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  1. A hell of a lot easier in Photo Place a fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer) on top. Pink is my favourite Change the blend mode to Screen. The layers are separate. Or if you want something a bit more "multi-coloured" Go Filters > Colours > Erase White Paper. Select a brush and a colour. MAKE SURE Protect Alpha is ticked (on the brush Context toolbar) and paint. Only the black will colour. Rather than paint on the art, of If you want to use a vector shape (or shapes) with solid colour or a gradient, place it above and set the mode to Screen. If you want to colour the background, add a fill layer below. If you do that, nest the colouring layers inside the line art layer and all will be fine. Otherwise the blend modes clash.
  2. 3d

    Not really sure I understand but you don't mean blend ranges, do you ?
  3. Yeah, I had the same problem. Some of these are halfway there, not quite the same or a bit of a fudge so you might have to change the way you work slightly. But somebody might know better. Somebody always does You can have floating windows, which might do it for 1 and 2. 1. Drag the image tab off the main window (click on the top and drag) resize it and press Ctrl + 0. The image will fit. 2. No. as above, drag it off, resize it and press Ctrl + 0 3. Ctrl + Tab toggles between tabs. Although not if you've dragged them off. it just changes focus. 4. You can click on the Curves Adjustment layer hide/show box to turn the layer off temporarily. Or Shift + click on the thumbnail which also toggles hide/show. 5. If you select the Move tool (V) image size is displayed on the Context toolbar. 6. Layer > Merge Visible will make a new layer with everything currently visible on it. That is flattened. 7. Shift + F5 or (Edit > Fill) 8. Yes, that would be really useful. The best you can do is Alt + click to toggle between the layers under the mouse. (I think). As far as I know the following are missing. Still, 2 out of 3 answers isn't bad 9. 10. 11. 12.
  4. Much easier to just make a document 714 x 476 with a blank rectangle. Click on the Insert Inside button Go File > Place and load the image You don't need to do that every time. Double click on the image and you get a Replace Image button on the Context Toolbar.. Click on that and the filer opens for the next image. Size and crop each image (You can see the image bounding box). Then export each one, They will all be output the same size/aspect ratio.
  5. Works on a Windows machine. (Photo)
  6. Despite 30 years in the print trade, I've never known of what you state as being a problem. By left or right I assume you mean this. That wont matter. It is up to them to insert the PDF pages into software that puts the pages into the correct position and "bleeds" them. Although not quite the same, I used to use imposition software that would take, say, a 200 page file and place (impose) each page as required. Some pages had the same amount of bleed, some didn't have any, depending on if the files were Quark, InDesign or even Word (with no bleed), but that didn't matter. I regularly had to mix a couple of Word pages in. The software joined the pages in the middle and used the bleed on the outside edges, if there. It would also allow a bit extra space in the middle to allow for "creep", where the pages have to go around the thickness of the inside pages. It should be simple enough for them to drop the PDF into Acrobat, Quark or InDesign and print from that. What is being "bled" in your files? An idea of what is in the files would be a huge help.
  7. Assuming you are going to use the cropped selections as separate files, Why not Make the selection Press Ctrl + J to put it on a duplicate layer Go to Export and in Area: click on a Selection option and it will save just the selection You can even choose to resize it when saving it. It's very fast and easy, non-destructive, and you get the sizing benefit. You could even crop different areas from the same image and keep the selections as separate layers, in the one document, outputting each when necessary. Affinity outputs whatever layer you have selected when you choose a selection in the export panel I would have thought that very useful for game development.
  8. Wouldn't it be easier to just set the Layer Blend mode of the triangle to "Erase" ? Non -destructive too.
  9. recrop

    Use the Shape tool to create a rectangle use the Transform panel to set the size. Clink "Insert inside the selection" Go File > Place and it will open the filer, choose a file, such as this, and click Open. Drag the pointer over the rectangle to size the image. You will get a crop preview. The image is "cropped" by the rectangle. The original size is show by the blue bounding box, you can now move, rotate and "crop" the images how you want. Hit Escape to deselect and move the rectangle, or start again. Note that the Insert inside the selection only works once. You will have to click it each time you insert a new image. If you want to edit it later, just double click and the bounding box will reappear. That will also show a Replace Image button on the Toolbar., click that to open a new image to replace the existing one.
  10. If you apply an adjustment layer, in this case black and white. Paint with black paint on the Black & White Adjustment layer to mask the adjustment Paint with white paint (on the Black & White adjustment layer) to remove any sloppy work.
  11. Hi Yes, looks good. As for the hair, you can get a reasonable improvement by using the Sharpen brush. Set the opacity to about 20%, set the mode to Unsharp mask and paint round. You can also try with the mode on Clarity, it depends on the hair colour. That will be harder with the blond girl.
  12. You can group or ungroup by right clicking on the selected objects.
  13. Have you tried the Shadows/Highlights adjustment ? Just turn the highlights down a bit.
  14. Sorry, but that is a terrible idea. One of the best things about Photo is a non-destructive workflow, including cropping.. Why would you want to change that ? Personally, I would recommend Photo to anybody because it does not throw stuff away. But then, I make mistakes.. And what is the difference between that and a normal crop ? What you want is so simple and easy to do in Photo and without losing all the data. Although you can lose the data if you are really desperate to do so. If you prefer to work in a destructive way that cant be undone, fine. You need a program with a Destructive workflow. Try Photoshop, a destructive cropping process and only ten times the price. One easy method to throw stuff away Just crop the document as normal, press the C key and draw a crop box, that's it. No need to even make a selection first. Admittedly, the information is still there, Photo is persistent in trying to save you from yourself, so go Document > Flatten and it's all gone for good. Two very easy non-destructive.methods that keep the original information Make a selection first, press Ctrl + J. That copies the selection, and only the selection, to a new layer. copy it, (Ctr + C) then go File > New From Clipboard. It makes a new document exactly the size of the selection The original information is kept in the original file. Draw a Rectangle above the the image, right click on the rectangle layer and go Mask to Below. Just the "selection".will be in it. Copy the layer Ctr + C and then go File > New From Clipboard Ctrl + C then File New From Clipboard is a two stage presses, and the original data is still there.(just in case). What more could you want? File New From Clipboard.even has a shortcut. There are several other easy methods but I admit. None are really destructive.
  15. I'm not 100% sure I know why you are selecting node handles and not nodes. Are they all very close together? Can't you zoom in? If you set a new view you can have one view (tab) at 1000% and one normal. Ctrl + Tab will swap views while you work and move around. It should be easy enough to select what you want. If you deselect the curve, all the nodes and handles disappear. Select it again and you just get nodes. You can then select just the node as no handles are present. You can't select what isn't there. You can also drag around a node to select it. The node handles will appear as soon as you do but you will already have the node selected. If there is another shape causing selection problems, lock it temporarily, then you can't select anything on it.