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  1. ok I think I've got it now. Not the way I've ever seen a brush work before. But if I draw the line first - which for some reason defaults to a dashed line. Then I turn it solid, then I hit the brush 64, it applies it to the line. As long as I understand HOW to make it work, I will adapt. It just didn't work the way I expected and so my results were all over the place and confusing me to no end. Sig
  2. ok. that is great for the future to stop me from screwing up again. Now how to I fix what I messed up? Is there a way? when I hit "edit brush" it looks like it should but it sure isn't working right. Sig
  3. ok, I was drawing a line using brush 64. I guess I should have left it alone and added a color overlay, but instead, I hit the color and changed it to what I wanted. After that I did not get the same effect. The brush was only 13.1 wide and not that fuzzy distressed look. I ended up just copying in the one line that was the way I wanted and pasting and rotating them into place. No matter what I tried I couldn't get the brush back the way it was. In fact, the more I tried, the worse things got until I had probably 6 brush 64s in the menu. I gave up and rebooted the computer. Started the program back up and I still can't get that brush back the way it was. Now it is .06 wide and just a black line. Obviously I have messed up something somewhere somehow. How do I fix this? What did I do wrong before (so I don't do THAT again)? Sig eye is the one where I got the first set of lines like I wanted after doing copy and paste. why is what is happening now after a reboot.
  4. thanks
  5. thanks. I'll look at the video. Sig
  6. I was very interested in this: But I wasn't sure it would work in Affinity Designer so I wrote to the creator and this is the answer I got: Unfortunately, I haven't converted this one to Affinity as it's pattern brush feature isn't accurate enough to make the brushes as good as I’d like. If they improve it in the future I'll definitely make an Affinity version. So is this something that is being worked on? Or is there something like these brushes out there that do work with Affinity Designer? Sig
  7. thanks
  8. I had to get a new computer and reinstall Designer. Now every time I start the program I get a box that says: Windows Security Warning Scripts are usually safe. Do you want to allow scripts to run? Yes No I have to answer before I can use the program. Very annoying. I didn't have this on my old computer. What scripts are they talking about? I had asked earlier if there was an ability to add in a macro (script) to automate things and was told no. So what scripts am I allowing? Is this from brushes I've added? I can't think of anything else I added to the program. Can I add things? Like adobe actions? confused Sig
  9. that worked! Thanks
  10. MikeW, wow I never realized that it worked for apps. I use it for Chrome and file explorer but never thought to try it on Affinity. Thanks
  11. I have a template that I have been using to create designs at the right size and resolution. But when I made it, I didn't realize that I would need the artboard. Anything I pull to the side, is invisible with this template. But on designs that have an artboard, they remain visible when off to the side of the document. Do I have to make a new template or is there a way to add an artboard to an existing document? Thanks
  12. reglico, yes that is how I ended up doing it. In other programs, I could write a little macro and automate it. I was just hoping there was a way to do it in designer that was more automated. gdenby, sorry. I forget the forums are combined. I am using designer. thanks I got the design done. Very happy with how it turned out, but I did need to fall back and forth between Designer and PSP because I needed some filters. I did the trial of Photo and was impressed but could not get my filters to work in it.
  13. Is there a way to duplicate and shape and have it auto-rotated? Ilke I would like to make 12 copies of a design and then auto-rotate each one 22 degrees from each other. I did have to write a macro to do it in another program but I don't recall having a macro ability in this one. Thanks SIg
  14. oops. operator error. Somehow the group it is in got within another group that was turned off. I guess I need to remember to use "release" rather than try to drag and drop the layer groups into a higher place in the layers like I am used to. Using "release" fixed the problem instantly. Geesh. learning curve.
  15. The color blotches are the palette I have to work with so you can ignore them. They are all filled rectangles and grouped together. I drew the bottom reindeer (the one that is invisible) and it looked fine. So I went on to draw the next one (top). Both are set the same - layers=passthrough, assorted brush #4 - no fill, stroke at black 1.9pt How come when I got done with the second one, the first one is invisible? No matter what I try, it is still invisible. What would cause this? totally perplexed. Sig