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John Rostron

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    John Rostron reacted to Vicente Bermúdez in Incorrect tabulation order   
    I do not know if it has already been requested, but I think it would be advisable to change the tab order in the transformation panel. Any designer or layout designer, when positioning and resizing an object, thinks first of the position coordinates and the size of the object. It would be logical that when pressing tabulator in the transformation panel, follow the order: position X, position Y, width, height. But now the order is: position X, width, position Y, height. Would not it be more logical and easy to make that small change?
    This occurs in all Affinity applications: Designer, Photo and Publisher.

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    John Rostron reacted to Wumpus in Presales question: disabling demosaic, sharpening, lens crop-factor detecting precion   
    Thank you @John Rostron and @R C-R. Yes, I will use this user-tagging method going forward. Great tip, again from a super supportive user base!
    I did get a whole bunch of friendly, speculative responses right off the bat to this topic, but no, none of them were really entirely pertinent, though very welcoming, and so appreciated.
    I still don't have authoritative answers about my supported lenses, and I still don't have complete explanations about demosaicing/noise/sharpening. Those were my two topics in this thread. I still don't know about the Clipped Tones functionality/usage (but that was another thread). No constructive or authoritative feedback has been received to date from anyone in support.
    @John Rostron fully helped me with my stack layer repositioning question, and I consider that closed, and a great kindness.
    With a great deal of effort on my part, I seem to be making progress on denoising and sharpening, to try to avoid creating artefacts, but it's been a month, and I've looked online and through the docs, and it really would have been preferable to be able to spend that time developing photos, and not reverse engineering unexplained functionalities.
    I apologize if my frustration is showing. I'm starting to think that I can get some good images from the product, but I need to do some critical comparisons to other development apps/workflows.
    I will use these considerate & constructive suggestions for my future topics going forward, and if I sound snarky, please accept my apologies, because the suggestions will definitely be useful.
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    John Rostron reacted to Wumpus in How to reposition stacked (photo) layers independently?   
    Appreciated, John! Yes, it seems the user base is pretty passionate and echo your sentiments, which is certainly reassuring to staying with the product.
    I was able to do some more stacks, and am getting faster at it, and getting much sharper results now, so your advice was exactly what I needed. I will do some critical pixel peeping tonight to compare the output from Afiinity Photo and others and make a final decision in that aspect. But the quality is now certainly in line with my expectations. Feel free to reach out if I can somehow return the favour, otherwise I'll try to contribute to make some contributions to the forums once I have more skill under my belt.
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    John Rostron reacted to Phil_rose in AP- Simulating Levels from PS   
    Oops, here's the picture.

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    John Rostron reacted to Wumpus in How to reposition stacked (photo) layers independently?   
    John: super helpful! I'm now moving layers, according to your instructions. It actually took me over 5 minutes to get it working, because I was also using Lock and Hide and I had to do something else to the Live Layer Group to permit messing around with its components. But then it worked. 
    (queue choir "aaaaahs") 
    I had added the images all together through the dialog (now I see what you're saying about the two methods, and adding one at a time, and just making the top layer semi transparent for positioning). I think I've buggered this current stack up, because each image has different dimensions now, but at least I now have a good idea of how to do it properly from scratch. 
    Yes, it's pretty impressive at auto aligning, and I'll probably start with that and fail over to one at a time when it's challenged, but it's still not razor sharp. At least not yet, but I'm getting nice exposure blending and noise reduction for the same effort, and trying different mixing methods. I'll keep working at it: I just wanted to follow up ASAP and say that your guidance helped a lot.
    It seems this product is essentially user-group-only supported, but it also seems to have a great community, and thank heavens for people like you.
    Have a great evening!
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    John Rostron reacted to maxmax in Create outer frame   
    I want to create graphics that look like they're on paper and cut out.
    I want to duplicate this paper form and move it for a shadow. The result should look like in the OpenClipart example:
    https://openclipart.org/detail/160609/new-cartoon-giraffe
    I don't get a suitable result with the effects. The graphics consist of lines and are in a group.
    Is there a possibility to create a border automatically (like in the example manually)?
     
