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    pruus got a reaction from Patrick Connor in We want to help (again)   
    I have all programs for IMac and iPad. The mail is for me an oppertunity to send to someone to come engaged with Affinity. I’m waiting for Publisher on. IPad. The version 1.9 makes it again better for my work. Go on and stay healthy!
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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.902   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Soon
    ---
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.902 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    Improvements and Fixes
    Documents
    Resizing single page Master could change the size of dependent spreads incorrectly
    Deleting Master Page when editing detached could leave 'Editing Detached' notification open
    Text / Tables
    Text selection highlight across multiple spreads could display incorrectly 
    Hyperlink styling could accidentally be added to new text 
    Deleting a row with merged cells could cause a crash
    Fix for hang resizing table columns in certain circumstances
    Line widths around Drop Caps could be wrong /inconsistent
    Import / Export
    IDML text import now always applies appropriate text styling to be used when appending to imported text
    IDML import speed and efficiency improvements
    Fix for image handing in specific imported PDF files (in this case created by Microsoft Word)
    Affinity Web Services
    Miscellaneous improvements
    ---
    Release Notes for 1.9.0.887
    ---
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
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    pruus reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.9.0.20 - RC1)   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
     
    Auto-update: Not available
     
    Hello,
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.x version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Designer.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
    Many thanks!
    Matt
     
    Changes this time
    - Numerous export preview improvements (press Escape to close the preview quickly, you can now reposition the export dialog so you can work with it and the preview window more easily at the same time, shortcuts for zooms implemented (as per the main view), click-drag with mouse to pan the preview, Apple Magic Mouse better supported
    - Account-related improvements
    - Miscellaneous small bug fixes and crash fixes
     
    Changes Since 1.8.x
    - Added user-controlled Mitre limit to the Contour Tool
    - Enabled PDF passthrough context toolbar control
    - PDF import improvement with mask images
    - Fixed Contour Tool's light UI context toolbar icons being invisible
    - Contours now form miters (when requested) until greater angles
    - Performing a boolean operation on an object with a contour no longer leaves the new object with an additional (unwanted) contour
    - Double-clicking the View Tool's tool icon should zoom to fit
    - Export preview UI tweaks and ensure it uses the correct ICC profile to show the colours as intended
    - Improved performance of OpenType features
    - Added export preview panel (for raster types) - updates live whenever you change an export parameter
    - Added JPEG-XR 101010 import support (useful for screen captures from Xbox, etc.)
    - Added new splash screen
    - Content download service improvements
    - Numerous assorted fixes
    - Help improvements
    - Localisation improvements
    - Export Time-lapse should now draw without pixellation when showing zoomed in areas
    - PDF export improvements - particularly around filter effects
    - Added 'Select Same Name' and 'Select Same Colour Tag' options
    - Updated Help
    - A few Big Sur UI-related tweaks
    - Fix for printing of passthrough PDFs
    - Fix a number of potential symbol-related problems
    - Text improvements - particularly relating to mid-word punctuation
    - Snapping tweaks - you can now snap to column guides if they're hidden and you have 'snap to hidden objects' turned on
    - Added hierarchical antialiasing control - accessed from the Blend Options dialog on the layers panel
    - Added 'Export Time-lapse' feature from Photo
    - Fixed insertion target button failure!
    - Fixed font combo not previewing changes in the document correctly
    - New cat shape (accessible on Friday 13th or if you know the magic trick!)
    - Misc PDF export tweaks
    - Fix for Column Guides not updating correctly
    - PDF Import improvements (particularly around tinted colours and unknown fonts)
    - Fix for a UI issue in Big Sur (the vertical positioning of some checkboxes)
    - New samples! 
    - Added Preferences item to allow auto-updating of linked images in the document when the images are edited externally
    - Fix for 'Embed'/'Link' image placement preference working incorrectly from some dialogs...
    - Added 'Save as package' feature for easy delivery of a complete project
    - Improvements to application registration and content syncing
    - Fix for pixel layers inside symbols occasionally acting incorrectly (painting may not apply to all symbol instances, items may transform oddly, for example)
    - Added Studio Presets with, hopefully, complete functionality 
    - Tabbing between fields in the New Document dialog should no longer crash! (sigh)
    - Fixed sporadic crash with Pencil Tool (yay!) and hopefully generally improved product stability
    - Fix for artefacts occasionally noticed in the noise pattern while editing objects with noise on a linear fill
    - Fix for occasional disabling of some buttons
    - Added registration page to the app - allows users to login and auto-install brushes (so far)
    - Fix for Select Same and Select Object when they encounter text objects
    - Enable image placement options in Designer (you can now choose Linked or Embedded) and also Resource Manager (from the View menu)
    - Added option for Designer to be able to show/hide overflow text - particularly useful for text on a path
    - Application icon updated to fit the 'Big Sur' visual style, also document icons updated. Misc other Big Sur fixes.
    - Fix for terrible rendering problems - particularly affected cropped items with layer effects applied
    - Added ability to rotate canvas if you have a scroll wheel mouse (or two-finger vertical drag on your touchpad) if you hold down Command. This will rotate around the mouse cursor location. Holding down Shift in addition to Command while scrolling will rotate around the centre of the view.
    - Contour tool.
    - Select Same / Select Object functionality. I'm happy to consider requests for extra options, so if you have a favourite, just say...
    - Improved performance with large documents. I will aim to improve this further over time.
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
     
