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  1. Hi Affinity team. This post is a cry from the heart. I have been using your programs for a long time and I really like them. They are great for designers and photographers, but not for artists. Below I will share my vision of how Affinity Photo can be improved for digital painting. <<I immediately apologize for the quality of the text, I used google translator for translation >> Brush Tool Update Creating brushes from selection Instead of one New Brush from Selection item, it's much more convenient to add two items for each type of brush. No need to worry about using a layer and mask to create a new brush from a selection like in Affinity Photo 1.9. Updating brush settings The brush settings in Affinity Photo are sorely lacking in some features, and also brought in some cosmitic tweaks. I changed the view of the slider for the rotation parameter. It shows the rotation of the brush in degrees. In addition, the pivot point on the slider is in the middle. Important changes are needed in the Texture tab: 1. Add the "Add from Selection" item to add new Brush Nozzles from the selection. This will undoubtedly make it easier to create and customize brushes. 2. Add Brighthess and Contrast settings for the texture. For these parameters, a slider with a zero position in the middle and a range of values from -100% to 100% will also be used. This way you can adjust the strength of the texture on the brush without using Wet edges. Context toolbar Instead of using force pressure for brushes without dynamic settings, it's better to add a pen sensitivity on / off mode. I very often need to draw a line with a pen without dynamics (like when drawing with a mouse), but this is impossible in Affinity Photo. So I have to choose a different brush or turn off the sensitivity in the brush settings. This is very annoying and time consuming. Paint Mixer Brush Update The Paint Mixer Brush needs to be heavily transformed. Now it is only suitable for processing the finished image and is extremely poorly suited for drawing. Therefore, I want to suggest the following changes: 1. Add a pen sensitivity on / off button instead of forced dynamics. 2. Add mode "paint at max pressure". If this mode is enabled, then at maximum pressure with the pen, the brush will paint with the selected color, and with light pressure, the brush will mix colors. This brush behavior is typical of the mixing brushes in Paint tool SAI. If this option is disabled, the brush will have a paint limit as it does now. 3. Add mode "Take Under Layers Color". When this option is enabled, the tool will take into account the layers below, and will mix colors with their color. This will increase the non-destructive editing capabilities of Affinity Photo. 4. Add mode "Blend transparency". Now, if you draw on an empty layer without filling, then the accumulation of color is taking place on the transparent layer, and with the Blend transparency option on, the color will sort of dilute and become translucent. In this case, the options Take Under Layers Color and Blend transparency are mutually exclusive if either of them is activated, the other will be unavailable. All of these changes should significantly improve drawing in Affinity Photo.
  2. Hello affinity community! Not so long ago was added a very powerful filter procedural texture in Affinity photo . This tool looks very powerful. Whether it is possible to make a function in it to create normal map from bump? Thanks!
  3. Now I just use a tablet with windows ink disabled.But then default stabilization of the pen does not work. I hope you will complete windows ink soon.
  4. When using the tablet in windows ink mode, I cannot complete the selection with a polygonal lasso. Double-clicking with the pen does not work to complete the selection. Also, I cannot complete the selection by tapping the pen at the beginning of the selection. The bug is repeated on the computer and laptop. Also, in windows ink mode, I can’t use the right mouse button configured on the extra button in pen on the studio panels. I have to use a long press of the pen. It's a long time and very often this does not work the first time. This is very annoying( ScreenRecorderProject1.mp4
  5. I am very happy to hear that! By the way, not so long ago I proposed a small but very useful improvement: "Hello affinity team! I have one suggestion. When I draw a straight line with a brush while holding down the shift key, I don’t understand how the line will be drawn. I often have to redraw the line. Why, while holding down the shift key, do not show the path of the new stroke. This will greatly simplify the work with straight lines with a brush." I really really want to see it)
  6. God, brushes work great in beta! Let them also work in the release version.
  7. Hello! After upgrading to version 1.8, pressing and tilting the pen pen on an affine photo without windows ink turned on in the driver settings for the tablet driver stopped working for me. The problem is that when you turn on windows ink, the brush stops working normally. So the brush works in stabilization mode with obvious input delays. It is especially difficult to work with small details, now all small strokes appear with a large delay. I am using an xp-pen deco pro S tablet os windows 10
  8. Hello affinity team! I have one suggestion. When I draw a straight line with a brush while holding down the shift key, I don’t understand how the line will be drawn. I often have to redraw the line. Why, while holding down the shift key, do not show the path of the new stroke. This will greatly simplify the work with straight lines with a brush.
  9. Hello affinity team! I have one suggestion. When I draw a straight line with a brush while holding down the shift key, I don’t understand how the line will be drawn. I often have to redraw the line. Why, while holding down the shift key, do not show the path of the new stroke. This will greatly simplify the work with straight lines with a brush. Perhaps it is not entirely clear described. I used a translator. A similar function is in gimp or paintstorm.
  10. The new stable version starts and works, more because of the graphics tablet the programs do not crash. But I already have a problem with brushes for a long time. I'm attaching a video where the problem is shown. If I increase the brush more than 300 pixels then the work turns into a slideshow. Alas, this is not the only problem. The work of the brushes depends very much on the scale of the canvas on the screen. The lower the scale, the more tremulous the stroke becomes. Still though in a photo have entered stabilization, but at fast enough strokes the program simply does not have time to develop a stroke and consequently it turns out angular. My system: CPU i7 4770k, GeForce 760 2gb,RAM 16gb, ssd samsung evo 850 250gb. Slow brush work.mp4 Stroke brush.mp4
  11. Strange, but I did not observe such a problem as the lack of sensitivity to depression. Most likely the canth with the Huoin driver. A couple of tips, remove the tablet driver, reinstall net.framework, then install the driver. Check if it works, if not, then add-on in the control panel removed: "Windows driver package - Graphic Tablet". Should help, but if that does not help, then just wait for updates or install the previous version of the driver.
