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  1. So here is the problem, first with respect to the selection tool which is not the same issue as the one already noted in this thread. You will see in the video that there is a small piece of highlighted area and each time I use the selection tool with Subtract, it removes it but then crashes on close. On reopen the selection is still active. RPReplay_Final1593820169.mov I discovered that the way that I could get rid of the selection was to simply ‘double tap’, then save. It then reopens without the selection active. IMG_1042.MOV So from there I wanted to put a vignette on using the methods described in the tutorial section. I opened the image that I double tapped to remove the selection to put the vignette on. It is important to note that this crash with the vignette does not occur on any other image, just this one. I have also built the vignette from scratch, not used the macro and that doesn’t make a difference. I have done the following, re-installed AP, I have actually recreated this image which is a 3 image vertical pano and it crashes on the new image. I will be very happy to upload the original images for you testing. The one thing that would like to note is that I believe that it has something to do with the colour layers. Credit to disjecta and Olivia Sarikas. IMG_1037.MP4
  2. We use the Selection tool a lot for tasks like: Create a limited area in which effects will be applied Make numerically precise selection areas which may be converted into elements such as buttons, texture tiles etc. We are a little surprised that Affinity Photo is missing crucial selection features which have been available in other commercial software from over two decades, and even in free software like Fotografix (1 MB photo editor for Windows). The Affinity Photo team should consider implementing the following features in the upcoming versions. Till then, the use of this application by multimedia applications developers, UI developers, web developers will be inconvenient to state it charitably. Specifically, the following should be implemented: Ability to constraint the selection ratio by horizontal : vertical Ability to create a selection of specific pixels in dimension (horizontal x vertical), or even in paper-units (inch / cm / pt, depending on the resolution of the current document) Ability to create elliptical selections as a ratio of two radius ratios, ability to create elliptical selections as per two radius units in pixels Ability to create triangular selections as a ratio of sides / sides and angles, ability to create triangular selections in pixels (not implemented in any software that I know of) Ability to rotate the selections, along with resizing, and dragging handles - for a perfect placement and fit (while respecting aspect ratios if defined) Numerical controls in Scale / Rotate actions on layers (instead of manual resizing) Even GIMP implements these, which I used to use, before purchasing Affinity Photo.
  3. I am having a problem while zoomed in on smaller details. After zooming in to draw with the vector brush or pencil, if I want to go back and edit the stroke with the node tool or selection tool I cannot get it to select the stroke I have the cursor on. If I move the cursor to the left completely away from the stroke it will finally select the stroke. I kind of have to fish around to get it to select the stroke I want to edit. I can select the stroke from the layers panel with no problem as long as I know which one it is.
  4. Crash example every time I try to use selection tool to create new layer I crash out on iPad iOS 13 mini 5th gen using Apple Pencil see enclosed video and crash report can also supply images (original) JetsamEvent-2020-04-07-112819 affinity crash report.ips
  5. Q1: I can't Drag to Select multiple ellipses (each is on its own layer). Is this something in my Snapping Settings? Q2: at the Bottom pop up menu when move tool is active are the following choices: Add to selection; select under; select inside; about center; and then 6 more small icons -- what are these for??? here is what my current Snapping settings are: Note that under Document> Snapping: there are these settings: (is this why I can’t drag/select multiple objects?) Enable Snapping is turned OFF Force Pixel Alignment is turned OFF Preset is set to Custom Candidates is set to Candidates List (greyed out as Enable Snapping is OFF) Show Snapping Candidates is OFF Max Candidates is set to 6; Tolerance is set to 8 Force Pixel Alignment is OFF Move by whole pixels is Blue (ON) Only snap to visible layers is ON Snap to grid is OFF Snap to Guides is ON Snap to Spread is ON Include Spread Midpoints is ON Snap to shape keypoints is OFF Snap to layer geometry is OFF Snap to layer bounding boxes turned ON Include box midpoints: ON Snap to gaps and sizes: OFF
  6. Hi I have been trying to use the Selection Brush tool, to put an object from a photo i have taken, on to a white background. But after pressing "refine" and putting the white background, som square lines seem to appear (Some times they are white, other times they are black). It has happened before when using it and i can´t seem to make them disappear. It is possible for me to erase the lines with the erase brush tool, but it takes too much time to do every time. What am i doing wrong, and how can i remove them? Best regards, Emma.
  7. Hello, I'm an affinity novice. Struggling to work out from tutorials how to colour a specific area of background. Have attached photo example. Want to eliminate busy area in top right hand corner and replace with the grey of the rest of the background. Have managed to select area using brush tool but that is as far as can get! Any tips/advice appreciated!
