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  1. If I understand your request in the first video correctly, then I can recommend tutorials of the forum user @Mensch Mesch, which he offers on his Youtube channel: I also have bookmarked this tutorial: I hope this is of any help for you.
  2. Regarding DNS: I have made the experience that DNS can actually influence individual services or websites while everything else is running smoothly. A few years ago, for example, downloads from the Mac App Store didn't work at all with the standard DNS of my Internet provider, while everything else worked without problems. When I switched the router to a different DNS service, the App Store downloads worked fine again. Hence my consideration about DNS. Another consideration, which has already been mentioned, I also suggest: empty the cache via the Developer menu in Safari and additionally select "Disable extensions" in the same menu. Then quit Safari and restart it. Does this make a difference?
  3. I do not know how your network is structured but I want to give some hints how it is with me. If some internet pages load very slowly or i have other performance problems, e. g. with downloads, I also perform the various measures already mentioned, such as emptying the browser cache, restarting the computer, etc. Another thing to consider is your router, because you write that not only on Mac is affected, but all your devices with Safari. Is the latest firmware installed on the router? Did you restart the router? Sometimes it helps to restart the entire network, which means turning off all devices that are connected to the network. Then disconnect the router from the power supply and leave this state for some time. Then restart the router and then restart all other network devices. Another possibility I always try, and which has been successful in several cases, was to change the DNS entry in the router. Somewhere in the router's settings there should be the possibility to enter a DNS serveradress. Normally the DNS serveradress of the internet provider is automatically stored there, but it should be possible to overwrite it. Please try to enter the DNS from this page: https://1.1.1.1/dns/ (scroll down here to "Set up on Mac" and then click on the sybol for router on the far right, then the information for the entries in the router are shown). Changing the DNS would be worth a try anyway.
  4. I also would recommend to do so as @R C-R described. As additional step you could start in safe mode which clears up some caches. How to use safe mode is described here. If safe mode doesn't help, it also may help to clear the icon services cache of mac OS. Some time ago I had a similar problem and got mac OS back to work with a paid tool called TinkerTool System. Here is the site of the manual, which describes what it means to clear icon caches. Please scroll down to the section "Icon Caches".
  5. @staples23 I have the same problem. Which way did you find to sove this online?
  6. Hi @Mensch Mesch thank you very much for your kind work with this example. It is very helpful for me. I will use this approach for my next presentation, where I want to show some tear outs of documents. Best, Matthias
  7. In Export Persona click onto the small triangle beside the slice. For file format choose JPEG. In the upper tab export options click onto the field beside background color and hoose black color. Do this for every slice. Does this work in the way you want?
  8. My workflow for resizing images with Affinity Photo in most cases goes with the export. First I load the image with full size and quality in Affinity Photo. Then I do my modifications and edits in the image. At the end I export the image where I can enter the desired image format (e. g. jpeg) and the desired pixel size in the export dialog. In this dialog I also can adjust the file size by entering the quality percentage of the jpeg. And I also can find the best In addition, I can set the best compromise between quality and file size of the resulting image. On this way, the meta data is preserved (if I don't uncheck to embed meta data in the "More" panel). In the attched screen capture the original size is outlined yellow and the desired size in export dialog has a green outline. The 2nd screen capture shows that the meta data is kept in the resulting file. My experience is that for quality reasons resizing of the image should be the last step of an editing process. I only use the resize dialog if I want to change the dpi resolution of the image. In old Photoshop times I also first resized the image and then made my edits and the stored this image. In Affinity Photo I learned the described workflow woking best for my needs and results in little quality loss.
  9. Jakerlund, thank you very much for your solution, which is very usable for me. Unfortunately I was extremely busy during the last days so I hadn't enough time to reproduce your solution, so I suppose that I have some additional questions about this. Please allow another question: I need an effect like this one: http://us.123rf.com/450wm/skymax/skymax1208/skymax120800008/14930772-2013-calendar-januar-bunten-papierfetzen-vektor-illustration.jpg I have a document which I scanned with my flat bed scanner and want to focus my audience to a specific area of the document. So I would like to "rip off" this specific area with an effect looking like the linked picture. Do you know an approach how to produce such an effect? Thank you very much in advance.
  10. For a presentation I would like to create the effect of torn paper for highlighting a detail of a piece of paper. For example, there is an aricle in a newspaper and I want to place a ripped piece of the newspaper in my presentation with the torn paper effect. Unfortunately I was unable to find an approach, how I can make this in Affinity Photo. That is why I am asking for help here. I would be very thankful if someone could explain steps how I can create the effect of torn paper with Affinity Photo. Thank you very much in advance.
  11. MEB thank you very much for your answer. I re-created your workaround step by step and received exactly the wished result. That's great! And the mentioned advantage that I can resize either the shape and the picture inside or each other is much more better than my primal approach. Using a vector shape as clipping mask is so much more elegant. Thank you for that.
  12. I kindly ask for help in the follwoing matter, I don't get the desired result. For my work I create presentations and job aids and therefore I create screen shots with magnifying glass effect on areas that I wish to highlight, similar to the effect in the preview app. To achieve this I create a circle selection around the highlighting area on the first layer and with CMD+J I create a new layer. This new layer then contains the selected detail. Then I enlarge this detail picture slightly by a transformation. At last I add the Outline effect and an outer shadow. My problem is that the outline is very frayed, fuzzy and unbeautiful. When I do the same in Photoshop, however, it is sharp and clear. In Affinity Photo I tried to get better results with "Smooth" and "Refine Edges", but with no success. I added 2 example pictures to show the difference. Both are based on the same picture, a screen shot made on a Windows PC and stored as *.bmp file. Because I dislike abonnement software, and like very much Affinity Photo, I want to go away from Photoshop as soon as possible and therefore I kindly ask for help to get the same result in Affinity Photo as I get in Photoshop. Thank You very much in advance.
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