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  1. toltec

    AP future updates?

    I'm not sure about that. I heard that Serif recently had an extension build to their offices. Not sure why ?
  2. toltec

    AP future updates?

    Personally, I prefer dogs Cripes, I hope nobody from Serif reads this. Talk like that could get me blacklisted
  3. Flattening turn the whole document into one single layer. Very destructive and not really very useful as you can export the whole document as a single image to a new file for the same result, and keep the original layers intact for editing. Merge visible is similar to flatten, but turns everything you can see into one layer, on top of the other layers That is not destructive as the original layers are still there if you need to make edits. It can be useful for masking and selections as several layers can make that hard. Merging can be useful as things like adjustment layers or bits of pixel data can be merged into one layer. That help to keep things tidy. Grouping is more useful for organising. A group can be moved as one item or (for some operations) adjustments or effects can be applied to every item in the group at one time. You can also use a group to stop an adjustment from affecting other layers, a bit like nesting but affects several layers at once. It also tidies up the Layers panel which can otherwise become very full!
  4. toltec

    cut out selection problem

    If that's the only thing not so good these days, you er, ... what was I saying ?
  5. toltec

    Wrap text feature

    Don't be silly, snakes taste nothing like children
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    Wrap text feature

    Apparently, snakes taste just like chicken.
  7. toltec

    Wrap text feature

    Eye real I on a spelling chequer, sew mean either.
  8. toltec

    Remove Glare in Photo

    Ah, I see I think the curtains from my office would have been better.
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    Remove Glare in Photo

    Very clever, a nice bit of lateral thinking, and an absolutely brilliant job on the microscope But how did you know what the curtains in the office were like
  10. Select the Gradient palette in the Swatches panel (Studio) or create a new one using the burger menu. Apply your gradient to an object, or select an object with a gradient applied. Right click on the object and choose Add to Swatches > From Fill Note. Make sure none of the gradient handles are selected, or Add to swatches adds the selected handle colour, not the whole gradient ! and there it is. Or create a custom palette. For a better display, use the burger menu to set the Appearance to Large icons and List You can also use the burger menu to Export (save) the palette to file, which will prevent you losing them if you need to reload Affinity.
  11. toltec

    Remove Glare in Photo

    The Develop Persona has actually become quite a favourite of mine for things like this. It is easy enough although the final quality will depend on how good you want it vs how much time you want to spend on it. That took me less than five minutes using the Develop Persona and a bit of quick cloning. Far from perfect I know but it is easy to spend absolutely ages on this sort of thing, as just about anybody here will tell you. Load it into the Develop Persona and paint over the blown out highlights with the Overlay Paint Tool . It does not have to be perfect because we are only going to adjust the highlights. Using Shadows & Highlights in the Basic panel, drag the Highlights slider until the blown out areas look OK. As soon as you start to drag the slider, the red goes away so you can see what you are doing. Play around with the settings until you get a result you like, it's a matter of taste really. I did a quick bit of cloning, mainly this bit which I cloned (and flipped) from the left hand side Due to the glare, I wasn't 100% sure what the microscope thing on the table should look like, so I sort of ignored it for the purpose of a quick demonstration Edit. @carl123 did a brilliant job of that below.
  12. You are not resizing it, you are just changing the view size, or zooming. That depends on what you are viewing the image in. When you say "upload, upload to where ? This may be off track, but one thing about Affinity is the way it places images. The placed images can be at a much higher resolution than the main canvas. If you then export as slices, you can set the slices to use this higher resolution, the main canvas resolution, or both. However, 5 times is really too much to be practical. Best to save one image as 15" x 15" and output smaller images from that as you need them. Re-sampling as you do. It just depends on what you are using the images for.
  13. No need to transfer. Just log in to your Apple account and install it.
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    Cut Marks With Jobs That Bleed

    It works fine when I do it using either of the two methods. I set the page size to A5. Used document setup to set 3mm bleed all round Print to A5 extra with bleed and crop matks set. The green is bled by 3mm The orangey red is to the A5 page. Exactly the same results if I export the file using the Designer PDF Export option All files included in case it helps export fromdesigner.pdf printfromdesigner.pdf bleeding.afdesign
  15. American through and through. And what about that silent (and therefore superflous)"i" in aluminium ?