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Designer customers, please follow this release notification thread
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    pruus reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.9.0.15)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
     
    Auto-update: Not available
     
    Hello,
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.x version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Designer.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
    Many thanks!
    Matt
     
    Changes this time
    - Added user-controlled Mitre limit to the Contour Tool
    - Enabled PDF passthrough context toolbar control
    - PDF import improvement with mask images
     
    Changes Since 1.8.x
    - Fixed Contour Tool's light UI context toolbar icons being invisible
    - Contours now form miters (when requested) until greater angles
    - Performing a boolean operation on an object with a contour no longer leaves the new object with an additional (unwanted) contour
    - Double-clicking the View Tool's tool icon should zoom to fit
    - Export preview UI tweaks and ensure it uses the correct ICC profile to show the colours as intended
    - Improved performance of OpenType features
    - Added export preview panel (for raster types) - updates live whenever you change an export parameter
    - Added JPEG-XR 101010 import support (useful for screen captures from Xbox, etc.)
    - Added new splash screen
    - Content download service improvements
    - Numerous assorted fixes
    - Help improvements
    - Localisation improvements
    - Export Time-lapse should now draw without pixellation when showing zoomed in areas
    - PDF export improvements - particularly around filter effects
    - Added 'Select Same Name' and 'Select Same Colour Tag' options
    - Updated Help
    - A few Big Sur UI-related tweaks
    - Fix for printing of passthrough PDFs
    - Fix a number of potential symbol-related problems
    - Text improvements - particularly relating to mid-word punctuation
    - Snapping tweaks - you can now snap to column guides if they're hidden and you have 'snap to hidden objects' turned on
    - Added hierarchical antialiasing control - accessed from the Blend Options dialog on the layers panel
    - Added 'Export Time-lapse' feature from Photo
    - Fixed insertion target button failure!
    - Fixed font combo not previewing changes in the document correctly
    - New cat shape (accessible on Friday 13th or if you know the magic trick!)
    - Misc PDF export tweaks
    - Fix for Column Guides not updating correctly
    - PDF Import improvements (particularly around tinted colours and unknown fonts)
    - Fix for a UI issue in Big Sur (the vertical positioning of some checkboxes)
    - New samples! 
    - Added Preferences item to allow auto-updating of linked images in the document when the images are edited externally
    - Fix for 'Embed'/'Link' image placement preference working incorrectly from some dialogs...
    - Added 'Save as package' feature for easy delivery of a complete project
    - Improvements to application registration and content syncing
    - Fix for pixel layers inside symbols occasionally acting incorrectly (painting may not apply to all symbol instances, items may transform oddly, for example)
    - Added Studio Presets with, hopefully, complete functionality 
    - Tabbing between fields in the New Document dialog should no longer crash! (sigh)
    - Fixed sporadic crash with Pencil Tool (yay!) and hopefully generally improved product stability
    - Fix for artefacts occasionally noticed in the noise pattern while editing objects with noise on a linear fill
    - Fix for occasional disabling of some buttons
    - Added registration page to the app - allows users to login and auto-install brushes (so far)
    - Fix for Select Same and Select Object when they encounter text objects
    - Enable image placement options in Designer (you can now choose Linked or Embedded) and also Resource Manager (from the View menu)
    - Added option for Designer to be able to show/hide overflow text - particularly useful for text on a path
    - Application icon updated to fit the 'Big Sur' visual style, also document icons updated. Misc other Big Sur fixes.
    - Fix for terrible rendering problems - particularly affected cropped items with layer effects applied
    - Added ability to rotate canvas if you have a scroll wheel mouse (or two-finger vertical drag on your touchpad) if you hold down Command. This will rotate around the mouse cursor location. Holding down Shift in addition to Command while scrolling will rotate around the centre of the view.
    - Contour tool.
    - Select Same / Select Object functionality. I'm happy to consider requests for extra options, so if you have a favourite, just say...
    - Improved performance with large documents. I will aim to improve this further over time.
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
     
