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Michael Tronn

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  1. Even on this version, when I open the APP, it gives me what I want, the blank slate where I can just add shapes and immediately work on. It's only when I start a new file after I have AD open that this window pops up. That's why it's giving me a pain... I just want it to be the same always
  2. I would like to just have a blank black field without that, as older versions did.
  3. When I start up AD, I get a blank field, as in older versions, which I like and which is what I want. BUT, once AD is open and I start a new file, I get the preset window pop-up, which I find very annoying. Is there a way of stopping this window from popping up please? Thanks. There are SS below showing what I want and what I do not want.
  4. Hello I am looking to hire a teacher or tutor to master Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher. I have a big project that I need to use these tools for. My email is michael@michaeltronn.com Thank you very much!
  5. Hi! I am making artwork that has many layers. When I am creating in AD on my MacBook Pro with 8 GB RAM, AD is slowing down and getting glitchy, choppy and has crashed once lately. As I am doing lots of illustration work, would having a computer with more RAM enable AD to NOT slow down? I see that my system requirements meet what is listed but I do not what AD to have these issues when I am working. Do you have any thoughts about optimizing the way I am using AD and or have any thoughts about what hardware is best for professional grade work? Thank you!
  6. Hi! I am making artwork that has many layers. When I am creating in AD on my MacBook Pro with 8 GB RAM, AD is slowing down and getting glitchy, choppy and has crashed once lately. As I am doing lots of illustration work, would having a computer with more RAM enable AD to NOT slow down? I see that my system requirements meet what is listed but I do not what AD to have these issues when I am working. Do you have any thoughts about optimizing the way I am using AD and or have any thoughts about what hardware is best for professional grade work? Thank you!
  7. For the life of me I cannot find the Document Menu in Affinity Designer, where is it please? I want to flatten several layers but I want to keep them as a vector so they do not get pixelated as they are enlarged. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
  8. Hi! I have created a cartoon character that I want to use and reuse many times. It is made in about 20 layers. I would like to "flatten" all the layers into one so that I can replicate it many times without having it be such a heavy file. I cannot find any videos on Serif or online to tell me how to do this. PLEASE HELP! THANKS!
  9. Do you know how to get the rainbow feature back in "styles" in version 8 please?
  10. And by any chance do you know how to get the rainbow feature back in "styles" in version 8 please?
  11. It didn't work. 🤔 I'm on a MAC. Any further ideas please?
  12. I tried a new file and the problem persists. I don't see save preview with files in preferences at all. Would you please tell me where to find that specifically?
  13. Some of my icons are showing up as the AD logo while others are showing the artwork I made in AD. Is this a setting issue? I would like all files to show my artwork. How can I fix this please?
  14. Some of my icons are showing up as the AD logo while others are showing the artwork I made in AD. Is this a setting issue? I would like all files to show my artwork. How can I fix this please?
  15. Thanks! YES!! Time Machine is the fix we all need! I have it too! Hopefully, everyone else has it as well.
  16. Hello, while I sing the praises about how superior AD is to Ai often and champion Serif and Affinity, I am very disappointed by the update, which it seems is loaded with problems, particularly snapping, the loss of snapping icons, and the loss of speed. I don't see what has been gained, but what has been lost is unquestionable. So, while you all work the bugs out, please tell me there is a way of simply reverting back to the prior and seemingly superior version that worked so near perfectly, has the snapping readily available on top, and is not slowed down? And if you don't cur
  17. Thank you. It seems I have to gain a better understanding of clipping and layers. I will review in the book. However, in the SS below, I was able to replicate the effect I am after, though in the layers panel the formula for the original red ball is one way, and the way I replicated it in the pink ball is different. This I do not understand. I welcome your thoughts. Thanks.
  18. Thank you. I too tried that before but then the reflection created by the white ellipse does not go to the very top of the red ball because of the gaugasian blur levels indicated in the book. Here are some screenshots. On pg 111 in the book, the white part goes to the top edge of the ball. I am following the instructions exactly as they are in the book, yet it is not giving me the same result as shown. Here are some screenshots of the issue. Obviously I've not shaded the ball, am only working on the shine so far. Thanks for your help! ellipse-nesting.afdesign
  19. Thanks but that addresses the Inner Glow, which I'm not having an issue with. I would LOVE to know how to avoid the issue I described with the glow layers interfering with the balls in the rows behind the front one. Can you help me please?
  20. I am following the instructions on the workbook on pg 110. I am able to create the glow and shadow but I do not understand how to eliminate the extra part of the white glow that is not used to make the shine atop the ball. As a result when I try to replicate this illustration, all of the excess white "balls" interfere with the rows of pool balls. I have tried all of the boolean tools but none have privided a solution. I have also tried doing this by moving the white glow in the layers panel, but I cannot replicate mine to the way the screenshot here from yours shows. My white e
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