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  1. In Affinity Photo, I'd like the same functionality as Photoshop's Layer>Layer Mask>From Transparency. It takes the transparency of an image and converts it to a layer mask. It's SUPER helpful when you need to extract either the transparency, or the underlying image as separate images.
  2. Where can I get such a tool or filter? For arbitrary translucency :rolleyes: see attach img - Corel Photo-Paint *any help would be appreciated
  3. It is not possible to give a transparency effect (from any direction not uniform) on an object more than once. However, we need to make multiple transparencies on an object.
  4. Hello... I know that beta builds carry with them the risk of things like this happening, so this isn't a complaint, just an FYI. While using the latest Affinity Designer Beta build (26820) on the latest El Capitan Developer Beta build (15A244d), attempting to use the transparency tool results in a crash of Affinity Designer Beta. Happy to provide more details to help if needed. Thanks for your amazing products and even more amazing and prompt support! Serif rocks! ~ PixelPoetix
  5. I was trying to figure out how to blend an image onto a background as described in this thread. I thought it could be done in AD by applying a gradient transparency to fade out the left and right edges, rasterizing the result and then applying a second gradient transparency to fade out the top and bottom edges, but the second transparency didn't seem to 'take' (I got an orange line, instead of the expected blue line with transparency nodes) and I got a crash when I tried to undo it. Here are my steps: 1. Place a large image on the page 2. Place a smaller image on top 3. Drag across the small image with the Transparency Tool 4. Adjust the transparency profile to make it opaque in the middle 5. Rasterize* 6. Drag from top to bottom of the small image with the Transparency Tool 7. Undo The final step produces an 'Unhandled Exception' error. *Why does the menu option say "Rasterise..."? The ellipsis makes it look as though the user is going to be presented with a dialog, either for selecting options or simply to confirm the command.
  6. What about divide the border and main object color to be able disable both these colors without focus on them? If i want to disable border color and main color is focused, i have to swtich them as first and disable them. Problem is there is a lot of useless clicks when creating an UI and trying some object with or without color etc.
  7. More transparency types would be a nice thing to have such as bitmap and noise based transparencies.
  8. When I paste text into a text box created with the Frame Text Tool, the glyphs render with a white background rather than appearing with a transparent background. The white background only appears behind the glyphs themselves, like a highlight in a word processor (see image). This seems to happen only when pasting text in from the clipboard - not when entering text directly. I have just installed the updated Affinity 1.5.1. I'm not sure if this bug is new with the update, or was also present in previous versions. Andrew text-background-bug.tiff
  9. I work with png files with transparency. Currently, the only way I know to make an image with transparent edges is to select part of a non-transparent image, cut it out, and paste it in a new image. But once it's there, I cannot make more parts of it transparent. Is there a way to use normal drawing tools to edit the alpha channel of an image? (This is not the same as drawing with transparency, as that only affects the SOURCE alpha, not the destination (background) alpha). What I'd like to do is be able to directly change the background's alpha layer and paint "transparency" onto an image. I've tried drawing with only the alpha channel visible, but it didn't work. Any advice is appreciated. Great job on Affinity Photo - I love the updates. - Jeff
  10. Is there a way to use the transparency tool to only apply on the fill or just the stroke of the object… I cannot seem to find a checkbox or setting for this to only affect a particular attribute. Thanks!
  11. As demostrated by the image below (three rectangles, two of them blurred, and four pixel brush dots with soft edges) Affinity designer and Affinity photo handle transparency and blending in a mathematically erroneous manner. It is wrong because blended areas are darker than any of the blended colors. Here is a friendly video by MinutePhysics that explains what I think is going on and how to fix it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKnqECcg6Gw
  12. Maybe I just missed something, but maybe this is a bug. I drew some objects using the Pen Tool in Polygon mode, then I grouped them and copied and pasted the result into a DrawPlus document because Affinity Designer was not showing all of my installed fonts (That topic is posted under a different thread). The pasted group did not have a transparent background, even though there is no reason I can see for this to have occurred. The pasted object had a rectangular white background the same size and shape as the lines indicating the grouping. On the other hand, when I exported the group as a PNG directly form Affinity, the background WAS transparent. Thanks for helping.
  13. Hi Beginner question (searching the forum didn't help): In AP, Filters - Colours - Erase White Paper is super easy - but after exporting as jpeg the background is white again, not transparent. Which step am I missing?
  14. Well, duh! I was watching Affinity Designer tutorials this morning, something I must make more time for, and discovered the Transparency Tool with balloons tutorial. And there is the solution to my problem of not being able to feather the edges of photos to blend in with color-matched backgrounds. Once I get skilled with this tool, it will give me far more control than Illustrator's simple edge-feathering tool has. But the Elliptical type doesn't quite work the way I'd like it to, being that I often need to feather the edges of square or rectangular shapes. Linear works well, but then I have to make a copy of the photo for each edge I need to feather (usually two) and manipulate further in what should be a one-stop process. It seems to me that a logical place to add a feathering-type effect would be here to allow for both vertical and horizontal adjustment on a square or rectangular shape. Something like the Elliptical type but more squarish. Or maybe there is a way to adjust the Elliptical type to make it more squarish? I'll keep playing, but I wanted to let you know that this was a real relief to me to discover. Thanks, folks!
