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  1. So I'm using a school Mac laptop for Affinity Pro, and the screen is small so a few of the tools won't show up on the left hand side, including the one that I need to use right now which is text. All of the other bars on the screen can scroll, the picture, the tools on the right side, but the tools on the left hand side won't scroll. I can't drag it down any further and it's actually starting to piss me off. Any help from someone would be really appreciated, thanks.
  2. I noticed this error began last week. I did not need to use the program so I shrugged it off as some random error. But now I am noticing a lot of my Affinity files arent opening/loading. Instead after a long wait time, the attached message appears. It says that the file is open somewhere else which is not possible. I can't find anything related to this issue when I search the forums or Google. Was curious if anyone can assist me. Thanks again.
  3. So, whenever I try to add a transparent image to my canvas on affinity designer the background on the image turns from transparent to black? How do I make it transparent? am I doing something wrong?
  4. Hiya! So I'm having a little trouble with texture pack vectors when it comes to trying to select vector group. In Illustrator I'm able to select which texture group I'd like and it grabs the entire texture, but I noticed that with designer it groups it differently. For example, half the texture will be in it's own group but the other half of the texture will be combined with a separate group. Sounds weird I know but I've attached some pictures to kinda show what I mean.
  5. To be inspired by the downloadable Affinity Photo Help I've created ibook for Affinity Designer. Hopefully it is OK to share it within this community. Download link: https://app.box.com/s/feur5p14invtuqz6c9rs6qm7wohsj3g5 Notes: All credits belong to Affinity team :) It is not 100% copy of original Help in AD. The formatting is slightly different (page layout, bullets, colours, etc.) so don't be confused. The file format is .ibooks. Sorry, I didn't use EPUB or other but I guess every user has iBooks installed :) Sorry if some references / hyperlinks are missing. I use old-fashioned "copy&paste" method to create this file. I've exported this file from iBooks Author to PDF too, but for some reason the hyperlinks don't work. Anyway if you prefer PDF here is the download link.
  6. Good day, I need help. I already bought 60€ PaySafeCard, but I noticed I only can pay via PayPal and Creditcard. Is there any way to pay via paysafe? Please answer soon! ~Wolf
  7. Photo

    This thread contains a variety of commonly asked questions ranging from straightforward tasks to more technically demanding operations. We've worked hard on providing lots of tutorial content - you can see all the videos at affin.co/PhotoVids - and we hope you find the videos useful in getting to grips with the app. Let's begin! --- Q: I'm completely new to image editing, where do I start? A: Check out our Beginners Series! You can also download practice files used in the videos. --- Q: How do I copy and paste a part of one image into another image? A: See Cutting Out. --- Q: How do I make some basic adjustments to my images? A: See these videos: Adjustment Layers Levels Curves Split Toning and Selective Colour --- Q: There’s no write-up or documentation about the app and its tools! A: There is, it’s in-app. We keep it up to date and make sure it’s comprehensive. See Accessing Help. --- Q: How do I resize an image? A: See Image/Canvas Resize. --- Q: Where's the option to transform/scale/rotate layers? A: Check out Scaling and Transforming. --- Q: How do I export my images from Photo? A: See these videos: Exporting Export Compression Efficiency --- Q: How do I remove unwanted elements from an image? A: Use the Inpainting Brush. --- Q: I just want to make my image black and white, can I do that? A: You can: Creative Black and White. --- Q: I want to change the colour of somebody's eyes, what's the easiest approach? A: Try one of these two techniques explored in Changing Eye Colour. --- Q: Can I add text/watermarking to my images? A: Yes, see Text: Watermarking/Branding. --- Q: How do I get started with Frequency Separation and retouching? A: See these videos: Frequency Separation Nature Portrait: Worked Example --- Q: I can't recover highlights very well with RAW files, any tips? A: Try using a Custom Tone Curve and Maximising your Raw Latitude. --- Q: Can I merge bracketed exposures to HDR images? A: You bet, Photo's 32-bit support in general is really comprehensive. Check these out: HDR: Merging & Tone Mapping HDR: Tone Map Presets HDR: Panoramas HDR: Preprocessing HDR: Advanced Editing HDR: Ghosts Removal HDR: 32-bit Editing --- Q: I don't understand how layers work, any advice? A: Try Layer Concepts first, then watch Layers Overview. --- Q: Any further tips and tricks on layers? A: Yes, find out how Layer Nesting works, and how to alter nesting behaviour with Layer Creation Behaviour. --- Q: What are live filter layers and