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Changing Brush Preview

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Recently I ran into a problem with a textured brush preview in large sizes. A large brush with a texture obstructs the view and trying to see where the cursor actually points is almost a guesswork. At the moment there doesn't seem to be a way to change a brush preview into a less obstructing icon.

 

I would like there to be a way to change brush preview into a crosshair and back. If I remember rightly, Photoshop has that action in Caps Lock key. Now that I think of it, the brush size selector could also work well as an alternative brush preview.

 

And another thing: if the user likes the alternative icon more than regular preview, it would be nice if it could be set permanently in Preferences.

 

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Hi, this is one of the first things I noticed when taking the raster brushes for a spin. It is impossible to work without getting rid of the brush preview. A single pixel pixel or a cross hair is what's needed. I am used to concepting in corel painter or Photoshop - just a cross hair or a pixel - the less obtrusive the better.

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Hi MarkkuM, pixelmonkey,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can turn the Brush preview off going to Affinity Designer/Photo Preferences, User Interface and unchecking Show brush previews (there's currently no way to toogle this setting on the fly through a shortcut). There's also a setting there to Always show brush crosshair.

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Turning off brush preview only turns off the dynamic preview, but the large preview-cursor still remains.
on a cintiq I don't even need cursor. I can't see what I am doing.

...and the fuzzy texture cursor moving on the canvas causes eye strain.

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