bkh wrote: Martin Huber wrote:
Herbert123 wrote:It would be extremely helpful if we could rotate, skew, etc. the virtual layer without breaking the visual appearance.
That's not the way adjustment layers work.
In any case, this results in a problem when rotating the canvas (using the new rotate tool) because the direction of the motion blur doesn't change then, either.
I never noticed this before - but I really think this is odd behaviour. Rotating the view/canvas should not change the visual appearance of the content in any way, in my opinion. This is the first image editor I have come across that breaks that fundamental rule. Again, I agree with you that it could come in handy in certain circumstances (as in rotating a photo, and the motion blur remains the same), but traditionally rotating the view should in principle not have any impact visually. It's just very strange that things visually change in Photoline when we rotate the view - just imagine having a drawing on paper, and when you rotate the paper you drawing changes magically!
Suppose an artist/designer used motion blur to create a certain effect in a layer (a space ship or car zipping past from left to right, for example, with motion blur applied to it). Then the designer/artist uses the rotate view tool to draw more comfortably from another angle. Result: the effect changes completely! It will look incorrect from the designer's point of view. That's just odd and unexpected. It should stay fixed in appearance.
That is also why I mentioned this issue with adjustment layers contained in virtual layers. It forces the designer to fix the layers first before any rotation can be performed, breaking the non-destructive workflow. With virtual layers a choice would be preferable: either fixed or "live". Sometimes we want the adjustment layers contained in the virtual layer to update, and sometimes we do not. It depends.
However, I think rotating the canvas with the view rotation tool should definitely NOT change the visual appearance - at least, not by default. A choice could be given, though, to change this default to the one that is used now. The current rotate view effect on adjustment layers is very, very strange, and completely out of line with any other image editor/paint application.