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  1. Hi everyone. What I wound up doing was uninstalling and reinstalling my brushes in order. This still doesn't let me group sets of brushes in say a category for nature or illustration. Thanks @Callum for the response. I agree with @Hilltop and @R C-R about having the ability to organize brushes down the proverbial road.
  2. Hi everyone, Is there a way to change/edit the order of categories in the brushes panel? I loaded some brushes by double-clicking on them after unzipping them and they loaded out of order. See image please. I'm finding it makes it difficult to remember which brushes are where and I like things in order. Many thanks!
  3. Hi again, second quick question today. Is there a way to temporally hide the bounding boxes when editing? I find them distracting at times such when I'm testing stroke colors or editing smaller objects. Again, Many thanks.
  4. Cool! Maybe I'll download a trial when I have time to explore.
  5. No worries and thanks for the reply regardless. Good to know should purchase Publisher in the future.
  6. Thanks Walt. Couldn't be any simpler than that! Another mystery solved. I'm actually not seeing that option in the Designer view dropdown menu. Interesting.
  7. Hi everyone....hope this finds you well! Recent development on my end. Brushes usage has gotten really buggy and is causing CPU overload, memory jumps and slow performance. Also Designer is leaking memory after closing the program. Everything was fine a couple days ago and I haven't changed anything I can think of. I will select a brush and color and when I try and bracket up the brush size things begin to fail. In some brush sets the brush I've selected will deselect itself and default to another brush, in others I select a brush change size or color-brush deselects, in all CPU will jump and about 30 secs later I'll see my stroke. Impossible to use. All other brushes unless at a very small pixel width are also causing the same problems. i5-4960K @ 3.5Ghz, 16GB DDR3 Ram, Win 8.1 64 bit x64 based processor, MSI GTX 970, LG Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 and a small Dell monitor or a Vizio Tv as second monitor. ( I switched out the tv this morning to make sure it was not somehow the problem). I ran memtest a few weeks ago and all is fine. Anyone else having these problems? Any suggestions before I jump off my roof? Thanks!
  8. Yeah....that was me. Seems to be fine now that I noticed the error of my ways. Sorry to waste your time.
  9. Ummmm. Just checked the doc I uploaded and feeling a little stupid. Apparently it's much larger than 4000px X 4000px. Doc defaulted to mm and I changed it to px without noticing that Designer recalculated size.
  10. Sorry....4000px x 4000px
  11. @walt.farrell @Mark Ingram First of all thank you both for responding. *Concerning the memory leak. That screenshot was taken about 15 mins after closing the program....maybe a little longer. Designer was "semi-highlighted" on my desktop- box around it. I had to end task in task manager. *Tablet vs mouse doesn't matter. * File size doesn't matter. Last file while successfully using brushes was 25mb. Was using brushes over 2000px. May have been a little sketchy but having not had access to good brushes before (previous CorelDraw user) I don't know what great performance looks like. Doesn't seem to matter now. * Brush size again..........I'm including the test file I did yesterday. Not my best work and I was a bit frustrated at the time that was produced. :) * File size 291MB which seems big to me for included doc. A couple notes on my end. I'm new to the program but I have a lot hours in a couple docs I've worked on. Coming to AD specifically for use of brushes. I'm wondering now after a few net searches if it might my processor is bottle necking. Are my specs good? Could this be on my end? Thoughts on system optimization? Currently looking into CPU upgrade as this has stopped me dead in my tracks. Good to see Walt has same GPU! Anyway..thanks again. BrushFail.afdesign
  12. Did I put this in the wrong forum? Should this be in support?
  13. Hello All! Noob here I tried loading the free brush set that came with my copy of AP today. I used the brushes panel>Import brushes but neither AD or AP would see the file when I navigated to my downloads folder where they were. I guess Affinity wasn't recognizing the file. So.......I double clicked on the brush file itself and chose open with AD and designer opened and said the brushes were imported successfully but they are nowhere to be found in the brushes menu. I was hoping they would show up in the menu in their own category. I'm wondering 2 things. #1 do I need to find them and clean them out before reloading them? and where are they in the file structure? #2 What is the proper way to load a set brushes so each new set shows up in it's own category? Is this possible? Many thanks...
  14. Callum, Never mind on everything up to my second question there. I was moving too fast over here and figured out my problem. Again thanks for responding.
  15. Hi Callum and thanks for responding! That first set of brushes did wind up installing and showed up after closing and reopening the program. However.......I have another question (or two) if you would be so kind. I bought another set of brushes which contained both raster and vector brushes. I installed it in the vector persona and the vector brushes are there but the raster brushes did not magically appear in the pixel persona. I'm worried about doubling up on brushes and bloating with extra megabytes. I used the import brushes in the brushes panel trying to import them them into a new category.....which did not work. They did import but not into my category. So... 1) Should I install these again in the pixel persona to get the pixel brushes? or should I delete them and click on the brush file and let them do the install themself? 2) Is there a way to move brushes to a new category once they're installed? I haven't been able to figure this out yet. Many thanks.......
  16. Hi all, When I hit F1 or use the drop down in designer Affinity Designer Help will not open. I get an icon at the bottom of my screen next to the program icon but the window does not open with actual content like it used to before I paid for trial. Ain't that something? Any thoughts on this? I'm new to Affinity and need this feature. Is there an online link to the help topics? Many thanks!
  17. Welp...Thanks for that link. The hold the windows button and hit D trick worked. That link is now bookmarked in my troubleshooting folder and I know my software is ok. Cool!
  18. Well. I tried everything concerning screen settings and the Help window will not show up. If it is a bug folks should be careful not to whisk their Transform panel out into space!
  19. I'll have a look and see if screen resolution or something else is putting it off screen. I think this assumes I may have moved the Help window over to the other monitor which I may have..don't remember. It usually opens in the main monitor. Help window is not small, a piece of it should show up at least. I'll have a look. Thanks
  20. Interesting . I have a second monitor attached. Recently switched to a larger one.....a flat screen tv I just inherited with a pc input.
  21. Thanks for responding and the link! I'm on Windows 8.1 Help used to work, not sure what happened.

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