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  1. Query - and a possible feature request if I'm right about this - something I noticed when using the Vector Brush Tool in Af.Designer with daub brushes at low opacity (c.10%) to build up the depth of colour gradually with multiple strokes. 1. If I make say 7 overlayed distinct strokes at 10% opacity, raising the brush between each one, then I get (presumably) 70% opacity where they overlay each other. 2. If on the other hand I make 7 strokes without raising the brush - in fact one stroke but with roughly 180 degree changes of direction back and forth over the same area - then I only get 10% opacity. Where the same stroke crosses back over itself there is no increase in opacity as of course there would be if this was a real paint brush. I can see that the constant opacity would be essential if you were filling in a shape and wanted uniform colour despite overlapping / overlaying but it would be useful to have the option of building up opacity where a single stroke passes back over itself as it would in reality. It would also reduce the number of strokes recorded in the Layers which rapidly build up to frightening levels if I do a lot of choppy, ‘expressive’ brushwork. Is there any way to build up opacity by running one vector brush stroke back and forth over itself ? I had thought this option might already be available within the “More” options brush control panel or could be modified by changing the Blend Mode but if it is already there I haven’t been able to find it. You might be thinking “Why is this fool using vector brushes at all when this sounds like something he ought to be doing in Pixel Persona (or indeed in Af.Photo if he had any sense) ?”. Well, because I generally prefer to stick with pure vector work where possible. (Note : Pixel brushes seem to work in the same way - i.e. no increase in opacity where the same stroke crosses back over itself.) Perhaps this “build-up opacity when re-crossing self” behaviour could be available as an an option ? Pretty minor I know and not really worth the trouble unless it’s something you could do easily. [if I haven't missed this feature then please shift this topic to the Feature Requests section.]
  2. Hello all! I am a new, excited user of Affinity photo. From the moment I realized what it was and the potential it had, I was excited to try it out in hopes of being able to ditch photoshop. The other night I started to do a retouch, the way I would normally do so in Photoshop, and I quickly ran into an issue with Affinity Photo: There is no way for me to control the opacity setting of the clone stamp tool or brush tool, with a wacom tablet. It allows me to control the sensitivity for the flow setting, but I *need* to be able to do the same with opacity, or else my retouch becomes sloppy and my workflow is slowed down. So far that is the only thing keeping me from making the switch completely. Everything else I have tried with Affinity is incredible, but that one little thing won't allow for me to ever be able to use Affinity the way I would need to in order to say goodbye to Adobe forever. Any chance of this being added down the pipeline? Thanks!
  3. Can anyone tell me why there are two places where you can find the HSL Wheels? Which have different sliders underneath them... The one on the left has a noise slider underneath it. The one on the right has an opacity slider underneath it. Couldn't both sliders, be underneath the left and right HSL wheels?
  4. I've noticed some strangeness when importing my *.ai files in Affinity Designer. You can do this test to see what I am seeing: 1. In Illustrator, sketch a rectangle and color it 100% K (in a CMYK file), then make it 60% transparent. 2. Save a PDF compatible *.ai file. 3. Open your *.ai file in AD. 4. Note inside "Layer 1" you have "(Group)" and inside that you have "(Curve)" 5. Note the "Opacity" slider in the "Color" tab is set to 100%. 6. With "Layer 1" selected in the Layers palette, decrease that "Opacity" slider (the one OUTSIDE the Layers palette) to say 50% and you can see your object lighten but the "Opacity" slider snaps back to 100%. Do that again when you have "(Group)" selected and the same thing happens. But do that when you have "(Curve)" selected and your chosen value sticks! Strange. Very strange. 7. Note that you can also change the separate "Opacity" slider that resides inside the Layers palette. And only "(Group)" shows 50% (the value you set in Photoshop), while "Layers 1" and "(Curve)" show 100%. All this is very confusing to me. First of all, why not just import than single object as a single object? Why create two objects "(Group)" and "(Curve)"? Next, what is different about the Opacity slider in the Color tab, which sits just millimeters away from the separate Opacity slider inside the Layers palette? Sorry if my questions are confusing but I myself am confused. Thanks.
  5. There are any shortcuts for brushes available? I want to change witdth, flow, opacity and hardness without moving to the top toolbar. best wishes Marco
  6. The question is - why image fill opacity in Affinity look so? In Adobe Illustrator 50% opacity looks normal, in Affinity 50% opacity looks like something color adjustment? See attach.
  7. Hi Affinity Forum, is there a way to cut or hide the shadow of an object, when it has a decreased opacity? When I assign an outer shadow effect to an object with a hight offset, I can see the shadow behind the object. Additionally, how would you approach the same problem when the shadow of an object bleeds into the borders of another object with low opacity? Thanks. Stefan
  8. raymondemery

    Shading with Gaussian Blur

    I've been focusing on shaing and coloring techniques in Affinity Designer lately. With this Blue Cobalt Shot Glass, I used gaussian blur, layer blending modes (Color Burn and Average) and opacity to acheive the effect that I was looking for. What methods would you use? UPDATE 3/15/2015 Thank you for all of the great input. I'm including the following to this post: The original image I used for inspiration My .afdesign file so you can see the layers Further Explanation (What I was trying to acheive) My goal was to make this illustration as "real" as possible. I've been expirementing with Gaussian blur, gradients, blending modes and opacity to acheive realistic highlights and shading. blue_cobalt_glass_RE.afdesign
  9. Check out he video to see what I mean. When I change the an object's color opacity, it also makes the effects translucent... Shape color + Opacity FX bug.mov
  10. Made a group of a few objects. Each has a different Opacity level. Select group, change group's opacity, expecting entire group to reduce transparency in proportion to each individual member's transparency, but instead all members of the group have their opacity set to a common/normalised number as per the transparency slider. The group on the left shows the problem.
  11. It appears the opacity option at the top to the right of the width option when in vector brush tool mode is not functioning. Strokes remain consistent to 100% despite adjusting. Perhaps I am doing something wrong as it is my first day using this software. Thank you, Chris R.
  12. When opening the opacity panel to change a layer or effect opacity, the panel doesn't display correctly: When I change the slider value with the mouse cursor, the panel's background changes: I'm using OS X Yosemite GM Candidate.