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    InfaRed reacted to Pšenda in Layer Adjustments Separated   
    No - default blend mode for Group is Passthrough, not Nornal. See help https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/LayerOperations/group.html

    and https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Layers/layerBlendModes.html

     
    P. S. I think it would be advisable to learn something about Affinity applications - otherwise you "use" them, but you have no idea what and how to do them. Despite the fact that asking very basic and easy-to-find questions + waiting for answers and explaining them also costs some time, including the time of other users.
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    InfaRed reacted to R C-R in Layer Adjustments Separated   
    Just a guess but I think this is implemented as the Assistant Manager on the View menu so users that frequently want to change any of its settings can do so by opening it via a user-definned keyboard shortcut (or by adding the Assistant Options button to the Toolbar), so they do not have to open the app preferences & find it among all the other preference settings.
    It is also consistent with how all the other managers are grouped together in the View menu.
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    InfaRed reacted to Old Bruce in Layer Adjustments Separated   
    See the Arrange menu, Arrange > Group.
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    InfaRed reacted to Pšenda in Layer Adjustments Separated   
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    InfaRed reacted to Pšenda in Layer Adjustments Separated   
    "Group" adjustments with layer 2.
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    InfaRed reacted to Old Bruce in Layer Adjustments Separated   
    Drag the thumbnail of the Adjustment layer onto the thumbnail of the Layer you wish to have its effect exclusively.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Pšenda in move / copy layers from one file to another   
    ha ! Understood.
     
    I agree and I definitely don't want to confuse anyone. On a side tangent though, I just still say in this particular case, the definition of Macro as a whole is much broader than many people are thinking (apparently). In the link provided above, all that really is, is Affinity designers naming that feature a "Macro Panel" (which all that is really is a auto script writing recorder and playback). It does not mean that is exactly to a tee the only true definition of Macro as a useable word even within Affinity as a whole. (IMO). "A single computer instruction that stands for a sequence of operations" - Dude, thats pretty broad. You got to admit.
    But you are right, at the end of the day its about communication. And if no one gets my vernacular in this pool, then.. haha yea, I have to adapt. Point taken good sir !
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    InfaRed got a reaction from N.P.M. in move / copy layers from one file to another   
    THANK YOU !!! This is working for me now.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from StuartRc in move / copy layers from one file to another   
    So that is not the "bounding box". (as my video said) -  Rather it was a lighting thing I did on a old layer. I later deleted the layer thinking everything for that layer would go away. It did visually, so I thought. Weeks later I come back to it to do the new editing I want, and what ended up happening is for some weird reason the lighting box thing remained though no other information to the layer or the lighting settings remained, and seemed to override other functions for other layers. And basically cause everything we see happening.
    Thank you !! What I meant by position is, how it was in the canvas and all info (good info) attached to it, like its position, etc.. but no worries, @N.P.M. did that for me as well. Still thanks man ! This is all useful.
     
    This is what I thought I did. I do not even know what a Alpha channel is, I do not know what a "pixel layer", etc.. is. lol -  I just do what I do and Affinity seems to make this sh*t up on what it does and decides to call it. I basically made rectangular "selections" and then fill them with white. Then since some are identical sizes needed, I just copy it and then move that copy to where I need it. All these names/identities of things confuse me, but I do see them pop up sometimes. One time (in another project I was working on) I even pasted something in like I usually do, and it went in the new document, BUT its like I couldn't do anything with it because it was some different form of pasting, though I didn't chose a different form. Like it needed to be rendered or released or un-anchored before I could do anything. lol So I just quit, tried again and it worked.
    This is genius and great ! I just did this on my end and it worked too ! I could then copy the layer to a new document and throw that old one away.
     
    So you guys helped me. This is solved and I thank you all greatly. But what isn't solved (if we want to shoot the breeze about it) is how the heck I got into this mess. lol Now, with that Lightbox thing gone, everything works fine (as my assumptions said in the video). So copying a layer to another document is indeed easy breezy in Affinity. You just treat it as anything else you want to copy. I do just feel more comfortable seeing the words "Copy Layer" in the "Layer Drop Down Menu", but that is just me I guess. I just like it. What it would do is remove the confusion I had. Cause of a buggy file, and nowhere does it manually say "copy layer" I came to the *wrong* assumption that Affinity doesn't allow for copying of layers to other documents. With this text in the drop down menu spelt out all simple simon for us idiots, then that wrong assumption would not have even spawned, and right away I would have known something is not functioning properly.
     
