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  1. Hi everyone. For some reason, moving even a single artboard around with a couple of shapes and text layers in it is pretty slow and lags a lot. My system specs are the following: Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD RX 580 8GB, 32GB RAM, NVMe SSD 512GB, running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and Affinity 1.10.1. Metal acceleration is fully supported and I’m getting good numbers in all kind of benchmarks and other apps, but artboards in Affinity Designer seem to be very slow for me. Tried all settings, Metal, OpenGL, OpenGL (Basic). Metal seems to be the fastest out of all (as it should be I suppose), but still not acceptably fast. It feels like 5-10 fps which is strange to me. Situation shown on video became even worse when moving group of artboards. I should mention that any other actions I do in Affinity Designer are remarkably fast and smooth (after many years of using Adobe apps). Color corrections, transforms, vector tools all of these are just flying. But artboards... Here’s a quick screen recording I made. You can also see detailed CPU and GPU load during performing this operation. I’m also attaching project file. Appreciate your thoughts and opinions. Artboards.mov Performance Analysis.afdesign
  2. Bonjour à tous, Est-il possible d'appliquer un style (dream métal - doré) à un pinceau ? Pour avoir un pinceau couleur or ? J'arrive à appliquer le style dream metal doré à un aplat ou à un contour simple (trait continu de base en faible épaisseur) mais je n'arrive pas à le combiner à un pinceau (type acrylique). Est-ce possible ? Un grand merci d'avance à toute la communauté !
  3. With metal hardware acceleration activated on an Apple Silicon Mac with Retina display, using a masked gradation curve inside a layer containing transparent areas, the transparency seems to be reduced on parts of that layer, even if the gradation curves mask doesn't should alter anything in that area. This problem only appears, if an image is present in the background. Without having a background image, the wrong transparency alteration does not happen. This seems to be a bug in metal hardware acceleration, because deactivating it solves the problem.
  4. Here are some metal styles (mostly silver and gold textures): The compressed styles file: metal-styles.afstyles.zip
  5. Made from this excellent tutorial:
  6. Can someone confirm whether that is possible? It seems to be possible in Affinity Designer, but not in Affinity Photo, which is weird. I thought the apps were pretty similar. First screenshot is Affinity Photo, second is Affinity Designer.
  7. Here are also some Div Metal Styles (mostly dark textured/structured ones) for those who might have a need for these! The compressed AD styles files ... Div Metal Textures.zip
  8. I'm just playing with a few lightning brushes, the grouping of layers, layer effects and the radial blur. Metal activated (as usual)
  9. Hello I have a problem I do not know why metal does not use the Nvidia graphics card, just intel, Thanks
  10. My initial install of AfDesigner had a set of default styles which included Metal, Rainbow, Onyx, Glass etc. I used a couple of them. Now looking for them again, they have disappeared and been replaced by a different set of defaults. What happened to them, and how can I get them back please?
  11. I've just downloaded Photos 1.7 and I've checked the performance settings and Hardware Acceleration isn't available for my GPU, but I think that it should be. I'm running an old cheese grater style Mac Pro, but with High Sierra and an NVIDIA GTX 680, which is an Apple Metal supported card. My graphics card isn't listed under Hardware Acceleration and instead it states 'no compatible GPU'. I've checked my Graphics information on the System Report and it states 'Metal - Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v3', so I would expect it to be compatible. Does Photo 1.7 have additional hardware requirements for Metal support?
  12. Hello there, I was trying to replicate the reflections on a pic and this was the result.
  13. Just a question, I'm using 1.7.1 on a a Power Mac 3 1, with High Sierra and a GTX770, which is Metal Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v3, but the Metal compute acceleration option is not available to me in the app prefs. Is this the way it's supposed to be?
  14. Hi, I just wanted to ask whether the Metal performance improvements on MacOS have been brought to Windows too, or are most effects here still being computed on the CPU?
  15. Let me first say that it was a real privilege to watch the Affinity Live presentation last night and to witness the obvious enthusiasm and vision of Serif in creating and marketing such a comprehensive suite of interactive products. I own all three and am delighted with them, though am far from being a power-user. However, one thing struck me quite forcibly last night: all the demonstrations in the presentation were running on either Mac or iPad. There was considerable time spent extolling the obvious benefits of e.g. using Metal to improve graphics speed and performance. I think I heard the word "Windows" once. It would have been very reassuring to be told that similar improvements in performance were also coming to Windows, or did I miss something??? I should add that I am also delighted that Affinity products are truly cross-platform, even though I don't own a Mac or an iPad, but it would be "helpful" to learn that we Windows users are not being forgotten in the striving to create a top-notch graphics/publishing/photo suite. Jeff
  16. Hi, I just purchase the Affinity Photo at Mac App Store. After installation, I tried to start the App and it crash after it show the start up banner. I am using iMac 2011 21.5" with Radeon Pro WX7100 eGPU on macOS 10.13.6. Any log / stacktrace I can provide for this issue? Thanks!
