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  1. Affinity Photo: I think at least a few users above are hinting at the idea of having a function to "auto fill" with either the primary or secondary colour. It is a pity to repeatedly have to: navigate a pane, and make choices, when shortcuts do the job twice as quickly. Thanks IE One shortcut for fill primary colour Second shortcut for fill secondary colour 3rd shortcut for open fill window
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    Selection > Refine > Feather

    Ahhhh great. A bit clunky. (ie because it keeps popping back to 100 if you return to the slider) But that works pretty well. Many thanks. Jonathan
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    Selection > Refine > Feather

    @Asha Thank you. Yes I see that now you point it out. However over the years (with photoshop) I have gradually stopped feathering when I first make a selection, using the 'refine' tool after I have created it seems to (maybe it is just me) give more control. PS. you are right too. I only see 100px now I try and do it again...
  4. It would be good to be able to feather a selection to a higher value than than the 200px slider offers. (you seem to be able to manually use a value of 400px) However there are lots of situations when (especially with very high resolution images) 200px is not any where near enough. Best wishes Jonathan Charles (a man who badly wants to ditch adobe photoshop)
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    Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

    Agree this is the sort of thing that makes it much easier for people to switch from Adobe etc. Hope it appears soon. Thanks
  6. Hi Affinity Am concerned you do not understand the full power of Smart Objects, I notice (reading your facebook replies) that you believe they are merely about lossless layer resizing Smart-objects offer hundreds of creative and practical uses as well. I mention some of the reasons below, but note these are just my uses, power-users might have even better uses Photoshop lets you choose between "New smart-object" and "New smart-object via copy. (don't worry if you don't understand the difference yet, this list should still make sense) When you duplicate a smart-object multiple times, you can (if you want) change just one single smart-object and all the smart-objects in your document change. These many objects can still be manipulated in your master document, but you can return to your smart object and add or change stuff that effects every instance Example - I add a country fence in front of a scene - built with 60 pieces of wood, but the client decides it should be new timber with rounded tops instead. I go and change my one smart-object piece of timber, boom, the whole fence is immediately changed This can create very beautiful effects very quickly, but it is also very practical. When we design a new app icon/branding, we make just one icon and then we have a prebuilt template (which 1000s of people download and use too) we can automatically see what the icon looks like on iPhone, iPad, in the app store, in a promotion, etc etc Also we use smart-objects to build a final design, where many many components have been created separately. So you might have a number models whom you have airbrushed from a shoot separately, each with lots of different layers, effects etc, everything still exists in this original document, and you can either edit your final version or dig deeper to each individual file This also helps keep your master project tidy with certain things nested awayRemember creatives don't just use Photoshop for image editing!!! High end users will only come to you if you maintain an open mind. If you have any doubt about the smart-objects prevalence: in Google there are 1,290,000 results for the three word search photoshop smart object. This article is good http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-smart-objects-in-photoshop--cms-20268 Please please reconsider including some sort of smart-objects. Very very very excited about your software. Desperately want to ditch as many Adobe products as possible
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