    To be notified about all future Mac beta updates, please follow this beta notification thread 
    To be notified when this update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Designer customers, please follow this release notification thread
     
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    pruus reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.9.0 (1.9.10)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer for iPad From App Store
    App Store:  Not submitted
    Download link: Join the TestFlight
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.0 for iPad.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.6 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Designer.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
    Matt
     
    Changes This Time
    - Added Contour Tool option to allow the user to change the mitre limit of the contour
    - PDF import improvement to handling of mask images   Changes Since 1.8.6
    - Fix for Preferences crash for non-English setups - Added Preference option (under 'General') to disable external screen broadcasting - New splash screen - Numerous contour related fixes - Fix for Transform studio being incorrect and not allowing access to Constraints - Removed Package feature for now - Added Export Timelapse video - Added Snapping to Pixel Selection Bounds - Help improvements
    - Added Export Preview in the Export dialog
    - Fix for colour-picker not working correctly in brush tools
    - Fix a number of potential symbol-related problems
    - Text improvements - particularly relating to mid-word punctuation
    - Snapping tweaks - you can now snap to column guides if they're hidden and you have 'snap to hidden objects' turned on
    - Added hierarchical antialiasing control - accessed from the Layer Options view in the layers studio
    - New cat shape (accessible on Friday 13th)
    - Fix for printing of passthrough PDFs
    - Misc PDF export tweaks
    - Fix for Column Guides not updating correctly
    - PDF Import improvements (particularly around tinted colours and unknown fonts)
    - Application registration and content streaming (see post below)
    - Fix for pixel layers inside symbols occasionally acting incorrectly (painting may not apply to all symbol instances, items may transform oddly, for example)
    - Fixed sporadic crash with Pencil Tool (yay!) and hopefully generally improved product stability
    - Fix for artefacts occasionally noticed in the noise pattern while editing objects with noise on a linear fill
    - Added option for Designer to be able to show/hide overflow text - particularly useful for text on a path
    - Fix for terrible rendering problems - particularly affected cropped items with layer effects applied
    - Added Contour tool.
    - Select Same / Select Object functionality. I'm happy to consider requests for extra options, so if you have a favourite, just say...
    - Improved performance with large documents. I will aim to improve this further over time.
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
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    pruus reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Range Mac Beta Release Notifications   
    These are no longer the latest macOS customer beta builds (see last post in this thread):
    Affinity Designer Customer Beta build 1.9.0.15 for macOS  (NEW) Affinity Photo Customer Beta build 1.9.0.211 for macOS   Affinity Publisher Customer Beta build 1.9.0.887 for macOS  Please follow this thread for forum notifications of new Mac beta builds
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    pruus reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.211)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo for iPad From App Store
    App Store:  Not submitted
    Download link: Download
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the fifth build of Affinity Photo 1.9.0 for iPad.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.4 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Photo.
     
    Thanks again for your continued support!
     
