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    big smile reacted to Fixx in How to Improve Affinity Photo performance?   
    Look if the first app in this view uses too much memory (like 500 GB)
     

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    big smile reacted to walt.farrell in aPhoto rescale layers non-destructively   
    What you're describing is the behavior of an (Image) layer in the Affinity applications. File > Place will give you such a layer, as will drag/drop from Finder or File Explorer, or copy/paste (I think) of an image from another application.
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    big smile reacted to dutchshader in aPhoto rescale layers non-destructively   
    Rasterize the layer
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    big smile reacted to Dan C in aPhoto: Equivalent of Texture filters   
    Hi big smile
    Unfortunately Affinity Photo doesn't currently have a direct equivalent for the Texturizer in PS, I'll move this thread to Feature Requests for our devs to see and consider implementing in a future version!
    You may be able to achieve similar results with Procedural Textures in AP. For more info check out the help page here - https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/index.html?page=pages/Filters/filter_proceduraltexture.html?title=Procedural Texture
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    big smile reacted to stokerg in How to Improve Affinity Photo performance?   
    Hi big smile,
    I've got a similar spec Macbook Pro here (2.5MHz  i7 instead of your 2.8 one) and don't get that delay.  You should find the setting that Affinity auto detects the best ones for your system.  Might be worth doing a reset of Affinity and putting those back to default and see how it runs then.  To do the re-start start Affinity from Launch Pad with the Control Key held down and you should get a pop up about resetting some settings. 3 options will be selected and you can just click on Clear.  Once that's done, start a New Document and see how the typing performs 
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    big smile reacted to walt.farrell in How to Limit Adjustment Layers to one layer that has a mask?   
    @big smile: You nested the pixel layer within the adjustment. The instructions told you to nest the adjustment within the pixel layer. E.g., you want something that ends up looking like this:

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    big smile reacted to walt.farrell in APhoto: Character Leading - Keyboard shortcut?   
    If you need to override the leading for a specific line, not the complete paragraph, you need to use the leading override in the Character studio panel. You can access the panel quickly from the Context Toolbar with a text tool selected:
    I'm not aware of anything faster, but needing to do that override should be, usually, a rare situation.
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    big smile got a reaction from omachi in GREP Styles   
    Yup, I agree, the find and replace is too fiddly to use for multiple tasks (especially as you can't save searches). That's why I think Nested and GREP styles are an essential addition. 
    Plus, with find and replace, it's all too easy to forget to do it. With Nested and GREP  it happens automatically, so it makes things less error-prone. 
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    big smile got a reaction from omachi in GREP Styles   
    Yup, I agree, the find and replace is too fiddly to use for multiple tasks (especially as you can't save searches). That's why I think Nested and GREP styles are an essential addition. 
    Plus, with find and replace, it's all too easy to forget to do it. With Nested and GREP  it happens automatically, so it makes things less error-prone. 
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    big smile reacted to Seneca in GREP Styles   
    Those who never used GREP styles will never understand how much a time saver this is.
    I use them all the time and it's not the same as running F/R.
    I have a weekly publication to do and headings in those periodicals consist of 2 parts. The main heading followed by sources.
    When I hit the tab the sources get sent to the right of the column, get italicised, etc. All done because of a GREP. they act like triggers.
    Another scenario. Copying text to inDesign template automatically formats those headers without me doing anything.
    I don't have to worry and remember that I should run F/R on it. It's done. Even better, GREP can add left and right brackets to whose sources or remove them, depending not the periodical. A lot of text I get is shared with other periodicals. So each periodical may have a unique GREP style associated with the Paragraph Style but I don't need to care. Once set right it just works.
     
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    big smile got a reaction from omachi in GREP Styles   
    Yup, I agree, the find and replace is too fiddly to use for multiple tasks (especially as you can't save searches). That's why I think Nested and GREP styles are an essential addition. 
    Plus, with find and replace, it's all too easy to forget to do it. With Nested and GREP  it happens automatically, so it makes things less error-prone. 
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    big smile got a reaction from chklauser in GREP Styles   
    +1 for GREP styles and Nested Styles
     
    The Find and Replace is a powerful workaround, but being able to use GREP and Nested Styles would make things less error-prone (especially as Find and Replace doesn't allow you to save searches and it can be fiddly to enter in all the details on a repeated basis). 
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    big smile reacted to haakoo in PDF import issues   
    @Jon P maybe you could up the font embedding development as this is surely the issue here and also the most requested.
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    big smile reacted to Jon P in PDF import issues   
    I've logged this for the developers to look into a bit further
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    big smile reacted to MickRose in PDF import issues   
    This isn't a bug as such, it's just that at present APub doesn't support embedded fonts. The font used in sample.pdf is DroidSansMono. This font is available as a free download I think. If you try to open the PDF you will get a message that the font is missing and it will suggest an alternative which you can change if you want. Generally I have found the warning useful but the font suggestions not always right. But if you just import/place a PDF with missing fonts the font is substituted automatically without any kind of warning and IMO that is clearly a bad thing.
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    big smile reacted to haakoo in PDF import issues   
    Why not convert the text to outlines when exporting from the program you are using ?
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    big smile reacted to MickRose in PDF import issues   
    Your right. The font seems to be Helvetica anyway. The ability to put characters into words & lines is normally very useful, even if it's not always dead on, but in this case it doesn't work. If you want to edit this particular PDF you would be best using Acrobat itself or other PDF editing software.
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    big smile reacted to haakoo in PDF import issues   
    Well since it's just a word puzzle and not real text,you could insert the alphabet on a separate layer and hide it if not needed 
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    big smile reacted to R C-R in aDesinger: Selecting parts of an object   
    Adding slightly to what's already been said, if you look carefully at your artwork you can see that it consists of 7 different curves contained in one "(Curves)" layer -- note the plural form. You can see this on the artwork itself by selecting it with the Node tool & counting the number of red end nodes:

    So as suggested, you will need to duplicate that "(Curves)" layer, divide it into its 7 individual nodes & delete all of them except the one(s) you want as separate "(Curve)" layers. 
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    big smile reacted to Pšenda in aDesinger: Selecting parts of an object   
    This is because you have all the objects/curves in one layer. In your case, it is better to put each curve on a separate layer (off "Add new curve to selected curves object" in Context toolbar), which is easier to manipulate.
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    big smile got a reaction from Patrick Connor in And then that happened!   
    Congratulations on 5 years. It's so refreshing to have a company that puts customers before insane greed. You guys are awesome and I wish you all the best. 
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    big smile got a reaction from telemax in aDesinger: Selecting parts of an object   
    This is probably a dumb question, but I have searched around, read tutorials and not found an answer.
     
    This is my artwork:

     
    I just want to duplicate the left eyeball. As shown above, I have selected it with the white arrow tool and the eye ball as even turned blue.
    But how do I make a copy of it? If I do copy and paste, it just duplicates the entire object. I only want to copy the eye. 
    I have tried switching to pixel persona and using the marquee but that's no help. 
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    big smile reacted to dutchshader in aDesinger: Selecting parts of an object   
    Duplicate the design, an do a boolean divide on the duplicate.
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    big smile reacted to dutchshader in aDesinger: Selecting parts of an object   
    It's the only way i know of, but there may be other ways.
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    big smile reacted to Sean P in Illustrator Sublayer data is lost when importing into Designer   
    Thanks for that - that is an AI issue/limitation, they only export top level layers out, anything inside those are lost. Unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about that!
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