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  1. Also I would be really happy if in the near future, maybe in version 2 of photo more creative filters, similar to in Photoshop, would give. I miss it very much and the many free and paid filter programs I find a matter of taste or not as effective as these filters work destructive and you can not change the parameters back or subsequently. Especially you should be easier to use, so without any formula writers, as the filter synthesized textures is the case. Is far too complicated for beginners and too, these textures are always the same and not as coincidentally in Photoshop on the principle, so that the textures always apply to each other.

  2. Hello Ron P.

    Thanks for the answer. Now I know that Affinity Photo is not Adobe Photoshop and that they work slightly differently. But what I noticed and I'm somewhat disturbs that all shades, no matter what attitude I make, and I can therefore not use this tool as well as the dodge tool for specific work, as I am used to photoshop .
    I also use these two tools to create (by a copy of a matching color channel) and correct mask levels. Here it is important that the Burn tool, if I put the attitude on shadows, does not even change the highlights, but what happens in Affinity Photo and not in Photoshop. In Photoshop, the bright shades of 0% -25% are not touched.
    And when I use the highlights setting, Photoshop does not change the dark shades of 75% -100%, in Affinity Photo already.

    I know the various Dodge and Burn techniques very well, since I have been practicing professional image editing for more than 20 years, all with the Adobe products. But in private, I am more working with the products of Affinity and Co, as I can not afford the monthly subscription from Adobe and not ready to pay this and found a very good alternative with the products of Affinity.

  3. Hello Affinity Team,

    Like the Burn Brush Tool, I also found the Dodge Brush Tool that it does not work properly or does not work as I know it from Adobe Photoshop.

    Whether I set up the setting on shadows, midtones or highlights, the set areas will not be brightened, but all the shades are brightened. Depending on which area I agree are not the color ranges selected there are brightened, but manifests here somehow aggressively the tool works, at least it looks like this.

    I'll keep a comparison between Affinity Photo and Adobe Photoshop to illustrate the differences.
    It would be really great when the Didge Brush Tool would work like in Photoshop.

    In this test, I drove five times over the complete course over it to determine which color areas are really touched. All will be set to 100%.

    Dodge Brush Tool Adobe Photoshop.jpg

    Dodge Brush Tool Affinity Photo.jpg

  4. Hello Affinity Team,

    I had just tested the Burn Brush Tool and had to find that it does not work as I know it from Adobe Photoshop.
    What I mean by that is that in this tool yes the possibility has the areas of shadows, midtones and the lights to choose. But when I used a course as a test, I had to realize that the tool always worked completely, which is not allowed to be.

    If I set up the shadow setting, only the dark shades should actually be reinforced.
    For middle tones the middle and highlights only the bright shades.

    Then I did the same test in Photoshop and there worked as I am used to.

    I hang two pictures for comparison.
    So that you can do this test yourself, here my approach:

    1. Create black and white history.
    2. Select the Burn Brush Tool and select the depths.
    3. Draw this setting up to five times over the entire course of the entire course.

    I also conducted this process for the Midtones and highlights.

    It would be great if you revised the functions again, so you get the same results as in Photoshop.

    Affinity Photo Burn.jpg

    Photoshop Burn.jpg

  5. Hello Affinity Team,

    You might be able to add a few more features, corrections and tools in the "refine" function:

    1. A tool that has the opportunity to make the jobs where no changes should be made. If you have created a selection and now the refinite option opens, all edges are automatically corrected, whereby areas are also changed, these should not be changed. For this reason, such a tool would be useful.

    2. A brush as in masking mode, with which I can correct the mask without edge detection the mask, especially the difficult points where the automatic is failed because of too little contrast difference (color difference of 0% - 5%) because it fail the existing tools "Background mask "," foreground "and" background ".

    3. A controller for the contrast detection, with which one can be enhanced on the places where the edge of the automatic is not well recognized is being enhanced.

