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  1. Thanks. I'll give the program to a friend who uses Photoshop. The program is here: https://dealjumbo.com/downloads/photoshop-watercolor-creator/ I will look for some watercolour videos on YouTube. Maybe I can find an effect I like and figure out how to do it in Affinity Photo. I've seen the watercolour effect in other programs but haven't liked any as much as I saw in the examples for this program. Nancy
  2. I bought a psd file--Watercolor Creator--to make my photos look like watercolours. It was for Photoshop but since Affinity opens PSD files I thought it would work. Once I downloaded it and got the instructions, I saw that it is based on a Smart Object. I've been playing around with it trying to make it work in Affinity Photo on a PC but haven't been successful. Is there anything I can do to make this work? Thanks for your help, Nancy
  3. That's good to know. If I want to be able to change the colour, I have to create the brush as an Intensity brush. If I want to save the colours in the original file, I have to create an image brush. Or create one of each when creating brushes. Lots of features, and lots of practice needed. Thank you. Nancy
  4. I was just playing around with my first brush and I don't seem to be able to change the colour. Is this possible, or am I stuck with the colour I saved it at? Nancy
  5. Thanks Lee. That's perfect. Changing the hardness didn't seem to make any difference. To get a soft edge I had to make it soft on the png file before I saved it. Should the hardness setting make any difference in this type of file?
  6. I'm taking an online course and instructions are given for Photoshop, so I've had to figure out how to do the same things in Affinity Photo. Most of the time it is easy, but I'm having trouble with the custom brushes. I want to take part of a photo and make it into a brush, so I've figured out that I have to use "New Image Brush". It only seems to work with png files, so I am opening a photo, selecting the part I want and exporting it as a png file. Then opening the Panel Preferences and selecting "New Image Brush" and opening the png file that I saved. Even though my png file was 718 px square, the brush is only 64 px. This all seems like a very clunky way to do it--is there an easier way? And how can I get a brush that has definition at larger sizes? Thank you, Nancy
  7. Thanks for this link. Can I import these shapes individually into AP in some way? Are they like fonts? I opened the file and they are all on the same page. I haven't seen this type of file before. Thank you, Nancy
  8. That's good to know. It's not something I need, or even use often. I just keep discovering new features in AP and so I thought I'd ask in case they were there and I hadn't come across them yet. The flexibility of the shapes that are provided does allow for a lot of creativity. Nancy
  9. Thank you. That's what I was afraid of. Maybe that feature will be added in the future. Nancy
  10. Thank you. It's a great video and I have played with these shapes--although not as artistically as the video-maker. In Photoshop there are animals, flowers, nature, and a lot of design elements that would be very difficult to create myself, and that is what I was looking for. If I manage to make a shape that I like, would I just save it as an afphoto file so that I could still manipulate it, and then bring it into a document when I wanted to use it? It sounds as if this would be able to be saved as an asset in Designer, but not in Photo. Cheers, Nancy
  11. In Affinity Photo the Shapes tool, which is beside the Type tool, only has 21 geometric shapes. Are there more hidden away somewhere? Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements, have several categories of shapes that can be accessed, and so I am wondering if I just haven't discovered them in AP. They can be very useful. Thank you, Nancy
  12. Thank you. I never would have thought about that. In fact, I can't understand why I would have put a feather value in the rectangular marquee. I had one other strange setting that baffled me for quite a while too, and I wondered if there was any way that an upgrade would have changed my settings. On my paint brush, the "Wet edges" box was checked and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done that, since I didn't know what that meant. I've been painting on a mask with 'wet edges' checked and having to go over the strokes 2-3 times to make them solid. It's always good to learn something new! Nancy Canada
  13. I am running Affinity Photo 1.6.4.104 on Windows 10. Recently I have noticed that when I use the rectangular marquee selection tool, it draws a rectangle but when I release the mouse, it changes to an ellipse. I'm sure it didn't do this at one time and am wondering if an upgrade has caused this. The Elliptical marquee tool also forms an ellipse, so they aren't somehow reversed. Has anyone had this problem too, and is there a cure for it? Thanks, Nancy
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