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  1. Sometimes, when you divide some curved shapes the result are so many extralayers and curves. If the operation involves curves and some intersection, the amount of layers are so vast that crashes my laptop. As an example, create an elipse, copy the layer four times and arrange the elipse as a veen diagram (check the attached image 1). if you select the four elipses and divide them you will get what you expected: 8 curves. However, if before dividing the curves you have a fifth elipse and place it in the center of the diagram, select the five elipses and divide them, instead of 16 curves, you will get 152 curves. (check the attached image 2).
  2. Hi, just as I like this software and need to share some stuff, here are 2 or 3 pictures using stacking (panorama, and stacks) some effects have been applied with Nik Collection (HDR effects)
  3. Hello, my proposition is, we have an option to export curves to DXF or DWG. Im sure there are more people who not only use Affinity Designer for 2D graphics, but also for using its curves for cutting with laser or others. Sometimes i need DXF file for that, and PDF with curves is not supported by CNC. Obviously i can export it to svg and export by other programs, but its a way around this problem and not really a proper solution.
  4. I created a curve in Affinity Designer. I copy over, flip the horizontal to create two equal symmetrical shapes. With snapping on I move them so they are flush together, then I add curves again to create a new shape which are these two, identical and symmetrical shapes together. Why then does it add these nodes to the new curve?
  5. Hi, I'm on Photo 1.6.6, Mac OS 10.13.3. Just wondering - is there a trick to using the pen tool to draw multiple curves on the same layer? I draw the first curve, and I get image one (stroked to make it a bit clearer). What I'd like to to do is continue drawing on the same layer, to create a second curve. But as soon as I start to draw, Photo creates a second curve layer (image 2). I know that I can now select both layers, pull down the Layers menu and Choose Geometry... Add... (giving me image 3). This gives me what I want to achieve, but I wondered if it was possible to continue to draw additional curves without having to combine the layers afterwards. Thanks H
  6. I purchased Affinity at the Mac App Store yesterday and I am enjoying it greatly. I haven't been able, however, to activate or enable the picker on a curves panel. Is there a setting I have missed in the preferences or a particular keyboard shortcut? I watched a video where someone clicks on the picker and then on he image in order to place nodes in the curves adjustment. In my case this process is not working, I am unable to place nodes on the curves panel. Thanks for your help.
  7. I'm trying to use Affinity Photo to make a curves adjustment layer for digital negatives that will be used in a traditional darkroom process. I need to be able to compensate for the response curves of the medium (e.g. photographic paper, cyanotype) I will be contact printing the negative to. I can calculate the curve but I can't find a way of telling Affinity Photo to make an adjustment curve where input value 5 maps to output value 20, input value 16 maps to output 32, etc. as is possible in Photoshop. I'd be happy to have a way to create a preset in the text file or something if that is possible as the curve would be the same for all images made into negatives and darkroom printed to the same medium. Any ideas? Martin
  8. Hi, When using Curves Adjustment layer and selecting LAB color space for the curves adjustment for an image in RGB space, the histogram shown behind the curve is incorrect. It still shows the RGB channel histograms behind, such that Lightness curve has the Red channel histogram, AOpponent has the Green channel histogram, and BOpponent has the Blue channel histogram. This is very misleading and even worse than not having a histogram. The same happens for CMYK curves.
  9. Having a curves adjustment with the RGB / Alpha Channel selected and modified has no effect on alpha values on a Pixel layer. As comparison it has an effect when applied to a Mask layer. In the example below, my pixel layer has plenty of partially transparent areas, but no effect with the Curve adjustment.
  10. I'm going through the Affinity Designer Work Book and am doing the 'Lace Galleries' chapter. On page 325, they go through the process of drawing in pencil to create a series of random filled curves. You then group all these into one layer, duplicate layer several times, and with each duplicate you alter the scale and rotation so you end up with a series of even more random strokes/curves. I duplicate these groups as instructed. But whenever I go to move each group, the grouped curves layer jumps to the top of the layer stack, whereas before they were nested in the logo I have. What am I missing?
  11. Hi, Even if I use the whole pixels options, this sometimes fails, and I found some patterns: 1. For text for example, if you enter the font size, the width/height/x/y become decimals. This only happens for the ARTISTIC TEXT TOOL, not the FRAME TEXT TOOL. 2. When resizing an object either by hand, while holding down SHIFT, or when entering a WIDTH or HEIGHT value and having the "lock aspect ratio" enabled. That also results in decimals. It's really annoying for web, where you have whole pixels. Whole pixels is extremely important when working on something for the web, where everything has to be pixels perfect. Thank you, Chris
  12. In AP 1.6.1 I have a live Curves adjustment with changes to the Alpha channel, nested inside a mask. This does affect alpha channel of the mask, and indirectly what the masks makes transparent. I would like to destructively merge the adjustment into the mask it affects. Clicking on the Merge button in the Curves Adjustment does nothing other than adding a new entry to the history. Please implement the feature to be able to destructively apply live adjustments to masks. To be clear I am looking for a way of getting a mask, with identical behavior as my current combination of mask with nested adjustment. As a separate feature request, please make the Merge button in the adjustment dialogs disabled in cases when it doesn't make sense, and won't actually merge anything.
