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  1. As I explained in my previous post, Ctrl+Shift is the Mac version. Whether you can do the Windows RMB+LMB thing with a stylus depends on the buttons available and how configurable they are.
  2. That makes the characters thinner. If you examine the first image in the original post, you should see that the characters in the second row are ‘melted’ versions of the ones in the first row, and as such they’re slightly thicker. Given that a raster version is sufficient here, the suggestion from @Andy05 will probably produce a usable result:
  3. This is by design. Font substitution is temporary: it allows you to work on a document even if one or more fonts are unavailable on your computer, but because it doesn’t replace the original fonts they will appear correctly when the document is loaded on a computer which has those fonts available. For permanent replacement, use the ‘Find & Replace’ feature.
  4. As per the ‘Recommended’ post at the top of this page, data merge is now available in Affinity Publisher. To what does your ‘+1’ refer?
  5. The Affinity apps can ‘understand’ Smart Objects now, so they can use PSD files that include them, but I’m not sure whether a PSD export from Affinity can include layers that Photoshop will treat as Smart Objects. It should be noted that any text in an Affinity document will not be rendered as editable text on export to PSD format.
  6. Ctrl on Windows is equivalent to Cmd on a Mac. Because Macs have an extra modifier key, for the equivalent of pressing the Mac Ctrl key on Windows we have to do that horrible thing with both mouse buttons that @chessboard described.
  7. Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @JennHams. Contrary to many users’ expectations, locking the layer does exactly what you need here: it only prevents you from transforming (i.e. moving, rotating or resizing) the layer, so you can still edit it otherwise. Edit: Sorry, I read your OP too quickly, so I missed the important detail about editing the shape of a vector; you can edit other attributes of a locked layer such as the fill, stroke and filter effects, but you can’t edit the nodes.
  8. This thread is in the ‘Affinity on Desktop Questions’ forum. The Selections Persona is exclusive to Affinity Photo on iPad. In the desktop app you can deselect a ‘marching ants’ selection by using the keyboard shortcut Cmd+D on Mac or Ctrl+D on Windows, or via the ‘Deselect’ command on the Select menu. There’s also a ‘Deselect’ button on toolbar.
  9. There are currently no animation features at all in the Affinity apps, and Serif staff have indicated that they don’t plan to add them any time soon.
  10. You can’t import *.afmacro files via the Library panel, you have to import them via the Macros panel. But you can copy them to the Library from there.
  11. I hope @carl123 has reassured you on that point. The plural form of the filename extension is used for a collection of macros, even if that ‘collection’ contains only one macro. (The iPad version of APh can’t import single macros, so this distinction is more important than it should be.)
  12. To add a macro the the library, click on the ‘Add to Library’ button near the top right-hand corner of the Macro panel. You can only import *.macros files into the Library. For single *.macro files (no ‘s’ at the end of the filename extension) you need to use the Macros panel. I agree that this is not very intuitive!
  13. The marching ants indicate the area within which everything is at least 50% selected. If the selection has soft edges, there will be pixels just inside the ‘marching ants’ boundary that are 51% selected and others just outside the boundary that are 49% selected (and therefore very little visual difference between the two).
  14. WebPlus Photo Galleries are not ‘Smart Objects’ and therefore don’t depend on the (now defunct) SWR service. Adobe Flash is no longer an option for web use but a JavaScript photo gallery should function perfectly well. As I suggested earlier, you should post to CommunityPlus if you wish to discuss this further. Most WebPlus users chose the software for the ability to build web pages without any knowledge of HTML.
  15. Try this one: The above video should make that quite clear, but please don’t hesitate to post back if further clarification is needed! Dropping a dragged layer either next to or directly on top of a thumbnail achieves masking/cropping. Dropping it below the thumbnail puts it below the target layer, so no masking or clipping occurs.
  16. Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Kevin. These forums are dedicated to Serif’s Affinity apps. For help with legacy applications such as WebPlus, please post to the CommunityPlus Forum.
  17. Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @Sarath Varma. There is a known issue with Bebas Neue not showing in the iPad version of Affinity Designer. As a workaround, use Gobold instead.
  18. Draw a few shapes or brush strokes on the canvas in Affinity Designer and then select one or two of them and choose the Crop Tool. The cropping area will only encompass the selected object/s, allowing you to hide part of a shape or crop the ends off individual brush strokes.
  19. Experimenting is a great way to find out all kinds of things! Exports are always clipped to the canvas unless you’ve specified a bleed area. This is very useful if you want to isolate part of an image at predetermined dimensions: create a canvas of the desired size, place the image on the canvas and adjust the size and position of the placed image (while retaining the original aspect ratio) so that the canvas contains the portion you want to keep. You might like to experiment with the Crop Tool. In Affinity Photo the Crop Tool crops the entire canvas but in Affinity Designer it’s
  20. That’s probably doable if you’re not using it for long periods. I usually hold my iPad in my hand; the size of a Wacom One medium tablet, as detailed below, is not hugely greater (and the weight is almost exactly the same). Weight: 447 g (0.99 lbs) Dimensions: 277 x 189 x 8.7mm (10.9 x 7.4 x 0.3 in), without tag and rubber foot Active area: 216 x 135mm (8.5 x 5.3 in)
  21. In terms of active area (which is what really matters, desk space permitting) that’s the same size as the Intuos medium tablet used by the OP. It looks like quite a good choice for a basic tablet.
  22. The default number of sides is 5. In the iPad version of the app you need to draw the polygon first and then set the number of sides to the desired value (12 in your case) instead of specifying the number of sides before you drag out the shape on the canvas. When you create a new polygon, a vertex (i.e. a corner) is at the top. If you want a horizontal edge/side at the top, you need to rotate the object by 180° divided by the number of sides: 180/12 = 15.
  23. Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Anne. Orders placed through the Microsoft Store are tied to your Microsoft account, so there is no need for a product key. Simply log in to the MS Store on any Windows 10 computer that you own or control, and install the app from there. By the way, unless you’re happy to share your billing address with all the visitors to this public forum you might want to remove the image attached to your post. Click on the ellipsis (‘...’) in the top right-hand corner to display a menu which includes ‘Edit’ option.
  24. Strictly speaking, it’s the other way around. The crop icon on the star’s thumbnail tells us that the asset image is cropped to (i.e. masked by) the star shape.
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