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  1. It depends on what the image is and if you are using Photo or Designer. If it is just black and white, you could create a red fill layer and drag that into the black and white layer. (Nest it). You do need to remove the white first, Colour > Erase White Paper. (Photo only) You can change the colour any time by clicking on the Fill layer and changing it. If it's a greyscale image. Place a red layer on top and change the layer blend mode to colour dodge, or something similar. See blend mode set to Colour Dodge. Again, select the fill layer any time and change it.
  2. It doesn't have to be an extra step. in the Assistant Manager, you can set the option to nest adjustment layers by default. Go View > Assistant Manager (or click on the Tuxedo icon) and where is says "Adding adjustment layer to selection" select "Add adjustment as child layer", instead of "Add adjustment as new layer" That way adjustment layers will automatically be nested (in the selected layer) and will only affect that layer..
  3. You could crop it in a diamond shape, but obviously the picture is still square.
  4. It's in the group with the marquee tools/ Free hand Selection tool
  5. What you can do is switch the layer off and back on again. Just click on the hide/show button. That hides the layer, so the unsharp filter is off. Click again to turn it back on. Not a split view, but a before and after view of the sharpening. You can do it with shortcuts. With the filter layer selected, Press V (Move tool) and then press 00 (double zero). That sets the layer to 0% transparency, so it is hidden and the sharpen layer is off. Press 0 (single zero) and the sharpening is back. Press V to return to the paint brush.
  6. You haven't got the Gradient tool selected by any chance ?
  7. Don't click on the "Mask Layer" button. If you apply a filter layer, there is already a mask built in. Select the filter layer by clicking on the mask layer thumbnail, click on the Layer > Invert option, then you can paint the Unsharp Mask on with white paint. Off with black paint. Mask layer selected, now just invert it and paint with white
  8. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
  9. And his hand is covered in ants
  10. Impossible to tell without seeing it. Does it work with other documents?
  11. There is an option, right at the very bottom, in preferences. Edit > Preferences > User Interface called "Show selection in layers panel" If that is ticked, as soon as you select an object, the Layers panel opens to show that layer. That might be the cause of the first issue. I have no idea about No2, you should only be able to draw on a layer.
  12. affinity photo

    I am not sure about deactivate ? but to restore a cropped document Document > Unclip Canvas
  13. "Any suggestions to set Foreground with a shortcut as opposed to setting Fill colour?" I seem to be missing something here. Defaults does not seem to remember foreground/background focus status, as you say (colors only) but X will set it, or swap it. X swaps the focus from foreground to background, or vice versa,, is that not what you want ? i.e. if white is foreground but black (background) is in focus and painting, press x and white (foreground) becomes in focus and painting. Black in focus (painting) Press X and white is in focus (painting) Shift X swaps the wells Sorry if that is not what you mean.
  14. You have to press and hold Alt, then both mouse buttons. Once you start dragging you can release Alt and the right button, release the left to set. Don't know about tablets, sorry.