  13. In AP 1.6.1, I have a mask with a Curves adjustment in Alpha channel nested as child layer of the mask. How can I merge the adjustment into the mask? For example clicking the Merge button in the dialog of the Curves layer does not seem to do anything other then adding a new entry to the history.
  14. Hi, I'm trying to join these two separate curves into one complete curve. Sometime the 'Join curves' -option joins these nodes, sometime I have to close Designer and open it again, for it to do something with this option, most of the times nothing happens. Sometimes it just joins random nodes (or it seems that way), regardles of which nodes have been chosen. Am I doing something wrong, or is there some bug or something else worth knowing? I've read most likely all there is related to this kind of issue, but have not found a solution. Any ideas?
  15. I have attached a PSD file that I do not believe is importing properly to Photo. I have a black backdrop layer, and a number of layers with curves with applied layer effects (to make it look like a yellow, glowing "ray"). When imported to Photo, the layers with the curves appear empty. I saw another post on importing curves, but that seemed focused on work paths, and I don't think that's what I have here. (Warning: I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to curves.) Any help appreciated. curves-problem-demo.psd
  16. Hi, I was just surfing youtube yesterday and I came across a video by Sean Tucker: At 7:50, Sean uses hue saturation and lumance sliders to edit inividual colours in his image. I was wondering if you can do this in affinity photo. I am interested in buying it soon so any answer will help me in making my decision. Thanks, Jayvin.
  17. Hi everyone, here´s a Questin comming from our PR appartment. We are Architects, and our Company produces Plans and views of Architectural Projects using CAD software, that will be printed as PDF files.. now, when importing them, Illustrator, as well as Affinity Designer seperate lines ore layer with for example dotted lines or to exploded separated lines.. so you get hundredts of seperated single shapes, that before belonged to for example ony on Autocad line, that was just told to be dotted... and.. using Designer or Illustrator kills the possibilty to change their look afterwords. nevertheless, Designer seems to organise the seperated shapes a little bit further into Groups, and my question now is, can i just select the segments inside of such a group and combine them into one single easier editable curvesegment ? is there a way `?
  18. I am trying to create an eye shape. I did this by closing and joining two quarter circle curves: But now the right side of the shape still consists of two nodes on top of each other (see below, I dragged on of them away so you can see both of them ). How can I join those two nodes, so that my eye shape consits only of two nodes and not three? If I just delete that node, the lower curve is not symmetric anymore and I can't figure out to get the symmetry back. If I can't join them, what is a better way to create an eye shape?
  19. High Sierra 1.5.5 Layer "Page 1" makes no issue, but when coming into the sublayer "3D Lack", which is again grouped containing curves i get the issue; The group in the export gets rendered as Image. Verified as Pixel in Preview and reopening in Affinity Designer tells me the same. Any Idea, what is wrong or what has to be changed. I worked around into ungrouping everything for my printing supplier. Cheers, Andreas PS:Hopefully PDF export will be prepress ready soon or the publisher fixing those issue! support-exportissue_R01.afdesign Page1-outputIssue_beidseitig_R01.2.pdf
  20. When converting a many layered doc to pdf for print, we need to convert all text to curves. Select All + Convert to Curves works, unless some layers are locked. Is there a way to determine if there are any "Text" layers in a document? Thanks.
  21. Hi all, Just a small tutorial: To convert a curve to it's outlines, do the following: 1. Klick on the curve. 2. Set the thickness you desire. 3. In Menu LAYER klick on Expand Stroke. Done.
  22. Hello Affinity team! I've had some problems with merging curves layers and in the result I asked this wonderful community for help. At first I thought I must be missing some tools and someone here will guide me to the light, but seems like it's the software that misses pretty important tool. Please, get familiar with the thread I started: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/46069-designer-simplifying-closing-single-curve/& Issues: - dividing curves when hitting "Add" - no easy solution to merging curve that overlaps itself 2 ideas emerged: - breaking curves in innocuous places and then hitting add, - creating rectangles in divided areas and then removing some of the nodes. It's something and working for now, but it's pretty time consuming, and for someone facing deadlines on the daily basis can be a deal breaker. Suggestion: - getting "Add" tool to merge singe curve that overlaps itself, - or creating another tool that will do so.
  23. Hi Guys Once again another newbie, but I hope you have some brain energy to spare! My current predicament is, even after reading the AD guide, that I'm unable to find a way to equally space rhomboids within my design. My design essentially is a suite of Amor with varying rhomboids to make up the armour, Im looking for a way to make sure that all the pieces have equal distances between them. I have tried the transform tool but this is really restricted to nodes within each curve to a X and Y coordinates which would require a lot of pythagoras! I was thinking is there any way to set equal distance between the lines which the nodes create?
  24. 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
  25. Hi there, first of all, congratullations for the app. Do you have plans to implement in curves, the option to see the image in background, of the histogram for every color chanel (I dont know i writing it right in english, see the attached image). I think that is imprescindible for a profesional retouching photo soft. Thanks.
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