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  1. Affinity Photo brush editor seems complete although it requires a pair of important blending modes similar to the existing "darker color" but allowing to cover transparent pixels; these new modes could be called, for instance, mix if less transparent (or mix if more opaque) and replace if less transparent (or replace if more opaque) or something shorter. If you don't understand the above explanation or think it is not important then try to repeat the same pencil hatching I did in the uploaded video, and you will come to the conclusion that it is not possible to get such a smooth and easily controllable hatching in Affinity Photo. I hope these 2 options will be added in future releases, they're so convenient and easy to implement. Thanks for paying attention. pencil-hatching.mp4
  2. Hello again! First, let me correct the title which should be something like this: Brush editor downsides (real strokes are different from preview) sorry for my bad English, btw. As you perfectly explained previously, some brush values are editable from outside the brush editor window, and it's ok, but the downside to having a stroke preview that does not coincide with the expected real strokes is that the brush editor UI becomes visually confusing, as you could have noticed in the attached image: 1. Top example: Preview stroke is opaque while real strokes are transparent. 2. Bottom example: Preview stroke is transparent while real strokes are opaque. To be franc, it's a bit confusing for my way of thinking. Finally, thank you for your thoroughful explanations and, please, consider that my erratic use of your software could easily be affecting more users. Anyway, I hope Affinity team will appreciate my feedback as I probably would.
  3. It found strange that flow at 1% was producing transparent strokes, 10% opaque and then 100% transparent again. The problem was the "wet edges" option, which was enabled in the tool bar. (btw, I still don't understand why having selected "Don't use wet edges" in the brush configuration panel, this option can still be used) Thank you!!!
  4. Wow, just what I needed, thank you for your quick response!
  5. If you pick a thick brush from "Basic" group and paint some shapes you will notice the following issues: 1. Center color is more transparent(gray) and border is more opaque(black). NOTE: If you reduce "flow" parameter to 10%, the center of the brush becomes more opaque, which is very strange. (see uploaded image) 2. "Blend mode" has a lot of interesting options but they don't seem to change anything, in most cases. I've been programming computer games and graphic effects some time ago and had to solve similar problems related to transparency calculations. I hope it helps. Nothing more to say, except that your software is very good, congrats.
  6. Although Affinity Photo includes very useful functionalities that clearly speed up productivity compared to PS and even Krita, I agree with you regarding the settings. Last setting values should be facilitated each time they may be required; it's so counter-productive to have to type (or set) a group of values again and again. I hope they will fix it soon, it's not even a new implementation but a simple function call change.
  7. Me too! AF is very good software but, when I bought it, I didn't imagine I would be forced to combine it with other software due to brush engine issues; some necessary brushes like pencil and nib (g-pen) are totally unusable. RESUMING: Affinity Photo's requires a fix for the brush engine settings to work properly, and a decent antialiasing.
  8. Thank you so much! I didn't even pay attention to the small print specifying I'm in the iPad section, sorry.
  9. A "pop-up palette" opened by just pressing pen's button or mouse's right button. The palette includes user's favorite brushes and a color selector, at least. This feature saves a lot of time and this is just what makes Krita more productive than Photoshop, for painting or retouching. It's especially a must when working in maximized canvas mode.
  10. It's a difficult task for programmers, but very important. Good anti-aliased brush algorithms can be found in open source software like Krita or AZpainter2 (https://github.com/Symbian9/azpainter).
  11. If you refer to brush size and border hardness, here you have what works in Windows: Set brush size: Press CTRL+ALT (and drag mouse/pen) Set brush border hardness: SHIFT+CTRL+ALT (and drag mouse/pen) Regarding shortcut to favorite brushes or previous/next brush navigation, I don't know, sorry.
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