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Pedro Antonio

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  1. That works if you have a smart keyboard....I’m able to nudge with a tap in ProCreate and PS Touch. Please add ghosted 4-directional screen arrows ( so they don't block workspace canvas) or similar buttons in Transform Studio for next update–I use this feature for BOTH objects and selections all the time... VERY helpful, especially on a keyboard-less iPad. UPDATE - Just realized post refers to Designer...important for BOTH Affinity iPad apps–Photo as well. And SO wish forums had separate Photo and Designer sections...searching for answers very frustrating when Designer comes up in response to a search regarding Photo app!
  2. I'm transitioning from Photoshop PS Touch for IPad to Affinity Photo for iPad. Given that each app has it's own approach to their interface and functionality, there are general photo editing functions necessary for accurate sizing and placement. I've reviewed all the Affinity Photo tutorials relative to basic editing and compositing tasks and have not been able to find: Is there a 4-directional "nudge" tool to move a selected object a pixel at a time in any direction? I use this ALOT in PS Touch for aligning layers by lowering the opacity for my top layer and then aligning them so that they match exactly. Thank you., Pedro Antonio
  3. Can someone please divide questions and posts for your Photo and Designer iPad apps into seperate forums? Its very frustrating slogging through topic headings that either cover Designer or Photo when I'm searching ONLY for those relevant to the app I need help with. PLUS a lot of the headers don't mention the app being asked about.
  4. Can anyone help me in outlining ways to replicate my workflow and results when using PS Touch in Affinity Photo for iPad? I'd really love to upgrade my iPad to take advantage of iOS 13 for iPad's new OS. Thanks so much.
  5. Now that I've tried working in AP for iPad, I've fallen in love with a number of its really great features...and figured out from my above posted list, how to: Create a layer from a selection (somewhat laborious); Save a project to my Photos app, which requires having it open and active (again, restricts my workflow in being unable to simultaenously save or remove multiple AP files from the AP gallery); Merge layers and related options (also somewhat laborious), Here's what I have yet to replicate from PS Touch that constitute a number of my frequent editing tasks: Saving work — MAJOR issue...if I've been working on a previously saved file for awhile in AP and decided the results have not achieved my intentions. I haven't been able to find a way in AP to disable the auto-save function, so I have to go into History, find where I started the session, select that History stage and perform another action in order to delete any changes I've made for this session. If I've opened a photo from my Photos and decided not to do anything with it, I have to delete it from AP's gallery—again, a time waster if I simply had the option to NOT SAVE or deactivate the auto-save function. — Though PS Touch offers no masks and a limit of 20 undos, it also has a very simple approach to leaving your current project when selecting the top menu left arrow: Save; Save a Copy; DON'T SAVE. Add/subtract from a selection — I find it very frustrating drawing a marquee within or passing over an existing selection to add to or subtract to it...and find my selection being moved instead. I have to start from off the selection (or off the entire canvas!) to do this, which doesn't always yield the intended result. — In PS Touch, I simply draw over an active selection and my area's added to or subtracted from. Its Clear and Extract functions offer instant removal of alternately either a selection or the unselected area. Deselect a selection — Also annoying is having to return to Selections Persona to deselect any selection, which really slows down my workflow. I've also found little to no use for AP's Selection as Layer option, who's functions remains a mystery to me. — In PS Touch, I simply tap anywhere either outside the selection or off the canvas in any tool to deselect...regardless of the tool that's currently being used. In fact, most menu functions are available regardless of the tool I'm using. And creating a layer from my selection is achieved with one menu tap...voila! Skewing a layer or selection — Again, can't find how to manipulate a selected (not selectioned) item using the move selection to change its perspective. — One major advantage PS Touch has is in the quantity of numerical entry features throughout. It offer's directional nudge tools and a numeric entry dialog for repositioning, rotating, reflecting or skewing items—as well as with marquee selections—all presented after selecting an item And though it doesn't offer the individual handle controls of the desktop app, it does have a warp mesh tool, which does a decent job. Making a selection through Replace Color — I'm struggling to find a way to replace a selected color with zero transparency. — In PS Touch the Replace Color feature offers Threshold options to remove a color by replacing it with transparency, which is often a great fast alternative to making a selection of an area in order to clear it. Match Color — I can't seem to affect changing a Placed layer's tonal colors to match my primary background. — PS Touch has a rudimentary function that shadows the superior PS desktop function, but manages to achieve some great results at times. Granted that AF offers a plethora of features missing in PS Touch: Masks; Editable tonal, adjustment and fx layers; History and 3-digit multiple undos; Guides and grids; Inpainting object removal...the comparative list dwarfs PS Touch's many limitations. Yet—and I know any app is experienced as being easy to use after having become very familiar with the way it functions and achieves desired objectives—I find my workflow and intended tasks in PS Touch are far faster and more results-yielding (allowing, of course, for my ignorance in how to achieve the same objectives in AF). Sometimes simple is...faster. And though I may have been focusing on specific tasks here, one needs to have worked for awhile in PS Touch to really experience the comparative points I've outlined. But then again—continuing to use PS Touch comes at a imposing cost in that it leaves my iPad stuck in iOS 10's twilight zone and prevents me from upgrading it to iOS 13. Aaaahhhh...if I could only have that same speed, comfort and satisfaction of workflow and results in Affinity iPad...yes? All my best, Pedro Antonio
