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  1. Ever since the upgrade when I try to group layers AP crashes. This is within a saved AP file. Windows 7 - 64 bit ~ AP 1.7.0.367 Is there a later patch after this version? I had no problems before other than kind of laggy but I don't have a real powerful computer, either so it was not unexpected. Can I just uninstall then reinstall the previous version? EDIT 6.15.19 I saved this file as a jpg and created a couple of layers in the jpg file, grouped them and there were no issues. ALSO, I did not mention that I had grouped layers in the original file so the crash is happening after the RAW file is saved as an Affinity Photo file with the history saved.
  2. Coming from 20+ years using Adobe Flash as my vector editor, I have difficulty with a few concepts in Affinity Designer that are way more complicated than I was expecting. Maybe I haven't figured this out yet, but: - why can't I just merge stacking vector layers into a single shape? Not as various objects in a layer, but joined together as one single shape? - why can't I just select a line-section between two anchorpoints an delete it? (break curve doesn't seem to be the solution for this...) Also I miss options like expand and contract fills(?) Maybe this is part of me getting to know Designer, but for me these are basic features for a vector based editor...
  3. The Stacking option under File->New Stack etc. is great, what I really wish for though, would be the option to do this with already loaded layers and also the stacking tool taking any masking into account. This is vital when stacking milkyway images, since it usually aligns to the foreground and not to the stars, which can be compensated for when you mask out the foreground. Cheers
  4. See attached Publisher file, page 4. It has a yellow diamond shape that is part of the "English text" layer created on a master page. The object was created on page 4, where it is automatically placed outside of the master page layers, but then manually cut and pasted within the text, so that it gets embedded in the master page's English text layer. The objet can subsequently be defined as inline/non-inline, and its wrap settings can be specified. Everything works fine until I make some changes on other pages (at least on the master page, e.g., set the "English text" layer invisible, etc.). When I come back the diamond shape can no longer be selected (other than from the Layers palette, but while the selection rectangle appears, nothing applied to the "selected" object itself takes effect, and the object cannot be deleted, either). Another problem is that the shape's text wrap settings affect to text on other layers, even if the layer containing the shape is hidden on the master page. The file is an experiment to try to work around the problem of not having global layers available (so this is simulated by creating layers on the master page with linked text frames that allow the layer to automatically be copied on multple pages, and set visible/invisible in one go in the whole document), so probably not "intended use". But if the mentioned problem could be fixed, this would be a clever way to have graphic objects included on master page layers (but NOT as an object on master page itself) as non-inlined objects (as if anchored to the text frame). EDIT: Noticed afterwards that this is intended behaviour. It is possible to edit the "ghost" object by selecting the Master page item on the Layers palette of the related page and then choose Edit detached from the context menu. This is actually a very useful feature and helpful when trying to simulate behaviour of global layers. The text wrap problem however still exists (ot at least I have not figured out yet how to disable the effect). test_03.afpub
  5. I apologise if I'm missing something obvious, I've searched through the Affinity Photo online manual and the help forum and not found anything. Every graphics app I've used until Affinity has supported using multiple layers to constrain fills from the flood fill (paint bucket) tool - think of scanning in a line drawing, putting it on an upper layer, setting to multiply and using the line art to constrain fills on a layer or layers below. (I'm talking all pixel layers, BTW, no vector stuff). The flood fill tool has a control for tolerance and toggle for non/contiguous but no control to respond to single or multiple layers. Is there another way of doing this or is the feature not yet present?
  6. I'm new to Affinity. Apologize if this has already been covered but I couldn't find with a search. My .tiff files do not retrain the curves saved on the file when opening in Affinity. When opening the file in Photoshop, works like a champ--i.e. there's the appropriate curve. When opening in Affinity, there's the curve layer but no curve--seems like all the other layer elements like masks, vibrance, yadayaday are perfect. When opening with Affinity the exact same image saved as a .psd, opens perfectly--i.e. there's the appropriate curve. Any thoughts? Tom
  7. Hi Affinity Team Would it be possible to add functionality to export all the layers from a document to separate files? (especially in Affinity Photo) We often get multilayer .psd's from our clients containing a bunch of supers and splashes that we need to animate on TVC's, and we always need to export each layer out as a separate image file. In PS there is a "script" called "Export layers to files" but it is quite limited regarding file formats and saving options. So I request the addition of a "Export layers to separate files" check box in the export dialog for all formats. And regarding the naming of the outputted files then it could be just as simple as "documentName_layerName.ext". Good work so far, I'm really looking forward for the official release of Affinity Photo Cheers /johs
  8. Laganama

