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    Good to hear your opinion SrPx. I agree with a lot of what you are saying. Having an account with Autodesk does not mean you have to buy anything. Autodesk set the new version of Sketchbook 8.6 up to last in subscription for 100 years as of the end of this year. They say they will update....we will see on that. But you can download and save the execute file so you will always have it. I can still download the old version 6 and use it. But then, it doesn't have all of the new goodies. Krita looks like a good program. But for the Mac, it has been hit or miss. I've written on their forum and now we have a new programmer who is going to take it on for the Mac side. But there will be a learning curve. Clip Studio Paint is a great program. It has some very cool things one can do with a layer, among other things. But there has been a buzz going around about the forum going away. And if so, I don't know what will happen with CSP. And like I said earlier, I think Affinity Design has the best vector program going for the dollar. Everyone has different criteria for their way of working. That's what makes having all of the different resources helpful for each one of us. Have a great day!
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    Alfred, It just ended up that way. I decided to try different programs to see how they worked for me. Believe me, when I say, I support a lot of different software's out there. I love Affinity Designer for vector work, but not for this. For this, I tried Affinity Photo, Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Metibang Pro, and Sketchbook Pro working with a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet. Photoshop had one of the best brushes and brush feedback (except for the cursor, I was always trying to find). But trying to zoom in and use a 3-pixel brush was not the best representation. Not to mention the rent payment. Metibang Pro (Free) had a slight delay in the brush stroke (with a few other flaws). Sketchbook Pro has always been one of my favorites programs, but I could see some of its limitations. It came down to Affinity Photo (great brushwork) and Clip Studio Paint. Affinity Photo still has some quirks going on with its layers I talked about this in another post. It cost me some loss of work (2 hours worth) the first time, and the second time I had something happen where I ended up with a pixel layer saying (pixel) 3 times in the layer. How that happened, I don't know. The layer has just got to be selected in the correct place or something else will happen. But I kept trying with Affinity Photo until I decided that Clip Studio Paint had just about everything I needed in an art program. Now, this is just my opinion. Everyone has a different way of painting and drawing. CSP fit me more. But I will keep watching and trying AP. It is a very good program that I hope, will replace Adobe PS completely one of these days.
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    This drawing/illustration was done using Affinity Photo and Clip Studio Paint. Hope you enjoy.
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    The Bumbletron!

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    [AP] Colorization

    Beautiful work.
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    Skeleton Spectre

    Love your painting.
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    AD Vector carbon filament bulb

    Cool. Nice work!
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    Beautiful. Doing it all in vector is amazing.
  9. Interesting, thanks MEB. Things move fast in the software dot-com world.
  10. I have been around Sketchbook and Sketchbook Pro for years. When they switched over to annual renting ($30), I was very disappointed. I was finally going to stop renting this year, but now that it is free, great, I will keep on using it. It's free. Are you going to stop using Windows or Mac OS because of all of the underhanded things they have done over the years? All of the big software companies have their ghost in the closet. I am wondering why they chose to make it free. And I can only think they are coming out with something new. They bought iDraw and made a name change to Graphic and have done nothing with it. But I hear something is coming up soon. So when it is free, another tool in your chest, I say, use it.
  11. You have to create an account and then it will become the pro edition. https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/sketchbook-forum/sketchbook-for-free-faq/td-p/7970245
  12. Just wanted to let people know, Sketchbook Pro V8 is now free. You can download it from the App store or their web page. It makes for a great companion to Affinity.
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    Coy Beauty

    Beautiful work. Keep it up.
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    Affinity Photo

    Thank you for your reply. I don't know about this being a Wacom tablet issue. Yes, I have been using the Flood Fill Tool. I have a drawing. On one layer I have outlined in mosaic form. I duplicate the layer. Now I use the duplicate layer to color in the squares of the mosaic using the Flood Fill Tool with the tolerance set to over 50. After so many fills, it changes, the tolerance switches to 0. Also, if I accidentally hit the black outline, it colors everything that color. Which I undo and retry. But one time did not realize this (could not see what happen), and I ended up losing all of my work I had just done. When I am using the brush tool and hover over the layers panel, my cursor turns to a move tool. This causes problems when I select a layer sometimes because it causes the layer to become a child of the layer above it. If I first click on the unused portion of the layers panel, my cursor will turn to a selection tool, which is the correct one for selecting a layer.
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    Affinity Photo

    I am using Affinity Photo 1.6.7 on an iMac OS High Sierra with Wacom Intuos 5 tablet. Some problems I may have encountered: 1. Flood Fill Tool tolerance jumps back to "0" after being set to over 50. This happens quite often when I am trying to fill several areas. 2. Brush tool switches to Move tool on Layers pallettes causing problems when selecting different layers. 3. Turning off the Fill tool keystroke (G) in Preferences in Photo Persona and closing out AP and opening again. The Fill tool turns back on. Every time I restart Affinity Photo, I have to turn Fill tool keystroke (G) off again.