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Hello, a suggestion that has been on my mind for a long time: it would be really nice if one could sort the brush categories in the brush palette afterwards. That one can sort the brushes within a category is good so far. Please go one step further and make it possible to sort the categories itself. Maybe this is already possible and I just haven't found it yet.

Cheers, Puck

(iMac 2017, 16 GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB, MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave)

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Serif won't comment on suggestions here; they will be read though.

It is not possible. Several customer voiced their ideas here too. Me as well. All programs need a much, much better brush organization and management. 

Before my enthusiasm, patience and hope was killed off I purchased quite a few brushes from various sources; they are melted together in an unholy mess and it is a pain to find and select brushes.

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I agree. AF needs to have better brush management capabilities. It was something Photoshop users had to wait a very long time on. I hope AF doesn't let us wait as long as PS did with their costumers!

I suggest making it possible to create sub-categories within categories. A 'sort by ...' button in the hamburger menu would also be helpful (for example 'sort alphabetically'). Another thing that would make brushes more manageable is to let users choose how they want the brushes to appear in the brush panel (by stroke only, by name only, by brush tip only, ... or a combination of these things). Also having multiple brushes sit aside each other when resizing the brush panel would be helpful for those with a very large brush collection. Maybe instead of selecting the collections in a list, icons could be placed on the left of the brush panel, which could be scrolled through, and with dividers, making it quicker to switch back and forth between different categories. Or maybe only the categories favorited by the user could appear here. Beneath is a quick mockup of what I mean.

 

 

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2 hours ago, LouisV said:

I agree. AF needs to have better brush management capabilities. It was something Photoshop users had to wait a very long time on. I hope AF doesn't let us wait as long as PS did with their costumers!

I suggest making it possible to create sub-categories within categories. A 'sort by ...' button in the hamburger menu would also be helpful (for example 'sort alphabetically'). Another thing that would make brushes more manageable is to let users choose how they want the brushes to appear in the brush panel (by stroke only, by name only, by brush tip only, ... or a combination of these things). Also having multiple brushes sit aside each other when resizing the brush panel would be helpful for those with a very large brush collection. Maybe instead of selecting the collections in a list, icons could be placed on the left of the brush panel, which could be scrolled through, and with dividers, making it quicker to switch back and forth between different categories. Or maybe only the categories favorited by the user could appear here. Beneath is a quick mockup of what I mean.

Excellent! I agree with you 100%. You've done a great job with your suggestions. Thanks a lot! 😀

 

(iMac 2017, 16 GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB, MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave)

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