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  1. Hi all, I was wondering if there is an option to scale pixels masks with the document if you increase the resolution in designer. To illustrate, I drew 2 rectangles in a 50px/50px document. When I apply a mask to RED rectangle and paint a "1" in it using the basic round brush, you can see the pixels. scaling up the document to 5000px/5000px does not seem to scale the mask with it, as it remains pixelated. Drawing a "2" after scaling up remains in a low resolution and only if you create a mask after scaling up, like I did in the BLUE rectangle, seems to apply the document resolution to the newly created mask. DESIGNER 1.6.3 In photo, these masks seem to scale nicely when you change the document resolution, so is there an option to get the same effect in designer? PHOTO 1.6.3
  2. are all your channels editable? the pencil icon in the Channels panel below right should be active on all channels: try ctrl+D or cmd+D to make sure you dont have a selection active. try rasterizing the layer again, i've had some problems in the past where the layer was shown as a pixel layer but acted as an image layer
  3. workaround maybe, what if you create a layer above the one you try to inpaint, and set you inpainting to current layer & Below:
  4. Thanks for the reply. The mesh warp is indeed a great way to do this. If I get this right, it rasterizes the layer first before warping it, so enlarging certain areas does mean you have some degree of sharpness loss in the output. Are there any plans to make a vector flavor of this tool in designer?
  5. This is literally the best title I could come up with. I would like to shape my text like this: So starting small at the start, enlarging it to the middle and going back to small at the end. Is this possible without destroying the text layer into a curves group? Or what might be the most efficient way to do this in affinity designer?
  6. this is probably a minor feature that takes a lot of time to implement, but here it is. I love the "Edit in Photo/Designer" option under File, but in Windows 10, this doesn't make the other app active when the program is already launched. Can this be changed so Windows switches automatically to the other application?
  7. I didn't mean the masked position is bugged. The masked effect here seems right to me. But this does mean if there is a "change" in blending math of "Screen", following an official tutorial doesn't seem to give the same effect anymore. It can be "fixed" by nesting the layer instead of masking, but that effect doesn't blend in enough to look real to me, as it is contraint to the area the text is covering (again, the nested position itself seems right to me. Then again the output of that nested layer is a black layer of modified text, which should have the same screen effect and doesnt for some reason). I don't know if this is a bug, Photoshop has the same effect as AP now, so "Screen" might as well be fixed/improved in 1.6.1 in terms of compatibility of psd-files. But they exploited that screen effect property of previous versions in an official tutorial video, so this being changed makes me think of the possibility it can be a bug. Also I really liked the screen effect of 1.5
  8. I installed te last 4 versions (1.5.1 / 1.5.2 / 1.6 / 1.6.1) to test this: the tutorial works fine on 1.5.1 and 1.5.2: 1.6 and 1.6.1 makes the text disappear
  9. thx for the replies. putting it in nested does seem to fix it to some extend. like you said, following the video now makes the text dissapear whereas Im sure it didnt in the past. I also noticed the nested option doesnt blend the displace filter as well as it being masked, as it seems to be constrained to the filled area of the parent layer. nested: masked:
  10. I normally use the screen blending mode all the time for blending text on certain areas, like concrete walls etc. today I couldnt get that effect to work. switching to Screen makes my text disappear: normal: screen: I retraced my steps using this tutorial video to make sure I didnt miss anything, but the text keeps disappearing. I tried this on 2 different devices with no luck. I'm pretty sure the Screen blending mode changed since 1.6.1, as this method used to work wonderfully in the past. the affinity work file I used (text.afphoto). Did this change or am I going crazy?
