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pixelrain

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  1. I'm experiencing a very slow cursor / brush while using a tablet with brushes form the "Textured" category (brushes that have large size and many rough / sharp edges). Cursor / brush works fine with mouse. Video LE: Never mind, turning off "High precision input" makes it work normally.
  2. If you want a special colour profile you just have to install it in the system, after that it will be selectable in the application.
  3. The simpler the brush, the faster it will draw. You can "optimize" a brush by increasing the spacing "parameter" this is valid in most graphic software, other than that not much; the rest is hardware and software limit. You can switch to nearest neighbour, disable dither & clipping, fastest retina rendering in performance options and disable "show brush preview" in UI to gain some little extra speed.
  4. While there are pros and cons for Serif's approach, I consider that the problem with this approach is that it represents a significant usage change compared to other software; and in this way it slows you down. Picture it like giving you a checklist you have to go through or keep in mind. Mostly because all of the other apps keep vector "vector" and raster "raster"; while both Affinity's are built on the same vector-raster hybrid so effectively each app will have the others peculiarities ( raster-half pixel, vector-whole pixel ) unless tuned. The bigger issue for me with this approach its that, at least for now, I found it very hard to trust that what its displayed in the app is similar to the final export which I think we all agree is something crucial in graphic software and that I am usually forced to double and triple check everything first ( worries which I never encountered in other software ). My two cents. :rolleyes:
  5. Amen ! Defaulting to "system32" is not cool.
  6. Is your layer "Image" or "Pixel" ? The last one is what you want, as the first one is still a dynamic original and not completely bitmap, for manipulation purposes. You have to rasterize it first from image to a pixel layer and then do the crop.
  7. To use a special color profile, you download the profile you intend to use, then you copy it into ?:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\color\ (assuming windows) then you configure Affinity to use it for your images (in Affinity apps navigate to Edit / Preferences / Color) you can change rendering intent there too. If you just want to check colors, you can just use Softproof Adjustment. For embedding a profile check the "more" tab of the file export options popup and choose there.
  8. Glad you solved it, now its worth pointing that if your monitor(s) have their own drivers (which usually include their custom profile), any video driver change will reset this back and force you to remove it again in control panel. The simpler solution is to just remove any driver for the display(s) and just use the windows generic one (assuming there is no functionality lost that you really need.) this way you'll never need to worry about this.
  9. No problem, both are very similar so its not a huge difference. You can also take a look at the videos from their channels on Vimeo or Youtube if you prefer it.
  10. Draw persona is the default "vector" part of Designer, while Pixel is its "raster" toolset. Affinity Photo's "Photo" persona is very similar to Designer's Pixel persona, with some extras; and also includes a good portion of vector tools from Designer's Draw persona. The Workbook is for Designer, and you own Photo, from there the confusion. :)
  11. To minimize risk of blurry exports, you have to make sure move by whole pixels & force pixel alignment are turned on (even better if they are on since the creation of your document) and check the object/image/layer width and height values in the the transform tab and at the final export to be integer values. :)
  12. Dunno, maybe you could try creating everything back from scratch, but this time have those two checked since the beginning; or use the latest beta available to you. This is how i can get blurry exports over here.
  13. Look for the these buttons on the Toolbar. They are the first two from the left, third is just for snapping. :)
  14. Did you also try with "Force pixel alignment" and "Move by whole pixels" ON. Or move the edited layers to a document that was not resized / cropped.
  15. If you frequently work with 8000 x 8000 image sizes you mentioned, you really need more RAM (lots of it) for a smooth experience; also, Krita doesn't work very well with integrated Intel graphics.
  16. You can test your tablet with old windows Paint. If you ask me, I'm more inclined to think there is some issue in .net or visual c++ as this issues seem to love apps that use those things. :)
  17. I've tried an export to "Pictures" folder, and its the same thing, AP is installed in "D" drive (same disk). Export in root c:\ gives permission error, as it probably should. Another export example: with this file brushy.afphoto both default png-8 dithered / gif exports completely miss the dark brush pixels. :S
  18. You absolutely must use AP ? Maybe you could try creating one with this.
  19. @Engine44 The examples you attached are called "photo manipulations" ( picture it as various images or parts of an image arranged together on a page then each one is modified in order to "fit" one general atmosphere / theme; if you are curious about the process you can search that term on youtube where you'll find lots of examples videos; the workflow is the same even if they use another software ). Affinity Photo is the tool you would want use for this, as it has more image/raster based tools, filters and adjustments. You have some examples of works like this in Affinity Photo's welcome screen (in the view samples tab). @dutchshader Those examples are of digital paintings, that implies a little different approach; where you create the image with just the brush tool and layers; closer to how you would work with traditional media on a canvas; showing that AP/AD are decent at doing both. :lol: Of course there is no rule that stops you from combining both techniques in one.
  20. Short answer, yes. Long answer, you can either create it by using a vector shape ( manually tracing the girls contour ) or as a selection which you extract from the girls image and then color it gray or with a slight gray - darker gray gradient then skew and transform the shadow layer and place it behind the layer with the girl. You can then blend it or airbrush the shadows as you desire to give it more realism.
  21. If you're asking if manual cleaning with raster tool set of a bitmap image is possible in Designer the answer is yes, it is possible, in the Pixel Persona mode. You also have available layer adjustments and layer blend modes to help you.
  22. You can click and drag on on "width","opacity", etc (on the name not slider) in the context toolbar and adjust those settings.
  23. If you need an color profile aware application to test images; you can use the portable Fullscreen Photo Viewer; just unzip and run it. The color management toggle is the F12 key. If the yellow tint is there too = color profile problems. :)
  24. Today i've noticed this is happening also on export of "png-8 dithered" setting on AP customer beta 1.5.2.62.
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