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    MaryLou got a reaction from impossiblecolor in The colour mesh   
    I have to agree with Teejay.  We were promised this which is one reason many of us bought the program.  I'm thinking maybe there was a big mud slide that caused a huge road block.  While Designer is nice,  DrawPlus is a better program.  It has great features and it's disappointing to NOT see them included in Affinity.   Maybe they need to get a crew to remove the mud from the road and give us what was promised so long ago.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from 2989 in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?   
    Alfred, any chance you could do a quick sample with pictures to show how to get the seamless tile?  I really did try but I was totally lost and would love to know how to do that.  I have a number of nice patterns but they are not seamless.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Przemysław in Artboard Document Sizes   
    That's true, Alfred, but how does that relate to iPad/Pad 2, iPad (mini), etc?
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Przemysław in Artboard Document Sizes   
    Even so, it would be nice if the rest of us knew what those sizes are.  Otherwise they are meaningless.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Przemysław in Artboard Document Sizes   
    When working with Art Boards, and going to pick a size from the dropdown Document window, I am totally lost.  As a Windows user, I have no idea what those sizes mean.  Can that be changed to something that is more meaningful to the non-apple users? I have attached the drop-down menu..

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    MaryLou got a reaction from IndieGuy in Spiral Shape   
    Please put the spiral shape in the Shapes panel.  Each time I want to use it, I have to go to Draw Plus to get the shape the way I want it, then save it and open it in AD.  Would be so nice if we could have that little feature. 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Where are the files located?   
    I kind of have to disagree with the part about it being more difficult for older ones to learn such things.  Many of us older ones were the pioneers for home computers back in the day. The only reason the older ones might have a problem is because they were not exposed to technology.  I am 80 years old and find myself teaching those in the younger generations how to do things.  It's not so much a matter of age, it's what you have been exposed to. 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Where are the files located?   
    Thanks!!!   Didn't realize there were two areas.  Got it fixed.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from only7yb in Remove "okay" button on Alignment Panel   
    Several of us were discussing the fact that you have to click a button to accept the changes when using the Alignment panel in Affinity Designer.  This is sooooo annoying!  Why is that button there?  Most times, I forget to click it because just about everything else is automatically applied.  For example, if I apply any of the effects, I don't have to click a button to apply them.  If I select a style, I don't have to click a button to apply it.  Right off, I can't think of anywhere that I have to click a button to apply something other than this darn alignment panel.
     
    Any chance you could eliminate that?  If one doesn't like the effect, we can always use an Undo.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from A_B_C in Artboards and text - AD   
    I just tested it and YES!   It has been fixed.  No matter where I type the text, it clips itself to the artboard.  This makes me a  happy camper!!  
    Thanks to everyone who responded to this topic. I think it was a learning experience for all of us. 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Sticky New Document Choices   
    When one creates a New Document in Affinity Designer for the PC, you put in your size and other preferences.  They all "stick" so you don't have to do it the next time around.  However, the box to Create Artboard does NOT stay sticky.  Why is that?   I work on an artboard 99% of the time so every time I start a new document, it's an extra step to check that box.  I should not have to do that.  If I'm in a hurry, I forget to check it so once the document opens, I have to select the artboard tool and drab a box over the document so it becomes an artboard.  
    My request is, please make the artboard choice sticky on the New Document menu along with all of our other choices. 
    Thank you!
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    MaryLou got a reaction from firstdefence in Text on a Curve   
    Thanks RC-R - it's not a problem.  I am going to opt out of getting emails on this topic because I got exactly what I was looking for.  I actually found it interesting that one cannot keep repeating a letter just by holding down the key on the keyboard. 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from A_B_C in Text on a Curve   
    Thank you so much!!!   This is the perfect solution and so EASY!   I did try using the Character features to adjust the spacing but that didn't work. Just could NOT get the text perfect.   I just now tried the justified text (brilliant idea) and it did the trick!!   
    Thanks to all who made suggestions - it's good to know one can always get help here.  And again, a huge thanks to A_B_C for the perfect solution!!!  I am a happy camper! 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from John Rostron in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?   
    John, thanks for your efforts but I do not use Photo. I believe the program I use to create seamless tiled images uses the same method as you show, but it's all automatic.  I like automatic.  
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?   
    Alfred, you have a very good memory.  Yes, PIRCnet.com did derive from PhotoImpact back in the last century.    Once that was discontinued, we changed to PaintShopPro but none of us liked it. We eventually found DrawPlus and loved it.  But, we all know what happened to that. So now, we are an Affinity forum and hope to stay that way for a long time to come.
    In PhotoImpact, you open your pattern, drag a selection line around the area you want to keep for your pattern, then select the Seamless Tile option.  PhotoImpact opens a window with suggested values that you can change, or not.  Click the button and it's done. I'm attaching an image to show what I mean as well as how my seamless tile came out.  This is not perfet by any means, but it works better than anything else around.  I don't think that people looking at patterns really dissect them and check for perfection - at least, I don't.  It would be difficult to see where this image was manipulated to make it seamless unless that's what you were searching for.  I'm hoping that eventually, we will have such a feature in Affinity Designer. 


