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  1. I still don't get it. At all. Alpha's in AP have been a complete mystery to me since day one. In PS you can edit alphas just like any other layer and it's as simple as it sounds. in AP there are all kinds of edit and visibility buttons that either appear to do nothing or do what you least expect them to, and menu options that I simply, try as I might, do not understand. At all. I've tonight resorted to simply saving a separate black and white image out and calling that my alpha. Does the job. Totally not what you want for a game engine, but I don't need that any more, I just need a black and white image, and don't really mind that it's not embedded as an alpha... ... although that would be very nice!
  2. Can't use HSL on colour palette right now because the colour box is overlaying the Saturation and Lightness panels. Screen shot attached... Cheers Wayne
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    Can you turn spell check off?

    Thanks all. I'm editing on desktop now anyway, but will try AlianP's suggestion when I'm back on the pad - that's if he was even talking about the iPad version?! Cheers Wayne
  4. Can anyone tell me how to turn spell check off on AD on iPad, please? I am making a logo where the word is a non word, so it has annoying red spell check wiggles under it that are putting me right off! Thanks Wayne
  5. Hmm, still there. Thought it would been looked at by now? I just got bit again!
  6. Thanks Meb, yeah I was beginning to twig this as I was posting - kind of 'as designed' then!
  7. Hi, me again - This 'non pixel data' anomaly also applies to Marquee Selections and Duplication! 1. Make a new file 2. Drag or Place a new image layer into the file 3. Press M for Marquee Selection and make a selection 4. Cmd + J to Duplicate the selection to a new layer... 5. Oh no, whole layer is duplicated? Selection is ignored! 6. Paint a blob of Magic Affinity Pixels onto layer 7. Cmd + J again 8. Selection is recognised! Selected portion is duplicate to new layer! Thanks Wayne
  8. Affinity Photo Mac 1.6.6 1. Make a new file 2. From Finder (or similar) drag an image into the new file. 3. Press W for Flood Selection tool and try to select a portion of the new layer 4. Unresponsive? Nothing Select? 5. Press B for Brush and draw a quick blob of pixel paint onto the image 6. Press W, back to Flood Section and again try to select anything 7. You can now select! So the FS tool is completely unresponsive to a new layer that has been dragged in from elsewhere until the layer has some pixel data forced upon it? Have just tested the same with Place rather than dragging, and the bug is still present. Thanks Wayne
  9. This may be convoluted to explain, but please bear with me, it's quite interesting! I would like to suggest a change, or an improvement, to the behaviour of number dials (fields?). More often I would like this tweak to be implemented in the Character and Paragraph panels. They are the main panels where you have a tonne of numbers in little boxes! So, this... A Wacom pen's second button is usually set to Middle Mouse, which makes it great for panning, zooming etc, and should make it great for dialing numbers in to little boxes - but with Affinity, it currently doesn't. You can easily hold the middle button and scroll numbers, which is great, but only within the number's little box - as soon as your cursor goes beyond the box's bounds, it cuts out, or sometimes worse, will begin dialing the numbers in the box above or below the one you wanted to change, which is horribly frustrating. The thing is, that while you are trying to change the number with your middle button, you are still holding that button down - I would expect the numbers to keep changing always while I have the middle button held down, regardless of where the actual cursor is - once you have initiated the number change, but middle clicking on the number in its little box, the mouse cursor should be pretty much ignored as long as you have the button held down. I am aware that the current set up works absolutely fine on a normal mouse, as you just leave the cursor inside the number field and scroll leisurely away on your mouse wheel, but please try this with a Wacom pen (other styluses are available) and try to understand where I'm coming from? Honestly, this small change will make the products a whole lot more comfortable for graphics tablet users. Thanks for listening! Wayne
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    Keyboard shortcuts lost at restart

    Glad to hear it :] Thanks!
  11. Hi, My keyboard shortcuts are not being saved - they are lost and back to default every time I restart AP, so I need to reload them every time. Is there anything that I can try to solve this? Thanks Wayne
  12. Hi chaps, came here a few days ago to find out, so thanks Scungio for the pointer. Seem to remember trying to sort this out about a year ago and for some reason it seemed less possible then... however, sorted now, so all good. I felt I had to pop back and add my two penneth worth though, with a few stern words to the devs... Basically, Mr and Mrs Affinitys, to leave this basic and very expected shortcut combination out of AF is a major oversight and, more than anything, causes unnecessary confusion and frustration to your users, especially new ones. I've been with you since day one, and am a complete evangelist for all Affinity products, but I am determined to go Adobe free (haven't used Ps or Il in many years) and have much more staying power than many other users - seemingly small omissions like D for default colours and X for swap colours will quickly turn new users away from Photo, despite the ability to 'fix' them by setting up your shortcuts as we have. I'm curious as to why these shortcuts have been left out? Was it literally an oversight that didn't seem to matter, or are there, perhaps, legal reasons for not putting them in as default? Would love an answer from devs on this if possible? Just to push the point home, here's a run down of the frustration new users will face - I got all the way to the end, but how many new users will actually get this far before running back to Adobe with their tails between their legs???.... 1. Doing a mask, dum de dum 2. Press D (0.1 seconds) 3. Nothing 4. Set black and white colours manually (4 seconds) 5. Need swap colour 6. Press X (0.1 seconds) 7. Nothing 8. click colour swap on Colour panel (1 Second) 9. Continue working 'the AP way' (30 minute) 10. Decide this is pants and there must be a better way 11. Fiddle with keyboard shortcuts, don't really know where to look (6 minutes) 12. Go to the Affinity Forum, can't really find much about it (25 minutes) 13. Become a regular visitor to the Affinity Forum, dedicated enough to the Affnity products to keep looking out often for new features etc. (Couple of years) 14. Realise that it is possible after all after finding this thread! (8 minutes) 15. Make appropriate changes to Keyboard Shortcuts (5 minutes) 16. Realise how much valuable time you have wasted sorting out something that really...no. really. ... should've been there all along. (3 minutes after step 15.) 17. Go back to the forum and write an overly long and extravagently terse post hoping that the devs will notice and at least give an answer as to the omission, at best, make the shortcuts default from install. (About 28 minutes now) 18. Get TF back to work! (in about 20 seconds once I click post!) Thanks Wayne
  13. Yeah, 0-127 would kind of defeat the object. I was thinking about the midi controllers these days that 'endless' knobs, but then they would still just max out to 127 once you'd turned enough, then any further turning would do nothing :l Ideal world would be able to weight the amount that an endless knob would change, so one full turn could only change a slider by 10%, for example.
  14. Just being able to finely adjust hue and such with a midi knob would be really nice!
  15. Don't worry, found a vimeo, watching now! Cheers

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