    Regards

    test.afdesign
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    John Rostron reacted to andyjones in Extract images from PDF   
    Ah I see - no problem.
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    John Rostron reacted to andyjones in Extract images from PDF   
    Probably because it doesn’t have anything to do with the question. But in answer to your question - Yes I have permission. These are files that clients supply of their brochure etc - but they can’t find the original files. 
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Alfred in Copying shapes from a photograph   
    @Jacia, I had difficulty reading your post. I can just manage the default size  script on my tablet, but not yours. I can enlarge the screen, but the text then runs off the sides.
    Please use the standard font size when posting.
    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from walt.farrell in Extract images from PDF   
    None of these responses seem to have addressed the question: do you have permission from the copyright owner to use these images?
    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Alfred in Copying shapes from a photograph   
    @Jacia, I had difficulty reading your post. I can just manage the default size  script on my tablet, but not yours. I can enlarge the screen, but the text then runs off the sides.
    Please use the standard font size when posting.
    John
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    John Rostron reacted to MEB in scrolling while making a zoomed-in selection   
    Hi lettergothic,
    Start creating the selection as usual, before getting to close to the edge press and hold the space key (to use temporally the pan function), click and drag the mouse to pan the document, release the mouse button, release the space key then continue creating the selection moving the mouse..
     
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    John Rostron got a reaction from walt.farrell in Affinity designer   
    I looked at the equivalent Photo page before I made the posting. I have to admit that, despite scrolling to the end, I missed the System Requirements link. My excuse is a combination of failing eyesight and grey text on a black background. It does not exactly stand out!
    John
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    John Rostron reacted to firstdefence in Creating a spiral or coil   
    Spiral Ball: Spiral ball.svg

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    John Rostron reacted to Wosven in Stacking for multiple portraits   
    Another solution is to add black masks to each layer but the bottom one, and paint in white each girl silhouette on the mask of each layer.

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    John Rostron got a reaction from Alfred in Stacking for multiple portraits   
    Good idea!
    John
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    John Rostron reacted to Alfred in Stacking for multiple portraits   
    Couldn’t you tackle that quite easily by including two copies of the second girl in the stack, and then erasing different parts of each copy?
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    John Rostron reacted to RogerWehage in Image stacking/Merging   
    If the image averaging process is linear it seems that one should be able to divide a set of images into a few groups and first average each group. Then average the resulting set of averages into one final average. Has anyone done this or is there some reason why this would not work?
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    John Rostron reacted to Ron P. in Change size of curves screen   
    Bruise71 didn't answer this question. So as an Admin to Corel's Web forum, I decided to go see whom may be providing a link directly to the Beta, AND if they advise a product key is required. I did locate a website download82.com that does just that. I have not tried downloading and installing it from there, don't want to catch a virus.
    I did read a couple of comments, and while it's being advertised on that website as Free-Shareware, when they tried to install it, it does ask for a key.
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    John Rostron reacted to HVDB Photography in Is there a quick way to GoTo Macros ?   
    In Aphoto you can add your own shortcut via Edit > Preferences

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    John Rostron reacted to JimmyJack in Change size of curves screen   
    @Bruise71 I believe what you're describing is a difference between Mac and PC versions. PCs show the logo next to File dropdown.
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    John Rostron reacted to jmwellborn in Useful things on right all missing   
    Good job!   Can’t tell you how many times I have accidentally lost those studio panels!    Eventually I figured out where to find Reset Studio, which is John Rostron’s very sensible first step.  Which, of course, I  forgot.
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    John Rostron reacted to >|< in Why does Affinity Photo have a "place" option?   
    "Open" will open a file into a new document window/tab.
    "Place" will import a file as a layer in the current document.
     
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    John Rostron got a reaction from jmwellborn in Useful things on right all missing   
    First try Studio> Reset Studio. If this does not do it, open Studio and select the panels you wish to display.
    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from jmwellborn in Useful things on right all missing   
    First try Studio> Reset Studio. If this does not do it, open Studio and select the panels you wish to display.
    John
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