    Layers struggling

    AD 1.7.0.12 is struggling with layers panel. Layers are slow in showing/hiding and they can't be renamed. After double-clicking the layer name changes to edit mode but cancel the editation immediately and automatically. I can't insert custom name.
  9. I'm creating a file with multiple layers, multiple objects in each layer and strange things are happening. After I move an object from one layer to another, it will mysteriously jump back to its original position the moment I try to make any edits to it. Also having a similar tough time moving objects between two artboards. This has not been an issue before but now it's seriously impacting my ability to finish a project in time. The only workaround I could come up with is to copy and cut from one place, then paste where I want the object to be. Could this be from a bad update? I'm reaching here. Has anyone else had these issues?
  10. So, I generated this SVG file in Affinity itself and saved everything perfectly; as shown in the Opera view and also when I open in Inkscape, the SVG file is working perfectly (attached prints); only that, when I re-open the SVG file in Affinity, the layers that were one inside the others - to generate the format of the photo - get lost; they remain in the file, but as if they were hidden below the photo. I guess it's not intentional and, as seen, I'm reporting it as a bug. Thank you, guys
  11. Hello everyone! I've been trying to edit some PSDs sent by the company designer and I just can't edit anything. Every layer is as "Pixel" - my first thought was that I hadn't the fonts packages, but after installing nothing changed If anyone can help me with this - I couldn't find any answers yet and I don't know if is something related to settings or anything more complex - the same image opens normally in other laptops.
  12. Hi, it would be great if you add CSS export feature like CSS Hat (https://csshat.com). I think that every HTML & CSS coder will buy your Affinity Designer and stop using expensive Photoshop :-) Thanks. Petr
  13. Hello! The arrow keys and page up/down could be put to better use in the Layer Studio (or am I missing something?). 1 - When you hover the cursor over the layer studio, arrows and page up/down could select the next/previous item in the list. Left/right arrow keys could move up/down a hierarchy. 2 - Holding some modifier key (SHIFT etc.) while pressing up/down arrows could MOVE the selected element(s) in the list (as opposed to SELECTING next/previous). For both, it should not be necessary to click-set focus on the layer studio. Just hovering should do. Thanks! Best regards
  14. Does anybody out there know where I can find the Layers Panel and the Colour wheel in Designer. I hasten to add, that I know where it should be. Are they hiding somewhere that I haven't discovered yet?
  15. I am new to Affinity. On rare occasions I can get the layers to move or nest, but most of the time, they will not drag. I have seen older posts here where others have had this problem as well, but I have not seen any resolution except to restart which didn't work either. Is there a preference or setting? All layers are unlocked too.
  16. In AD sometimes when I read Layer it seems to refer to an object, other times a container in which to place multiple objects much like a group. Can you explain the difference between vector layers and groups as containers? Why would I use one instead of the other? Does one have certain properties and/or affects on the objects in them that the other doesn't? Any pros and cons? From reading the help I don't see really a difference. I appreciate it.
  17. Hello everyone ! Well i will try to make it short, today ! With all recents improvements brought into Affinity line of product, i believe it is time for Serif to develop what i would call smart layers. Well this smart layers would be similar to what one have on photoshop (smart object) but will be more flexible and would allow users who convert from Adobe products to not lose it all: Smart layer would : a- bring more non destructive possibilities as when we uses the develop persona Case: i open a a photo and switch to develop persona then do my thing there, the minute i click Develop the software should actually not apply all those tuning liek it does now but instead convert the photo into a smart layer and embed all settings in there as sub Adjust. layers or Live Adjust.layer allowing us to fine tune it later if wanted. b- handle smart objects from PS and make it possible to fine tune them or even better convert them (only convertible functions) into what we actually have and use on AfPhoto then allow users to continu and finish their work started on PS with AfPhoto with ease. c- help us go beyond what we do and actually make it possible for AfPhoto users to create Dynamic Mockups that would be used among all 3 softwares and even exported for use with PS but discarding non compatible stuffs also allowing to open and process Mockups crreated with PS without losing anything. implementing Smart Layers would actually open to new possibilities and this is only a glimpse of what i think it could be, anyone here more talented or aware of stuffs then i do should had inputs here to help the Dev's to figure it out even better. Blessings
  18. I have a file I made in Affinity Photo on my Mac and it has a layers mask where I drop an image under some text and the image is masked into the text. When I use the same file on the iPad the mask does not work. I drop the image under the text layer and nothing happens. Are layer masks supported on the iPad? What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
  19. Is there a quick shortcut key/combination I can push to expand/collapse all layers?
  20. Hi team, I'm fairly new to the app and really loving it so far. However I'm really stumped on this one! I cannot seem to be able to edit a photo that I had previously been editing, upon leaving and then returning to the photo in Affinity Photo for iPad! Nothing seems to work no matter what I try! I've even tried to add new layers; to no avail. I've made sure that all layers ARE unlocked and are editable. But to no avail. Would really appreciate some assistance on this one. Cheers, Andy.
  21. I'm fairly new to using Affinity Photo and I keep running into to this problem so I thought I would ask what I'm doing wrong. My file is a tiff file saved with layers, I'm using Mac OS 14 Mojave. I have tried saving both with the keyboard shortcut command S as well as going to the file drop down menu and choosing Save. The problem I continually seem to have is after I save I will keyboard shortcut command W to close (I have not done any additional work to the image) after I do a Save and I get stuck in a loop of having a new dialog box appear telling me there have been changes do I want to Save, Don't Save, or Cancel. I Save, try and close the file and that dialog box pops back up. Any insights what I am doing wrong? thanks, jeff
  22. Hi all, Would it be possible to add support for the Flood Fill Tool and Flood Select Tool to read all the layers? Cheers, Juan
  23. ArtisOracle

    Can't find layers panel?

    I use multiple monitors at work, so I am thinking this might be the cause? My layers panel has disappeared. I don't know where it is or how to get it back. Can someone help? Am I missing something obvious? When I right click on an item and click on "Find in Layers Panel" nothing happens. Really love using this trial and am probably going to purchase. But I gotta know why it's doing this. Thanks!!
  24. Hello ! I noticed a bug that (seemingly) only happens when, instead of opening a file from my drive, I copy an image from the web then create a new file and paste it as a layer : when I want to isolate a part of that layer, I make a selection around that part, then either cut that selection to copy it to another layer or invert the selection and delete the rest. But here, in both cases, the whole layer gets cut or deleted, not taking my selection into account. I tried to do this through keyboard shortcuts and through the Edit menu, to the same result. I also noticed that copying and pasting a selection also copies and pastes the whole layer.
  25. How to drag & drop a layer text or image one file to another file like photoshop. please given me a proper way.
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