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  1. After reading this thread I only just realised the original date of this: 2016! So let me add my 2 Euro-Cents to this topic,I usually use every tool in my belt to adjust transparency of my layers in my compositions. By multiplying channels, locally dodging, burning, making an outline and blurring it - then expanding by gradation-curves and subtract the result from my original channel, and so on. Also, I often need to go back and dodge or burn one nasty part of this mask, AFTER I have imported it in my layout (Indesign/Publisher) I have not made the jump from PS yet, but I purchased Photo and looking forward to switching. I have not had the time to fully test all my workflows in it. Disclaimer: Used Photoshop since 2.0 - that's before Layers so I learned to appreciate the use of channels, and I mean painting through selections on top of channels which I would then use as the final selection... So, yeah pixel-selections ARE alpha-channels ARE grey-scale images which you have to be able to manipulate as that. And no: Painting does not do the same to an alpha-channel as dodge or burn. In this Screen-grab of Photoshop I tried to tighten the mask with dodge or burn and remove the gaps – maybe someone can post an example with hair... Bildschirmaufnahme 2019-05-07 um 12.48.56.mp4
  2. I am also hoping for a feature to "manage" different (saveable) display-layouts of my workspace/panels. Please, Affinity!
  3. @Fixx Hey, another one still on System 7? What's this little system extension for the aqua-menubar and the six-colour-apple?
  4. I'm sorry, but while it's true that these both words exist in german, that does not mean they are used for the same thing. If you talk to someone (german) in the printing-industry they will all tell you that the correct way to spell the name of the printing-plate as Cyan. That's technical language. I'm reminded of CorelDRAW! which confused us when they used "Aquamarin" instead of Cyan, back in the old days... As of now, all usual suspects in this app-landscape (adobe/quark/corel...) use the term "Cyan" as german translation. See german Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK-Farbmodell or: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyan#Cyan_als_Grundfarbe_im_Vierfarbdruck
  5. 1+ calculations in input-fields are always handy. But it would be also fine to be able to do this with mixed units.
  6. (I found no other posting to collect all the possible localisation issues in photo, so I start a new one) German: "Cyan", not "Zyan" the color "Cyan" as in the "Selektive Farbkorrektur" or selective color correction is wrongly translated to "Zyan". I checked and it is also in the 1.6 release.
  7. Please consider comparing it to Illustrators behaviour, where you can add multiple effects, outlines, appearance-options (even offset-functions) to ONE object and also are able to define the order in which they are applied. Indesign, for example, is different here, as it only allows strokes on the frame, but allows effects (shadow, glow, transparency,...) on both the frame AND the picture in it. This, of course, was never consistent and I would welcome it if Affinity came up with a better cross-app-solution. But, to be clear, I don't think either ID and AI are the one right way to go – they are tailored to solve their specific tasks: What I like about InDesign's way is that it's what you usually want for fast lay-outing: Divide the page into a system of blocks of text/image/color-frames, and later fill in whatever text or images you get from the copywriter or photographer for that specific page. Illustrator's stackable appearance system goes way deeper than strokes, as you can stack multiple shadows over each other (including step and repeat operations!) just for ONE shape.
  8. woefi

    Affinity Equivalent to Adobe PS Smart Objects?

    I hope this will be added someway or the other. So maybe Photo will get a bit of the feature-set of Publisher (-> Linked Images), as most affinity-apps share some engine-parts anyway ...
  9. I too use adobes "Smart Objects"in PS. I use it to combine photos – as layers for placed images, which I want to have stored unchanged–plus the overlying modifications, so I can duplicate this Layer to another PSD or simply change the source-image and the same modifications are applied to this new image. I'm talking about heavily layered compositions. As I'm still using CS5, I was not aware you could by now use RAW-files as source-images … What I'm still dreaming of was always Macromedia xRes (an old mac-app from 1997) which allows to combine different images resolution independent ...
  10. While we're talking about the ellipsis – by default in MacOS these should be surrounded by spaces. and also Wikiipedia: The Oxford Style Guide recommends setting the ellipsis as a single character (…) or as a series of three (narrow) spaced dots (. . .), and surrounding it by spaces.
  11. I recently did some testing of publisher by making a brochure with a lot of text. I noticed some weird behaviour when moving around in my document using my apple magic (touch) mouse: the linespacing changed suddenly and another time the text size increased as if by ghost hands... I researched and found there is a (some might say) *neat* feature to change values of input fields by just hovering above and scrolling the "mouse-wheel" – but this sometimes also happens when my mouse-pointer is somewhere else. Although it may be an interesting idea, I consider it a bad implementation, and in some cases it's also buggy. Sometimes it interferes with scrolling inside a panel (like a webpage containing an annoying iframe...). Increasing line-spacing of text that has already gotten a paragraph-style just by accidentally scrolling over the input field is not good. Maybe this is a good feature in AfDesigner, where you do much less text and have to experiment with it, e.g. logo-design, but not for type-setting large amounts of text in explicit defined typography.
  12. I tried to replicate this behaviour, as I also think this is very important. As I just see – you are using the windows version. If someone from the team reviews this, I can tell you: I'm on a mac and here this does NOT happen in any affinity-app (beta or regular).
  13. Hi! As many of us, I'm used to the UI of adobe – although we may not like every behaviour – much of it has proven to be at least consistent and practical. I encourage the affinity-team to experiment and try new ideas for a workflow optimised UI that's fun and easy to use – it does not have to stay the way adobe settled. But what I'm essentially missing is a way to keep all the _different_ panels arrangements I need per usage - so called "Workspaces" in adobes parlance: Maybe that is what the "Personas" are for, which is an interesting approach, but I use workspaces to quickly fill my screenS(!) with all the relevant panels and to close the not relevant ones for the job I'm doing right now. It's not always just "Exporting" and "Drawing" like the personas allow me to use – sometimes I need e.g "Screendesign", "Typesetting"or "27 + 21,5inch Monitor maximized" "13inch Laptop minimal" (I'm speaking of the separated mode, of course) Second use-case is to be able to move my Workspaces to a different computer or a new system-installation. I already have to arrange the panels on the 3 Affinity-Apps times 2 (beta) on three machines (3*2*3=18) which is not fun to keep just roughly synchronised... Is there a way to manually get the .plist-file and put it on the new machine, I'm not sure where the panel-positions are stored.
  14. Well, this feature "looks" like the already familiar, very useful feature from old Indesign CS5 "Add Unnamed Colors": https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/swatches.html It does nearly the same, but just not quite right (e.g. slightly, but consistently wrong colors / not applied to original object) so that it's completely useless to me. (read: Yes, I will not use this at all.) And given that the awesome Affinity team already spent as much time implementing it to this level – it'd be a shame for them to stop 2 meters in front if the finish line and call it a day.
  15. sure, but what's the more likely use-case for a dtp-app? You don't want to lose oversight of your assets. A (pre-defined) simple set of project related color-swatches being a part of it -besides linked Images and consistent typography.