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    digorydoo got a reaction from ben.ford in Disable toggle tools when pressing shortcut   
    When sketching, drawing or painting in Photoshop, I usually do so in full-screen with all the UI turned off. In Affinity Photo, I can do this as well (hit TAB to hide the UI), but there are a few issues that would prevent this from being the same experience as in Photoshop, the most important one of which being the fact that AP toggles tools rather then just selects a new tool when hitting a keyboard shortcut!
     
    For instance, if I hit B in Photoshop, I can be absolutely sure the brush tool is now active even though there is no UI that would tell me so. In AP, I can never be sure until I actually put the pen down! AP kind of remembers the tool that was used most recently, and if the current tool is the same as the shortcut, it switches back to the most recent tool instead. Sounds like a neat idea, but is totally annoying and confusing when in full-screen mode.
     
    So PLEASE add an option in the settings to disable this behaviour!
     
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    digorydoo got a reaction from anon1 in Disable toggle tools when pressing shortcut   
    When sketching, drawing or painting in Photoshop, I usually do so in full-screen with all the UI turned off. In Affinity Photo, I can do this as well (hit TAB to hide the UI), but there are a few issues that would prevent this from being the same experience as in Photoshop, the most important one of which being the fact that AP toggles tools rather then just selects a new tool when hitting a keyboard shortcut!
     
    For instance, if I hit B in Photoshop, I can be absolutely sure the brush tool is now active even though there is no UI that would tell me so. In AP, I can never be sure until I actually put the pen down! AP kind of remembers the tool that was used most recently, and if the current tool is the same as the shortcut, it switches back to the most recent tool instead. Sounds like a neat idea, but is totally annoying and confusing when in full-screen mode.
     
    So PLEASE add an option in the settings to disable this behaviour!
     
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    digorydoo got a reaction from anon1 in Cmd-click to show/hide all layers on same level   
    @Genji_Kell
    Die Funktion zum Auswählen aller Ebenen befinden sich in AP im Menu "Select" (heisst bei dir wahrscheinlich "Auswahl" oder so), Item "Select All Layers". Ist bei mir auf Cmd+Shift+A gestellt, bin aber nicht sicher, ob ich das nicht via Prefs umgestellt habe.
     
    In AD hingegen gibt es anscheinend die Unterscheidung nicht; Cmd+A markiert alle Objekte und somit auch alle Gruppen a.k.a. Layers aus.
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    digorydoo got a reaction from anon1 in Cmd-click to show/hide all layers on same level   
    Hm, ok, should work.
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    digorydoo got a reaction from LilleG in AD and AP: Right-clicking the titlebar   
    Another suggestion, not a very important one: Under OS X, most document-based applications support right-clicking the titlebar, which would open a menu with the parent folders of the document. I use this quite often in other applications to open the containing folder. It would be nice if AD and AP supported this, and it would be more OS X-conformant, too!
     
    Cheers
     
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    digorydoo got a reaction from pentool in AD and AP: Right-clicking the titlebar   
    Another suggestion, not a very important one: Under OS X, most document-based applications support right-clicking the titlebar, which would open a menu with the parent folders of the document. I use this quite often in other applications to open the containing folder. It would be nice if AD and AP supported this, and it would be more OS X-conformant, too!
     
    Cheers
     
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    digorydoo got a reaction from MrDoodlezz in Improvements for digital painting and sketching   
    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately there is no [ and ] keys on my keyboard, the Swiss German keymap assigns them to option+5 and option+6, however these are not recognized by Affinity Photo.
     
    I already figured out 0-9 for opacity, it's the same in Photoshop. The ctrl+option shortcut for size and hardness is quite cool, thanks for the hint!
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    digorydoo got a reaction from geibi in Improvements for digital painting and sketching   
    I've just downloaded Affinity Photo. I like the app very much so far, but it must be admitted that it isn't quite ready yet for digital painting and sketching. Here are a few suggestions:-
     
    Very important

    - Add ability to re-define keyboard shortcuts! I'm glad it's already on the road map!

    - Add shortcuts to decrease and increase the size of the current brush!

    - When using the brush and holding down some key (e.g. command), the brush should be
      restricted to a horizontal or vertical line, depending on the starting direction! Very
      important for quick sketching!

    - Add the ability to decide the number of swatches generated when creating a new palette
      from a document OR make the numbers of swatches generated about 256.

    - Add the ability to rotate the entire canvas (non-destructive), and make this available
      from a simple keystroke (e.g. R)


    Quite important

    - Add a keyboard shortcut to open the list of swatches without removing them from the
      toolbar if it is visible there; immediately close that temporary picker as soon as the key
      is released. Idea: Quick way of picking a colour when painting full-screen!

    - Add a keyboard shortcut to open Apple's default colour picker.

    - When in full-screen mode, the TAB key should make the *entire* UI go away. Currently,
      document tabs persist as well as a fairly thick (and useless?) border to the right and
      at the bottom.

    - When in full-screen mode and the UI is hidden (TAB key), the menu bar should *not*
      appear when moving the mouse to the top of the screen, and neither should Apple's
      dock!

    - Add the ability to mark my favourite brushes, and add a keyboard shortcut to quickly
      toggle between them!


    Not quite as important, but still important

    - Add a digital painter persona

    - UI panels should *not* reposition when switching to a panel whose height is too short!
     
    - There should be a Swatches manager window. Having to do everything from the context
      menu is kind of tedious.

    - Ability to import Photoshop swatches (.act files)
     
    - Should I really be able to add a system palette? Why would I want to use the system
      palette anyway?
     
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