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GrahamMYC

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  1. I have recently completed the Udemy course "Affinity Designer, Solid Foundations" by Simon Foster. Thoroughly enjoyed it (17.5 hours of video!). In one section, Simon used the scenario of proposing a presentation to a client using artboards, symbols, Simon has 30 years experience as a professional designer, and it shows. The course starts with basics, but leads on to more advanced workflows The section on Presentations works well so far as it goes. But if you map the ideas on to PowerPoint, then it misses a few tricks which are nothing to do with Affinity Designer. So could it be developed? And if so, would it then be a useful tool for creating PowerPoint presentations? The presentation below sets out this opportunity, which I am pleased to say I have discussed with Simon, though the words used are entirely mine. Sample artboards can be downloaded - see notes below video. It is more of an exploration than a tutorial. (There are notes with timings for the topics covered after the You Tube posting. Some relate to Affinity features that gave a few problems)
  2. Well done Serif I am too old and lack the skills to take advantage of the offer you have made, but I applaud it. I have been a Serif customer since 2001, and follow the development of your company with great interest. (Still looking forward to your DAM!)
  3. Affinity Photo 1,7: Flood select has stopped working.All other functions seem OK (including brush select). Any suggestions? [ PROBLEM SOLVED: OBJECT i WAS TRYING TO SELECT WITH FLOOD SELECT TOOL NEEDED TO BE RASTERISED]
  4. Yes. If I export brushes, I get a Windows dialog I thought I would check back. If I try to export the styles category now, I also get a Windows dialog. It seems something was jammed, and is no longer jammed. Irritating, but I suspect we will not find it now! (Footnote: Windows has been automatically updated in recent days)
  5. Dan C File data as requested Regards Graham objectstyles.propcol
  6. walt. Farrell And therein lies the problem I have spent a lot of time importing styles from sets I have accumulated over the years, so I would lose a lot by doing a reset. If possible I want to avoid that. Also, I do not need in the short term to export styles, so the costs outweigh the benefits. Nevertheless, I would like to track down the problem.
  7. Dan C As this is a new machine resetting presented no problems. However, I did not select "reset object styles" as this would mean a lot of work if the styles were lost. I should point out that Designer is behaving in an identical manner Still no result. I have used a workaround so that I do not need to export styles at the moment, but it would be good to get to the bottom of the problem. Thanks for your patience
  8. Sadly no change. Incidentally the next item down "show as list" is also not working
  9. I have done as you suggest (including doing a disk cleanup, and a Norton file cleanup). I do not get a windows dialog when I select "Export Styles Category' Regarding the ipad, it worked well once I had discovered the location of the styles tab! My ignorance is now marginally less than it was!
  10. I wish to export some styles from Affinity Photo or Designer to transfer them elsewhere. When I select a styles category and select "export styles category", nothing seems to happen. If it is exported I do not know where. I am using Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 on Windows 10 pro 64 bit Also Styles that I have imported into the PC will not import from iCloud into the iPad (Ipad Pro). Advice plse
  11. For example, when trying to import macros onto AP Ipad, I found that the only way was to copy the file to the icloud. Evene copying to the iPad files app did not work. Also, I cannot open files from or save files to an external drive. (This was, of course only a possibility with IOS13). Other apps that I have (e.g. Luma Fusion which is one of my replacements for Serif MoviePlus) has been able to access remote drives even before IOS 13, and can now access connected external drives. So we know it is possible.
  12. Thankyou The problem is that your tutorials are all of high quality, and we amateurs tend to rely on them for techniques we only use occasionally
  13. I managed to keep this link for the old tutorials. It still works, but has not been updated recently, so some of the resource links fail. However the old Affinity tutorials seem to have survived so far http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/
  14. I am sure this has been covered before, so all I need is the link. I have the Affinity suite on two computers. One will be scrapped The second will become a reserve machine. There will be a new computer. What is the license situation? How do I delete the scrapped machine from my license, and trasfer my leicense to the new machine?
  15. My main computer is a Windows 10nmachine attached to which I have a synology network attached storage. My main processing and document storage including backup is handled by the above. I also use an iPad Pro which is wonderful for when off site. Transferring files, especially large .afphoto type files is a tedious business. My current solution is to go via a small amount of ipad cloud and use the windows icloud app. But I also use Luma Fusion as a video editor on my iPad. That can open files from and save files to the windows/synology system over wifi. It is much cleaner and quicker. Could the same be done for Affinity Products? I understand the audioshare iPad app has a similar capability Regards Graham Rabbitts
  16. Booklet printing was going badly wrong until I realised that booklets only work if the total page number is a multiple of 4. It may be obvious to you professionals, but for us amateurs it may not be obvious. Can I suggest you either (a) add blank pages to make the document page count a multiple of 4 or (b) issue a warning message when people try to print a booklet that is NOT a multiple of 4 pages
  17. The fault with reveal appears to have persisted into AP 1.7 Here is a video demonstrating what happens. (unclip canvas reverts to the original image) AffinityRevealFail.mp4
  18. The problem seems to be that reveal doesn't work in Windows
  19. The new Darken/Reveal option on the Crop tool does not seem to work in Windows; or I have not understood it. There is no tutorial that I have found that explains the new functionality which appears to be very useful.
  20. I hesitate to post in this august place, but I think one of my selection techniques has not been explicitly described before.. This video is aimed at real world outdoor photography which is often taken under less than ideal conditions; and where we need to cheat because there was not a camera there when we wanted one.. This image is a composite. It was constructed in Affinity Photo. The video is a workflow demonstration - it is not good enough to be called a tutorial. Outdoor activities can often be difficult to photograph. My pastime is sailing, and I now have a motorboat. It is surprisingly difficult to get images of your own boat at sea. So you have to use what you can beg, borrow, or steal. The video is about using a photo taken by a friend, taken from a moving platform(another boat) under less than ideal weather conditions. We take the image and transform it so it can be used in an entirely different context. I have used three techniques described in official Serif Affinity videos by James Ritson. They are "Bringing Out Water Detail" <a href="https://vimeo.com/202899215" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/202899215</a> "HDR from one exposure" <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be</a> "Making Images Pop" <a href="https://vimeo.com/178575803" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/178575803</a> The first part of the video deals with enhancing the basic image, including two different applications of tone mapping. The second part deals with four different approaches to selection, to deal with different aspects of the image and how to combine them. I have not seen the use of the pen tool to create fine detail precise selections before, but maybe I did not look far enough. So far as I know, it is a first. The same problems apply to a lot of outdoor activities including windsurfing, climbing, motocross, horse riding. Wherever there is equipment, wild background, fine details (such as reins or ropes) then complex selection may be needed so you can blag an exciting picture. Please view
  21. build 1.7.0.221 (windows) seems to go some way toward solving the problem.. I placed a picture frame on the master page Then I went to one of the spread pages. The picture frame was visible. I selected it, and placed a picture. This immediately became an unlinked instance of the frame. With the move tool selected, double clicking opened a control so the image could be zoomed or moved. The image does not change the master. However, the image does not appear in the Resource manager. Therefore it seems difficult to edit the image or even delete it. It can be overwritten by another place. So, as things stand, the only way to edit it is externally and then do another place operation. Not very transparent. Nearly there! The release notes are here See the forum posting at
  22. It is nice to relax and have a bit of fun in the midst of all this serious stuff. Thankyou. As an 'oldie'I feel a bit exposed when I raise issues like this. On the other hand I have been a loyal user of Serif software since 2002. I admire what they have attempted, and I consider it a duty to raise issues that I think will help them develop a scintillatingly good product range
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