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Everything posted by cseeman

  1. Text in Shape doesn't seem to work- Affinity Photo Mac Watched a demo of Affinity Photo on Windows and it shows that when hovering the Frame Text Tool over a shape it changes to a pentagon and one can type in the shape. Trying to do that with Affinity Photo 1.6.7 on Mac (High Sierra), the Frame Text Tool remains square or becomes a crosshair and in either case, typing in the shape replaces it with a Frame. Is this a difference between Mac and Windows version? Is this a bug in the Mac version? Might I be doing something wrong? Attached is what I saw from a Windows Affinity Photo user. but what I see on Mac
  2. So at least that confirms you see the same behavior on Windows. So there's no text in shape. Currently, I create a text layer and group them.
  3. Perhaps what's needed is an Affinity Photo Resource Guide. A listing of all online and in print training and who it's geared for. An absolute beginner would know where to go, what's worth paying for. Also a list of free resources which range from Affinity's on YouTube tutorials to the several YouTube channels posting tutorials. I do think there's a need for "jargon-free" training for the beginner that doesn't assume one has any prior experience with this or other company's paint programs. When a newbie hears the term "unsharp mask" they need to reach for the Babel Fish. Sometimes you need to know what's not there as well. I spend half a day looking for "Type on Path" only to finally be told while it's in Designer and even the beta of Publisher, it doesn't exist in Photo (yet?).
  4. Is it possible to have Text On Path in Affinity Photo? I know it's possible in Affinity Designer but I can't seem to do it in Affinity Photo. I tried creating a Path with the Pen Tool and then using the Artistic Text Tool and typing but can't get it to follow the path.
  5. Thanks. Time to make a feature request I guess.
  6. Using Affinity Photo > Help > Affinity Photo Help searching Preferences shows No Results There may well be other portions broken as well.
  7. Affinity Photo: How to Reset Color Swatches Palette to default? In Swatches Affinity Color Palette Gray I've added Swatches. After doing that I don't seem to see a way to reset it back to the default Grey Swatches. How would I do that?
  8. Confirmed Search Help for Preferences broken on Mac. They're there. Search for Preferences doesn't find them though.
  9. Affinity Photo please include a dedicated Preferences section in Help. I did a search for Preferences in the Help Menu and in Affinity Photo Help document and nothing matches.
  10. I found it in the Mac Help. It doesn't show in Search though. Search itself works. Preferences or anything related doesn't show in Search though.
  11. Interesting. I do see it in the web based version. In the Mac version under Help > Affinity Photo Help. Nothing (no results)
  12. Affinity Photo Reset individual included Swatches to Default. For example one may want to reset Greys or Colors or Gradients to default after adding those that you no longer need.
  13. Strange how I can't search this in the Help. I thought it might be in Preferences but searching for Preferences doesn't show anything at all.
  14. I badly need to create charts for marketing and sales documents. Sans that, I have to keep using Apple Pages. For me it's mission critical. Probably the best way to implement would be to create a Table and then offer means to translate into various bar or pie charts.
  15. It would be good to have a built in Charts and Graphs tool that would convert Table entry into such forms. Apple Pages has such feature for example.
  16. Going through the tutorials it seems there's nothing specific to the many ways to white balance an image. While there are tutorials on aspects of color, it would be great to have a tutorial on white balance specifically, It might include photos that have white objects as well as those that don't and require the use of flesh tones or maybe "memory" colors.
  17. How to crop an image on a selected layer - Affinity Photo v1.3.4? It seems the Crop Tool is a global function. How would I accurately crop an image in a selected layer?
  18. Thanks for including those details. BTW what I do these days is use the shape tool (rectangle, etc) and draw an object (usually a rectangle but it depends...) and use it as a mask by adding it to the layer I want to crop. It's non destructive that way.
  19. @MEB to be complete you may want to explain how to rasterise the layer.
  20. How do I find this on Apple TV (new 4th generation). Do you have an app or...?
  21. Gradient Fill Text top to bottom? - Affinity Photo Add text layer and type and select text. Select Fill from the context tool bar and select Gradient. There does not seem to be a way to have Gradient go from top to bottom or bottom to type with Context tool bar. BTW I know Effects > Gradient Overlay has Angle when you open up expanded options with the Gear but I'd think it would be possible using Fill and then Gradient in the Context menu.