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  1. Hello! I would like to design materials for school, so I purchased clip arts and fonts to design the materials I'll be selling. I would like to export my documents as pdf and want them to be protected, so when purchased by customers, they cannot change, alter or add anything to my work. How can I do that on PC? Thank you very much for your precious help!
  2. Hi there, I'm using Designer, and need to export 40 artboards, that have complex groups, as a flattened PDF. What is the best way to do this? Thanks! Anj Edit: found out that there is an option for it in Export
  3. Hi everyone, I've recently switched to Affinity Photo and am globally very happy with the program. However, I'm noticing something strange: The effect of a Live Filter sharpening layer (any of the three: clarity, UMF, high pass) seems to be dampened when I merge the layer down or flatten the image. The effect isn't completely lost, its just reduced, but visibly so. This isn't a jpeg compression thing, because the reduction is visible there in Affinity Photo, before any exporting or saving. I'm on a Windows 10 system, if for some reason that should be important. I've tried putting the sharpening filter immediately above the pixel layer, putting it at the very top, merging each layer as a separate step, just exporting without flattening... Am I doing something wrong? Has anyone else observed this? And if so, is there a workaround for it? Thanks to all in advance!
  4. Hi there, I'm having a recurring problem when I flatten my images. A thin white line appears on the edges of my photo, usually (but not always) on the right and bottom edges. I create repeat patterns, so usually after resizing a photo, I flatten it before using the affine button. I then offset X & Y my image to 50% to work on the image - and that is usually when those lines appear. It is especially an issue for me because I need the image to become a repeat tile, and the white lines break the image. I've attached the file to this post. Thanks Anna
  5. Please consider adding a Flatten Command to the Layers menu drop-down and in the Layers panel drop-down. I learned that the command exists in the Documents drop-down during a discussion on the AP Facebook group.. It works fine but would be much more efficient and intuitive to have it while working with multiple layers, including all those adjustment layers and filters. Thanks for the consideration, Dik Salsbury
  6. Hi, I know there was some discussion of this a long time ago and a feature was added for this, but I was wondering if the option could be expanded slightly. Within the Layers Panel in Affinity Photo, you can "Merge Visible" layers and also "Merge Down", but unlike Photoshop, the option to "Flatten" all the layers is not within the Layers Panel, instead it's within the Documents Menu at the bottom - not so obvious. Is there any chance of having this option added to the the Layers Panel Right click menu like the other options? It may seem that it already exists elsewhere, so there is not point, but it would be logical to include it in the Layers Options and it would also save the user time moving to the main menu instead of working within the Layers Panel. Thanks, Jay.
  7. When I use editorial brushes (healing, blur, clone) when group of layers is selected, layers of this group being flattened automatically. In complicated projects this feauture can spoil some block of work. I made complicated group and just forgot to select exact layer which I want to edit with editorial brush and after edit group was flattened what I didn't want to. Because this group meant to be editable.
  8. When I merge layers, Photo places random pixels on the photo being edited. I sometimes see the same weird behavior when flattening all layers. I often see one pixel, but sometimes see a row of pixels. This behavior occurs in all current product versions and betas. I have attached a project file with history included. I have circled the pixel that was added. If you undo the merge action, you can see the pixel goes away. I suppose it's possible that opening my project on a different computer may result in the pixel(s) being placed in a different location, or not at all. I will allow you to access my computer remotely if this would help recreate the bug. untitled.afphoto
  9. I spent the past two hours reducing a logo from a billion separate elements to three (white, light, dark) for vinyl printing. But this shouldn't take as much effort as it did. I couldn't find a simple way to 'flatten' this image, so I had to manually add/subtract/divide many elements many times. The outermost line and white background are not a problem, simply select everything and add. But the darkest shade is made up entirely of outlines of shapes such as the fries. So I cannot simply add those together as it will create one big clump. I also can't just make them all outlines and transparent centers because you'd see the underlying layers. So for each fry i had to: -expand stroke -copy the inside -copy the shape and make transparent (so you only have the stroke) -subtract the stroke from the inside. -subtract the result from the original shape -subtract all the higher layers from the original shape Does anyone know a decent workflow for this type of work in Affinity Designer? I also reckon this is something that can be done algorithmically. At least in the sense that we should be able to divide the visual end result in contiguous blobs of one color. That means the dark green would be 1 element, and the white and light green about two dozen islands each. I'd still have to manually group those into one element but it'd already be much closer to what the endresult would be.
