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  1. Thanks, Firstdefence. As you noted, I already have the Quick Time Player and saw that it has a screen recording feature. I think that I don't understand the overall concept of making an animated gif, though. It sounds like you would do one step in Designer, capture or record it, do another step, capture and record that, etc. Is that the concept? I looked at GIPHY Capture which Alfred recommended, but couldn't figure out what it did, perhaps because I didn't understand the larger concept. I think I'll do a little internet research to see if I can understand this better.
  2. Thanks so much, Alfred. Another new thing to learn and explore.
  3. This is a bit off topic, but, first defence and jimmy jack, could you tell me what tools you are using to make the videos you've shown in your replies? I'm on a Mac, so would be interested in knowing what tools there that do similar things for Macs. (I searched in the Forum for videos, but didn't see anything.) Thanks,
  4. Thanks very much for the additional suggestions. I was able to get this to work but only after I created a new rectangle and followed the steps. I still couldn't get it to work on the rectangle I'd previously created which seems very weird. But at least I know how to do this procedure which I will now add to the "Tips and Tricks" document that I have created.
  5. Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm still not getting this. I'm working in Designer, if that helps. I tried Psenda's method and got a nice gradient in the dialog box but couldn't figure out how to apply it to the rectangle which remained white. Then I tried Gdenby's suggestion of selecting the rectangle, and using the Fill Tool (in Designer) applying a gradient to the rectangle. I got the gradient line, but couldn't add colors to it. When I clicked on the end points of the gradient, they remained white. So, I'm clearly doing something wrong here. I'd love to know what I'm missing.
  6. Hi Toltec, Can you explain how to create the effect you showed above? I created a rectangle and then tried to access the gradient effect from the FX panel but couldn't get this to work. I'm attaching a screen shot of what I see on my computer. Thanks.
  7. Hi Christoph, I know that my suggestion was an imperfect solution, but at least for me, it's been a partial solution and helpful when I'm thinking about doing a new digital project. If I modify something in one of my "asset" folders and use it in a project, I save the modified version in a new project folder and keep the original asset as it was. I have an Imac with a lot of storage so I don't worry very much about having extra files on it. And, yes, it would be great to stay within the Affinity space for everything. Maybe that's something that might come in a future version. Diane
  8. Another option is to create a folder for each of your projects and pull in all the relevant material prior to starting the project. I'm an artist, and I have a folder on my Mac called "Assets for Design and Photography." In that folder I have sub folders for various things including photos I might use in my digital art work, scans of materials I've created by printing or dyeing, some brushes I've made, some templates, textures, etc. When I want to start a new project, it's easy to browse through those materials to see if anything is suitable for the project I'm thinking about and then copy some of these materials to my specific project folder. I don't know if this would suit your situation, but it's something to think about.
  9. KWSchin, I'm just catching up on my reading of the Forum digests and I saw your post. Since I have the same printer as you do, I decided to see if the same thing happened to me. I resized my sample document to 8.5 by 11" and I made sure I had no margins on the page. I saved the file as a PDF and also chose "actual size" in the printer dialogue box. When I printed my image out, there was a white margin on all sides of the image. The width varied form 1/8th inch to 1/4". The same thing happened when I printed directly from Photo. So there may in fact be an artifact related to this particular printer. I'm not an expert, so I'm not sure, but my experience corroborates yours.
  10. Oh, I see. Thanks for the clarification. That looks like a useful command, one that would be nice to have in other applications as well.
  11. R-C-R, I do not have a Reveal in Finder command on my file menu in Finder. I'm on an Imac with Sierra. I wanted to try your suggestion, but couldn't find the command. Is this command specific to a particular OS or is it in all of the Mac operating systems? Thanks.
  12. Of course! Though, in fairness, I did have to bring my computer to the Apple Store twice this week for a complete wipe and restore. I do think, however, that in this case, the fault was really mine, not my computer's.
  13. Well, today it worked for me, so maybe I was doing something wrong when I tried it before. I was also having multiple problems with my computer, now resolved, so perhaps I can blame it on that!
  14. Thank you, Toltec. With your extra step, I was able to reproduce what you did, I think. When I chose "Select, Selection from Layer" and then clicked back on the image layer, I got marching ants around my rectangular selection. At that point, I was able to copy the selection using Cmd J. I was also able to copy it with CmdC and then put it to a new file with Cmd V. I'm assuming that the marching ants were to be expected at this point in the process? You had earlier mentioned not getting them with this method, but I'm assuming you meant at the point you made your selection with the "Select, Selection from Layer" command rather than at a later stage in the process.. Is this correct?
  15. AI found this tutorial but when I tried his method it didn't work for me. Nothing happened.