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I recently purchased Affinity Photo and so far I am impressed. Using the video tutorials has been a great help. However in using the Video that describes the Dodge and Burn, I was attempting to follow the mouse to see how the width control was accomplished. The mouse did NOT move to the top command line and choose a width, but rather appeared to be controlled by some other process, transparent to the eye. Is there another way of controlling the width control?

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As with several other tools, you can hold down the Control & Alt/Option keys to interactively control width by dragging horizontally & hardness by dragging vertically. You can also use the keyboard left & right square bracket keys "[" & "]" to decrease or increase width respectively, although this may be problematic on some non U.S.-English keyboards.

Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.1.2

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And if you don't have an english keyboard, you can assign new keystroke to the function.


Preferences> keyboard shortcuts> affintity photo dropdown menu.


You can check Help ▸ Affinity Designer HelpWorkspaceKeyboard Shortcuts.

- Affinity Photo 1.7.3
- Affinity Designer 1.7.3
-Affinity Publisher 1.7.3


MacBook Pro 8 GB
MacBook Pro Mojave 10.14.6

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