Jump to content
Axsolotl

Shortcut to control brush flow

Recommended Posts

Hello, could be extremely usefull (and near mandatory to work fluently) to have a shortcut to quickly modify brush flow,

or to change pixel brushs maybe.

scenario: im drawing, im using a lot the finger tool, and sometimes there is small details i need to work with, that need a lot of flow, and other times i just want to melt a bit the colors, so i need a lot less.

and i got to change a lot and a lot for my workflow, so having it at top left corner makes it a hell to use. go in the top left corner, modify, test if its ok, if its nto go back with mouse in top left corner... you get crazy in 5 minutes.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any move on this? The inability to quickly adjust flow is now the only impeding me from moving to affinity permanently.

 

I also teach Photoshop, and introduce Affinity as a cheaper alternative. I would love to teach Affinity instead, but for matte painting (which I teach) the flow value is extremely important.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes my muscle memory is also missing this feature. Shift 1-10 for setting values in 10 % steps, quickly typing two numbers to set exact numbers works just great in Photoshop.
If one instead wants to have a slider, without having it visible in the GUI one may simply drag left and right ( in any number field) with control pressed. That works very well with Mouse and Tablet.

Inside Affinity to get Slider based controls one has to hit a tiny rectangle and click. After that one will have have to move the pointer about a centimeter down, to reach the knob of of the slider. I do realize that you display the slider knob centered under the arrow, regardless of its current value.

While you use more GUI this implementation works worse than in Photoshop. It is not at all Tablet friendly as one only has a ~5x5mm area to trigger that slider while in Photoshop one may use the full width of the Number field. Having to move the Pointer each time to grab the knob could easily get avoided too – you make a two step operation of a thing which only requires one step: Place the pointer, hold a hotkey and start dragging.

 

2018-03-11_11h26_08.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.