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  1. Hi all, I create a rectangle of 100 x 100 mm in Publisher. I fill the rectangle with a solid colour and give it a layer effect, e.g. a Gaussian Blur of exactly 50 px. I create a second rectangle of 50 x 50 mm and fill it as well. Now I copy the first, larger rectangle, click on the second, smaller rectangle and execute the command "Paste FX". The Gaussian Blur is transferred to the smaller rectangle, but its radius is only 22.8 px. Now I can enlarge the smaller rectangle, but the radius remains at 22.9 px. This makes absolutely no sense to me. Either effects are scaled
  2. Using Designer 1.9 on a Mac and a PC I would like to be able to tab through the numeric values in the Layer Effect window. For example: Adding a Shadow to an asset. 70% opacity <tab> The expectation is that the courser would go to the next field, in this case "radius" However, the tab simply functions as an enter for the Opacity setting and I have to physically click in the next field to change the numeric values. Additionally, a feature I would like to see, is the ability to copy a Layer Effect and paste it to another object in my illustration. Currently, right cli
  3. Following a recent upgrade to Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 on the mac and upgrade to 1.8.6 of Publisher. When attempting to use an outline on an image using layer effects, the gradient colour stops cannot be selected properly. Unable to switch from one end to the other end of the gradient colour circles. Shutting down publisher then restarting sometimes works but only once or twice. In the image attached the left colour circle is active. unable to click on or select any of the other 2 circles. I have since been able to continue by opening the document on another mac using version 1.8 and Ca
  4. Hi , as of today the layer affects panel has stopped Working on mac, won't let me choose effects on the panel, a restart gets it too work for one time choice, then back to not working again, this is happening in publisher too, so weird.
  5. Affinity Publisher newbie here. After working in Publisher with an image that had changed from "image" to "pixel", I found I was no longer able to draw a thin rule around it in the way it can be done with a text frame or image frame. There's always the Outline layer effect, but it does the job only partway. With Outline there don't seem to be controls for how the corners are drawn—they are always rounded. But is there a way to alter the corners using some other controls in the program?
  6. Hi, In Photoshop I used to be able to apply FX to a layer i.e a drop shadow then if I wanted to I could right click on the layer with the FX applied and select "Create Layer". This would create / convert the non destructive FX on that layer to pixels using clipping masks and layers. I found this feature really useful as I could remove parts of the drop shadow layer using masks giving me complete control of the FX. Can i request this feature to be added or do you have plans to add feature to Affinity Photo already? See screen shots attached as to where this feature is in Ph
  7. It would be great if there are options for copying, pasting, disabling and removing layer effects by right clicking on a layer. I know layer effects can removed by clicking on the fx icon and unchecking the boxes. What do you think friends?
  8. With Affinity Designer, I'm making a visual health cue of a bipedal figure, separating the torso, arms, and legs so that each section can independently show a health status with a color. This means several copies of each section's image layer with a different color (green means 100%, red is 25%, etc). I've isolated each section with a layer mask so I have to decide between adding a Layer Effect>Color Overlay, or Adjustment Layer>Recolor (or HSL) to each group of layers, or to each individual layer. Also wondering if it's more efficient to add the layer effect or adjustment layer to
  9. I added some text with layer effects (shadow, outer glow) on a gradient background. Here is how it's appearing at 90% zoom. Exported it into EPS with these settings: Opened the EPS and there are visible "rectangles" or "box" around the text! It's more visible in the latter text. I also noticed this in layers by hiding the background layer. Tried converting the text to curves. No change in result. I've attached the afdesign and EPS file. Is this a bug? TEST.afdesign TEST.eps
  10. Question: Is there a way to rotate object effects (i.e. a drop shadow) with the object they are attached to in AD? Example: To clarify what I mean, let's consider this example: I have a rectangle with a 45° drop shadow. Now, when I rotate the object by let's say another 45°, I'd want the shadow to also rotate with it (resulting in a 0°/90° drop shadow, depending on direction). Similar to "Scale Effect with Object", just for all the angles of the enabled effects. Related (2nd) Problem: At least it would be expected that when I embed a file that I created in AD into AP a
  11. Hi Affinity Team, It would be great to have Global Colours available in Layer Effects. For example when adding outer glow, I often use the same colour as the object on which I am applying the effect (e.g: outer glow) but it doesn't automatically change with the colour of the object, neither does it change when I update the Global Colour which I selected to apply to the effect (e.g: outer glow). In fact selecting a Global Colour in the colour palettes of Layer Effects is not available. It's a big waste of time when I have to go back and manually change the colour of the glow (or outli
  12. Hi, i have just tried the Affinity Photo trial, please move this topic if i'm posting in a wrong section. I have two problems with AP during the limited time i used it, first of all, the patterns break when loading a PSD file, i'm not sure if this has been addressed elsewhere or if there's a workaround for this as i'm very new to the software and i couldn't figure out a way to get it working, short of recreating the pattern and trying to apply it in a similar way as it was looking before. Was this an issue with my particular instalation/software/hardware configuration or is this an issue
  13. I have made a closed vector path in Photoshop. Applied an inner glow to the path. I can copy the path as SVG and paste into AD. The path gets pasted but not the effect applied to it. So...what tricks are there, if any, how to preserve vector layer effects when importing/pasting from Photoshop. Thanks