     
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    InfaRed reacted to R C-R in move / copy layers from one file to another   
    Not sure what you mean about position, but by grouping the pixel layer & using New From Clipboard, I get this  Umbrella thing.afphoto result after moving the pixel layer out of the group.
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    InfaRed reacted to N.P.M. in move / copy layers from one file to another   
    N.P.M.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from R C-R in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    And that's what I am saying. That makes no sense. Look closely. There are 11 ORIGINAL definitions of export. And 1 (one) measly new age amendment to the original definitions. There are plenty *new* definitions of old words that make no sense and have no merit other than complete new age childish youth non-sense misusing words. "Stems" in the audio world is another one. Used totally wrong, and used totally wrong for so long that the dictionaries have wrongfully followed suit. So you can't use a dictionary as proving something right or wrong anymore. Like politicians, they've lost all credit.
    Use logic instead of a dictionary. Thats the simplest. They are doing it with lots of things now a days. Cause people are dumb, then dumb catches on. And well, here we are ! BUT the dictionary does have it there if you read between the lines. 11 normal usual original definitions that predate the one, and 1 hilarious misused new-age definition. That says it all right there.
    Either way, like I said, we will never agree. But you guys with this mental block seem to conform (which is the problem), whereas I do not. Just because the government says its law, or a dictionary says this or that does NOT mean that's correct to a natural universal law. So I stick to original. Unless the new thing makes sense. Which in this case it does not. Doesn't matter at the end of the day, if I like pressing a blue button to get food, and the machine changes it to a red button, I will complain, but still know to press the red button to get food and just be unhappy about it. So it really doesn't matter. I am just saying, I hate the word Export being used the way it has started to be in the last 10 years. It's ludicrous plus just looks bad compared to "Save As". Export doesn't "click" for me for the definition that I know it to be. Thats all. And it angers me how society just loves to buy into crap. Instead of sticking to solid, good, logical ways.
    Shall we go down the list ? You can no longer use the words "Mom and Dad". Don't know if you heard, but its literally against the law. Because that's wrong and a kid without a mom or a dad or one with a transgender parent will feel some type of way (lol) sooooo, of course we all have to conform to the "hurt feelings" crowd and no longer use the ever so famous words I grew up on called Mom and Dad. You can no longer say Mailman. You can no longer say Manhole Cover. - ALL these are to soon be changed in the dictionary.... and is that right ? Hmmmmm.. I'll let you decide. For me - no it is not. The world needs to quit trying to reinvent the wheel, making it square in the process and claiming how much better it is !
    Either way, like the word Stems. The dictionary got the word Export *WRONG*. How embarrassing for them. Maybe more embarrassing for those that buy into it and support it without thinking about it and taking a unique, individual, one of a kind stand instead of moving along with all the cattle.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from emmrecs01 in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    And that's what I am saying. That makes no sense. Look closely. There are 11 ORIGINAL definitions of export. And 1 (one) measly new age amendment to the original definitions. There are plenty *new* definitions of old words that make no sense and have no merit other than complete new age childish youth non-sense misusing words. "Stems" in the audio world is another one. Used totally wrong, and used totally wrong for so long that the dictionaries have wrongfully followed suit. So you can't use a dictionary as proving something right or wrong anymore. Like politicians, they've lost all credit.
    Use logic instead of a dictionary. Thats the simplest. They are doing it with lots of things now a days. Cause people are dumb, then dumb catches on. And well, here we are ! BUT the dictionary does have it there if you read between the lines. 11 normal usual original definitions that predate the one, and 1 hilarious misused new-age definition. That says it all right there.
    Either way, like I said, we will never agree. But you guys with this mental block seem to conform (which is the problem), whereas I do not. Just because the government says its law, or a dictionary says this or that does NOT mean that's correct to a natural universal law. So I stick to original. Unless the new thing makes sense. Which in this case it does not. Doesn't matter at the end of the day, if I like pressing a blue button to get food, and the machine changes it to a red button, I will complain, but still know to press the red button to get food and just be unhappy about it. So it really doesn't matter. I am just saying, I hate the word Export being used the way it has started to be in the last 10 years. It's ludicrous plus just looks bad compared to "Save As". Export doesn't "click" for me for the definition that I know it to be. Thats all. And it angers me how society just loves to buy into crap. Instead of sticking to solid, good, logical ways.
