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  1. I have two user accounts on my PC and at times I experience awkward moments when attempting to open an .apub file that was created while working in the other user account, a message will pop up indicating that I don't have permission to open the file (Refer to attached image). I am only able to open these files if I run Publisher as Administrator. But again I don't want to do this as this will restrict me from clicking and dragging images from the desktop to place into Publisher. Note that these are intermittent occurrences but all the same annoying. This only happens with Affinity apps. How best can I overcome this challenge?
  2. There appears to be a serious regression in Affinity V2 when working with linked images. I prefer working with linked images as opposed to embedding them and have been doing this ever since the link images feature was introduced in Affinity V1. This feature works as expected in V1. I created a design for an outdoor billboard sign in Affinity Designer V2 and got an unexpected huge size when I saved the file. The Image Placement Policy was set to 'Prefer Linked' but I got 222mb file size. I then embedded the image and resaved and the file size was now 223mb. I recreated the same file in Affinity Designer V1 and the results are as follows: Prefer Linked Policy: 458kb Prefer Embedded Policy: 111mb Also tested Publisher and Photo and got same results. The placed file used in all the layouts is a CMYK 8bit Jpg file which is 1.22GB in size. Size of billboard is 3m High x 12m Wide. CMYK document.
  3. The ANTICIPATION. One of the longest countdowns I ever had. Phew...
  4. If you want to maintain a consistent transparency fade after you have replaced an image, you need to carry out the following steps: 1. Place the image and group it to create a new object BEFORE you apply the transparency 2. Apply the transparency fade (note that the transparency fade will be applied onto the group and not directly onto the image) 3. Dig into the group and select the image 4. Replace the image and you will notice that the transparency fade has not shifted since the effect has been applied onto the group Working with Affinity's grouping method is magical to say the least. The group itself is defined as an object and will accept all the effects found in Affinity (transparency, outer shadows, bevels, inner glow etc... For example, you can place an image or draw a rectangle and do the following: 1. Select Transparency Tool. Click and drag to apply a Linear Transparency effect to the right side of the object 2. Group the object (you now have a new object) 3. Apply a Linear Transparency effect to the left side 4. Repeat step 2 5. Apply a Linear Transparency effect to the top side 6. Repeat step 2 7. Apply a Linear Transparency effect to the bottom side 8. Now if you ungroup several times, you are left with the original object minus the left, top and bottom transparency effects.
  5. My pleasure. You can even go back into the Layer Effects dialog box and spice it up some more by adding an outline effect to the group.
  6. Thank you for the video Yodel. You can achieve this in Affinity: Create a shape and fill it with any colour Group the shape and keep it selected Go into Layer Effects dialog box Select Gradient Overlay and edit gradient to taste Exit the dialog box Now double click the selected shape (group) to edit the group Draw any shape(s) and the new shape(s) will become part of the group and adopt the gradient fill Move the new shape(s) around and you will notice that the gradient will also shift accordingly Exit the group by just clicking on an empty space
  7. Hi Yodel Maybe a video to illustrate the feature from Resolume would help.
  8. Scenario: Create a basic rectangle Fill it with red colour Draw an ellipse and make the fill colour yellow and keep it selected Select the Eyedropper tool and click on the rectangle to copy fill attributes Ellipse adopts the red colour Select the red rectangle and use the command "Select Same Fill Colour" Result: Designer refuses to accept the fact that the red colour in the ellipse is the same with the one in the rectangle… You also get the same results when using the Global Colour swatches. Using the Eyedropper tool, copy a global colour from another object and apply. Without anything selected, edit the Global Colour Swatch and you will notice that the copied colour will not update. Looks like a bug.
  9. Thank you @Mark.It's unfortunate that the method which I prescribed is not working on your side. I also realise that you are on a Mac platform and I am on PC Windows 10. I have used this method on other PCs and got good results. I would like to hear from other Mac users who can chip in and try the prescribed steps before we suspect a bug problem on the Mac.
  10. A common mistake being made by some users… They confuse the FX and Layer opacity settings with the Colour or Swatch opacity settings.
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