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  1. Thanks - Nice to know it's not me! Also throw on your feature requests section the ability to drag a marquee selection into a new file. I use pre-designed templates for color renderings of pattern designs and it is very convenient to select in the template and drag over to an art file. Then when I copy and paste I have filled the exact dimensions in my template with the pattern artwork. With Affinity I am copying in a larger section of the pattern then cutting/deleting the excess. PS. I am using Affinity Photo for digital mural work and especially like the add detail and clarity filter
  2. I can't seem to get the marquee tool to snap to a grid. I have enabled snapping and checked snap to grid in the snapping mgr. I can snap to a guide but not to a grid. Help please - this is a big issue for me.
  3. Okay - I see now. If the grayscale layer is set to screen and the color layer below is set to normal / group the two together / then do multiply for the group and it works the same as my previous method. Thank you. That is a more straight forward way to do it. I like that better.
  4. Tried to screen the grayscale layer over a color layer - it does not work like a I need. Looks like the invert then raster to mask is the best solution so far. Ideally the grayscale should be loaded to a separate channel (spot channel in Photoshop) with the ability to add color.
  5. I need Affinity to allow for the marquee tool selection be dragged over to another file. This is a feature in Photoshop. Can Affinity do this?
  6. Here is a way to color grayscale art in a non-destructive way. First import a grayscale art image into a new layer, invert it, then right click on it and rasterize to mask (in the layers menu). Add a new layer underneath the art layer and fill it with a color. Group these two layers together and set the group to multiply. Do the same for each grayscale art layer you need setting each to multiply. Create a base color layer in the same way except fill it with a solid white then rasterize it to mask and add a color layer underneath as well. Leave the base group set to normal. Once a file is set
  7. Asha - I tried setting the layer blend mode to multiply and that does give a transparent color over color effect - but the artwork placed in the layer has to be converted to a color. And depending on the darkness or lightness of the color I will lose the tonal structure of the grayscale artwork. In Photoshop the color overlay option allows me to "overlay" any color I want over my grayscale art. The problem with that method is that I cannot multiply several grayscale layers together without the whole going dark. Coloring in channels allows for the grayscale art to be colored it in a non-destruc
  8. Hello, I am trying out Affinity Photo as a replacement for CS6 Photoshop. Coloring b&w artwork with channels is something I do in Photoshop. I create an alpha channel then paste in my b&w (or greyscale) artwork . I create as many channels as there are in my print design - usually two to three plus a base color. I can set the opacity of the channel to closely mimic the transparency of gravure printing (what my plant uses). I can also change the color of the channel as many times as I want without ever changing the b&w artwork pasted into the channel. I do not see a way to do
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