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  1. @firstdefence Thank you so much! I was so sure I've tried it before and it didn't work... tried it again and it worked perfectly. Feel stupid now, but thanks!
  2. Hi everyone! In this file, so far I have been "drawing" the dragon using a layer mask. Now that the actual content is all on the layer mask, I wanted to edit the layer mask in a sort of non-destructive way. I wanted to add flowers and all kinds of patterns to the area outside of the dragon, but wasn't sure how to do that without having them all on the same layer mask. I don't want them on the same layer mask because in case I end up not liking the flowers and stuff, I'd have to retrace the whole outline of the dragon. Then I thought of the great erase blend mode and wanted to use an erase layer to clear out flower patterns in the blue paint but instead it erases the vase under it as well. Is my approach completely wrong? How should I proceed with what I have with as little extra work as possible? Is what I want to do possible in AP or should I make a feature request? vase_mouse_painting.afphoto
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    Hi Chris, afaik the downloads contain all languages and while auto detect might set your language as Japanese at first, you should be able to change the settings inside the programs later. I'm in Germany and have set both the Affinity websites and the programs to English without any problems. Of course I can't say for sure about Japan, but I don't think they'd treat one country so differently. If I can set my Affinity language to Japanese, I'm sure it's also possible vice versa. Why not just download the trial and see for yourself?
  4. Whenever I want to make a fill on a new layer, I am forced to go to the layer that provides the colors I want to sample from, make a selection there, then go back to my empty layer and then color the selection. This is kind of a lot of work for a fairly basic functionality that is crucial for coloring line art, where you have to create lots of separate color layers. I know painting is not your priority, but from another point of view, seeing how you like to advertise this non-destructive workflow (which I LOVE btw!), I do not see much use for a tool that is only able to realize its full potential (namely edge detection with tolerance) when it is allowed to overwrite your base layer.
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    How was it blocked exactly? It's probably not new to you, but have you tried installing from an installer from their download page? Because their official installer download page for CS6 programs is still up, saying you should still have access to those programs as long as you have the serial number: https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/cs6-product-downloads.html I'm not very knowledgeable about Adobe stuff but hope I could help
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    Hi everyone! I'm Conny and I study Games Engineering. Since it's an IT field, we don't get any student discounts on art programs even though many of us are artistic people. Just recently came across the Affinity products and wanted to say how greatful I am to you for providing such wonderful software at a price even students can afford! Great thank you to the Affinity Team! Got myself Affinity Photo for now and love it.
  7. It's still such a simple file, but when I select those two top ellipses and the small lines on the sides in the barrel layer and use any boolean operation, CPU, memory and disk usage go up like crazy, everything starts lagging and I have to kill the program with the task manager. barrel.afdesign