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    h_d got a reaction from Gabe in snap guide to path is this possible ?   
    Hi,
    In your snapping options (the white arrow next to the magnet) , make sure you have at least "Enable snapping" and "Snap to object bounding boxes" checked:
     

    This will let you snap guides to objects.
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    h_d got a reaction from Jon1 in Same color on two builings   
    Hi,
    Make a careful selection of the walls of the background buildings, leaving out the windows, road signs etc (my selection is fairly rough but gives you an idea of what you might achieve with more care and time.)
    Now add a Recolour Adjustment. My settings are below - it's quite desaturated, and I've set the blend mode to Lighter Colour.

     
    It's open to experimentation...
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    h_d reacted to R C-R in Reset Origin of rulers to different point in Designer   
    @Steve1
    1. All caps is considered the internet equivalent of shouting. If that is not your intent, which some people consider rude, use something else for emphasis, like bold or underline text.
    2. As they have said many times, all feature requests are considered but if or when they will be implemented depends on several factors, including the amount of work it takes to make them reliable & properly integrated with other existing, planned, or new features.
    3. With this in mind, refer to the first post in the Sneak peeks for 1.7 topic for some insights about what they have spent a lot of time doing, why, & what we can expect from that.
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    h_d got a reaction from iTosaf in Document dimensions in inches like 7 7/8 x 10 3/8   
    In any dimensions box, just type the number and the fraction in this format: 2+(3/8):
     

     
    Now press enter:
     

     
    The fraction is automatically formatted as a decimal.
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    h_d reacted to mac_heibu in linux   
    Affinity forums — the only ones with a running gag!
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    h_d got a reaction from carl123 in Shortcut for adding new child layer   
    Sorry  @carl123 , I misunderstood.
    The default keyboard shortcut for a New Pixel Layer on macOS is Cmd+Shift+N.
    However, Cmd+Shift+M is defined by default as displaying the Media Browser, which I suspect is a macOS-only feature.
    Without disturbing the default shortcut settings, your suggestion works for me on macOS if I assign the Insertion Inside option to Cmd+Shift+O (letter O).

    There is no need to release the Command and Shift keys between typing the two letters.
     
     
     
     
     
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    h_d got a reaction from k410 in Symmetrical painting?   
    Sorry, in a huge rush. Brief instructions below and sample file to try out.  (No screen grabs I'm afraid.)
     
    You have to do quite a bit of setting up. There may be quicker ways but  this works for me.
    1) Create a new document, preferably square.
    2) In Vector persona, draw a rectangle or any other shape. The size is not important.
    3) Display the Symbols palette, make sure Sync: is selected, select the rectangle and create a new symbol. This will "nest" the rectangle into the symbol.
    4) Let's say you want six-fold symmetry. In the Layers palette, duplicate the symbol five times, giving you six identical symbols.
    5) In the Symbols palette, click Sync: to turn off synchronisation.
    6) Leave the top symbol in the Layers palette as it is.
    7) Click on the second symbol (not rectangle) in the Layers palette. Display the Transform palette. Rotate the symbol 60˚. (360˚/6).
    8) Rotate the remaining four symbols in the same way, to 120˚, 180˚, 240˚, 300˚.
    9) Click the Sync: button in the Symbols palette to re-synchronise the symbols.
    10) In the Layers palette, delete the rectangle from the top symbol. This will delete it from all the other symbols too, but you may get a 'ghost' of the rectangle remaining. It will disappear.
    11) At the top of the layers stack, create a new Pixel layer. Drag it into the top symbol so that it "nests" and appears in all the other symbols.
    12) Switch to pixel persona. Paint in the top pixel layer. It should be replicated in each of the other symbols, rotated about the centre in six-fold symmetry. 
     
    Symmetrical painting.afdesign
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    h_d got a reaction from AffinityJules in Gradient   
    Glad to help!
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    h_d got a reaction from gdenby in Symmetrical painting?   
    Sorry, in a huge rush. Brief instructions below and sample file to try out.  (No screen grabs I'm afraid.)
     
    You have to do quite a bit of setting up. There may be quicker ways but  this works for me.
    1) Create a new document, preferably square.
    2) In Vector persona, draw a rectangle or any other shape. The size is not important.
    3) Display the Symbols palette, make sure Sync: is selected, select the rectangle and create a new symbol. This will "nest" the rectangle into the symbol.
    4) Let's say you want six-fold symmetry. In the Layers palette, duplicate the symbol five times, giving you six identical symbols.
    5) In the Symbols palette, click Sync: to turn off synchronisation.
    6) Leave the top symbol in the Layers palette as it is.
    7) Click on the second symbol (not rectangle) in the Layers palette. Display the Transform palette. Rotate the symbol 60˚. (360˚/6).
    8) Rotate the remaining four symbols in the same way, to 120˚, 180˚, 240˚, 300˚.
    9) Click the Sync: button in the Symbols palette to re-synchronise the symbols.
    10) In the Layers palette, delete the rectangle from the top symbol. This will delete it from all the other symbols too, but you may get a 'ghost' of the rectangle remaining. It will disappear.
    11) At the top of the layers stack, create a new Pixel layer. Drag it into the top symbol so that it "nests" and appears in all the other symbols.
    12) Switch to pixel persona. Paint in the top pixel layer. It should be replicated in each of the other symbols, rotated about the centre in six-fold symmetry. 
     
