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    Mark Clifford got a reaction from Dan C in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Oh right. Good to know! Thanks @Dan C 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Dan C in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Thanks for your file Mark, it appears to be caused by the 'Map' curves object which consists of thousands of nodes.
    Could you please try copying the Rounded Rectangle with the Map object nested and then use File>New From Clipboard. Save the document that is created as map.afdesign, then return to your original document and use File>Place to bring this newly saved afdesign file onto your canvas.
    Transform the embedded document until you are happy with its size and position, then delete the rounded rectangle layer with the Map layer nested, leaving you with the embedded document only. Does this improve performance for you at all? 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Dan C in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    I'm glad to hear it! AFAIK, With the map object in your document Affinity is constantly 'watching' and calculating these nodes, as there's so many of them this can cause slowdown. With the file embedded the main document is now only 'watching' the boundaries of that embedded document, so it considerably reduces the amount of live nodes in the document, allowing for less processing power to continue watching/redrawing these nodes.
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    Mark Clifford got a reaction from CLC in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Thank you! I have hidden the post as I cannot delete it now. Will do the same with your post if it isn't gone when I refresh the page. 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to CLC in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Hi @Mark Clifford - you should blur or censor the serial number of your Mac when posting this kind of screenshot online, since plenty of Hackintoshers crawl the web for these very screenshots to fetch serial numbers for their Hackintosh machines.
    There are also other people who might misuse it to gain some stuff at your expense.
    Just a friendly fyi
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    Mark Clifford got a reaction from pruus in Document Templates   
    Templates would be great. Just to learn how to use publisher if not anything else... 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to fde101 in Sections within Publisher   
    You could also try a 3-column 1-row table and set the color of the individual cells.
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    Mark Clifford reacted to dutchshader in Masking out icons without background   
    only used the flood select tool set to add

    20190425_141104.mp4
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    Mark Clifford reacted to AffinityJules in Masking out icons without background   
    Select CHANNELS and view the COMPOSITE RED/GREEN/BLUE CHANNELS. Select the channel which gives the best contrast - in this example I used RED CHANNEL.
    I used the FLOOD SELECT TOOL and dragged it to the right (which increases tolerance) until I had a reasonable selection. You will see marching ants on all parts selected.
    I then switched to the SELECTION BRUSH TOOL, made the brush size small and selected all the parts the FLOOD FILL missed.
    Copy & paste the selection to a new layer (this will happen automatically).
    Note: You will see that there are spaces between the coloured parts where the font was ( your example didn't have them so you will have to worry about that).


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    Mark Clifford reacted to v_kyr in Masking out icons without background   
    To select all the darker orange colors at once, "Selection > Colorarea > Red tones" should detect just those.
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    Mark Clifford reacted to gdenby in Masking out icons without background   
    Hi, Mark,
    I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to A Photo, but here are 2 things to try. Make the selection brush smaller, and turn on snap to edges. That should grab contiguous areas of the flat colors. Alternatively, use the flood selection tool, set it to a small tolerance, maybe 2%, and turn off contiguous. That should pick out any area in the image w. the sampled colors.
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    Mark Clifford reacted to nammr in Merge Layers   
    My way
    1. Select your layers ->
    2. Right click ->
    3. Geometry ->
    4. Add
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Gear maker in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Mark, I have found one thing that seems to really slow down Ad for me and that is to leave the Undo Limit at a high number.  I can't imaging wanting to Undo over a thousand steps.  Anyway I have had better operations when it is set to 400 some Undos.  I hope that helps.
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    Mark Clifford got a reaction from pruus in Document Templates   
    Templates would be great. Just to learn how to use publisher if not anything else... 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Steve2 in Document Templates   
    I have two matters that I would like to raise in connection with document templates:
    If Affinity Publisher is going to be supplied to customers pretty much as it is in the beta version, then it looks to me that it is going to be supplied without a selection of pre-made templates. I would like to suggest that consideration is given to setting up a number of pre-made templates for customers to either use as they are or which can form a basis from which they can create their own documents. Apart from assisting customers to get started with their own documents, it would enable Affinity to showcase the capabilities of its product.  I would like to be able to design and save a basic structure of a document to be used as a template, such as a newsletter. With the template set up, then other users could take the base template to create an updated version of a document without the risk of the original template being overwritten. At the moment, I believe that the only way to do this is to design and save the base document and then open it for use when needed. My concern is that it will be easy for the base document to be overwritten or amended as people start to use it.
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Dan C in Lagging. Never used to be like this Affinity!   
    Hi Mark Clifford
    I'm sorry to see this, it certainly isn't expected behaviour. Could you please confirm what version of Mac OS you're running?
    Resetting the app back to defaults may help. You can reset your app back to its default settings by holding down the CTRL key while launching the app. When the Clear User Data window appears, click Select All and then Clear. 
    Be aware that resetting your app back to its default settings will lose any custom settings such as keyboard shortcuts and brushes etc. To backup such settings before resetting the app, please watch our Affinity - Exporting User Settings and Keyboard Shortcuts video.
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    Mark Clifford got a reaction from Wosven in Merging Images together   
    @Wosven Thank you so much for the attachment. It helps A LOT! 
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Wosven in Merging Images together   
    A solution is to use 2 maps: one with strokes for the details, and a white one below with big areas on which you can clip colored parts.

    royaumeuni23.afdesign
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    Mark Clifford reacted to firstdefence in Merging Images together   
    I think my brain has gone to mush to be honest lol, long day at work lol!
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    Mark Clifford reacted to Mithferion in Public Domain Pictures   
    Hi there!
    I just wanted to share a list of sites that offer Public Domain Pictures in good quality. Some of them are listed in this thread, but I wanted to add more and publish a list of this kind of content (CC0 License, and also a High Permissive Licenses sites). Also, consider that there may be additional restrictions implied on these pictures, like brandings, buildings, people, etc.
     
    [CC0]  https://picalls.com/ [CC0]  http://freeforcommercialuse.net/ [CC0]  http://publicdomainarchive.com/ [CC0]  https://pixabay.com/ [CC0]  http://jaymantri.com/ [CC0]  https://www.foodiesfeed.com/ [CC0]  http://viintage.com/ [CC0] https://magdeleine.co/license/cc0/ [CC0] https://isorepublic.com/ [CC0] http://www.1millionfreepictures.com/ [CC0] http://realisticshots.com/ [CC0] http://startupstockphotos.com/ [CC0] http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/?medium=image [CC0] http://jeshoots.com/ [CC0] http://www.designerspics.com/ [CC0] https://negativespace.co/ [CC0] https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/ [CC0] http://fancycrave.com/ [CC0] https://www.pexels.com/ [HPL] https://unsplash.com/ [HPL] https://barnimages.com/license/  
    Finally, a search engine that allows to search for Public Domain content:
     
    http://www.everystockphoto.com/  
    Best regards!
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