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  1. Hi reglico That looks like what I am looking for. Guess you created those brushes yourself Would you mind sending me a copy of those brushes via a post?
  2. Seems that this post covers the same need as I have. The patters should remain the same regardless if you draw lines in a rectangle, diagonal, or a circle. If you bend the line or you stretch an existing line for example to double its length it should still show the original patterns distances and position relative to the path.. If you add a texture like a checkerboard type it does not work for diagonal lines. If you use a texture like on a graph paper it could happen that a vertical or horizontal line picks up just a line (like „Green only“ in my example)- so no „dots“ show anymore. Same applies to textures in form of circles or 45 degree hatched lines. If you work with a „frozen“ texture this might look fine at first sight. But the moment you need to stretch that patterned line it gets ugly (like “Stretched“ in my example). So - in a way I am looking for a pattern which follows a given path. Wonder if the affinity team regards this „nice to have“ feature as doable and feasible. Your question … who needs that? In Germany the protective wiring (grounding conductor) consist of a copper lead in a yellow/green sleeve. Usually the drawings for electric wirings are black and white incl. the respective symbols. But the readability could be improved by using color - at least in case of very critical wiring. In brainstorming layouts one could use those dotted lines to mark a specific type/flow of thoughts. In advertising one could have „line-effects“ simplified The attached demo-file was made with affinity photo ... so no real drawing GreenYellow.afphoto
  3. The HELP-Section on the iPad explains how to share i.e transfer a Affinity Photo-file with all layers via AirDrop. You have to select "share with others". However the only place I found was under "export" buttom left. But this only exports one layer. I finally found a way by using the menu item "save a copy" Does the help-section need an update?
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    Shadows issue in latest beta.

    I had to do yet another comparison. Surprise, the folks at Serif have done a great job. Now I'm happy. My feeling is, that you have now a greater flexibility with Affinity Photo's shadow correction as with Photoshop. Pixelmator dos the job too but with just one slider, further fine-tuning is not part of that effect. The result on the iPad is for me the best. However I have not tried too much on my MacBook to achieve a similar result. So all in all I feel that Affinity Photos has now the best control to correct shadows by not only lighten it but by offering additional sliders to maintain the overall appearance of a picture.
  5. Hi MEB, thanks for your quick help. I obviously was on the right track with boolean but my logic was confused.
  6. Drawing something by rotating is OK as long as nothing is overlapping. I tried a daisy (Daisy.afdesign) and cannot manage that the last leave at 5 o’clock comes on top of the start-leave = 6 o’clock AND remain below the leave at 4 o’clock. It should work using boolean function but what ever I’ve tried … only the wrong portions got cut off. Is there a way to have TWO boolean relations do the trick? The other optien I could only think of would be to apply boolean (DaisyBoolean.afdesign) and cover the not wanted green line at 5:30 via a hand-drawn orange layer. DaisyBoolean.afdesign Daisy.afdesign
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    Shadows issue in latest beta.

    I had posted my finding of doing frequency separation first and then lighten shadows. Strange enough this post is gone. So her is again the result of frequency separation = 20 pixel ... after that I could move up with the shadow to 143. The results are better than going through the Develop Persona. Also in the Develop Persona the maximum is 100 - hence the results are not as light as by using frequency separation. But at least its a way to lighten it without washing out effects.The second picture is the result via Develop Persona. By the way - there is no difference if you I convert to 32bit HDR. Both look like the second picture
  8. So … II tried my luck with the Beta. Affinity Photo 1.6.7 Beta helps a little … up to 62%. With higher values you get again bad results. With 130% it is the same strange color shift towards red-isch tones. That negative effect is more visible I tried to simulate those effects in photoshop. Its not really possible. Even if you move the strength and width slider to the maximum you simply get a stronger wash-out effect. But that effect is evenly distributed without overdoing it to a particular color or color-range. The only time you get an effect in that direction is if you turn the contrast all the way down to minus 100. THAT brought me to the idea to test the shadow layer tool on a SMOOTH rainbow color-range picture. Surprise!!! it was not possible to produce unattractive results with Affinity Photo. Obviously the contrast is relevant. So - how to reduce contrast in a picture? Frequency separation. If you set the separation value to 20% you still get a decent low frequency version (see attached comparison with the original). And on the lower frequency level you can apply a shadow-value of more than 140. Therefore, as I said in an earlier post, it might be an option to add one or two sliders to lighten shadows more naturally. One slider could select/narrow a particular or critical color range and the other could control the frequency separation.
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    Shadows issue in latest beta.

