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  1. Very useful in some cases, but perhaps not that convenient when trying different styles for the whole layer, changing your mind etc.? I wouldn't mind both ;) .
  2. Thank you for taking the time to try your hand at the image! While it's a random example from Google, it's quite representative of images that come my way every now and then. Using my usual technique of drawing a vector path for the selection manually, I got the attached result in a bit less than 10 minutes (not even bothering with curves, just lots of straight segments). There are a couple of weird areas due to the example chosen... Anyway, I suspect some practice with the selection brush could get me better results quicker. Thanks!
  3. Hi! Affinity Photo has some nice tools for automatically selecting stuff, which can be used to remove a background from a photo of an object, for example. However, in many cases, backgrounds aren't as clearly separated as in the nice tutorials ;) . Grabbing a random example from Google I found this: http://www.schmittfurniture.com/css/1422/SlideShows/Home%20Page/2%20KH%20Casbah%20Sectional.jpg– say I wanted to remove the background and keep only the sofa. I'm just wondering what you usually do in these cases? So far, I've tended to resort to manually drawing a vector path around the object and using that for a selection. Do you think it's worth persisting with the Selection Brush and refinements etc. even for "less-than-optimal" backgrounds?
  4. It would be amazing to have stuff like roughen or smooth line as layer effects -- tweakable and non-destructive.
  5. Thanks for the explanation, this seems to work well! One question: when doing it this way, editing the vector after inserting the image seems to work on both--resizing the circle stretches the image etc. Am I missing some obvious way to only edit the vector itself, i.e. the "viewport" trough which the image is shown? When masking by dragging the vector onto the icon of the image in the layer list, the vector can be edited--only in this case, apparently the image can't be moved around?
  6. I've been wondering about this as well--seems like it should be possible.
  7. Great stuff, looking forward to the next part! Thanks for taking the time...
  8. In some cases, for example when editing a rounded rectangle with different radii for all the corners, some of the options on the context toolbar end up outside the screen of my 13 inch Macbook. Is this a bug, or is there some way to navigate this I'm just not realising?
  9. Apple seem to be adding JavaScript automation to Yosemite, this has potential to be a lot nicer than AppleScript: https://developer.apple.com/librarY/prerelease/mac/releasenotes/InterapplicationCommunication/RN-JavaScriptForAutomation/index.html For a proper plugin system, whatever Apple supports probably doesn't matter, though.
  10. Here are some things I noticed in the last beta where I think there's room for improvement. Hope these haven't been discussed already. Many aspects of Affinity are already a joy to use, looking forward to the final product! - In some inputs, you can scroll the mouse wheel on hover to change the value. I use what Apple call "natural" or inverted scrolling. However, this makes the values in inputs go down when you scroll up and vice versa. This seems backwards... don't know if you can do anything about it? - Web developers are probably used to typing in hex colours using shorthand: 333 means 333333, 462 means 446622 etc. Typing 333 in Affinity results in 000333--at least for me, doing it the CSS way would make more sense. - Is there a keyboard shortcut for bringing up the color picker to pick a fill for the current selection? If not, one would be useful. - Sketch has this feature where you can click-drag an input label to change that value. Very useful for quickly previewing/finding an approximate value.
  11. Totally agree, this is a feature that's hard to do without once you've gotten used to it.
  12. I agree, this would be a great feature! Like you said, options for number of columns and gutters are useful, and the same goes for rows. Also, whether or not to include gutters on the outside of the grid and the position of the grid in relation to the document would be nice.
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