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[AP] Optional 'Destructive' Adjustments

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Hello there!

 

This request may sound stupid, because the least thing you'd want to happen when working on a file is being unable to go back to a previous color adjustment/setting. And in that regard, Affinity Photo is a beast! I've files with literally dozens of Adjustment Layers stacked upon each other... 

 

UNLESS... you're working on a schedule, being TIME your most relentless enemy when you're hired per hour. Last week I helped on a matte-painting project for a gaming company and (I haven't noticed this workflow issue until then), creating an Adjustment Layer whenever you need to make a quick Levels, Curves, HSL, etc. tweak and keep painting over, can become your worst nightmare when having just 8 hours  to deliver 4 on-set paintings. I know you can merge that layer immediately after you've made the adjustment (even with a shortcut), but BELIEVE ME, having to:

 

1. Create the Adjustment Layer.

2. Nesting it to the specific layer you need to apply the tweak (if not, it affects all layers)

3. Merging it down

4. Repeat for the next one...

 

It's a very tiring set of tasks you need to do, only to make the shadows of a single tree more intense (I.E.), inside a dozens-of-layers scene.

Hope this request makes sense, because it's directly related with money and delivery times and will improve A LOT certain type of work pipelines.

 

Cheers,

Enrique

 


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