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  1. I've tried many times to paint in white or black on a mask with Overlay blend mode for precisely the reasons stated above. I'm glad for the workaround using the "mask alpha," but it would be really fantastic to be able to paint directly on a mask layer in white or black with the Overlay blend mode.
  2. Hi, @MEB! I've uploaded the file. Also note that my original message contained a DROPLR download link where you can find the file, as well.
  3. I have an image here: https://d.pr/f/ajmR49 It has several layers that use perspective active layers. When I resize the document to width 825 (which is the size I need for the printer), the layers with perspective applied don't get properly resized and positioned. Open the file at https://d.pr/f/ajmR49 . Do Document | Resize Document… and enter 825 as the width (let the height auto-calculate). The floating windows get all screwed up. Backing up in the history prior to the resizing does not correctly restore the locations of the floating window layers. sr9-mul
  4. Thank you thank you thank you @klapsimo! I was having this same problem. Adding Affinity to POPCLIP's Excluded Apps solved the problem beautifully.
  5. Updating to 1.7.1 for all apps, then opening Photo and Designer and accepting the new ToS seemed to fix everything.
  6. I'm in the same boat. I own all 3, but Affinity Publisher doesn't seem to see Designer or Photo. I have no idea how to get these to work together.
  7. Here's a 37kb version: Open this file Select the numbers Show Typography ... no OSF options. Then change the paragraph style to some other style Then change it back to No Style Then change the font back to Concourse t3 and the typography options show up again WEIRD OSF BUG2.afphoto
  8. @Old Bruce and @MEB Whoa!!! This is something of a clusterf*ck. I just created a new file to demonstrate the problem ... and in the new file, the full set of figure options shows up!!! Upon further experimentation, it seems if I remove all styles from the text, the typographic options show up. I can reproduce the problem with my files, but haven't been able to figure out how to re-create it starting from an empty file. I've trimmed down my file as much as possible—I've deleted all snapshots and all layers except the text layer. For reasons I completely don't understand, it's still 100Mbs,
  9. Hi, @Old Bruce. Hmm. I tried all the alternates and all the stylistic sets and none of them changed the numbers. I'm going to write the font creator as well and ask if there's anything unusual about the font file format. Having it work fine with Text Editor clearly means the OldStyleFigures are in there ... somewhere ...
  10. @Old Bruce, even editing a character style, there doesn't seem to be an option for Old Style Figures?
  11. Hi, @MEB. Thank you for the quick reply! Text ▸ Show Typography shows the options for small caps, but not for Figure Style, even when I check "Show all font features." Happy to send along a copy of the OTF file if perhaps the font file is non-standard, but I don't want to post it publicly since it's a purchased professional font.
  12. Hi, I am making very, very extensive use of the beautiful font CONCOURSE from MBType.com. The font provides the full range of OTF features, including true old-style figure alternates for the numbers. I'm able to use all those features seamlessly in other Mac programs. In Affinity, however, I can't seem to get the Characters tab to recognize that Concourse provides old-style figures. As a result, my numbers are lining style, which look pretty awful in my particular design. Since the OSFs work great in all other Mac apps, I'm reporting this as a bug in Affinity. I've attached a sc
  13. I'm on a Mac. I'd screen shot it but the keystroke necessary to do the screen shot changes the modifier keys being held down, which in turn changes the displayed image. It's in the resources folder as "pen_sharp_cursor.tiff" pen_sharp_cursor.tiff
  14. Awesome, thanks! This really clarifies things (and shows some puzzling UI choices: X for "start" instead of "abort" etc.) The V happens in the Node tool when hovering over a bezier handle. When clicking it, it seems to turn the node the handle is attached to into a sharp corner with one curved side and one straight side.
  15. I've noticed when I use the pen tool, the mouse cursor changes to indicate ... something. Sometimes there's a little X down below the pen nib, sometimes there's a V-shaped thing, sometimes there's a slash, sometimes there's a circle, and sometimes there's nothing. The circle seems to mean that I'm hovering over the starting node, and clicking will close the shape. Other than that, however, I'm stymied. What do these mysterious mouse cursors indicate?
  16. Is this correct as a step-by-step instruction? Assume you have a single layer called IMAGE. 1. Create an extra copy of IMAGE. Name it EXTRA. Hide it. 2. Select layer IMAGE 3. Select the foreground object using the selection brush, or channels + dodge/burn, etc. 4. Use *Refine Edges* to refine it, output to *Selection* 5. Press *Cmd+J* to create a floating foreground object 6. Re-select IMAGE 7. Press *Cmd+Sh+I* to invert the selection 8. Press the Mask Layer button to mask out the foreground object 9. *Add Live Filter > Box Blur* (or whatever else you want)
  17. Hi, Chris_K! Your comment suddenly got me wondering if there was anything about my configuration that could affect copy and paste. Indeed, there is. I use PASTE.APP, which is a clipboard monitor that keeps a history of my CUT and PASTE actions. I just terminated PASTE and tried again, and this time the CUT/COPY worked like a charm. I restarted PASTE.APP and the crash started happening again. So apparently, the problem isn't Affinity Photo, it's PASTE.APP. In case you want to investigate PASTE, it's: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paste-2/id967805235?mt=12 M
  18. I second this request. Select Sampled Color just isn't good enough. I need to be able to select a band of colors on the hue spectrum, not just a single color. Photoshop has this capability, and the HSL slider in Photoshop even allows the HSL shift to be applied to just a subset of the hue spectrum. It's a huge time saver!
  19. This is 100% reproducible: create a layer with a live displacement map based on "Underlying layers." Copy that layer to the clipboard. Affinity Photo crashes. If you disable the live displacement map layer first, the copy succeeds. I recorded a Camtasia screen recording of the bug in action here:
  20. Was just doing some color balancing and ran into this same problem. I'm glad to know it's not my imagination!
  21. Hi Applewood! In RGB mode, the 50% gray plus overlay works perfectly. In RGB, adding the new pixel layer produces no visible changes in my image until I dodge/burn. In CMYK, however, just adding the 50%-gray layer immediately changes the tone of the entire image. Does that not happen for you?
  22. I've been trying to do non-destructive dodge/burn in CMYK mode, too, and the grey fill + overlay technique doesn't work. Has anyone found a way to do non-destructive dodge-burn in CMYK? It seems like this should be doable somehow. Affinity is pretty good at making things possible, if sometimes a bit obscure.
  23. Hi Chris. Thanks for moving it to "feature request!" I don't know enough about the internal architecture to know, but I've noticed that APhoto usurps the normal typography panel from the fonts menu. The normal Typography panel gives access to all those features. Could APhoto support them by simply delegating the rendering to whatever system handles the system typography panel? (Screen shot of TextEdit and the system typography panel attached)
  24. I am using a font that supports old-style figures ("lower case numbers") for digits, as well as normal lining figures. In TextEdit.app, I can open the Typography menu and select a "Number Case" of "old-style figures" and it looks gorgeous. In Affinity Photo, however, number case isn't a supported attribute and I can't get my gorgeous true-small-caps-numbers to display in Affinity Photo. How can I use all the typographic features that TextEdit.app supports?
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