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  1. I'm trying to figure out what exactly is happening in the Contrast Negate blend mode. It seems there are two 'opposite' groups: RBM and GYC, so Red is opposite to Green, Blue opposite to Yellow and Magenta opposite to Cyan. Then you get effects such as when both layers are the same, you get the opposite colour, but if the layers are opposites, you get the bottom layer colour (otherwise the top layer). The best use so far I've found for it is when overlaying an image with text, so the text is always contrastive. Am I heading in the right direction? Any suggestions?
  2. There seems to be a bug when exporting some files to jpg using V.1.5.2 on MacOS 10.12.5 using the Soft Light blend mode with the gradient tool. The original file was a Canon CR2 RAW file & it only seems to happen with the Soft light blend mode, see attached. I got around the problem by using the edit extension in Photos, but it persists when the edit is active in the full program. This is only a soft light problem as I tried the export with no problem using the Colour Dodge Blend Mode. See attached.
  3. Odd AP problem (on Win10 Home, v1703): Duplicate layer. Invert duplicate. Blend Mode: Colour Dodge. The result should be pure white. However, a shadow of the base image is visible, particularly greens. Zooming in, however, it turns white. So it's something to do with the rendering to the screen. I tried it on a couple of monitors, with similar effect. Image was high res pic of church with trees and greenery around it. Not the end of the world, but if there's an issue in the rendering software, it could crop up elsewhere, showing an incorrect image.
  4. Hello Affinity Team, it would be cool to have the Divide Blend mode included in Affinity Photo and Designer.
  5. Hi Affinity team, I have ran into the same problem a couple of times. Whenever I have a group layer with the blend mode set to "Transfer" with a transparent background and I want to export it to a png file, I get a solid fill. I asked a friend about this and he told me that this is more of a feature than a bug because many graphic programs like AD are not able to export these blend modes correctly when there is transparency involved or is this not correct? Thanks. Cheers, Stefan
  6. A potential confuser, this one. Load the attached (overlaid colours.afphoto), which is a test sheet for blend modes. Select top layer and change blend mode to 'Lighten'. The result isn't what would be expected with a white background (add new white pixel layer at bottom to see this). Of course it's because this is the document background and not a white layer. Document/Transparent Background fixes the dilemma. I found this when exporting to .psd and comparing. The export adds a white background. Don't know the answer to this. Something in the documentation? overlaid colours.afphoto
  7. Take two layers. Select top one. Click on blend modes (Normal). Slide mouse downwards. Previews of blends are shown (nice!). Slide mouse sideways out of drop-down and click outside it. Drop down disappears. However, Normal blend mode is not restored. You have to take some other action (such as adding an adjustment) to trigger the restore of the proper display.
  8. Hi Affinity Team, I have a problem with Affinity Photo and it's PSD export. When I use Layer Groups and export the file to PSD the Blend Mode is always set to "Normal" instead of its original set mode ("Transfer" by default). I checked several import export scenarios with Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo and this is definitely an export and not an import problem. Kind regards, Tom
  9. Is it possible to assign separate blend modes for an object stroke and fill with Affinity Designer? For instance I'd like to apply a blend mode of Multiply to the black fill of a rectangle but want to leave the white stroke color as normal. I have this same question for opacities as well. I ask because I'm able to do this in Illustrator and use it all the time. If there is another way of approaching this in Designer w/o having to duplicate the object (one for fill and one for stroke), please enlighten. Thanks!
  10. Hello, I need some help regarding blend modes. So, I applied gold foil to an invitation design using "lighten" because that produced the most desirable results. However, it applies the effect to all the layers underneath. Is there a way to restrict where the blend mode is applied? I tried using a different method like "paste inside" and it did not produce desirable results. I only want the outlines gold, not the inside of the shapes/texts. I attached an example of what I'm working on. You can see that I've applied the gold to the outlines using the Lighten mode. Is there a better way? I am a newbie to graphic design and really need help. Any suggestions or tutorials would be appreciated! Thanks!
  11. Changing a blend mode from normal to overlay does not work when painting on a mask. Does anyone know how to do this?
  12. Not sure if this is a bug, or if I'm misunderstanding something here, but I'm having an issue with blend modes and I was hoping someone could help me out. I have a gradient map nested in a photo (basically turning it black and white). The photo has a Multiply blend mode. Underneath, there is a blue solid layer. For some reason, this is turning out much darker than doing the same thing, just rasterizing the image and gradient map together (see attached images). The lighter version is how I expected it to turn out, but I'd rather not destruct my layers if I don't have to. Any idea why I'd be getting different outcomes here? Shouldn't the gradient map only be affecting the image since it's nested? Thanks!
  13. It would be mighty cool if Affinity supported independent blend modes for Fills vs Strokes (including hopefully multiple Fills and Strokes in the future).
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