  17. Dear all, I am quite a newbie to photo editing and Affinity Photo. But after a Udemy Course and hours of searching tutorials, I got stuck on one topic :) The problem: I took a product photo of my watch for my online shop and have many reflections on the polished metal of the bezel. You can see fingers from me triggering the camera on the reflection of the bezel and also some spots on the bezel are overexposed, but nevertheless, I like this shot. My questions is: Is it possible to achieve a polished metal effect with any tool and retexture the bezel of my watch? I want to achieve a reflection as on the attached image. I am looking forward to your help!
  18. Hello, I am a nebbie at using the software and the forms so any help would be appreciated. What I am trying to do is add a Metal Shine to an image. We are a manufacturing company and so we have metal products and when I photograph them some of the surfaces are more matte and my boss wants them to look less matte and more, well shiny, bright, inviting. I'd share the specific photo but I can't so below are some links to kinda what I am talking about. Not Shiny/Duller Examples: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.UmraSCWBuNjy0Fhq6z6EVXa6/2pcs-High-Precision-Collet-Chuck-Set-6-35mm-8mm-Engraving-Trimming-Machine-Electric-Router-For-Machinery.jpg_640x640.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/Px8AAOSwt5hYamFT/$_35.JPG?set_id=8800005007 Shiny Fresher looking objects: https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-46537691064911/dunham-22j-collet-chuck-fits-a-6-degree-spindle-10.gif http://cdn1.grizzly.com/pics/jpeg500/t/t10413-1689e8719085baf590a6b6336a998edc.jpg Not as helpful as far as examples go but I'm basically looking for editing suggestions I should try and play around with. You know the right general direction to head. Thank you so much for your help!
  19. I am using affinity products and was wondering which is the best possible way to accelerate Designer. I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro? Is metal the best solution?
  20. Hi (Bonjour), I’m currently use a brand new iMac 5K 27 mid-2017 4.2 Ghz 32 Go RAM, latest High Sierra updates. The video card is a Radeon Pro 580 8192 Mo VRAM. I’m using Affinity Photo 1.6.7. What are the performance settings to get the fastest user experience with this iMac? Under DISPLAY: What to choose: Software, OpenGL (basic), OpenGL or Metal ? Should I use only integrated graphic GPU? Despite all my tests, I get constant similar performance with OpenGL or Metal or use GPU only? And the internal fan kick in very often. My Late 2012, top end iMac 27 doesn’t do worst. Does Affinity Photo is really optimized for Metal 2 ? FCP X rendering is two time faster on iMac 5K 2017. Thank you Michel
  21. Hello, yesterday I bought and installed Affinity Photo and I'm quite happy with it... However, now I looked into the preferences and there I read (in German, of course ;-)): "No compatible GPU" (I attached a screenshot) That would be a surprise for me, because the Radeon Pro 580 is the fastest in the iMac-lineup, with the exception of the iMac Pro, of course. Is that normal? Will it be fixed with future updates? Greetings from Hamburg, Sören P.S.: macOS High Sierra, 10.13.3
  22. Affinity Photo is a great piece of software, I love it! It would be great if Affinity Photo would be able to use the full potential of modern 10bit displays (aka support for one billion colors). This would allow to display smooth gradients without colour banding when working on 16bit images. Also it seems that Affinity Photo does not recognise the Vega Pro graphics card of the iMac Pro. The Option for Metal hardware acceleration is greyed out (no compatible device found).
  23. Hi all, A quick question... I'm running Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo on a Mac Pro 2010 with nVidia Quadro 4000 2gb GFX card on High Sierra 10.13.2 and cannot seem to get the 'metal' option under Performance to work - it's greyed-out. I've checked System Profiler and the report states Metal is supported. Interestingly, it works fine on my Macbook Pro Retina 15in (2012). Is this a bug?
  24. Running AP 1.6.6 (beta 7) on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with Touch Bar Suggestions as to what would the most applicable Performance settings for this machine?
  25. Hi all, I created a logo based on those of Vespa and Lambretta (I'm a longtime enthusiast). I 'chromed' them over the last couple of days. I'm getting the hang of it now but it was quite laborious. These are for my new Society6 shop, "Scooterissimo" (Stop laughing Paolo!) where EVERY product but one I've made is done in Affinity Designer. Link here: I'd love you to have a look: https://society6.com/coolprints Here's a poster of the Lambretta Li125 from 1958, all vector. Best wishes, Kevin (Generalissimo)
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