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  1. Thanks! I had forgotten you can have more than 1 master page assigned to a child page. Will do that. Although a wishlist item would be to add a watermarking feature, since I suspect marked drafts are a pretty common thing to need. Thanks for all the help! - Neil
  2. Hey there. I'm looking for a way to add a "Draft" watermark on all pages in my publisher document. I know I can add a "Draft" text to my master page, however, it always appears below the layers that are on the child pages of the master page, and so is covered with photos. So is there a way to add a watermark to all pages? Or is there a way to have a layer on a master page always be the top layer on all child pages? Any help is appreciated, thanks! - Neil
  3. Glad you like the painting Alexandre! I use the clipping feature 8 times in this painting, but one of the easiest to spot is the two main characters are a group, and then I want some haze near their feet that doesn't affect the background layer. So my haze layer (which is painted with a custom cloud brush) is clipped to the "Characters" group. Each character in the Character's group is itself a group of dozens of painted layers, and let me tell you, I was tweaking the exact position and size of these characters in the frame dozens of times. If every time I moved the character a pixel to the left I also had to redo masks, this workflow would have been a non starter. - Neil
  4. Thanks, but the example I gave is just a simple example to show the idea. I rarely use simple shapes that could be vectors, the layers and groups are usually complex painted elements: - Neil
  5. Thanks for the workaround. However, it's only 3 clicks x the hundreds of times I use this feature per day It's also prone to error, I can imagine changing stuff in the lower layers, forgetting to update the mask, and then spending time trying to figure out why there's some artifact in the painting. And lastly, I can't open any of my old psd files that contain this feature from CS6, I'd have to redo tons of layers to make them compatible. So I'm still hoping beyond hope Affinity adds this feature. But thanks again for the suggestion. - Neil
  6. Thanks for the bump, glad to see I'm not the only one who uses this all the time. - Neil
  7. Hey loukash! So that's the final result I want. But I believe your technique isn't procedural. So for example, if I move Circle B in your example above after I've made the mask, the mask won't automatically update with the new position of the circle. I'd have to recreate the mask. Unless I'm missing something about your technique. I use photoshop CS6 BTW, not sure if you could clip to a group in CS5, but you can in CS6. - Neil
  8. Yup, it can be done to a single layer. Unlike photoshop where the clipping mask is above the main layer and indented, you drag it just below the layer and it shows up indented there. But I tend to keep a lot of layers. Like for example I have 5 people in the background, each on their own layer, and I want to group them and then apply a non-destructive color correction layer to all of them at the same time. Anyways, thanks for the wishlist support! - Neil
  9. Hey there! So as far as I can tell this still isn't possible in Affinity Photo. I want to be able to clip a layer to a group. See attached image. Has this been added and I just missed it? Basically every psd I've made uses this feature, so as well as not being able to import my psds because of this, I can't really use affinity photo since this technique is a huge part of my workflow. Any word on the possibility of adding this? Would love to make the switch from photoshop! Thanks for listening! - Neil
  10. Hey there! So I have setup a table of contents for my book project, however, many chapters begin not with the chapter title, but instead with a picture on the left hand page. So the page number in the TOC is the page that has the chapter title on the right page, not the picture that's on the left page. Is there any way to use the table of contents generator to create the table of contents, but then edit it after the fact to give it the correct page numbers? Thanks! - Neil
  11. Thanks VerySame! Here's an example brush BTW, notice how different it looks like in Photoshop vs affinity - Neil test2.zip
  12. I am working on importing a bunch of brushes from Photoshop to Affinity, and I'm finding a lot of them reacting quite differently. Most of the issue seem to be around how the texture is being applied, in photoshop, there's a bunch of different modes, and Affinity only has 3 modes. Any chance of getting these other modes added so we can get parity with the brushes? - Neil
  13. I would probably use it less for adjustment layers, but sure, I can see the advantage of that too. - Neil
  14. because it stretches your image WHILE you are drawing the stroke, which allows for instant feedback. Stretching an image along a path has its uses too, if you have a situation where its something more machine like, but that technique is more like a careful construction project, this tool would be far more interactive and better for organic painting. Like if I'm doing 200 tree branches, I'd hate to carefully setup 200 paths first, instead I want to paint the paths and have the bark grow along my stroke as I go so I can instantly evaluate if I'm achieving the effect I want. - Neil
  15. Also controls for where the mirror line is on your document would be super helpful, so you could place it vertical, horizontal or at any arbitrary angle, and placed anywhere on the image. - Neil
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