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    Curves feature missing?

    It's in the Filters Studio. Looks like a funnel between Adjustments and fx. If you press the question mark (bottom right hand corner) it will tell you. Alphabetically listed. Mesh Warp or Perspective are perhaps what you want. If All Filters is set, it's quite a long list or you can tap the top menu (where it says All Filters) and set 'Distortions' for a shortened list of Distortion filters. Many things to affect the image come under those two studios, Adjustments or Filters, which are next to each other on the right. It would be worth scrolling through both to familiarise yourself.
  2. Text on a path is not a shape. Use the Move Tool and drag on any edge or corner tool to resize the path only. The text will re-flow to fit. Press Shift to constrain the proportions. If you want to resize the path and the text at the same time, drag on the resize handle Again, press shift to constrain the proportions.
  3. You would be much better off using the Displace filter, which is designed to allow the background texture to show through. It would look far more realistic.
  4. Speaking of bloat, Photoshop elements is a download size of over 2gb with a required disc space of 6gb and it's hardly a high end product. I think it is also limited to 2 computers. Don't know about the full fat PS ?
  5. Not everybody will have used Adobe products, so they won't know, will they? Not will they care about the under the hood stuff. They will just want a really good photo editor, and Photo is perfect for that. Photoshop is too expensive for most keen photographers or hobby photographers. Maybe Photoshop Elements but Photo is half the price and twice as good. The only people who might be that bothered are current or former Photoshop users who just want Photoshop 'on the cheap'. But as Photoshop is more geared towards professional (or trade) use, I think the tendency would be for most serious professionals to just pay the money. Photoshop is not that expensive for professionals.
  6. There are lots of very good Serif videos online. Here is a list of 200 of them, nicely organised for you. Try these two videos to start with about adjustments (like curves). If you search the help files, there is some specific information on curves.
  7. toltec

    Curves feature missing?

    All adjustments are stored in the Adjustments Studio Adjustments Studio icon Adjustments are stored in alphabetical order, Curves coming under 'C' for Curves Tap on Curves and you get a Context Menu, tap on the representation of a graph for a Curve panel. You can decide on if the curve adjusts all channels or just R, G, B or Alpha. Pretty standard stuff. then just tap and drag. All adjustments are found in the same Adjustment Studio. I don't know about "Intuitive" but that all seems entirely logical to me. If you are talking about the Develop Persona ? Again, follow exactly the same logic, tap on the Adjustments icon and tap/drag on the curve I honestly don't see how it could be any simpler?
  8. All adjustments are stored inside the adjustments studio (right hand side) Adjustments Studio icon Adjustments are stored in alphabetical order, Curves coming under 'C' for Curves Tap on Curves and you get a Context Menu, tap on the representation of a graph for a Curve panel. You can decide on if the curve adjusts all channels or just R, G, B or Alpha. Pretty standard stuff. then just tap and drag. All adjustments are found in the same Adjustment Studio. I don't know about "Intuitive" but that all seems entirely logical to me. If you are talking about the Develop Persona ? Again, follow exactly the same logic, tap on the Adjustments icon and tap/drag on the curve I honestly don't see how it could be any simpler?
  9. hi @inspiredmac Yes. Hold down the shift key. p.s if you look at the Status bar on the very bottom of the window, it lists all the modifiers.
  10. 30 years actually and bear in mind that Photoshop was/is a more expensive product and not only have Adobe had the benefit of thirty years development, they charged for each new update. That's an awful lot more development and revenue. What Serif have done is quite amazing in comparison. Like everything in life, you get what you pay for, although IMHO, with Photo you get much more than what you pay for.
  11. Hi @bwackv The problem is, you appear to be comparing Designer to Photoshop? whereas Photo is comparable to Photoshop. In Designer, you start off by creating a page, so like any page based program (Quark, Word etc) you set the page size first and then place objects on the page. So what you are actually trying to do is resize the page to cut off parts of the page and the objects on it. A bit back to front. Photo, like Photoshop, is based on a canvas which is intended to be cropped. The cropped image would then be placed on a page in a page based program, like Designer.. There are a couple of ways round it. If you have Photo, you can load the Designer file into that and then use Photo's Crop Tool. If not, convert the Designer page into an artboard. To do that, select the Artboard Tool and with Size set to Document, click on Insert Artboard. You can "crop" artboards just like you would a canvas in Photoshop (or Photo). Just drag on the corner handles. After 'cropping', it is possible to convert the artboard back into a 'normal' document. Select it with the Move Tool and in the Layer menu, click on Convert Artboard to Object. As Designer does not discard the outer parts of original objects, they are still there in their entirety, but the new page boundaries 'crop' the objects. There is probably no reason why you can't just use the artboard as it is though as mostly, it works like a normal page. An artboard is more like a layer, so all your objects are clipped inside that, but they can be dragged out of the artboard if you really need a normal document. For what you are doing, it might be better to consider using Photo, which is more like Photoshop and does not use pages but a canvas which can more easily be cropped, or use Designer artboards instead of pages.
  12. It's a bit easier if you select all the objects inside the artboard, (Ctrl + A) drag them outside the artboard then Insert Artboard with the Size set to Selection That will create an artboard exactly fitting the objects. You will still have to delete the old, empty artboard.
  13. A stuck door is a bug and should certainly be fixed on the next service. Adding new features, if promised, should also be done, eventually, but it’s the term ‘catch up’ I’m not sure about because that implies having to copy something else, which stifles innovation. I would rather see Serif produce something a bit more ‘individual’.
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