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    Besli reacted to MEB in [Designer] App closes when i try to import...   
    Hi kenan,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    We do care. This issue is still with the development but there wasn't progress yet, sorry. Regarding the roadmap, it lists the features planned for the whole 1.x cycle of the app. We are still in v1.7 Beta. The remaining features there (the ones already implemented were removed from the list) will come in the upcoming versions.
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    Besli reacted to Frankentoon in FREE eBook for Designer - by Frankentoon   
    Hello guys!
     
    Just wanted to let you know that today I've released a FREE eBook for Affinity Designer: Creating a Stylish Jungle Scene
     
    For $0.00 you'll get:
    22 Pages PDF eBook FREE Assets Library  Color Palette Original .afdesign file  Click on the image to subscribe and get your download link. If you don't want to receive further emails from Frankentoon, just un-subscribe after downloading the eBook, no hard feelings :)
     
    Enjoy!
     

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    Besli reacted to Chris Van Cleve in Dream Styles   
    So, I fell in love with Affinity after about an hour of playing with it. I bought it and started bringing my favorite assets over from Photoshop and Illustrator, including some styles I have been using for years on my web projects. I thought perhaps others could use them too, so here they are with a bonus set of sticker styles.
     
    Enjoy if they're of interest to you. 
     
    UPDATE: New version 2.0! This time the gradients and strokes are tool editable. No more trips to the Effects Panel. This gives better and easier control of the styles.
     
    BONUS: By request, 4 atmosphere styles. Included is the AD file with all styles applied for you to play with. Will likely only open in the latest beta. Sorry.
     
    BONUS: Dream Metals styles! Aluminum, Gold, and Copper.


     
    Find these and more at https://dscape-llc.com/affinity
     
     
     
     
     
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    Besli reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.130 - Release Candidate 1)   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download DMG: Download
    Auto-update: Available.
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest beta of Affinity Photo 1.7 for macOS.
    Photo 1.7 is a (very) significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.7 beta for critical work. This is a pre-release build of 1.7 - we may release more builds before 1.7 ships. Things could still be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7. To be notified when there is a new beta please press follow on this announcment thread
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks (as always),
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
     
    - If you apply the crop tool using a preset, it will be remembered for next time.
    - Improve performance when developing RAW images.
    - Blemish tool performance improvements.
    - Fixes for unsharp mask at small radii when using Metal.
    - Improved Metal brushing performance when texture mode is “nozzle”.
    - Fixed annoying lag at the end of brush strokes.
    - Assorted small fixes.
    - Localisation tweaks.
     
     
    Changes Since 1.6 Release
     
    EDR
    - Added support for EDR displays to Photo. When editing a 32bit document, enabling EDR will switch macOS into a mode whereby it will increase the backlight intensity and darken screen content - increasing the dynamic range available when rendering content.
    Performance
    - The core processing engine in Affinity Photo has been rewritten to take advantage of the powerful discrete AMD GPUs in modern Mac hardware. It will now automatically use any compatible discrete GPU, alongside the Intel GPU support present in 1.6. Typically this improves compositing / editing performance by at least 1000%. Performance when using integrated Intel GPUs has also been massively improved.
    - External GPUs (eGPU) are also supported - including hot-plug-and-unplug support.
    - Multiple GPUs are supported - if you have more than 1 GPU (ie. Intel + AMD in MacBook Pro, or Intel + eGPU in other Macs) Photo will use them all, at the same time, to improve performance. There is no limit to the number of GPUs which can be used.
    Brushes
    - Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush.
    - The brush engine in Photo has been rewritten to use the new GPU architecture described above. With GPU support, even huge brushes with 1% spacing will perform well. All brushes / brush tools are accelerated.
    - Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. We have more symmetry features on the way - so stay tuned during the beta process.
    - Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance.
    - Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control.
    - All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request.
    - Allow Ctrl key to be held when typing numbers in a brush tool (will change flow instead of opacity).
    - Fixed ABR brush import (would ignore "random" controllers).
    RAW
    - The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. It also takes advantage of the GPU architecture changes described above.
    - RAW files now load much more quickly - especially if you have a compatible GPU.
    - Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors.
    - The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture.
    - Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine.
    - Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI.
    - The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear.
    - Develop now respects the output profile when previewing.
    - Added support for CR3 RAW when using the Core Image engine.
    - Show which autofocus rectangles were in focus and which were selected by the camera (yellow, green respectively).
    - A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!).
    - Automatically fall back to Core Image for cameras which are not supported by Serif Labs.
    Filters
    - New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support.
    - New “Voronoi” filter.
    - Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona).
    - More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter.
    - Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document.
    - Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters.
    - Added round dot type to the halftone filter.
    - New “Lens Correction” filter - apply lens correction from the built-in lens database.
    - Bilateral blur accuracy improvements.
    Adjustments
    - The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls.
    - The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request.
    - The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved.
    - The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider.
    Layers
    - Layers page - added option for transparent background for thumbnails.
    - Layers page - added multiple thumbnail size options.
    - Layers page - added ability to tag layers with a colour - including PSD round-trip.
    - Allow adding an empty group from the Layer menu.
    - New “Duplicate Selection” item in Layer menu (old behaviour). Duplicate now duplicate the whole layer ignoring pixel selection.
    - Alt / Option is now used to make a pixel selection from layer luminance. You can now also hold shift to add the result to the current selection.
    - Hide / Show / Show All Layers options in layers menu.
    - Ability to either rasterise or rasterise and trim a layer. Previously recorded macros will trim.
     