    Symmetrical painting.afdesign
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    h_d reacted to AffinityJules in Gradient   
    Hallelujah!!
    Thanks h_d, that went right up my flagpole and now I finally understand how this stupid thing works. I've spent months trying to figure that out - yes really. It got so bad that I avoided using gradients altogether. At times, and to use a clumsy analogy, this program is like learning how to ride a bike, you fall off a couple of times and get all bruised up, but when you get the hang of it - it all clicks into place never to be forgotten.
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    h_d got a reaction from AffinityJules in Gradient   
    The eyedropper is not the colour picker. Don't click the eyedropper.
    To the right of the dropper is a small circle. This is the colour picker:
     

     
    You drag the small circle over the image to sample the colour you want.

    Your chosen colour will then appear in the smaller circle to the right of the eyedropper. The big circle to the left won't change yet.
     
     
    Now click once on the blob on the gradient that you want to set to that colour. It should now be the largest blob on the gradient line.
     

     
     
    Now click once on the small circle. The colour of the selected blob on the gradient line will change to the picked colour, and the large circle to the left of the eyedropper will also change at this point to match the picked colour:
     

     
    Rinse and repeat.
     
    It's not what I'd call intuitive, but it does work.
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    h_d reacted to Gabe in Corrupted/distorted pdf export from AD   
    Hi all,
    The "problem" is that your document is in 16bit/RGB, and the standard preview on mac does not support 16bit images in PDF. At this point, you have 3 choices:
    Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to preview and print your documents (or any other software that supports 16 bit) Export as PDF > More > Compatibility > PDF 1.4 (this version only supports 8bit and will convert any 16 or higher to 8) Change your document to 8bit in Document Setup Thanks,
    Gabe. 
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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Corrupted/distorted pdf export from AD   
    Same here - consistent behaviour at least
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    h_d reacted to bildervice in no camera data   
    well, the trial finally timed out on me, so I bit the bullet and bought the licence, and now I have a working program, that reads exif data from .nef files no problem. So I guess I'm happy now! Thanks for all the efforts! Starting to get some really nice results now, but lots of learning still to do, so no doubt I'll be back to pick some brains soon.

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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Light/lightning effect   
    With Photos, you can download free lightning brushes from here : https://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/57462-20-lightning-ps-brushes-abr-vol-3
     
    (there are lots of others).
     
    Import the brushes, choose one, set the colour to white, resize the brush to taste, click once, KABOOM....
     
       
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    h_d got a reaction from verysame in What CPU cores should I use?   
    It's a public holiday in the UK today, so the devs are probably enjoying an ice cream in the sunshine. 
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    h_d reacted to R C-R in Focus Merge for Panasonic TZ100   
    I think you are right about needing the 'pro' license (which I bought many years ago before there were Intel Macs). The app still works fine on my iMac but unfortunately, from what I have read Quicktime 7 won't work with future versions of macOS (anything after the current High Sierra version) because it is a 32 bit app & Apple has said that High Sierra is the last macOS version that will run 32 bit apps, period. 
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    h_d reacted to kaffeeundsalz in Frequency separation - high pass B&W option?   
    Since Affinity Photo's High Pass Filter does indeed have a Monochrome option, you can achieve this by setting up the frequency separation manually, i.e. instead of using the Frequency Separation command, create the necessary layer modifications step by step. If I remember the procedure correctly, you should be able to get there by doing something like this:
     
    1. Duplicate background layer. You now have two identical layers on top of each other.
    2. Apply High Pass Filter to the top layer. Check "Monochrome" to take the color out of the high frequencies. Remember the pixel radius.
    3. Apply Gaussian Blur filter to the bottom layer. Use the exact same pixel radius that you used in the High Pass filter before.
    4. Set the blend mode of the top layer to Linear Light.
     
    Just like with Frequency Separation, you end up with two independent layers for the high and low frequencies, but without color information in the high frequency layer. Of course, this can also be done non-destructively by using nested Live Filter Layers. Just make sure that the radius in the High Pass and the Gaussian Blur filters are identical.
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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    I get it! (I think...)
     
    When the OP creates his first selection, it is automatically saved as a mask on the adjustment layer.
     

     
    When the OP deselects and then creates a new selection, the newly selected area is not added to the mask
     

     
    To apply the adjustment to the newly selected area, the OP needs to make sure the adjustment layer is selected, and fill the new selection with white:
     

     
    The second selection area is now added to the mask, and the single adjustment will apply to both areas.
     

     
     
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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    A differently coloured recolour adjustment for each eye, then an HSL adjustment on top of that:
     

     
    different eyes-desktop.m4v
     

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    h_d got a reaction from LvH in Selection not taking effect?   
    Add a single Recolour adjustment layer, invert it, paint white over the eyes, adjust:
     
    eyecolour-desktop.m4v
     
    (.afphoto file attached)
    catseyes.afphoto
     

     
    (adjustment layers are their own masks)
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    h_d reacted to toltec in Newbie asking for "greatest features" of AD/AP   
    Sadly, after Brexit, I'm not sure if we will still be related ? 
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    h_d reacted to toltec in Selection not taking effect?   
    Good point, from reading the OPs post, I took it he wanted separate recolour adjustments but unless the subject has Heterochromia  (or the OP wishes to simulate the condition) I guess that does not make much sense .I edited my first post to avoid confusing him.
     
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    h_d reacted to firstdefence in Newbie asking for "greatest features" of AD/AP   
    He should move and become a Snot:
     
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    h_d got a reaction from firstdefence in Nik Plugins   
    Hi,
     
    If you're on macOS, watch this: 
     
     
     
    Or if you're on Windows, watch this:
     
     
    Hope this helps
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