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  1. AEC industry, CAD, PS, Ill, etc for 30 years. Dumbest selection process I have ever seen. You absolutely must be able to Marquee ANY OBJECT and it becomes selected all the way from front to back, whether it is on one layer, sub-layer, within a group, hidden, whatever,. If it inside the marquee (or crossing if you prefer) it MUST become selected. This is how you locate missing objects. I have thousands of objects easy. What am I supposed to do scroll thru the layer list inside a group....using "select next" or "select previous" or clicking with option key down? ...What if you forget what group an object is in and you have 2000 objects within many different groups? Unbelievable...frustrated!!! Sorry.....Makes this otherwise decent and affordable program unusable.
  2. Yeah... Thanks for the reply Walt.farrell. Having to verify the correct tool is PITA. Oh well, still a good program. In a 4 hour period I have the wrong tool 4-5 times. Breaks the flow and raises my BP. Ha! The " last tool" toggle is basically unnecessary. Dammit, when I hit the B key shortcut, I want the paint brush tool. I don't want to "look away" from canvas to verify. I think you get what I am saying. I am sure some newbies might like it. All I ask is a way to turn that option off in preferences. Maybe if more people chime in like you did, we might get some action. Good Luck
  3. Great program for price. No major complaints.....except the annoying tool toggle. For example, when I hit the "B" keyboard shortcut for brush.....I want the Paint Brush tool....not the last tool used or any other tool....PERIOD. I come from the production AEC architecture community for 20 years etc. CAD etc where speed is key. I absolutely, do not want to have to "verify" that I have the right tool every time I hit a shortcut key. Sometimes you stop the flow to do something else..forgetting which tool you used last, hit the "B" key, start working and you end up with the "whatever" tool and have to undo something because it was the wrong tool. BTW there is no obvious way to verify the tool you have selected except to read the bottom notification bar or search the tool pallet. This interrupts the "Flow" tremendously. All I want is the option to turn this "Toggle to another tool" off or on in preferences, because I am sure that many like this option or are used to it. Thanks No offense.
  4. Thanks for the responses. Painting inside a selection and then turning off the selection and painting with same brush/settings should be exactly the same without tweaking etc. This is definitely a bug. Appears to be on mac only. Turning opacity down works but should be only a temp workaround. The detail of the brush is also affected when you turn down the opacity. Thanks
  5. Am I missing something? 1) Create new document from default 1920x1080 72psi transparent backgroud. (This bug happens in all sizes DPI and color spaces) 2) Create a new pixel layer to paint on. 3)Using a default painting brush 4 (Watercolor Type Brush) paint several stokes. Let up mouse and paint over last strokes and notice level of transparency. 4) Use rectangle selection on same layer and use same brush and paint INSIDE selection. NOTICE THE LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY HAS CHANGED AND IS DARKER. In Corel Painter I paint inside selections all the time. It is absolutely necessary. This seems like a bug. I used a mouse with no pressure sensitivity for demonstration purposes to rule out tablet issues. Notice opacity differences in attachment. Thanks
  6. 1) Create new document from default 1920x1080 72psi transparent backgroud. (This bug happens in all sizes DPI and color spaces) 2) Create a new pixel layer to paint on. 3)Using a default painting brush 4 (Watercolor Type Brush) paint several stokes. Let up mouse and paint over last strokes and notice level of transparency. 4) Use rectangle selection on same layer and use same brush and paint INSIDE selection. NOTICE THE LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY HAS CHANGED AND IS DARKER. In Corel Painter I paint inside selections all the time. It is absolutely necessary. This seems like a bug. I used a mouse with no pressure sensitivity for demonstration purposes to rule out tablet issues. Notice opacity differences in attachment. Thanks
  7. I use snapshot feature several times when using liquify. I don't think there is a way to create an "adjustment layer" type of non-destructive editing if that is what you are referring to.
  8. Hitting the keyboard shortcut for a tool sometimes brings up another (previous tool used). For example, Perhaps I use clone and then brush tool. I stop or get distracted and I forget which tool, so I hit B shortcut again for Brush tool and it goes back to clone tool. They look very similar, circle + crosshairs, so I start painting and I get clone tool. I then have to undo etc. This is not a deal breaker because AP is a great program for the price. I am production and I have to move very fast. This happens at least 3-4 times a day. It is annoying. When I hit a shortcut key, that is the tool I want. I don't want to scan the toolbar to confirm my tool selection etc. At least give us an option in preferences to turn off this feature. Thanks
  9. Is there a way to turn off the automatic "Last tool toggle" in preferences? For example, If I have the Move tool selected and then I select the Brush tool, hitting Brush tool again, brings up move tool, or any other "Last Tool". More often than not, this leads me to have the wrong tool selected or I have to check to see which tool is selected, which I find is unnecessary. All I want is a "preferences" toggle to turn this auto last tool functionality off. Does anyone else find this as an unnecessary function, or at worst, rather annoying? No offense, love Serif products.
  10. mccluredave1

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    Thanks for the Great AD and AP. DTP is still used by commercial houses, but honestly, the world seems to be moving to e documents. I use Apple iBooks Author. It is free, but if you want to use all the widget functionality ( 3D Collada files, Video, etc) you have to publish to the iBooks store and give Apple 30% (the file format is xxx.iBooks instead of xxx.ePUB). Yes, you can publish anywhere in the open format, PDF or ePUB, but you lose all the widget functionality. I guess you can guess where I am going....sure would be nice it Serif would create the widget 3D, video capabilities, Q and A testing, etc of ePUB in a more open environment for eBooks. Thanks
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