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It would be great if in the gesture preferences under long press, there was an entry for “pick layer,” which would be functionally similar to the “long press to pick” option in the move tool. This would let you use long press to pick a layer without having to switch to the move tool first, allowing you to quickly paint in different layers. It would be similar to the other entries for eyedropper and autoshape, a simple numerical value that would set how long it takes to invoke.

When you select the pattern bucket fill tool there is a short delay before it switches to the tool, which isn’t the case with other tools. When working rapidly this causes the app to not register strokes in time right after switching to the tool. Please make it instant like other tools! Thank you!

Could we get an assignable hotkey that shows the quick menu? Right now you can only get it via gestures but when working with a Bluetooth keyboard it would be great to have a hotkey. (On iOS here, not sure how it works on Mac)

I noticed that using the two finger tap or three finger tap to undo/redo seems to do nothing when the Animation Panel is open. After looking deeper, I found that the undo buttons on the side of the interface, and the undo functions in the edit menu do work correctly when the Animation Panel is open. I then found that if you undo with the gestures and then zoom or move the canvas a little bit, it gets the canvas to refresh, and you can see the effects of your undo. So it appears that when the animation panel is open, if you use the tap gestures to undo or redo, the action happens, but the canvas does not refresh, and so you do not see the effects.
The tiny little image of the canvas in the animation panel actually displays the undo action correctly, even when using the gestures. If you close the animation Panel, the undo tap gestures function as expected and the canvas updates properly.

This is a pretty big hit to the workflow with the animation tools, hopefully its a quick and simple fix. This is in version 5.1.6 (925)

It looks like the layer thumbnails are rendering weird alphas on transparent layers. they look fuzzy and seem to have dark halos. This is the case in light and dark mode, and with the light or dark backgrounds options for them.

The brush tool icon on the toolbar looks like it just disappears if the selected brush has a small radius. It looks like there isn't even a button there!

You can see an example in the attached image. With a brush selected that has a radius of 1, you cant see the icon at all.

The brush stamp icon scales down if the size is below 70 pixels, all the way to nothing. It makes it really hard to see. I think it would be better to simply not do this scaling and leave the brush stamp icon large. There is a number below it that displays the pixel size, so you could still tell how big it is.

When I show the program to friends who are trying to learn it, this is a common point of confusion early on. Often times, they don't even know there is a brush tool icon because its invisible! Removing the scaling is a simple fix that would really help make the UI more approachable and easy to read. Thanks for your consideration!

It would be great if you could view .artstudio files in the Reference Panel. This would allow you to look at other paintings you are making while working, saving you the step of having to export an image of your paintings first. Thanks for your consideration!

If you use the Offset filter on a large canvas and input high values for the offset, the image quality gets degraded. I was testing on a canvas that is 2048x2048, and the effect is clear. Things become very aliased, thin lines get turned into blocky pixels. The higher the offset value, the more extreme the aliasing becomes.

This becomes an issue for authoring seamless textures, where the offset functionality needs to be lossless as it gets repeated many times.

When you drag the brush size slider, the icon on the toolbar renders over itself as it animates, making it illegible. You can see the issue in the attached video captured on iPhone.

Also- the icon is of the brush stamp and scales down to nothing when the size goes to 1- I find this pretty impractical. I often work with small brushes and it effectively makes the brush icon invisible most of the time. There also is a bug that makes the little radius number below the icon not render sometimes which makes things worse.

I think a very simple improvement would be to just not animate the size of the brush stamp on the icon. Just leave it a constant scale that is large enough to see. Let the radius number inform you of the current size. The visual scale of the icon can’t be a great preview of the brush size anyway because it’s limited to the size of the toolbar height.

There are some brushes with very transparent stamps that are hard to see on the icon as well, even when they are larger… I’m not sure about what to do to improve this other than trying normalizing the opacity range of the stamp for the toolbar icon. But that may look strange in some cases.

Thanks for your consideration!

It would be handy to be able to do that! I couldn’t find a way to.

…is there a way?

My pencil brushes act strangely in the beta now. It seems like something is wrong with the pressure sensitivity, maybe in regard to controlling jitter amount, possibly other aspects. I’ve attached a comparison image and the brush itself.

You can see that the expected result is that the brush creates a spray of tiny stamps, with the jitter distance controlled by pressure. Instead there appears to be strange semi circles cut out from the stroke, in the beta.

It’s the exact same brush in both. I’m sure that more brushes are affected by this, hope there’s a simple solution.

Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Request: File-> Rename
on: May 07, 2022, 03:12:00 PM
It would be a nice thing to be able to rename the currently open file without having to back out to the file browser. The logical place to me would be an entry in the file menu for rename that would just pop up an little text input box.

Thanks for your consideration!

I use iCloud to store my .artstudio files, and I like to use the Windows iCloud integration to organize files in there en masse. However, .artstudio files do not have image previews on Windows, which makes it hard to do simple things like rename them, because you cant easily see what the image is of.

I assume Mac has .artstudio image previews since Art Studio Pro runs on Mac, but it would be very convenient if Windows could also be supported with this feature.


The confirm button in the transform tool gets vertically squished on an ipad Mini in landscape mode, making it harder to tap. This seems to not be an issue in vertical orientation. See attached image for an example. This is present in the latest beta.

If you put a tool like the brush on the quick menu and use the single finger swipe gesture to activate it, the brush will actually make a mark as if that swipe gesture was a paint stroke. I also found that the lasso tool could register a tap when you swipe to select it the same way. This is enough to make it deselect an existing selection, or sometimes even start a new one. Seems like there's a bug to fix here to make it so that tools selected via the single finger swipe quick menu don't register that initial swipe as an actual stroke/tap for the tool.

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