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  1. Welcome to the forums @Scott Townley😊
  2. @Granddaddy And who is the designated indexer of all topics in the forums so that somebody can "simply point newcomers?" And what about topics that include more than one issue? As someone who has generated many a reference index I definitely would not volunteer for the job.
  3. In my very humble opinion, @firstdefence has the compromise solution that is 1) easy to implement; 2) clear as a bell; 3) not patronizing to those new members who could very easily NOT be as computer literate as people born since the 1990’s or who have ingrained procedures from years of using other softwares; and 4) not a waste of time for very experienced users who are trying to help. “It takes all kinds to make a world,” and one of the comments one sees every so often is that the wonderful video tutorials assume more knowledge on the part of the viewer than is actually there. Surely the written forums should be a place where new users are not equally unsure where their questions belong. After all, isn’t the ultimate goal to see that Affinity users are up to speed with, and very happy about, their move to Affinity?
  4. @R C-R I made the the original and third cat assets from .afdesign files, exported them as PNGs, then added them from selection into the Assets Panel. The second cat is from the cat shape we currently have. I am technically too appalling dumb to figure out how to create a cat shape from a PNG. I just thought that in case cat number two vanished before we had saved him for posterity, somebody had to give it a go. I will gladly retire from the lists! (Jousting.)
  5. Welcome to the Forums @espionage😊 I am not quite sure what you mean, but if you will hover your mouse over each tool, a descriptor will pop up. If you are referring to the icons up on the Context Toolbar you can go to VIEW> then scroll down to click on CUSTOMIZE TOOLBAR, and when that window opens you will find a little block down at the left hand corner which says "Show Icon". If you click on the tiny down arrow you have the option of "Show Icon and Text." I hope this is what you are looking for, and that this helps.
  6. As in “Round up the usual suspects” - one of my favorite movie lines of all time.
  7. That is one scarey fella! But all the same he is beautiful in your hands @StuartRc.
  8. When I purchased my new MacBook with the M1 chip Apple advised me to go to 16 gb RAM versus the 8gb RAM after I told them what I planned to use it for (all three Affinity apps). I am extremely glad I did. I can whip back and forth between Photo, Designer, and Publisher really fast, and have so far never had an issue with the beachball of death. Moving multiple jpgs (sometimes 60-70 at a time) is a breeze.😊 I'd go for the 16 if money is not an object.
  9. @skyking I believe it is a tracking issue. I found that when I imported books written using InDesign into Publisher that everything came in perfectly except for instances when I had used special tracking in InDesign. I don't remember the exact nomenclature in InDesign, but I think it was something to the effect of "Normal" "Narrow" or something to that effect. If you will compare (line by line) your two examples you will see that several lines don't end with the same words. In my case, I experimented with changing the tracking values in Publisher (Character Panel) until I arrived at a satisfactory compromise. You can open your Character Panel, and then with your text tool, highlight a group of words and then adjust the tracking value until they more closely resemble the InDesign document. I had one book of 302 pages which I retyped from a book published in 1854. The original had no index and no chapter breaks. It was also necessary for historical accuracy, that each page started and ended with the very same words as the original. I also created a new 54-page index for it in my version. When I imported the IDML into Publisher the results were originally catastrophic because I had used special tracking to make sure that every page had the same number of lines and the same words. I found that in my case for the most part I could "select all" and change the tracking value. Occasionally I had to go to a specific page and adjust it manually. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but it should help. I hope!!
  10. The video is perfectly straight-forward. All you have to do is to take your own notes. That is exactly what anybody here on the forum would have do for you. Hit pause at any point in the video where you need to see what the creator is doing (i.e. add pixel layer, or change to erase tool, or select brush, or select new brush, add a rectangle, etc.) Go back to an earlier point in the video if you still don't understand and play it over again. The brushes themselves are image brushes, which the creator has in his brushes file. Same thing for the texture jpg that he uses. Unless you can locate those or something similar for use on your iPad, you will need to find yourself some debris brushes -- there are many places to look by googling. This may sound harsh, but you will learn a great deal more by figuring out how to create this effect yourself after watching the video than by having someone list for you 1., 2. 3, etc. Take notes! Many notes!!
  11. One never knows what one will find stashed away in the depths of one's hard drive when reduced to sprucing it up on a cold, rainy, windy, utterly foul February afternoon. Hence the cartoon. Your dinosaur brushes and styles are superb!😷
  12. Welcome to the Forums @JLAustin😊 I may be really out in left field, but I wonder whether this is what you want? I used the pen tool to draw the two angled lines. I then switched to the Move tool and chose the Pie shape (you will find it by clicking on the little arrow at the bottom of your blue rectangle shape (other other shape icon) in the tool bar. I then drew a pie shape with the same stroke thickness as the two lines, and placed it over the lines. With the pie shape layer highlighted, I then used the various angle sliders up on the Context toolbar to match the angle of the lines. And then I clicked on "Invert Angles" on the Context Toolbar. That left me with what I think is what you want? If the result is not quite right, just click on "Invert Angles" again, and it goes back to the pie shape so you can work with it again. I hope this helps?🤔
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