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  1. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Thank you for the tip and I had a brief look at it and will see if it might be useful.
  2. When I used Photoshop Elements, there was an option to convert greyscale (or colour) to lineart which was quite useful. It seems like there is no such thing in Affinity Photo, am I right? I am not thinking of any tricks turning an image into something like a pen drawing, but just converting a scanned image (like a pen drawing) from greyscale into lineart or pure black and white.
  3. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Yes, but not PE 10 which I had and I’m not giving Adobe more money
  4. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    The problem with that is that it no longer works with macOS Catalina, since it’s 32-bit.
  5. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Thanks for the suggestions and I’ll try out Unsharp mask. Perhaps it’ll do it with a little tweaking. As for off topic: I like that - but I think Singö is in Sweden. Anyway, it’s in the same corner of the world, at least:) But I think the landscape out here differs a bit, but I can recommend it I’m rather new to the place, though.
  6. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Thanks for the suggestions and I’ll try out Unsharp mask. Perhaps it’ll do it with a little tweaking. As for off topic: I like that - but I think Singö is in Sweden. Anyway, it’s in the same corner of the world, at least:) But I think the landscape out here differs a bit, but I can recommend it I’m rather new to the place, though.
  7. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    These are the kind of images I’m dealing with. I scan them in as jpegs and grayscale. I merge them in Affinity Photo and need to remove whatever grey there might be. A quick way to do that is to convert it to lineart when they are merged. Other solutions are possible but that feature was the easiest and quickest way.
  8. When I used Photoshop Elements, there was an option to convert an image from Greyscale (or a colour profile) to Lineart, which I found very handy. It was a simple way to reduce the file size and keep it purely black and white. One can gp for that with most scanners, I think. It might be called Text then, but it is the same principle, but then it would only be saved as tiff and perhaps png, not jpeg. Maybe it would be the case also if one could do it in Affinity Photo, but anyway, I found it handy, especially if the drawing I scanned in as greyscale had some shadows or smudges in it. Adjustment filters can be used it, but it is not as easy and effective as that option.
  9. Wilfred Hildonen

    Conversion to lineart

    Thanks a lot. Yes, that was to the point and although I haven’t read the entire thread you linked to, it was a lot of useful information there.
  10. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    No, not really. It’s a bit difficult to explain but when I draw on paper and scan it in, especially if it’s larger than A4 and I need to scan it in two parts, merging them in affinity photo, sometimes I get some shadows or smudges and an easy way to remove them, would be to convert to lineart. I can do it by using select tool and delete, or even adjustment filters, but that option was a quick way to resolve it.
  11. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Thanks for the tip but it’s still not exactly what I’m after.
  12. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Yes, but i don’t have Photoshop CS6. I had Elements 10 but as of Catalina 32-bits applications are no longer supported. GIMP is of course a solution but it’s not that important to me in my current workflow and using yet another programme just adds to the confusion:) But let’s hope Serif will add it and also the tracing feature, although that’s another story. After all, we’re still on v.1 and where was photoshop then? Thanks for the suggestions anyway. Appreciated.
  13. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Yes, I have seen that, but this isn't a trace feature. It is a simple conversion from greyscale to lineart.
  14. Wilfred Hildonen

    Greyscale to lineart

    Yes, I know about that, but it isn't what I am after. First of all, a pure line art image would reduce the file size, but it would also be an easy way to keep it purely black and white without losing details. But I guess there is no such option in Affinity Photo. Neither in Designer, I think. Perhaps I should post it as a suggestion then?
  15. There have been similar posts earlier, but as it seems like nothing much has happened, perhaps the topic needs a push? Anyway, it seems to be two general kind of illustrators when regard to having strokes and lines scaling with objects; the first kind is the methodical one, who prefers to build up the drawing first and adding brushes afterwards, which I guess is a natural technique developed from the early days of vector based illustration. Then you have illustrators like me, who are newer to the game and who finally learn vector through programmes like Affinity Designer on an iPad, using Pencil. It’s fast and smooth and intuitive and you can easily swap between vector and raster. That makes it very easy to draw almost like you would draw on paper. You thrown down a quick sketch in raster and continue in vector, adding quick brush strokes, varying the brushes etc. Finally, you add colours and might do some shading in raster as well. But then we have the problem with scaling with objects. For the first kind of illustrator it’s preferable that this is not on by default. For the second kind, it would be great if one could have it on by default. I think that vector illustration has developed a lot since the beginning and is still developing, thanks to the development of software and hardware. Therefore I think lots of people would have welcomed such an option in the preferences. It would have been enormously time saving.
  16. Wilfred Hildonen

    Moving objects in Affinity Designer for iPad

    I think I’d go for your first option. Clean and simple. If need be add another tool which can do more, but when I need to move something around, it’s just that I want to do and nothing else.
  17. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    I think I might have understood what happened. After I had painted the shapes in pixel persona, I erased some parts of it with the eraser, and I guess this caused the clipping mask to “leak” if I can put it that way. Should probably have tried to use the cut- or divide-functions, but it isn’t always convenient. But perhaps I should merge or rasterise the shape with it’s clipping layer first, before using the eraser on parts of it, if need be? Or use an ordinary masking layer in order to paint away instead of erasing?
  18. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    It’s a bit complicated to explain, but I’m going back and forth between vector and pixel personae to create my illustrations. I create a shape in vector and then I go to pixel to paint on it and it works as a clipping mask, without me having to add one. Then, after having created lots of vector shapes and painting on them in pixel persona, I export it to a jpeg. But sometimes the result is that some of the painted areas no longer appear within the clipped mask, but everything becomes visible. But what is odd is that doesn’t happen with all the shapes, just some of them. But I don’t see any pattern to it, so perhaps someone have an idea as to why this happens and perhaps a way to avoid it. I fixed the actual illustration up by using the eraser, so I don’t have an example to show you. Got a deadline to keep.
  19. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    No, I’m sorry - but I have to make another illustration tomorrow using the same technique, so if it happens again, I’ll come back to you.
  20. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    I checked out the file I uploaded but it doesn’t have all the parts anymore. To try to resolve it I did a lot of rasterising and merging and although I couldn’t see it being merged when the document was open in AD it seems like it has been merged now. The problematic parts were the two parts of the chain and they are completely merged now, so you cannot get the result I did.
  21. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    Well, as I said I fixed it up by using the eraser so I don’t know if you will get anything out of it now, but here it is. debatteckning .03-2019.afdesign
  22. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    I wanted to expand the stroke made from some imported brushes, but it doesn’t expand. When I try some of the pens which came with the app, it works. And I’m in the Vector Persona all the time. So how do I know which pens work expanding or not?
  23. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    OK, but I guess the fuzzy ones have raster layers
  24. Wilfred Hildonen

    Lost work after reinstall

    Hello! Affinity Designer began to run slow on my iPad Pro first generation, so I thought I'd better delete and reinstall the app. I took care to save the work I had in there, but I cannot find all of it now, just one of them. So what happened to the other work I had in there? It said that it saved but obviously it did not. Any ideas?
  25. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    Thanks, Gabe, that clarifies a lot, but is there a way seeing which are which, other than going into the details of each brush? I guess most special effects brushes do have a raster layer.
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