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  1. Thanks. As Chris/QA notes, this behavior is by design. That's disappointing, One of the things I love about the Affinity products is how intuitive they are. I actually bought the books but never use them. After watching the tutorials, I can pretty much figure out how to do anything I want. At the least, this behavior should be clearly documented. It's very confusing and sure looks like a bug (IMHO).
  2. OK, an .afphoto file is attached. I simply added a Perspective layer to 'stretch' the top of the image. You can use the "Inpainting Brush Tool" to easily see the mis-alignment. 004.afphoto
  3. Well, thanks but I don't have any duplicated layers -- shifted or otherwise. I do have 'Perspective' and 'Lens Distortion' adjustment layers. It's almost like the selection applies to one layer and adjustment (i.e. darkening) to another. So weird. To be honest, I don't really care at the moment what's happening or the root cause. If anyone has any tips or a pointer on how to "hide" something (i.e. my reflected image in the glass), that would be great. BTW -- I have read the "Selection Brush Tool" section of Help and watched several of the tutorial videos looking for some way to select/mask/hide an image area, I haven't found anything yet. Although I've completely switched from Adobe to Affinity Publisher/Photo/Designer, there are a few cases where Adobe Lightroom is simpler to use. I think this is one.
  4. Problem (Affinity Photo): the Adjustment Layer changes are offset from the selected area. I'm trying to darken my reflection in a window so selected the area with the 'Selection Brush Tool' and then created a 'Brightness/Contrast' adjustment layer to darken my reflection. As (I hope) you can see in the attached screen-shot, the shape of the adjustment is identical to the selected area but is offset to the right and down. This is totally repeatable. Same behavior with other adjustment layers (e.g. HSL). I suppose it's something I'm doing wrong but hard to imagine what/how. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks, Doug
  5. Thanks for the suggestion. I have a workaround (from my post to the 'help' forum) I think this feature would be useful so opened a request.
  6. Request: provide a way to export and import curves. Use case: now that photographers and illustrators can print high-res digital negatives, creating "alternative photography" prints (e.g. platinum/palladium, cyanotype, Ziatype, etc.) has become much easier and affordable and popular. Printing the digital negatives requires a curves adjustment (different for each 'alternative') that is tricky to create but then fairly standard so easily shared. See, for example, http://www.alternativephotography.com/curve-corner-photoshop-curves/ https://www.photo-historica.com/digitalnegatives It would be great if the Affinity Photo community could share curves also! Actually, it would be great if the Affinity community could share adjustments in general for all products/platforms but starting with curves would be great!
  7. How do I export and import adjustments? For example, I've created a 'curves adjustment' in Photo for Ziatype printing and would like to share it with other others. I use Photo, Designer and Publisher and would like to share adjustments for all three. Thanks, Doug
  8. I'm trying to publish a paperback book on Amazon/KDP using Affinity Publisher. The problem is that half of the pages are missing when previewed on KDP. Per the KDP instructions, I created the AP document with "facing pages" layout (so margins and gutters are OK). My AP book contains 76 pages but the exported PDF only contains 39 pages. Page 1 in the PDF is OK but the remaining pages are "double-wides" -- each containing 2 "book pages". It looks like KDP is chopping off the right half of each PDF page so only the even-numbered (left-side) pages are left. I've contacted Amazon support but I'm guessing they're going to tell me to create a PDF with 76 pages -- i.e. one book page per PDF page. I've looked around the AP export options and don't see any way to do this. So, the question is, how do I export a 76-page "facing pages" document to a 76 page "single page" PDF? I hope this makes sense -- it's a little confusing. Thanks.
  9. OK, never mind. I just figured out what you did. The screen-scrape looks like you selected an artboard but I just realized that you probably had previously selected an object (the ellipse) and then clicked Insert Artboard. I just tried it and it seems to work. I knew it had to be easy! Thanks.
  10. Maybe I'm missing something but it looks like you've highlighted the Artboard Tool so I guess my question isn't clear. As I mentioned, I've watched the Tutorial, read the Help pages, searched the Forum and created lots of Artboards (from scratch) so I'm familiar with the Artboard Tool. The question is what to do with the afdesign documents/objects that I created before learning about artboards. I could start over and create them from scratch but I have to think there is some way to convert or copy/paste or some method to create an artboard from an existing object. I hope that's clearer. Thanks.
  11. How do I convert afdesign documents/objects to artboards? I would like to combine several Designer documents (all small variations of my logo) into a single document with multiple artboards. I've watched the Desktop Designer Tutorial for artboards, searched the forum for 'designer convert object artboard' and read the "Affinity Designer Help" pages on artboards but can't get any of the methods to work. The Layer -> Convert Object to Artboard command is always grayed out. I tried the cut/paste technique (from the Tutorial) but it just pastes the object into the document (not part of the selected artboard) and the pasted lines & shapes are all fat and distorted. I know this should be easy but I've spent several hours (unsuccessfully) trying to figure it out. Any help will be most appreciated.
  12. I'm having a similar problem so will piggy-back onto this post. Designer on MacOS crashed three times yesterday and today with (so far) no noticeable pattern. The last crash happened while I was setting "Color" for a vector brush on a new ArtBoard. The crash report is attached. Affinity Designer_2019-09-18-102007_DOUGLASs-MacBook-Air.crash
  13. My lens (Nikon 18-135mm zoom) is not supported by default so I needed to download & install the Nikon SLR lens profiles. Here's a link to the tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahBF2_On_rA p.s. Adobe Lightroom does NOT provide a profile for this lens -- yet another reason I'm glad I switched to Affinity Photo!
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