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  1. Hi Diane F - I’m the book’s editor so I wanted to contact you as you seem unhappy with the resources supporting the workbook. We’ve not had any issues with the resource files that I’m aware of so I want to get to the bottom of your problem and find out if there’s anything that needs fixing.. and help you of course. Could you first of all clarify if you find all the resources frustrating to use? If so, could you provide a few more examples of where the project files don’t match the book? For the moment, all I can do is take your example - the skyscraper project. I’ve checked the files and they are as they should be. So here are few things that might help.. apologies if you know this - just trying to eliminate things in my mind. The skyline01.palette file when imported via the Swatches panel (instructions on p. 161) will become the active document palette so you should not be seeing any other document palette. Use this palette’s swatches to assign to gradient end stops as shown on p. 162. Please confirm that you’re seeing this :-) You need to load the project_file, e.g. skyline_06_midgroundlighting.afdesign, as prompted in the Resource box at that point of the project. Any project file referenced in this Resource box is how the file should look after completion of that section not before. A section is the steps and procedures between each green Resource box. Use the Fill Tool to select objects, and then select the end stops to view the HSL values. If you know the above already and you’re seeing disparity in colour between screen and print, this may be because its very difficult to match colour between screen and CMYK physical print exactly. We deliberately created all our projects with the sRGB colour profile applied, which ‘maps’ to CMYK (print) better than most profiles yet still looks fairly representative on screen. Regards Andy Capstick
  2. Hi Claireka, There are two modes you can use the picker in. You may have it in apply to selection mode so try unchecking Apply to Selection on the context toolbar and then see if the behaviour is more like you expect? I think you're seeing the colour swatches picking up the colour automatically under each colour pick. By unchecking you're loading the picker swatch only (and not foreground/background colour). Andy Capstick
  3. Docs team here... Ben has had a chat with me so I'll be improving the Help in this area for 1.6. Thanks Andy Capstick
  4. hi all, Interested in seeing any good double exposure tutorials you've come across out there - obviously created in Affinity Photo. Perhaps you have your own project you'd like to publish to the Share Your Work sub-forum? Have a good day.. :-) Andy Capstick
  5. ivanl, Embedding an SVG file as a document is mentioned in the Lace Frame Galleries 2 project. In terms of templates, by looking at the link you added, might you be referring to our Symbols feature which was introduced in the Designer 1.5 release? This is also covered in the workbook in the Tix App 1 project. Regards Andy Capstick
  6. Kodiak, Interested in your work. Could I ask if you're ever tempted to go beyond inpainting in Affinity Photo. You perform cropping before inpainting too? Just interested to know if you ever work on tones, highlights, and shadows. I think you suggested that you feel the art is in the shot which I completely get so maybe post-shoot in-app tone control would suggest that the shot was not how you wanted it. As a keen birder i'm loving the photos. :-) Andy Capstick
  7. Hi, In response to requests for a quick peek at the Table of Contents... Hope it whets the appetite. Regards Andy Capstick
  8. Oval, Yes it is the user manual referenced some months back :-) Andy Capstick
  9. Wordsberry Jonathan's section is very detailed (40 pages in fact) - i'm confident you won't be disappointed. It does capture how to get that very unique style he has. Andy Capstick
  10. Hi guys, Target the lower curve on the Layers Panel by Option-click on its thumbnail. Now it's isolated, with Cmd key pressed, select the unwanted node and press Delete. Clicking away will exit isolated mode. AndyC
  11. Sheppy29, We have a Corner Tool video here. It demonstrates cornering on geometric shapes but you can apply the principles to curves with sharp corner nodes. Hope this helps. AndyC
  12. Hello, Be sure to check out the newly available Photo Video Tutorials covering: Cropping: Options Understanding DPI Layer Creation Behaviour Simulating Ambient Occlusion Texturing with Blend Modes Have a special weekend! Best wishes Affinity Documentation
  13. Hi elias, The Muli font is available as a google font - at https://www.google.com/fonts Myriad Pro is an Adobe font which you get with Adobe products and can be obtained via TypeKit https://typekit.com/foundries/adobe. If you don't want to go down that route, an alternative font will be used in place of any missing font within Designer. Regards Andy Capstick
  14. As a special seasonal treat, please enjoy these new Photo video tutorials which cover some interesting retouching and creative techniques. • Enhancing Landscape/Architecture Images • Creative Gradients • Creative Black & White We hope you have a wonderful time and wish you all a safe and prosperous New Year. Best wishes from Affinity Documentation
  15. Hi Bobhorgan, You'll find a superset of keyboard shortcuts in Designer or Photo Help, which is presented in list form as you prefer. Just search for "shortcuts". One thing to note is that more complex multi-key shortcuts can't be presented on a keyboard layout cheat sheet easily so you'll find these in the Help. Regards Andy Capstick Affinity Documentation