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  1. SketchUp now has a series of "Learn" videos which can be accessed directly from within their apps. https://learn.sketchup.com/track/rendering-sketchup-photoshop There is a very large SketchUp user-base of architects. SketchUp models can be export to bitmap based files; specific rendering styles can be used saved in SketchUp to individual scenes (pages) each of which, in turn, can be exported. The Learn videos describe the process of post processing the exported files in PhotoShop. I have talked with architects at a recent SketchUp conference (Base Camp 2019) who are self employed or belong to a very small firm. They have limited resources and prefer not to rely upon Adobe products. They could very well be interested AffintyPhoto for doing their post processing tasks. I am not a PhotoShop user, but I assume everything shown in the Learn videos can be done in AfffinityPhoto. I was wondering if the SketchUp Learn videos could be looked at by the folks at Affinty and an AffinityPhoto video be created which would show how AffinityPhoto could be used instead ... and perhaps be easier to use? Regards, John
  2. I am a relative new user so not sure if I have overlooked something or if there is a solution or workaround. Lets say I create a file which includes a dozen different brushes. Days later I reopen AD and the file. I see a brush on the canvas and want to draw some more similar brushes. However, there can be many brushes shown in the brushes pane making it very hard to identify the brush that was used to create the brush earlier. Could the name given to the Pixel Layer, when a brush stroke is applied, be annotated with the name used in the Brushes Pane (or as an option to do this in Designer's preferences)? Or possibly, when a brush on the canvas is selected, the related brush in the Brushes Pane is highlighted (similar to what occurs in the Layers Panel) ?.
  3. I haven't used AD in a long time so please understand that I may not be using the proper terminology. I dragged an .svg file into a blank screen I wanted to find the exact size of the "footprint" of all the objects which I have imported. The "Transform Pane" displays the width and height of the selection "frame". However, the frame is defined from the centerline of any stroke that crosses the frame. What need is to have the frame include the outer-edge of the stroke width. If not then is there a setting for the stroke width to be positioned only to the inside of the stroke centerline? Please advise as to the best way to go and let me know where/how to change either one of these settings. This is important because artwork will eventually be exported to an exact pixel dimension. The exports will be used as an icons in a WebBased Toobar and all the icons must have the same size/aspect ratio.
  4. Thanks folks for your input. I have a lot to learn about Affinity's capabiliities/functions. This is the first 2D app I've used (coming from CorelDRAW and Xara) where you can enter function notations directly (v.s. using a script/marcro). "3. Transform Panel: Rotate the Group 45 degrees" Is this so that the position of the nodes of circular geometry align to grid properly?
  5. Thanks for the reply. What you demo'd in the video is kind of what I have done manually in Xara (without using its grid because it isn't based upon true isometric angles). Part of an old tutorial I did regarding isometrics with Xara: https://goo.gl/photos/sQe5N71ZHC5UzKWP9 The entire tutorial: http://www.xaraxone.com/guest/guest05/index.htm
  6. Can you draw walls, doors, windows, curved, and circular openings on a "normal" grid, then group all if them, change to Isometric grid, then scale/skew the group and snap to the iso grid? Might this be easier for some people when attempting to draw vertical surfaces from looking at an architectural elevation or section?
  7. Looks like I double posted. Sorry. Please see: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29322-transparency-strokes-and-fills/
  8. Hi, new user here. OS = Windows7, 64-bit. Can an object's Stroke have its own transparency separate from its Fill transparency? If so is there a video or something in Help explaining this. Please supply a link if possible.
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