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  1. I've found a solution. The font is called 4077th. I got it from https://fonts2u.com/4077th.font I did two things. I don't know if the first one is necessary, but the second one definitely is: Firstly I opened the font in Fontforge and changed the family name from 4077th to a4077th because apparently a family name beginning with a digit is incorrect. I don't know if this step is strictly necessary. Secondly, the font as I downloaded it had no lower case Roman characters. Again in Fontforge I populated all the empty lower case Roman slots by copying and pasting from another font (I used Arial, but I think it probably doesn't matter what you use). Once I had done this I was able to reinstall the font (for all users), and it showed up in Affinity Photo.
  2. I have now managed to get the font accessible in Inkscape by installing it using "install for all users" instead of just "install", but it's still not visible in Affinity Photo.
  3. I've discovered that the font is also not available in Inkscape, but it is available in WPS Office.
  4. I have installed a truetype font in Windows 10. It appears in the Windows font settings, but it doesn't appear in the list of available fonts in Affinity Photo. I have tried logging out of Windows and logging back in again, but it still doesn't appear. How can I fix this?
  5. I have just shut down and restarted Photo and this time I have got the paper size preference to stick. I notice that the paper size in the Affinity Photo print dialogue is now "defined by driver", whereas before I was trying to specify the paper size. Perhaps this is where I was going wrong.
  6. This doesn't work for me. No matter how many times I select the paper size in the Canon preferences, it reverts to A4 as soon as I exit the preferences.
  7. I have been trying to print to 4"x6" paper from the upper tray of my Canon iP7250 printer, but every time I close the printer preferences and reopen them, I find that they have reverted to A4 from the lower tray. I have tried enabling "shrink to printable", but that makes no difference. The printer still insists on printing from the lower tray. However I have been able to print successfully to 4"x6" paper from the Windows photo viewing app. I should add that I am using the Windows version of Photo. One thing I have noticed is that when I select 4"x6" in the Canon printer preferences, the print size in the Affinity Photo print dialogue changes to "custom", not 4"x6". How can I make Affinity Photo print onto 4"x6" paper?
  8. I've worked it out now. I had to rasterise the to be able to crop it.
  9. I am trying to delete a selected area of a layer in Photo, but when I click delete or cut, the entire layer disappears. How can I delete just part of a layer?
  10. Thanks once again everyone! I think I'm finally getting the hang of it now. Part of the problem was that the individual input and output controls for the filter weren't always doing what I would have intuitively expected. Now that understand how they work together I'm starting to make progress. I'm only using one mirror, but setting the input angle to 269° fixes the horizontal/vertical thing and adds a 1° correction to stop the middle finger tapering.
  11. I see now how to slide the image perpendicular to the line of reflection, but I can't find a way to change the angle of that line. I'm trying to reflect my hand around an axis going the length of my middle finger so that I have two thumbs and three fingers. When I was playing around with the filter before, the line was vertical, which is approximately what I want, but now it's changed to horizontal and I can't change it back. What I really want is to be able either to change the angle of that line very precisely, or else to be able to rotate the image beforehand so that it makes just the right angle when I apply the filter. I haven't succeeded at doing either.
  12. I spoke too soon. I've been trying to get to grips with the mirror filter, but I can't find any way to move the line of reflection. There is no way to do it within the filter itself, so I would need to do it before applying the filter. I've tried various things, such as using the move tool, cropping the image to move the centre sideways, and enlarging the canvas to achieve the same thing, but no matter what I do, the line of reflection remains in the same place relative to the original photo. How can I get round this?
  13. Thanks everyone! Yes, the mirror filter is what I've been looking for. Between that and the move tool I should be able to do what I am trying to do.
  14. I am wondering what is the best way to create an image with mirror symmetry in the manner of a Rorschach blot. I want to use the left hand side of a photo and flip it over so that the right side of the image and the left side are mirror images of each other. However I need to do it very precisely without the mirror line being in the wrong place or there being any visible seam. Is there a clever trick for doing this? I'm having great trouble getting the precision I need using the obvious tools.

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