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Feature Requests for Better Workflow

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Two very simple feature requests to enhance working at speed with Affinity...  Currently PS has these and it makes a huge difference when working at speed.

Can we have a switch on/off button in the actual adjustment window rather than having to switch on and off in the layers section. It makes easy comparisons with adjustments much faster by reducing all that pesky mouse movement across the screen.

Can we have an easier to view indicator of the brush colour in use rather than having to use the Colour palette. Maybe something in the top bar next to the opacity levels?

Sooo very close methinks to having everything we need with the latest version. I've already bought and paid for it, but there are just a few elements that aren't as fast as Mr A. And that makes a huge difference to a working pro at speed.

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Good suggestions. Here are a couple of possible workarounds.

Toggle Adjustment Layers

You can use the opacity keyboard shortcuts to quickly toggle any layer (adjustment, live effect, regular layer).

Hit 0 twice ("00") to set the opacity to zero - this will hide the adjustment.

Hit 0 again to return it to 100% opacity - this will show the adjustment.

Brush Colour Indicator

If you customize your tool palette to be 2 columns or more, you will get ink wells visible below the tools. (View > Customize tools...)

Ink wells are also visible in the swatches panel.

You could bind either the Swatches or Colour Panel to a keyboard shortcut to have it popup when you want to see the brush colour?


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