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    stutes reacted to Mithferion in Public Domain Pictures   
    Hi there!
    I just wanted to share a list of sites that offer Public Domain Pictures in good quality. Some of them are listed in this thread, but I wanted to add more and publish a list of this kind of content (CC0 License, and also a High Permissive Licenses sites). Also, consider that there may be additional restrictions implied on these pictures, like brandings, buildings, people, etc.
     
    [CC0]  https://picalls.com/ [CC0]  http://freeforcommercialuse.net/ [CC0]  http://publicdomainarchive.com/ [HPL]  https://pixabay.com/ [CC0]  http://jaymantri.com/ [CC0]  https://www.foodiesfeed.com/ [CC0]  http://viintage.com/ [CC0] https://magdeleine.co/license/cc0/ [CC0] https://isorepublic.com/ [CC0] http://www.1millionfreepictures.com/ [CC0] http://realisticshots.com/ [CC0] http://startupstockphotos.com/ [CC0] http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/?medium=image [CC0] http://jeshoots.com/ [CC0] http://www.designerspics.com/ [CC0] https://negativespace.co/ [CC0] https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/ [CC0] http://fancycrave.com/ [CC0] https://www.pexels.com/ [HPL] https://unsplash.com/ [HPL] https://barnimages.com/license/  
    Finally, a search engine that allows to search for Public Domain content:
     
    http://www.everystockphoto.com/  
    Best regards!
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    stutes got a reaction from SimonF in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    @Alfred, got it.
    I just need Publisher to show and print PDFs as they do in Preview, Acrobat, etc. If there is some other, more correct way of referring to this, please let me know.
    Perhaps. We may just be using different terms to express the same idea; an output format that shares the layout without having to install fonts. I never said anything about the format originally being conceived for editing; in fact, I don't think that is the intent of the format at all; it is quite the opposite, as I believe the format is intended to lock down the layout so that when you send it to print houses or clients, they see it as it is meant to look, without having to worry if they have the fonts installed on their computer. Which belies part of my frustration with Publisher....
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    stutes reacted to PixelPest in Question: Making Waves with Circles   
    Jam Session: just another method.

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    stutes reacted to AnnieW in Brush Factory 2 - more free Textured Intensity Brushes   
    After doing Brush Factory 1 I'd like to present to you Brush Factory 2. 
    This is a set of Textured Intensity Brushes for Affinity Designer. My aim is to create repeating patterns that distort as little as possible. I do this by using the following work arounds (which work for 1.7.3):
    Source file image for the pattern has an aspect ratio of 1 Patterns repeat 3 times within the source image to prevent issues with repetitions Brush offset values are set to 80 and 159,4 to ensure pixel perfect repetitions in loops and skewed lines Source of the patterns is a 240*240px image. This is a rather small image, so in wide lines, the edges of the pattern blur. I’ve created the patterns as a vector drawing, feel free to ask for a brush from a larger source (less blurry) if you need one. @StuartRc says helpful things about the size of sources. 
    When using these brushes on a tightly curving curve or a sharp corner they of course do deform. Experiment with the brush setting for Corners and the Stroke Cap to find the best solution for your project.
    The attached .zip file contains a PDF with examples and 14 brushes files to import into Affinity Designer.

     

    Brush Factory 2.zip
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    stutes reacted to AnnieW in Brush Factory 1 - free Textured Intensity Brushes   
    Last november I published a set of Textured Intensity Brushes on this forum by the cryptic name of CTSR Lines (which makes sense to no one but me). Those brushes have repeating patterns. When creating the brushes I encountered some problems with patterns getting squished and such. 
    I created some more brushes in a second set and came across an additional quirk (which offset values to use for pixel perfect pattern alignment?). So although it’s just a few months ago, it’s time for a revised set. Time to rename my brush making into something else too. I figured out a much faster way to produce large sets of brushes, cutting out a lot of unnecessary steps, so I rename my series Brush Factory.
    So here’s the set again.
    Renamed Aspect ratio of 1 in the source file to prevent distortion of the patterns Patterns repeated 3 times in source to prevent issues with repetitions This is new: adjusted the offset values to 80 and 159,4 to have the repetitions align perfectly The Pointy and Round brush families are repeating, the Stripey families are stretched. The brushes all contain a centred line (in 3 widths, S, M and L) and repeating shapes and stripes above or above and below. The brushes with stuff above the line, but not under are therefore not vertically centred on the stroke. In the Stripey families I added 3 lines with a different center point. Those 3 are symmetrical, the extra version is vertically centred on the whole stroke.
    Source of (almost all) of the patterns is a 240*240px image. This is a rather small image, so in wide lines, the edges of the pattern blur. I’ve created the patterns as a vector drawing, feel free to ask for a brush from a larger source (less blurry) if you need one. @StuartRc says helpful things about the size of sources in this post: 
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/64287-creating-vector-brushes/
    When using these brushes on a tightly curving curve or a sharp corner they of course do deform. Experiment with the brush setting for Corners and the Stroke Cap to find the best solution for your project.
    The attached .zip file contains a PDF with examples and nine brushes files to import into Affinity Designer.


