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  1. jbartley

    SandBox Error

    Thomaso So....my problems lies within the Mac OS itself not giving publisher permission to access the file through the sandbox? Would it be fair to say that publisher would not have this error if I had bought it direct from the affinity store?
  2. jbartley

    SandBox Error

    I too get a the message that the image has been modified outside publisher and that I need to update the image. When I go to the resource manager the update button is not available with the sandbox error in the status.
  3. jbartley

    Alpha Fill from saved channel

    Hello MEB. I've uploaded the file. Please let me know what you find. Thank you
  4. When I am editing a photo within publisher, I am getting a sandbox error in the resource manager when I re-save the image after making changes. I am clicking the "Edit Image" button to bring the placed image in its own window to edit. I would expect the resource manage to show that is modified, but not missing that I have to relink. The image I am editing contains a vector mask that I am adjusting. The image is being saved out as an Affinity Tiff file with layers. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. What causes this? How can I avoid this happening when editing images?
  5. I am working on an Photoshop Tiff file the contained a saved selection channel. When I open it up in Affinity Photo the saved selection comes in as a Background Alpha. I right click on it to fill channel. What I get is a white boarder at the edges of the selection. This is not present when looking at it in photoshop. Any idea how to fix this or is this a bug on how the AP read the PS tiff alpha? I can supply the tiff file if that would help.
  6. Thank you MEB for the quick reply. Yes, Clipping path to vector mask is something I can totally automate within PS to save out a file that I can use in the AP. Thank you for that solution. That will totally work..Awesome! We don't typically use vector masks within our spreads because indesign does not call for it when masking out a background. We just use the clipping path. I guess Adobe has made us lazy in that respect. Actually adding a vector mask makes the file more useful rather than relying on the inner-workings between PS and ID. In the long run the vector mask is a better workflow. Great example of how Adobe's workflow differs from Affinity's better approach to get same desired result. Thanks.
  7. We are going to through the process of figuring out how to transition from PS to AP. We are a catalog company that have a few thousand images that ave clipping paths saved inside the PSD or tiff files that we use in Indesign as silhouettes images. Basically the path is used as a mask that Indesign recognizes. These curves remain live so they are editable for edge refinement and repositioning. Am I clear in the understanding there is no way for curves to make the leap from PS to AP? The forum thread I found that talked about this issue was from 2016. I didn't know if the status of this has changed. I did try the shape layer approach, but this still does not leave me with curves. They PS shape layer comes in as a color fill. Maybe my approach was wrong. The color fill would work if I was able to turn my selection into curves, but I know that is not currently possible. As a side note: Affinity photo is able to turn curves into selections, but can not turn a selection into a curve. I always thought that was strange. I know auto trace...its on the roadmap.... Recreating all of those paths in all those files is not a real viable or cost effective solution for us. I am open to any workflow suggestions anyone can offer.
  8. Recognizing multiple saved channel something Apub and Aphoto does not recognize. Ive ask about this fix on multiple occasions. Apparently it on the bug list, but have not seen any progress. Hopefully this will be fixed. We same our extra channels on Tiff formatted images.
  9. jbartley

    Multiple Mask Layers

    Just checking in to see if this issue will be addressed in the current Photo beta? So far I have not seen any changes in this area. I am still hopeful this will be addressed before the release of Publisher.
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    Guide Colors?

    I would like to see this also. This is something that could be added to guide manager.
  11. I also would like the ability to dock the Resource manger in the studio. Also, It would be great to change and add for categories to the manager to bar. Color space, Icc, Original DPI..ect. Items that are already in the detail view once you click on them. It would be nice to get a over all view of the assets in your document without the need of clicking on each one.
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    Multiple Mask Layers

    I will have mention that the paths don't show show up in Affinity photo as a curve layer as I would hope to expect. They are present in the paths in tab in PS, which may be a separate issue all together. I have been taking my PS tiff and turning the path into a selection and making a mask from that for Affinity Photo to see. I have been re-saving the tiff and placing them in Publisher. Not the most efficient work around but it works. Once I get the layers converted to something publishers can see... I have the issue stated above. I see two issues going on. 1. Publisher not seeing separate masks/paths. 2. Affinity photo see seeing channels (reported as bug) and paths coming from photoshop.
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    Multiple Mask Layers

    Uploaded 3 files for you. Each file contains 2 path layers edited in Photoshop and saved Tiff format. These are examples of how we use paths in our catalog layout. Hope you find these useful. Let me know if you need any more examples or explanation on this issue.
  14. Publisher should allow to choose the mask layer you are wanting to use when image contains multiple masks within an image. Currently all mask layers are combined when placing an image. The work around is to export a new image with unwanted mask layers turned off. Exporting a new image just adds unwanted image management complexity issues to my workflow. We use these mask layers as text wraps built into the image itself or "bust outs" ( images that overhang the background). Along with these masks we also have masks layers for color correction and object isolation. We could have up to 3 or more mask layers within an image that server different purposes within image production. Those mask stay on the image in case we have to go back after and make further tweaks and changes. I would expect that Publisher would recognize the individual mask layers and allow me to choose which one I want to use within the page. This is how indesign currently handles them. I would hope Publisher could handle multiple masks layers in the same fashion.
  15. 100% Agree. Notification of some kind is a must. Not having a visual indication is a sure way that something is going to get missed and copy is going to get clipped.