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  1. I would also like the Resource Manager to be a panel. Lacking that, I would like to be able to right click on the image, or on thee image in the layers panel to to Open Resource Manger. That would be cool. Right Click the placed image and the Resource Manager opens with that item selected.
  2. As someone who more or less has lived in InDesign for the last decade, and used Quark Express before that, I find these Tutorials VERY helpful in learning how to use the program. As others have said, this is beta, and thus not for learning desktop publishing, but for putting the program through it's paces and finding bugs and making feature improvements. These are very good tutorials for figuring out how to work with the elements, but they're not trying to teach you the fundamentals of desktop publishing. If you want to learn about Master Pages and Text Styles, there are lots of tutorials out there. After grasping the concept, you'll see that this video just shows you how to work with them in AP, which is basically the same way they work in ID, so you won't really be lost.
  3. I'll second that. I'd expect to be able to right click the Page icon in Pages Studio and select Override All Master Items. An improvement over that would be to be able to override some specific Master page items instead of all of them. I suppose that would require making some way to select a Master item on a page it's applied to. Normally of course you can't select it.
  4. Sonofwitz

    HUGE file sizes

    probably somewhere in between Mac_Heibu and Robinp's answers. The preview proxy files are stored in the document. Those add up. It won't be as big as embedded documents in any case. What Mac_Heibu said is true in a specific way. If you have a 300ppi image that Publisher or inDesign is scaling down, then the EFFECTIVE RESOLUTION of that image increases. So if it's at 50% it is now 600 ppi in effective resolution. What Mac_Heibu is saying is that if you have that image resized by 50% prior to placing it in Publisher, then when you place it at 100% you will have that same image size output with an Effective Resolution of 300% not 600%. What I do with oversized images, usually is to work with them at their effective resolution throughout the layout process. Then upon packaging and preparing for output, I edit the placed files and reduce and sharpen them in an image editor so they end up at 100% 300ppi. This works very well if you remember to package the links. Then the edit you make to the linked file is on a copy not your masters.
  5. Third. This is essential for some graphic work including classic comic book workflow
  6. Hi, All week, since AP came out of beta and into the Mac App store, I've been seeing how many of my normal Photoshop maneuvers I can accomplish in AP instead. So far I've been able to do what I needed. (I know there are plenty where I will still need PS for though, but that's not a bummer, just room to grow.) One thing I have to do A LOT is take a photo of a framed artwork and crop it to the exact edge of the frame. As you can imagine there is often a bit of warping / distortion that needs to be adjusted. Often I have to do a Transform>Distort where I am making a one or two pixel width distortion, and in Photoshop I can View > Hide Extras to temporarily hide the selection edges and the transform box edge highlights. This allows me to make those very minute adjustments without the transform box edge overlays obscuring what I'm trying to discern. So far I have not figured out how to do this in Affinity Photo. At best, the transform box edges disappear when panning the zoomed in document view, but this requires a lot of funky moves and memory based estimations, rather than the very exact method described above. So all of that is a lengthy way of saying: Can you make a Hide Extras feature similar to Photoshop? And I just want to say I've been waiting for a true PS competitor for a long time and AP seems to be the thing. I just recently uncoupled my comic book project from a monthly subscription into purchased software. Thank you very much.
  7. It's too soon to hope an iPad app will have the full power and features of Affinity. Even Adobe hasn't figured that out. CC has some nice interoperability. Anyone using an ipad for portions of their work should learn to break the job out into parts. I'm just getting into Affinty Photo & Designer (SO AWESOME) but I've been interoperating between Photoshop and Procreate (ipad). sometimes you have to export a layer (or a slice) for working on in another app and then bring it back in. Registration is key of course. Anyway, the point is, there are almost always ways to use some modular workflows when working between platforms.
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