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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 385/5000
    Hi Chris, the refresh rate was 59 hz but I changed it to 60 hz and it happens exactly the same. The monitor does say that it is flicker free, and when trying to record it with the camera it seems that it is this way (doesn't flikcker on the record). But I have been looking in the manual and in the monitor options, and I have not seen that there is an option to disable it, so I guess it can only be enabled. Thanks Chris again for your attention. Greetings.
  8. Hello again. I have some new information in case you are interested. I have recorded a video with the mobile phone, because I cannot do it with the computer. I've noticed that flickering, with the canvas-background tools, only flickers when a pixel layer is on. When the tool is toolbar-background, it always happens. In the video it is less noticeable than on the monitor, because the quality of the recording of the mobile phone is poor, but on the monitor it is much more noticeable. These are the steps I perform in the video: I use a Tool that gives problems when moving the toolbar_background (text tool in this case). Flickering occurs. Use Tool that gives problems in moving canvas_background (brush tool in this case), but without pixel layer. Flicker does not occur. I paint, and the assistant creates a new layer. Flickering occurs. I close the pixel layer, and repeat this last step. After, with one pixel layer , i Active OBS Studio, no flickering occurs. I close Obs Studio, flickering occurs (obs studio, prevents flickering with the two types of tools, those of the toolbar and those of the canvas, not only on the canvas tools, I forgot to record it). I hope it can be useful for you. Thank you very much for your attention and greetings. 


  9. HI. Yes, the updates are fine. The recording program thing is weird, yes. But it is not the only time I see it interact strangely with affinity. In another post about windows ink, where you answered me too, (thank you very much) I commented on it. The preview circle was frozen in the video after being recorded. I comment this in case it helps something. It seems that obs studio and affinity do not match well.About the g_sync, there is nothing n-vidia I think. Only the integrated Intel UHD 620 card. Mi laptop  is a  "HP Notebook - 15-dw0015ns". My laptop screen is very bad. There, I did not appreciate it. I noticed the problem when connecting it to my work monitor. Which I think doesn't have g-sync either. It is a Benq BL2420PT Monitor 23.8 "2K QHD 100% sRGB / Rec. 709 IPS screen, and as I comment when it is most noticeable is in the brightest modes.

  10. Hi. Something strange happens to me with affinity photo, which doesn't happen to me in any other artistic program, or not. The problem is that the background, flickers or changes color, becoming a little darker or lighter with certain actions (it is possible that even the canvas does, but where it really shows is in the background), I would say that what does is darken for half a second and then regain normal lighting.It happens in two ways. The first is done randomly when I press the alt, control, or shift modifier keys. The other, always happens in the same way, and it is curious because it does so depending on the tool you have selected. It occurs in two cases when it does. The first, when you move the cursor from the canvas to the background or from the background to the canvas. This only happens with the following selected tools: brush tool, mix brush tool, rubber tool, overexposure brush, all blur tools, except the finger tool. The second case occurs when you go from the background to the toolbar but not when you go to the canvas. This occurs with the following tools. Gradient tool, pen tool, geometric shapes tool and text tool. The color variation is not much, I did not notice it on my external monitor, until I changed the configuration to one with high light (presentation on my Benq monitor), but with this configuration it is very remarkable. I also could not make a video for a curious reason. As soon as I open OBS studio (my recording program), this flickering stops happening. I don't even have to record, just by opening the program this problem stops happening. In this designer forum they talk about something that seems similar

    . I have verified that changing to WARP as it is said there the problem stops happening, but unfortunately the brushes become unusable due to their slowness, since Intel UHD 620 is the option that my card should use. My computer. HP Notebook, 16g ram, I7, Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics card. I use windows 10. Hope this problem can be solved. Thank you very much for your attention and greetings.

  11. Hello again, I have discovered that by pressing the right button but from a button on the tablet instead of the pen, the white circle does not appear and you can change the size of the brush (is it not strange?). My pencil has two buttons and neither works to change the size in affinity. This white circle also appears on the windows desktop, and only with the pen buttons, not with the tablet buttons, but as I said, the circle does not appear in Krita, Blender or any other program that I use. Thanks again.

  12. Hi . I don't know exactly what warp is (if you specify what I check). But my computer is a laptop with an integrated uhd 620 card. I think it is enabled by default and does not have many options, krita and blender work correctly with windows ink. I would say that more than with the card it has more relation with windows ink than with the gpu, it is true that my tablet is a wacom with a few years and the last drivers would say that they are old, but I think there are no others, maybe that is the problem, but in other programs it works correctly and I don't think that i'm the only one with an equal tablet. I would not like to have to buy a new one just to be able to use affinity. I leave you a video so you can see how the delay in drawing and when selecting a color is appreciated, how I can not change the size of the brush because of the white circle and how the alt sign gets in the way of the magnifying glass. It's curious, but in the video that I recorded with OBS studio, the brush preview circle stays frozen when I put the brush on the canvas, but I saw it correctly when i was painting , I don't know if it will be related, this doesn't happen when I record videos of Krita or Blender (I don't care much about this last one, but you might be interested). The time it takes to react the brush is the time that elapses from the point of moving to the large points that I draw (I say it, because not moving the preview in the video is more complicated to see). I have tried to close the layer panel and in my case the problems remain the same. Thank you very much for your attention, and greetings.


  13. Disculpe, no me había dado cuenta de que se refería al otro problema, ¿verdad? El otro problema es el menos importante para mí, solo ocurre de vez en cuando, en affinity 1.8 y no puedo replicarlo. Pero cuando sucede, sucede todo el tiempo y tengo que reiniciar la computadora. El tamaño del lienzo donde lo intento es de 3000 x 3000, y creo que el tamaño del pincel no importa, lo hace con todos los tamaños (con menos de 50 no lo sé, no lo recuerdo, pero también lo creo). Como digo, este problema ocurre ocasionalmente, pero no sé cómo replicarlo. Muchas gracias por su atención.

  14. Hi. This happens in 1.7 and 1.8 (only here it shows less, because with the new system you can see how much you have moved the cursor and have it as a reference, I don't know how to explain it, but the new system is better), with windows ink and with wintab, and with any canvas size and brush size (in fact, with the little ones, it's more annoying because you need more precision). I use affinity photo to paint and I change the size of the brush a lot, maybe someone who doesn't use it so much this way doesn't notice it, but if you need to do it every 4 or 5 seconds it's quite uncomfortable. I have tried several painting programs on this computer and it only happens in affinity photo. I leave you a video for you to see. I'm aiming at the points with alt and the pencil button already pressed and then i drag the pen. As you can see there is a small distance in which the brush does not change size, does it later, and returns to the point marked with the suddenly changed size, sometimes the distance is greater and sometimes smaller, but it always does (the video it is affinity 1.7, because in 1.8 it looks worse because of what has been said before, but it happens the same).


  15. Hello, Krita does it, and also detects the pressure while creating the preview of the lines, it is much more effective than the affinity mode. Affinity does it in a strange way, why if I have the brush for example with pressure detection for "opacity" only half the line is drawn, even if I squeeze the pencil to the fullest. It makes no sense, or it draws all the line or that is allowed to use the pressure to define the thickness, but not half a line yes and half a line no. I love affinity, but on this particular topic Krita is much more advanced. It would be great if you could implement a similar system (or at least the pressure does not affect the line or do it as it should, so for me it is a tool that I can not use, because I almost always have the pressure of "opacity "activated and it is very annoying to have to change to a different brush without pressure option on the" opacity "). Thank you very much for your attention and greetings.

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