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Sven Kalkschmidt

Live Mirror / Symmetry

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In Photoline any layer (bitmap or vector or combinations of both), layer group, adjustment layer, layer mask and layer mask group can be virtually instantiated (cloned). These virtual layers update in real-time when the source layers are painted in or edited.


By transforming the virtual copies, any type of symmetry and as many symmetry axes as the user wishes can be setup relatively quickly (especially with a recorded action).


Krita also supports virtual instantiated layers. It would be a good solution in Affinity Photo as well.

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Just bumping this tread, because it is now possible to have live symmetry in AD, by using symbols. Create a symbol (can be any simple shape) Then place a copy of this symbol from the symbols pallete to the canvas, right next to the other one. Then use the mirror option. Now go back to the original shape, on which the symbol is based, in the layers panel. Click the symbol, which is like a folder which includes the shape you made. Now you can just hide this shape and add a pixel layer and draw on it ---> The symbol is automatically updated and you have a mirrored drawing!


You can add as many layers and effects as you like, as well as add multiple symmetry axes.

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