dmstraker

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  1. Asked for back in 2015. Number for Opacity done and most welcome. Shift-Number for Flow --- come on folks--it's an easy and useful one!
  2. Here's my fix: Process: Layer/Rasterise… Select/Alpha Range/Select Opaque Select/Invert Pixel Selection Edit/Inpaint Select/Deselect Macro to do this in one click attached. Dave's Alpha Inpaint.afmacros
  3. I've just found that you have to rasterise before inpainting into transparent corners (and after canvas stretch). Process: Layer/Rasterise… Select/Alpha Range/Select Opaque Select/Invert Pixel Selection Edit/Inpaint Select/Deselect Macro to do this in one click attached. Dave's Alpha Inpaint.afmacros
  4. I've just found that you have to rasterise before inpainting into transparent corners (and after canvas stretch). Process: Layer/Rasterise… Select/Alpha Range/Select Opaque Select/Invert Pixel Selection Edit/Inpaint Select/Deselect Macro to do this in one click attached. Dave's Alpha Inpaint.afmacros
  5. I've just found that you have to rasterise before inpainting into transparent corners (and after canvas stretch). Process: Layer/Rasterise… Select/Alpha Range/Select Opaque Select/Invert Pixel Selection Edit/Inpaint Select/Deselect Macro to do this in one click attached. Dave's Alpha Inpaint.afmacros
  6. Aha! Thank you. I've learned something, which is good. More of a usability defect, then. Would it make sense to automatically rasterise when stretching canvas or rotating? So there's a thing about rasterising that many people won't get and about which I'm not yet full clear. Seems to be something around implicit layers? Help system doesn't help in this case (maybe update it?). I've previously suggested having a section that explains concepts over which people are liable to trip, such as alpha and now rasterising. Macro attached. Dave's Alpha Inpaint.afmacros
  7. Inpainting is sometimes brilliant and sometimes a pain, particularly when filling in at the edges of images. See the attached. Stretch canvas. Select transparent area. Grow a pixel to ensure edge in image. Edit/Inpaint. I get the same problem when trying to inpaint the corners when rotating an image. Painting with a hard brush is a bit better but takes a lot of effort. Please improve this important tool.
  8. Indeed, you can't get all users to tag correctly, but if you force a limited choice for both product and post type, you'll address most 'post in wrong place' issues. Allowing further tags then allows for search and tag cloud that can help further (even if some are incorrect).
  9. There's lots of good things in this forum, but they can be hard to find and it's difficult to browse as people seem to post questions and comments into any area. Probably where they happen to be at the moment. It's understandable, perhaps, and may be viewed as a usability issue rather than a user problem. A simple way to cope with this is to just use tags rather than 'folders'. Have both the user-entered ones, as now, plus required choices. Choices should include AP, AD or both Question, Comment, Bug, Tutorial or Resource Also allow moderators to correct these. Then make it ultra-easy to filter on these.So I just click 'AP' and 'Tutorial' to see real tutorials for Affinity Photo, not random questions about anything. Or even have links already up for each combination. You could also offer a tag cloud for user-generated tags. Tx
  10. Nice! My notes on AP video tutorials are here:
  11. I have moaned about this already. It's a real pain. There's still lots of scope for library and macro improvement. But Serif/Affinity is a dynamic company and I've hopes for great strides in the future.
  12. Macros in AP are much simpler than PS. Easy to record/replay. Not as flexible. The best way to learn, as ever, is to get stuck in...
  13. Oh yes. That's a splendidly famous one. Eleri got peeved most recently at the Coldplay concert in Cardiff this month, where big bilingual signs looked like they'd gone through Google Translate. Ach. For the lazily curious: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7702913.stm
  14. Most excellent! Many thanks, Egor.
  15. Very easy. Just add a pixel layer (Layer/New Layer) above the Background and paint on this. AP has a superb range of brush and the ability to control these. It handles pressure-sensitive tablets. You could even add a set of pixel layers, painting increasing detail and using blending modes to control these.