  14. Hallo, why does the emboss layer effect only work at a certain opacity of the brush? Or have I overlooked a setting?
  15. Again I had a task where I had to use Live Filters in combination with Layer Effects and encountered a display problem. At first I thought it was caused by my Win 7 system and the built-in graphics card. When I tried it on a Win 10 system, I got the same result! Since the error occurs systematically on Windows systems, I assume that there is a calculation problem in the Live Filter matrix. But I would be interested if this error also occurs on OSX systems with Metal GPU! Tested on: - Microsoft Windows 7 Enteprise x64 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1): HP EliteBook 8760w / 32,0G
  16. Hi All, first post ever here, but I'm sure I'll have more in the future. I'm really enjoying the use of AP and AD, and soon Publisher (have it, but haven't had a chance to play around yet). I looked for some posts which might cover this question, but I wasn't completely satisfied with piecing it together. First the story: I realized at the end of this project (my first going full AD native file stuff, and not using AI at all) that I can't save a .AI in case the client needs to get edits down the line. I understand the reasons behind that. I have been given an idea of saving a PDF and
  17. Ability to apply colour swatches to layer effects, such as the pictured Colour Overlay. Right now you can only use sliders and wheels on these. This is particular useful when used in conjunction with global colours. You can apply a global colour to a large number of layer effects, and change every single of them instance just by editing the global colour. I use this a lot in illustration, rather than paint any drawing in it's 'final colour', I have the brush set to black and the layer with a colour overlay effect attached to a global colour. If I later want to change the illustration colo
  18. I have attempted to lay out my Higher Functioning Autistic Spectrum Communication Guide on Affinity Publisher. The results are interesting. I love the control this package gives me over typography and the excellent column guides facility. I hope you like the results although I still have a lot to learn. Added a slight edit to give the poetry a separate demarcation on page two. I used the rectangle tool with reduced opacity and placed the rectangle behind that particular column. I was surprised to find that the 'send to back' function actually sent the rectangle behind the layers which were on
  19. With thanks to everybody who helped on the forum with how to out dent Dropped Caps, here is my latest layout in Affinity Publisher. I used the Manual Optical Alignment facility to achieve the out-dent effect. On the downside this affects the ability of the alignment function to centre the text frame automatically so it has to be adjusted by eye only. I Am a Good Boy I Am.pdf
  20. I have a text layer with an outer shadow layer effect on it and is set for multiply. When I look at the pdf it looks fine. But when I print it the layer has a faint background lightening. It seems to only be for layers with effects on them. Thoughts?
  21. Hello, I thought that I'd experiment in laying out a poem in PagePlus X9 and Affinity Publisher for comparison As you can see the results are very similar but PagePlus has the edge using features such as optical justification and use of filter effects for the drop shadow. Affinity Publisher layer effects aren't as versatile as PagePlus which is a shame. Admittedly I haven't found out how to successfully use optical justification in Affinity Publisher yet so that may be my own issue rather than the program's issue. I do think Affinity Publisher is a very polished and capable product though
  22. I will admit that my familiarity with use and defs proves limited at this point in time. In an effort to make it easier for plebs like me, could you export it as a similar svg filter object? When I use Affinity to export a project to SVG it exports anything with a Layer Effect as: <use id="Square-2-On" serif:id="Square 2 On" xlink:href="#_Image1" x="288.16" y="485.161" width="64.275px" height="83.71px" transform="matrix(0.988839,0,0,0.996549,0,0)"/> <defs> <image id="_Image1" width="65px" height="84px" xlink:href="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAEEA
  23. I've come across this just a few times but it's pretty annoying when it happens. When you select a preset style (ex. "glass"), it creates a layer effect but no properties are set in the effects panel...except opacity. There are about 5 other places to adjust opacity in AD but the one on the effects panel is extremely difficult to find when there is no indication there is "FX" attached to that layer. Hard to explain but it's a very real issue imo. If a layer style is selected and the only thing changing in the actual effects panel is opacity, there should still be an indicator showing "FX" atta
  24. Hi, dropper in Affinty Photo - Layer Effects - Bevel/Emboss - Outer - Highlight, Shadow - Colour doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong? Win 7 Thank you.
  25. How do I add more than one shadow (effect) to the same layer? For example, adding two different shadow effects to the same object?
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