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Thanks for all the great work you have done to designer on the ipad. I think it is a very nice app, and the vector tools work very well with the gestures.

What I use my ipad pro for mostly though is drawing (mostly pixel), as I still can work faster with vectors on the desktop. In this respect I think Designer is not quite there yet, if compared to Clip Studio and especially Procreate.

The brush engine has many options, so this is no problem. What holds it back in my opinion is the inability to set my own global pressure curve for the app. I am used to Wacom on the desktop, and for me to work comfortably and controlled, I need to tweak the pressure curve. In procreate and clip studio on the ipad I can do the same, and it makes a world of difference: it is much less tiresome to draw, and feels more natural. The standard curve is just to stiff for me, and this makes drawing in affinity designer (and photo) on ipad not as nice as it could be... Would you add this in the future?

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On 6/13/2019 at 4:15 PM, specworkfan said:

Bump. This absolutely needs to happen for Catalina too as you can't expect Apple to sort this out. You have to press way too hard by default. A simple slider to adjust sensitivity would be amazing. I would like to make it about 8x as sensitive. 

It is implemented now for the iPad versions, and it is great. The whole experience is MUCH better.

But what kind of tablet are you using on the Mac OS? I set up my pressure curve in my Wacom preferences (I use an Intuos 5). It should probably controlled from your tablet software, not the OS?

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