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  1. Thanks for your quick replies ! Actually it seems that DirectX 12 is on.
  2. Hello, I've just realized that on my desktop I wasn't using my GPU in Affinity Photo. Unfortunately I can not set OpenCL acceleration because of incompatible hardware. My actual Windows version is higher than the required version. I've double checked and both Windows 10 and graphic card are up-to-date. My desktop is pretty old but is still powerful enough, especially for photo editing. Here is my config: CPU: i7 860 (4 cores ~3,6GHz) GPU: GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) Ram: 16GB DDR3 Even though the GPU is getting old too, I'm pretty sure it's quite enough for OpenCL feature, as it is equal to my laptop GTX 1660 Ti's performance (which is OpenCL compatible). Is there a way to enable OpenCL anyway ?
  3. That is quite excellent ! ✨ Thank you very much for your help !
  4. Hi everyone, I still wish there were destructive filters (instead of only live ones). But the reason to this post is to find an efficient way to alter a mask layer using filters. Indeed, a trick I often used to do on Photoshop (but also Krita) is to sharpen a mask layer using brightness/contrast or curve filters. As a mask layer is a greyscale pixel matrix, this should be totally possible. A sample of what a curve on a mask layer could produce : I tried to add a filter under a mask layer - it is possible but nothing happens. However, I've just been trying a dynamic filter (blur, sharpen) and it works on a mask layer ! But unfortunately we can't merge the filter it, so we couldn't re-edit the mask layer afterwards with a pencil. It looks like basic filters on mask layer is a feature not implemented, I wish it was ! Especially as it goes along with the dynamic filter working.
  5. This is really great Lagarto, thanks for the help ! However I have this error message when I try to execute your utility: The application to execute does not exist: 'C:\Users\[...]\text2ase\text2ase.dll'. Did you forget to put the library file ? Also when I first attempt to use it, Windows Defender recommended me to analyse it - maybe it blocked it somehow.
  6. I tried it as well as it looks promising, however both Photoshop and Affinity say the file is invalid. How did you make it work ? In the script, function making the ASE content just returns it but doesn't output it to a file, so I've just added a echo before output it to a file : "php ase.php > test.ase".
  7. Hey there everyone, I'm generating color sets so I don't have to add colors in a new palette manually. However I just figured out that a Affinity color palette (.afpalette) is a binary file. Would there be a way to import/convert a palette from any kind of text file (xml, json, etc.) that can be generated ? In comparison Krita does save palette in a custom archive containing text files. Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. No this is not what I meant, and I'm using Windows. Well... no, attached to this message is a sample of what I mean and why your solution would not work : - In Krita, the blur brush somehow spread more and more and the blur intensity is relative to the brush size, thus you have a great blur transition. - I just realized that Photoshop is equal to Affinity in this situation : no matter how strong, how big and how often I use the brush, the blur intensity will remain the same. - Your gaussian blur trick with alpha transition results to a very amateurish blur transition... And no I won't make multiple layers with different gaussian blur sizes on each, it would be damn complicated for nothing - I'd rather open Krita just for that effect and copy-paste it back into Affinity. So it seems there isn't any solution to this ?
  9. No because it won't be a progressive blur, there'd be a "sharp" and "fixed blur" with alpha transition.
  10. Hello ! I'm using the blur brush tool but is there a way to increase/decrease it's strength (like increasing a gaussian blur size), because in 4K resolution it's too light. And of course I tried changing the brush size/flow/strength but even at 100% it's not enough. Thanks in advance for your help.
  11. Alright, great news ! I finally found a way to alter the screen colors without using any profile. On Surface Book devices, it's not the graphic card nVidia which handle the colors, it's the integrated graphics from Intel. Thus you just have to install the Intel Graphics app from the Windows store : https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9PLFNLNT3G5G Thanks again for the help !
  12. Hmm so this is an issue from the OS then. I do have the Surface Book 3, and it looks alike the link you've posted. Thanks for the share ! I should try to get back the color management from nVidia's control panel rather than using Windows color profiles.
