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  1. hi Chris, thanks for looking into it! Variance definitely has to do with it (I always max it to 100%) - without a 100% variance, it wouldn't be possible to have a 500px brush act like a 20px when drawing with light pressure ! Having said that, the brush that I use as a starting point is the second brush from the Assorted Brushes set, named "Solid Brush" (the one with width variance, but no opacity variance). It's preset to a variance value of 60% that I manually reset to 100%. btw have I mentioned that I use the apple pencil? So after your last message, I tried reproducing it with my original instructions but with only occasional success, apparently my steps were rather vague, apologies! However I've now found a barebones workflow that causes it to appear invariably! Here are two recordings of all steps via the iOS screen recorder: here and here Steps: - Create a new document - choose the Vector Brush Tool - choose (if not already chosen) the Assorted Brushes Set -> pick the 2nd Solid Brush (the one with size variance but no opacity variance) - at the bottom of the screen, choose pressure controller - at the bottom of the screen choose more - set variance to 100%, size to 600px, and reset the pressure curve to a linear curve, starting from 0 and ending at 5-10% (instead of 100%) - commit the changes and close the editor - draw a stroke alternating the pressure from featherlight to heavy - return to the gallery -return to the document - now the once "slight" pressure variations, should be blown out of proportion! Let me know if this worked!
  2. Thank you Chris! I just managed to reproduce it quite easily, I hope this helps! here's what I did: - I made a new document on the iPad - chose the Vector Brush tool, with stroke size around 8pt - drew a few parallel lines - resized my brush to 50pt but also clicked on more and edited the pressure curve so that the maximum is around 20% of the range (I eyeballed it trying to find an effect that creates lines of equal weight for the same pressure) - I drew a few more lines with the new settings - they appear almost indistinguishable from the 8pt lines, even though these are 50pt lines (normal, since I'm not using maximum pressure and have a new pressure curve etc) - I resized my brush to 150pt and again clicked on more and edited the pressure curve so that the maximum, is around 10% of the range (again eyeballing it) - I drew a few more lines with this settings too. So far, all three sets look similar as seen on the image below - I closed the document, by going back to the gallery. The thumbnail appears fine. -I reopened the document, and now I can see the line-weight being very different! Not sure why the 50pt lines appear thinner than the 8pt ones, but that's the result -I return to the gallery, now the thumbnail has been updated to reflect the new weights!
  3. hi Chris, I'm quite positive (actually all the strokes, even then thinner ones were on the same layer, I'd have to manually handpick all these dozens of tiny strokes in order to modiiy them) - but I'm also certain that all was in perfect order until I quit the document, even the thumbnail in the gallery was correct - so whatever happened, happened on reopening the document! Unfortunately I couldn't reproduce so far, it but I will definitely be on the lookout for it! Sorry I haven't been of more help!
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    Opening a multi-layer tiff

    I'm sorry for reanimating this old thread, but I'm also having multi-layer tiff files appearing as flattened - no text here, these are tiff files generated by autodesk's Sketchbook - any chance of that this can work at some point in the future? thanks!
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    shut off scale line weights?

    hey I had the same question a few minutes ago! to achieve this: - select all the objects that you wish to prevent - at the Stroke studio (the button on the right where you can edit the stroke width etc) click on advanced - from there deselect Scale with Object option. Now the stroke won't scale with the object! (Do the opposite if you wish to make sure that the stroke retains its ratio to the object/document size after successive transformation)
  6. I'd like to submit a bug with the iPad version of Affinity Designer: I was inking some art using vectors, when I decided to call it a day, exited back to the gallery of AD, chose "Save" (to have the file saved on iCloud) and went to bed. When I got back today to reopen the file, I realized that some (but not all) of the strokes were of a much thinner width! before:after:after: In retrospection, while I was working yesterday, at some point after finishing the head I changed the pressure curve of the brush considerably so that I can use the apple pencil more comfortably. I made sure however that the overall lineart looked consistent in width. I then continued inking the torso. It seems to me that all the strokes I painted with the initial pressure curve, upon reload were reprocessed (perhaps with the new pressure curve?) and now appear so much thinner!
  7. Hi, I wonder if there is some way to automatically crop/trim and downsample pixel layers to their visible portion and document dpi resolution so that the affinity designer file isn't bloated beyond necessary? I've found that Rasterize Layer does the downsampling, but when you have hundreds of such layers, it's hard to keep track which ones have been rasterized and which ones I've missed! Any function already in the software that I've missed? Thanks,-Fotis
  8. Thank you @Chris_K, feel free to pass it on!
  9. Thank you @Chris_K, I've just uploaded a file!
  10. Opening an .NEF file inside AP won't allow developing the actual RAW data, but will open instead a 320x216px pre-developed thumbnail (possibly the thumbnail included in the RAW file?). Same behavior via drag'n'drop onto the AP window, opening the file via the media browser, or via File/Open. (I'm using some RAW files from the an Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 D film scanner). I could send you a sample NEF file if you wish!
  11. +1 for @VIPStephan's answer Of course a more automated version would be welcome, but I'm quite sure we humans can still use some reasoning also +1 for @Lojza's suggestion that the Beta doesn't expire. It's a big inconvenience moving settings between MAS and Beta Versions; which makes it inevitable that at some point every single beta tester will eventually "retire". And not because of the rough edges, or that he/she wants to stop testing out the software and give feedback: But because there is unnecessary overhead in maintaining the beta-tester status!
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    Affinity Designer for Mac text input switch

    That's an interesting resolution Gaal; I couldn't replicate it though! Here's my current state, but the problem persists!
  13. hey, it looks good so far!!! no problems with some jpg and png tested on the 1.6.7 (beta 1) - everything worked I'll keep you posted if something comes up!
  14. this happens not only on the beta version of AP, but also on the MAS versions of both products Affinity Designer 1.6 (MAS) and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (MAS)