    4. In addition, the function new level with mask would have to be revised again, because here will be automatically inserted everywhere around the selection of color areas to get a clean masking and exemption of the object.
    Mostly it fits, but in places with very fine details and exemptions arise very unsightly areas, these are not created under the mask, but in visible areas and the fine details on the edge destroyed.

    1_Starting picture.JPG

    2_Before opening refining.JPG

    3_After opening refining.JPG

    4_Before refine and new level with mask.JPG

    5_After refine and new level with mask.JPG

  6. Hello,

    I do not know if it lies on my iPad, but I can be any numerical entries in the fields to sizes for lines and accurate sizes for the objects. Whether now with the Apple pen as well as by finger. Each time the value jumps back to the old value. Only through the sliders can be changed with me the information. Use an iPad 2020, which I had only recently purchased. App and operating system are up to date. Have read that a similar problem is also available in the desktop version.

  7. Hello,
    thank you for your answer. Of course I know that Designer is not a layout program. But in the desktop version there is this function and now I was looking for it in the tablet version.

    As long as I don't have Publisher available on the tablet, but want to create layouts, I use Designer as an alternative. Am actually a PC user and do not have a Mac. Want to be able to open my files on the PC as well and not work on the tablet with another layout program whose files I end up not being able to open on the PC.

    Bought an iPad just to be able to work with Affinity products on the go. A laptop is too bulky for me and would then also have to take a graphics tablet in addition. Use mainly a graphics tablet for operation.

    Have now saved me in the assets several text frames with different length texts, so I do not have to search for it every time online.

    Hopefully there will be publishers for the tablet soon.

  8. Hello Mr. Connor,
    thank you for the quick reply.

    Yes, on the desktop version I know all the different functions to be able to create color palettes. Have been using all the programs for quite a while and know my way around quite well.

    But since about two weeks I have now also acquired an iPad and therefore also Designer and Photo. But unfortunately these functions are not available there and so it's a real hassle to get all my color palettes onto the ipad. It would be really helpful if there would be the same functions on the ipad version.

    I've also found that some of the features that I use a lot on the desktop version are not available on the tablet version, which limits my design work.

  9. Hello,
    who can tell me where I can find the command "Create palette from document"?

    It's bad enough that I can't import and export color palettes in the tablet version to use all my palettes on the tablet as well.

    So I went to the trouble of creating all my palettes on multiple pages as color swatches, with the hope of using the above command to quickly create my color palettes.

    But I can't find this command. Where is this command hidden?
    Or is this command also not available?

    Not even the command with the color pipette and pressed Apple key works to be able to add by clicking the color field immediately in the new created color palette. This is another function that I often use in the desktop version.

  10. Hello, can someone tell me where is the placeholder text command in the iPad version?

    Could not find it. Or is this the next function that does not exist in the iPad version?

    Had to create an extra file for me now where a placeholder text is located so I have one.

    Actually assumed there was no difference between the desktop and tablet versions. But now I unfortunately had to find out that the tablet version is only a slimmed down version and that there are some features not there, which I use quite often in the desktop version.

  11. Hello,
    could you please add the hyphenation feature in Designer as well?
    Sure, I can also work manually or even right away with Publisher, but if there are already the many options for typography in Designer, it is also helpful to have the automatic hyphenation function in it.
    I would also like to have it in the iPad version, since there is unfortunately no Publisher for the iPad yet, I use Designer for typographic work.

    I'm used to typographical work in graphics programs through AI, when I need to quickly create a few flyers, app designs or similar things.

  12. Hello,
    In the desktop programmes I have the possibility to switch my open file back and forth via the command "edit in Affinity Photo" or "edit in Affinity Designer" in order to be able to carry out certain work.
    Is this function also available in the iPad apps?
    I use this function quite often and would also like to be able to use this on my iPad. But I could not find this function.

  13. Hello,
    I would like to ask if it would be possible to improve the modelling function, which can be found under the pencil tool.

    I find this function really practical, but there are a few small things that bother me a bit.

    1. no matter how hard I try, although I bring the two end points exactly over each other when drawing, the shape is not closed. Could one perhaps add a kind of tolerance range here, which one can also determine oneself, in which the two end points automatically attract each other and the object is closed?

