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  1. @AJW. Welcome!! An excellent place to start is with the very thorough article in affinityspotlight.com, “Jump Into Affinity Photo.” It has the advantage of being able to be read as slowly or quickly as you would wish wish as you work your way around. Hope this helps.
  2. @SPMH if you spend $20.00 for the two iPad apps, then you will have the superb qualities of the Apple pencil, plus you can seamlessly move your work to your laptop to use all the extra bells and whistles those versions provide. I have both the Apple pencil and an XP Pen Deco 03 which does a very nice job. But I am not an artist. I just fiddle for fun.
  3. Did you try to buy Affinity Photo for iPad from the Affinity store? I successfully bought Affinity Designer for iPad that way.
  4. Checked the patterns. Very sophisticated!
  5. I am a rank amateur at brushes, but I have made some image brushes and found that they could be created and worked properly when I made them from a PNG which had been Saved Without Background. Perhaps you could try that?
  6. @firstdefence Great minds on the same path! In the meantime, having downloaded a medical school pattern for making face masks, I shall "improve the shining moments" (to quote a Victorian-era and very smarmy book) by sewing same with sheeting fabric. Lots of them. To donate to the nearest hospital. Under the circumstances, probably a better plan than sitting here, fiddling with fabrics Styles!! Stay well!
  7. @Farewell Hopefully this won't be farewell for your beautiful work. In this world of virus, struggles, tragedies every day, and hundreds of millions under stress, beauty is something to lighten the spirits!
  8. @Hanko Welcome! Tap on the word Affinity Photo (or Designer, or Publisher) then click on Preferences then click on the arrow beside the little box with the tiny black squares, and choose User Interface. Then you can not only change your interface to light gray, but also by using the sliders at the top, choose just how much gray you wish. Below are my settings. I use the light gray interface. I am using a Mac but hopefully this is the same for Windows!
  9. Since all of the Affinity personnel are working from home, they may be a bit slow to get to all of the questions on these Forums. Perhaps you could email them, and ask for help sorting this out. Here is what they say re Customer Support: "To contact our Customer Service Team online, Affinity customers can email affinity@serif.com." Hope this helps. I am sure your remote friend would be really delighted with the gift!!
  10. @Maphco perhaps the biggest difference is that artistic text can be manipulated in ways that frame text cannot.
  11. Thank you @Old Bruce and @R C-R. Looks as though I might be well advised to upgrade first to High Sierra, go through the aches and pains, and then move to Mojave when I am stuck with another Safari deadline. I think Apple usually supports Safari for at least one OS before the current one. The dreaded INTERFACE looms for my 2017 iMAC. As for loading time, the Affinity apps are already taking some time to load, because they are up to their necks in fonts, palettes, assets, styles, brushes, and goodness knows what other goodies. (Goodies dutifully backed up on a flash drive.). Never mind. They are still tons times faster than I am!! I have a 2013 MAC currently on Yosemite which might be a good candidate to check the trials and tribulations of Mojave first. H’m’m’m. Decisions, decisions.
  12. Really excellent point @R C-R! The howls of anguish would probably be legion from people who bought new hardware. Which reminds me, could you tell me how you have fared with upgrading to Mojave? I am desperately clinging to Sierra because everything works so seamlessly, but sooner or later Apple is going to deep-six supporting my compatible Safari.
  13. @boughton editor have you entered "Linking Text Frames" in HELP? You say "clicking on the circle above the box" - do you mean the little circle attached with a line at the top center of the text frame? That circle allows you to turn the text frame to the left, right, on a 360 degree circle. Actually, you click on the small blue or red triangle about 3/4 the way down the right-hand side of the text frame. It will be red if you have overflowing text, blue if the text is all within the one frame. When you click on the red triangle, it will link to a new text frame. If you have already drawn your text frames and want to link them, you first click on the right hand blue triangle, and in the next text frame you click about 3/4 of the way up on the left side of the frame. (Clear as mud). See attached. If you have not already found it if you go to TEXT>and scroll down and place a check-mark beside Show Special Characters you will be able to see all that all your links are correct. I have attached a small portion of the Publisher HELP section so you will see what you are looking for. Hope this helps.
  14. Are you on Windows? If so, I cannot help you. I just tried this with three separate single-page documents created with Publisher, and did not have this problem. I used FILE>OPEN and selected all three documents at the same time. They all three came into Publisher and I checked each document to see whether I could use the Text Frame Tool and change something in one file without disturbing the others. Does your Context Toolbar look like the attached? (except, of course, for the name of the files).
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