  10. Hi, I've just downloaded Affinity for iPad on my iPad Pro 12.9" and have been working on some photos. Doesn't really have any problem until I try to flatten my layers and the process takes forever. I've tried waited 30mins and it's still going, is this normal for the progress to be so long? I'm only working on 3 layers with some masking and layer adjustments. I've also tried to exported it as JPEG and I'm stuck at the "preparing to export". Anyone facing with the same problem? By the way, the photos are taken with my Cano 5Ds so the file size cold be a factor? regards, Calvin
  11. Hey guys, I'm having a problem: I have an urban scale map (black and white), which I want to get rid of the smaller houses: Before: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddcm2seq8pkv7ez/threshold%20before.png?dl=0 After: https://www.dropbox.com/s/78d29hzflotnrdf/threshold%20after.png?dl=0 I want to export both versions of the image, but no matter what I do, merge all layers, flatten the whole document (by grouping everything and rasterizing), the ,,Before" state is exported. How should I export it? Thanks, b
  12. PHOTO I've noticed this for a while but didn't think to post. You have an image. Make sure 'force pixel alignment is off'. Perform a crop. Then either rasterize the layer or flatten the document and many times there will be a small 1px transparent edge(s) on the image. If it is completely transparent shouldn't it be cropped away? Using 'force pixel alignment' fixes this but it seems that it is not accurate behavior with it off.
  13. 'morning guys/gals, 2 quick questions please (and thanks): 1) in the image below (thumbnail and file attached) you will see a logo image that was originally on a black rectangular background. I cropped the L and R sides to get rid of portions of the background so as to create an even-ish border. How can I get rid of the still-remaining blue lines outlining the original boundaries of said black rectangle background? ...and, 2) in order to distort/stretch this image (logo portion), don't I simply 'convert to curves' the grouped layers then click/drag whichever node I'd like to 'pull' on? My goal is to be able to manipulate the image by independently move nodes to create perspective changes in some cases, or make the image look curved in other cases (as if on a cylindrical surface such as a telephone pole, etc). Does the image/layers need to first be flattened. Big thanks from a newbie! -Christo CVlogoBlueCropLines.afdesign
  14. Thanks in advance friends... ...when flattening into a single pixel layer, do I first need to rasterize the grouped layers? Not sure how to do this, i.e, I'm unclear on the steps involved, and the proper order in which to perform them. A brief walk-thru would be greatly appreciated. FYI - I am wanting to manipulate the Flat image (bend, curve around a cylindrical surface such as a large barrel or a utility pole, alter perspective and/or viewing angle, stretch by pulling/moving nodes independently of each other, etc). greateful for your help, -Christo
  15. Dudes/Dudettes, a little help please... Missing something obvious and simple again, I'm sure - and I've sincerely tried to research the forums myself, doing my own leg-work but am just stuck on this one. This time I brought along some visual aides. Working on a MacBook Pro with AD 1.5, all I am trying to do is remove the white background behind this black tote back (see images below). After surveying the forums, I understood that in order to accomplish this I needed to do the following (please point out my error): 1) add new Pixel layer over image 2) outline the image wanting to kept using Selection tools (I used the Brush selection tool)...pardon the crudely traced selection line, I'm just practicing 3) Invert the Pixel selection (I used the Ctrl+Shift+I keyboard shortcut)... **this is where I'm stuck - a post in the forum says to now 'paint in the selected area'. Would I not used the In-Fill tool by selecting a color then clicking on the selected area? This is what I tried, yet was unable to paint-in the selection. Feel like a major dork here guys - what am I missing? -Thanks as always AD Fam, --Christo
  16. I can't do "Merge Selected" (Ctrl+Shift+E) if there's no pixel layer at the bottom of the selected items in the layers list. In the help pages it doesn't say that the bottommost layer of my selection has to be a pixel layer. Please check the screenshot below.
  17. I hope I'm missing something that so far doesn't feel so intuitive... I'm trying to export a (scaleable) PDF for print, and am unable to figure out how to flatten the image prior to export so that all colour/effects are incorporated into the file (without raster). I've tried multiple export options (PDF), but it feels like I'm missing a step. Is there a way to 'flatten' the 'group'? And is a scaleable PDF possible via any export option so that the resulting image appears as vector? Thanks in advance.
  18. Hello, After doing my work up on layers, I wish to "flatten image" (PS) in order to save it as tiff. Right now, I am doing "merge down" on each layer. Which is pretty boring. Is there any "flatten image" fonction ? Or I missed something. Thanks!
  19. I've been trying to export as layered Photoshop file to bring into FCP X. However, seems to come out as flattened only. I saw a previously topic and I'm thinking that is the case. Can someone confirm? If so, I guess the only way to do it is to make a "slice" of each layer then export all. Am I correct in that assumption? Thanks
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