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  1. Maybe I don't understand what you mean. Can you show me how to draw with the brush on a filling layer?
  2. It may be cheaper to customize the code than to change the help (including translations). I hope Serif knows how to do it, and it just doesn't have a high priority for her. The most Windows users intuitively try D&D first. They don't search first in any menu, especially since D&D functions in the opposite direction.
  3. Instead of correcting the help, it would be better to support D&D in Windows.
  4. Michail

    resize layers palette

    It may help to reset the studio (menu "View" -> "Studio"). Or you can reset the program by pressing the Ctrl key at startup.
  5. @Tumulte, We're going round in circles. I think it's all said. I wish you a pleasant day.
  6. I don't know of any graphics program that works differently. Nevertheless, you are free not to like it. What would be your suggestion for another efficient and consistent method for key-mouse-actions? In practice, I would use this method if I wanted to quickly copy or move an object within sight. So you see ad hoc what happens. For the distance, there is still the popular and widespread C&P method. If something works, it can't be questionable, can it?! I have already said what my opinion is on this point.
  7. Of course, that's exactly the point! If you want to use keys for a function, you have to keep these keys pressed until the end of the action, otherwise the desired effect will not be achieved. This is quite logical. Let me give you a simpler example. Let's say you want to draw a circle. There is no special circle tool, so use the Ellipse tool. To draw a circle with this tool you have to hold down the Shift key while drawing the ellipse. If you release the Shift key first, it will be an ellipse again. If you want to have a circle, you are forced to release the mouse button first. Otherwise you will get an ellipse again. I don't know what is so hard to understand about this principle. First the mouse, then the key. Never try to let go of both at the same time, because you don't have that under control. The thing with Ctrl or Alt and the double function of the Ctrl key is a completely different problem. I had already said something about that.
  8. Why do you let go of the keyboard key first? If you use shortcuts, you should always release the mouse button first. Otherwise the shortcut will lose its effect before your action is complete.
  9. If you are in Symmetry mode and have activated the stabilizer at the same time, it is very difficult to align the center of symmetry to an exact point. It seems that the stabilizer's inhibition mechanism is maintained when the stabilizer is moved.
  10. If several objects are grouped, only the outer common selection is visible. If several ungrouped objects are selected, the individual object boundaries are also visible. I suspect that this is hardly different in PagePlus.
  11. That makes sense. But it counteracts the basic idea @Sean P was talking about. If you use the traditional Alt key and change your mind and switch to the Ctrl key, it won't work. So flip-floppers must always use Ctrl. This would make the world-famous Alt key superfluous.
  12. Why didn't Serif assign this functionality to the Alt key? The Alt key is the traditional copy key.
  13. I tried using AP to mask objects in front of a greenscreen. I used the color range selection ("Select" -> "Color Range"). After that I wanted to improve the edges. But the "Refine" function doesn't seem to work with this kind of selection. So this type of selection is very limited. I also want to address again a very old problem with the Refine dialog: The output as "Selection" and as "Mask" is of poor quality. It also differs from the preview and therefore cannot be used. The only output you can use is "New Layer". Are you aware of this fact?
  14. I'm just curious: What do you do with a text frame where one dimension is 0?
  15. You can also use Boolean operators to combine multiple selections that have different edge sharpnesses. Therefore, the option must always be active. If you want to change the edge sharpness later, use the menu command "Select" -> "Edge sharpness".
  16. This setting must be made before selection.
  17. In the latest German version, the "Remove white background" filter is available twice.
  18. I have made a small video for clarification. In the dialog box "Refine selection" the selection is not converted into a red mask. Instead, the whole area turns red. I took some pictures to illustrate the problem. Screenshot 1 shows the preview displayed in the "Refine Selection" dialog box. I have selected "Preview" transparent in the popup. That's why the new background is already displayed. The selection still looks good here. Screenshots 2 and 3 show the results with the output settings "Mask" and "Selection". The selection looks much worse than it was shown in the preview. Screenshot 4 shows the result with the output setting "Layer". The selection is good and corresponds to the preview. If required, I can also provide you with the corresponding afphoto files.
  19. Your tone is very rude! No one is obliged to answer you (and you cannot forbid anyone). And if you only expect answers from a certain group of people, then you should make that explicit in your posts.
  20. Michail

    Filter is double

    Thanks Patrick. By the way, the protocol steps for the commands "Remove White/Black Matte" in the German version are written in English.
  21. Michail

    Beta update failed again

    This isn't the beta forum .
  22. Create a new document. Place the attached two-page PDF. Switch from page 1 to page 2 (context bar: "layout page"). Result: Page 2 is displayed in the Page panel, but the layout page remains on page 1. Remarks: - The PDF is from InDesign, but that's irrelevant. - This doesn't work in the current beta either. 2 Pages (from ID).pdf
  23. Yes, it seems so. Between 78 and 79 percent it seems to change with me. When I save the document after changing the PDF page, close it and open it again, everything is displayed correctly.
  24. Unfortunately, there is still no level-based transparency protection function. Some tools like the paint brush have this option ("Protect transparency"). For other tools like the Gradient Tool this option is missing. This option should be independent of the tools in the layer panel and should apply to an active layer.