    Selections
    - Significant improvements to selection refinement.
    - When using selection tools with no pixel selection, default to New / Add as appropriate.
    - Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool.
    Tools
    - Grouped tool shortcuts now default to needing the shift key held to cycle (option in preferences).
    - The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism.
    - The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results.
    - Allow brush rotate / size key changes while dragging.
    - Added a “Reveal Canvas” checkbox to the crop tool - defaults to off.
    - Added new “Transform object separately” mode into Move tool.
    - A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool)
    - Patch tool now supports arrow keys for rotate / scale.
    - All brush tools can now be axis constrained once brush has started - not just the pixel tool.
    History
    - “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done.
    - The History page now has an “advanced” mode - which shows thumbnails and time info.
    I/O
    - HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed.
    - TIFF export now has user selectable compression method.
    - Added support for 12bit TIFF files.
    - Introduced new metadata mining - completely rewritten to improve performance, flexibility and correctness.
    - Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct.
    - Added Focal Length to metadata summary view.
    - Added a button in general preferences to open a folder from which Photo will read LensFun-style XML files - if users wish to add / experiment with their own lens profiles.
    - Support 16bit CMYK TIFF import.
    General
    - New ability to control how macros are scaled / aligned when playing back.
    - Added an “Assets” panel to Photo.
    - New cube setup mode for grids.
    - Add “Fill with Primary / Secondary” to the Edit menu for fast access.
    - The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”.
    - “Lock guides” added to menus.
    - Support for drag dropping .afstyles into Photo.
    - Support for drag dropping .afpalette into Photo.
    - Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request.
    - A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added.
    - New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc.
    - The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved.
    - New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. All of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use.
    - Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features.
    - Significant stability improvements when working on non-local files (network shares, USB drives, etc.).
    - Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes.
    - New welcome screen layout and all new samples.
    - Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!
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    Besli reacted to Dale in How to open Affinity files in illustrator   
    Hi Ahlam, you'll need to export from Affinity Designer in a format that Illustrator can open, say PDF. You've mentioned trying SVG, you can also try EPS if PDF Doesn;t work for you.
     
    If the SVG didn't work for your friend, you could submit it here and explain what was wrong with the process, maybe it can be improved.
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    Besli reacted to MEB in Text appears outside of text frame   
    Hi PKBran,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    Check the Baseline value (third input field in the left column) in the Character panel, Positioning and Transform section. Make sure it's set to zero. You may have applied it to a text style accidentally which is then formatting the text with that value.
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    Besli reacted to PKBran in Text appears outside of text frame   
    I find that suddenly, when using text frames, the text will start to overlap the frame border.  Henceforth, every text frame created from this point onwards will exhibit the same problem, but frames created before the problem appears are okay.
    Frames in a brand new document will be okay until the problem appears at some random point.
    See attached screenshot.
    Paul B.
     

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    Besli reacted to dmstraker in Multi-layer high-pass sharpening (with macro)   
    A way of sharpening is to add multiple high-pass layers, progressively reducing the radius and increasing the opacity.
    Attached is a macro to do this, including the ability to tweak adjustments. Please try it out and let us know here if you find any better adjustments.
    Apply it to a duplicate layer so you can switch the adjusted layer on and off to see the difference.
    This seems to be quite labour-intensive, including as it readjusts when you zoom in. It can hence be a good idea to merge the effect into one layer (turn off the original layer and layer/merge visible to do this).
    You can also try adjusting the opacity of the adjusted layer and even play with blend mode (eg. try Luminosity).
    Dave's 6-Layer High Pass Sharpening.afmacro
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    Besli reacted to Jonas14 in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.101)   
    Thank you for the new beta!
     
