Tom Schülke

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    Thanks now is understood this Medical Officer Bones.. you´re right.. is would like this feature too...
  2. Halo Aammppaa, of course you are right.. in most cases theres a way to fullfill your task, and of course just to rasterise my embedded objects, make selections and so on will bring you to a layout and graphic, that can reproduce all the graphically aimed visual aspects of your work.. But, and thats a very big But, Affinity wants to compete to Photoshop. Just let us forget for a moment that for this smal amout of money its a great software, and thats still develloping. I f they realy want to make ground , they have to give comparable solutions or better solutions. And i am sure i can speak for the whole architectural World and its workflows. Allready in Germany you have about 130 000 Architects. Theres nearly no architectural Company involved in Competitions, that doesnt use Photoshop at the moment, and all of them hate the new Rent-policy of Adobe.. ore have illegal copies of it. Affinity could fill this gap easiliy, if only they woul embed only a hand full of workflow improvements. to understand this you have to know that architects in competition have to deal with dozends of changes coming from their drawings that come of course straigt of architectural CAD Programms. This said, you have to know, that the real workflow boost together with photoshop come from embedded and linked pdf or eps files that you print from your cad file into a folder, and than use to build up your Photoshop document to improve it. and each time in the competition process, your building or florplan, your landscape or your siteplan changes, and it does again and again and again, the only thing you have to do in photoshop, is to refresh your linked and embedded printings from the cad file. of course than have to do other changes, but the overall structure of your Plan now embedded in Photoshp doesent have to be rebuild again and again and again.. this is the reason i am here.. jus to make affinity listen to us architects too. so what are the most missing features at the moment in workflow of architectural companys (for photograper for example affinity allready is great) 1. linked embedded objects 2 in affinity linked and embedded pdf or eps files stay vektor graphics.. for architects this is bad, becaus we never would change lines and shapes inside of affinity. its by faaaaar easier to do this in the specialised CAD Programms like revit. Sooo.............. give us the opportunity like in Photoshp to also embed our "linked" pdf or eps or even dwg files also as rasterised embedded objects.. because we wont change the lines inside of affinity photo and secound, because affinity cant as photoshop use the wand ore color select mode, to get selectoins from the colors...(of embedded vektor objects) the only way in affinity photo to do this is to rasterise the embedded CAD plan and than you loose the embedded replace option.. which destroys the whole workflow. 3. as told before, you cant select colors from embedded pdf or eps (later maybe also embedded dwg) files.. so make colorselections from vektor graphics work as with pixelselections. 4. Architectural plans and even more architectural renderings exist out of dozens and hundrets of layers or masks... in photohsop you can strg+left mouse button click an icon in the layermanager, and select pixels from the layer as in affinity. but furthermore you can Strg+shift+lmb click it to select layermasks additiv.. this is cruicial in workflows when it comes to speed in big documents... i want it too in affinity photo, and hope this easy to implement feature that would improve workflow with masks a lot !!! will come to the next major build.. 5. as in the beginning of this thrad, give us also a way to use repettitive patterns as a layer effect. while this is not nearly as important as the stuff above.. Affinity will never get big ground in the architectural world without at last the points 1 to 4, just because the advantage of a minor price for the programm will get eaten easily by your moneyloost, because of much slower workflows compared to photoshop.. Please affinity, dont get me wrong.. i am here, because affinity photo allready is a great programm. But especially in my world of architectural use of such programms, it still lacks of some important features to be compettitive to Photoshop. And i am here, because i hope you listen to this very big part of possible futur customers of your Programm.. greetings tom
  3. Hi i know , i could use shortcuts if i use my intuos tablet to rotate the canvas by shortcut.. but well what would my intuos would be for , in this case... in Photoshop i could use two fingers llike on a i phone to rotate the canvas by pressing and moving my fingers directly on my tablet.. is this somehow possible in affinity photo and designer too ?
  4. didnt ever use it in Photoshoop... but, here in my architectural company this question also came up several times.. so yes... us tooo.. please..
