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  1. As of 10/26/2018 it is still not possible to combine the 2 red object in a non-destructive way - I am using OSX 10.12.6 with A Designer 1.6.1. Since it is difficult to select the tear with the knot-tool, I have hidden all layer but those two. Also I have tested if the order of selection makes a difference or if it could work by converting the tear to curves … none was successful. So, as I have noted as comment on the tutorial sit I just duplicate both layers and hide them before combining the two shapes permanently
  2. Hi GabrielM, the problem pops up in an erratic pattern - but once it is there it shows up more and more frequently. In a way it reminds me of a kind of overflow. Anyway - I keep the option of screen recording in mind - shouldn't be difficult with the quicktime-player Thanks Affi
  3. Could it be that Affinity Photo has a bug related to keyboard short cuts when used with the modifier key cmd and German umlauts? For the menu items to rotate the workplace by 15 degrees left, right or reset I defined cmd ö cmd ä and cmd ü (i.e. cmd + umlaut-key on German keyboard for o a u). A strange thing happened: In word-processing like MS Word or Apple’s Texteditor keyboard entries turned sluggish. Some would not show on the screen unless I pushed and held the key for some seconds. Then I got one of two effects. Either the letter suddenly showed up and was typed repeatedly or a popup menu showed up with special characters. When entering in Terminal.app defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false or set in sys-preferences keyboard „repeat of entries“ to „off“ it was fixed for a while but eventually came back. I finally decided to change the keyboard shortcuts in Photo to the number-keys 1 2 3 together with the modifier key ctrl. No problem anymore. Is it possible that Photo’s shortcut prefs call routines which work without problems as long as one uses cmd on a non-German keyboard layout without umlauts? I am using the Affinity Photo 1.6.7 with macOS Sierra on a MacBook Pro Mid 2012
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Hi MEB, thanks for your quick help. I obviously was on the right track with boolean but my logic was confused.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Ok - understood ... so, I ordered the books one after the other. Thanks for your quick response
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. You are probably right - that the max Value of 64 GB includes true RAM and swap. So far I was used (in Photoshop and other programs) to adjust the RAM separately from the cache. Because the RAM setting influences how much "air" ist left for other apps. If you allocate only 8 GB RAM to Affinity Photos you can allocate swap-space separately then you can still open huge file without affecting other apps. In the case of affinity photo you have only the choice. Example: If I want to load 36 GB of files in Affinity Photos fpr no other program is RAM left. If I load 32 GB in programs with separate swap-mangement, I could load 1GB in RAM and 31 GB in swap = leaves 15 GB to other programs. This is surely an exaggerated example. In reality you would probably have no fun to work with such a set-up. Anyway - I was just looking for a confirmation of my assumption. So far there is no really anything I am missing in Affinity Photos compared to Photoshop (which I had been using since 1982 before I left Adobe software )
  14. Before I learnt that touching up of video frames can be accomplished with a macro I manually removed an object in 450 individual jpg-frames. That object was caused by a dirt on my lense in the upper part /center of the sky. First I opened 80 files at a time and got the program stuck. I tried to quit and got the message that a least one file is still in the opening process. I forced quit the program (cmd+alt+esc). (I just wanted to find out, what would happen.) After that test I opened 10 files at a time. After 300 files the program got sluggish. The opening process lasted longer than before. An then the opening process hung up. I tried to quit and got the message that a least one file is still in the opening process. I forced quit the program (cmd+alt+esc). After restart I could only open two times a range of 10 files. Than I had to force quit again. I suspect, that the program is running a garbage collection after restart and before opening any file. The basis for this assumption: When I move 10 files on the program-icon the program could either not open the next 10 i.e. it was not even possible to work on 20 files - or - it got stuck completely with those first 10. Therefore I suspect, that the program should first get a chance to clean up the cache. But during the cleanup process it seems that there are leftovers adding up. Over the laste weeks I have edited some 3000 JPGs without any problem. Usually I loaded10-20 files, each with 5-12MB. The only difference now is that many picture are pretty much alike. The only difference is the movement of the kite. I am working with Affinity Photo 1.6.6 on a MacBook Pro of 2014 . 16GB RAM, OSX 10.12.6 - no other program was open. Filesize of the JPGs = 210KB
  15. By accident I have posted an issue twice. I only found the option to edit my post but nothing to delete it