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  1. Thank you all for the explanations...and also why I need to source a Unicorn or two. All I have to do is remember it, the next time I need to create a gradient in A Photo 😉
  2. A Photo on PC: I'm sure I'm missing something and search hasn't helped me. I make a gradient BG ie Blue to white on a diagonal. I want to modify it but the gradient wheel does not reember my last seeing or the setting on the layer I'm working on. Swearing at the screen has no effect. 🙄 What should I be doing so that I can modify my layer without starting the gradient from scratch?
  3. Make sure that none of the apps are running. Also I think it is a good idea if you are having a problem to disable the firewall and antivirus is Windows defender.
  4. Many thanks. I must try grouping again. Despite not having the BG included it was being affected. The lockdown may have affected a Braincell or two so will check later.
  5. A search has taken me round in circles so apologies if I have missed the obvious. I have been supplied with a logo that looks like a hand drawn script. it is white with a slight shadow. I have split this into "bits" to do some simple animation. I wanted to adjust the colour to experiment with a different background. I made an adjustment layer but how can I copy that onto all my other "bits". Thanks and stay safe.
  6. As my proper work is on hold, I put together a photo montage (under the supervision of "the boss"). The Preview going out to my laser looked good (as laser previews) but when I printed on Photoglossy on my Canon MG 7500 Ink Jet the colour was way beyond awful. Paper and quality setting was correct but what else can I do. I'm printing direct from app. Should I rasterise, use a profile, print from a file etc. Printing to my laser on a laser glossy also looks acceptable. I would add the original plan was that these would be printed by one of my photographic shop clients on their kit b
  7. Oh the memories. At one time I had 3 R300s, reminiscent of the self service checkouts in Asda. They were never all working together.
  8. The right tool for the job is Surething disc labeller. About $30. Import images and designs from whatever package you want but the overall layout centre hole and disc diameter is just mouse clicks. BTW I speak as someone who has printed over 50,000 discs using Primera robotic printers having mutated from one at a time Epsons back in 2003.
  9. Thanks Old Bruce. Yes I have been shown this way. Coming from Photoshop (I still use CS6) but wanting the interaction with Publisher that Photo gives me, means that, unsurprisingly, some of my workflows have to be re learnt.( same as Publisher v an old version of Quark) I would hope that Merge Visible would be available in the layers display with a Right click, just as the equivalent command is available in PS. In that layers display, deselecting unwanted layers, in a similar way that I would use LayersComps in Photoshop also works of course but takes longer.
  10. This turned out to be user error/different approach and was discussed here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/101559-merge-in-photo-what-am-i-doing-wrong/ I have now been shown how to do it in the layers dropdown by grouping and Rasterising but it would be good to have "merge selected" in that dropdown too. Thanks David
  11. Hi Walt In taking screen shots I can see MY issue. In the layers dropown Merge Visible is just that, whereas in the Layers MENU merge selected is there. It would be nice to have the Merge selected in the dropdown so that it works in the same way and as Merge layers does in PS. User Error 1 Affinity 0
  12. There is a certain inconsistency in that Merge Visible right clicking in layers dropdown, works differently to Merge Visible in Layer menu, which works as it should and as it has always done in PS. Is this a BUG dare I ask? Surely (stop keep calling me Surely ) I should not have to untick layers as in layers dropdown, but merely select and fltten the SELECTED layers.
  13. Just looking at this again, there is a certain inconsitency in that Merge Visible right clicking in layers dropdown, works differently to Merge Visible in Layer menu, which works as it should.
  14. I tried searching, without success. Working in Photo, I have say 10 layers and want to merge 3, in order to "heal" the joins. In Photoshop I would select the layers (3) and then merge into 1. That means I have 7+1. In A Photo merge visible does just that so I have to switch off all the other layers to get the flat pixel layer. A PIA for sure. There must be an easier way that I have missed. How can I flatten just the layers I select? Dare I say "like wot I've done in Photoshop for15 years +" Thanks David
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