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    Besli reacted to Seneca in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.101)   
    Thank you for the 4th beta.
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    Besli reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.101)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the fourth beta of Affinity Photo 1.7 for macOS.
    Photo 1.7 is a (very) significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.7 beta for critical work. This is especially true as this is only the fourth of many beta builds we will release before 1.7 ships. Things will be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7.
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks (as always),
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
     
    - Fixed CMYK rendering when using Metal.
    - Fixed loading of huge JPEG files.
    - Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool.
    - Fixed a number of crash bugs in the adjustment panel.
    - Fixed issues with some existing user documents crashing in 1.7.
    - Assorted other fixes.
     
    Changes In Previous Builds
     
    - Show the Curves / Levels histogram in the correct colour space.
    - Fixed some GPU memory management issues.
    - A further attempt to fix the HSL UI crash.
    - Improve performance on Intel Iris Pro GPUs.
    - Improved help.

    - Numerous other small fixes.

    - Fixed hardware acceleration issues on certain iMac devices.
    - Fixed a number of brush bugs.
    - Fixed hang in HDR merge with GPU enabled.
    - Fixed HSL adjustment UI crash,
    - Fixed Procedural Texture UI issues when switching from dark to light UI.
    - Fixed Curves adjustment clamping issue when GPU is enabled.
    - Fixed 3DLUT adjustments when GPU is enabled.
    - Fixed issues with sub-brush UI.
    - Numerous other small fixes.
    - Added pixabay.com to Stock panel.
    - New welcome screen graphics.
    - New persona icon graphics.
    - New splash screen.

    Changes Since 1.6 Release

    Performance
    - The core processing engine in Affinity Photo has been rewritten to take advantage of the powerful discrete AMD GPUs in modern Mac hardware. It will now automatically use any compatible discrete GPU, alongside the Intel GPU support present in 1.6. Typically this improves compositing / editing performance by at least 1000%. Performance when using integrated Intel GPUs has also been massively improved.
    - External GPUs (eGPU) are also supported - including hot-plug-and-unplug support.
    - Multiple GPUs are supported - if you have more than 1 GPU (ie. Intel + AMD in MacBook Pro, or Intel + eGPU in other Macs) Photo will use them all, at the same time, to improve performance. There is no limit to the number of GPUs which can be used.

    Brushes
    - Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush.
    - The brush engine in Photo has been rewritten to use the new GPU architecture described above. With GPU support, even huge brushes with 1% spacing will perform well. All brushes / brush tools are accelerated.
    - Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. We have more symmetry features on the way - so stay tuned during the beta process.
    - Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance.
    - Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control.
    - All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request 

    RAW
    - The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. It also takes advantage of the GPU architecture changes described above.
    - RAW files now load much more quickly - especially if you have a compatible GPU.
    - Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors.
    - The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture.
    - Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine.
    - Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI.
    - The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear.

    Filters
    - New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support.
    - New “Voronoi” filter.
    - Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona).
    - More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter.
    - Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document.
    - Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters.

    Adjustments
    - The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls.
    - The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request.
    - The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved.
    - The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider.

    Tools
    - The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism.
    - The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results.
    - A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool)

    General
    - “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done.
    - HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed.
    - A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!).
    - The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”.
    - Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request.
    - A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added.
    - New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc.
    - The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved.
    - New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash and Pexels. Both of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use.
    - Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct.
    - Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features.
    - Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes.
     - Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!
  12. Like
    Besli reacted to Alfred in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.98)   
    Under the circumstances, Andy, I think you can be excused!
  13. Like
    Besli reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.98)   
    Thanks Alfred - edited!
     
    In my defence, I am far from sober
     
    Cheers,
    A
     
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    Besli reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.98)   
    Great Andy! 
    Also, if any suggestion about possible usage of the Sub-Brushes is needed just ask! (in another thread please) 
    I'll be happy to provide tips!

