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gumbo23

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  1. I managed to get it working, but it just makes it look like I have a skin condition. Is there a better way to light the right side of the image, or do I just need to get better at using dodge?
  2. I have the dodge brush selected, and am trying to use it to lighten part of an image, but nothing is happening. Where might I be going wrong? I'm attaching an image of the work area. Thanks
  3. I think this circles back to my initial question. How do I adjust the text frames so that they are equal in distance from the center? Changing the master page margins still makes no difference to the layout of the text frames. They only shift if I do so manually.
  4. Thanks Thomaso. I will go through these points and see if I can follow your guidance.
  5. Sub question: what is the fastest way to delete large numbers of pages?
  6. Having tried this, the actual layout does not change, even when reapplying the master to specific pages to check. Where am I going wrong?
  7. I'm looking at a proof of my new book and I'd really like to increase the gutter by a small amount. What is the best way to do this? I've tried just nudging the text boxes out on the master page, but my nerve is failing me - I'm not getting the info I need that assures me that the gutter is increasing by the same amount on both sides of the spread. All I can see is the x axis is changing. In Word it is simple, so I'm hoping there is a gutter control option somewhere.
  8. I'm not sure how to get this to work. I can't seem to select the rectangle I want to apply the brush to. The assistant adds mask layers, but I don't know how to work with them. The brush just does nothing to anything/everything.
  9. I need to make a banner with sort of frayed edges - what might be a good approach for doing this?
  10. I would like to add my voice to those calling for a word count feature. Once my books are laid out I will still spend time on them, and my even add or delete sections. So there is always a need to generate fresh word counts. Working with other people, especially when quoting for audiobook production, makes it essential to have an accurate word count. Please add this feature.
  11. How would they not be over the canvas? They are top when I drag them out, but then they disappear when I release the mouse.
  12. I should have marked this as being in Photo. I've tried dragging out rulers but they vanish. Now sure how to get them to stick and help me out in the way I require.
  13. I am creating a book cover, and trying to line up elements against the template in the background, and get some thing central within the margins etc. Is there a way to set ad hoc marks, and then have selected elements measured against them? Ideally I would be able to also center them with one click. I've added a little screenshot for illustration. Thanks
  14. I've followed this tutorial - https://scriptverse.academy/tutorials/affinity-designer-crop-image-into-circle.html And it's fine. But I would like add an outline to the ellipse shape I've created. I've tried a few things without success. How is this done?
  15. I don't usually set up the TOC until the very end, but as a workaround - and hopefully stopgap - it's a good suggestion
  16. I found that just dialing back the baseline spacing fixed the problem. Thanks for your help Joachim!
  17. Yes, it is aligned to the baseline. I attach the file so far, so you can have a proper look. Thanks for your assistance with this. All I wish to do is to slightly close up the leading, to give myself a few more words per page. Wisdom build 1.afpub
  18. I'm not sure if this answers your question - I haven't worked with leading override before.
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