  15. I converted a photo into a silhouette and traced it in order to print on a T-shirt (bitmap to vector with transparent background). However, I need to remove a gap between the arm and the body and am stuck. There is no knife ala what I vaguely remember from Illustrator (I'm a photo guy not a designer ;) ). i selected the area with a pen, but can only fill it with white to cover the black, which won't work for printing. "Cut" is greyed out. How do I delete this space inside the trace of the image? Alternatively, since I traced the silhouette and filled with the entire outline with black, if I could have traced the outside, then traced the inside without deleting the first pen selection, I'd have it done. But I couldn't find a way to combine two pen selections on one layer. Thank you in advance anyone. / jim bit map: https://flic.kr/p/He7ywE
  16. Hello, Please find the attached document, AD screenshot, and PDF export. The shadow around the graduation cap (and in other places) is not correctly exported. Commencement Invitation Card.pdf Commencement Invitation.afdesign
  17. I'm continuing to struggle with Affinity Photo's channels and alphas. I need to be able to assign an alpha to my image while retaining the underlying color data of the transparent area. With photo it appears that the only way to get an alpha channel is to leave portions of my image transparent which results in loss of color data in the Red, Green and Blue channels. So all transparent pixels end up being black, this causes ugly halo effects on textures loaded in 3D applications. The Composite Alpha is just created from each layers alpha. I need to be able to apply a master alpha to the image. Is this at all posible?
  18. Hi, try as I might, I can export a slice as a .png with transparency. I've tried with an artboard and without, no luck. I've searched this forum and the www. What I'm I doing wrong?! Thanks in advance.
  19. Hi there, I noticed a potential problem with (premultiplied?) alpha/ transparency in some TIFF files. For example loading "Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/ProductPageIcon_512x512.tiff" (Sorry, I can't attach the original file to this report for obvious copyright reasons ;) ) shows the typical and unwanted black halo pixel effect in Affinity Photo. OS X's own Preview.app displays the very same file properly, see attached screenshot. I'm not entirely sure this is a bug in Affinity or not. In case it isn't I would appreciate a tip how to fix this problem when it happens. :)
  20. When I create a polygon with some opacity or gradient and try to use it as a container when I paste inside a polygon or image it does not work. I need to create 2 polygons: One for transparency and other as a container.
  21. Hi, I frequently need to create fairly light coloured designs, and that is a royal pain* on a transparent or white background, especially if parts of what I do need transparency. At present I draw a page-size box, colour it and lock it in the background (to stop it from being selected), but this feels a kludge - did I miss something? Is there an alternative to "white" for a non-transparent background? Is there a way in which I can set an alternative colour for the drawing background? Even just changing the grey boxes in the white-and-grey boxes that represent a transparent background would be a help. The idea is thus to define an alternative for what remains transparent in export. Cheers, P * presidential pain for nations without royalty :)
  22. Hello, For the uploaded .afdesign file, selecting the first group of curves and exporting without the background results in this incorrectly-rendered PNG. It looks almost like it was exported as an 8-bit instead of 24-bit PNG. Oddly-enough, exporting the entire document results in the correct, perfectly-transparent background in the final results. Thanks. Untitled 2.afdesign
  23. Dear affinity designers, first of all congratulations to your product. It is definitely a kick-ass alternative to ai and makes my current efforts to layout and polish figures for my Master's Thesis really fun. There is one issue however that I don't understand. It has happened twice to me now. I don't really know whether it's a bug or whether I did something wrong, but as I really don't know what I could be doing wrong here, I thought it would fit in this bug category. I'd of course be really happy to find out I just did something wrong that can easily be corrected. The first case (see figure1) is a big file with lots of plots imported from matlab. They were saved as .pdf there, one big multiplot figure and two subplots were imported from other figures. Within affinity designer, everything looked great, but then, when I exported the finished thing as pdf, a little bit of the axis labels got half transparent. This did not happen when I exported as a png. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlz74jqrghia6hi/figure1.png?dl=0 The second case is the other way around: I produced a figure in affinity designer that included transparent, coloured circles. I copied them several times and put outlines around some of them (sometimes using the cool "Montage" function), and for a reason I don't know their transparency is gone in an exported pdf but not in an exported png and not within affinity designer. And this only happens for some (two to be specific) of my 9 grouped venn diagramms. Really puzzling. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gwsehgb85rsabnn/figure2.png?dl=0 Edit: Using Mozilla firefox I can't upload files ... hope the links to dropbox work. Many cheers, Christoph
  24. As nice as things like live preview of layer blend modes are (and they are!) I can't help feeling a bit short changed by the layer transparency slider....? Anyone else feel like this? I'd really like a live preview of the layer's transparency as I drag the slider, but I have to let go and test it each time. I would say something like 'oh, I understand, it must be difficult to do...etc', but actually, can it really be that hard to make the transparency live? Or at least catch up, if you hold at a point, could it at least catch up to that point when it can manage it? While we're here, I find hue changes similarly frustrating - they do catch up, but I do think it feels a bit slow....anyone else?] Cheers Wayne
  25. Attempted to blend an imported photo into a black background using the transparency tool, something I've done many times in the past, but this isn't working in version 1.4. Anyone else? Any solutions?
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