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Rory

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Pixel art workflow suggestions/requests
on: May 08, 2020, 07:42:11 AM
Hey Lucky Clan, I must say I’m really loving this app for replacing my Photoshop workflow for pixel art and game art creation on the iPad Pro. Previously, I’ve tried using Procreate, Clip Studio Pro, Affinity Photo and Pixaki, which all just end up falling short of doing enough of what I need it to.

Great work with the app!

I do have some ideas and requests for shortcuts and tools that would really help.

-A quicker way to switch between pencil modes in one click.
-Faster access to turning on or toggling important options like Contiguous fills and Hard edges/Anti-aliasing.
-Keyboard shortcuts for Select > Transform > Flip Horizontally / Flip Vertically. These are used a lot for selections, but I can only find keyboard shortcuts for whole Image > Transform > Flips at the moment.
-Quickly Moving selection by holding CMD or Option and dragging or using arrow keys. I use this a lot when quickly moving around selections within my layer.
-Paste in place
-CMD + Select to subtract / unselect parts of selection. Shift + Select to add selection. (I know you can toggle them with the bottom left menu, but it’s slow in comparison to keyboard shortcuts)
-Keyboard ESC key to unselect

Would be nice:
-Frame by frame animation basic support, I know this is a lot of work.
-Pixel perfect pencil, this is present in pixel art specific tools, it just prevents doubles in pixel art. I know this is very specific and even photoshop doesn’t have this, so it’s a would be nice.

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Re: Pixel art workflow suggestions/requests
Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 06:38:43 AM
- pencil modes - do you mean drawing mode (freehand, line, ellipse...) ?
- it needs just one tap, we will rather not change it
- it will be added in ver 3.0
- moving selection - you can move it now by just dragging it when any select tool is active. Arrow keys support will be added in ver 3.0
- paste in place - we will consider adding it in the future
- cmd, shift to change selection mode (add, subtract, intersect)
- ESC to deselect - rather no because there is no ESC key in iPad keyboard

- animation - not soon
- poixel perfect pencil - how is it supposed to work?

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Re: Pixel art workflow suggestions/requests
Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 10:01:38 AM
Thank you for the response!

-Yes, like keyboard shortcuts or icons
-Alright
-Awesome!
-Thank you!
-Awesome!
-This doesn’t seem to work for me, I’ve tried everything.
-iPadOS latest version added support for ESC keys on keyboards! The magic keyboard lets you bind a few keys as ESC key instead, and a lot of people use proper keyboards for iPad workflows nowadays!




This is a pixel perfect line!

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Re: Pixel art workflow suggestions/requests
Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 06:31:03 AM
cmd, shift to change selection mode - i meant we would add that soon ;)

pixel perfection - we will try to improve that