  8. Sorry, I wasn't in the Add mode. I don't know how to delete my post, so I'm just editing it. All is well now. Thanks. I'm pretty new to Affinity and loving Photo! But I'm trying to select small parts of an image and pasting each to a new layer. It worked perfectly for three layers and now the selection tool does nothing although the history says, "Raster smart selection brush and drag" with each click. But it's like it's locked out. I tried on another image and it still isn't working. Did I do something to turn it off? Tried it in an afphoto file and also a tif. I'm using the trial version of Photo since yesterday. Will be purchasing in a few days. Does that have something to do with it? Thanks for your help, Susan
  9. [UPDATE 2]: Resolved. See my post below. It appears to have been a caching issue with the program itself during upgrade. My steps to reproduce and fix it are also there. Cheers. [UPDATE]: Just went to a previous version and have the same issue, but hadn't used the took in quite some time. Am I simply trying to use it in a way it's intentionally not being enabled? On the latest Affinity Photo (v1.6.4.104) on Windows 10 64-bit, the free hand selection tool won't let me select the polygon and magnetic options, and I can't select a mode (add/subtract/intersect) either. This is the case on background, new pixel layers, rasterized layers, etc. There is no interaction. It's as if they are simply unselectable, even from a UI interaction perspective.
  10. Ok. I have many problems with the iPad version of affinity lately. - I am unable to place a photo whether from camera roll or iCloud. - The adjustment bars for the cropping tool disappeared. I have to exit and restart. - It crashes whenever I’m doing 12 raw merge. - It crashes whenever I’m doing 3 panorama. - This is the worst! I am unable to select, crop, rotate. This happened after the crashes. Force closing the app and restarting did not help. This is the second time I have to reinstall the app due to this. I’m using the first gen iPad Pro, IOS 11.3
  11. I've been using Photoshop since 92 and one of my most used tools it the lasso tool. I've been using the beta version of Affinity Photo for a few weeks and the most troublesome aspect for me so far is the Freehand Selection tool. The Lasso tool has the option to click a point and move to the next point until the entire selection is complete. You can see your selection being created as you move. With the Freehand Selection tool rather than just seeing the line your creating you have "marching ants" with the start point connected to the end point. For complicated (and simple) selections this is extremely distracting. It really complicates the selection process. Is there an option coming sometime in the future to have this tool work more like the Lasso tool in PS and loose the marching ants until the selection is complete? So far other than this, I'm really liking your program.
  12. Hi, We have a logo watermark that we use in our videos that is on a transparent background. The edges of the image appear slightly rough, and I am wondering if there is a way to smooth these out so the image has a more polished and finished look? Thanks in advance
  13. I Can't seem to be able to get rid of a murky hue that exist around an image (attached). I've used refine tool decreasing border width and ramp unticked matte edges. Other suggestions welcome!
  14. Hello everyone, hello Affinity team, first of all, I love your software - its awesome! Using it for Mac and the iPad Their is a small thing, that would improve your software - its about the freehand selection tool. Can you "steal" the idea from the ProCrate app for the iPad? How their freehand selection tool works? Their selection tool is pretty cool. You can stop the selection if you lift of the pen, BUT if you put the pen again on the iPad, then it connects the points where you ended and were you started again. If you are ready with the selection, you can double tip on a little circle on the beginning of the selection, so its closes the selection. So the hole selection part becomes very easily. I´m not an native speaker, so I hope I could make the idea clear- in my opinion this is the perfect freehand selection tool, because you can take breaks and don't have to do the hole selection in one hand gesture or to refine it the hole time with selection/selection again and again. Maybe you could look at the ProCreate App to understand what I mean. I think this little feature would be a big improvement. Have a nice day - you guys and girls are doing great work!!!! <3 Oh and their is one last thing- could you change that you have so save the selections on the iPad version on an extra channel? That is pretty unwieldy . I would love it, if you just can do a thing like "command+click" like on the desktop version. Or just tip on the layer and hold for a sec. to make a selection- that would be pretty cool.
  15. Hello everyone, hello Affinity team, first of all, I love your software - its awesome! Using it for Mac and the iPad Their is a small thing, that would improve your software - its about the freehand selection tool. Can you "steal" the idea from the ProCrate app for the iPad? How their freehand selection tool works? Their selection tool is pretty cool. You can stop the selection if you lift of the pen, BUT if you put the pen again on the iPad, then it connects the points where you ended and were you started again. If you are ready with the selection, you can double tip on a little circle on the beginning of the selection, so its closes the selection. So the hole selection part becomes very easily. I´m not an native speaker, so I hope I could make the idea clear- in my opinion this is the perfect freehand selection tool, because you can take breaks and don't have to do the hole selection in one hand gesture or to refine it the hole time with selection/selection again and again. Maybe you could look at the ProCreate App to understand what I mean. I think this little feature would be a big improvement. Have a nice day - you guys and girls are doing great work!!!! <3 Oh and their is one last thing- could you change that you have so save the selections on the iPad version on an extra channel? That is pretty unwieldy . I would love it, if you just can do a thing like "command+click" like on the desktop version. Or just tip on the layer and hold for a sec. to make a selection- that would be pretty cool.
