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  1. In order to use Affinity Photo for MAC Beta, I am required to enter my Affinity Photo product key. The problem is, when you purchase Affinity products on the App Store, you only get a reference number, not a product key. How do I get my Affinity Photo product key so I can enter it to use Affinity Photo Beta? DATE OF PURCHASE: Nov 14, 2018 APP STORE ORDER ID: MMNKQ 6ZJW8 (This is all you can get from the Mac App Store: only an order reference number; no product key) DOCUMENT NO. 217236671477
  2. In Gimp.app, I can create a shape and then "shrink" it or "grow" it by pixels or inches in place. While I have not exhausted myself in trying to find this feature in Affinity Designer or Photo, I don't think this feature exists. I am requesting that you consider adding these functions in the Affinity apps in the next major update.
  3. I have been conversing with several members today about the "lack of" an animation creator/player/editor in the Affinity suite of applications, & I thought I would make a pitch for writing a gif creator/player/editor in Affinity Photo; here goes: Andy shared that he worked for 2 years without success, trying to develop gif creation/player/editor in Affinity Design; it would be easier to develop this feature for Affinity Photo. Just "throwing spitballs at the wall here"; if you approached animation from a pixel application approach like Affinity Photo, it might be easier to "reverse engineer" the code from the Gimp.app (a free and open source pixel application) @ www.Gimp.org than starting from scratch; if I read the tea leaves correctly, the developers at Gimp.org encourage "liberal use & sharing" with no licensing fees required. (I am sure that if you could use their code to write in a gif creator/player/editor and send them a nice donation, that they would be greatly appreciative). I hope that you will at least share this idea with the "dream team" and you guys might put this in the pipeline.
  4. Yes. As an example, if I want to nest several rectangles of different size within each other, (as in the Gimp app) I would start off by creating a series of rectangles by "copy and paste" and then I would either want to shrink or grow the rectangles to have a multi-radius/diameter/width object with several more originating at the center; (so the way it works in Gimp is, you create several rectangles laying within the base rectangle by "copy and paste" and then you select the SELECT main menu and click on grow or shrink to nest the "child" rectangles within the "parent" rectangle") In Designer, you can't grow or shrink all of the "child" rectangles so that you can clearly see all of the "child" rectangles. You can only launch grow/shrink feature in Designer by having a SELECTION AREA. In Gimp, you can specify the width of each rectangle from the grow/shrink feature by stipulating numerical values for your transformation by so many pixels or so many inches; You can only grow or shrink selection areas in Designer; what would be a "real world" application of being able to grow and shrink a selected area, not an object? How would you use this feature to produce a certain numerical or percentage of the selection area? As soon as you deselect "the selected area" it is lost. In Gimp, you can grow/shrink OBJECTS; In designer, gow/shrink cannot edit the size of a REAL object, only a selected area of an object and I cannot for the life of me, think of a PRACTICAL use for that.
  5. Alfred, how do you put your software interests and portfolio at the bottom of your page? >>>>Alfred Affinity Designer 1.6.5.123 • Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.12.86 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45 • iOS 12.2 (iPad Air 2)
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    Stop Frame Animation

    (You would need to convert your "layered design" into separate layers, yes.)
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    Stop Frame Animation

    You determine the still shots to be used to create your animation and Gimp will optimize all images(layers) to create your animation; then when you come to the exporting, just assign a .gif extension. In the final export frame, you click the export as animation switch. I am no software officianodo and I have no problems using this feature in Gimp. Gimp is like all graphics program; you just have to spend a few hours with the learning curve.
  8. I finally have found the grow/shrink feature in Designer; I am disappointed...... The grow/shrink feature only works on selections, NOT on shapes; I don't know how I would use it if I can't grow/shrink shapes I have created. What is the use of growing/shrinking a selected area? I can do that on the fly when I "pull" a selected area. My only workaround is to go to the transform panel and adjust Shape sizes there; you guys, please make this feature work on shapes as well in the next update.
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    Grow/Shrink Feather

    Yeah, I have created a shape in Pixel persona, and, accessed the same menu; grow/shrink is still greyed out.
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    Stop Frame Animation

    For those of you needing a gif editor NOW, download Gimp.app @ www.gimp.org; it has a gif creator/player/editor Free and open sourced for Windows, Mac & Linux
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    Stop Frame Animation

