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Would be nice to have a BRUSH manager for both DESIGNER AND PHOTO. Rather than being stuck with order of import.

The ability to save favorite brushes , and rename brush groups!

 

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2 minutes ago, thegary said:

The ability to save favorite brushes, and rename brush groups!

Both of those are possible already, but I agree that it would be nice to be able to reorder the categories.

Rename brush groups: The hamburger menu for the Brushes panel has a "rename category" option.

Save favorites:

  1. The hamburger menu for the Brushes panel allows you to create a new category. Then
  2. Right-clicking on a brush allows you to move or copy it to a new category.

 


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

Both of those are possible already, but I agree that it would be nice to be able to reorder the categories.

Rename brush groups: The hamburger menu for the Brushes panel has a "rename category" option.

Save favorites:

  1. The hamburger menu for the Brushes panel allows you to create a new category. Then
  2. Right-clicking on a brush allows you to move or copy it to a new category.

 

Thanks Walt,

Was just thinking more of a manager where you can go into to do all these adjustments rather than a menu. Completely customize the Brushes, assests, gradiets, palettes and so on. 

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Being unable to reorder the categories in the Brush panel has been an on-going gripe of mine. Affinity just tacks new brush categories to the bottom of an ever-growing list of imports and it soon becomes a jumble where I waste time hunting down categories. Photoshop allows you to drag brush categories around, helping keep them in alphabetical order. Affinity, on the other hand, just becomes alphabet soup.

I have come up with a work around, though. If things are getting disordered in your list of imported brushes, try this:

  • Restore the brush panel to its default setting.  Edit>Preferences>Miscellaneous>Reset Brushes. This will clean out everything except the handful of brush categories that come with Affinity.
  • Open the Brush Panel and click on Import Brushes. This will navigate you to the folder where your brushes are stored.
  • Now, if you are as methodical as me, all your raster brushes will be neatly in one folder. If they are, Windows will have helpfully arranged them in alphabetical order. (If your brushes are here, there and everywhere in your computer, you will need to tidy them up and store them in one location).
  • Highlight all the brushes you want to import. Click the Open button.
  • Make a cup of tea (if you have a lot of brushes like me) or just watch the blue wheel spin if you'd prefer. Don't fiddle - Affinity Photo won't like that.
  • After a while, you will be advised the brushes have been imported and, hey presto, they will be in alphabetical order.
  • Its a nuisance to have to do that every time you obtain some new brushes, but its fairly painless and at least it works.

 

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6 hours ago, ColinK said:

Its a nuisance to have to do that every time you obtain some new brushes,

At first I didn't understand what you meant but having messed about for awhile I agree that there should be an easier way to do this. Not a problem for me but it could be a show stopper for many others.


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