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Place contextual Help button in each tool/feature pane.

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Since you are writing a new retail version of Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher anyway, please consider this:

Place a Help button on the lower left corner of each tool/feature pane that links to/cross-referenced with contextual help on the features included in that tool pane, like:

-Definition of each feature in the pane with icon representation when available.

-Strategies on how to use each feature in that tool pane. 

-When to use each feature in that tool pane.

-How to use each feature in that tool pane.

-Effect of using each feature in that tool pane/effect that changing the value to certain parameters has on the photo. (In other words, if you increase the border width, it will have so and so effect on what you are selection, or, if you increase the brush size, it will have so and so effect on your intended selection, or, if you increase the "ramp" value, it will have so and so effect on your intended selection, and so on, and so forth.

-Recommendations on most commonly used values for each feature in that tool pane; a good default value to begin with.

(Just me spinning my head off with whatever comes to my mind concerning this topic).    9_9

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PAULRFONTENOT ;-)

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+1,

This would be nice.


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Or just have F1 bring up context sensitive help - no UI changes required :).

F1 is the traditional Help Key on PC's. I don't know if Mac has something similar.

 


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Good idea - would really help deserting from Adobe applications and quickly feel comfortable in the enemy's lair.

Plus, the help section could need some brush-up. Would be helpful to have more pictures for showing the elements the texts refer to.
That way, a noob (like me) could clearly see "Ah, that's how it looks!".

Surplus, the help section could also need some more detailled explanations - like where to find items referred to.
Example: "Use Blend Ranges."
An experienced Affinity user will know it's that little cogwheel.
But a novice will start seeking and swearing because he just doesn't know where and what to look for.
Better: "Use Blend Ranges (the little cogwheel found in the Layers panel [picture])."

As a certified tech writer, I know writing documentation is a pain in the you-know-where.
But it would really help new Affinity affinitists doing the change.
 

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