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I'm new to Affinity and I like it so far, except that I can't seem to paint :( I can only draw straight liines with any brush I choose. I can draw with the mouse however.

I"ve tried restarting my computer and Affinity. Once, with I dropped a bitmap into affinity, it started working again for a little while and I could draw as normal. 

It's as though shift is stuck when I go into affinity (but it isn't and I can draw easily in other paint software).


any help fixing this would be very much appreciated! thanks ^^



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Hello, i found myself getting into the exact same problem. It is not caused by shift, for some reason when i just hover above the tablet (Wacom Intuos M BT) with the pen, the brush disappears (the icon, not when drawn). Sending you the picture is pointless because it looks exactly the same as the picture shown in the post. When i try to draw i connects the point where i started drawing and the point when i ended. I can record a video if wanted. Thanks, Niko.

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Hi @vojtik.zacek,

Welcome to the forums. 

This is a known issue. 

If you're using a Wacom Tablet and change focus (using Alt+Tab) to a different application and then click in the Designer UI (not the document area) to return the focus, the tablet will start to draw straight lines from start to end point, and the move tool will stop working.

If you Alt+Tab and click in the document area to return the focus it will function correctly.



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We have made fixes/improvements to this area (Wacom Tablet starts drawing straight line after changing focus) of the program in the latest Windows customer beta of Affinity Photo and/or Affinity Designer. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below. However, you will need to enable Windows INK inside the Wacom Mapping tab. 

The beta builds are in links at the top of these beta forum posts.

Once these programs have been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.0 update/patch to all customers.

Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

Latest releases on each platform 

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