    If you cannot draw a shape in one go and you have to draw it in small sections, you are always forced to continue drawing from one of the two end points so that it remains a line.
    Unfortunately, what doesn't work is that I can't connect two lines with this function. This is possible in AI and I find it much more comfortable.
    Here I can use this function to start a second line at a different point on the work surface and then draw the line to the end point of the line to which it is to be connected and when the two end points meet, they are connected to form a node. Could this function perhaps also be added to AD? That would certainly make it easier for many to work with the pencil tool.

  14. Thanks for the answer,

    I tried it right away, but unfortunately nothing happened.
    If I hold down on one of the brushes, a menu appears in which I can then click on Edit. But these are the normal settings for the brush.

    Is it possible that there are different versions of the apps?

    I use an iPad 8th generation 2020 and not an iPad Pro or iPad Air.
    Maybe some functions have not been intigrated on the normal iPads because they are perhaps weaker in terms of performance.

  15. Hello,
    I recently got an iPad and immediately bought both Affinity programs so that I can also create my creative ideas on the go.

    The operation is in contrast to the desktop version but quite different on the iPad and I do not find all the settings options as I know them from the desktop version. Among them would be, for example, the possibility of the blend mode for the brushes.

    Where do I find this?
    Or is it not possible on the iPad to be able to set this in advance?

    At the moment I create groups to which I then apply the desired blending mode. Otherwise I am forced to first draw all strokes, select all in the layer palette and then subsequently assign the desired blend mode.

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  16. Hello Affinity Team,

    I recently purchased an iPad and wanted to transfer all my color palettes that I have in my desktop version to the programs on the iPad.

    But now I had to find out that it is not possible at all to import and export color palettes. This is a great disappointment, because the many color palettes I created, including many very complex gradients and special colors such as HKS, are very important to me for the design and had cost me several days of work.

    Please add these functions to import and export color palettes in the iPad versions.

  17. I had recently asked in the forum under feature requests and suggestions if it might be possible to add the live filters that you have in Affinity Photo to Designer, so you don't have to switch between Designer and Photo every time.
    So far almost all live filters from Photo can be changed later in Designer. But unfortunately there was no answer if it would be possible.

    Until then, unfortunately, you have to use the more cumbersome way, as I had shown in the video. Or you can do it the way Jowday described.

    I created several brushes with noise effect in Photo and then added them in Designer under Pixel Persona.

  18. As a further alternative to get more noise, I would use it with "File / Edit in Affinity Photo". There you then select your object, what should get the noise effect and would then use the live filter "Add noise".
    Then you go back in the same way in Designer, ie "File / Edit in Affinity Designer".
    The live filter can then also be used subsequently in Designer and transferred to other objects.

  19. Hello,
    I have just encountered a problem with the display of a placed Designer file.

    1. zoomed in to the place where the graphic should be placed.
    2. designer file inserted into the document via place.
    3. rotated graphic, resized it and used vector crop tool to reduce the free space, since the Minimum Content or Maximum Content command will crop part of the shadow in the graphic.
    4. zoomed out again. Graphic is suddenly displayed incorrectly in the frame.
    5. when I zoom in again, the graphic is displayed correctly again.

  20. I just opened the current Photoshop and executed the described commands.

    That by the command Control + I the selection reverses is also not in Photoshop the case, but also only with Control + Shift + I possible.

    The command Control + I is the command Invert, so from positive to negative. The commands are the same in both programs in the current version.

    And I don't remember that you could use the Control + I command to invert the selection, and I've known Photoshop since version 4.

    But if it is so important that you want the command to be different, then you have to change it manually in the keyboard shortcut settings.

    The Invert command (control + I) is under Layers and the Invert Pixel Selection command (control + Shift + I) is under Select.

    Regarding the inaccuracy in selecting is almost identical in both programs. Also got a mismatch in Photoshop when I inverted the selection.

    I found another problem for this with the quick selection tool. I reported this error in the forum last night and even attached two videos.

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