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  1. Where is the transparency tool on the iPad version? I feel like I've looked in every menu and I just can't seem to find it. I've also looked at tutorials, but every tutorial that speaks about the transparency tool is showing the desktop version.
  2. Hello, I'm sorely missing the feature to export palettized PNG-8 with alpha from Affinity Designer for web development. I can export PNG-24 with alpha or PNG-8 with binary (on or off) transparency, but not PNG-8 using a palette in which the colors of the palette have alpha values attached. This is a feature that's supported by both the standalone tool ImageAlpha (converts PNG-24 to PNG-8 with alpha) and by Photoshop's Export dialog that you get by right-clicking layers. I'm using PNG-8 with alpha for image size optimization, especially for spritesheets and graphics that would not quite work as SVG. At the moment my workflow is: Export PNG-24, open each PNG in ImageAlpha, manually adjust the settings there, save. I have to repeat this in parts every time I change a graphic, cancelling the benefits continuous export would provide me with. Please add this feature Cheers -- Peter ImageAlpha is using "pngquant and pngnq-s9 and alpha-channel-aware posterizer." ImageAlpha: https://pngmini.com
  3. Not sure if this counts as a bug or a feature request, but currently the Colour Picker Tool does not recognise transparency. (This makes it pretty hard to do icon design for non-retina screens in Affinity.)
  4. It just struck me how handy it would be to be able to set a transparency or gradient vector on an object, and then go to the Transform window to specify the angle and position of the vector. Could be especially interesting when Ctrl-J'ing (new phrase :) )
  5. I'm new to affinity photo (using windows version). I'm trying to take a png logo file with transparent background and save it as a much smaller file ~ 159 x 55 px When I do this with gif or png8 it looks terrible (upload of export attached). I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but not sure what. Any suggestions on settings? I'm trying to keep the file as small as possible which is why I'm not doing png-24 although that looks fine. Thanks in advance.
  6. Affinity Designer crashes every time I try to add opacity gradient to a pixel layer in Draw Persona Steps to re-create issue: I am in Draw Persona Added image in new layer, and selected layer Select Transparency tool Draw with Transparency tool on image (nothing happens) Undo create transparency Get unhandled exception error message and Affinity Designer crashes Then get cannot start the Crash Reporter I am very new to this so am sure I am doing it incorrectly e.g. opacity on pixel layer in draw mode, but Affinity Designer should not crash! I want to remove the hard edge of my pixel image and get the feeling this cannot be achieved using the Transparency tool in Draw Persona I cannot find the equivalent Transparency tool in Pixel Persona? Can someone advise me please how I can achieve my goal of having a pixel image with fading edges to 0 opacity in draw persona or how to achieve it in pixel persona Update: Realize my error in that I had rasterized my image to pixels, then applied transparency, then undo crashes AD Transparency works fine in draw persona, on image
  7. Is there a tool for creating images with transparent regions? I have a stock photo of a cat on a white background, I'm trying to make the background transparent so I can export to a PNG and import into powerpoint, where the cat will be placed over different color backgrounds. Also, is there a way to get Affinity Photo to display the background in a grey and white checkerboard pattern so we know that a region is actually transparent?' Lastly, I know this is the questions forum, but the export options in photo are surprisingly complicated, partially because of the transparency issue, but also, there is no usable preview of what you're going to get when you export something. We really need WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouExport WYSIWYE! For an example of this: start a new AF document - any size Grab the paintbrush tool and draw a single line switch to the export persona What you see on screen is a black line on a white background Click to export at 1x What you get is a black line on a transparent background (I know this can be fixed by setting the 'matte' but the trouble is, then, I'm not working with that matte color as I do my work)
  8. Hello How to find out in Affinity Designer and in Affinity Photo where the image has the transparency or alpha channes? I'm trying to import an App Icon to Itunes Connect, but I get the following error: images can't contain alpha channels or transparencies? The problem is described also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25681869/images-cant-contain-alpha-channels-or-transparencies How to solve it with AD or AP. The png image (pixel) does not have any layers.
  9. I would very much like to see a Texture "Pane" Option in Affinity Designer (and Photo): In addition to being able to paint with texture brushes (in vector or pixel), or simply import a pixel layer with texture, I would love to be able to save and use an entire Texture "Pane" (as in window "pane") Option from a panel of options like the brush window offers. I would like to have the ABILITY TO MAKE A TEXTURE "PANE" TRANSPARENT (or translucent; either vector or pixel) IN ADDITION TO BLACK, WHITE, AND COLOR and be able to choose whether it will cut through all layers, or only a selection of layers. (I have searched and not found any method for doing this.) (I'm a newbie when it comes to the technical jargon, hopefully you get the idea. If anyone knows how to do this, I'd love your direction!) Thanks, H
  10. I'm doing some logo work and have multiple layers on top of each other. I want to burn the top layer of text through all the layers and make that area transparent through the whole image, not just transparent for the top layer, but for all layers. See attached image: I want to remove the white and make it transparent where the white is and then also through the area where the white covers the red. Thanks in advance.