  12. The new stable version starts and works, more because of the graphics tablet the programs do not crash. But I already have a problem with brushes for a long time. I'm attaching a video where the problem is shown. If I increase the brush more than 300 pixels then the work turns into a slideshow. Alas, this is not the only problem. The work of the brushes depends very much on the scale of the canvas on the screen. The lower the scale, the more tremulous the stroke becomes. Still though in a photo have entered stabilization, but at fast enough strokes the program simply does not have time to develop a stroke and consequently it turns out angular. My system: CPU i7 4770k, GeForce 760 2gb,RAM 16gb, ssd samsung evo 850 250gb. Slow brush work.mp4 Stroke brush.mp4
  13. Yes, I also read it, forgot to write about it) I also installed the beta version, the applications started and work, but they still did not work.
  14. Unfortunately turning off HID devices and reinstalling the driver did not help the photo and the designer still fly out. I'll wait for the update, but for now I rolled back to the previous version. I hope this will soon be cured)
  15. It seems that the graphics tablet is to blame for the crash of the program. I have a tablet Huion Q11k. Since when the program crashes the system gives out the sound of the device and then connects the device. Now, I completely disabled my tablet and the program started working. Does anyone have a solution to the problem?
  16. I can record videos where these problems appear. But there will be no sense from this big one. As I wrote above. In the previous version of the designer, when working with a large project, if you try to add new labels, they simply were not displayed. At that color they had a size too normal and no effects on the layer with the text. If you copy properties from another layer with text that was normally displayed, then the inscription became visible. While this manipulation did not hold the inscription was not displayed. Even more programs work more slowly with the project, but I decided this by reducing the history to 64 steps, this partially solved the problem, but the performance still remained. And with brushes in general a pun. If you draw on a canvas the size of which is larger than the resolution of the monitor, and if the scale of the image is less than 100%, the bar was drawn with lesiki, if you increase the brush size, then its interleaving was carried out in the slide show, and I disabled the preview of the brush, but this did not help. Regardless of whether the brush is stabilized or not, if the stroke is drawn a little quickly, then the line drawn looks distinctly broken and angular.
  17. I do not have any sense in installing older versions. Although they were launched, they worked extremely badly and it's impossible to work normally in them. In short I will have to buy a subscription to photoshop again.
  18. Affinity Photo and Desinger v 1.6.3.103 crash when they try to create a new document. If you open a new existing project, it opens, but when you try to edit it, ithe program just crashes. I have 4 months can not work properly in your programs. That in the AF designer did not display the fonts, then in the AF photos, the brushes were sharp or the stroke was angular or extremely slow. And now nothing starts at all. And how to work with such programs, how long have you been able to fix them? I have to use other software.
  19. I do not see a reason to pay for such decisions. Just extremely difficult to switch from paintstorm to affinity photo. After all, paintstorm stabilization of brushes and work with them is realized almost perfect. And turning to Affinity Photo work with braking brushes, buggy pipettes and no post processing of a stroke is extremely difficult to force yourself to work in it. Yes it is not critical, but I believe that you can and should bring the brush to work, make a normal stabilization of the brushes, a correctly working pipette. With the processing of photos from Affinity Photo, everything is pretty good, but here's for digital painting, while this program is poorly fit, although the potential of the program is huge.
  20. I also thought at the beginning that the problem is in the wacom drivers. However, when I bought a new tablet from the company Huion Q11k. And the problem repeated. Although there is even a stitching system built into the driver. The tablet itself is just a machine gun and in all the programs where the smoothing and stabilization of the stroke system is normally implemented, everything worked perfectly and without criticism it: Krita, paintstorm, photoshop. The fact that my system is not enough power is also unlikely. CPU i4770k, GPU GT760, ssd 850 for 250gb, RAM 16GB. In addition, brushes behave differently even in one version of the program. That all works normally, then the line is clearly angular. Or the stroke a little slows down at the start and instead of the curve draws a straight line, and then it's fine. This is the problem of the program itself, not the drivers. I remember that this sore was treated for a very long time in Krita, there too at first the stabilization and smoothing of the stroke worked poorly, but now it was cured.
  21. Hi, Max. H! It's a strange thing, but I've come across a similar problem and understand you perfectly. Generally this problem appears randomly. Part of the problem can be solved if you include high-precision input from the tablet in the settings. Then the line will appear with a slight delay just equal to that gap when the stroke slows and draws a straight line. But then the heavier brushes will work much more slowly. I was helped to fix the problem by installing the program cleanly. I deleted it and using the program ccleaner cleaned unnecessary files and registry. After I re-installed the program and it helped me.
  22. Thanks for the new beta version. Now the brushes work much better, the stairs are gone and the productivity of the program has become much better when drawing. However, quickly calling the pipette on the alt still does not work well, sometimes it does not switch to the brush after removing the Alt key. Even when the atl is clamped, it would be nice if an icon of a pipette or a crosshair appeared instead of a brush, I like taping on the image to quickly take color and this would have made life much easier for me. I can also offer a good basic set of brushes for drawing: Basic Artistic Brush.afbrushes
  23. Problems with the stabilization of the brush. She does not work. The stroke is clearly broken. I installed the program on another computer, I tried different graphic tablets result one broken line instead of a smooth stroke.
  24. Link to file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9wT_w-fxlNadDBEeFY0M3hDV28/view?usp=sharing
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