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  1. Hi @MEB, thank you for making this clear, so yes, this is what I had expected. "Raster brushes from Pixel Persona don't work with paths" – and that's really sad. Should I open a separate feature request thread for this? All the best kaffeeundsalz
  2. @toltec I do have Affinity Designer and that's what we used as the workaround I mentioned above. It's just that in comparison to vector brushes, there are far more raster brushes available, many of which would have better suited the effect that we wanted to achieve. And as far as I can see, even Affinity Designer can't stroke a raster brush along a path. Or can it?! P.S. Bratwurst it is! Enjoy your meal!
  3. Hi @MEB, is there any news on this? Has the "stroke path" feature been recognized as a feature request for Affinity Photo and/or Designer? I ask because while working on a project, I came across a task where this feature would have been very, very useful. We found our workarounds, but anyway, a status update on this would be really appreciated.
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    [APh] Perspective Live Filter + Layer Effects rendering bugs

    I know this is an old thread, but I'm picking this up to report that the combination of Layer Effects and the Perspective Live Filter still results in more or less unpredictable glitches. This happens on both the Mac and the Windows version, and the bugs are especially visible when the Live Perspective is a nested layer. And it happens in both the current stable version of Affinity Photo 1.6 and the latest Affinity Photo Beta 1.7. There are many ways to have the bugs show up. One of them goes like this: Create a new Text Layer, type in some letters, nest a Live Perspective Filter inside it, distort the perspective so that the layer contents go beyond the original bounding box and add some layer effects like Gaussian Blur or 3D. Note that these are indeed just rendering bugs because as soon as you rasterise the composition, everything looks right. It's just that it's impossible to use this non-destructively because the results aren't displayed correctly.
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    Crop tool: constrain to image by default

    @Polygonius My concern is not about destructive and non-destructive crop, and I don't understand what problem people have with the Rasterise feature if they really want to discard the cropped areas. So no need for action here from my point of view. This thread is about whether the crop tool should expand the canvas by default, which I think it shouldn't, but which it does in 1.7 beta if the crop ratio is smaller than the original image ratio.
  6. Hi everyone, I really like the new crop tool coming in version 1.7, but I have one usability issue when using crop ratios other than the original image ratio: Say I have a widescreen image of e.g. 16:9, I choose the crop tool and choose a custom ratio of 1:1. What happens is that the crop frame grows in size until the complete image is covered, creating big transparent areas on the top and bottom of the image. I manually have to size down the box until the transparent areas disappear. So my question is: Should it really the default behavior of Photo to introduce a border when changing the crop ratio? Wouldn't it make more sense to actually 'crop' an image by default (meaning: cutting away image information that doesn't fit into the frame of the current crop ratio)? I don't know if this has been discussed before, but it would make much more sense to me. Or is there a setting that I missed?
  7. This seems to be fixed since the previous beta, presumably because Serif "Fixed TIFF ZIP compression issues" as it says in the changelog. Just out of curiosity, @Patrick Connor: Do you mean disappointed in a way that you had hoped to fix compatibility issues with tiff export and accidentally created some new ones? If that is the case, wouldn't it be a good idea to reconsider giving us some more options in the TIFF export settings? Especially related to compression methods? I'm not saying that the export dialog should be as complicated as in Photoshop, but it seems to me that there are cases where you would need to tweak a specific setting currently not accessible in Affinity Photo to make exported TIFF files readable by other apps. I know that this has been discussed before, and sometimes extensively, but it seems to fit in here quite well.
  8. Hi @Fixx, thank you for pointing this out. I completely missed the "Affinity Designer" part in the thread title. In my post, I was referring to the Add Noise filter in Affinity Photo. There's no such filter in Affinity Designer. What the OP probably means is the color's noise property, but it might be a completely different story with this one since I can't say anything related to professional printing about it. Sorry for the confusion.
  9. Hi @dinosaura, we often use the Add Noise filter here in magazine publishing to give digital photos a more analog, grainy film look. Provided that you do offset printing with a standard 300 dpi, we had good results with a value of 9-11 percent for a very subtle noise effect. We'd then go as high as 25 percent for a more grainy look. Added noise is much more visible on large single-colored areas. This means that for images with very few details, we'd generally use lower values. Also note that the Add Noise filter doesn't have a grain size slider, which limits the types of effects that you can achieve. Hope this helps. All the best kaffeeundsalz
  10. I just noticed this when I tried to implement some of the new 1.7 features into our production workflow. I edited an image with the current Affinity Photo Beta and exported it as a TIFF file. For export options, I basically set the same parameters that I have a preset for in 1.6 (TIFF, CMYK 8-bit, Uncoated FOGRA29, Embed ICC profile, do not embed metadata). When I try to place this TIFF image in Adobe InDesign, I get an error message saying that the file is incompatible or damaged. However, TIFF images exported in Affinity Photo 1.6 with the very same export options are readable by InDesign. Is there something that has changed in TIFF export, or am I doing something wrong?
  11. Hi @raz, I think that's not possible. When you overwrite a file with Affinity Designer beta, it won't open in the current stable version of Designer anymore because it was edited with a newer version of the app. That's why there's always a clear warning inside the beta version download threads. From the opening post of the current AD beta thread: Cheers kaffeeundsalz
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    Brush behaves funny (in mask layer)

    It did work in the Affinity Publisher beta, so I assumed I'd be able to use it in Photo beta, too. Never mind. It certainly is! Haha – that's totally reasonable! But I've been using @kaffeeundsalz since my very first days on the internet. In fact, the nickname is so old I can't even remember the story behind it.
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    New HSL Adjustment: Move multiple handles at once

    Thank you @>|< and @smadell, this works great. I really wouldn't have thought about dragging the lines instead of the handles. Easy when you know it though.
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    Brush behaves funny (in mask layer)

    Thank you @Polygonius. I didn't know that there's already a newer build available because it didn't show up when I used the auto update feature of the previous version. I had to download the new beta directly from the forums. Build 99 solves the problem for me, too.
  15. Hi everyone, The new HSL adjustment looks very promising, but I really think that when you use custom hue ranges, there should be a way to move all four drag handles on the color wheel at once. This way, we could use the wheel to quickly select a hue range without the need to manually restore the relative positions of the handles. Better yet, let us select two or more handles at once and make some visual indicator which of them are selected. Also, it should be possible to click at an arbitrary position inside the color wheel to make the drag handles jump to that position. In fact, with the current implementation of the new HSL adjustment, sometimes two drag handles do move together, but I couldn't figure out a consistent behavior so I assume it's a bug. I also tried different modifier keys, but that didn't seem to work either. The only way to preserve the relative positions of the four points right now is to use the picker, but the success of this method greatly depends on the image you're working on. Just as a side note: Is there any chance we could also get the HSV option back? Thank you kaffeeundsalz