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To my knowledge theres no way to see an actual brush cursor in AP other than a representation of the brush style. This is often very difficult to work with, especially when working on small details. This is for two reasons.

1) The brush tip cursor is a dynamically scaling thumbnail of the brush style. For those brushes with unusual shapes, this is problematic as a clear focal point doesn't exist.

2) The brush tip cursor color is matching the currently selected color. In theory this is helpful but often when using color values close in appearance it is virtually impossible to see the brush tip cursor.

I understand it has been asked for before but I'd like to put my virtual 2 cents in. Is there any possibility that we will ever get a legit dynamic cursor that is similar to virtually all other image editing programs on the market? It would be immensely helpful.

Thank you kindly for your feedback and putting this in as a hot feature update for this weekend (wishful thinking lol). ;)

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4 minutes ago, PixelPest said:

Have you already looked at the preferences?

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Indeed.  Those don't effect what I'm talking about.  Brush previews is the "texture" style of the brush.  The Crosshair only works on the stock basic brushes.  I'm talking about having a dynamic target cursor (with options of course) like you'd see in PS or AI across the board.

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3 hours ago, PixelPest said:

Mmmh - no PS nor AI user speaking.

Cheers

 

All good.  I switched from Adobe to Affinity and have no plans on looking back lol.  All aside, this is a feature that exists in the majority of all image generation programs on the market, 2D & 3D.  I hope the devs are listening.  I know this has been a feature request for a number of years in Affinity.

 

Cheers

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Huh! - I live in 3d. Seems I´m lost in translation maybe - but right now I have no clue what you´re talking about. Any chance for a screenshot or something reliable?

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Hi Tobias.VFX :)

I'm sorry, I too am not certain what you mean by;

19 hours ago, Tobias.VFX said:

I'm talking about having a dynamic target cursor

Could you explain this a little further or provide a screenshot? Thanks!

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I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by having a dynamic target cursor, either. With the option to show the cross-hair active, you have a circle that shows the width of the stroke and a crosshair that shows the center of the stroke.

19 hours ago, Tobias.VFX said:

The Crosshair only works on the stock basic brushes.

In my experience it works on all brushes.


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