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  1. trying to work with the lasso tool to make a selection. somehow Photo thinks it should be the hand tool, with hand tool functionality. IOW, move the image around the screen. Yet lasso tool ICON still is selected. Feature or bug?
  2. Yes. Let me assure you and all others that I am editing a raster image and not a placed vector, or any mix of vector and raster elements.
  3. What I noticed in working with my Easter image is that Photo can “hang on” to the selected tool only for so long. I have to save, quit Photo, then relaunch and resume working until the next time it fails to acknowledge the tool being selected. To me, it feels like a bug.
  4. I'm trying to isolate a shape from the background and the selection brush tool does OK until it suddenly selects the entire image! If I can see the change in tonality of one shape over another, why can't Affinity "see" it, too? Same with the flood selection tool. It's almost like these tools are blind in a manner of speaking, but both the software and my aging eyeballs are both seeing whatever the video card throws to the monitor. Is there some level of selectivity besides "all or nothing?" thank you!
  5. in vector persona, I got my intended artwork just so, selected, went to export persona, saw *only* the intended export item, but couldn't check it in the slices layer. It has a red circle with an exclamation mark next to its name, but it won't tell me the meaning of that symbol. what's the problem here and is there a way to solve it? Thank you!
  6. Removing the √ made no difference by itself. However also removing the | did seem to fix the problem, or rather allow me to slice then export as svg Periods appear to be OK maybe for now I'll just keep my vector layers alpha-only, then maybe change the name to what I need it to be in export persona. Makes the workflow less smooth.
  7. Yes, and thank you for looking: svg slice fail
  8. I think the answer lies in the fact that AD doesn't know how to export a slice containing live text to SVG, which is puzzling.
  9. whether I hold the shift key or not, as I scale the cropping grid over the image to get the crop I want, the aspect ratio I typed into the appropriate fields does not hold! How does one instruct Photo to hold the aspect ratio the user has typed in? Thank you
  10. I might refer to it as a pull-down menu and it offers custom, constrained and a few other choices.
  11. OK, yes, that's the secret: one must pick "Constrained" from the pop-up. Thank you!
  12. Ah! A clue. I’m at work but when I get home I’ll look for that pop up. I was looking for something like it..sounds like I might have whizzed right past it.
  13. Exactly what you show in your screen capture.
  14. VectorCat

    how are brushes made?

    Is there a tutorial showing how?
  15. So, I can easily set my crop ratio (6:4) however when I either try to scale the crop area or move it, there seems no way to constrain size, movement. I am accustomed to holding the Shift key to constrain, either scaling or motion, but this doesn't apply to the crop tool in Photo, which cancels the benefit of having a custom, user-settable ratio. It seems only to be free-hand/unconstrainable..good sometimes, but we also need to have constraint available, too! Is there a way to A) constrain crop ratio as I scale to include more or less of an image and B) constrain to axis as I move the cropping grid to where I want it? Thank you!
  16. Thank you for confirming, NewEmoji Conventions I'm used to, perhaps others are, too: drag out Crop "tool/marqee" - whether freehand or preset aspect ratios Use any corner or side control handle to change size, aspect. if preset chosen, drag corner, aspect automatically kept at preset values click/drag somewhere within the area of the crop "tool/marquee" to move it When satisfied, press Enter to approve and implement the crop and the set values and positioning
  17. I know that I can clear a Master page from a child page, but this also makes the elements from the Master page vanish from the child. Is it (will it be) possible to A) break the link to the Master, yet B) have the items remain on the child? IOW, the once-master page items would now be local to the child page. Thanks!
  18. My folder structure contains publisher documents and images and other resources, each to its own folder, inside of a parent job folder. I just launched the latest version of a book I'm working on and I'm being asked to locate missing resources. This is a first. Also, I have several hundred images in my document..it feels like I'm going to be asked to re-link all of them, since it hasn't told me how many resources it can't find. Shouldn't a publisher file "know" to look in the folder from which I got the images? And, once I've taught it where the images reside, couldn't it do the relinking itself..taking advantage of the power of the computer?
  19. thank you, v_kyr I accept this about Publisher. Yes, it is beta software and we accept it as such. Thank you for posting this.
  20. The folder/file structure is the same, created prior to creating the first publisher file. I have installed Publisher updates. if I need to-relink the literally hundreds of images...wow...ugh Edit: as it turns out, Publisher asked me to re-link only a handful of images. I would welcome a feature that would enable something like "Here's where all the pictures are, now go git 'em!"
  21. As of v, each item in the document represents a "layer." How does Publisher handle different layers schemes, such as: a different header for a different layout images on one layer, text on another..especially important when there are only black-plate changes! keeping various elements on different layers; turned on or off depending on the end purpose or client? Thank you
  22. I just made 2 objects which I want to be child to a group. not cropped, just in the group. AD either doesn't "want" to allow this, or wants to crop the object into another one. what is the move that lets me put an object into a group?
  23. I don't see how to get a document from AD..from its "Library" area into either Files or iCloud. the hamburger menu on the file offers: Close, Rename, Duplicate, Save and Move out of Project Where else should I be looking? Thank you! Edit: - Nevermind..the answer, or maybe an answer is to drag the document icon into the Files>Cloud "pane." Hope this helps others!
  24. I think I will try experimenting with candidates settings. I'm wireframing a website and so my grid is on a layer underneath all else and that relationship needs to be that way. thank you for the suggestion, Simon Edit: I changed the candidates to "All layers" - this might work well in this particular document because I shut off all layers/groups except for the page "chrome" and the layer I'm working on. Were all layers visible, I could see how AD would have fits trying to calc all the many candidates to show, and I don't think it would be much fun for the artist to try to tweeze the way through the potentially hundreds of candidates being shown, either!
  25. I've been working with a file for 2 hours. I have everything related to snapping turned on, and when it actually happens, it's great. Sometimes it doesn't and I can't see why. I've changed no settings. I'll move an object or group closer and closer to a line - which is a snappable item - and AD lets me breeze right past it. Is there something I'm missing?