    Hi Lutz, how should one install the beta? On a separate system/drive or can it exist parallel with the current Version 1.6.6 on my standard Macintosh HD ? Regards Affni
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    Shadows issue in latest beta.

    It's actually from the current stable desktop version 1.6.6. But my iPad Pro Affinity Photos version 1.6.5 produces the same unreal shadow effect. ... as does Affinity Designer 1.6.0. I realize that this post deals with beta-issues. But I felt it makes no sense to open an extra post on one of the a final versions. I trust the this can be resolved but not with one single slider.
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    Shadows issue in latest beta.

    Have the same problem. When I need to lighten the shadows Photoshop offers many options to finetune this process - like selecting the strength and range separately or protect the black. When I do the same in Affinity Photo I only have ONE slider to lighten the shadows. And the result: I get a washed out picture especially when applying it to faces. But even other pictures like of buildings or furniture looses saturation and the color as such is shifting. And you can not compensate this effect by increasing for example the saturation. Since I was not sure, what to post without violating any rights I thought Mr. Bach will not mind, being used for demonstration purposes. First picture ist processed with Affinity Photo, the last with Adobe Photoshop - in the middle is the original.
  12. One more comment from my side. I was actually involved in logistic myself. I agree - the concept of having a „basket“ for all purchases does really not make sense for your small line. If one cooperates with a third party for actual processing and shipment, the communication has to be absolutely clear. Also within the logistics portion of the supply chain it is required for warehouse management as well as selecting the right transport box to differentiate between single- oder multi-books containing parcels. Those who have the fun, to punch in all the stuff to satisfy SAP-based software systems know setting up a new article requires more than only some key strokes. Just google BOM = Bill of Material and you get an idea. So I agree - by keeping the supply chain lean Serif is keeping cost for its customers best under control. One more comment: I am into computers since the late 1970s (Apple II). At those early times you almost always received one or several manuals with the purchase of software … which were obviously included in the price calculation (ZBasic came for example with 5 manuals). In many cases one did not really need a manual. So at that times users often said, why don’t they stop to include manuals and lower prices instead. And if someone needs a manual it should be offered separately. And that’s what we have now today.
  13. Ok - understood ... so, I ordered the books one after the other. Thanks for your quick response
  14. I like to use your special offer for both workbooks = Affinity Photos and Designer hoping to save on shipping. And I would only have to be ready for ONE delivery. But the moment I add the Designer book the Photo-version is gone. So ... I cannot get both books in my shopping basket. What's the trick?
  15. It is really strange ... I tried to reproduce your an my findings. This time I did three tests. Filesize 6MB each. A) 30 JPG-copies of the same red-white-black picture B) 30 JPG-copies of the same plants+sidewalk-picture C) 30 JPG pictures with different plant+sidewalk views A) could be loaded twice, the third time it got stuck B) could be loaded once, the second attempt hung up after the third picture was loaded C) could only be loaded once I also tested the aspect of "The files have not been worked on before" ... couldn't find a difference. However I found a workaround! If you load 30 JPGs as a new stack (Ablage ... Neuer Stapel) 30 JPGs were loaded like a charm ... at least as often as I tried it = 12x30 JPGs. Once loaded you can just move all JPGs out of the stack.