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes Since 1.9.0.210
     
    - Added support for live liquify filter layers.
    - Fixed issue with high pass live filter compositing.
    - Fixed assorted compositor alpha issues.
    - Fixed assorted compositor crashes.
    - Added a preferences option to disable external displays.
    - Added support for snapping to the pixel selection bounds.
    - Fixed layout issues for the convert document controls on small iPads.
    - Fixed crazy transform page bugs.
    - Help improvements.
     
    Changes Since 1.8
     
    - Added export preview button (for raster types).
    - Added Linked Layers - the ability to duplicate a layer and keep the contents of the layers linked. At present, only layer duplication is supported - UI to unlink and relink attributes of the layer will be made available in a subsequent beta.
    - Added “Pattern Layers” - a fixed size bitmap layer which repeats across the entire document. You can paint on pattern layers and use all filters to manipulate them and see the resulting pattern in real time. They can be transformed non-destructively. After a pattern is added and a tool selected, a faint grey box indicates the "real" area of the pattern which can be edited.
    - Added “Export Timelapse” - the ability to export a document which has undo steps as a video. Numerous options exist to control how the video is generated.
    - Added a new “Combined” result to the benchmark - to test performance contexts where vector and raster content is used together. The benchmark version is still 1900 - so existing vector and raster scores from previous builds are still valid and comparable.
    - Added per-layer antialiasing controls in the layer options window (it’s also hierarchical, which is nice).
    - Added a registration page to the app - this allows users to login and auto-install content.
    - Added support for 12bit grayscale TIFF files.
    - Added JPEG-XR 101010 import support (useful for screen captures from Xbox, etc.)
    - Added new splash screen.
    - Improved appearance of popup dialogs.
    - Reduced binary size.
    - Default to black-to-white gradients in the gradient tool (more gradient tool improvements are coming for 1.9, at last).
    - Filter effects now work properly with global colours.
    - Added noise reduction and tone mapping options into the HDR merge dialog.
    - Added curves adjustment to the tone mapping persona.
    - Added “Duplicate spare channel” to right click menu.
    - Merged assorted iOS14 fixes from 1.8.6.
    - Fixed numerous bugs with brushes, introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
    - Fixed “Infer LUT”.
    - Fixed assorted other GPU acceleration issues introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
    - Text on a path is now available in Photo.
    - Assistant options are now available from preferences (so there is no need to open a document to access them).
    - More filters now work on masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.).
    - Improved experience when editing a spare channel (view artefacts, histogram and navigator).
    - Setting a blend mode on a sub-brush will now work properly - paving the way for import of PSD dual-brushes in a future build.
    - Fixed issues when attempting to add layers to a spare channel (!).
    - The “Serif Labs” RAW engine is now available on iPad.
    - Added external display support for iPad (in the navigator panel, once the external display is connected).
    - You can now single tap a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer.
    - A benchmarking tool has been added in the preferences dialog.
    - Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Added “Create from centre” for the elliptical marquee tool.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
    - Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.
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    pruus reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.9.0.210)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo for iPad From App Store
    App Store:  Not submitted
    Download link: Download
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the fourth build of Affinity Photo 1.9.0 for iPad.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.4 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Photo.
     
    Thanks again for your continued support!
     
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes Since 1.9.0.199
     
    - Added export preview button (for raster types).
    - Added Linked Layers - the ability to duplicate a layer and keep the contents of the layers linked. At present, only layer duplication is supported - UI to unlink and relink attributes of the layer will be made available in a subsequent beta.
    - Added “Pattern Layers” - a fixed size bitmap layer which repeats across the entire document. You can paint on pattern layers and use all filters to manipulate them and see the resulting pattern in real time. They can be transformed non-destructively. After a pattern is added and a tool selected, a faint grey box indicates the "real" area of the pattern which can be edited.
    - Added “Export Timelapse” - the ability to export a document which has undo steps as a video. Numerous options exist to control how the video is generated.
    - Added a new “Combined” result to the benchmark - to test performance contexts where vector and raster content is used together. The benchmark version is still 1900 - so existing vector and raster scores from previous builds are still valid and comparable.
    - Added per-layer antialiasing controls in the layer options window (it’s also hierarchical, which is nice).
    - Added a registration page to the app - this allows users to login and auto-install content.
    - Added support for 12bit grayscale TIFF files.
    - Added JPEG-XR 101010 import support (useful for screen captures from Xbox, etc.)
    - Added new splash screen.
    - Improved appearance of popup dialogs.
    - Reduced binary size.
    - Default to black-to-white gradients in the gradient tool (more gradient tool improvements are coming for 1.9, at last).
    - Filter effects now work properly with global colours.
    - Assorted bug fixes.
    - Localisation improvements.
    - Help improvements.
     
