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  1. I’ve noticed that designer on iPad will create an entire group for brush strokes, this is amazing, but it would be even more amazing if it not only auto created groups for brushes but by color swatch, or really any other type of variable. That way I can go straight to the color I want to work with without having to search through my list of strokes looking for that one red stroke that’s bothering me. I could just pick group/strokes/swatches. In fact an entirely auto nested layers system would be great. Open up a group and in that I see strokes so group/strokes. Then I open strokes and I see brush types so now it’s group/strokes/brush and underneath that I have all the different strokes and brushes organized by color so group/strokes/brush/swatch. It seems useful to me. Maybe it is maybe not I don’t know.
  2. I often times find myself wanting to cut out shapes from photos or using the selection tool to select a shape or form in a photo and cut it from a different photo. For example I find a photo of a person that has a particularly pleasing posture so I take the time to select him or her from the photo getting all of the edges refined but I want to cut the shape of the person from a different completely unrelated photo of say plants or some such, so I have to make a new layer with the new photo in it make the photo that i have selected from invisible and then cut or copy from the visible photo and then paste into either a new different layer or have a different file to paste into. It would be nice if I could save the selection marquee of the person as a preset shape that I can use in the future. Instead of having to have to go through the rigamarole of the whole selection process i described. It would also be nice if it were scalable so that once Ive selected the shape and saved it I could enlarge it or make it smaller without distorting the original shape.
  3. Hello! As a Fine Art Printmaker who uses Computer Design tools to create prints for Screen Printing, Lithography, and Intaglio, CNC woodcut, it would be amazing if I could separate colors and control half tones size shape (line, dot, etc) and color. I imagine being able to work in CMYK layers and being able to apply color halftones to shapes based on percentages, or change the size and shape of the individual color channel half toning. It could be applied in any document setup really RGB document with a simulated color / spot process: Red, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Green, Turquoise, Grey and control the halftone percentage, size and shape. grey scale: black, 25% grey, 15% transparent white LAB would be fun, you could control the lightness darkness of the halftones maybe have an option to constrain the gamut inside of lab to a specific set of colors like CMYK but still have lightness control. In my imagination the possibilities are endless for options like this. "MOONSHOT" : to have RIP like printing control inside this program, where I wouldn't have to worry about the printer I am on to get circular halftones (this might be next to impossible but I am ignorant when it comes to the programming side of hardware interactions) this would be just insane and might require a new type of universal file format I have no idea but it's something I dream about, being able to go to Kinko's or some other local digital print shop and be able to print out my files without having to worry about the print shop getting the settings right in their computers and on their printers, the employees being inept, or any other stupid thing that happens because you don't have enough money to buy the hardware that you need. and finally "MOONSHOT": A new type of color selection palette based off of a Warm/Cool, light/dark, transparent/opaque warm adds red cool adds blue lightness adds white darkness adds black transparent/opaque self explanatory but the twist is you pick initial colors as a base and those colors become the colors you base rest of the interactions between the colors on like paint For example: Here is a shorthand RGB two way conversion to Paint/Ink color palette equivalent Red (Pantone Uncoated 032) Yellow (Pantone Uncoated 123) Blue (Pantone Uncoated 300) Purple (Pantone Purple) Green (Pantone Uncoated 354) Turquoise (Pantone Uncoated 312) Grey (Pantone Cool Grey 8) 100% opacity White 15% opacity White mixed or printers black (R 54, G 54, B 57) Black now imagine you have picked these colors as your initial palette and have set them inside of a grid each color has the same basic controls warm/cool: add red/add blue light/dark: add white/add printers black transparent/opaque: increase decrease transparency/opacity Now for example you activate the red, white, and yellow channels you now adjust warm/cool light/dark transparent/opaque sliders around to just work within the constraints of those colors selected from you base palette this gives you a sub palette of yellows oranges and reds based of your real world/RGB equivalents this would work for CMYK as well This would be a great tool to have I think Thank you for reading and for your consideration Nathan Henry
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