  11. how does one access this magical feature in 1.6? I can't seem to find it
  12. I don't know is this is already a thing, but I came across the following problem when designing a logo: the logo has a part that looks like this: As the background of the shield is always white, I fixed this by grouping the black curves and applied a white outline to it. the problem is that this will rasterize when exporting to a vector format like svg or eps. So I wanted to counter this by creating a substract compound with the green and grey shape beneath it. I tried to select the group and expand it using Layer -> expand curve, but that didn't do much. I solved it by manually copying the curves, enlarge them to the right size, expand each curve as creating compounds will not take curve thickness into account, and then create the compound. The problem I encountered then is the fact that enlarging the curve thickness is not always the same as outlining, so I had to manually transform some points to match the outline. Is expanding a group of curves with an outline a feature in designer? Or is it on the horizon? It would save a lot of times to solve problems like this.
  13. I did some experimenting on my file, it seems the issue lies with the live filter layer (gaussian blur) between the background layer and the text layer, deleting it OR setting its radius to 0 fixes my unwanted margin issue. It also seems that the margin increases as the gaussian blur radius increases, so I'm pretty sure that's a bug.
  14. removing the artboard worked like a charm, thx
  15. birthday card.afdesign As for the export settings, I used all standard pdf export settings that are present in designer, I did not find a margin option in the pdf export settings though. When I export the file as png, the margins seem to disappear (as I wanted). When I create a new A4 document and place the file as embedded document, it also exports correctly as pdf.
  16. When I wanted to export a standard A4 document (birthday card.afdesign) to pdf, the generated pdf file included some margins I did not want, the document settings don't include margins, and I tried all the pdf export presets. When I create a new document with the same presets and place the document in there, the export does work as I want it to. Is this due to a setting I changed by accident? Or is this a bug in the document?
  17. I generated some graphs today using R and saved the output as EPS files to have everything as vectors ( graph.eps ). Though when I opened these files in designer to check if everything was indeed vector content, almost nothing showed: I first thought my code was wrong until I opened the same file in adobe illustrator, where the content was loaded correctly: EPS viewer seems to load the content correctly as well: Is this due to a wrong setting on my part or just a bug?
  18. That did solve it, does this mean it is exported correctly but the pdf readers I used can't read them the right way?
  19. Today I experienced some issues while exporting an artboard where a gaussian blur filter layer was applied on the background image. When exporting the document to pdf, both designer and photo on 2 machines would not render the background image in the pdf. by disabling the adjustment and filter layers I narrowed the issue down to the gaussian blur filter. When disabled the image would render correctly. It would also seem that when the preserve alpha option in the gaussian blur filter layer is disabled, the image is rendered, although the edges are not rendered as previewed in designer/photo. Is this issue also present in the latest beta? Or known to happen on other filter layers? SIDE NOTE: The blend mode of the gaussian blur layer, which was set on Luminosity, did not have any effect on the export, setting it to normal still caused the same issue. SIDE NOTE 2: I opened the pdf files in both Microsoft Edge 41.16226.1000.0 as well as Google Chrome 59.0.3071.115 EDIT: It seems the issue is only present when I use the PDF (for print) preset, changing the DPI from there or using another preset does not cause the issue
  20. I mainly like to work on a surface for photo editing thanks to the great screen, pen input and touchscreen. I think a lot of people also like surface as a photo editing machine. After seeing the Ipad version of Affinity photo it left me a bit wanting of the traditional desktop UI on devices like the surface however. It is a great UI experience when using the device in laptop/desktop mode, but when you want the paint with the pen for example, the experience turns bad quickly. I allready struggled with the fact that touch input is seen as the same as a mouse click instead of panning the canvas, so using the touchscreen as a main navigation tool is not that intuïtive, but after seeing the Ipad version, a lot more things pop out to me like "damn that's a good idea, I wish my surface could do that". I was wondering if Windows 10's tablet mode could be more integrated with the application, like switching to the Ipads UI when tablet mode is activated, so that editing on a device like the surface is a lot more comfortable. This would mean that someone could just flip the keyboard and work in the document with a UI tailored for tablets, and flip it back to tablet mode when wants a more desktop like experience. Are there plans to implement such features into the desktop app? Or is there a touch based UWP app in the works? I was really blown away in how good the Ipad UI actually is, and I really think a more integrated experience into Windows' built in tablet mode will help a lot of people in their workflow.
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