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Affinity Photo - Constrain drawing tools to straight lines

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Yes +1 for me to.. 

of course there are other more important things for me...  like the option to import printed pdf files from CAD not only as embeded vektor graphics, but as rasterised embedded and linked layers... (very very very very important for architects...)..  but this one would be welcome too.

 

Tom

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Need this feature. Literally just looked to see how to accomplish this in Photo.


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Definitely need this, never been able to do straight lines freehand (also need a better pen tool to enable us to create multiple paths before turning them into selections among other things.) Nearly 20 years of Photoshop gets you used to working in a specific way (smile)

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+1 for Holding Shift and drawing Straight Lines please.

 

As an illustrator who uses your Photo and Designer software daily, having the ability to draw straight lines like in PS, would be great. (hold shift and it locks to either horizontal or vertical.) Even better would be locking or snapping to the grid of your choosing

 

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+1 for holding shift key for drawing horizontally and vertically.

Temporarily you can use lazynezumi to draw horizontally and vertically in affinity photo, even you can use with eraser tool.

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I concur. On a similar note, Affinity Photo would highly benefit having Lazy Nezumi Pro support that has straight lines built into the plug-in. I contacted the creator of said plug-in today and the main reason given that this particular plug-in isn't able to work with AP is because of how the input coordinates are currently working inside the program. Something having to do with low-resolution mouse coordinates vs. high-resolution tablet coordinates.

I am far from an expert on the subject, so anyone with more knowledge could perhaps fill me in on what that means and what would be needed to address this issue. Affinity would greatly benefit having more 3rd party developers support this platform to ease the transition between Adobe products to Affinity for newcomers.

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+1000 for sure.  For both Photo and Designer.  This is an absolute must for workflow efficiency.


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I've currently gone for a search and tried to +1 all the threads which mention this request, in one way or another, and finally I've come back round to this one. So perhaps I'll stop here, but just mention that I'd like to bump this feature request up to the top of the list for the devs to look at and perhaps engage in some conversation about it?

Thanks Affinity. You are awesome x Look forward to the day we can all have a beer and celebrate ;)

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i really love the things you do here with affinity - so much stuff is so neatly thought out and more convenient than in adobe products.

but this feature is so important - it really needs to be included.

im a game developer who does texturing by hand, and without the contrained movement its impossible to stack up multiple passes with a brush on an exact line.

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I would also like to +1 this request. As a concept artist, illustrator and gamedev switching from Photoshop to Affinity Photo, I'm very excited for updates, but honestly I'm a little surprised to see this thread is a few years old.

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By the way - those asking for a Lazy Nezumi type thing ... Affinity Photo has Stabilizer which works the same way - look in the middle on the brush tool bar.  

Really I am considering using a free program instead of Photo to be able to draw straight lines properly. It's called Autodesk Sketchbook pro. It has a ruler tool which is pretty quick at using and drawing straight lines, in any size pressure sensitive way you can think of.  A feature similar to this would be a winner.

Stabilizer brush tool.jpg

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