happens often. This was the post I've tried affinity photo again, which I bought at the time for digital painting, and I see that some problems have been fixed, but it's still a pain mainly for two basic reasons. The color picker and the color selector palette. About the color selector, not much to say, the size is ridiculously small and ... can't you change the size? Please, I think it's the only existing application where you can't, it doesn't make sense. I know you can make another bigger window appear, but that would have value if it could be accessed with a shortcut as popup palett(which would be great but not a substitute at all) , but not even that. I have to have both selectors open and the largest one cannot be docked, so it takes up too much space. Regarding the color picker, it is a bit more subtle, but if you change a lot of color, it is very frustrating to have to choose it again, and repaint where you did it with the wrong color, to verify that you had not selected the desired color. That it doesn't have a visual feedback, to know if it's active or not, it's a delay, I could pass it if it worked correctly, but it's inconsistent. I think the reason is that by sharing the function with the activation of the menu bar options these things interfere with each other. In fact, it sounds like a joke, but you press alt, select a color (in addition to activating the quick selection of the menu bar), select a color, release alt, and the pointer changes to the arrow because the file option is selected (which it shouldn't, and if it does do it before, to be able to select, not after), condition in which you cannot do practically anything (because you are with the file option selected) until you click on the canvas and the brush outline reappears (sometimes, few, although this should never do it, not even the arrow appears, something that makes it more inconsistent, because I was already getting used to using it as visual feedback and it doesn't even work for that. I think the reason for the latter is that if once with the arrow you don't touch the canvas, you press alt again, and with the arrow that is still there because you didn't touch the canvas, you touch the canvas and select a color, when you lift and release alt, the arrow does not appear, the brush outline stays as it should. But if you are with the brush outline and press alt, and release selecting a color the arrow will appear ). As a quick fix, I would at least allow an option to mutually shift the straight line shift (which I use much less) by the color picker alt, so at least it wouldn't interfere with the menu bar, and maybe being a faster action makes the lines work better and the alt for the lines is not so inconvenient. Or simply that the activation of the menu bar is deactivated once the screen is touched to select and it does not activate until alt is pressed again, so that the file option is not selected(currently when lifting the pencil the file option is selected). And yes, I know I can use the tool, but having to double click to activate and switch to the brush when I do it hundreds of times in each session is absurd. I've been trying to adapt for a week, ignoring all the other facilities that other programs provide for digital painting, because I would love to be able to use it and enjoy it, but, let's be honest, if not even these two basic things have been fixed, you can't think that affinity is thinking about painters at all . And that shows in the number of people who use it for digital painting compared to other programs. How many people have tried to use it, and have abandoned, can this be solved with two or three quick modifications? (compared to other more advanced themes that are not, put a shortcut, a shortcut option or extend a simple color selector). That yes, I also have to say that in the rest (except for the bug) the progress is incredible, and it is a pleasure to use affinity photo, maybe if at some point I become a photographer, I will use it more. At the moment, for painting I will continue to wait for at least a decent color selector and color picker, and enjoying painting in other programs. All the best.
  5. ok, thanks for your attention, I just tried it in the latest version and the same thing happens. If you need me to try something else, just ask here. A greeting.
  6. Hi, yes, that's because I have a 2560 * 1440 screen but I have it set to 1920 * 1080 (I need it for the development of a video game). I have changed it to test and it looks better, but just because it has more pixels, the problem is still there.
  7. Hello, I am sending you a video so that you can appreciate it better, in case it helps you. 2020-10-21_19-41-22.mkv
  8. In case it helps you (indicating something that you do differently than usual), I also use other image programs such as gimp, krita, paintstorm, mypaint, and others, and in none of them that problem appears. (in case you can rule out problems with the card or something like that, I don't know)
  9. Hi, right now i'm using the latest version. I can't be sure if it happened in the previous one, but almost certainly it did, because those ugly edges I can remember. Only I had never realized that they were produced by the square pattern.
  10. Hello, I already had it set to bilinear and retina to automatic (better). I have tried setting it to high (slow) but it is exactly the same.
  11. Hello, I have tried that and it happens the same, they are even more noticeable while zooming, although then it disappears (in the cases where it disappears, in which the frames are not still there).
  12. No, they are the basic brushes, in the hard ones it is noticeable in the edges, in the intermediate ones or soft in the gradients. It does not occur at all zoom levels, only at some (almost half). I attach the three types.
  13. Hello, I wanted to ask if the pattern of squares seen in these images is normal. I understand that the pixels are seen with zoom because it was chosen not to smooth by design, but this pattern is not pixels, the image is 2560 * 1440 and the zoom is at 112%. When you open a finished image or photo this cannot be appreciated, but when you are painting strokes the pattern is very noticeable and not very convenient.. Thank you for your attention and best regards.
  14. Hello, I have managed to make a one-minute video in which the color picker failure happens to me a couple of times, sometimes it happens more often and other times less, I don't know the reason. What I also said about stopping painting I have not succeeded because it happens less often, but basically it is that when it does not pick up the color, if I do not lift the brush and directly drag it, it does not paint until I lift it and put it back on the tablet . 2020-10-15 23-27-26.mkv
  15. Hi, I use affinity on windows 10 and a hp laptop with integrated uhd 620 card. I use it to paint mainly, and I change of color many times and quickly with the color picker. Occasionally 15-20 percent of the time, the color picker does not register the color. Sometimes, even not only the color is not registered, but immediately after, the brush when dragging it, it does not even paint, I have to lift it and put it back. I don't know if it has something to do with the fact that the alt key is also an input to use the menus quickly and interferes with the picker color (the truth is that in these times being able to configure the basic buttons should be mandatory, affinity is great but in this, it is sinning in the same as photoshop). Thank you for your attention.
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