  13. Hello ! I've bought a new laptop and created my own color profile so that screen looks more neutral than with the default sRGB profile. However I would like this profile to be applied only for the screen and not for any Affinity Photo documents. Unfortunately I tried all the options in the Colors preferences, I can't find a way for Affinity Photo to just ignore the screen profile and display the standard RVB colors. Attached to this post is a sample of the greyscale palette which doesn't look greyscale at all. If is set the color profile as "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" (relative render) I get this result. If I set the color profile matching Windows' color profile, it's even worse (as if the profile was applied twice). In order to get the correct colors back, I have to set both Windows and Photo as "sRGB IEC61966-2.1", but the screen looks blueish (as all other laptop screens). I general I don't use color profiles and change the color levels directly on the Graphic Card's configuration - but this time I can't and have to use a profile. I can eventually set Windows colors back to my custom profile while Affinity Photo is still opened - it does the trick but at any random time it switches to the wrong colors again. Would there be any way to prevent Affinity Photo from using any color space and just stick with the RVB defaults ? Thanks in advance for your help.
  14. Ohhh I see. I'll have to check that. Thank you very much for your help, and I'm glad I could help you in return.
  15. I am placing one by drag and drop from the explorer to Affinity Photo. And it's from a PNG file. On the sample given, the viewport is 400% zoomed. The left picture is aligned with the pixels (after dragging it with the selection tool to fix the issue), the right picture has just been dropped without dragging it again.
  16. I already have all those options activated. Though, deactivating "move by whole pixels" allows me to realign to the pixel grid once I drag it. But the issue still occurs while dropping a picture in the document.
  17. Oh okay, I didn't realize it was just the Wet Edges option that caused the issue. Thanks to @carl123 and @- S - to point those out. I've disabled the whole Assistant, and now it seems to be fixed ! Thank you very much !
  18. Hmm indeed, it does the trick ! Thanks for the advice. However, it'd still be better to have this option directly with the fill tool.
  19. Hello, I'd like to report a bug that occurs when importing a picture into Affinity Photo : the imported picture (creating a new layer) looks blurry. This happens because it surely is in subpixel coordinates. To fix this though, I have to align the layer to any horizontal and vertical sides, then I can finally move it freely - it'll remain aligned with the canvas pixels. However the best would be to avoid subpixel alignment, or to have an option for disabling it. Thank you in advance for your help !
  20. Hello ! I really appreciate using Affinity Photo for making illustrations, however there is something that ruins its potential when coloring a lineart. Every other pixel editing softwares I tried (Photoshop, Krita) allows the user to extend the fill selection in order to spill the color to the middle of the lineart pen strokes (for instance). I've attached a sample of the fill results made in Photo and in Krita, along with Krita's fill settings. The color is a different layer below the lineart layer. This pretty basic feature would increase a lot the speed of coloring simple flat drawings. Thank you in advance.
  21. Hello ! I'd like to report a bug that happens when switching tools between the paint brush and the eraser. After doing so, the brush doesn't look as previously selected - like... blurrish. I think it occurs because all the brush settings doesn't seem to be restored. I also mention that the brush isn't selected (blue highlight) anymore as well. To restore the correct brush settings, I have to select it again each time I switch tool - which is pretty annoying. I've attached to this message a sample of the brushes being different before using the eraser, and after. I should also precise that I didn't use any graphic tablet, I did it using the mouse. Thank you in advance for your help, I hope this bug will get fixed because I personally think it ruins the drawing experience.
  22. @GarryP Thanks ! Yes, and even if it is convenient, it can be a little too complicated compared to just apply a filter straightly (no additional filter layer, no additional actions to make that filter be applied only on the selected layer, and of course lighter for the program somehow). @smadell I've seen the merge button indeed, but this means you can't preview your settings only on the layer before you click on it - for the basic way of adding a filter. The sublayer filter is a much better option ! No need to create an extra group just for it. Thanks for the hint ! But in this case I can't merge it, but it's fine. Thank you for your answers !
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