  5. looks good.... also ad an option inside of the transform tab, to change the used dimension.. untill now you have to switch to the view tool.. thats well not the way i would search for it.. leave it there too, but ad it to the move tab too..
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    Hi Kirk 23, what do you mean with this ? "In fact it only needs Photoshop styled transform "chain" links in between layers/vector objects being independent from parent/groups to work that way " i just didnt understand..
  7. Thanks Aammppa, Well nice idea.. i didnt knew all features of the fill layer untill now.. still learning even after 3 month of deeper looking inside of this software.. In this special case it works well, i think there will be other situations it will fail.. for example a much more complex site plan with differing patterns for the green areas, the plazas and the buildings for example.. so there will be cases this solution never the less will work.. at last i still would like affinity to transfer this topic to the featuer wishes area.. the problem is it just has to be a fast , and also very easy solution, because not all of my Architectural Kollegues will ever learn this program as much in depth as i have to do it to teach it to them.. never the less, thanks..
  8. All right Aammppa, thats alleady an improvement. Now, i could produce a repettiting pattern on a filllayer, put it on top with multiply, and copied the embeded flor plan and used it as a clipping mask.. now, when i change the underlieing embeded flor plan , meaning when i use the funcitons of the embedded file to replace it, the copied embedded file i use for the clipping mask, won´t change . so i have to reproduce this step.. dont know if i could improve this some how.. what is crucial is, that theese are many steps to reproduce by hand.. and architects depend heavily on embedded plans, because in the contest process, theese flor plans change many times, so embedded and hopefully in the future , embedded and linked plans can boost your workflowspeed enormously.. i´ll put in the test file i used.. greetings Tom solid aus autoca mit pdf-x-change-2012-geplottet_mit muster.afphoto
  9. Thank You Psenda, i like the tutorial which fits nice in my next step of teaching some architects to use affinity designer , where i am not yet as comfortable as in Photo. But ma Question was for Affinity Poto.. in Photoshop i could very fast and automated fill a layer with a layereffect using repettitive patterns, which is missing in the affinity PHoto layer effects untill now. So i am searching for a workaround.. i have to used embedded pdf or eps files in this case, to stay flexible in architectural workflow. But the aim is, to be able to replace my embedded file and to still have the same repettitive pattern even on the a new importet pdf or eps... so maybe any idea for this ?
  10. Hi everyone, I was asked if in Affinity i can get a comparable effect like the Pattern overlay in the Photoshop Layereffects. We use Embedded PDF files in Architectural Plans, and often a good way of improoving the Look is just to make a pattrn overlay in the Layereffects of Photohop, when replace the embedded pfd file.. is there any idea to do something comparable in Affinity Photo ?
  11. sorry... i just had another look inside this.. of course you allready get the information.. just hover over the yellow sign, and you see what it is used for...
  12. Hi Serife team, I am sure this can be done.. when trying to aply new shortcuts i sometimes get a warning, that this shortcut allready is used... but... (maybe i am missing something) i wont get any informtion for what it allready is used.. so i would like to know what it is allreay used for. and get an option to remove the other shortcut if wished, and straigt after this the option to enter a new one for the removed if asked.. greetings
  13. Hi MEB, will it also be maybe possible, to drag a layer on top of the layermanager ? would be very very handy, so you could place it exacty in the right layerposition, or inside as a nested layer, or as a mask, or... if you drag it above another layer to replace it.. greetings.. just a suggestion...
  14. in a way a secound this very much.. but i would prefer it to be placed as tool as important as the flood select tool.. the flood select tool in a way behaves as you described, and is able to additive ad sampled areas, and also has the sweet option to interactivly change the tollerance of the sampeled area by just going on pressing the left mouse button and dragging the mouse to the right ore the left.. I first tried the flood select tool, and expected it to behave comparable to the select sampled color command. but it selects everything it selects by hundred %.. well why not ad a button to the flood select tool........ like..... "use select sampled color mode" ... this would be by far the most intuitiv and fastest way to do so !!!