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1 hour ago, Ron P. said:

Makes a little more sense now.

TBH, when I first started experimented with Affinity's brush presets, the implementation made so little sense to me that I avoided changing anything in any of them because I was afraid I would screw something up so badly that I would not have a clue about how to fix it. Instead, I only made changes that were available in the context toolbar & by using the keyboard & on-canvas options.

It took much longer than I like to admit to figure out how all the options interacted with each other. I read all the help topics & watched all the videos but for me the light never really came on until I starting thinking about it terms of application states. That made it much easier for me to understand the difference between the on & off states & the no state change choices.

I don't know if that will be as helpful for anybody else but maybe it is worth considering, at least a little, if it all still seems senseless.


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One hint: If you want to experiment with changing the detailed settings, make a copy of the brush, first. Then to get back to the original settings you can just delete your copy.


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7 hours ago, Christian S. said:

"Don't set" should be renamed to "Don't change". That's the least the UI designers could do to make more sense

I like that. "Use current" "Don't change" "Use active" "Leave unchanged" are all surely clearer than "Don't set" which has clearly caused confusion.


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Maybe get rid of the word "set" completely & make the 3 Wet edges choices as short & simple as possible, like below?

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BTW, I am not sure if it is still true but long ago I read somewhere that "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language. FWIW, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/set lists 25 transitive verb, 11 intransitive verb, 24 noun, & 7 adjective definitions for the word, so true or not it must be near the top of the list.


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8 hours ago, R C-R said:

If you do not want the wet edge setting of a brush to be affected by the wet edge setting of another brush, set the first brush's wet edge setting to either on or off, whichever one you think is most appropriate for that particular brush. The app provides this customization on a per brush basis. But please keep in mind that not everyone will want every brush to turn edge wetness on or off -- IOW, to change the current edge wetness state -- which is why there is a "Don't set wet edges" choice.

You're late, we figured this out long ago in this thread. Again, you're missing the point either voluntarily or simply because you're not getting it. Not sure which is worse.

 

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That is what I meant about it not being a "one size fits all" rule -- it is whatever any particular user wants it to be, whether that is consistent for all brushes, some brushes, or no brushes. There are defaults for each brush, but every user can change them to whatever they want, thus making them as consistent or as inconsistent across all brushes as they please.

Please, explain this to @Old Bruce who thought you said it is not a rule.


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7 minutes ago, verysame said:

Again, you're missing the point either voluntarily or simply because you're not getting it.

I have read & reread every one of your posts in this topic & I still no idea what your point is. There are 3 choices for edge wetness, any one of which can for good reason be applied individually to any brush. If you think that is somehow inconsistent, so be it.


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