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  1. Worth remembering that pixel brushes are only available in Designer's Pixel Persona, while vector brushes only work in the main Designer Persona. Cheers, H
  2. I'm sure it varies from country to country - it's a matter of custom and practice, not of absolute right and wrong. And we do sometimes see hyphenated left-aligned text in the UK. But as an old-school print sub-editor it sets my teeth on edge. Except of course in special cases like 'antidisestablishmentarianism' and 'Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch' Mind you, if you're being really strict, proper nouns shouldn't be hyphenated even in justified text.
  3. Ah sorry @Bartek B, I missed the context of your original request. As a picture-editing app, I suspect Photo doesn't have much in the way of hyphenation options. That said, in the 1.8 Beta versions (not sure about 1.7), a hyphenated text frame can be cut and pasted from Publisher into Photo and the resulting text will remain hyphenated and editable.
  4. You'll need to ensure Auto-Hyphenation is turned on in the Paragraph panel: But it also appears that if the text is "left align" (as yours is) then hyphenation will not be applied. This is typographically correct in UK English practice - only justified text should also be hyphenated. Screenshots below. In the first paragraph of the second shot, "porridge" is hyphenated: Hope this helps!
  5. Yes absolutely. After setting the colour space of your original B&W image to CMYK, you can use the Swatches panel in the Studio to create a new Palette, and then use the Colour panel to create your mixes as fills and add them to your palette. You can then rename the swatches in your new Palette by right-clicking on them. Viewing the Palette as a list will help. Here my Colour palette has a fill of 100Y 20K. I have a palette in my Swatches which I've called CMYK colorisation. I'm hovering over the "Add Current Fill to Palette" button. By default my 'Gold' colour is initially named with the complete values for the CMYK mix. And here it is in the process of renaming: And here it is renamed: (There are various different types of palette including Document and Application - check the help files for more info on how to create them.) Cheers, H
  6. In Catalina, with Publisher in full screen mode, and with the New Document window also in full screen mode, creating a new document results in a completely black screen. I can then switch to the new document itself via the App Switcher (CMD-tab) or the Dock. But it's a bit disconcerting.
  7. If you've already applied focus bracketing in camera, then I don't think the Affinity Focus Merge is going to help much. Changing the aperture is simply going to give you different depths of field across the images (which might explain the blurs). And to be honest I'm not sure that Focus Merge is the best tool for exploring lens characteristics. Affinity Focus Merge expects a group of images from the same viewpoint, with the same exposure and aperture settings, but with different focus. It's good for combining macro images which generally have a very shallow depth of field. It finds the sharpest areas of each individual image and combines them to give an image with the 'best of all worlds' in terms of overall sharpness, and from my limited testing of it works very well indeed. Try setting up your camera on a tripod, switch to manual focusing with a fairly shallow depth of field (ie quite a large aperture, but probably not fully open), then take a series of pictures gradually changing focus from the front to the back of the object. Then run these pictures through Focus Merge without changing them in camera or in any other software, and you'll get an idea of what Focus Merge can do. Hope this helps!
  8. Don't know if this will help, but in the Select menu there's an option to Select Sampled Colour: Click the colour you want to select and then click Apply to confirm the selection. Rather than using the paintpot, you can then add a Recolour adjustment layer which will automatically create a mask of the selection. Deselect to remove the 'marching ants', and then adjust Hue/Saturation/Lightness. It's also worth experimenting with the Opacity and Blend Mode settings. Screen Recording 2020-02-06 at 19.07.05.mov But if you can post the original image, it'll be easier to understand the effect you want to achieve.
  9. If you have an Apple Pencil, are you using the iPad version of Photo? If so, it might be worth posting in the Affinity for iPad forum. We're desktop wallahs here
  10. Another way... Draw a circle using the Ellipse Tool constrained with the shift key. Set fill to None. Set stroke to desired colour and thickness of banana. Set stroke end caps to rounded. Convert circle to curves. Select Node Tool. Click at one end of banana. Click Break Curve in Context Toolbar. Click at other end of banana, again click Break Curve. This will create two layers in the Layers panel. Delete the non-banana. End result: .afdesign file attached with history saved so you can scrub through it. Cheers, H bananaman.afdesign
  11. Sorry, been putting up a new shed... You can also use the Selection Brush Tool to select areas of similar colours - may give you a more precise outline than an ellipse. Cheers, H
  12. A donut with a quite complex Conical fill: spacetime donut.afdesign
  13. Not really no - it was ghost cat trying to freak out the pooch. 🐈 (But to get vaguely back on topic, it was done using Affinity Photo and a Recolour adjustment. It's non-destructive so I can go back to original - though sadly deceased - cat if I need to. The colour change is a screen recording of me scrubbing the Hue slider up and down.)
  14. Ah @Callum that would do the trick! Raises the question which application the OP is using...
  15. I fear that @Callum 's solution may only produce a single .jpeg containing an image of all the pages, even if Affinity Photo were happy opening and exporting a 150-page pdf document. This happened when I tried it with a three-page pdf. (I also tried it with a 64-page pdf and my Mac crashed hard). If @pierobortolot is on a Mac, I can offer a non-Affinity solution using Automator and a third-party app, Graphic Converter. Post back if interested.
  16. Hi and welcome to the forums! It's hard to tell without seeing the original image and the steps you took to get your outcome. It looks to me as though the "white line" is a left-over from the sky in the original that hasn't been selected before masking/deletion. How did you select the original sky? Did you then use the Refine... button to improve the selection? If so, did you make any changes to the settings in the Refine panel? All the best, H
  17. Try Preferences - Software Update (this is Publisher, which I bought direct from Serif): Cheers, H
  18. You may well find the custom brushes you're looking for in the Resources section of these forums. Cheers, H
  19. The Info panel doesn't display image dimensions - they're in the Transform panel. The Help documentation gives a description of what the Info panel does - it's mainly to do with colour sampling. If you set and then move a target, you'll see the H, W, D and A values update in the Info panel: Cheers, H
  20. Hi Beverley and welcome! I can't help with the question about the book I'm afraid, but below each forum post you should see a box labelled "Reply to this topic..." Just click into the box and start typing. If you can't see it, it may be that you have to wait until you've made a couple of posts of your own before the forum software lets you reply to others. I would be careful about reviving old topics though: the information in them may well be out of date, and people are more likely to answer a new question. Cheers, H
  21. Select both curves, then go to the Layer menu and under Geometry choose Merge Curves: Hope that helps! H
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