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  1. Hi Bruce Ahhh yes. Thanks for sharing. One can create a marque selection area and move the cursor inside the marque and move the selection around.
  2. The way I usually create a screenshot on the Mac is like so: 1. Hold down shift+cmd+4 2. Drag the cursor around the area where I want to take a screenshot. 3. Let go of above shortcuts. While the left mouse button is pressed I hold down the spacebar to move the marque/selection. I let go of the spacebar to adjust the size of the marque/selection. In Affinity Photo (perhaps also the other software from Affinity...) The process of creating a marque section. 1. I click the Marque tool. 2. With the cursor and left mouse button held down. Drag out a marque selection area. 3. There is no step 3. It would be nice to be able to hold down the spacebar to move the marque selection around. The option to create a marque selection to make a screenshot on the Mac is better then creating a marque selection in Affinity Photo.
  3. Transparent pixels after a crop is something I have never really understood why happens. (Photoshop CS6 has the same problem. I have not yet noticed it in Affinity Photo.) It really should not happen in the first place, and should have an auto fill of closest pixels to fill in the gap that can happen.
  4. The other day as I was working in Photo I missed having a simple way to duplicate the document. Duplicating document menu option is a feature I would also would like to see added. Btw I am a brand new user and noticed a lot of things when I made a wireframe a few days ago. Specific methods I am used to from Photoshop that I tried in Photo. I will go through again and add a few more treads in regards to some of the stumbling blocks I met.
  5. I made a thread about this as well (before I noticed this thread)! It sure would be very helpful to have this featured included. It is very helpful to be able to as one creates a shape/marque/etc to hold down the spacebar to move the in progress selection around.
  6. Then it is about time this little but important usability feature is added to Affinity Photo as well as Affinity Designer and Publisher.
  7. Thanks for the feedback haakoo! Any layer that is dragged to a create new pixel layer/group/etc should automatically duplicate itself.
  8. Hi It would be helpful to be able to drag an existing layer to either group or pixel layer to automatically duplicate a layer. + an additional feature would be to hold down alt and then drag a layer in the layer panel to create a duplicate. Similar to selecting a shape and holding down alt to create a duplicate shape directly on the canvas. Btw Holding down Alt when a shape is selected on the canvas should show a duplicate symbol to show that something is about to be duplicated. Existing methods for duplicating layer Right click layer and select Duplicate or Top menu: Layer -> Duplicate. Ps Ops. Sorry about that. @Dan C Hey Dan this thread has to do with Photo but might just as well have to do with all of them. I noticed I posted in Affinity Designer. This was feedback in relation to Affinity Photo. Please move it to the correct location. Thank you..:)
  9. Rectangular marque. Begin drawing eks elliptical marque. Hold down space to move the marque to another position. Space bar changes the size of the shape and does not move the shape. Holding down the spacebar should move the marque. Click eks Rectangle tool. Start to draw the size of the shape and hold down space bar to move the shape. One is able to move the shape by holding down the spacebar. Conclusion any tool that draws a shape Rectangle tool, Marque Tool or anything else. As one begins to create the shape holding down the space bar should move the shape around, so one has better control over where one begins. This means the short cuts (keyboard command) for the Rectangle tool should should also be reflected in other tools. As it would keep a nice consistency in regards to similar methods/techniques. NB! 1. One begins to draw out a shape and notices one wants to readjust the starting point. 2. One then holds down the space bar to align the starting point. (moves the shape one is drawing out) 3. One then continues to draw out the shape. Having a way to adjust the starting point by holding down the space bar is a technique I have used a lot in Photoshop as it helps me to realign where the shape begins.
  10. Thanks Mike! @mikew Here is a thread I found: For anyone who comes across the thread: There are no PDF's available for any Affinity Work Book. Serif has chosen not to create PDF digital books.
  11. Hi I am wondering if it is possible to purchase PDF version of the various Affinity Work Books? (I did a search here in the forum and did not find any mention of it.) I ask as it would be nice to have the pdf open on one screen while going through the material in the Affinity software on the other screen. Thank you!
  12. This is an old topic that I will revisit. This is what the download page looks like after having signed in. What is missing from the above is a tooltip or an accordion or something to give more information about what kind of trial this is. Is it a 30 day trial or 10 day trial? Does it start from the moment one has downloaded the trial? Are there save restrictions? One needs to know what the restrictions to the trial is. This is the information I would have liked to seen as I was going to download the trial software. "This is a 10 day trial which starts from the moment you have opened the software. There are no save restrictions and behaves just like the regular program." Here is my first wireframe creation (not just modifying colors in a photo) in Affinity Photo. Fairly basic. Based on various methods I am used to from Photoshop I am seeing some nuances that I will post about in another thread. Bottom line is: Please inform people what kind of trial is being downloaded. ps I like easter eggs in games here is one for the trial. When the timer goes to 0 days left. Have an option to add another 10 days when the user is ready to continue. This way if the user has downloaded and barely tested and forgot about it and ran out of the 10 days they get a second chance to test it out. As it can be easy to download software and test it out for a few moments, get busy and forget about it. Suddenly after a month one might say "Oooo the trial, man I forgot about it." As the user opens the trial they will see the big 0 days left, and below it the option to start the 2nd 10 day trial of the same software. Only this time the user takes the time to go through it. This time it can also mention: "This is the 2nd time and final round of testing. If you like the software you will at the end of the trial get a purchase link. Making it easier for you to purchase and get a license you can insert into the version you are running right now. Have fun." ps2. @Dan C Can you please move this if I again wrote in the wrong place? Thanks. Have a great weekend! Paal Joachim
  13. Thanks Dan! @Dan C I come as so very many others from the world of using Photoshop. From what I have seen and also tested. I can now stop using Photoshop and go with using Affinity Photo. Hey Fixx. @Fixx Yeah I noticed the same thing when using separated mode. I also uploaded an image to show people what it looks like. ps I uploaded a full size screenshot of the desktop. I did not down scale it. It might be a good idea that the forum software here down scales huge images.
  14. Hi I am on a Mac and not able to detach a document. I did an online search and found this thread. It would be great to mention here in the thread how one detaches a document from the main window on a Mac . How does one detach a document on a Mac? Thanks. ------------- EDIT: I found the Window -> Separated Mode. It separates all the documents. I also noticed the Merge All Windows. It was not what I was looking for. I would like the regular/default Window and to be able to just drag a document window out from that. Perhaps just add a attach/detach option inside the Windows menu and above the Separated Mode? EDIT 2: I just realized that this is in the wrong thread to rise the above question. Please just move it over to where you would like it. Thanks
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