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  1. Yes just add a gradient map adjustment layer from the layers studio, and repeat the layer process he describes....
  2. Great, there’s also a small icon in the lower left of the layers panel on the desktop version for automatically selecting the layer name in the layer panel, which makes it a bit easier to find in a long layer stack. I’m not on the iPad app right now, but if you check the preferences for the iPad version I believe there’s a switch for enabling that as well, but I’m not 100% sure where off the top of my head. You can leave the layers panel pinned open if that helps…
  3. Have you tried duplicating the layer in the layers panel? It's not as intuitive as having a Duplicate in Place tap-and-hold pop-up menu item, but perhaps it can make it a little bit more efficient for you...
  4. I recently got a 4K 32” external monitor for my laptop and this obviously caused me to work differently than using my laptop display, namely, as screen size increases, one must sit back further from the display. Doing that, the Affinity UI is barely legible to me. I feel like I’m trying to tap on a grain of sand using a needle. I already have the UI Font preference set to Large but it’s not nearly enough. I don't want to use Display Scaling resolution in system prefs as that negatively impacts performance and I want to use the maximum number of available pixels. I know this is not a trivial thing to address, but I’m hoping / praying the AMAZING devs fundamentally address the UI in version 2 of the Affinity Suite in terms of functionality and customization, and this would include being able to resize the entire UI, including font, it's size and letter-spacing (critical for legibility), as well as icons, Studio panels' buttons and icons. Please consider engineering a responsive UI just like modern websites which can resize any and all elements based on the device used for viewing via CSS. That way users can create profiles for desktop and laptop UI preferences. Larger displays can use an enlarged UI and laptop displays can use a more compact version. Thanks for your consideration and all you do. Happy new year and God bless and heal the world!
  5. Just apply your motion blur filter as desired, select the filter layer, click on the Blend Range icon (the cog in the upper right corner of the layer palette), and drop the shadows to zero or adjust just as you would a curves layer.
  6. I just put my order for the 10c cpu/ 24c core M1 Max with 32GB; the 400GB/sec speed and dual media encoders future proof the chip while 24 vs 32 gpu cores help stretch battery life. The 24 core gpus actually run slightly faster than the 32 core gpu core bc of total thermal limits, less cores can run faster and hotter… so that’s the sweet spot as far as performance / $ while maximizing battery life, specially an issue in the 14” chassis which has lower thermal envelope, although i ordered the 16” for screen size is #1 productivity driver IMO. Merry christmas!
  7. If you're on Mac, check out an app called CheatSheet. Long pressing on Command key brings a pop-up menu of ALL keyboard equivalents in the menus, which you can click on and execute, this is what it looks like:
  8. You did Tap the Apply button? I've missed that too many times.... 😀 Otherwise it could be running out of memory? Try quitting all other running apps and closing all open Affinity documents to free up RAM
  9. Just use the Resize Document command under the Document menu. Then click on the little white right arrow in the options displayed below to find the DPI input field. Hope it helps. Early Merry Christmas and happy new year!
  10. Tabbing through all the fields in the studio panel doesn't cycle back around to the first field, instead begins cycling the UI on and off. This is incorrect behavior, the app should continue cycling through and highlighting fields in the Xfm studio panel. Only when the user hits Enter or Return, should the app leave focus from the Xfm panel back to the main UI. Thanks for all you do
  11. Ah ok, but I only have one artboard per file… but I understand the logic for more than one artboard….
  12. One more thing: after I converted the file to house an Artboard, I cannot change some properties (Type, Page Preset, Dimensions, nor Objects will...) from the Document Setup panel, any ideas why?
  13. Thanks for clearing that up Sean! I will use your example process! Much appreciated 🙏
  14. Sean I think I figured out what's going on. I was looking at the Layers Panel in the Design persona and noticed I didn't have an Artboard, the file I got from the client was an Illustrator .ai file. When I originally created the Slices from the Layers, I selected all the text layers (with translations) and clicked the Create Slice button in the Layers panel in the Export Persona. Then I resized the size of the slice using the Slice tool so it would cover the entire canvas area. Now, when I switched the document to have an Artboard, it was added as a slice to the Export Persona, and when I apply my export presets, it exports fine. So I'm guessing it's got somewthing to do with the fact that the slices were based of text layers (somehow ignoring the image layer) but now the slice is based off the Artboard so it includes the embedded Image layer? Just a theory....
  15. Thanks for the explanations Sean! I just uploaded the .afd file + a video of the process and the output files it generates. Let me know if you need to look at anything else.
  16. Thanks Sean! I will upload the file and videos shortly. Re. Export Panel: yes I meant the File > Export. The setting I’m using in Export dialog are the same as the screenshot I included from the Export persona. But I just rechecked File > Export and it's exporting correctly now 🧐 So that’s what those 3 dots mean… why not use the same icon as the Slice icon? That looks like a some kind of linkage or network icon… file it under Suggestions! Anyway, the Image that is not being exported IS visible in the layers panel and has the Export and Visibility icon turned on in the Layers panel in the Export persona. Is there another way to disable a layer for Export in the UI? Good to know about the pixel layer not listed under Resource Manager. Hmm, the source file had that as an embedded Image originally. I rasterized it into a pixel layer along the way. Would that cause Export persona to fail to include it in the PNG/PDF?
  17. Is there a "best practices" reference somewhere on how to best set up a document in Affinity Publisher for a multi-page user manual using a live-updating Table of Contents and containing multiple language translations (for both text and graphics) all in the same document? Currently I receive an MSW file for each translation. I would like to automate the process of importing those MSW files into Affinity Publisher and splitting it into different Layers and/or Master Pages. I believe that Master Pages and Layers issues are handled differently between Affinity and InDesign....
  18. Unfortunately I'm under NDA so I cannot, but I can assure my process was exactly like @mfarooqi describes. Below is a screenshot of the Layer panel and the Export Settings. File has two layers (text and embedded graphic) which I need exported into a PNG – ideally with transparency and PDF. I noticed that the (Pixel) layer doesn't have the same icon with 3 connected dots – wondering if that's the issue? I couldn't find a way to activate that icon. I tried exporting to a PDF and the Pixel layer also doesn't show up. I Noticed that object doesn't show up on the Resources Studio panel, but it's clearly visible and selectable in the main document viewer, so that might be the issue? I could upload to the Devs for troubleshooting purposes via a private link if I'm supplied one.... Thanks for your help everyone!
  19. to include a placed (Rasterized) bitmap, both via Export Persona and Export Panel. Anyone have a clue?
  20. I understand it’s definitely a workaround. This functionality should be part of the Print command of all 3 Affinity Apps, but most definitely APhoto.
  21. You can use Affinity Designer to manually lay out a multi page spread using the Artboards tool/feature. Make your artboard match you sheet size, then simply add as many artboards as you need. Margins might get tricky tho, but I see your printer is borderless so that should help with alignment of tiles after printing
  22. Try the lock children option? Maybe the contents of the path (text) is treated like a child ?
  23. It would be more ergonomic if the Plus and Minus icons on the Navigator Studio would be next to each other, not on opposite sides of the studio, as is currently implemented. This should make obvious sense why shoud there be several other zoom controls in between the Plus and Minus which are a logical set...
  24. Small suggestion: It would be great if Affinity Photo gave meaningful names to newly created layers. For for example, the Merge Visible command would name the newly created merged layer "Merged." I know @James Ritson would appreciate that after watching his AMAZING astrophotography tutorial videos. Thanks for all you do!
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