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  1. You could add a pixel layer ad then use the Brush Tool to paint over the shape's outline, but there's no way I know of to apply a raster brush as the stroke of a vector object. That requires vector brushes.
  2. There are several ways that could work. Here are some that come to mind: For a vector background layer: Select the Rectangle Tool. Draw a rectangle covering your document. Set it's fill color. For a pixel background layer: Add a Pixel layer. Switch to the Pixel Persona. Select the Flood Fill Tool (paint bucket). Select a color. Click with the Flood Fill Tool. Or if you're using Artboards, you can just set the color of the Artboard, and avoid having the background layer at all.
  3. But it won't. If your document is RGB, then both Artboards are RGB. If it's CMYK they're both CMYK. All you're doing in the Color panel is controlling how you express the colors that the objects have, or that you want them to have. Or how Designer expresses those colors numerically for you to see. But both Artboards are still actually RGB or both are actually CMYK. You can only see how they really look in the other color space if you use separate documents (one per Artboard) or you use a Softproof Adjustment Layer as BofG suggested. And you can only save the data properly if you use separate documents, or Export separate files from the one document with a color conversion to the proper color format/space.
  4. Thanks. That's the same problem you reported in your other topic, I think.
  5. If the Publisher workbook is like the others, it is not intended as a comprehensive manual or user guide. It will start with an exploration of the user interface and the basic functions, and then proceed into a set of specific projects that serve as worked examples of some of the ways you might use Publisher. You learn about the functions by writing working the examples yourself using the instructions and resources that are provided.
  6. Macros record the actual size, after any calculations, not the values you have entered into the fields. In practice, that means that a macro that uses the Resize dialog will only work for images of the same orientation and aspect ratio. There are ways around this, using Filters > Distort > Equations instead of resize, and there are some examples of macros that do this here in the forums. See, for one example:
  7. File > Place Or drag/drop from File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  8. Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums, @Terry Brennan. I think we'll need more information. What OS? Which application? Which release of the application? Can you provide some screenshots of the various dialogs as you perform the Export operation, or a video of what's going on?
  9. Thanks for the additional info. I don't think there's any way to automate that in Affinity. Manual steps would be: Open the .afphoto file. Place the JPG. Save. Do manual adjustments (Edit: which may include Rasterizing the JPG (Image) layer) Export PDF
  10. You must try them one at a time, using the Load LUT... button in a LUT Adjustment Layer dialog. If you find one you like you can then use the Add Preset button in that same dialog. Once you have created the Presets, they will be available in the LUT section of the Adjustments panel for use on other images. (Where they are saved: All the Adjustment presets that have been created/loaded are saved in one adjustments.propcol file, which is not editable by the user.)
  11. Yes, that is true, too. The entire document is either CMYK or RGB. Individual artboards can't be in a different color space.
  12. I don't think I see a bug here, @Magicbean. However, I'm unsure as I can't tell what you did late in the recording. Your mouse cursor stops moving, and then suddenly the stroke changes. I suspect you've clicked on the Brushes panel again, and if so that's exactly the result I'd expect. Note that you do not have a "brush properties dialog" open at any time during the recording. You have the Brushes panel, and the Brush Tool Context Toolbar, and eventually the Node Tool Context Toolbar. To get to the Brush Properties dialog for the stroke you just created, you would click on the Stroke picture in the Context Toolbar: And then on Properties... to get to the dialog I think you want:
  13. Publisher does not have batch processing. Photo has batch processing (File > New Batch Job) but that takes a set of files and produces one output file for each input file. What kind of merging do you want to do? And what kind of output format are you planning to use that supports layers?
  14. You're welcome. Yes, the workflow may have some flaws, but for the kind of work you seem to be talking about it may be simpler to just start in Designer, and stay there, until/unless you need some feature from Publisher or Photo.
  15. Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums. If you read the thread, a few posts up you will see that @Leigh (Serif staff member) responded to a prior post by suggesting that the poster should start their own topic. That's what I would recommend for you, too, unless Leigh comes back here with a different suggestion.
  16. In Designer, no. There you should work with Artboards. For working with Pages conveniently you need to work in Publisher, and you could then use the Pages panel as a reference. Or if you were to zoom out you could have multiple pages visible in the workspace, but they would be too small to work on. (But note that this is an iPad topic, and I am answering for the desktop versions, which the topic drifted into a few posts back.)
  17. Or, if you're in the Designer application: 1. Switch to Export Persona 2. Switch to Layers panel and click the button to add a slice for each layer 3. Switch to Slices panel, select the links if export, and export then all with one click. (Note: if you're in Publisher, use File > Edit in Designer before step 1.)
  18. Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums. Serif uses the Open Source Lensfun database. See https://lensfun.github.io/ for more information on Lensfun. Once Lensfun has added a lens to their database, Affinity Photo will typically pick it up at the next official release of Photo. If Lensfun is updated between Photo releases, you can copy data from their database and add it to Photo yourself. The Lensfun site includes instructions for how to request them to add a lens to their collection, and for how to perform a calibration to generate the data yourself.
  19. Thanks for the clarifications. I was confused by your initial comment and misinterpreted as "between pages". What you showed should work just fine for the text on a single page, even with a facing-page document. So I guess I don't understand your initial problem. I also don't understand the part I just quoted. You could have a vertical facing-page, with the top page having a Picture Frame for the image, and a Text Frame for the Month. The bottom page would have the Text Frame for the month, and the grid of Text Frames for the days. You could simply fill in the data. And if you link the frames for the days together, then you should be able to Format the dates for a month into a single text string with tabs between the dates; then Paste the string into the frame where the month starts; then Use Find and Replace to change tabs into Frame Breaks. After step 3 all the dates will flow into their proper frames for the month. (In 1.9, you should be able to simplify this by generating the month data using CSV files.)
  20. That might be what was intended, but since (as you say) there will almost always be some object selected, a change like that would inconvenience users for the more common usage, exporting all the pages. A change like that might make sense for Designer or Photo, but even there I think the more usual case will be exporting the complete document, not whatever happens to be selected.
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