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  1. Could we please get larger mask thumbnails (and thumbnails in general) which show what has been painted on the masks as Photoshop does (see the attached)? This is my number one desire so I can see what I'm doing. Ignore the circle top right! I just grabbed the image online. PLEASEEEEE!!!!! Phil
  2. Hello all. Can anyone help me with this as its driving me to distraction? Take a look at the attached file. It's possible that you won't have all the fonts available to you but don't worry about that. On the front cover (the one with the bomb image), underneath the bomb you will see the words Brain Bomb which is the name of the EP. It is semitransparent. I have tried everything I can think of to make it entirely opaque. The layer opacity is a 100% both for the stroke and the fill. I have tried putting it in its own layer. There are no effects applied. Can anyone help at all? Thanks all! folded cover take 2.afdesign
  3. Can I turn off the blue line around items? Thanks! Phil
  4. Hello everyone, I'm looking for a little bit of help. If I have a file open and select a layer and then, for instance, create a square selection with all the marching ants. If I'm in Photoshop and I hit the delete key it will delete what is within the selection. In Photo it deletes the entire layer. I have found myself having to grab the eraser tool and erase what within the selection but I'm sure there must be a better way of doing it. Is there a way that you know that would allow me to just delete what is within a selection? Thanks for any help with this. Phil
  5. Sure. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will set up my own thread. Sorry if you felt diluted on your thread here. All the best!
  6. Hi all, take a look at the attached. I have created that text and masked it to Ales's head. Now I would like to move the text a bit without changing the mask so that it still deletes the area behind his head. In PS I would just select the text and move it but I can't seem to make that happen in Photo (see second screenshot). Can someone help? This ought to be traightforward, surely? Thanks. Phil
  7. Ah, that seems to be it although, unless I am mistaken, you don't get the Lock Children option if the object is a text object. I had to delete the mask then rasterise the layer, reload the selection from a spare channel, create the mask, choose the move tool, choose lock children, then it works. If I tried to rasterise the layer without deleting the mask first it rasterised the mask too. Complex stuff!
  8. Thanks. If I do that I can move the mask but I want to move the content and NOT the mask. Does that make sense? I can't seem to select just the content layer without the mask layer being selected too. I tried turning off the mask to no avail.
  9. I jumped ahead a few! I hope you don't mind. You have inspired me to try stuff out.
  10. Would it be possible to add a Close All option to the File menu? PS has it and I often find it useful when I have a lot of images open. When I go into Crop tool, it is always set to 'unconstrained' and I have to change it back to original proportions which is, 99% of the time, what I want. Could that be a preference?
  11. Phil_rose

    Creating LUTS in Affinity Photo

    I am having the same issue. I export from Photo with a bunch of adjustment layers as an LUT and bring it into Premiere Elements and the colors aren't right. Is this issue still prevalent or am I doing something wrong? Thanks!
  12. I'm not sure what you mean by ;what happens'. There would be a lot of threads with pictures of work. Why would that be a problem?
  13. Without wanting to get into a flame war I have to ask why you care. You don't have to look at this thread and I, for one, enjoy getting notifications when Brian uploads a new image and see no reason at all why he should share files if he doesn't want to.
  14. Phil_rose

    Another place to share work.

    I need to go take a look! And of course, I'm sure you're right about Yahoo. The same could be said of Facebook, Google, Amazon et cetera et cetera. We all dance with the devil or some such!
  15. Hi all, not sure if there will be any interest in this since Flickr isn't as popular as it once was but I have set up a group there this morning, for sharing work. Primarily for Designer and Publisher but Photo would be welcome too. You can find the group at https://www.flickr.com/groups/affinitysuite/ Currently the icon and cover photo are my images but I hope those will change if/when we get some members and content! I know that in some ways it's a duplicate of this secxtion of the forums but it has the advantage of allowing a gallery look to the images. Hope there might be some interest in this! Phil
  16. Phil_rose

    Another place to share work.

    I use Smugmug for all my photo sharing with clients (I am a photographer by profession) as well as having made my site through their system. I love them dearly and they have the greatest Help desk I have ever come across. I have loved Flickr since 2003 and have never received any spam or had any problem with them when they're under Yahoo or now that there owned by Smugmug. I also used to always use Yahoo mail and that worked very well too. I understand that my personal experience does not negate bad behaviour which others have experienced. I just thought I'd mention it!
  17. My first ever attempt at a cartoon. Very basic!
  18. Hi all, I am slowly switching to Designer after years of using CorelDRAW and I am thus finding all these great features in CDR that I would love to have in Affinity suite that speed up workflow. I may add more but here's one. In CDR, if I am using a tool such as a the Text tool (or any other) the tool pick is 'sticky' so, if I click and type a word then click somewhere else I can type another word (it doesn't act as a one off tool, if you see what I mean, so I can type as many text elements/draw as many boxes etc as I want. On the other hand, pressing Ctrl+space takes me directly to the select (pick) tool so I can move things about. Hitting Ctrl+space again takes me back to the last used tool. This is incredibly useful for moving between a tool and the pick tool at speed. Could this be incorporated? The other one I love in CDR is this. If I left click on a swatch it will fill the selected item. If I right click on a swatch it will apply the color as an outline. This too is genius! Could we maybe have that too? Affinity is so much faster and smoother than CDR and I want to use it for everything so I want to slowly make you make it like CDR! Anyway, let me know what you think. Phil
  19. Oh wow, you guys and guyettes made my day! The V thing, while not perfect, is really great. Thanks a lot. Now, the right click on a swatch... that would still be great.
  20. Phil_rose

    Another place to share work.

    It may be a small group that will whither on the vine but who knows? My in game Grand Theft Auto photo page still thrives 4 years later!
  21. For the top one, draw one line, CTRL and drag to make a duplicate at the point of the second line then Ctrl+J to repeat that duplication and location over and over. Then, for a diagonal one, make the lines more and longer than you need, selct them all and rotate by 45 degrees. Draw a box and make it either transparent or whiet and with no border. Select all the lines and drag in the layers palette until they appear inside the box. Make sense?

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