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    How do I "crop" the "canvass"?

    An alternate way to achieve this: 1. Select the objects you want cropped to 2. Copy the objects (ctrl c) 3. File > New From Clipboard Now you have a document cropped to the size of your objects.
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    cut out selection problem

    Check out grammarly.com It will check your spelling and your grammar at the same time right here in the forums. Best of all, it is free.
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    Selection brush tool not working......

    Is the layer locked on the layers panel?
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    Named colours color palette to share.

    Thanks for sharing. If a screenshot of the palette was included, more people would potentially download it.
  5. @owenr & @JimmyJack Thanks very much. I wasn't aware of the Alpha choice. That works a treat to adjust the intensity of the mask layer.
  6. I was attempting to accomplish this by doing it the way @gdenby did it above, which is very similar to the way it would work in Photoshop. I have attached an afdesign file showing a simple t-shirt mockup I made to illustrate the technique. The purpose of the texture is to reveal the shirt color underneath the graphic to simulate the shirt being washed and worn. In PS, a levels can be applied to the mask layer to reduce the effect of the texture. I didn't see a way to do reduce the effect of the texture in SpoonGraphics' method or gdenbys' method. If I reduce the opacity of the mask layer, it just makes the graphic more transparent. Changing the blend mode of the mask does nothing as far as I can tell. I realize my method is very different than what you showed me, but I think my way is what I would do to distress a graphic on a t-shirt. I am just curious if I can affect how much the mask reveals of the shirt beneath. Thank you @firstdefence for your help. T-shirt_Mockup_test.afdesign
  7. On the download page for these washed and worn textures, near the bottom of the post, he talks about how to use the textures in Photoshop. He also talks about using levels on the layer mask to decrease the effect of the texture. I can make the layer mask with texture in AD or AP, but I can't apply levels to the mask. Is there any way to apply levels to an existing mask or is there some other workaround?
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    How to feather in Affinity Designer

    You might want to try feathering the edge by applying a gaussian blur. Click on the fx icon at the bottom of the layers panel and tick the gaussian blur option. Adjust the slider to get the amount of feather (blur) you want. The slider only goes to 100 pixels, but you can get a higher value by typing a number in the box at the end of the slider. feathered edge.afdesign
  9. Try this video tutorial and see if it clears it up for you.
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    Font style selection

    I think the only way to be able to do that would be to use a font manager that allows tagging the font. I use 'Main Type' and it allows you to filter your fonts by whatever tags you have assigned to your fonts.
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    Change values with "alt" & scroll wheel

    Are you using Mac or PC and which product? Using AD on windows, rolling the scroll wheel while hovering over the width or height in the transform panel increases/decreases in increments of 1. Holding down the control key while rolling the mouse wheel changes it in increments of .1. Holding down shift while rolling the mouse wheel changes it in increments of 10.
  12. I use Trello . It is a very powerful management tool. It has a free and a paid version, but the free version works well for most cases.
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    Perspective Grid

    I have snapping turned on and snap to grid selected. It snaps for me.
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    Ammonite Hotel

    WOW! That is absolutely awesome. If I had 10% of your talent I would be happy as could be. Thanks for sharing.
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    Texture Paint Brush Asset Library 01

    Thanks Stuart, These are really nice.