  11. Hello. A huge request to create a linear gradient as in Adobe Photoshop. If, of course, this is possible. And that's all I've achieved in Affinity Photo. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but nevertheless, the difference is obvious. Thank you.
  12. Hi, Could any of you great experts tell me how I could use Affinity Photo to make an image partially transparent? If I, for instance, have an image of a cup leaking lemonade I'd like to make the lemonade partially transparent so it picks up the background of whatever I drop it on. I'm hoping to use some images in a presentation and although I can probably get away without this, the perfectionist in me just won't shut up :). Before anyone mentions that Powerpoint has such facilities, (a) I don't use Powerpoint and (b) that's not the point, I'm trying to get comfortable with image editing in AP which I don't use much (I'm not a professional) and this was something I haven't managed to work out. Thanks in advance!
  13. The description for this forum is "Post your fantastic designs for all to see". Well I don't claim that this is a fantastic design, but it is (to me) an interesting experiment… I was troubleshooting a file for someone else who couldn't see why an element in their design was transparent, when the transparency tool clearly said 'none'. That got me thinking about the number of different ways in which an object can be made transparent in AD - I thought of 8 examples, and I suspect that there are others! Some are a little convoluted, but most probably have their place at one time or another. The experiment shows me just how versatile AD is, but I think that comes with a cost: If I didn't know how the transparency had been applied to each of my 8 squares, it would be quite a task to figure out the various methods used - especially to a newcomer to vector graphics, or Affinity. Can you find other ways that I've not discovered? Opacity Experiment.afdesign
  14. I need help to get my small brain round this... I have drawn a vector of a wind turbine outline. I am wanting to finally produce a png with the transparent shape of the turbine "punched through" a white foreground, if that makes sense. I can't work out how best to achieve this. Help appreciated. Pete
  15. Love to be able to treat the line of a transparency as something that could be curved and manipulated with the node tool. If this is something that will be addressed by the gradient mesh feature that's coming, never mind! :)
  16. What's the best way to clone/heal on an image that isn't fully opaque? For example, if I wanted to remove the splat from the attached file. I can use the Inpainting Brush tool as it preserves transparency, however depending on the image the inpainting tool doesn't always work, so I'm looking for a way to manually choose the clone source (for example with the Clone Brush tool, the Healing Brush tool or the Patch tool). However, those tools multiply the transparency making the cloned area darker.
  17. I'm having difficulty exporting a simple design as a PNG file & keeping the transparency that I want. The output files has a white solid non-tranparent background. Why is this? I was expecting it to be transparent & show up as a greyed out chequerboard. But it doesn't, I assume I have to check a box somewhere in the process, but can't find one that's relevant. Could someone point me in the right direction please.
  18. It would be useful to be able to preview which areas are affected, essentially as if the blend curves were a regular alpha mask. I'm talking about offering the standard mask display options, like as a BW image, quick mask overlay, marching ants and so on. Another useful display mode for displaying masks, which is currently not supported, would be the content being masked composited on 50% gray, like most video color grading programs offer.
  19. Hello everybody, I'm relatively new to Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo and I'm just sitting in on those very useful programmes (before, I figured out Photoshop as a layman). Now, I want to add linear transparencies to one of my pictures on a flyer on two borders but I just can add it on one of the four borders of my picture. Every time when I click somewhere else on my picture, I just can work on one and the same tranparency. Well, is there any possibility to add another linear one on the same picture? I also know, that there are alternative possibilities, e.g. to add a circular transparency or so, but I rather need the linear ones. Thank you!
  20. As a long-time user of Photoshop (boo down with the cloud looking for an alternative) and Corel painter, one feature that Affinity designer would benefit from is the “lock layer transparency” tick box option. I have only played around with Affinity Designer for a day – there is probably a way of doing this with masks, however, I use lock transparency layer alll the time for blocking out silhouettes then paint within the layer. Also there is no support for TGA’s format in designer or photo – still widely used in the games Industry for texture creation.
  21. I love affinity so far but for a digital painter there is one very fatal flaw. I need the ability to lock layer transparency to paint, not just through the brush tool, but for every tool.. It would be a really needed feature for painters like me coming from Photoshop.
  22. Is it me or are exported selections in GIF format supposed to have a transparent background when thus selected? I keep getting white.. I'm using AD 1.5.4. Cheers, Binc.
  23. I just purchased Designer, and am very pleased with smoothness of the software, but I have big problem with exporting into eps format. It turns out that exporting it into eps rasterizes some effects like transparencies, conical gradient etc. It says: "Some areas will be rasterised". I really need to resolve this matter since have a ton of clients expecting editable ai/eps files to deliver.
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