  15. Like
    Besli reacted to Uncle Mez in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.98)   
    Cleaning my cache file and will download it straight then revert here?
    Thank you so much @Andy Somerfield this was waited for long time now.
    Blessings !
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    Besli reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.98)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first beta of Affinity Photo 1.7 for macOS.
    Photo 1.7 is a (very) significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version, so, as ever, I would strongly urge users to avoid the 1.7 beta for critical work. This is especially true as this is the first of many beta builds we will release before 1.7 ships. Things will be broken in this build - please use it to explore the new features and not for real work.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7.
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks (as always),
    Affinity Photo Team  
     

    Affinity Photo 1.7 - Changes Since Last 1.6 Release

    Performance
    - The core processing engine in Affinity Photo has been rewritten to take advantage of the powerful discrete AMD GPUs in modern Mac hardware. It will now automatically use any compatible discrete GPU, alongside the Intel GPU support present in 1.6. Typically this improves compositing / editing performance by at least 1000%. Performance when using integrated Intel GPUs has also been massively improved.
    - External GPUs (eGPU) are also supported - including hot-plug-and-unplug support.
    - Multiple GPUs are supported - if you have more than 1 GPU (ie. Intel + AMD in MacBook Pro, or Intel + eGPU in other Macs) Photo will use them all, at the same time, to improve performance. There is no limit to the number of GPUs which can be used.

    Brushes
    - Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush.
    - The brush engine in Photo has been rewritten to use the new GPU architecture described above. With GPU support, even huge brushes with 1% spacing will perform well. All brushes / brush tools are accelerated.
    - Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. We have more symmetry features on the way - so stay tuned during the beta process.
    - Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance.
    - Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control.
    - All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request

    RAW
    - The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. It also takes advantage of the GPU architecture changes described above.
    - RAW files now load much more quickly - especially if you have a compatible GPU.
    - Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors.
    - The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture.
    - Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine.
    - Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI.
    - The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear.

    Filters
    - New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support.
    - New “Voronoi” filter.
    - Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona).
    - More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter.
    - Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document.
    - Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters.

    Adjustments
    - The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls.
    - The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request.
    - The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved.
    - The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider.

    Tools
    - The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism.
    - The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results.
    - A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool)

    General
    - “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done.
    - HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed.
    - A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!).
    - The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”.
    - Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request.
    - A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added.
    - New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc.
    - The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved.
    - New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash and Pexels. Both of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use.
    - Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct.
    - Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features.
    - Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes.
    - Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!
     
  17. Like
    Besli reacted to MEB in New NIK Collection Released by DXO   
    Hi Russ2,
    Thanks for the heads up! 
    [EDIT]
    Macinstosh:
    Most DxO Nik Collection plugins don't run on the Mac (Analog Efex Pro 2, Colour Efex Pro 4 , Silver Efex Pro 2, HDR Efex Pro 2). They get stuck at some point. It's better keep using the (free) Google version for now.
    Windows:
    All DxO Nik Collection plugins run on Affinity Photo for Windows. There may be a few pontual issues due to plugins implementation/support differences between Affinity Photo and Photoshop. Still have to check each one individually.
     
