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  1. There’s an iOS camera app, CameraPixels, that now does focus bracketing. So now you can shoot and process a focus stack/merge photo without leaving your iPad. With foreground in focus: With background in focus: After AP's focus merge magic with 6 bracketed photos, all in focus: CameraPixels has a number, 0.0 to 1.0, that specifies the focus distance. To shoot the photos in focus bracket mode, you select the start and end focus number, plus the number of photos to take. So you need to experiment first with manual focusing to see what start and finish numbers are right. For this photo, I took 10 photos, starting at focus 0.0 and ending at 0.6. I deleted 4 photos that didn’t look much different from the ones on either side, then dragged them into AP. Magic.
  2. Yes, I have this problem too. With big shapes zoomed in, so the shape is bigger than my finger. Sometimes it’s worse than others. I assume it’s an intermittent bug. iPad Air 2, latest iOS and AD.
  3. Normally when I change an object’s fill or stroke property, the same property in the default changes too. I’ve found two cases where this doesn’t happen and I wonder if these are bugs. Case 1. Opacity fill Case 2. Rectangle brush stroke Oops, that second screenshot is smaller. iPad Air 2 (just powered off), iOS 11.4.1, Designer iPad
  4. Thanks for your answer J, but I’m not sure that’s the entire story. - If I repeat those steps for case 1 in my previous post but immediately after step 2 I tap Synchronise from Selection then the opacity gradient does get added to the default (ie, when I draw more rectangles they have opacity gradients). - If I repeat the steps for case 1 in my previous post but add a colour gradient instead of an opacity gradient then the colour gradient does get added to the default. - And if I repeat the steps to add a colour gradient and tap Synchronise from Selection then it gets added to the default. This shows that gradients can be part of the default. Designer handles colour gradients fine, but seems to have a bug with opacity gradients - my case 1.
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    Dimensioning/CAD Drawing

    Yes, I would love dimensioning too. For example to be able to draw a plan of a house at 1:100 scale, so that 10 mm across the page is labelled as 1000 mm. This would allow architects and engineers to use Designer more easily.
  6. Here's how: Take a photo with the iOS camera app. In the iOS photo app, open the photo to edit, in Crop tap twice to rotate it 180 degrees, tap Done to save it back to photos app. If I open the photo in other apps, I see it has been rotated. Except in AP. In AP, tap +, Import from photos. In AP's photo picker, I see the rotated photo. But when it opens in AP it is not rotated - ie it is the same way up as when I originally shot it.
  7. AP's list of available fonts in the Text studio includes many noto font families. I haven't installed any noto fonts. Other iOS apps that use system fonts (for example Apple Pages) don't show these fonts. My app AnyFont doesn't show noto as an installed system font. In my Settings/General/Profiles I don't see any profiles for noto. Therefore it seems that somehow the noto fonts are coming with AP. I'd like to be able to delete these noto fonts, because they clutter up my font list. Other people would like to be able to delete them too, see this thread:
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    How do I delete?

    To delete a photo, tap the 3 bars at the bottom, right of the thumbnail.
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    I use AP differently, and having AP available as a location in Files app wouldn’t help me. Once I’ve edited a photo and exported it, I don’t usually come back and make changes. So I usually don’t care where AP's .aphoto files are stored. If I do, I’ll use 'save a copy' to put it in PDF expert, so I can get it back later and so it gets backed up.
  10. In AP and other iOS apps, you can store/load photos and .aphoto files on the cloud. Look in 'cloud', tap 'locations' at top left. Your wireless remote storage should appear here if it has had a recent upgrade.
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    Pixelmator Pro

    Machine learning: buzz buzz buzz. Adobe claimed that one of their PS healing tools uses artificial intelligence. Twenty years ago.
  12. Great tutorial, thanks. I've added your blog to my RSS feed; I'm expecting more like that.
  13. That would be great, but I suspect it's an iOS limitation.
  14. Hi, my bottom layer was the original. To create the second layer I duplicated it, went to the channels studio and tapped composite blue to just display the B, then tapped the filter studio and applied a Gaussian blur - this is applied to the visible channel only of the second layer, B. Then in channels studio I tapped the return arrow at the top to display all channels again. I then changed the layer 2 blend mode to colour and saw the yellow tint. Which I got rid of with Blend ranges as I described above. You seem to be turning an RGB image into a single channel by adjusting the curves to zero the unwanted channels. This doesn't seem a useful thing to do. But I repeat, don't follow that tutorial.
  15. Think you can do all the steps in that face retouching tutorial in AP, but I wouldn't. I think there are now better ways to do those steps, for example for noise use Noise Reduction, to blur the flat areas of the face use Bilateral Blur. In Dan Margulis's book 'Photoshop LAB color' he gives a simple way of enhancing faces that I think gives a better result than that tutorial. To get rid of the yellow tint when you blur the B channel, blend the original layer with the layer with the blurred B in colour mode (you'll see the yellow tint) then use the controls in the bottom third of the layer options window: tap Master, select Red and Green in turn and for each, in the box on the bottom left, drag the horizontal line from the top of the box to the bottom. This selects the R and G from the original. Apparently blurring the B changes the R and G slightly; I'm not sure why.
  16. You can save channels as greyscale layers, then with blend those. If I understand your question?
  17. The tones of most channels follow the tones of the original photo, ie the channel is dark where the original is dark and light where it is light. However the K channel is different: The image is inverted to what I expect (even though the thumbnails are not). Is there a reason for the inversion?
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    Why is the K channel inverted?

    I've AP 1.6.4, iOS 10.3.3, iPad Air 2. I've seen this inversion for a few days, and it doesn't go away after I force close AP or power off my iPad. It's been consistent enough that I thought it was meant to be that way. If I tap the ... beside 'background black' then it inverts. Tap again and it inverts again. Each time the main image is opposite to the thumbnails. And if I create a greyscale layer the greyscale layer is not inverted, ie it's the same as the thumbnails in the channels studio. This isn't causing me any grief. Maybe it's because I'm in the Southern hemisphere.
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    Export affinity file to pc

    There's a great iOS app called Transmit. Transmit can connect through FTP or WebDAV to any file on a PC. In AP, when you load or save a photo (jpg or .aphoto) to cloud, Transmit appears in Locations (top left of Cloud files). All this means you can edit photos that are on a PC directly in iOS AP. As if they were stored locally on your iPad.
  20. Ha, yes, learning never sleeps.
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    Apply Image help

    That's what I think, you can't drag files in iOS 10. Maybe 11?
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    Apply Image help

    As I understand it, if you select 'current layer': S is what you see before you start Apply Image, D is what you see after Apply Image has done its calculations. The default for all channels is D = S, so when you start Apply Image what you see doesn't change until you have changed an equation. An equation calculates a number, from 0 to 1. Try setting a D channel = 0.5. AP's help says that 'current layer' blends a layer with itself. I think it would be better to say that it calculates a new image (D) from what you see before you start Apply Image (S). And therefore Blend mode seems to have no effect. There seems to be a bug. After you have changed an equation, you might need to disable, then enable the Equations button to see the change.