    Changes Since 1.8.6
     
    - Added noise reduction and tone mapping options into the HDR merge dialog.
    - Added curves adjustment to the tone mapping persona.
    - Added “Duplicate spare channel” to right click menu.
    - Merged assorted iOS14 fixes from 1.8.6.
    - Fixed numerous bugs with brushes, introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
    - Fixed “Infer LUT”.
    - Fixed assorted other GPU acceleration issues introduced in the 1.9.0 betas.
    - Text on a path is now available in Photo.
    - Assistant options are now available from preferences (so there is no need to open a document to access them).
    - More filters now work on masks / adjustments / spare channels (Add Noise, Perlin Noise, etc.).
    - Improved experience when editing a spare channel (view artefacts, histogram and navigator).
    - Setting a blend mode on a sub-brush will now work properly - paving the way for import of PSD dual-brushes in a future build.
    - Fixed issues when attempting to add layers to a spare channel (!).
    - The “Serif Labs” RAW engine is now available on iPad.
    - Added external display support for iPad (in the navigator panel, once the external display is connected).
    - You can now single tap a spare channel in the Channels panel to edit it like a layer.
    - A benchmarking tool has been added in the preferences dialog.
    - Blend modes now work on “alpha only” layers (masks, adjustments, live filters, etc.).
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Added “Create from centre” for the elliptical marquee tool.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
    - Added ability to create brushes from the current pixel selection with one click.
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    pruus got a reaction from Alfred in Layer icon can.t be removed from screen   
    What you also can try is to restart the iPad. And then start again.
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    pruus reacted to DM1 in Pasted text has coloured background- fixed   
    Good to see we can now copy web text and paste into Designer (and Photo) beta without pasting the background colour too. Nice job affinity.
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    pruus reacted to SPaceBar in Pasted text has coloured background- fixed   
    Thanks, glad you are happy! This pleases me too.
     🙌🏻
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    pruus reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.9.0 (1.9.5)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer for iPad From App Store
    App Store:  Not submitted
    Download link: Join the TestFlight
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Affinity Designer Beta 1.9.0 for iPad.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significantly different from the 1.8.6 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous / future versions of Affinity Designer.
    Thanks again for your continued support!
    Matt
     
    Changes Since 1.8.6

    - Fix for colour-picker not working correctly in brush tools
    - Fix a number of potential symbol-related problems
    - Text improvements - particularly relating to mid-word punctuation
    - Snapping tweaks - you can now snap to column guides if they're hidden and you have 'snap to hidden objects' turned on
    - Added hierarchical antialiasing control - accessed from the Layer Options view in the layers studio
    - New cat shape (accessible on Friday 13th)
    - Fix for printing of passthrough PDFs
    - Misc PDF export tweaks
    - Fix for Column Guides not updating correctly
    - PDF Import improvements (particularly around tinted colours and unknown fonts)
    - Application registration and content streaming (see post below)
    - Fix for pixel layers inside symbols occasionally acting incorrectly (painting may not apply to all symbol instances, items may transform oddly, for example)
    - Fixed sporadic crash with Pencil Tool (yay!) and hopefully generally improved product stability
    - Fix for artefacts occasionally noticed in the noise pattern while editing objects with noise on a linear fill
    - Enable image placement options in Designer (you can now choose Linked or Embedded)
    - Added option for Designer to be able to show/hide overflow text - particularly useful for text on a path
    - Fix for terrible rendering problems - particularly affected cropped items with layer effects applied
    - Added Contour tool.
    - Select Same / Select Object functionality. I'm happy to consider requests for extra options, so if you have a favourite, just say...
    - Improved performance with large documents. I will aim to improve this further over time.
    - Added a new “Divide” blend mode.
    - Allowed snapping to the bounds of the pixel selection.
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    pruus reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.9.0.874   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Available
    ---
    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that Affinity Publisher Customer Beta 1.9.0.874 is now available as a download from the link above.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is significant update from the 1.8 version available for purchase - we strongly recommend that you do not use this beta for real work as data could be lost and the files you save are not guaranteed to open in previous or future versions of Affinity Publisher.
    ---
    Improvements and Fixes
    General
    Fixed issues with Assets Panel
    Fixed display of and snap to Column Guides
    Snap to Object Geometry snapping to curve intersections was broken
    Document profile PDX Export preflight tweak, falls back to CMYK profile for RGB / LAB documents
    (Mac) Prevent accidental rotation of view by ignoring modifier changes during a scroll
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    pruus reacted to artman in Classic guitar vector made using Affinity Designer   
    Hello. This is my first serious artwork in Affinity Designer. It was made 100% vector, based on a real image.

