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  1. Jeremy Bohn

    "Rasterize" an image?

    Yes, I played with the tolerance level. It has no effect until after I choose "rasterize".
  2. Something I can't wrap my head around... there are certain graphics that I open in Affinity Photo, say a JPEG or something that I downloaded off the internet, and I'm trying to use the Flood Select tool but every attempted click yields no selection. I even checked the online tutorials to figure out what I was doing wrong, and it looked like I was doing it right. It just wasn't working. Completely at random, I right-clicked on the image in the Layers panel and wondered what Rasterize did (didn't make sense to me). The layer now said (pixel) after the name. Now when I tried Flood Select again, it worked. So my question is, 1) why won't the Flood Select tool just work right off the bat and 2) why do I have to "rasterize" an image that is already raster? Perhaps they've used the wrong term here? Just another confusing Affinity element... slowly learning here.
  3. I'm running Mojave. Quitting Publisher and opening the same document again made it start working. But there is something wrong. I can do this every time: - delete the last Page shortcut - close settings - press Home to go to the first page, then press End. The computer beeps. - in Settings, re-add the END keyboard shortcut for Last Page - close settings and try the END shortcut. It still only beeps. - Quit and restart Publisher. The shortcut works. Actually it might not even need to be quit, just close the current document and re-open.
  4. I went into the Keyboard Shortcut settings to make the HOME key go to the first page and the END key go to the last page. HOME works, but END just makes the app beep. Bug?
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    PDF changes opacity effect

    Hi, here's the file but with everything else stripped away except the background color and the graphic that blends into it. There are ways to work around this issue (or do the file differently - I was copying the original layout from InDesign) but it still shouldn't be changing the opacity. I tried a JPEG instead and it was fine so it appears to just be PDF files. background transparency.afpub
  6. You rock! Thanks for pointing this out! I never would have thought there was a setting for it.
  7. I just watched it. He explains that vector layers do not constrain by default, but images layers do. But the video doesn't explain why when I select 2 image layers (not vector) it doesn't constrain by default. The underlying question is WHY there is a different behaviour between scaling images, vectors, and multiple images. Unless someone can explain why anyone would want this, it seems just like an arbitrarily made decision. At least if Affinity did it one way, I could get used to it. Consistency is key to efficiently and usability. Expectation as well. None of the above behaviour is how I would expect a professional graphics program to act. First, using shift to NOT constrain is crazy and backwards to pretty much any graphic designer's way of thinking. In fact, Affinity goes against it's own rule on constraining and you can see it in the tutorial when he shows rotation - he's pressing the shift key to constrain the rotation. But as I said, I could get used to it if Affinity picked a way and stuck with it.
  8. But the question is WHY is the default behaviour for 2 objects different from one. In my case, both images are exactly the same kind and size.
  9. AMEN. I get them all the time and half the time the customer asks if I can make a change. More often than not, I can't (using CS6).
  10. I just tried this with a PSD file and it worked exactly like InDesign for me. First draw a rectangle picture frame, then in the contextual toolbar choose the corner to be rounded and set your size. Then go File > Place, choose your graphic and you're done.
  11. This is still a Spotlight Search. Anything using Search in macOS is using Spotlight.
  12. That's confusing to me. Why is it in Shared? Are you still needing the old iPhoto Library? If not, then delete it - problem solved. Spotlight Search should not be looking directly into the iPhoto Library like that. It shouldn't appear as a series of folders but just one file, which makes me think something's wrong. If you can't delete it as I suggested, see if you can add the iPhoto Library to the Privacy tab in Spotlight Settings, or maybe even the entire Shared folder?
  13. 1. I don't know what you mean by "thumbnails folder." 2. If that button is greyed out that means the library is already the system library.
  14. In System Preference, click on Spotlight. Click the Privacy tab. If your Time Machine hard drive is not in that list, add it.
  15. If you mean what I think you mean, you have to tell your system that the Photos Library (and not iPhoto) is now the system photo library. In Photos, open Preferences, and in the General tab, click Use as System Photo Library. Now everywhere in macOS that uses your photo library will use Photos instead of iPhoto.