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  1. Could DXF export be added as a export option. I sometimes have have to send my designs to a CNC and vinyl cutting shop. There preferred format is DXF. It would be great not to have to import my design into cad program before sending it them. I currently use this feature in illustrator and it works nicely.
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    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.
  3. 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.
  4. I would like to see this also. This is something that could be added to guide manager.
  5. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Affinity Photo are not seeing extra channels created in tiff files. It does kind of sees the first extra channel, but all additional channels are ignored. Any extra channels saved in PS tiff files are being opened with the extra channel taking precedence. When an image has a extra channel, all you see is that mask. You have to manually add an extra channel and fill the mask to see the image. I don't think this is working as it should. The first extra channel is the only one that is recognized in the file. Extra Channel 2 does not com up at all in channels list. Can you confirm this as being a bug. We create different masking channels for selections within a photo for manipulation and color correction.
  10. Making the transition from PS to AP, but running into an issue of tiffs that have a saved channel we use for selection. We typically mask out parts of our images that need color correction. We make our mask and save the selection to a channel that can later be recalled to be tweaked later. In this example we have a channel called "wall" in photoshop. Opening this image up in AP gets me an unexpected result. I would expect to see the added channel in AP that I could turn into a selection as we do in photoshop. These images are placed inside a InDesign document saved as a PDF for print. Why am I getting this result and how can I avoid this without reworking thousands of high res Images that I have already have saved selection channels saved into them? If my final image has to in tiff format, I want to avoid the tiff hack of saving layers or native app formats. Is AP mishandling the channels coming from photoshop? I can however, take an image and make a selection in AP save the selection as a spare channel, save it as a tiff and reopen it in AP without any issue. Coming from photoshop, it seem not to work the same. Here is what I am seeing: I expect to see this: Attached in the Tiff file that contains the "wall" channel. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kich7uu71cmi96v/FlowerCanvas.tif?dl=0
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    Load TIFF as mask

    Look at this post to see how to get the mask as a selection: Once you have the selection you can save the selection out to a file. Top menu bar: Select-> Save Selection -> To File.... You can use that saved selection file to load into the other tiff. Top menu bar: Select -> Load Selection From File....
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    Opening PS Tiffs with saved channels

    AP is only seeing one of the mask channels. If I have multiple masking channels in is only seeing the first one and discarding any additional channels. I think this is a AP bug that need to be addressed when opening files with more than one additional channel. Can anyone confirm this or am I doing something wrong?
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    Opening PS Tiffs with saved channels

    Thank you for your help. Not sure why AP does not read the Photoshop channel as a spare channel so i don't have to add one on the AP side. Seems to me that is something that could be fixed. At least I know how to fix it... Thanks.
  14. I would like to see a offset path function. This is operation I use often and can not go with out. Outline object and outline stroke would be nice too.
  15. Thanks for the Bump. After 2.5 years since the start of the thread....I'm still hoping too.
  16. Can the line units or text units be change to anything else other than points? I am wanting to be able to choose inches or centimeters if I could.
  17. Could a Save Selection be added. Maybe as a selection layer. Also could a curve to selection be added. These two functions work hand in hand for me. I am always using my curve tool to isolate parts to adjust color or add an effect. I often need to go back into the file to recolor or edit that selection later. I don't what to loose my selection once I worked so hard to isolate a particular part of the image. I would just add a curve layer and leave it at that... but I do not see a way to convert that curve into a section for later edits. As a work-around I am creating a closed curve layer and filling it as my potential selection. I use the selection brush to select my fill to get my selection back. Kind of a long way to get a simple result. ;)
  18. I am just curious why Transparency Tool and Gradient Tool were broken out as separate tools. Isn't the Transparency tool just a gradient with a no fill (0% opacity) on one end?
  19. A dialog box to input a length and width of the square, circle.... ect. when you double left click in the canvas with the tool selected . Also, the dialog box would remember you last input. I know you can input the sizes in the transform box after you draw it out... but I think the double click to size would be a quick nice addition to getting the size you want.
  20. Great news! Thanks for the reply.
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    Offset Path

    Thanks for the welcome. I think the program is fantastic. Keep up the good work! Thank you to pointing out the threads about the offset. I swear I searched the forum before posting. Glad to know it will be addressed. Thanks