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  1. I actually have this problem using a MacBook Pro, running Sierra, V. 10.12.4. Any solutions? From Photo to AD seems to work. https://www.dropbox.com/s/sz34q4t9kqb0zk7/2017-05-12_15-31-08.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y7fyyl4oy9ireh9/2017-05-12_15-30-25.png?dl=0
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    Affinity Photo pdf manual for your enjoyment.

    This is awesome work! Highly appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing this great manual.
  3. Hi, I often have to work with graphics from PDF files. They're divided in hundreds of layers. I know the function to find a specific part in the layers and I also know the kind of "force selecting" by pressing the Command key. But that doesn't help really because in most cases the objects that I have to select together aren't neighbors in the layer panel. Mouse framing either doesn't help it selects simply nothing. For example I have to catch all these objects with one action. In fact, there's many stuff around it. ;) Is there a simple way to do that avoiding to select them character by character and group them? Any help is appreciated. Thanks, and regards ... hp
  4. Found out the solution: I just resized the document using the document settings. ;)
  5. Hi Dave, not sure if I'm getting you wrong: That is what Acrobat shows ...
  6. Hey, today I tried to open a print ready PDF document. If I open the same document in Preview, in Acrobat or even Safari it loads as it is with all stuff for printing. If I open the same document in AD, it opens just the area inside the cutting lines. Is there a way to open it as it is or where I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance, hp
  7. Hello MEB, thanks for your help. This works fine for me. Maybe this feature would be nice for AF also for users that don't own both programs. This helps also for a few things. But may PDF documents contains a huge amount of shapes. So it isn't easy to find the right one to be edited or it will take very much time. I provided a link for my example. I am searching for a very quick way to fill transparent areas like the marked one and AF or AD should simply know which is transparent and to be filled and which is white, black or any other color. I believe you'll probably know this feature from even Photoshop Elements. Screenshot I tried the selecting brush but this takes very much time too and ain't really exact enough for those purposes. In other cases the selecting tools are much better than PS but in this situation I am searching for a better way. The help file couldn't help me. And BTW: I was looking for a crop tool in AD like in AF. I know that I can forward my document from one to another and back but I think an easy way to crop would be nice in AD too. Thanks again, kind regards hp
  8. Hi MEB, I have the same problems like basement jack. I often have to copy graphics from PDF documents to use them in high quality for special guides or so. I have to know, which of the imported content is white and which is transparent. But there is no chance to know this except in the already exported PNG. "Erase White Paper" does nothing in my case. In addition: is there a way to lets say select and delete everything that is white outside closed (black) paths or shapes (from b&w PDF documents)? Until now I used Photoshop Elements in which I was able to do this with a magic brush that selects everything inside or outside shapes and I was able to delete the fill easily. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and BTW: I love the Affinity Tools like Photo and Designer. Keep on the good work. In my opinion it would be nice to have he forums separated for Designer and Photo. Just a thought ... Kind regards, hp
  9. Hi Alex, this is really amazing. I didn't think about the layer clipping possibilities. It's so easy and looks great. So thanks again for your kind and really quick answer and help. All the best, hp
  10. Hi Alex, today I tried to fill a few of my puzzle pieces with a pattern/image like your example shown in your thumbnail (flowers). I tried several ways, like placing an image, boolean operations and creating styles. I didn't find a way to create a style using an image or a group of filled curves from which I created the picture. http://hape13.de/Files/Pics/Snagit/2015-07-08_11-20-56.png Thanks for your help, kind regards hp
  11. Thanks again, Alex. Very good ideas. My problem was that I began the wrong way by mistake and spent lots of time painting single curves to match an existing pattern. This was also a good way practicing with bezier curves. So I don't wanted to start from zero. ;) In this case your idea joining curves was my best choice and helped really a lot. Here is a small preview, just for demo purposes. Next time I'll start with pretty much better knowledge. Thanks for your time and the videos. Have a nice evening, best ... hp
  12. Hi Alex, thanks a lot for these great tipps and videos. I really appreciate your support. Have a good time, cheers ... hp
  13. Hi Alex, thanks a lot for your kind reply and your welcome. :) I feared that it must be a closed path. But: since I spent a lot of time for a bunch of pieces by drawing line by line: There is no way to close a path after drawing a few lines or a command to build a closed path? So - if I would like to have my (48) pieces filled - I have to draw them as closed paths again? :( If so, that would be a feature request from my sight. I think it is pretty much easier to draw lines one by one than drawing a whole form and tweaking it to the final shape. Thanks again, hp
  14. Hello, I'm pretty new to AD and to designing itself. These days I made my first experiences with the bezier curves. I wanted to create puzzle pieces. I created line by line with the pen tool. Then I combined them to a group and tried to fill the whole form. But it only fills each curve one by one. I tried several ways to combine them in another way to one form, worked with layers and tried several menu entries but nothing leads to my goal. I really miss a detailed manual. Is there a way to combine the curves or create a new form from that what can be filled in the way I like? Example I have to create a few puzzle pieces, each different. Is there a simple way to copy the design - i.e. 3D effect, drop shadow and more - from one piece to another? Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance. Kind regards, hp
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