Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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Re: Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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Yep, i guess that sounds logical because PhotoLine use Opacity directly in color setting, but other apps usually use only solid colors and separate slider for global opacity. In other apps Layer Style works in exact same way with raster images and use Layer pixels transparency as a source.

:arrow: But isn't more logical to use vector path as a source for Layer Style when Layer Style applied to Vector object? Make Layer Style use vector and raster source similar to vector and raster masks do.

Opacity directly in color settings is very useful, but connection with Layer Styles effects is far from perfect. In current state i am really happy with most of PhotoLine tools but every time i try to use Layer Styles in PhotoLine i end up with come very confused structure that feels very complicated and overloaded. So additional Opacity and Fill sliders and few tweaks from this list https://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... 720#p47720 could improve things a lot.
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Re: Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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Also "Opacity" inside Layer Style named as "Intensity". Probably not a good idea to name similar sliders in different places with different names.
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Re: Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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This element require translate to English:
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Re: Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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shijan wrote: Wed 27 Jan 2021 12:34arrow: But isn't more logical to use vector path as a source for Layer Style when Layer Style applied to Vector object?
IMO no. If I have a vector shape that is filled with a pattern and the pattern has transparent areas, I can see the background in those places. Therefore, I don't want there to be a shadow. And if full transparency is handled this way, why should partial transparency be handled differently?

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Re: Neue Testversion 22.90b3

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Yep, in PhotoLine some options may interact in complicated ways. From vector pattern point of view behave like this makes sense...
I guess perfectly for best possible control it could be some switch or checkbox in Layer Style options to switch between pixels transparency mode and vector path mode.
Other main problems are:
- Too small maximum Outside Shadow, Outside Glow and other Layer Styles size at 100%
- Lack of separate Opacity and Fill sliders.
- Layer Style solid background became visible under the image if adjust Layer opacity.
Here is real life example. Instead of simple "Fill" slider, currently to control layer opacity without affecting Layer Style, i need to create group and 3 copies of same layer. Imagine the same situation in complicated collage with dozens of layers with complicated shapes that require further adjustment:
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P.S. I updated the list of Layer Style requests and ideas and combine it with Layer Style UI requests and ideas https://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... 720#p47720
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