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  1. MEB, that works! Thanks! I didn't realize the photo wasn't automatically seen as a raster image.
  2. Hi. I have a question about making and deleting selections in Affinity Designer's Pixel Persona. This is what's happening: I used the Place Image Tool to add a photo. I then switched to the Pixel Persona. I then chose the Selection Brush Tool to make a selection from the photo. Then I hit delete to remove the selected portion of the photo. However, hitting delete instead removed the whole photo. The selection (marching ants) remained. So, I don't know how to remove just the selection and not the whole photo. I have noticed that if the photo is the background layer and I make a selection and hit delete, only the selection is deleted. But I'm confused why it's not working the same with an image that is not the background layer. The selection tool seems to work the same in both cases. Thanks, Skylamar
  3. I'm not a graphic designer, but I'm interested in teaching myself graphic design, just for fun. I've watched some video tutorials on lynda.com, which helped a lot, and I downloaded the Affinity Publisher demo (I already own Designer). I'm really loving the program and playing around with it is a lot of fun. For practice, I'm trying to recreate some designs in magazines I have laying around. Anyway, I have a question about single page versus two-page spreads: I created a document and the first page is the magazine cover. The second page is the actual first page inside the magazine. However, Publisher automatically generates that second page along with the next page as part of a two-page spread. Is there a way to force Publisher to treat that second page as an individual page instead (and create the first two-page spread after it)? I can't find such an option anywhere, including in the Section Manager. Thanks! Edit: I'm realizing that maybe my question is silly, because after looking at the actual hardcopy magazine again, I'm realizing there is a two-page spread after the cover. So, I was thinking of deleting this post, but don't see that as an option.
  4. Actually, I was just wanting to add a stroke so I could see the boundaries of the artboard when it's not selected. But, after posting the above message, I realized I can change preferences for "Artboard Background Gray Level" and that lets me see the artboard's boundaries.
  5. Hi. I'm using Affinity Designer for Mac. I have the latest version: 1.7.1. I'm trying to add a stroke to an artboard and it doesn't seem to be working. Adding a fill works just fine. I keep increasing the width of the stroke settings, but no stroke is appearing at all. I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what. I've attached a screenshot. Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. I haven't purchased Affinity Publisher yet (I do own Designer), but I'd like to chime in and also say I'd also love templates. I'm not a graphic designer and have only basic design skills. However, I like to create original greeting cards for friends and family and occasionally I like to create short newsletters and other small projects. For the past few years, I have been using Swift Publisher by Belight Software for my needs. (Belight also has a program called Printworks that's slightly more advanced than Swift Publisher; I've tested the trial version.) A great feature of both Swift Publisher and Printworks is that they come with lots (hundreds?) of free templates for all sorts of projects. Belight's programs are definitely made for the average person and not design professionals. However, Swift Publisher and Printworks are limiting in some respects even for the casual user. For instance, their text wrapping features only allow for rectangular wrapping around images even if the images have a transparent background. I tested the trial version of Affinity Publisher and liked it a lot. However, I haven't bought it yet because I'm not a designer and definitely could use some templates to get me started. If there were some good templates, I would replace Swift Publisher. Anyway, I realize Affinity Publisher is geared towards design professionals who use InDesign, but I think Affinity Publisher would also appeal to non-professionals who use cheaper programs such as those by Belight. Affinity Designer costs only $20 more than Printworks yet has many, many more features. So I think you (Affinity) could attract more casual users with at least some templates.
  7. Actually it looks like there is no way to directly email support anymore. I will just wait to see if someone from Affinity answers my question in the forums.
  8. Uuiop, I didn't see the answer to my question in MEB's reply. All I want to know is how I can create some settings for a vector brush and have those settings stick. I know there is an easy way to do it because I've done it before. But it was a long time ago and I can't remember how I did it. I will try to contact Affinity support directly.
  9. Hi. I own Affinity Designer. However, I'm not a professional artist. I just like playing around with software and I occasionally have to create graphics for personal projects. But, until today, I hadn't used Designer for probably a year. I have a question about changing and using properties of a stroke with the vector brush: I created a shape with the vector brush, then I selected it and I changed its properties: brush width, size variance, opacity variance and also the pressure profile (I use a Wacom tablet). I then made another shape with the vector brush, but that shape didn't have the properties I'd just changed with the previous shape; instead its properties were the default. So, I'm wondering: how do I create properties of a stroke that will "stick" so that subsequent shapes use those properties? I know I was able to do it when I last used Designer (again, over a year ago), but I can't seem to figure it out now. Thanks!
  10. Thanks! I don't know why I didn't think of right-clicking, but apparently I didn't.
  11. Hi. How do I delete a specific style? I searched the Help and there are instructions on how to delete a Style category but not how to delete a specific style from within a category. I can't figure out how to do it. Thanks!
  12. Okay, here's what a noticed: If I create a line with a vector brush and Controller is set to None then I can't later change its width with the pressure profile. If I create a line with a vector brush and Controller is set to Pressure, then I can later change the line's width with the pressure profile.
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