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  1. @Jowday Thanks for your reply. This makes things much clearer. A good example how to not implement usability things (Don't wanna complain as I like the rest of the app). Is there any indication if a brush is a "real" vector brush or only a textured path brush? Hoping that Serif will at least grey out the menu item at the next release...
  2. Hi together, I want to do the following: I've painted a stroke with a vector brush and now I want to substract this stroke from a square, so that the filled rect is transparent where the stroke is. Now I came so far that I have to expand the stroke to a path that I can substract it from the square. But when I select the stroke and click the "Expand stroke" function nothing happens. The stroke stays as it is. What am I doing wrong? Or is the expand function only not working for vector brushes? stroke.afdesign
  3. Thanks @walt.farrell for this detailled explanation. I think this hit's the core of the issue. I tried the two options (Print & Print (press-ready)) and it results exactly in the behavior you are pointing out. So till this bug is fixed I will do the workflow you are proposing. But another issue is the, no matter which doc type I am choosing, when using the "Replace image" function, there is an option group where I can choose if the image should be embedded or linked. I think this has no effect if the image is linked or embedded (like there is never the "Edit image" function when using "print"). But for the user it is not really clear what is happening. I think now I understood the "Edit image" function - the original (linked) image is affected only. But now - when I understand things right - there is no possibility to edit an image "in place", i.e. without editing the original file and reimporing, in designer?
  4. Thank for the replies. Today I managed to get some time to reproduce the problem. And now I'm a bit puzzled. But first things first. @walt.farrell You're right - probably publisher would have been the better solution. But as I started in designer I wanted to finish things there... @Sean P I tried to reproduce the issue and partly succeeded: I took two images from pixabay, put them into a document. Then I opened the doc in photo, selected one of the images, clicked on "Edit image" (in the menu bar - next to "Replace image") and did some editing stuff (added a pixel layer below, removed some background from original image) and saved it. The program asked if I wanted to reduce the image as non-pixel data was not supported. I accepted. And had the same blurry stuff (without my adjustments) in the photo document. When I again clicked on "edit image" everything was like after the adjustments. Then I recognized that the original file on disk had the adjustments as well. So to me it seems as if affinity photo had done the editing on the original jpg file but somehow in the document. The afdesigner document is attached. Then I wanted to make another approach with screen recording, as you had requested. But in all further approaches, the button "Edit image" was just not there. I think this is a feature - but I just do not understand when the button is visible and when not. Perhaps you can enlighten me Unfortunatelly I did not manage to edit the image and thus cannot provide a recording of all my steps... bug_test.afdesign
  5. Hi to all, I am encountering a strange behaviour which might be a bug (or a feature? - I don't know). I have a document in designer which consist of multiple embedded pictures. One picture needed further retouching so I want to open it in Photo. The problems came when I tried to get things back to designer. I tried two different approches 1) In designer I selected the picture and clicked "Edit image" (I don't know the correct english words as I am using the German version). Then I clicked File->Edit in Affinity Photo in the menu. Photo opened up, I did my retouching and saved. A dialog appeared if I wanted to save a reduced version for the desired file format can only contain pixel data -> ok. Then I closed Photo. But the changes did not appear in Designer at all. Bad luck. So I tried a different approach: 2) In designer I selected File->"Edit in Affinity Photo" for the whole document. Photo opens up. There I select the desired picture and select Edit image. Retouching. Save. Reduced format -> ok. Everything's fine. Then I save the whole document and open it again in Designer. But there the picture looks really ugly with huge pixels (like 32 x 24 or so). When I click "edit image" I have the HQ result from Photo but when I close the editing mode, again I have those big blocks. If I try to export a pdf for example - the picture is just not present (in my case there is a coloured square - the container which holds the image in the document). I am not quite sure if this is the correct behavior. But in my opinion at least (2) should have worked properly. So it seams that there is a bug somewhere. Anyway - it would be grad to have a better way to edit an embedded image in photo, like it works in publisher. That's really cool. The workflow to edit an image and then start up the other application while the document in the original application is closed is a bit clumsy imho. Thanks so far. Jan
  6. @Imaginary & @Ron P. thanks for checking my file. I fear I cannot precisely reproduce all steps that I did as I was playing around with some editing techniques. What I can say is that I got the original image into Photo from Adobe lightroom 5 via the "Open in external editor" function as a psd file. Then I duplicated the background layer and added some more layers (e.g. a red rectangle which I put into a group) and adjustment layers. I'll see if I can get reproduce the problem. And perhaps for someone who can debug the application it's not a big deal to find the issue (for me it looks like some null-reference or similar bug in the code).
  7. Photo crashes when I hide an adjustment layer and afterwards show it again. I can reproduce the issue by performing the following steps: Navigate to the curves adjustment layer in the group Double click onto the layer and reset the curves Close the dialog Hide the curves adjustement layer in the layers dock Tick the visibility checkbox in the layers dock again in order to show the adjustment layer [crash] DSC07775-Bearbeitet.afphoto
  8. Hello, I've got a feature request: It would be great if one could generate vector based QR codes out of the affinity programs. If possible, setting a few parameters by the user (front and backcolor, size, error reduction, ...) could be helpful. Perhaps you could implement this in a future version? That would be great! Best regards Jan
  9. Hello, I'm working on a document in Designer, where I want to combine two shapes. One is a filled circle out of Designer's toolbox. The other is a linkes svg-vector shape. First I put the svg-layer underneath the circle-layer and chose "erase" as blend mode -- but this resulted in a raster image. Afterwards I tried to use the combine buttons (add, substract, overlap, ...) but all are grayed out. When I try to combine the circle to another Designer's shape everything works fine - but not with the linked document. So my question: Is there a trick to combine those two elements? What can I do? Thanks to everyone! Jan
  10. I just had the same problem and found this post. I am using the lastest publisher beta but cannot find the option to put the text completely to lowercase letters in the text styles (only in the text menu under capitalisation). Can anyone help me where to find it?
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