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  1. The macro you supplied does not work for me but I can create a new one that does Can you try the one attached and see if that works on your system 2cm margins.afmacro
  2. Using select sampled colour, it's working fine for me but it's incredibly easy to select all the white area but it looks like the red area is selected If you do this then you will get exactly what you have described with no visible red overlay To be honest if I wanted to select just the red in this photo, I would use select sampled colour to select the white area then use Select > Invert Pixel Selection which will then just select the red. If I do this then I get the red overlay when I do the Refine. If you are still having trouble uploading a video may help understand what is going on but for me it works correctly
  3. Follow the 7 instructions in step 6 of this post, restart Designer and recheck the colours https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/91411-100-red-in-document-and-color-picker-looks-orange/&do=findComment&comment=485651
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    Where do I find INSPIRATION

    Stick some of these on lampposts in your local area and in some gardening centres.
  5. After a bit of research it looks like the Refine button was added to the Flood Select Tool in January this year on MACS but not on Windows. Also, you can access the Refine screen by using Layer > Refine Edges (CTRL+ALT+R)
  6. On Windows, I have an X on any undocked (floating) panel which I can use to close that patricular studio panel, I can also just minimise a floating panel by clicking on that panel's name, not sure if MACs are different
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    merging

    In addition to what has already been said, flattening a document "can" result in a smaller file size for the document which can be a factor if you want to keep a lot of your documents but minimise the disk space used. You will lose the ability to access previous layers and masks etc but you can of course create new ones.
  8. The Flood Selection Tool does not have a Refine button (on Windows at least) Though you can invoke it by switching to any of the other selection tools that do have it, after using the Flood Selection Tool
  9. The Selection Brush Tool will do a better job on this task, use the Selection Brush Tool to make a selection of the bird and branch (It's a relatively easy selection as the background pixels are out-of-focus) Refine the selection via the Refine button then set Output to new layer and click apply. This will then give you the transparent background you want You can then add a new background at the bottom of the Layer's stack comprising of whatever you want.
  10. Hold the spacebar down when using the arrows
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    Jagged line

    Just run the spell checker and add the "misspelled" words into the dictionary That way if, in the future, you ever accidentally misspell your email or website address you will see the red lines again and be immediately notified of your mistake
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    Flipping!

    There are no default keyboard shortcuts for them but you can always assign your own
  13. Using Absolute Size mode, set the width to 500, DPI to 96 and height to, say, 300., 1. To adjust the width area of the crop you want, use your mouse to adjust the nodes of the crop on screen (The width will always remain at 500 as required) 2. To adjust the height area of the crop, put your cursor in the height box in the context tool bar (which we set to 300 initially) and use the arrow keys to change the value until you get the crop height size you want. (Note: Shift + Arrow keys will increase the increments by a factor of 10) 3. You can fine tune the crop by repeating steps 1 & 2 above It's not as simple as Photoshop but the end result is the same and you get a 500px width image at 96DPI with a variable height
  14. The Pages panel can give a nice expanded view of all your pages. Useful for a quick check for incomplete pages or missing images etc.
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