how do I use them? A: See Live Filter Layers. --- Q: I'm into focus stacking, can Photo do that? A: Yes, in Photo it's called focus merging. See these videos: Focus Merging Focus Merge Retouching --- Q: Adjusting shadows and highlights isn't very effective, any ideas? A: We have a much more effective filter rather than the adjustment, see Shadows/Highlights. --- Q: I really don’t understand DPI and Resolution, what the are the differences, which should I be changing? A: See Understanding DPI. --- Q: What is stacking and what can I do with it? A: See these examples: Noise Reduction Object Removal Exposure Merging Exposure Blending Long Exposure Simulation --- Q: Does Photo have perspective correction? A: Yes, you can even do it non-destructively, see Live Perspective. --- Q: Is there a "Blend If" equivalent? A: Yes, and it can be logarithmic, see Blend Ranges. --- Q: Can you stitch and edit panoramas? A: You can, see these videos: Panoramas Tricky Panoramas --- Q: I'm stitching architectural images using the Panorama feature and the architecture (building/structure) is all distorted, can I fix it? A: You can use the Mesh Warp tool, see Panorama Distortion Correction. --- Q: What about making selections, refining them, masking, etc? A: All supported, see: Making Selections Refining Selections Pixel Selections from Layers Quick Masks Layer Masks --- Q: And channels, do you support them? A: Certainly, see: Channels Channels for Alpha Masking Channels: Creating/Storing Selections --- Q: If Photo has 32-bit float support, surely it must support OpenEXR and OpenColorIO? A: Why yes, it does! OpenEXR Multichannel Import/Export OpenEXR Import Options OpenColorIO Setup OpenColorIO Adjustment --- Q: I’m struggling with keyboard shortcuts and improving my workflow, any tips? A: Give these a try: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Modifiers --- Q: How can I have a non-destructive workflow? A: These videos highlight non-destructive techniques and operations: Non-Destructive Inpainting and Cloning Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn Flexible Defringing Selective Sharpening Live Filter Layers Adjustment Layers --- Q: Can I simply align multiple images for analysis purposes? A: Yes, you can align them through stacking then remove the stack, see Aligning Images. --- Q: I want to learn about Photo’s more advanced features, what should I watch? A: Give these a try: Displacement - generating live displacement maps Edge Detection for Masking - creating masks from Edge detection filters and applying them to various filters Technicolor Emulation - manipulating channels Multiple Colour Formats - using LAB in RGB mode and vice versa Scopes - using scopes and waveforms for monitoring Tricky Panoramas - manually altering stitching masks for difficult panoramas Vector-Based Retouching - mixing raster with vector work Custom Tone Curve - creating your own tone curve for developing raw images --- Q: What is fast fourier transform denoising and what can I use it for? A: Check out FFT Denoise.
  8. I'm trying to make some sporty text logo and was wondering how best to do the warp effect where the top is straight but the lower edge/baseline of the text is curved. In illustrator you go to Effects > Warp > Arc lower, but was wondering if Designer has something like this?
  9. I'm not quite sure if I can explain this in a way that makes much sense so I'll let the screenshots do more of the talking; what I'm trying to do is use the "subtract" function to create and effect on the "Neon Dreams" piece similar to that of the other screenshot, with the transparent lines, I don't want to make it too complicated so I hope the screenshots help make everything make sense. I know what I have to do but it seems that I can't because I'm trying to subtract an existing compound? Am I doing something wrong here? Thanks. Dylan
  10. When I try and put a transparent image into affinity designer the transparent parts turn black? How do I change this?
  11. Hi all! I got a serious problem with some jpeg files after importing them. I tried to open a jpeg of a Corona sixpack (no promoting intended) in AP and this happens. Most parts of the photo are missing and the missing parts are transparent. Any ideas?? The issue is not present if I first open the jpeg in any other software and convert it to .png but I would really like to safe the time bc I work on thousands of photos... (sorry if a similar issue has already been posted and I missed it)
  12. Hey everyone, I'll attach a screenshot of my problem at the endn of the thread, but what I'm trying to do is merge these 3 curve layers into one flat object that I can put a gradient on (I wasn't able to do this with a rasterised pixel layer?) Is there any way I can do this? My issue with applying a gradient to the current set is that the gradient doesn't apply to the outline (which one of the layers uses as seen in the second screenshot) Are there any ways to do this or any workarounds? Thanks, Dylan EDIT: I know I could join curves but that would mess up some of the nodes and their placement wouldn't it?
