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About jbartley

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  1. That is kind of funny, I just assumed that locking a layer did just that, "Locked all edits". So, "Locking" a layer is a bit of misnomer. I agree with Joachim with the notion of locking being pure nonsense. I should not be able to move, draw, erase, add an effect or pixel filter to a locked layer. This does indeed need to be updated to reflect what the name implies. In our team environment, I shiver to think that one of our graphic artist could edit a locked layer that I've spent hours working on.🤯 What's the point of locking it anyway. Resizing or moving it are the least of my worries.😏
  2. I would like to suggest adding object info to the Fields panel. Example would be Image Name, Resolution (DPI), Color Space or Placement...etc. Text boxes placed on images would display this selected field data. We currently use this this feature in Indesign. We have images within our layout process at different stages. We have metadata text boxes that we place on the images to visually see what the image is and what properties it has. Mainly we use the image name metadata, but have used other metadata to see if it is a low res, or if it has been converted or not prior to us outputting the final file. We use it as a visual checks and balance on the spreads as it is working it way through layout, copy, and photo production. I know the information that I am asking for appears in the resource manager, but could it be made available in the the fields panel to display in a text box.
  3. Is there any way to visually see if an image box has a text wrap assigned to it or not? Currently, we click on each image with the text wrap window open to see if it has been assigned correctly? Seem to me, there have has to be a better way of getting that feedback on text wraps in publisher. Maybe an indicator in the toolbar, or the layers pallet, or a ghosted outline of the text wrap (like in ID). It would be nice to see where the borders lie within the document. Only time I can see text wrap is to edit it, but it does not stay visible. Can you leave visibility turned on? We have can have up to 12 images on a catalog spread with written copy. Seeing those text wrap borders would help our copy department see how the text in going to interact with the images before writing it. Page element feedback from publisher is a good thing and would help with the production efficiency. Having to click on each image and guess where the text wraps are going to hit based on the measurements is not very efficient.
  4. It is possible to convert a painted mask layer into curves? Or is it possible convert a selection into curves? I'm thinking it is not possible due to the lack of Raster to Vector conversion within Affinity Apps. Please correct me if I am wrong.
  5. In Photoshop we were supplied by our printer a paper simulation profile the form of a PSF file. This profile gives us an idea on how the colors will be represented printed on our paper color. Can Affinity Photo read PSF files? If so, where do I place these files so they show up in the soft proofing profile list? If these files can not be read, what kind of file do I need in order for Affinity Photo to read them. So far I have been unsuccessful in getting these files to load. Will I need my printer to supply me with an ICC profile that corresponds with the PSF profile settings?
  6. I tested setting up one machine with all the imported fills, styles and assets and moved the file (i.e. fills.propcol) to a different Mac. They files loaded like I wanted. . Thank you for your help.
  7. Where is the location of Designer's Styles and Gradients imported on a Mac? I suspect there is a folder to which they are imported. I can not find such folder. I am trying create a standardized asset folder for imported items to distribute across different Macs in layout department.
  8. Is there any way to sync the color profiles between all the affinity apps? We have 20 seats in our office that need the color profiles prefs to be consistent throughout all the affinity apps. In Adobe Bridge we can set it up in bridge and all colors settings are set for all the adobe suite apps. Is there any way of doing this in the Affinity Suite of apps? Doing this makes the it easy for all the apps to be centrally controlled, maintained, and ensures the color profiles are consistent throughout the workflow. Setting them up individually makes room for something to be mismanaged or a setting being missed. This can be be catastrophic if somehow the wrong profile is used on one of our files when going to press. Is there a way to set up color prefs that transcends the other apps from affinity? Maybe I am overthinking this but, would someone tells me how this works when using studio link with different color settings?
  9. Thank you for this tip. Applying those guides to a master and locking that layers is a workable solution. This is something that we can definitely work with until lockable guides are implemented. We have set up different masters fitting different page templates. While I still think having the ability of locking a guide via guide manager is the best solution, locking the master layer is the only workable solution so far.
  10. That would work as well. The option to lock all or nothing is a bit limiting to what one may what to utilize the guides in their workflow. Especially then guides are used to set up pages templates or page layout markers. One example on how we use our guides in our catalog, our copy boxes are offset .25 from the page margin on the gutter side to page. Images are either pull to the gutter or set to the margin depending on the layout. This offset distance for copy blocks kept by a guide at that set distance. We lock that guide in place so our layout department does not overstep that distance. Locking those guides assures no one bumps the copy outside that range when piecing the page together.
  11. I would like to suggest a feature to lock individual guides via the Guide Manager. This is a feature in Indesign that we utilize in our group layout process that we would like to see carried forward into Publisher. In a our workgroup of 20 graphic artist, copies writers, and layout team, it important to use to have guides that can not be moved. These guides to hold boundaries that are outside the constraints of our press margins. This ability would be most helpful.
  12. I've marked with arrows to point out the line from the underlying circle that is showing up when erase is applied. I see from your example how to achieve the mask. Thank you for the explanation. But why would the underlying edge showing if erase is selected. Seems like a bug to me.
  13. Lol. I think I am getting my thread confused with my crash issue... But somehow I think they are somehow related. The sandbox issue is not always related to the app crashing. But to keep things straight I will post this here too. Restarting the app after getting the a sandbox error looks to fix the issue after clicking the "Globally Authorize" the permissions. Ill do more testing on this al well.
  14. I don't think this is related to the crash I am getting. Publisher just seems to not like placing that vector mask on the images. While I had said that it is 100% reproducible, I have had some success placing me a mask on top of the image.... but it is still an a major issue.
  15. I have another user in the office is experiencing the same kind of errors on different Mac working other publisher files with different image resources. So, I don't think it is related to a corrupt file. However, I did get this message after reopening the spread after a crash. Maybe this global fix will resolve this. Initially the spread came back with blurry unlinked images with a sandbox error. I Clicked the "Authorize Global" and had to close out of the spread and reopening and everything looked good. I will do more testing to see if this fixed the problem.
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