Pawa reacted to kloveridge in Alpha Gripes with Affinity Photo when used for games
I make computer games. I've done it for 20 years.
Its really frustrating that the only piece of software on the market that works with Alpha channels correctly is Photoshop. I *HOPED* that Affinity Photo would have done it right too (you'lve done a lot of things right). But as a game maker I need my image software to the following:
1. When I say a map needs to be 256x256 or 512x512 pixels, SAVE IT AS 256X256 or 512x512 pixels. I don't want some helpful algorithm thinking it sees a bunch of pixels that are empty. So it will shrink-wrap the map to eliminate the dead pixels. While this might make sense for many photograph needs. Its a bad policy for games.
2. Alpha channel editing. We do a lot of stuff that can require weird alpha tweaking. It feels like working with Alpha channels in AP is awkward. Look at photoshop for inspiration. I need to paint the alpha. I need to do gradients in alpha. I need the alpha just to be a grayscale image I can modify. For that matter, I sometimes need to do that to RGB channels independently as well. Instead. Channels feel like they are special and not just a layer I can paint. Maybe this is already easy to do. But frankly, its not straightforward to do if it is.
Pawa got a reaction from Chris B in Affinity Photo Wacom Exception
This has been happening to me for a while, but I only found this thread now. I can confirm the same exception occurs to me with an Intuos Pen & Touch, it can be replicated in the same way, and it affects both Photo and Designer. I just updated the driver to 6.3.21-3 and tried it with and without Windows Ink, but the problem persists.
Are there any news regarding this issue?
Turns out that deactivating Windows Ink seems to solve the issue on both softwares after all! It didn't seem to work before because I deactivated it by default, but forgot to do the same in the application specific settings.
Pawa reacted to shushustorm in Straight tools when holding shift
This is another feature request.
I'd like to request a feature that lets users of Designer and Photo use tools in a straight way when holding shift.
For example, when I want to draw a straight line, holding down shift should draw a line between starting point and current cursor location.
This behaviour should be added to other tools as well.
If I want to use the "Smudge Brush Tool" or the "Inpainting Brush Tool" in a straight way, there is currently no way of doing so that I'm aware of.
Adding shift + alt for snapping to multiples of 45° between starting point and current cursor location could be very useful as well.
Also, I do know about left clicking using the "Paint Brush Tool", then holding shift and clicking at the end point to get a straight line. But this behaviour is limited to that tool and you don't get a live preview of the line or snapping to multiples of 90° or 45°.
The "Free hand Selection Tool" includes a similar feature to the one that I just requested. The difference is that the existing feature doesn't use the cursor location when left mouse clicking for its starting point, but rather the cursor location when starting to hold shift. This does make sense for that specific tool, but I think other tools would benefit from a set starting point at the time when mouse left is clicked. And that existing feature doesn't seem to have any snapping options either, which could be useful sometimes.
Pawa got a reaction from Gear maker in Shift+key to change tool within family
I spend weeks without opening Photoshop, it's amazing! There are very, very few things I miss. I found most of them on the forum already, but nothing about how PS handles keyboard shortcuts, which is in my opinion better.
Pressing a shortcut, say G, selects the Paint Bucket. If you want to select the Gradient, you have to go Shit+G, and now the shortcut cycles between Paint Bucket, Gradient... But G will always select the last tool used in that family.
I have a feeling not everyone will agree, so please give us this as an option (use Shift to cycle tools of the same family) in Photo and Designer.
Countless times I pressed B to make sure I had the Brush, and because of that switched tool!
Pawa reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer - 1.5.1
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