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  1. It was brought up in this topic: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16297-any-way-to-force-everything-to-paths-when-exporting-to-svg/ Essentially, when I export to svg I want everything exported as <path>'s but I get some <rect>'s even though they are displayed as (Curve)'s. Is there a solution for this?
  2. Hello, I really need to see adjustment input/output values (percentages) in the curves adjustment layer palet as in Photoshop This is the only reason why I can't switch to Affinity Photo and still use Photoshop I need to see values so I can correct to colors to certain minimal % to prevent breackoff by flexo printing Please .. I really want to use Affinity Photo and asking already 2 years for this feature
  3. I photograph and retouch rings and other jewellery. I've bought AP with the intention of getting rid of 12€/month Photoshop. However, while there are (more or less annoying and slow) workarounds for some of the missing features, there are a few things that AP simply can't do, which is rather infuriating because it means that I still have to keep paying Adobe to get them in PS. So here's a list: 1. A way to stroke a curve or at least to use it as a guide for a brush. Every now and then I end up with a photo that looks a bit too flat. To make the edges a bit more visible I create a path (cu
  4. I've been trying to work on mastering skin tones and removing colour casts. I've followed this tutorial but have had no success with my results. I can do all the steps but it seems I not able to nail down the right colour from the skin tone palette to match? I would love to be able to trust the numbers instead of my eyes as at some point my eyes start to deceive me. I love how you can just match the numbers with this method, I'm just need help figuring out which numbers to match. Someone else suggested using the vector scope and curves to keep an eye on my skin tone. I love how they
  5. Hello :) Not quite sure how to explain my problem, but here goes: I am working on a logo design and I used some curves and some type to make it. I would like to make it different colors, so I can present it to my client. The problem is, that I have to select all the curves and change the outline color for them, and then select the type (which I already converted to curves) and change the fill-colour. Is there any way that I can make the logo into a cohesive vector-file, so that I can select the whole thing and change the colour? This would also be helpful for exporting it, so the cli
  6. I'm requesting that the histogram is part of the curves adjustment display in the Develop persona, as it is in the Photo persona. I've started shooting film for fun and will "scan" the negatives with my digital camera. I'd like to do the scan in RAW even though I suppose it probably isn't necessary. Negative Lab Pro is apparently the best way to invert the negatives but apparently it only works with Lightroom. The other way, after a white balance, is to invert each colour separately with the curves adjustment and move the limit sliders to match the beginning and end of the histogram for each c
  7. New image. New pixel layer. Soft brush. Blob. Curves layer above image layer. RGB. Select Alpha. Adjust curve. Works just fine. Drag curves to child layer position (mask or clipping). Doesn't work. Standard RGB curves work fine above and as child positions. I tried it also with Channel Mixer and this also only works for alpha adjustment in the in-line position.
  8. I've suggested this before and some staff members have said they plan to add this feature, but looking at 1.7's features I thought this would be a good time to bring it up again. Smooth curves are great most of the time, but when you want something to look hand-drawn, you usually need it to be a bit rough. I think many illustrators would benefit from a roughening tool; it would allow illustrators to make non-uniform curves more easily than having to draw each node individually. As it is, it's really hard to produce a line that doesn't look uniform, and a roughening to
  9. After dividing the multiple ellipses, instead of required shapes, it caused 100’s of extra curves
  10. After making adjustments using levels or curves strange artifacts appear as lines on random parts of the image. I have tried this on various different images and the same problem occurs. The problem occurs after merging adjustments. Below I show a sample of what is happening. I have circled the artifacts in red. This is incredibly annoying and makes the software virtually unusable. I am using windows 10 and latest version of Affinity.
