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  1. @staples23 I have the same problem. Which way did you find to sove this online?
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. Kaffeepause

    Resizing Images

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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