    Brush Factory 1.zip
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    stutes reacted to GarryP in Simple Vector Page Curl Assets   
    Here are some simple vector Page Curl Assets that you can use with any of the Affinity applications.  It’s not photorealistic but it’s usable for most simple things.
    How to use:
    1. Import the attached “Page Curl Assets” into your application.
    2. When you need a Page Curl, drag the “Page Curl” asset to the bottom-right of your image.
    3. Drag the “Page Curl Background Remover” to align with the top-left of the Page Curl layer.
    4. Drag the “Page Curl Background Remover” layer inside the image layer.
    5. Group the image layer.
    6. Drag the “Page Curl” layer into the group (above the image).
    You can now resize and move the image with the curl together.
    Note: If you have a white background, especially if your image is the same size as the page, you may not need the “Page Curl Background Remover”.
    The attached GIF shows all the steps.
    Technical Tip: If you want to resize the curl, move the bottom-right node of the background eraser to match the bottom-right of the page curl, then resize both the curl and eraser together, then move the bottom-right node of the eraser out again. It sounds complicated but it’s not that difficult. (The eraser is oddly-shaped to stop artefacts from the underlying image coming through sometimes.)
    I hope people find this useful.
    Page Curl Assets.afassets


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    stutes reacted to MEB in Data merge   
    Hi petrpastor,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    We do take community feedback seriously but it doesn't mean we can fulfil all requests as soon/fast as people would like - even in two years. Affinity Publisher is on its infancy. There's still various areas that need some work (integration with the other two apps, file presets/templates, linked/embedded file management, PDF import/export improvements, preflight etc (besides bugs to fix) until we can add more features. As explained several times we have limited resources compared to other known companies and are also developing a design/vector application and RAW developer/photo editing app at the same time for three different platforms alongside with Publisher, not Publisher alone. All this requires time. I think the teams have achieved quite a lot considering some years ago there was nothing at all. Please bear with us. 
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    stutes got a reaction from Chris Patmore in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.

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    stutes got a reaction from CLC in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.

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    stutes got a reaction from A_B_C in Publisher interpreting colons incorrectly in placed PDF   
    @A_B_C, in LibreTraining's defense, he didn't post the reversed engineered font widely on this forum, just in a direct message to me. I was able to read your original post, and I think you bring up some good points. I had originally installed the font to emulate the UI of the phone in a mockup. Clearly my use in calendar is outside the license; I will look into other font options next month. Thanks again for pointing out the license.
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    stutes reacted to Polygonius in In Affinity Photo, copy effects one layer to another?   
    If you want this FX...style often, in other docs... than create a style, just rightclick on that text, shape... and select save as style. For shapes it will include the color/gradient, the stroke... and all in the FX panel. For text it will also save the font /size...
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    stutes reacted to MEB in In Affinity Photo, copy effects one layer to another?   
    Hi WT1,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    Select the object layer with the FX you want to copy and go to menu Edit ▸ Copy, then select the one where you want to paste the effect and go to menu Edit ▸ Paste FX.
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    stutes got a reaction from U. Dinser in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.

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    stutes got a reaction from Jens Krebs in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.

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    stutes got a reaction from Catshill in PDF Pass Through and Embedded Fonts   
    While the ability to edit PDFs is nice, I would also like the ability to embed a PDF without it being "translated"/"interpreted". To have "PDF pass-through". If Publisher could access the fonts embedded in the PDF, that would be AWESOME; I don't always have the fonts installed that are used in PDFs, and the entire purpose of the format is to be able to share a layout without having to install fonts to see it displayed correctly.

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    stutes reacted to Alfred in Rounded Corners Question   
    There’s a ‘Single radius’ checkbox on the Context toolbar. Uncheck it for access to separate TL,TR, BL and BR controls.
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    stutes got a reaction from Alfred in Selecting a Group of Nodes   
    Awesome. Thanks so much Alfred!
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