  13. Affinity Online Help Hello all, we're happy to be able to offer you an online version of the in-app help! Access Photo & Designer Help here: https://affinity.help Here are some of the additional features we're able to implement as a result of having proper browser support: Dynamic language switching: The help will determine your language and (if it's available) serve you a localised copy of the help. If you prefer to read in another language, however, you'll find a combo box at the bottom left which will enable you to change languages - and stay on the page you're currently reading. Print: Sounds simple, but with full browser support we can now implement printing of the topic pages. The print icon in the bottom left will give you a nicely formatted printout of the current topic. Share: Clicking the clipboard icon will copy the current topic's URL to your clipboard, which means you can easily point other people towards topics that may help them. Responsive: The help was responsive anyway, including off-canvas menu functionality so you could collapse the window and still read a topic, but this is taken further in this version of the help. The help is formatted nicely and usable even on a 4" iPhone SE screen. With this online version you'll be able to print out topics and view them on your tablets/phones, which are two of the most common requests when it comes to help feedback. This is currently no search functionality - we are aware it would be useful and are considering possible solutions. As always, if you have any feedback or find any issues with this online version, please let us know! Hope you find it useful.
  14. So there's a setting in Photoshop called transfer that I use religiously. Is there a setting in Affinity (or is a setting being planned in a future update) that I can use that would produce something similar?? I found another thread about this but I'm looking for more recent answers.... I tried setting "flow" to be affected by pen pressure, but the result is too different from what I'm looking for. I'd also be okay with a Photoshop plugin of... some sort, that might allow me to do something similar... I'm just so desperate for Affinity Photo to replace Photoshop for me. I refuse to pay monthly for something I wouldn't use monthly! Anything helps
  15. A few days ago I purchased and installed Affinity Designer. I already had Affinity Photo installed on my PC, but after installing Designer, every time I open Photo I'm greeted with an error message about some "Invalid Product Key" (see attached image). I don't know how to fix this, and would like to be able to use both programs. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
  16. Hey there, I may seem like a complete newbie when it comes to this, because I am. I'm trying to use the selection brush tool but it doesn't seem to work. With the magnetize button on, It doesn't Snap to the Borders or edges of my work. Please, HELP!
  17. Hi everyone, I'm trying to move these circles to all be an equal distance from each other as well as the points of the triangle, it doesn't seem possible with the snapping system and I have no clue how to move them the way I want, can anyone help? I've attached a screenshot Thanks
  18. So I'm trying to use a few triangles on a larger triangle, using compounds to try and flatten the vertices of a triangle, this works well on 2 vertices but leaves an artefact on the 3rd, the screenshots should show it and nothing I've tried so far has gotten rid of it; editing curves, making another triangle, etc. I should also mention that this artefact remains after I export it into PNG format for example
  19. I've been using Affinity Designer for quite a while now, but this is a first today. I have the color chooser open and I am working in 2 separate documents that look the same, but are different size. I copy and past the EXACT same RGB color code into both documents and they are 2 completely different colors. On one document its a bright green, they other a dull green. This is the first time I've had this happen. It's extremely difficult to know what color this will appear as on my website. Any idea why this is happening? Thank you
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  21. Hello, I recently downloaded the 10-day trial version of Affinity. While I had this trial, I was working on a project of mine using it. Then, after the ten days had gone by, I realized I had forgot to export my photo into some other file before the trial expired, and now I'm stuck with an unfinished project I have no way of opening. Does anybody know how I would go about opening/exporting this project without having to purchase the full program?
  22. As part of my project I want to make those brown dribbles in the screenshot look more like oil running down the screen, currently it just looks like drops, how can I make it look like more of a singular mass? As shown in the other photo I've attached, I know what I want to do but not how to do it, thanks!
  23. The screenshot speaks for itself really, I know this is a thing in Photoshop but is there any way to snap the bottom line of the Frame Text to the bottom part of some text? I'd need this to space everything out just right. Thanks
  24. Hi everyone, I'm working on a logo and I'm trying to get rid of 2 filled sections of some triangles, the outlines are already done but the fill is still there, the area that I want to clear is the red crossed out part, does anyone know how to do this? The way I was thinking to do is just clear the fill and use shapes to fill it in instead, merge those and then select the colour, but I feel like that'll take longer than other solutions I've attached a screenshot Thanks
  25. Hi guys, so I'm still relatively new to Designer and I've been having a bit of trouble lately, I'm creating a logo and I need to snap some shapes around, I'm trying to get this triangle to snap to the long part of the other one but it won't capture it as a snapping point, could anyone help out? I'll attach a screenshot Thanks