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    pruus reacted to jef goldblum in Tone Mapping Presets [FREE]   
    I have made 10 free tone mapping presets. I have not seen any tone mapping presets for affinity photo so I made some for anybody who might want them. Of course they will not all work with every photo like all presets but I hope someone finds them useful : ) To upload them just click on the zip. file, then in the tone mapping persona on the presets menu; click "Import Presets", Enjoy! 
    Thanks! 
    Hanan Edwards Presets.zip
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    pruus reacted to jef goldblum in 8 LUTS [FREE]   
    I have made 8 free LUTS for anybody to use. On the photos I used them on, I really like them. I hope you like them and you can maybe find them useful. You might hate them but you should try them out on different images. 
    Enjoy!
    Thanks
     
    H 8 LUTS 2.zip
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    pruus reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush inkBrush Set 07   
    Project Brush inkBrush Vector -Render [Texture]
    Added textured versions of the Render Brush Set

    Zip File with 30 Vector Brushes 
    Sample PDF as attached
    Samples as below:


    inkBrush - Vector - RenderTexture.zip
    ProjectBrush - Document_Vector_RenderTexture_01.pdf
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    pruus reacted to Pedro Soares in Snow Brushes   
    Who likes to play with snow? :)
    This are the two brushes I made and normally use (light snow and heavy snow) when I want to get that winter look.
     
    You can also check how I made the brushes and how to use them is this tutorial:
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxXqCCx9AM
     
    Hope you enjoy them,
    Pedro
    Snow Brushes.afbrushes.zip
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    pruus reacted to smadell in Pastel Watercolor Effect   
    I recently watched one of @dmstraker Dave Straker’s InAffinity tutorials about “Pastel Colour Grading…” and it gave me some ideas. So, thanks to you for the inspiration, Dave!
    I’ve attached another macro for creating a specific Artistic Look – this one called a Pastel Watercolor Effect. The attached file is a macro category (even though it only contains a single macro); you can import it into the Library Panel in the Desktop version of Affinity Photo, and it is compatible with the iPad version as well. (In my own preliminary testing, the macro works fairly well on an iPad, although there are some issues with missing items in the dialog box that appears for setting parameters.)
    When you click the macro, it creates a number of layers inside of a group. The group is called “Pastel Watercolor Effect” and it can be turned on and off by simply showing or hiding the entire group. When you invoke the macro, you will be presented with a number of options in a dialog:
    1-6] Lighten Color - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue
    All of these color ranges are initially set to a value of -200%. As you move each of the sliders to the right, that particular color range will be selectively lightened. If you set any of the sliders all the way to 100% then that color range will go to white.
    7] Set Amount of Pastel Blurring
    This slider defaults to a value of 25 px. Setting it higher or lower will adjust the amount of “smudging” that the pastel layer displays.
    8] Set Intensity of Outlines
    This slider defaults to a value of 0.7. You can set it to values between 0 and 2, with higher values giving you darker and more intense outlines. If you set the Intensity slider to 0, the black outlines will effectively disappear.
    9] Adjust Brightness
    Brightness defaults to a value of 20%. You might want to increase it if (i) you have increased the outline intensity significantly, or (ii) to compensate for changes (particularly decreases) you might make to the Contrast.
    10] Adjust Contrast
    Contrast defaults to 0%. Adjust this to taste.
    I’ve attached 2 photos (below) to show Before and After versions using this effect. Included in the photos are the settings that were used (which are a bit different from the default values).

