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  1. Hello!  I have multiple 3”x5” .jpgs.  100’s of them in fact.  For each one I need to place either a text box or another jpg in the bottom right coroner.  More or less a “watermark”, or stamp if you will, although it needs to be 100% opaque and highly visible.  I am hoping to find a way to automate placing the watermark/stamp so I don’t have to place it manually on each jpg and export.  I tried to use a macro followed by a batch job.  I brought in about 50 of the .jpgs as a layer stack, and placed the watermark at the top.  I turned layer visibility off for all but the watermark at the top.  Sadly once I started to record the macro, it would not let me record turning on the visibility of a layer.  

    Can anyone advise on a workflow that might allow me to accomplish this automation?  I have Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher.  I do not have Photoshop (and can’t afford it).  Perhaps someone knows of an open source product that will do this?  Gimp, Inkscape?  I also tinker with python if there is a library for this type of thing?

    Thank you!

  2. Hello and thank you in advance for any suggestions.  Bit of a newbie here.  I have all three desktop programs (photo, designer, publisher).

    I have a single tif image which is a collage of 9 other images.....a scanned photo album page which had nine individual photos at 3" x 5" each.

    My current workflow is to use the rectangle selection tool to select one of the 9 pictures, apply a mask, and export the selected area to a separate tif (with a separate name).  Then create a new rectangle selection over the second picture, export the selected area, etc.  This workflow requires that I do this process 9 separate times for each photo in the collage.  I have lots of these collages so I am hoping to find a different way.  I tried making a macro but it won't allow me to record the final step of exporting the selected area.

    Is there any workflow that would allow me to for example, create a vector "grid" that I can place over the .tif and "cut out" each picture with one click of a button? Or anything else to reduce the steps involved?

    Thank you!

    lc

  3. I have created a simple design which I hope to use in mapbox as an icon.  mapbox requires svg.  I  export my design to svg but when I load into mapbox, the fill colors are not there.  the icon is "there" in my custom styles list but the colors do not appear at all.  I have tried multiple different settings on the AD Export More options from the svg export tab (making sure to check Use hex colors, flatten, etc) , but they all have the same result when brought into mapbox.

    Mapbox has troubleshooting for Illustrator and other problems here - https://docs.mapbox.com/help/troubleshooting/studio-svg-upload-errors/#common-issues

    I cannot find the equivalent settings for what is suggested for Illustrator in Designer.

    I also tried to understand the svg file by changing the .svg to .txt and examining it in notepad.  I checked the various tags against support / unsupported elements, and I cannot see any problems (admittedly I am not a web designer however)

    I can see the .svg in both firefox and chrome.

    Thank you for any help.  Windows 10, AD 1.8.2

     

     

    training.afdesign training_7_unchecksetviewbox.svg

  4. I have a very simple layer effect - a 4 pixel outline - that I would like to apply to multiple individual layers.  Is there a workflow to save a layer effect so that it can be applied over and over again?  I thought it might be a style, but I can't seem to save the layer effect as a style.  And I don't see anything that allows me to copy / paste a layer effect.

    Thank you.

     

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