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  1. That's it. Thanks! Here's what my Layers panel is locked at - again, the only way I can expand it slightly is to add another panel in the same group, then open that panel.
  2. Latest version of Photo. Every time I open a doc, Layer panel cannot be expanded vertically. Horizontal works, but the panel is stuck with half of one layer showing. The only way I get this to work is by clicking on the "Stock" panel sitting aside it, but that only opens it as tall as the Unsplash panel. Second, PNG no transparency??? I come from Photoshop, where I can clearly see the transparency checkbox on export. Photo has nothing like that, unless I'm not seeing it. PNG has transparency, I can see all the layers, but my export background is not transparent. Just checked Designer and Publisher, wanted to make sure I'm not doing something wrong, layers panel is adjustable vertically and horizontally in both.
  3. I have a niece who would benefit far more from using your software. Am I permitted to give her my Designer, Photo and Publisher codes?
  4. After looking at both videos, I'm guessing my problem is I didn't pay for the Pro version of Designer - my UI doesn't match what either of you are using. Here is the bottom of my Layers panel. UPDATE ### Just realized, between topics and videos, everyone is using different software, probably different versions. @GarryP your video was helpful to a degree and I appreciate the time you took to process and post it, but from the beginning I was lost - I had no idea how to embed. I rode a train, not knowing what train I was on or where it was going. I opened Illustrator minutes after I posted this comment the first time; maybe less than 10 minutes ago and finished the project using a Perspective Grid that fast. So I appreciate all the input, as disjointed as it was, but overall my fault for not going to Illustrator from the beginning - would have saved 3 people a lot of time.
  5. This only gets better, I still have questions - in the video @0:20, he clicks on a feature that doesn't exist in my v1.8.3. How old is this video, or do I have to enable that "Separated Mode?"
  6. Yup. If I knew how to use it, I probably would have. Thanks. The problem with the Perspective tool in my case, it doesn't keep the vector logo editable. To achieve what you did, and again I'm obviously not as familiar with the tool as you are, is to rasterize whatever element I add to that flattened section, then merge. I don't see anything non-destructible about it.
  7. Client asked me to (photochop) his logo onto the front of his building, making it appear as real signage. I tried Photoshop's Vanishing Point filter, which was an unholy mess as with quite a few PS tools, only sometimes it worked. When it did work, it worked well - I drag out a perspective grid along the wall, which was photographed at an angle, paste the logo into that perspective and drag it into place. Only downside, I couldn't edit the logo once it was placed. Tried the same thing in Photo using Live Projection - the grid placement was far more intuitive and easier to use. The bad, and really bad, I drag out the grid just as in PS, along the wall, place the logo, render the image, and the logo is stretched all along the length of the grid. So, is there no way, like in PS, to place the logo within the grid without the logo becoming the grid?
  8. I like what they're doing with the 3 products, but aside from the isometric functionality, which I hate in Illustrator, I realize it will be quite a while before I can dump Illustrator - in this case the Illustrator Reflect tool just gets it done with no dragging, transforming, flipping and whatever else needs to be done. Just way too much to do so little IMO.
  9. I really appreciate your input, but I'm just not getting transform handles no matter what combination of key presses I make. I can rotate and move, but not transform like you did. No biggie as I went through the process @Alfred suggested. Took a bit longer and IMO was kinda clunky, but it worked.
  10. Nope, all I get is move (four arrows) when using only the point transform tool. Maybe this is a Windows only defect?
  11. What tool are you using to drag after you use the point transform tool to set point of origin?
  12. @PixelPest yeah I was aware of that procedure however I don't see it being practical in the situation I posted above.
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