    Shall we go down the list ? You can no longer use the words "Mom and Dad". Don't know if you heard, but its literally against the law. Because that's wrong and a kid without a mom or a dad or one with a transgender parent will feel some type of way (lol) sooooo, of course we all have to conform to the "hurt feelings" crowd and no longer use the ever so famous words I grew up on called Mom and Dad. You can no longer say Mailman. You can no longer say Manhole Cover. - ALL these are to soon be changed in the dictionary.... and is that right ? Hmmmmm.. I'll let you decide. For me - no it is not. The world needs to quit trying to reinvent the wheel, making it square in the process and claiming how much better it is !
    Either way, like the word Stems. The dictionary got the word Export *WRONG*. How embarrassing for them. Maybe more embarrassing for those that buy into it and support it without thinking about it and taking a unique, individual, one of a kind stand instead of moving along with all the cattle.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from emmrecs01 in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    Totally agree. Hence the whole point of this thread and my other postings.
    Also, I dipped out for a sec, but just from a personal terminology side (and I am always right cause I think logically and not emotionally) I still vastly disagree with @R C-R and the others backing the illogical concept of what export vs save as means, should mean in this situation. BUT due to neither side ever having any solid right or wrong thing, this debate could go on forever. Cause this subject is not finite.
    Best way I can describe this from a superior mind like myself is this: As you both pointed out - EXPORT means to travel. Hence also by definition Export is a more serious thing. More is going on. Right ? We can all agree there. I look at the word Export as something more serious than Save As. Because its vibe and energy as the group of letters imply that. Just look at them for a sec. Theoretically the word Export shouldn't even be a thing in these apps - Let me explain.
    If I were to export you from your house, would you be in the same house ? No. Export means to move. Ok ? Very simple.
    Your house is a perfect analogy to a App. NOT a frickin format. Changing format is nothing serious. You can change your format/clothes and still remain in the same house. Format is more related to what you are wearing. This is because nothing really changes except the skin, its the same really. And in the same place, just changed its clothes.
    So EXPORT implies your file needs to TRAVEL somewhere - to another app/house is the only logical thing because file formats do not travel, they are clothes, there is no house/country to change, just clothes... "Save As" (which has less gravitational pull due to having same name as Save in it, so implying a less serious task) should be used to change file type. Since its the same as save really, you just want to change its clothes BUT do not need it to travel anywhere. Its also a less serious task, so the name fits. Save & Save As are almost the same. Save is so common, so Save As should be second most common (which is saving as a different file type - no ?). VERY logical.
    Export now has totally changed letters here. It by far is implying a far more serious task. Something NOT related to Save. Get it ? As it does not have the word Save within it. So it should be used for the least common task and the task that best fits its description of TRAVEL.
    FYI, file format changing is not traveling. Thats ludicrous to even think so. The word in the description says it all = It is "CHANGING" = changing its clothes. Thats it. Very simple. EXPORTING is traveling, and traveling is "MOVING". Our files really do not even need to "move". Just be saved as something else. If you want to use that something else in a new place then fine. But that's a whole other secondary thing, outside of the Affinity app.
    Where you are right is this is how it is. So you are right there. Where you are wrong is trying to defend that and bending it into something that makes sense. Cause it don't. Export = Travel. File Format changing is NOT traveling. That said - really we don't even need the Export function/title. It is dumb and confusing. Everything should be under "Save" and  "Save As" as that could accomplish everything and make sense too. Save As whatever you want, then open in a new app if you want.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from myclay in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    MyClay, thank you so much for this post. Explains a lot and backs up several of my concerns.
    Also confirms with me that I just need to wait. So thanks again for such a greatly informed post.
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks to you, OldBruce and Alfred for being the ones that truly helped on this subject.
    I also sent a detailed letter to Affinity asking for all the advanced professional gamer artist tools and file support. Seen a thread here to about it. So this is a extremely popular asked for thing. Extremely surprised they skipped this when first building this app. So strange.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from emmrecs01 in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    Oh yea I totally get that. I just like Save As better. Its what I am used to. Also a wiki description of something is entirely different that a Webster Merriam definition. As Wiki can take something wrong like a trend of society (which uses words wrong all the time) and describe it. It doesn't mean it is correct. It just means its been adopted to be used as such. There are many new things like that that I hate now-a-days. All technically incorrect usage.
    You are right though, Save As when used how I like it is just literally the same coded function as how Export is now in Affinity. I'm just trying to preach how it should remain Save As. As it not only makes more sense, but is more correct verbally.
    I just always gravitate towards clicking on Save As, cause its what I've been used to. Thats personal I know. lol

