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Everything posted by Wizaerd

  1. Even after rebooting and trying multiples times, I just now did it again and now it's working... ugh, sometimes I really hate computers... lol
  2. Please see my attached logs. Nothing seems to jump out as an issue other than the Setup Failed in the bottom SetupUI.log Setup.log
  3. I am trying to update my Affinity Photo and Designer to 1.7.3 and the setup fails. No reason given, doesn't even look like it tries, just immediatley a Setup Failed popup on both of them. I've tried just running them, running htem as administrator, nothing seems to work. Windows 7
  4. I never knew this. I always just assumed because the stroke and fill boxes didn't show up on the top toolbar when multiple objects were selected, that meant it wasn't possible. But I used the stroke and color options on the left side toolbar and it did work. So I retract my suggestion, or perhaps revise it to make this a little more obvious somehow. I've been using Affinity Designer for a couple of years, always frustrated thinking I had to set stroke and fill options individually... My own fault I suppose... heh heh heh
  5. Unless there's already a way I haven't found, I'd like to be able to select multiple objects and set their fills and/or strokes all at once. I know styles can be used, but sometimes I just need to make a quick change to several objects stroke width, color, or their fill color and don;t want to go through the hassle of styles.
  6. Illustrator has them, Inkscape has them (free no less), but Affinity does not. They sure would be helpful in creating depth maps and 3D reliefs for CNC and Laser projects.
  7. I'm finding the gradient options in Affinity to be less than stellar. I'm trying to manually create depth maps for an image, but need gradients that conform to a shape, or follow a contour. Is there any way to do this within Affinity Designer or Photo?
  8. Ahhh... Not only an Image, but it also has to be rasterized apparently. I added an 8bit RGB image, amde a selection, and still nothing. So an "Image" layer is not quite the same thing as a "Pixel" layer, because to get it to work, I had to right click my image and choose Rasterize before it would work. But it did work. Thanks for your help. Just one more quick question, what is the difference between an image that's loaded in a layer versus an Pixel layer?
  9. I just realized there's also a 64bit plugin. Once I dropped that into the default folder, it showed up in the menu. Still can't seem to actually use it, but it's there. I have an image, 8bit RGB and I make a selection, and go to the menu but it won't let me actually choose decorator.
  10. I'm using the default path setup, and I manually copied the *.8bf file there. I did try an external directory, and then adding that directory to the Plugin Preferences, but it didn't make any difference.
  11. Yes, I did check that option. I see in the list that there are Akvis plugins listed, but you're right, the Decorator plugin isn't listed. I wonder, if plugins follow a specific interface and implementation, why some work, and others don't. To work as a plugin, the code has to conform to certain requirements. So why would Affinity Photo, which recognizes and uses those interfaces and implementations, only recognize some of them?
  12. What is the best way to get a Photoshop plugin to actually work? I've had one that I have used quite frequently over the years in Photoshop, but now that I'm using Affinity Photo, I'm finding this specific plugin doesn't seem to want to do anything. The .8bf file is in the correct folder, but still it doesn't show up under the Filter menu option. Is there something else that is needed to be done to get it to work? It is the Akvis Decorator plugin in case you're curious... http://akvis.com/en/decorator/index.php
  13. I see that people have requested a line simplify or smoothing functionality, which I wholeheartedly approve of, but some additional point handling would also be useful. Such as being able to align selected points, make points equidistant from each other, etc... If you approve and add the line smoothing and simplification, please add additional point handling as well. Pretty please...
  14. Thanks for that, but how do I put a word or text on the inside bottom of the path?
  15. I don't have an image anymore, I eventually just gave up on it. But I tried to have someone's first name on the top outer side of an elipse, with the last name along the inside path bottom of the (duplicated) ellipse. I couldn't get the name on the inside bottom to go where I wanted it...
  16. I've been able to do some basic text on a path, but trying to get something specific seems a bit more daunting. I guess it's because the little green and/or red icons aren't really explained well. For example, how do you put text on the inside of a path, but not reversed? How do you move it further away from the actual path itself while maintaining the path shape? Could someone explain the text on a path other than just draw a shape and click on it? Something a bit more about controlling the actual text on the path?
  17. Here's where I get a bit messed up... When in Designer, if I want to edit a photo only, when I click Edit in Photo, it opens the whole document in Photo, not just the image. And then if I want to do something special to it, such as use the Liquid Persona, I have to rasterize my image into a pixel layer, do my adjustments, and then send the whole document back to designer... That's what was kind of throwing me off. I was thinking it'd only open the photo... Either way, I suppose it'll just take my getting used to how it works. But thanx for your help!
  18. I'm sorry, I should have looked around a bit more. While there's no easy double click or context right click, there is a menu option under File to Open in Photo. Although I'm not sure how to send it back to designer... If I want to save, it wants to save as a Photo proprietary file (.afphoto) instead of as the actual image file... Thanx MEB, I didn't see your response until I was getting ready to submit my own reply. But how do I send it back and forth without having to save as their individual file types (afdesign or afphoto)?
  19. Say I'm working in Affinity Designer, and I decide an image I'm placing could use a bit more touch up, something more than the Pixel Persona can offer. Is there a direct link between Designer and Photo? Can I click the image in question, and somehow send it to Affinity Photo for editing, then when I come back into Designer, see those changes immediately? Of do I have to get out of Designer, into Photo, re-find my image, make adjustments, save it out as an external file, get back into Designer, and then re-import or re-place the image from the saved file?
  20. Is there a development roadmap for the features still waiting to make it into Affinity Designer?
  21. Yes, it used to be made by Deneba but ACD Systems bought it from Deneba and makes it now. I still struggle with Designer because it just doesn't have the same features as Canvas, or if those features are there, they're hidden quite well. Last night I was trying to change the linear start & ending point for a gradient applied to a stroke. Never could figure out how to change the direction of that gradient. Or a gradient applied as a fill on some text. Found the Gradient Fill tool, but what's the point of being able to apply a gradient as a fill if you can't change it's direction, etc? The gradient fill tool isn;t really what I wanted, but it's the only thing I found that would allow for interactively dragging my gradient as I wanted it...
  22. Besides autotrace, the two other features I use a lot of, which Designer doesn't have, is converting a path to a selection, or converting a selection to a path. I know many image editors have really good masking tools, but I find it much easier to draw a path around an object and then convert that path to a selection for creating a mask or a clipping object. With the selection modifiers (such as expand, grow, feather, etc...) I find it much easier to isolate different parts of an image. If Designer had these, I wouldn't be here complaining... I'll take a look at PhotoLine though. Perhaps that would be a better option for me, because you;re right about Canvas being rather antiquated.
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