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  1. There are alternatives but absolutely the safest method is to export (File > Export) as a GIF file. That has a transparent background and EVERY type of browser understands GIFs and you wont run into font problems.
  2. It kind of depends what edits you make. If you do simple stuff, like cropping and adjusting levels, then merge everything (like the levels adjustment) and press "Save", it will save back to the original JPEG. To merge, you can click merge as you apply the adjustment Then just File > Save (Ctrl + S) and it save to, and overwrites, the original. However, that does rather commit you to a destructive workflow. If it all goes wrong, your original file is wrong too, now you have saved it. Better to "Save as" with all the adjustment layers intact. That will create a .afphoto file with all the adjustment layers and more importantly, will leave the original JPEG untouched, just in case you ever need it again. Just go File > Save (Ctrl + S) again and because the layers are now in the file, Photo will ask you to "Save as" and create a .afphoto file, asking you where to save it and what to name it. After all your edits, if you then want a JPEG file, as MEB says, just go File > Export and select JPEG and that will create a new (flattened and merged) file for you.
  3. Shift + F5 although you could change it if you want. In the menu it is Edit > Fill
  4. The problem is that Erase mode does not work if you export to SVG eg. Erase used to "erase" the vertical bar of the E when exported as SVG and imported
  5. If you have a path, you can control if the line is inside, outside or both sides by using the Align option or you could use Layer Effects to create an outline outside
  6. You You can manually resize the swatches panel, certainly smaller than you have 3 You can also collapse groups in the studio by double clicking on the name i.e. Swatches. Another option is to place the panel elsewhere (above the image) and collapse/expand as required. You can do this with a keyboard shortcut.
  7. If you go Text > Spelling you have the following options. Check Spelling While Typing being the one you want.
  8. You could also make a pixel selection of the area, press Ctrl + J (Cmd + J on a Mac) which will place that area onto a new, duplicate layer. Make sure that layer is selected and go Print and choose Print Selection under Fit Type That will print just that layer. You can delete the layer afterwards easily enough.
  9. I believe that is the swatch name. So short of "renaming" every colour what you see is what you get. To rename, right click and choose Rename Fill
  10. You don't need to flatten it. Just save it with layers. Make two new documents, one 4 x 6 and one 8 x 10. As Alfred says, keep it at 300 dpi (as shown below). Go File > Place and position and size the placed document inside the page area. That does it all for you. Crops, sizes, everything.
  11. Affinity files are not AI. AI stands for Adobe Illustrator, a very different thing altogether. Affinity files are .afdesign which won't be recognised by anything. To "convert" an Affinity Designer file to a PDF you "Export" it. In the menus, go File > Export and select PDF. Because you are having it printed, in the Preset: dropdown menu select PDF (for print) as shown below, which should be fine. Click on Export and that will open the filer and create a PDF for you. As for converting to CMYK that should not make any difference to how well the PDF works, but it might make a difference to how well the colour of your design matches when you get it printed. I would suggest you have a proof made for the first few designs you try.
  12. Sesigner is more "Page" orientated and has Artboards and can do pages with bleed.
  13. Incidentally, if you go to the Develop Persona, (Lens panel) you can enter precise rotation values. Here I typed in 3.5. You can then crop it too, at that rotation.
  14. Ah yes, it wont appear with the crop tool (only when rotating, sorry if I confused you) , but if you move the pointer around outside any crop box edge, you will get the rotate icon and you can free rotate.
  15. No, you can move panels at will by dragging them around also, if you go View > Studio and tick on a panel, it will add it to the studio, somewhere.