    Anyway, this whole thing has ran its course. I was just pointing out that I do not like it. And I am sure many others feel the same way.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Move Along People in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    No, you're misunderstanding. I didn't say you're not editing. I said jpg to jpg. For instance, open/load a jpg, edit some things in affinity then save as a jpg. This should be "Save As". Not export. It's illogical.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    MyClay, thank you so much for this post. Explains a lot and backs up several of my concerns.
    Also confirms with me that I just need to wait. So thanks again for such a greatly informed post.
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks to you, OldBruce and Alfred for being the ones that truly helped on this subject.
    I also sent a detailed letter to Affinity asking for all the advanced professional gamer artist tools and file support. Seen a thread here to about it. So this is a extremely popular asked for thing. Extremely surprised they skipped this when first building this app. So strange.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Alfred in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    MyClay, thank you so much for this post. Explains a lot and backs up several of my concerns.
    Also confirms with me that I just need to wait. So thanks again for such a greatly informed post.
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks to you, OldBruce and Alfred for being the ones that truly helped on this subject.
    I also sent a detailed letter to Affinity asking for all the advanced professional gamer artist tools and file support. Seen a thread here to about it. So this is a extremely popular asked for thing. Extremely surprised they skipped this when first building this app. So strange.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Move Along People in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    Thanks again brother !
    Yes I actually already own Nvidia's Texture Tools Exporter. Its cool. I played around with it. So my thing was less about the fact that I can not do these functions, but more that I'd like Affinity to have it built in (like others have). So I am accomplishing these tasks elsewhere.
    I find myself gravitating towards how Paint.net does the mipmapping and BC1-7 saving. BUT imo it kinda lacks in editing. Especially the alphas. Paint.net is surprisingly good though for free. Gimp on the other hand is much better at editing and functionality and alpha editing, but lacks completely in saving it. LOL
    Photoshop is obviously king, but I don't do subscriptions. So they lost my business. But simply put, any company making a photo editing software just needs to mimic PS abilities and layout and functionality to a tee and the world would be happy.
    On a personalized complaining note , lol - I feel having only a "export" option as saving is just not only ridiculous, but confusing and makes no sense. "Save" and Save As" is world industry standard for decades and should remain as such. "Export" means when you want to export something to another program. And for the most part is rarely used compared to Save and Save As.
    It always baffles me how some companies like to reinvent a wheel and then make it not round. There are some things you just don't change or try to change cause they don't need changing. And "Save As" is one of those things. But ok, lets say you wanna reinvent the wheel, I get, ok, I'd be for it IF and only if you improved it.
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    InfaRed got a reaction from emmrecs01 in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    It advertises as the Photoshop Replacer. I shouldn't have to demo it. Also I would have bought it anyway for other stuff.
    Don't see how that response helps though. No questions were answered as to whether I am missing the features somewhere or not or maybe plugins avail for Affinity that do as I ask ?
    Also, my post should be taken seriously if Affinity wants to grow, cause everything I mentioned is seriously getting popular thanks to millions of people getting into game modding now. Affinity would benefit from it.
    Plus, Affinity should just literally do everything Photoshop does. This is a no brainer IMO. Then Serif will be topping Forbes Magazine all thanks to my advice.
    Ohh, side note, after fiddling around some more, I also found Affinity to lack in how it handles Alpha Channels. Lots of improvement there to be more user friendly. Ability to load transparency as a alpha channel from the file itself upon opening is a must.
    Either case, seriously, does Affinity do this or not ?
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    InfaRed got a reaction from Move Along People in .dds, mip map, normal map, BC7, etc.. Support ?   
    It advertises as the Photoshop Replacer. I shouldn't have to demo it. Also I would have bought it anyway for other stuff.
    Don't see how that response helps though. No questions were answered as to whether I am missing the features somewhere or not or maybe plugins avail for Affinity that do as I ask ?
    Also, my post should be taken seriously if Affinity wants to grow, cause everything I mentioned is seriously getting popular thanks to millions of people getting into game modding now. Affinity would benefit from it.
    Plus, Affinity should just literally do everything Photoshop does. This is a no brainer IMO. Then Serif will be topping Forbes Magazine all thanks to my advice.
    Ohh, side note, after fiddling around some more, I also found Affinity to lack in how it handles Alpha Channels. Lots of improvement there to be more user friendly. Ability to load transparency as a alpha channel from the file itself upon opening is a must.
    Either case, seriously, does Affinity do this or not ?
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