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So I decided to try the trial for Affinity photo 2 on iPad, and immediately hit with a bad experience that I hope is a bug. I’m an artist and planned to use it for drawing and painting. However, just drawing lines with the basic brush with oressure has issues. It doesn’t adjust pressure smoothly and ends up having like, blobs inside the lines instead of smooth line. I’ve seen plenty of YouTube videos of the first Photo, of people using it for liner art and getting smooth lines. Note, this happens with fast or slow lines and adjusting pressure curves does nothing. If I’m going to buy this in ipad, this needs fixed

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Its a known issue. You can try to adjust the preferences/ pencil /Pressure curve, but the issue is that small strokes have a visible step between no pressure and smallest possible pressure.

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And yesterday, of course.

once a moderator recognized this report and is able to reproduce, it will be handed over to the devs.

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As a workaround: 

create the document with 2x to 8x the resolution, and use bigger brushes. Export your final result in lower resolution.

brush starts to be usable with pressure at 64px, maybe 32px.

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iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.

 

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Fixes take their time, mostly several month depending on urgency. If this is a deal breaker, make your decision.

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iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

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The problem goes away if you reduce the hardness of the brush to zero.

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Mac mini M1 A2348

LG34WK950U-W, calibrated to DCI-P3 with LG Calibration Studio / Spider 5

iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.

 

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Click on the flow symbol once. It then changes to hardness.

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Well, you cant have it all in once (when working with bitmap / raster): either use extremely small brushes of 1-2 px, and a hard brush: then you get jumps in thickness.

or use a soft brush with small size: it intentionally becomes a bit blurry.

Or use larger brushes with a medium hardness.

play a bit with the hardness value, you may find a better setting.

Maybe going to Affinity Designer and Vector Brushes will serve you better.

Mac mini M1 A2348

LG34WK950U-W, calibrated to DCI-P3 with LG Calibration Studio / Spider 5

iPad Air Gen 5 (2022) A2589

Special interest into procedural texture filter, edit alpha channel, RGB/16 and RGB/32 color formats, stacking, finding root causes for misbehaving files, finding creative solutions for unsolvable tasks, finding bugs in Apps.

 

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