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  1. Pixel and Poly

    Screentone Asset Pack - 80 vector objects

    The Asset Pack contains 80 clean vector assets. Almost all of the assets are set up for easy tiling. They are all solid objects with no stroke so you can easily apply any fills, gradients or fx to the objects. The PDF has some more info and lists all of the individual assets. https://gum.co/screentone The assets are broken into six sub groups: 100mm screentone blends (7 assets) 60mm screentone dot tints (19 assets) 300mm screentone blends (6 assets) 300mm screentone dot tints (19 assets) 300mm screentone reverse dot tints (10 assets) 300mm screentone line tints (19 assets) Screentone Information Document.pdf
  2. Pixel and Poly

    Point Transform tool is missing

    Thanks for that answer. Was just about to ask the same question. I wonder if the default node toolbar icon should be the one with the pullout for the point transform instead of the original one.
  3. Is there a way to add a hyperlink to text in Designer so when we export as a PDF the link will stay live? I see the hyperlink option in the PDF export dialog box but I don't see anywhere to actually add the link data to text (or an object). Cheers!
  4. Cheers guys! I purchased Publisher but this is for a live product so I'll wait for the final release to come out before using it on a job.
  5. Pixel and Poly

    Darken border in crop tool

    I agree that this would be useful. Many times I like to keep the darkened area very dark. It would be great to have a % option next to the check box.
  6. Agreed! A print job with 3 spot colors plus black will be pricey. If they are looking to save costs I would probably have one version of the logo that can be done in 1 color and then you could also provide a full color logo for 4-color printing or if they want to use it on the web.
  7. I would probably just have one artboard for all the bills and then have all of the elements that are the same between them at the bottom in one (or a few) layers. Then I would have a separate layer for each of the denominations where you can have the specific $ amounts and any specific pictures. If you need to change any of the base features you just need to adjust them once. If you really want separate art boards using Symbols like @Alfred suggested is probably the way to go. There are some video tutorials on symbols on their YT/Vimeo channel.
  8. I was able to come up with this solution by expanding the stroke and then layering two blurred smaller stroke versions inside. gradient-curve.afdesign
  9. I'm on Win10 and when I merge or flatten the file the lines stay the same and have the bolder look. Everything works as expected on my end.
  10. What do you mean flattening destroys the upper layer. When you flatten a file all the layers get merged into a single one. When you save as a jpg it will flatten the file as well. Are you expecting different behavior?
  11. Can you share the photo file with us so we can look it over? or post some images of before and after of the problem area and the layer settings?
  12. @GHS I think they were recommending you going to this page: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/5-affinity-on-desktop-questions-mac-and-windows/ And click on the START NEW TOPIC button so you can ask your question in a new thread so you might be able to get the help you need. It's hard for people to help you when your question is buried inside someone else's questions.
  13. Glad it worked out! I usually like to keep copies of the unmerged layers just in case I need to go back to them for any reason. Good luck!
  14. If you needed to do that I would make a copy of that group and make a copy of the orange blend background so you have them if needed. Turn off those copied layers so you don't see them. Then select the all the tower layers and also the orange blend background that are visible and merge selected on all of those.
  15. If needed you could merge those layers AND include the background blend and it will work. But you won't be able to move them around or adjust. I would just keep them separate.
  16. The blend modes will matter because Photo will be able to merge the rgb data but it can't display the same layer with different blend modes for each pixel. If they use different blend modes I would probably keep those layers as a group so you can adjust them as needed.
  17. They merge for me the way one would expect. Could you post a before and after picture of your screen so we can see them?
  18. Pixel and Poly

    Align Space

    Are you trying to align Text to the left or align different objects to the left? If it's text: you can just add 8px to the left indent in the paragraph settings. If it's objects you can align them to the left and then nudge them over 8px with the arrow keys. You can set the nudge distance in the preferences in the Tools section.
  19. It would be great to have an option to let us turn on/off a "scale with object" for an entire group/layer. This would cover all things like line widths, layer effects, individual corner rounding, etc. If you've ever had a complex object built but forgot to turn on/off scale options it can be time consuming to go into every object and adjust the setting. A way to set it for an entire group and/or layer would be a great new workflow enhancement.
  20. Hi all, Is there a way to switch the rounded corner tool to use relative sizes instead of absolute sizes? This can be a real issue when sizing objects that have rounded corners but you want them to stay relative in size. Kind of the way that the rounded rectangle has an absolute option/relative option. Cheers!
  21. Thanks, Carl. I was making copies and then baking some of the objects already but I was hoping to avoid the converting to curves on those corners to keep them adjustable. It would actually be nice if there was a way to set the scaling on a whole group/layer as well. Maybe they'll add an option for that.
  22. If you are in Photo I would just add a fill layer and place it at the bottom of the layers and pick any grey that will work for you. If you are in Designer I would put a rectangle at the bottom of the layers and fill it with a grey as well. You can lock either of these so you don't move or select them. Just turn off those layers before exporting or printing the final files.
  23. It would be very useful to be able to see the images as they will be saved when adjusting the settings in the export dialog box. So for example if we select JPG and lower the quality to 25% you would see the image update to show the compression artifacts. I find that many times it is important to lower quality setting as much as possible but without losing quality to specific areas and it's hard to really know where to set these setting if we cannot see a real time view of the export settings. There could be a toggle switch to turn the preview on or off. This could also apply to any pixel dimension changes and other compression / export settings but even just showing the JPG compression would be nice. Cheers!
  24. It would be great if we can get the HEX input/listing on all of the color sliders. I know it shows up on the RGB Hex setting but if I'm working in one of the other slider color spaces I need to constantly switch back to the RGB Hex to read a HEX value. It would be a great time saver. We could also have an option to have it appear or not appear on each of the color sliders in case there are people who do not need it to be shown. Cheers!
  25. I have been doing some processing of astrophotography data. These files usually originate as FITS files which are the raw data files from the telescopes. I process the files using Liberator 3 which then saves the FITS files as TIF files (8, 16, or 32 bit). When I open the saved TIF files in Photo they have large rows switched around or have data that is off the page and missing. When I open the same TIF file in Photoshop the files appear normal. I can then re-save the TIF files out of Photoshop and then Photo opens them correctly. This is on Photo running on Windows 10. Here is a sample TIF file that was saved out of Liberator. When I open this specific file in Photo the image is moved up off the document area and the top part is missing. I can post screen grabs of the errors if other people are not getting the same thing when opening this file. Thanks for any assistance! http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/fits_liberator/ The file is an image of the Eagle Nebulae if anyone was wondering. 502nmos.zip