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  1. Hi and welcome to the Forums! It would be worth checking here to see if your camera is supported. If you're able to upload a .raf file it might also help others to resolve the issue, and possibly a screenshot of your settings before you develop. Cheers, H
  2. Err this is an Affinity forum, not Capture One...
  3. Standing on the shoulders of giants here, but a doughnut as the background to the cog would give the same effect for a little less effort.
  4. Use the Stroke panel to set the stroke (or outline) to No Line style (the white circle with the red line through it):
  5. Another possibility is to display the Swatches panel. At the top of that is a list of recent colours. Highlight the B, then click the red swatch. Cheers, H
  6. Have a look at the Retouch Tools in Help, especially Burn, Dodge and Sharpen. . But you can also select the area you want to modify (the Selection Brush Tool works well for this) and then add an Adjustment Layer. This will be masked to your selection, so you can deselect and then modify the adjustments, which will only affect the area you selected. Additionally, you can apply an Adjustment Layer to the entire image, invert it and paint white onto the Adjustment Layer to apply the adjustment to your painted area.
  7. Affinity Photo 1.7.3,  Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3, Mac OSX 10.15, 2018 MacBook Pro 15"

    Various betas... 

  8. Routers have come on a bit since woodwork classes!
  9. Pull down the Layer menu and choose New Layer. Alternatively, click the little chequerboard icon at the bottom of the Layers panel: Either of these methods will give you a new empty pixel layer, labelled (Pixel), above the currently selected layer. You can drag it down to the bottom of the layer list if required: If you use any of the painting tools in a new doc without any layers, a new pixel layer is created automatically. Click on the layer in the list, Select All from the Edit menu, press delete. One possible source of confusion with Affinity Photo is that if you open an existing image (say a .jpg), the initial image layer is named Background. This isn't the same as the transparent "Background" you can see behind the image (chequered pattern) if you delete parts of it. Can you post a screen grab of your image including the layer list? It would make it easier to understand what you're trying to accomplish.
  10. If you start with a polygon and type in the number of sides at 100 or so, you get something so close to a circle that I don't think anyone's going to fault it. You can drag that down to four sides to get a square, but it's on its corner and would need to be rotated.
  11. Have you tried Exiftool? There's quite a learning curve, but for batch manipulation of metadata it can't be beat. (IMHO)
  12. Pull down the Select menu, choose Alpha Range, then Select Opaque: Alternatively you can Cmd+click (Ctrl+click on a PC, I believe) on the layer thumbnail in the Layers panel. This may be a bit hit and miss with an image like yours, as you have to click precisely on an opaque area of the thumbnail. I don't understand this - can you be a bit more specific? Cheers, H
  13. After your clean install, you'll need to sign back in to the App Store with the same Apple ID you used to purchase the apps. You can then reinstall them: no need to deactivate first. Similarly, if you sign in to the Affinity Store using the account you used to buy the app (most probably NOT the same id you use to log in to this forum), you can follow the links through My Account to Downloads and Product Keys to find the original product key for your purchase.
  14. Here's something I didn't know until about five minutes ago: you can drag and drop the greyed-out files from Publisher's macOS Open dialog into the Affinity Publisher window and it will open them. You don't get a preview of the file in the dialog though. Screen Recording 2020-02-13 at 21.02.40.mov 'Tis witchcraft Oi tells 'ee.
  15. Hi @LoraDet and welcome to the forums! Go to View - Studio - Text Frame and check the Vertical Alignment. If I set mine to Justify, I get exactly the behaviour you're describing. Hope this helps, H
  16. After you've set margins, bleed etc in the New Document dialog, but before you actually click the button to create your document, click the so-called 'Hamburger' button and choose Create Preset: Give it a name: And it will then be available in the Custom Presets when you next create a document:
  17. Just out of curiosity, @walt.farrell, I wonder if it's possible to drag image format files like .jpg or .tiff onto the Affinity Publisher icon in the Windows Taskbar or onto a shortcut on the desktop, and open them that way? It's a year or two since I last used Windows and I can't even remember if that's part of Windows functionality. Cheers, H
  18. It is a bit weird. Secondary click on a .jpg in macOS Finder, choose Open With..., and Affinity Publisher is listed in the available applications. If you press on and open the image, Affinity Publisher creates a single-page document, with no master pages, with the same pixel dimensions as the image, and with the image placed perfectly on the single page as a locked Background (Pixel) layer. You can also drag a .jpg file from a folder onto the Affinity Publisher icon in the Dock (or in the Applications folder), and the same thing happens. As @R C-R says, there's not a huge amount you can do with it in Affinity Publisher in terms of image editing (although you can, if you have it, round-trip into the Affinity Photo persona via Studio Link). But it's not a workflow that I would choose to adopt
  19. Hi @Sean255 and welcome to the forums! The latest customer beta of Affinity Photo (version, for macOS) adds PSD smart object import support. I don't think this feature has been rolled out to the PC beta yet. I'm not in a position to test it myself, and I would guess it's a work in progress, but it might be worth a try... You can run the beta in parallel with your installed version, it doesn't replace it. Cheers, H
  20. Don't add any extra pages, just paste in the text on the first page and shift-click the linking arrow. This will automatically add as many pages as you need, and link the text for you. Cheers, H
  21. It looks as though you have at least seven open documents all called "Untitled" - the [M] after their names is short for "Modified", so they must have been saved at some point... As a first step, I would suggest saving and closing them all, quitting Affinity Designer, restarting and trying again. It might also be an idea to rename some of them! (I know, I know, turn it off and turn it on again. But if I was Affinity Designer, I might be a bit confused by all those open documents with the same name ) Hope it helps! H
  22. Hi @znello and welcome to the Forums! 😀 If you select the preset in the Export dialog, then click More, followed by Manage Presets, there's an option to Delete preset: There's an option in Preferences to Reset Default User Defaults, but that may be a bit of a blunt instrument, and the Help files are not helpful about what is actually reset by clicking this particular button. Cheers, H
  23. It's probably not a huge concern, but it's worth remembering that some fonts (mainly those known as "Old Style") treat numeric characters as lower-case, some with descenders and some with ascenders. This can make the individual characters appear not to be vertically aligned, which may look odd on a map: All these characters in Bodoni 72 Oldstyle have the same character and paragraph settings, and the circular text frames, as suggested by @GarryP are exactly the same size. Yet 6 and 8, which have 'ascenders', appear higher in their frames than 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9, which haves 'descenders'. Meanwhile 1, 2 and 0, which have neither, look smaller than all the other characters. Here they are all in a row: (When I did this sort of thing for a living, I always used to find the figure 4 particularly annoying. It never seems to look right, no matter how you align it and no matter what font you choose. )
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