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Suetonius

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  1. Just tried out mesh warp in Photo and, of course, it did exactly what I wanted. If I may paraphrase Basil Fawlty, "Next Mastemind contestant, Suetonius, specialist subject, the bleedin' obvious" ... and I managed to come second! Thanks again, all.
  2. Hi Each Thanks for that. I'm almost relieved that there's nothing to do exactly what I wanted ... thought I was going round the twist. R C-R: good thinking, but the curved text doesn't have that sort of irregular distortion I was hoping for. I guess it's "too neat". dutchshader: also good idea. I didn't think about checking photo. Not too bothered about rasterizing, since it would end up as a .jpg anyway. Shall give that one a try. It will test the common file format, too! Cheers each. Thanks for your time.
  3. Oh dear ... seeing the amount of excellent stuff that has been created on the site, I'm almost embarrassed to ask my question. Almost. It's quite simple, really, but it's just about driving me mad. Imagine - Draw a rectangle to simulate a long banner which is going to hang from a wall, with three eylets, top & bottom. Superimpose text. Now, when a real banner is hung, it will distort and droop where it is unsupported - ie. in between the eyelets. The text, of course, will distort with the banner. How do I do that in Designer? I can get the banner background itself to do it (sort of), but how about the text? Can't find anything in the tutorials which would help. I just KNOW I'm going to feel foolish when I'm told, but, at the moment, I'm willing to risk it !! Oh - just in case you haven't already guessed, this is my first outing with Designer.
  4. <clang> You are quite right. When I had been looking for some means of previewing psd and dng files a while ago. I had installed another third party search engine codecs. It was not up to much and I forgot to uninstall it. I did wonder why DNG was supported and not PSD. :rolleyes: Ah well - all is explained. Yours in a hair shirt, etc.
  5. In fact, if you are running Windows 10, file explorer does support .DNG files, BUT I have long found it an irritation that it doesn't support .PSD files. Very odd, one not the other. I also, on occasions, use an old Sigma 10 with produces unsupported .X3Fa, so thanks, IanSG. I have tried out the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack and all my problems are solved! Great tip. Thanks again.
  6. Yup! AP certainly opens DNG files - just finished editing one. Opens up in a RAW window which is strongly reminiscent of the Photoshop window the DNGs open in - although, the first time I did it, with a PC i7 and SSD, it took a nailbiting five seconds ... just long enough for you to think it wasn't going to happen. Look in the top RH corner for progress in loading. Click on the Develop button and it can then be saved as an .afphoto file or exported in all the formats that AP offer. Hope this helps.
  7. For ImageK Hi - got wrapped up in my own prob and forgot to say (if you haven't already discovered): When you select flood fill and click on the colour box a dialogue opens with the colour wheel on it. Make sure the Opacity slider at the bottom is fully over to the right hand side, since the default seems to 0% I fell over that one.
  8. H'mmm. That's the trouble with the obvious ... it isn't until it's pointed out. You are quite right, the points are already there, so it only took a moment to go over them and - hey presto - it all works. Thanks MEB
  9. Just continuing to play in an attempt to find a way to get just the shape filled. I tried a "combine" and the action came up with exactly what fill is doing to the open curves before filling.
  10. That's great, MEB - thanks for that. It's so easy when it's pointed out to you ! :D So, to add to my previous post: Thanks
  11. Hi Leigh Like ImageK, this is new to me. My problem is similar. Although I can get squares, traingles, etc drawn by the various tools to fill, if I draw a complex shape using the pen tool (in this case a Penrose triangle) I can't find a means of filling it properly. I drew the triangle using polygon mode, tracing over a layer of 3 blocks drawn on an isometric grid (you can see the faded lines of the lower level if you look at the corners). When I try to flood fill, on selection of the fill tool, parts of the tracing disappear, and the flood fill appears to be introducing closed shapes of its own and filling these. It would seem that the only way I'd be able to draw and fill this shape would be if I drew discrete closed shapes myself, which does not seem a terribly good idea. I enclose a copy of the result, both before and after flood filling - the numbers show the order in which the tracing points were made The only thing I have done between the two screenshots is to select the fill tool, then select linear fill. As you can see from the shot of the layers below, Desiigner seems to be closing each set of Pen drawn shapes into a closed shape, then filling it, resulting in eacvh shape being layered one above the other. If this is how Designer works, it makes drawing complex shape quite difficult. Am I missing something? Can you help? PS. I have some screenshots as .png files, but have just discovered there seems to be no obvious way to include them. Help on that?
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