    Fixx, you may want to try Gimp.app, available as a free, open-sourced pixel editor @ www.gimp.org; it can create/play and edit gif's; very easy and straightforward. 1. bring in your still images 2. Under filters, click on animation 3. click on optimize for a animation . 4. Click on playback and use the animnation player to adjust speed. 5. Export with a gif extrension. 6. Check off where it says "export as animation" (Message me if you get stuck)
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    Stop Frame Animation

    Try downloading Gimp.app @ www.gimp.org for a fully featured gif creator/player/editor
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    Stop Frame Animation

    Thank you for that information Andy. Just "throwing spitballs at the wall here"; if you approached animation from a pixel application approach in Affinity Photo, it might be easier to "reverse engineer" the code from the Gimp.app (a free and open source pixel application) @ www.Gimp.org; if I read the tea leaves correctly, the developers at Gimp.org encourage "spin-offs" with no licensing fees required. (I am sure that if you could use their code and send them a nice donation, that they would be greatly appreciative).
  14. I just read several posts regarding gif's, or more accurately, lack of animation capability in the Affinity suite. Is the staff working on gif's/animation capability for a future update?
  15. For those of you who need a full animation application (free, open source), you could download Gimp.app from www.gimp.org for Mac, Windows or Linux
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    Combined Brush Sets or The Crazy Brush Library

    Stuart; thank you sooooo... much for posting your resources; just what a neophyte dabbler like me needs to get me going.
  17. When I try to import photoshop, gbr and abr brushes, I see a message that says" brushes imported successfully" in/under ##### but I can't find them anywhere? Can anyone out there steer me to the correct Help topic outlining proper steps for importing abr or gbr brushes?
  18. Alfred, do you know where I can get grass, shrub & tree brushes or stamps? Also, wood grain and brick brushes/stamps.
  19. Jens Krebs, was your comment supposed to be helpful? I suggest that if you were actually trying to be helpful, you might have guided me to a solution; it would not have taken you any more time than resorting to "flippant" remarks.
  20. After downloading & installing the newest beta version of Designer, when trying to adjust background gray levels, the background goes to bright white and then the sliders become dysfunctional. After the UI sets background levels to bright white, the UI gray level slider ceases to work. I slide the sliders back and forth but nothing happens.
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    Background/Artboard gray level sliders dysfunctional

    What a difference a day makes.... I went back into Affinity Designer and I was successful in setting the background color to black. Unfortunately, I am unable to reproduce the issue of the background color going to white and then not being able to change it back to black. I know you were interested in this issue and I am sorry that I cannot reproduce the issue. Why would the application background color go to white and then not respond to subsequent attempts to bring it back to black yesterday and then work correctly today? ??? (rhetorical question)
  22. After downloading & installing the newest beta version of Photo beta, when trying to adjust background gray levels, the background goes to bright white and then the sliders become dysfunctional. After the UI sets background levels to bright white, the UI gray level slider ceases to work. I slide the sliders back and forth but nothing happens I ran into the same problem in Designer beta (latest version).
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    VOTE BLUE

    Thought I would share this project with you all. I don't mean to tread on anyone's political leanings; I just wanted to share the project for whatever it's worth (This + ~~$1.50 will get you a cup of coffee) https://www.dropbox.com/s/kurq4tx7kq4p5ob/VOTE BLUE 2.afphoto?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y27u1d06sebwc8k/VOTE BLUE 2.png?dl=0
  24. FEATURE REQUEST-------------------------Make Mac OS Affinity apps use right-click like in the Windows version. I notice in several instances that Affinity apps in MacOS require an ALT + click to initiate a function whereas in the Windows version, you just have to right-click. I am really big on right-clicking to access contextual menus and initiate/engate/launch tools as in the Windows version of Affinity apps (I use both Affinity for Mac and Affinity for Windows platforms) Why is this? Wouldn't it be better for Affinity apps to behave the same way in both Mac OS and in Windows? It certainly would be less confusing for me. In addition to making right-click an additional way of launching a tool/function, it should also bring up all of the menu bar full-menus as I have illustrated in a separate feature request. Serif could consider making the right-click function universal for the reasons I have stated, and, if for no other reason than to decrease the variables when troubleshooting.
  25. I am trying to make a new style from the attached image. -I select "ALL" and the selection handles appear around the image -In the styles panel, I click "New style from selection" & nothing happens! Where am I going wrong? Golden wave background.afphoto
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