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  1. Hello Koyander and welcome🙂 The thumbnail image is there for layer 'Old wire Red', but as it’s just a single thin dotted line it’s always going to be problematic to display it the thumbnail space available. Effectively 50% of that line is composed of the spaces between the dots! So even if you have a light thumbnail background it’s still hard to see. I see you are using Designer v1 so I would just say here that in the v1 Affinity apps there is a known intermittent problem with the apps sometimes, and I stress only sometimes, temporarily failing to generate any layer thumbnails (though I don't think that is the case here). But when that happens they do come back, eventually. A bug that so far I have yet to see in the v2 apps.
  2. Are you saying that you have no backups of your system? If so then I don't see a way to get back that file as it was before the crash? But if you do have system backups then so long as the backup file you have was made before the crash it should work. As you are replacing the file manually what app or utility made the backup file shouldn’t matter, what’s important is that it is a copy of the required file from before the crash. I only mentioned Time Machine as it is inbuilt to Macs and easy to use!
  3. If it were me I would close all running Affinity apps and then restore the last up to date assets.propcol file from before the crash via Time Machine. Path (if purchased directly from Serif. Don't know if it's the same path for Mac App Store purchases?): /Users/your name here/Library/Group Containers/6LVTQB9699.com.seriflabs/v2/user/assets.propcol As backups are made hourly it may not have everything you added but it is the quickest way to get stuff back.
  4. Thanks for the clarification there🙂 Have you tried Dan C’s suggestion of doing a ctrl startup of AP (by holding down the control key as if starts) to reset it to it’s original default state? This will bring up a window that will allow you to reset everything within the app or just selected areas and items.
  5. Is the video actually showing this behavior? I confess I'm a little confused by it... I don’t see the head size gong above 370 nor dose the app appear to freeze at any point? What I think I’m seeing in your recording is the Clone brush appears not to be doing anything? Is this another problem that you’re having? Re-watching the recording and I can’t see the small cross-hair that normally indicates that a cloning source has been selected, which might explain why nothing is happening? Though if that were the case I would have expected to see the assistant window open warning you of this?
  6. This is all I see in v2 after a right click on the Dock icon before launching an Affinity app in v2. And clicking 'Show Recents' just brings up a message saying ‘No Available Windows’.
  7. Yes, there are v2 cheet-sheets! Go to the official Learning page for each of the new v2 apps and you will find them at or near the bottom of each page. I don’t know if the sheets come in different languages but here are links to those available in the UK. Desktop Apps; Designer 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/designer/desktop/ Photo 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/photo/desktop/ Publisher 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/publisher/desktop/ iPad Apps; Designer 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/designer/ipad/ Photo 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/photo/ipad/ Publisher 2: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/publisher/ipad/
  8. I can’t but help feel this is going to be something specific about your system causing this and I confess I’m struggling to think what it might be! Can you confirm that you are on macOS Catalina and not, as you may have mistakenly said earlier, macOS 12.2.2? I’m still on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and not seeing this so I’m not convinced it’s the specific OS that is the problem. As v_kyr suggested have you tried disabling Metal and switching to OpenGL in AP’s Preferences? Possibly a long shot this but I might also try disconnecting two of your monitors just to see if it makes a difference only having one connected.
  9. Hum... that's very odd? Works every time here🤔 But if your other method gets you to where you want to be then all is good, go with that😎
  10. Would the following work for you in APhoto; 1: Add a new pixel layer above the target layer and fill with pure white. 2: Set this layer’s blend mode to Multiply. 3: With the white layer selected go to Filters > Noise > Add Noise… and adjust to taste.
  11. Thanks for the extra info, the more the better! Unfortunately I’m not seeing this behaviour on my system at all. Nor ever have thankfully. Dose it happen when using any tool that has a head size that can be set? Or is it when using any painting brush, a specific brush setting or a specific brush preset? Your on macOS 12.2.2 I see but what hardware specks do you have and what imput devise are you using? And in AP what Performance setting do you have? Are you able to post a recording, showing the whole UI, of what happens when trying to use a brush or tool larger the 400px?
  12. @AshikaAlthough Separate mode has gone on Macs you can still see/work on multiple open documents side by side by going to; Window > Float View to Window. To get back to Tabs afterwards use; Window > Merge All Windows.
  13. If, like me, reproducing the horses as a photo-realistic vector work is outside you skill set then maybe just masking out and replacing the original background might help improve the image…?
  14. Two things you might be able to try to avoid loosing your work; 1: If you create a new document of the required size can you Copy & Paste the content of this document into the new one and Save it? And dose this new document then behave properly? 2: Can you save your edits/changes to to this “faulty” document by creating a new one using Save As… instead of Save? And again, dose this new document then behave properly for you?
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