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  1. Hi all, I'm unable to start the new beta The splash screen loads but after that the app just disappears. Where I can find the dump file or log?
  2. Hi Mark, Yes, the application installed correctly but the starting failed. I did what you suggested and I got it up and running. Thank you. I'm attaching you the folder zipped. Test_beta.zip
  3. Thanks, I found it. Here is the log file. SetupUI.log
  4. That´s another reason because I'm not sure about the mouse wheel. I still think that PL has it good since hardness and size are separated by keystrokes so no worry if you drag vertical or horizontal.
  5. What concerns me a little bit about the mouse wheel is how many steps the brush is going to be incremented, 1pixel or 10 pixels? the precision will be difficult I think. Let's take for example PhotoLine, if you hold Ctrl and drag the mouse it only changes the size, but if you hold Ctrl+Shift and drag the mouse, it changes only the hardness, in this way there is no worries if you drag the mouse vertical or horizontal.
  6. Hi all, Would it be possible to add support for the Flood Fill Tool and Flood Select Tool to read all the layers? Cheers, Juan
  7. Hi all, Is there a way to revert a layer that has been converted to mask using Rasterize to Mask into a normal layer? Cheers, Juan
  8. Thank you MEB for your fast response. Indeed it was a black and white layer, and the workflow is pretty straight. Although is good to know how the procedure has to be if it is a colour layer. I would suggest if possible to add a command to revert a mask into a normal layer since as you can see the workflow especially for colour layers is not smooth. Could this be feasible? Cheers, Juan
  9. Yeah it can be done, but I think for building up the presentation Publisher is the perfect tool that goes along with Photo. The beta version is free to use for now, give it try. I have play a little bit with it and is pretty neat for this kind of job.
  10. I have been adopting AP little by little in my workflow. All my 3D post production is done here importing my .exr files. Only one thing still bugs me is the "magic wand" when selecting a color using the material/object ID, is way too limited and is not soft or antialiased like PS. I know that there is the selection refinement but for archviz this is not ok. Now, when I try to use it for facades and floor plans is where AP falls behind since some basic tools are still missing, for example the bucket tool to read all the layers, vector fills, or create a vector object using the bucket tool to name a few. Although, I hope this tools gets improved over the time. Sorry if I misspell some tools, I'm away from the computer and I don't remember the proper names . Juan.
  11. Hi all, I noticed that the Gamma over levels adjustment layer has a max limit of 2, while working on 32 bit you need a gamma of 2.2 when importing assets that are not in linear mode. Cheers, Juan
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    Gamma limit

    That long ago I changed to Windows?
  13. Hi all, I have noticed that in explorer if the file extension is associated to Affinity, the explorer stops showing the file extension and only reads Affinity Photo File. Here is an screenshot with the *.jpg file associated to PhotoLine: And here is the *.jpg is associated to Affinity: As you can see the Type it should read JPG File but it just says Affinity Photo File and this misleads the user since there is no way to see what kind of file it is, I have to click in Properties to see it, which is not good. Cheers, Juan
  14. Yeah sorry, I meant file type. But why it does it only if the file is associated to Affinity but not if the file is associated e.g. Photoline in this case?
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    Gamma limit

    Hi Chris B, You are right, it was an oversight from my side, the assets are imported correctly. On the other hand, it is a little bit odd that the gamma is set to max 2 although Windows monitors uses a gamma of 2.2 and MacOS 1.8, so setting the Windows value is not possible. Cheers, Juan
  16. Hi all, I noticed that if I drag any image from the explorer, or Adobe Bridge or anywhere to my current document, the new dragged layer is not selected. Is this an intended behavior? Cheers, Juan
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    Dragged layer selected

    Hi Chris B, When I drag a picture to my current document is because I need it in that specific moment to move it, scale it, or any other transformation, and that's why I think keeping the new dragged layer is very important. For example when doing archviz, we need to drag and drop crazy amount of entourage (people, birds, vegetation, etc) and every time we drag and drop one we just move it and scale it right away since is the object that we need to work on in that specific moment, but then we realize that we were modifying the layer bellow . Cheers, Juan
  18. Hi all, I'm considering buying Designer but one thing that I can't find is if there is a way to fill an object using vector or patterns. I only find gradients and bitmap. I know we can duplicate an object to create hand made pattern but I can't then edit the repetitions like if is a bitmap fill. Cheers, Juan
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    Fill Tool

    As I can see in the video, the Flood Tool creates a new vector object which is the missing part in the Fill Tool. Sometimes getting a huge complex PDF from a client, I just need to use (like the Flood Tool) to create a new vector layer to make needed changes on it and leave the original pdf untouched, since the tool seems to read all layers and not only the selected one.
  20. Hi Callum, Thanks for your reply. This could be really helpful for archviz where we can show a "live" preview to customers on different colour options for facades for example. Could this be added to feature request? Cheers, Juan
  21. Hi all, Is there a way to assign the colors of a custom swatch randomly to a group of vector objects?. Let me explain a little bit more in detail. I have created my custom color palette using Create Palette From Image and a serie of vector objects inside a group. Now, what I would like to do is randomly apply specifically those colors from that palette to the objects inside the group. I hope this makes sense. Cheers, Juan
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    Fill Tool

    Bumping this old topic. I just checked a video from the 'Flood Tool' in Serif DrawPlus, and I don't think that there is any equivalent to it in Designer. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers, Juan
  23. Hi MEB, Thank you for your reply. Although symbols are a very powerful feature is not what I would need to accomplish the task. I work as 3D visualizer and sometimes I get from clients ready render where I need to put e.g. on a wall lines simulating wood panels, and here I would need a vector fill with the ability to change the size exactly like the Bitmap in the fill tool behave. I'm aware of the Procedural texture available in Photo beta, but I would love to have the vector power of that feature over Designer. PhotoLine has this feature where the user can add/create any pattern and the objects will fill with it in a extremely easy way. Maybe it worth for you to check it out, because I'm an Serif products sucker Could this topic be moved to feature request?