  16. Hi, I have got an odd problem. I selected some text to try and change it. When I finished with it the select boundary (black and white line) would not go. It didn't stop me carrying on with my work. I've moved the artboard so the ghost select line is not in the way. Any ideas of why this happens and how to get rid of it (I'm presuming one way to get rid is to open another document and copy the artboardfs into it)? Thanks.
  17. I have attempted to try the selection tool and while using it, I can not seem to snap the edges onto what I want. The problem is not because it can not read it but I can't find the snapping selection. There should be a mode on the top bar allowing you to snap, change the width, add/subtract, and refine, however that whole bar does not show up. Is there a way to turn on this bar or setting?
  18. Hi, Do we have any option to select strokes and shapes using a freehand selection tool in Affinity Designer? When there are multiples strokes drawn near by and you want to select only a few you want to do it with a freehand selection method . but right the only option of selection (arrow tool) seems to select everything in rectangular selection when you drag the tool. Using shift select each stroke can be very tedious if you are working with a lot of strokes/shapes. Please let me know if I am missing something. thanks
  19. It would be great if Designer allowed to temporarily switch to the Selection tool by pressing the Control key. I find it frustrating to keep pressing the V key to initialize the Selection tool. It would also be great if pressing the Ctrl key + the Spacebar temporarily initialized the Zoom tool. Thanks, Dawid
  20. Currently, if you click on an empty (hollow, unfilled) area that's surrounded by an object, Designer will select that object. This is frequently (perhaps even usually) not what you want, especially since there can be numerous objects surrounding the empty area (thus making the selection uselessly ambiguous anyway). Currently in Designer you have to use the Option key to cycle through ALL overlapping objects. That is a deal-breaker. I find it incredible that this is deemed an acceptable way to work. How many illustrations don't have objects depicted within the boundaries of other objects? In the attached example, I can't select the blue line by clicking on it, even though nothing's covering it. Please fix this.
  21. This is basically a bump of this topic: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/13457-pressing-the-space-bar-when-drawing-a-shape-should-temporarily-allows-us-to-move-it/ Attached a gif from the thread to more easily describe it.
  22. Hi, I purchased the Licenses version of Affinity Photo from Itunes. I installed in on my iMac. We want to switch ourselves from Photoshop to Affinity Photo but we are facing the following major problems, listed below: 1. Selection Tool a. There is no polygonal Lasso tool. Is there any alternative to that? b. Cannot select more than one region using the pen tool. How can we add two selections without getting the first path deselected? 2. Color Lock There is no color lock available for layers, that prevents colors to go outside the layer boundary. Do you have such a lock? Can it be achieved using any plug-in? 3. Smudge tool Smudge tool is breaking up the mixed colors thus creating a dirty color instead of smudging them properly. Is there any setting required to fix that? 4. Auto Select When we are clicking on a particular part of the image to check which layer that region is in, the group is getting selected in which the layer belongs but that particular layer remains unrecognizable. Thus we have to find the layer manually. Is there a way to select layers instead of groups? 5. Warp Tool When we want to warp a particular selection of a layer and select it with selection tool, the mesh warp tool is applying the result in the entire layer instead of applying just on the selected region. How can we apply warp only on a selected region? 6. Straight Line We cannot draw straight line in any angle using the brush tool by pressing the Shift key. Is there any other way to do that? 7. Canvas Rotation We cannot rotate the canvas in an angle for our ease of painting. Is there any way to do that? Please assist us so we can fully utilize this software. We really like everything else this application is offering. If there is any plugin or bugfix, we are also ready to go for that. Kindly revert with your suggestions. Thanks, Sachin
  23. Hello, I have been using photoshop by now and am new to affinity.. I am trying to find a selection tool that lets me select different points like e.g. the "magnetic selection tool" in photoshop, if there is something like that at all. Thanks for your advice
  24. When I'm designing I deal with text, graphics and photos. I am constantly switching from move tool to text tool. What is the fastest way to interchangeably switch from Text tool to Move tool. I know Escape is the one key and clicking outside the text box while holding Command so then to select V for the Move tool. The same case in illustrator, but I wonder if there is a plan to find a faster or more accessible to one key that does both. I have been on AD and AP since December. Trying not to use my old version of CS, so far so good, I have completed two designs with AD..
  25. Hello. I have a t-shirt design I was working on this pasted weekend, and no mater what I did in Affinity Photo, I could not cut out a white background from a scene shot I had taken to use on this product. I'm trying to switch from Photoshop, where I could cut out a white background with ease, to Affinity Photo looking pretty bad and unusable. Could anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong here? I would love to stop using Photoshop, but I can't when I can't even cut out a simple background. Note: I put a white box over the design just so no would think I'm trying to advertise my T-shirt here.
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