    [/EDIT]
    Hi nomi02118,
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
    What OS are you running Windows or Mac? Here's intructions to install on both (free Google version):
    Installing Nik Plugins (macOS) Installing Nik Plugins (Windows) Let me know if you still have issues.
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    Besli got a reaction from Alfred in Help with removing backgrounds   
    Aloha Alfred, thank you for helping out here - I restarted the whole shebang and it's all good now!!!! Thank you so much!!! 
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    Besli reacted to Dazmondo77 in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.58   
    YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEE! we got bleed guides MINT! 
    Table row and column sizing bug swatted ACE! 
    Save table format as default works without bombing TECH-HOT!
    Annoying sliders left on screen DESTROYED 
    Well done publisher team great work
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    Besli reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Public Beta - 1.7.0.58   
    Click here to download the latest beta for macOS
    Status: Public Beta
    Purpose: General Testing
    Requirements: None
    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post here.
    Any problems actually using this version please post to post in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Many thanks for your continued feedback.
    Please post any bug reports here. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum.
    Fix List
    Installer
    - Fixed failure to start on some systems due to font issues
    Start up
    - Reset Table Formats and Title Exceptions missing from Ctrl+Run on Mac
    Document / Page Management
    - Offer option to convert Artboard documents to Spread documents on open
    - Bleed guides / visible bleed now available in the main view
    - Fixed document bleed not being automatically applied to new spreads and master spreads
    - Fixed bleed from masters not drawing on applied spreads
    - Snapping grid now draws on current spread rather than always the first spread
    - Transparent background is a document setting, not a per-spread setting
    - Adding a pages to a facing page document generates the wrong page labels
    General Tools and Menus
    - Fixed Pop up Sliders not closing on Mac
    - Fixed priority issue with Select Tool / Placement Tool
    - Fixed Zoom Out causing unwanted Pan
    - Fixed Gradient Tool to add stops correctly
    - Added Paste FX to Layout Persona Edit Menu
    - Added Geometry operations to the Customise Toolbar dialog on Mac
    - Fixed applying style from Styles Panel when in list mode
    - Rearranged View menu to separate guides and rulers
    Text Tool
    - Fixed diacritic entry via dead keys on Mac
    - Drop Caps now have a 'Scale for Descenders' attribute
    - Fixed Leading entry glitches on Windows
    - Fixed Kerning entry glitches
    - Fixed Tracking entry issue
    - Fixed intermittent crash when adjusting the Fill and / or Transparency for Decorations
    - Fixed spelling error highlights not updating whilst editing Text Wrap settings
    - Fixed crash setting Text Wrap option on EPS images
    - Text flow handles now hide when view is zoomed a lot, out to prevent view clutter
    Text Style Editor
    - Layout improvements
    - Fixed Style description truncation in Text Style Editor on Windows
    Tables
    - Setting Table cell size from Table Panel not working correctly
    - Fixed Keep with next lines breaking Table layout
    - Table Save as Default could cause app to crash 
    - Right click on table header not deleting multiple columns / rows
    - Table Formats should include Frame fill, stroke and insets
    Resources / Resource Manager
    - Document policy for Embedding / Linking images available from File > New / Document Setup
    - Better prompting when missing Linked Images encountered on Document Open
    - Resource Manager now always shows resource thumbnails
    - Placement sort in Resource Manager fixed
    - Resource Manager columns are now resizable
    - Fixed Resource Manager grid scroll issues
    - Fixed Properties read out for pasted Affinity Documents
    TOC
    - Fixed glitch when TOC was deleted leading to incomplete removal
    Print / Export
    - Double sided prints always flip on longest side (partial fix)
    - Fixed converting colour for PDF/X-3 export rasterising elements
     
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    Besli reacted to VectorVonDoom in Conical Gradient Doodling (AD)   
    No idea why I'm posting this but I suppose it's a vector person's idea of doodling and seeing what you can do with a single conical gradient, well two because of the centre. It's good practice for creating them though. Perhaps it will become a fad (not likely). I've included the styles as you'll all want to use them in your projects.
     
    sillystuff.afstyles

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    Besli reacted to bodobe in Vector Portraits (Affinity Designer)   
    Vector Graphics/Portraits (Works without pixels), Affinity Designer.
    https://b-bertuleit.de/vektorzeichnungen/
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    Besli reacted to Gnobelix in Launch Date for Affinity Publisher?   
    I think, we still needs to be patient.
    It's still a few days until the end of August.
     
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    Besli reacted to crabtrem in Creating translucent images like glass, plastic?   
    I am no expert. Just an amateur.
     
    I would recommend this Affinity Tutorial.

     
    This should give you many ideas.  
    My next recommendation, if possible, is to use the File-Edit in Photo option.  This will give you access to the Filters in Affinity Photo, and one you might find useful is the spherical filter to add to a lens type shape.  
     
    I don't know if it is still free, but there was a nice tutorial on Envito Tuts, called Create a Friendly, Futuristic Robot in Affinity Designer by Yulia Sokolova from Nov 15.  She had a lot of nice, basic techniques that you might find useful too.
     
    There is also a post in Share your work of a lens. You may want to take a look at that, and direct a question to the creator if you find anything they did interesting or helpful.  
     
    Last, as you showed, you can download the sample files offered by Affinity, and look at how they were constructed.
     
    Good luck.  Hopefully, some of what I threw out there you might find useful.
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    Besli reacted to R C-R in Pencil Effect Macro   
    This Sketch effect.afmacro is my attempt to convert the technique demonstrated in the Affinity Revolution Transform any Photo into a Pencil Drawing (Affinity Photo Tutorial) into a useful Affinity Photo macro. These are the steps I came up with:

    Since the first step selects the top layer regardless of its name or type, for best results it should be the only layer in the document & a pixel layer. The macro does not alter this layer so if you don't like the effect you can delete the layers it creates. The two user adjustments adjust the radius of the Gaussian blur & the Black Level of the Levels Adjustment layer. They can be tweaked after the macro is applied in the usual way. Adding some saturation back to the HSL "_desaturate" layer creates a colored pencil effect.
     
    A couple of 'before & after' examples of what you can expect:
     
     
    Comments, criticisms, & questions welcomed.
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