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  1. @claidheamdanns I fully agree with your point of view. Without GREP styles I still miss a crucial tool. Whenever a project requires more then basic typography, like kerning punctiation or other microadjustments, I am lost without Indesign. I was told that the staff has it on their list, but that was two years ago.
  2. +1. Came across this today. This is a basic typography feature, not something worth some kind of workaround. Looks like the more I use Publisher, the more I ran into those "missing basic typography features".
  3. That’s a feature not easy to spot. I’d still like an option to have select/deselect not logged by the timeline, but the ability to branch the protocol is a completely different approach. I have to try and test it. Thanks Walt!
  4. Thanks mate! Never thought of this, but it definitely is a better workaround (there could still be an option though).
  5. +1 . You can’t do sophisticated typography without it.
  6. Hi, is there any way to NOT have the select/deselect command included in the protocol? I have tried to get used to that ever since I switched from Indesign, and it looks like I can’t. For example, when I go back in history (protocol) to undo something to just have a look like it looked before and then deselect the current object to really have a proper look without disturbing blue lines around it, I can’t redo that because the protocol logged the deselect as an action. So whatever changes I did, I have to do them again. I doesn’t make any sense to me why select/deselect should be part of the protocol at all. Or didn’t I get something here? Best, Johannes
  7. If we can open IDML files, are there plans that we can also export into IDML at some point? It would be just vice versa I guess. Thanks for the updates and all the necessary efforts. I appreciate it. However, I would be glad to see a world-ready paragraph composer, first-line only base grid fit, a pipette tool that can copy styles and GREP implemented. Then AfPub would finally be a full Indesign replacement for sophisticated book projects. 👍
  8. I still second this. Dear Affinity staff, this is a must have in the field of editorial design.
  9. Any news on this? I know it’s about 3,5 years after the initial post, but I tried to to the exact as @PDL: I have exported DNGs from Capture One and imported them into Affinity Photo's Panorama tool. Stitching works fine, but I can't export the document as a DNG, so it can't be fully edited in Capture One. Since DNG is an open format I wonder if it is difficult to bake it into Affinity Photo?
  10. Any update on this? The workaround is nice, but this option is a must for typographers, actually.
  11. Hi folks, is there any way to tell Affinity to NOT track a deselect, caused by a mouse click, as part of the protocol palette? Because for me, this is somewhat annoying. Coming from Adobe last year, I am used to go back in time, watch a previous state, maybe copy a certain element and then go forth to the latest state. Now with Affinity, as soon as I click somewhere on the canvas in the previous state (for example to get rid of a visually distracting selection), the protocol changes and I can’t go forth to my latest edit. Best, Johannes
  12. Hi @MEB, thanks again. I figured it out by myself in the moment you replied, but your profound answer, especially on live filters, relates to all questions that I might have come up soon. I also understand that some of the workflow differences come from the different "logic" between PS and Photo. Maybe there could be shortcuts that automatically generate those masks, like alt-clicking between to layers or something like that. Especially since Photo has an eye on astrophotographers who would further benefit from convenient masking. Keep up the good work!
  13. @MEB Thank you so much! That was really helpful. I think I must have messed up something with the alpha channel, but now I was able to reproduce it. One more question, and I hope it is not too off-topic: How do I can insert grayscale images into a mask? Is that possible after all? Edit: Nevermind, I figured it out by myself. This was helpful.
  14. Sorry for warming this up once again. But I am not sure what mistake I am making, though I am a very skilled Photoshop-User (15+ years). I investigated your demo file @MEB. But I just can’t make it happen that my curves layer nests (and applies) to the mask instead of the parent layer. When I drag and drop the adjustment layer onto to mask layer, so that the vertical bar appears, the layer snaps to the parent layer (thus every adjustments apply to that instead of to the mask). I can’t make it open a second child (nested) layer like in the demo file. Neither with a pixel layer nor with with a folder. I appreciate the non-destructive manner, but editing mask trough curves etc. is pretty basic editing stuff and this approach causes some strain, to be honest. Case study: I have a filled pixel layer (night sky with stars) on top of another one. All I want is the upper layer to only show the bright stars. In PS, I would duplicate the upper pixel layer, turn it into b&w and copy it into the original layer’s mask. Then I would invert the mask and tweak it further through curves, maybe finished with a slight gaussian blur. In PS, this was a matter of a minute. In Photo, I already spent an hour to figure out how to do the most basic step. I am puzzled. Edit: Okay, I finally managed to nest the layers properly, but only for a top level mask layer (not with a mask nested to a pixel layer). But since it is all non destructive, I still can’t paste a b&w layer into a mask layer. What am I doing wrong?
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