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  1. Ash Eldritch

    Yellow Winged Darter Dragonfly, play along (AD)

    Hi @Cecil, not sure how bad your tremor is but Designer has a whoppingly huge amount of zoom, a million percent or there about. That added with something like Steadymouse 2 could possibly negate any need for pinpoint accuracy.
  2. Ash Eldritch

    Yellow Winged Darter Dragonfly, play along (AD)

    It's certainly not for most people, mostly down to the amount of time it takes. I used to do photo realism and my answer to the "Just take a photo" was usually the image as a whole doesn't exist to take a photograph of. I'd still say it's a good way to learn how to do detail that can be used in other styles. Although another part of me says it's the start of a very, very long road to madness. My current piece probably has several hundred thousand layers. It's not so bad when you finally get to a point where you can look at, and appreciate, what's being created. But those early days when you don't have much to show for days and days, or even weeks, of work would be off putting to most I feel. PS. I'll eventually get around to adding a like but it appears I've been restricted from adding any more likes... for 24 hours I'm guessing.
  3. Ash Eldritch

    Yellow Winged Darter Dragonfly, play along (AD)

    Nice. As someone who tends to put in far too much detail I can fully appreciate how much time something like this takes.I don't do photo realism but same principle. It's a shame the majority of people will never realise the effort put in. That and the usual "Did you draw that or do it on a computer?"
  4. Ash Eldritch

    Issues selecting paths whilst zoomed in

    Thanks. Much appreciated.
  5. Ash Eldritch

    Issues selecting paths whilst zoomed in

    Hi @GabrielM I'm constantly clicking in the video but it's not till I zoom out a fair way that I'm able to get anything to select. Screen_Recording_2019-07-15_at_16_06_25.mov
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    Mask outline showing

    Ah thank you. To be honest that was the way I was originally doing things, which is why when I changed approach I suddenly began noticing the clipping issue. I thought I was basically doing the same thing, just in a different way. Either way, many thanks, your help is much appreciated.
  7. Ash Eldritch

    Mask outline showing

    Thank you. I'll have to look into that. Still have lots to learn but absolutely loving Designer. I've uploaded a version of the file with extraneous items removed. Thanks for your help.
  8. Ash Eldritch

    Mask outline showing

    Thanks. This is my first attempt using Designer so kind of learning as I'm going along. When you say Blend range I'm guessing that would alter the tone etc of the vectors inside the mask? Or would it affect the outline? Sorry it doesn't show up too well but it's almost as if I have a very thin stroke around the entire mask area. I tried to google 'Designer Blend Ranges' but could only seem to get information relating to Affinity Photo. As for sharing the file privately I'll remove all the elements outside that area and send a smaller file so you don't have to cope with the chaos that is my layering system.
  9. Ash Eldritch

    Mask outline showing

    Thanks for the quick reply. Sorry can't attach the file but here's some screen shots. On the first you can see it around the base of the house and steps. On the second that's a zoomed in view and the line can clearly be seen running through everything. The 3rd is an exported jpg and it's showing on that. The fourth shows the mask selected with no colours.
  10. Hi, I'm Using masks in Designer and while zoomed out you can see the outline of the masks, though the stroke is set to 0 with no colour. As you zoom in so the outline become thinner. I thought at first this was just a visualisation thing that wouldn't appear when exported but it does, though rather jagged. Any ideas why this is happening?
  11. I can feel your pain. I'm also working on a childrens book and tested my opening times earlier to do a comparison. My current image has several thousand layers and only takes 7 seconds to open. I'm not using metal as I turned it off in the previous version and haven't turned it back on. I have never really tried to use Designer for page layout though. I think you said you'd done books previously that way with no issues, so I'm wondering if somehow your file has become somehow corrupt. Not sure if this will work for you but I had an issue with a document refusing to save some time back. I created an identical blank document and copied and pasted everything page by page into that and it saved with no issues. Might be worth a try if you're on a time constraint and can't get any more useful suggestions. Sorry I can't be of more help but didn't want to see you thinking no-one could see your post.
  12. Hi. I did see your post and was midway replying when I got a phone call. I reread and I'm not sure if you've got an issue with Designer or publisher? I was replying to it being designer and then realised I think you're talking about Publisher? If so you might not be getting replies in the Designer thread.
  13. Hi, I often work in outline mode for intricate details but I find that I'm having to zoom out all the time in order to select a path. Is there something I'm missing? Sometimes I have to zoom right out which means other paths can take presedence making the only way possible to select a particular path is to use the layers panel instead. Considering the thousands upon thousands of layers involved that can be a nightmare itself. Any help much appreciated.
  14. Ash Eldritch

    Random crashes in both Photo and Designer

    Hi @GabrielM So far so good. Been working with them all afternoon/evening and not a single crash. I'll see how it goes tomorrow but it's certainly looking promising. Many thanks.
  15. Ash Eldritch

    Random crashes in both Photo and Designer

    Will do. Fingers crossed....
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