  11. Hello, I think this is a bug but not 100% sure. In a nutshell, using the picker to create a curves node in a specific color channel (within the curves tool) does not place the node according to the color, but rather according to the overall luminosity. I'm using Affinity Photo on Windows 10. I first noticed it with a photo I was editing in Lab Color mode, but I can repro with a fresh document with a simple color gradient. I've also reproduced it in RGB mode, but let me outline the steps in Lab mode: Create a new document. Convert to LAB Color mode. (I'm not sur
  12. I think that there should be a video showing how to use L.a.b. colour to rescue flat files. I used Photoshop for years for this purpose now I am getting to grips with the different process in Affinity. The present videos do not do justice to this powerful tool. I have attached a before and after edit which only took a couple of minutes using Curves in L.a.b. For your info they are in the South Australian outback. There is much more to L.a.b. and it is the main reason that I chose Affinity when I gave up Photoshop Eric
  13. ## What I Want & The Problem I want to create a large circle with smaller circles following the inner-line of the larger circle at differing positions on the inner-line; yet every time I rotate the smaller circles within the larger one they begin to either clip the larger circle (going over its edge) or become pulled away from the edge (going off of the path) at certain points. (Both circles are perfect circles) ## Approach I've setup ruler guides at the center points on the horizontal and vertical nodes of the larger circle and I snap the center-edge of the smaller circle to the larg
  14. Hello, <deutsch see below> I have constructed a Bavarian flag (diamond flag) in the designer: - many rectangles 30 x 1000 directly to each other, grouping - Copy the group, rotate by -51° - Rotate both groups by +67° - Colorize half of the resulting diamonds in blue, the rest in white or transparent, so that the laser does not perceive it as a shape afterwards. This worked so well. I save this as a future base for Bavarian flags. Now I need a strip 170 mm x 40 mm of it. Rest should disappear or be finally deleted. For this I marked both groups and cut th
  15. Hi, I intend to realize a design from affinity designer with a laser engraver on wood. The design contains for example letters. I have converted these letters into curves. For the laser I now need a second version of this letter, shrunk by 1 pixel from all sides. I know this for example from Photoshop. There a selection can be selected 1 pixel narrower. Can I get that in the designer with a curve also somehow? Thanks for your help Regards Sepp Deutsch: Hi, Ich beabsichtige ein Design aus affinity designer mit einem Laser Engraver auf Holz
  16. I have a question about curves / shapes inside another (parent - child). When selecting shape or closed path containing curves, stroke modification change only parent item. To change children strokes, they have to be selected separately. When items are grouped, there is no problem - changing group stroke make effect on all items in group. Is there a way to change child property when changing parent, or to select both, parent and child, to apply format for all items.
  17. Where is the Set White Point in Affinity Photo (AP)? Please note that I've been using the AP beta and recently I purchased the app via MAS. I am trying to transition from Photoshop but I am faced with a learning curve. In Photoshop, I hit CMD-M to bring up the Curves dialog and then click the rightmost dropper icon ("Sample in image to set white point") and click on the light parts of my image. That adjusts the white balance and the white point beautifully. I use this all the time on the white parts of scanned images to make sure white is 100% white. I want to do the same thing
  18. Hi, when using a RGB document and then a curves layer with LAB color space, affinity becomes totally slow. I added a DOF filter like James Ritson in his 1.9 Youtube today, when you mode the center it takes about 1 second to update. rainbow lab curves slow.afphoto
  19. I posted the following thread 3 years ago but not a single person until today advised me to post that topic in this thread, claiming that no one from Serif diligently reads this forum such that my post was sure to have been overlooked these 3 years. Seems odd to me, but fine. Here it is: I would advise Serif to just move that thread into this thread. I would prefer that since I don't want to lose all the supportive posts in that thread. For truly, it is more than just me who wants that dropper tool added to Affinity Photo. Thanks.
  20. What do the experts say: add a curves adjustment, select the alpha channel select the color picker Should the picker select the alpha or the lightness value to find which part of the curve to ajust? In my experiments, it selected the lightness, which might be not what you expect when modifying alpha. curves alpha picker.afphoto
  21. Hello, I have just recently started getting into Affinity, and so far I'm really enjoying it! Today I wanted to try something a friend told me he does in Photoshop, but it appears (to me) to be buggy in Affinity. I have an image in Lab color mode. Create a curves adjustment layer (it shows as default the Lab "Master" channel). Switch to AOpponent channel in the curves dropdown. Click "Picker," pick a spot in the image, and drag slightly up/down to create a curve node. What I would expect here is a node on the curve corresponding to where that pixel lies on the
  22. I made a series to curved shapes of increasing size that I would like to flatten into a layer so I can fill the spaces with different colors/gradients. I see lots of advice on converting raster to vector but not the other way around. Can Should I convert the curves to selections? I feel really lost here.
  23. Hi!! Would you please give me some advice? A lot of times when I am trying to create a circle, no matter what I do, it ends up looking like a 3rd grader did it. As you will see the spiral at the bottom of the first S, I just cannot get it to look any better than that! No matter what I do to make it look better, it ends up looking worse than this! Could you please share some suggestions? Thank you! Wilson
  24. In photoshop when applying a curves layer there is a hand tool that allows the user to select a point in the image and that point will be represented on the curve so you can adjust based on a particular area of the photo. Does this function exist in Affinity for iPad? I searched and don’t see in the app that I do anything other then creating points on the curve and adjusting.
  25. My dad just downloaded the newest version of Photo for Windows. When he tries to add a curves adjustment, the histogram is greyed out and doesn't match the curves in the main histogram panel. Individual color channels show the correct graph (albeit greyed out), but when he chooses the master channel, the graph is wrong. This happens on all new documents. I've attached a screenshot of the curves adjustment panel next to the histogram panel to show the difference.
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