  6. I want to start being comfortable switching over from PS Touch to Affinity Photo for iPad (stuck using AP v. 1.6.5 in iOS 10 on my iPad Pro, as PST is not supported using subsequent iOS versions). Although your tutorials are somewhat helpful, I find AP for iPad's approach to my usual workflow often makes my attempts to do the edits I can achieve effortlessly in PST very frustrating for me using your app. I understand Affinity is not Adobe—your iPad version has features, options, and capabilities that render PS Touch into a dumbed-down, perfunctory photo editing app at best, though there's a lot to be said for simple when it still competently handles a majority of day-to-day editing tasks. I'm surprised, however that, for those millions of Photoshop users, there aren't tutorials skewed specifically towards taking an array of the most common Photoshop/PS Touch functions and replicating them in AP for iPad to make it far less daunting and more welcoming. Things like: Selections using AP's version of the Polygon and Magic Wand tool Removing selected areas or extracting selections within a layer Adding to or subtracting from exiting selections using AP's version of the various Selection Marquee and Magic Wand tools Saving photos back to the iPad's Photo app Using AP's version of PST's Mesh Tool Achieving similar results in AP to using PST's Fade (mask) feature How to achieve PST's Stroke and Fill functions in AP Achieving PST's Transform and Transform Selection features in AP Achieving the Merging, Merging Down and Flattening Layers into a single layer options in AP Achieving PST's Match Colors between layers feature to simulate a common, more naturally blended look between imported photos and/or selections in AP I really WANT to start regularly using Affinity Photo for iPad and taking advantage of all its advanced features so I can update my iPad Pro to iOS 13 for iPad....and then update my Affinity Photo for iPad to 1.7.3. Please help...thanks. All my best, Peter Donoso
  7. ...rather than have to first rasterize (convert to pixel) layer before being allowed to copy selection to new layer.
  8. Thanks for your speedy response...I initially viewed all the Affinity Photo video tutorials and then tried looking for an answer to this issue by first searching HELP, which just kept spinning and came up with no info, and then throughout the Forums...both with no luck. So when first loading in a file, Affinity Photo seems to treat it as the equivalent of Adobe's "smart object." However, whereas Photoshop allows you to freely copy a selection from a smart object and paste it into a new layer without having to first rasterize it, AP requires that you must rasterize the graphic in order to enable selection copying.....not ideal. Is there a polygonal lasso tool in AP? Do the Infinity apps (I also bought Affinity Designer) have PDF manuals? I would strongly suggest creating future demo videos that walk users through multiple steps in completing a number of typical graphic design projects—ones which allow for illustrating how the most commonly utilized actions are accomplished using your apps. I feel this would be a far better way of showing how to adjust to working in Affinity's way of accomplishing things (as your interfaces and tools do vary from what most Adobe converts are use to) rather than just focusing on one particular feature of an app by itself.
  9. I've been a pretty sophisticated Photoshop user for ages and was happy to see most of the familiar functions, tasks and key commands I've been familiar with using all these years are mirrored in Affinity Photo. I was, however, baffled by one of the most basic functions in any photo editing app, namely making a selection and then copying and pasting it to a new layer. No matter how I've tried numerous ways of accomplishing this after first selecting a layer, creating a selection, alternately using either Cmd+C or the Edit Menu to copy it and then: 1) Creating a new layer, making it the active layer and using Cmd+V 2) Simply pressing Cmd+V with the current layer selected 3) Holding down the Option key and dragging the selected area... The ONLY result that consistently shows up being affected is the actual selection itself—NOT the content! Am I crazy?...what am I missing here?
  10. Currently using Photo 1.3.5. I've searched through HELP as well as various Forums regarding how to add colors to the Swatches palette and followed various how-to instructions...nothing works. In Photoshop I'd simply be able to select a color as the foreground, then click on the first empty palette space in the Swatches palette to add that color...really easy. In Affinity Photo in "Photo Persona" mode, filling a layer with color and Control+clicking on it does bring up "Add to Swatches" in the contextual menu, but further sub-option selections there are all grayed out. Clicking on the little "palette" icon in the Swatches palette does nothing either. Selected the drop down Apple "Crayons" palette in both List and Swatch display mode, went through selecting and applying eight colors to a new document...none of them got added to the supposed "Recent" color display row in the SWATCHES palette either... I've tried dragging from the swatches palette, using the color picker, using ctrl / cmnd / optn / shft keys and all manner of combos with various click/drag mouse actions, using various color wheels, preset palettes, the Color Chooser dialog, HSL Color Wheel...NOTHING WORKS!
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