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B4ttleCat

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  1. I couldn't agree more. Shortcuts are paramount to maintaining a good workflow and even more important to retaining artists looking to give up PS. I'm finding it difficult to use Affinity purely on the fact that many of the advanced shortcuts in PS aren't present in Affinity. For example, I use the number keys running along the top of the keyboard a lot to change opacity while using the move tool in PS. I tap the 1 key to make the current layer 10% opacity, tap 5 to make it 50%, tap 6 and 7 in quick succession to make it 67% opacity and so on. That said, my example wouldn't be solved by customisable shortcuts, in this case that would need to be a developer-sanctioned feature.
  2. Thanks Matt, The Protect Alpha is exactly what I talking about for the second case so that's great. It's also good to hear there's more layer functionality under the hood that doesn't have a UI yet. It's sorely missed. I hope you guys can fix this soon!
  3. Hey Matt, thanks for the reply. It's not a poly curve I was using, but just an ellipse. I don't know if that helps clarify anything for you.
  4. I agree. To not use the desktop metaphor of right clicking for context menus is a waste; It can add so much speed to a workflow. I'd love to see this considered for those frequently used sub items.
  5. Hey guys, I hope I haven't missed something in the UI but basically I'm after a "lock transparency" feature that works the same way as in PS. It's very handy for blurring things that you don't want the edges to shrink/grow. It also has the secondary benefit of being able to paint inside already painted pixels without going outside the bounds. (I know this can be done by masking, but locking transparency may be the workflow of many already and means you don't have to create an extra layer to mask with).
  6. As a UI designer, it'd be mighty handy to have a blur beneath effect. I believe it's pretty self explanatory, but just in case it would automatically blur any pixels below it to the desired value. This would allow a much more rapid workflow for testing out UI iterations on different backgrounds, instead of having to constantly adjust duplicate layers with masks.
  7. Hey guys, I have several shapes on a layer and I want to cut some of them out and paste them on another layer. I'm using the node tool to select the desired shapes and when I cut them, it cuts all of the shapes on the layer, not just the ones that are selected. When I hit delete, it only deletes the selected shapes, as expected.
  8. Multiple effects would be yet another reason I could make Affinity my mainstay for GUI work. Being able to apply multiple strokes, or shadows to an object would be a boon and surely win a lot of Sketch users over.
  9. +1 from me. This is infuriating, along with guides not snapping to a marquee (of which I made a separate post about).
  10. Hey guys, I have a suggestion for creating a uniform marquee from outside the art board. So currently, creating a uniform marquee (by holding ⇧) works in the same way it would if you didn't hold ⇧. When I'm dragging a marquee in (while holding ⇧) from outside the art board, I would expect the marquee to be uniform as it enters the art board. It seems like a small thing but also seems odd having the same result when I clearly chose to hold the modifier key. You could take a look at the way PS does it for an example. Thanks!
  11. Hey guys, Just picked up Affinity today after seeing it as Editor's Choice and then watching the video. It looks great. One thing that immediately struck me as odd, was that I couldn't snap a dragged guide to the edge of a marquee (like in PS). This is a big part of my work flow, as I'll measure out a specific size marquee and then place guides around it. I've read in a lot of posts while trying to find out if it's just me doing it wrong that the snapping system was undergoing changes. Is this still the case and could this be added if it's not already possible? It could just be that I'm doing it wrong, somehow.
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