     

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    As with all of the macros I have submitted, please note that I am only one person and have tested this on a limited number of images on a single computer. There is no way to have foreseen every possible scenario. I am hopeful (but obviously won’t guarantee) that you’ll like the results.
    If you do like the macro, please keep it and enjoy it. This is “pay it forward software,” the happy result of an abundance of learning gleaned from the members of this forum who are so generous with their time and expertise!
    Pastel Watercolor Effect.afmacros
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    pruus reacted to smadell in Add Film Grain (free macros)   
    Adding grain to a photo is a nice way to emulate vintage images, especially older black and white photos. It has always bothered me a bit that Affinity Photo does not include a mechanism to introduce grain, other than to use the “Add Noise” filter. While adding noise is nice, it adds such a fine amount of variation that it is often quite literally unnoticeable.
    I have admired the Film Grain effect that is available in other software, such as Nik’s Silver Efex. These filters can often vary grain size and intensity; sometimes grain can be added to shadows, midtones, and highlights in differing amounts.
    What I’ve attached is an .afmacros file called Film Grain. This is a macros Category and should be imported into the Library panel. It includes two macros. The first is called Add Film Grain - simple. It allows the user to add grain with 2 parameters – intensity and size.
    Grain - Intensity
    The grain intensity defaults to 100%, but can be set to any value between 0 and 100. At 0% intensity, the grain effectively disappears. To understand intensity, think “contrast.”
    Grain - Size
    The size slider accepts values between 0 and 1, with the default being 0.2. The appropriate value will differ based on the image being treated, and the same perceived size might need higher values when the overall dimensions of the image are larger. Also note that values above 0.8 are rounded down to 0.8 (and this forms an effective upper limit to the slider). This is done primarily because the math breaks down at higher values.
    The second macro is called Add Film Grain - by tonal range. It includes the same intensity and size parameters, but also lets the user set opacity levels for highlights, midtones, and shadows separately.
    Grain Opacity - Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows
    There are three separate sliders for highlights, midtones, and shadows respectively. Each defaults to 100%, but can be set to values between 0 and 100. While the “simple” macro creates a single Film Grain layer, the “tonal range” version creates a group containing 3 layers, one each for the three tonal ranges. The Grain Opacity sliders simply vary the opacity of the corresponding layers within that group.
    Finishing Touches
    When each of the macros finishes, the Blend Range for the result (the Film Grain layer in the case of the “simple” macro, and the Group in the case of the “tonal range” macro) is set to diminish the effect of the grain on the highlights slightly. This is an aesthetic choice on my part, and I think you will agree. However, you can set the Blend Range to anything you might like, as desired.
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    For most users, the “simple” macro will be enough. It lets the editor vary the Intensity of the grain and also the Size. I have always liked adding grain that was a bit larger, because it becomes more noticeable.
    For other users, the “tonal range” macro will allow you to add some additional nuance to the grain, by letting you emphasize grain in the shadows, midtones and highlights. Do this by first setting a global Intensity and Size, and then adjusting the opacity of the 3 tone ranges as desired.
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    Here are samples of the two macros, along with the settings as applied. The differences between the two results is quite subtle, but might be worth the effort in some cases.

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    As with all the macros I have posted, I have tested these on one computer under a limited number of conditions. I cannot guarantee anything, but I have no reason to think they will not work for you just as they have for me. The macros are free, with the suggestion to “pay it forward.” As you become more proficient, be sure to share your experience and your work with others.
    By the way, happy holidays to everyone. Here’s hoping that 2021 is a more positive, uplifting year than 2020. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to ring in 2022 in a crowd without any masks!
    Film Grain.afmacros
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    pruus reacted to Anand Kumar in Print Templates   
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    pruus reacted to Digitally Fearless in Painted face in minutes, Affinity Photo beginner tutorial   
    Painted Face in Minutes!
    Affinity Photo beginner tutorial on how to give a face a painted look in just minutes. The tutorial uses black and white photos and a black background to manipulate the photo.
    https://youtu.be/lhoqEDRjELQ

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