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    MaryLou got a reaction from Bri-Toon in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?   
    Yes, that's exactly what I want.  There was an oldie by Ulead called PhotoImpact.  It was purchased by Corel around 2008 and since Corel also sells PaintShopPro, they discontinued PhotoImpact which eliminated some of the competition. That was a shame because PhotoImpact was a far better program.  There was also a filter that worked with the older programs that did it as well.  This works very well for most images, especially those used for background images. 
    I do have Affinity Photo but have only opened it a few times.  Haven't had time to learn my way around nor the motivation since I have no interest in photo processing of any kind.  I also don't enter contests but I often want to use a pattern as a web page background and not many people really inspect it to see if all the pieces match up so this method works just fine. If I were to enter a contest, it would be all 100% original work.
     
    The example that Bri-Toons made came out great!  Thanks for trying.  I will look on YouTube and see if I can find a simple tutorial there. 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from StuartRc in Texture Paint [mixed nozzle raster brushes]   
    Oh wow!  Lots of GREAT textures!!  Thanks, Stuart!   Was nice of you to share them with us! 
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    MaryLou got a reaction from sidsewell in Faulty instructions for adding free macros to Affinity Photo 1.5   
    It might be good to mention that you cannot import the .afmacro files unless you have an open document.  I kept trying and nothing happened but as soon as I opened a new document, the icon turned white and It all worked perfectly.
     
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    MaryLou got a reaction from rubs in Windows Keyboard with Affinity Shortcuts   
    OH, I see.  There are two different threads going around about cheat sheets but they are different things.  I see that now.  Yours is an actual keyboard image and since you made and posted it,  Thanks for sharing!  Things like this are always very helpful.
    The other thread with links to a cheat sheet has images of all the shortcuts from the back of the workbooks.  These are the ones I'm concerned. I don't want to pass around links unless I know it's okay to do so.  Thanks for clarifying this. 
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    MaryLou reacted to Colesy36 in Affinity Photo for Windows Update 1.6.1 (& 1.6.2) Available   
    When I logged into Affinity Photo 1.6.0.89 it suggested that I download the latest update, I was suspicious because I thought all updates were done automatically, however your message on this forum confirms that an update is available, is it safe to download from a website called go.affinity?
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    MaryLou got a reaction from CircularWebs in How to draw a spiral   
    I was able to make a spiral following your instructions but wow.... what a LOT of work!!  I think I'll lay off the spirals until Affinity adds that abiliby.
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Bri-Toon in Affinity Designer Tips and Tricks   
    Myself, I prefer written tutorials.  I can go back and re-read what I don't understand and do it again until I do.  With videos, I spend far too much time backing up the video because I either didn't see how the author did something or there is no voice to tell me, and then there are people who have a heavy accent which makes it a bit difficult to understand.  The written word takes care of all those problems.  There's one video tut writer (don't recall his name) but he has an accent and tends to lower his voice when saying the last 3-4 words. So, I have to back it up again, usually several times, so I can figure it out.  I have not tried these tutorials yet but will give them a shot.  I only replied because you did ask what people prefer.
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    MaryLou reacted to Bri-Toon in Affinity Designer Tips and Tricks   
    I appreciate everyone's feedback, and I respect the honest criticism. Now I know what to improve. For tutorial 9, I will be sure to slow things down and be more explanatory. I guess it's like taking a new job. The trainer who has been there for a while does not realize how much needs to be covered because he or she is so use to the system. It's no problem at all.
     
    Would people still prefer a text tutorial, or a verbal one?
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    MaryLou got a reaction from StuartRc in Paint Brush Texture Sets 1 & 2   
    Thanks for the awesome brushes!!!  It's really great that you are just giving them away!!  One doesn't get many good freebies these days so yours are greatly appreciated!!
     
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    MaryLou got a reaction from Jens Krebs in [By Design] Affinity Photo Workspace Toggle   
    I would think they would have the same actions in Photo as they do in Designer.   It's hard to work one way in one program, then have to do it different in the other. I have never seen a graphic program where I couldn't move something off the document area.  Why give you such a large area around the document if it's not usable space?  I do hope they change that. 
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