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  1. Wow, thanks mrakonni, this really works. I have tried a few things myself, but obviously not that.
  2. I don't think you can really pinpoint what it does exactly. I guess it depends on the material and the blend mode. For example, when you use it with a neutral gray with a white line and "vivid light" it seems to me, that it adjusts the opacity BEFORE going into the blend mode, thus controlling the amount of the effect, unlike "opacity" which seems to adjust the opacity AFTER the blend mode. Does that make any sense? You can see in the video, what I mean. fill-opacity_1.mp4
  3. I never thought I'd stir up such a lively conversation when I started this thread ... But just to clarify my point, there is definitely a difference between opacity and fill, especially with the blend mode "vivid light" which I often use for glowing effects. Here are two examples with four colors (yellow, magenta, cyan and black) on a colorful background and one with a neutral grey layer with a soft white line. Whereas I get vivid colors and an oversaturated look with fill, using opacity makes it somehow dull looking. NOT the same. Photoshop: Here is the same file opened in Affinity Photo. Due to the missing fill functionality both sides look the same: Imho, there's no way to replicate that effect in AP.
  4. I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who‘s missing the fill slider. It‘s been over two years since I started this thread and still no fill slider. That‘s a pity. So another bump from me! Come on Serif, it can‘t be that hard to do this.
  5. I‘d say „Fill“ could be called „Pre-Opacity“, because it applies transparency before any layer effect as opposed to „Opacity“, which applies transparency after all layer effects. You could call that „Post-Opacity“.
  6. Thank you >|< A bit of a workaround, but it seems to work.
  7. Although you can achieve a similar effect in some cases, fill layers in Photo are something else entirely than layer fill in Photoshop. Another question, is there a way to make level adjustments on masks? I often use it to sharpen masks that are too blurry.
  8. Thank you Walt. This does seem to have a similar effect, but I haven't really grasped the functionality of fill layers yet. I guess I will have to read the manual, which I usually never do. Photo is really a great app, especially on the iPad, but after using Photoshop for about 20 years there are quite a few differences with handling things that makes working with Photo sometimes frustrating. Especially masks.
  9. Hello. I've been using Photo for quite a while now on iPad and have just purchased the Mac version. So far a great app, but there is one major (at least for me) feature missing – the fill slider for layers, like in Photoshop. I use fill far more often than opacity in Photoshop, because the way blend modes and effects interact with the background better suits my editing style and requirements. Here's an example of the different ways blending is handled when using fill vs. opacity: I don't seem to be able to replicate that effect or behavior in Affinity Photo by any means. Please implement this functionality in Photo for both Desktop and iPad. Thank you! Michael
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