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  1. Ooh now I'm intrigued..
  2. Fear not Alfred, your Snippets are safe, I meant these snippets
  3. Cheers guys, yes a shame with the lack of macros, shame that the history couldn't be turned into a run list and it just go through those steps, although with my history it would be chaos as I try to get the steps right lol! I was also making additions to my Alfred Snippets and the Affinity Shortcuts I'm making so that I can make neater posts with better instructions, I was also eating a bacon, cream cheese and cranberry bagel, things got messy at one point but I've now bought a clear skin for the keyboard lol! Multi-tasking ain't my thing
  4. To maintain a vector format and be able to use transparency. Draw your lines Select them all and create a Group ⌘ + G on the Keyboard Duplicate the Group ⌘ + J on the keyboard, this duplicate will be used as the correct frame for the brush and will allow for transparency over a gradient or multi-coloured background. Rename the Group to "Frame" Select the top Group and Ungroup it ⇧+⌘+G on the keyboard While the Curves are still selected Layer > Expand Stroke Reselect the Curves Layer > Geometry > Add Layer > Geometry > Divide Delete the Curve 2nd from the top in the Layers Panel Select the Curve at the top of the Layers Panel Change the Colour to your Background colour or use No fill for multi-coloured backgrounds Nest your brush stroke to the Curve. Example.afdesign
  5. You could always fake it. In the example I just drew another curve around the internal shape.
  6. Officially, as in, a specific tool to work out shape area's NO but if you know the dimensions of a simple or irregular shape: Unofficially, If you want to quickly estimate the area on simple shapes and irregular shapes you could use the Grid: View > Show Grid or ⌘' on the Keyboard. Sizing the Grid to a known value i.e. 10mm x 10mm gives you a starting point, you do that by Opening the Grid and Axis Manager: Show > Grid and Axis Manager or ⌃ ⌥ R Once you have sized your grid you can now count up the whole grid squares and then the approximate half grid squares to give you an approximate area. If on the other hand you want to try and work out the area of a Jelly shape, you can do this with the grid approximation but if you need an accurate figure you need to get jiggy with some Calculus and use something like Greens Theorem or as a slightly more accurate estimator; Picks Theorem.
  7. In your How it should look image, should it have that round stroke to the left of the 3rd trunk from the left? that seems inconsistent with the square marker effect you have going on? Just asking.
  8. Document set to 192DPI Brush size: 3403.px Concentric circles: Appeared Document: 300DPI Brush size Max: 4096px Concentric Circles: Do not appear
  9. No its not the hardness setting. To test, create a document at 72DPI then press the ] key until the circle gets soooooo big it suddenly pops to Concentric circles, depending on your screen res you can do the same thing with a 300DPI document and it won't do it because it looks like the upper limit for a brush or anything of an ilk is 4096px, so if I set my document to 300DPI I cannot get the concentric circles because the brush cannot go large enough.
  10. Just done a 300dpi doc and sized a brush to 4096px with no concentric circles, 4096px appears to be the max size for a brush, so its definitely on smaller DPI docs that it happens. Might be different on other monitors, my screen res on the none retina iMac is 2560 x1440 on my Retina It's 5120 x 2880 @MEB will likely know or be able to find out.
  11. Have you updated windows or is there and update pending? How to uninstall Microsoft Store App:
  12. Good question, and one that doesn't seem to be documented, from what I can work out, it's an indication/warning that the size of the tool is too large because it only seems to happen when the brush is bigger than the Interfaces workspace. This will happen on the Brush Tools; Vector and Pixel, Smudge Tool, Eraser Tool, Blur Tool, Sharpen Tool, Dodge and Burn Tools and the Inpaint Tool. On my iMac 27" it seems to hit critical mass; for want of a better phrase, at 408px and with Hardness set to 100% at this size it goes to the concentric circles, at 407px it remains a single circle. If you reduce the Hardness to less than 100% i.e. 99% it will drop back to a single circle.
  13. Any better lol!