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  1. Nope, still doesn't work. Besides, why does it matter if the background is transparent or not?
  2. I've just tried your suggestion by setting the Color Chooser to HSL mode, dropped down the H and S sliders to 0 and tried various different grayscale colors with he L slider and my brush strokes still don't have any effect on the fill layer. It still completely subtracts from the fill layer no matter the grayscale value of the brush. Does it work for you? Rasterizing the fill layer defeats the purpose of it.
  3. I would like to be able to snap the crop tool to layers. This is very basic functionality that I can't believe still doesn't exist in Affinity Photo.
  4. Thanks, so I can just use Curves and adjust the curve in the Alpha dropdown. That's all well and good but there are still some issues: 1. How do I see the result of the Curves that I applied to the mask? I mean, when I isolate the mask with ALT+CLICK to check how it looks, I still see the mask without Curves applied to it. This makes it impossible to see how the colors of the mask changed. 2. After I'm happy with the curves correction to the mask, how do I collapse the mask and curves into a single mask layer?
  5. I already know that it has it's own mask but it doesn't work for me, as I already mentioned in my initial post. :( Please check the attached video I where I demonstrate the problem. What am I doing wrong? fill_layer.mp4
  6. So I created a fill layer but I can't figure out how to edit its mask. It seems that its mask layer doesn't work the same way as the masks I create from the layers panel. No matter what color brush I use, be it black or white, it always subtracts from the fill layer. :( In Photoshop the masks of Fill layers follow the same concept as any other mask - black brush for subtracting and white brush for adding to the mask.
  7. I've got a Curves adjustment layer with a mask. I want to boost the contrast of its mask. How do I do that? In Photoshop it's pretty simple - I click on the mask, then Image => Adjustments => Brightness/Contrast. What about Photo?
  8. Hi, Can I snap to layers with the crop tool? I've enabled snapping and checked all snapping options and it still doesn't snap to any object in the document.
  9. I hope this blending mode is added too since I used it with Photoshop. The only workaround I found is to duplicate the color burn layer, change the duplicate's blending mode to multiply, and then mix their opacities until I get a "linear burnlike" result.
  10. I never save my files with history and snapshots. I am willing to send the 2 afphoto files to the Affinity staff to check them and explain why one of them is 5 times bigger when it's basically the same file.
  11. I have noticed this too in Photo for Windows! Sometimes two identical files would have drastically different sizes. A real world example would be a job I completed today in Photo. At some point in my work I saved two identical files and one of them was 11 MB and the other one 50 MB. I'm curious as to why this happens. I didn't save the files with history preserved so that's not the issue. I would be happy to know what causes this.
  12. In Photoshop I can hold the left mouse button on the "eye" icon next to the layers and move the mouse up and down, thus enabling or disabling each layer that my cursor goes over. This is a very fast method of enabling/disabling multiple layers in PS and I use it really often. Is this something that is being considered for Photo and Designer? It saves me a lot of time. At the moment one needs to first select the layers in the stack and then click on one of the checkboxes. Another thing that I don't really like is that the visibility checkboxes are really really tiny, so sometimes I unintentionally select layers when I actually wanted to enable/disable them instead. In Photoshop the visibility icons encompass the whole height of the layer in the stack so I don't even have to look if I have the cursor exactly in the center of the "eye" icon. I just point my cursor in that general direction and 100% of the time I hit the visibility icon. There's not a chance that you would miss it. Not in Affinity Photo, though. :( I have to get my focus off my work and slow down for a second to figure out if I have placed my cursor absolutely where it needs to be, in that little tiny checkbox. Is there something that can be done about this? Apart from some quirks here and there I really enjoy using Affinity Photo so far. :) I really appreciate your hard work! EDIT: I just noticed that I posted this thread in the wrong forum. Doh! I wanted to post it in features request, obviously. Hopefully someone can move it to the appropriate forum. Sorry and thanks in advance!
  13. I beg to disagree. I very much like the current icons. To me they look much much better than Photoshop's "sterile" ones. This is a software for visual arts, not a CAD or 3D software that has to look "sharp" and "monotone". This might sound a bit strange but one of the main reasons I like Photo better than Photoshop is that it has a more "artistic" icons and overall feel than Photoshop.
  14. I too would like to be able to duplicate a layer by holding ALT and dragging it in the layers stack. At the moment the only way I know in Photo is to Select the layer, press CTRL+J, and then drag it where I need it in the stack which is slower, obviously. Such a simple addition but it will boost everybody's workflow sooo much more.
  15. Fair enough. I'll try to adjust to this new workflow.