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  1. One of the most useful features I use in Photoshop is Layer comps. As a Video Producer, often title graphics will be designed, by a graphic designer as part of the brand. Layer comps gives the opportunity to isolate the layers, from the supplied psd and with the additional script "layer comps to files" run out a set of files to one location with one click. These files can then be composited to produce an animated title.
  2. It would be very nice if you could collapse all layers at once in the layers panel. Layers become very difficult to work with when you have many of them since selecting objects expands the parent layer, so you have to scroll back up and manually collapse them yourself. Perhaps you could have it so that layers are only expanded for as long as the item within it is selected? That way, after deselecting an object, the layer expansion goes back to its previous state, which is ether expanded or collapsed. Am I making any sense?
  3. Hello, I am looking for a way to automate creating of a collage for product photography for several product items. I would have a set of images for each product and I would like to place and resize them into predefined slots of the final collage then export it as a single tiff/jpeg (a rough example is attached). Ideally, there would be a macro that would allow me to select the 5 files in specific order, resize, place in predefined slots on the canvas, apply some border effects and export. I played with the macro functionality, but there does not seem to be a way to open new files or copy/paste from already open files in specific order into the main "template" document. Any thoughts/help would be appreciated. Thanks Tomas
  4. Have the topic of introducing a merge layer function been discussed or considered in an upcoming update?
  5. I'm a new-ish Affinity Designer user, and I love it! But I need help sorting out some mysteries, as described below. I've attached my file, "house plat 1st floor". On my house plan, there's an odd section in the upper outline, in the heavier line above and to the right of the label "David's kitchen". What's going on? I tried a couple things to fix it, but was unsuccessful. In some places the heavier outline is straight, and in others it's more "freehand" looking. I'm gradually getting more control over drawing lines, but are there any tips on how to always have straight lines when you want them? And finally... Since the building is bilaterally symmetrical, I drew the rooms on the right side. Then I copied the right side, pasted, flipped the pasted image, and lined it up to match the right side. Voila! Rooms now appear on the left side also. But now I'm getting odd behavior because half of the artboard seems to have cloned itself, which I didn't expect. Is there any way to fix this? I was assuming the artboard was just the workspace, but maybe it's something else? That's enough for now. TIA for any advice. [Note: I worked on this file in the Affinity Designer 1.7 customer beta. I posted these questions here b/c I don't think they're beta-related, but feel free to move the post if I'm mistaken.] house plat 1st floor.afdesign
  6. Complicated illustrations that have a lot of shapes on a particular layer can take a bit of time to scroll through. Opening multiple layers can result in even more scrolling which, depending on how much memory/processing power your iPad has available, can slow things down sometimes. I’d like to suggest a button/control for the Layers Studio that would collapse all open layers/groups, giving users a place to start over when searching through the parts of a document. Also, how about a control, possibly for the contextual menu at the bottom of the screen, that would give users the option to “show object in Layers”. It would be a shortcut that would instantly open the Layers Studio and jump to the shape/group selected, once again minimizing the scrolling search for a particular item.
  7. Hello, I apologize if this has been asked before, In affinity designer when I'm using the brush tool it always creates a new layer when i release the mouse key which is a bit of an annoyance. I wanted to ask if theres any way to change this so its always on the same layer similar to Illustrator.
  8. Hi all! I’ll cut to the chase. I make customisable kid’s books - currently with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Right now, the child’s character is an Illustrator file placed at multiple points throughout an InDesign document (the book) and I go through and change layer visibility (annoyingly I have to do this manually on each page) depending on the visual options selected. Finding and replacing text is easy. I’ve been trialling Designer and the Publisher beta and am really impressed, but I have a question for those more in the know: Is there a quick way to choose which layers in an imported linked file into Publisher are on / off? So far I’ve been clicking to edit the linked file from within Publisher but if, for example, I wanted to switch on a particular hair style and colour layer, I’d have to do this for each artboard, defeating the object of saving time. Throughout the book, the character might change clothes so I’ve used artboards to different but was hoping common layers like skin, hair, eyes etc. could be shared and quickly switched on / off for everything quickly. It looks like artboards in Designer are like a traditional group and a Designer file with multiple artboards doesn’t share layers. Is there any way to change this or another way of doing things / thinking about this? My initial thinking / solution: Tweak my Designer file so it has an artboard for all common features needed on each page and other artboards for other layers that only need to be visible on certain pages? This way, I could place a Designer file a few times in the same location in Publisher and have different layers on / off overlaid on each other. Seems a bit of a clunky workaround though. Publisher question (sorry, wrong forum but related to this): when you import multiple instances of a Designer file and want to be able to play with its layer visibilities throughout, can you set some layer overrides in some instances of an imported file and not others? Thanks so much in advance (and sorry for the long post! Just really like Affinity and want to change over!).
  9. Hi all, When working with crazy amount of layers (PDF imported in this case) it is much faster to select the object in the canvas and not guessing which one is in the Layer list, but the problem comes when I select the object and I want to see where is that layer in the Layers panel, is there any shortcut or any other way to do this? I hope it makes sense. Cheers, Juan
  10. Hi all, Would be nice to be able to add color label to layers for organizational purposes, when dealing with +50 layers and groups, having them categorized by colors would make it easier to navigate in the Layers panel. If this feature is added, please allow the users to choose any color and not limited by few presets only. Cheers, Juan
  11. I'm not shure If this is the right place or if this was posted before... I usually use the "Picture Frame Rectangle Tool" to place images because I allways need image sections. In the previous betas (before 206) I could double-click on the image frame to get to the image layer and then use the resizing spots to focus and place the image in the frame. Now I have to choose the pointer from the little toolbar to chose the image. Was it intent to disable the double-click? I would be happy, if the double--click would come back. :-)
  12. Hello, This is a bit trivial, but is there a way to change the background color for thumbnails? Perhaps change their size? My eyes aren't as good as they once were and its hard for me to see the images in the thumbnails. Thank you
  13. I have been unable to consistently select a layer and move it in the layers panel while working on my 2018 9.7” iPad Pro. They are not locked. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Frustrating!
  14. It would be great if there was some (context menu) feature to add a new layer inside the selected layer or group. I'm doing that a lot and now this takes way too much time when having lots of curve-layers, because the new layer is inserted way up. Now it goes like this to add a new layer inside a new layer: - add a new layer - find your layer --> with hundres of layers/curvelayers this is a looot of scrolling each time, because the new layer is added on top somewhere (I am always searching where it is) - move your layer all the way down to paste it inside the layer you want to paste it in It would be a lot easier if we could just insert (or paste) a layer inside the layer or group we have selected in the Layers panel. And it would be fantastic if there would be some keyboard shortcut, like holding shift while clicking 'add new Layer' button or something. That would speed up the workflow a lot. For everything above the same wishes for pasting Layers. That could work the same.
  15. ArtemToderian

    Image disappears at 100% size

    Hello guys, I have this problem https://monosnap.com/file/tbZIyXUHF3ZcwXndWqPYNT26hJNT3I. When I try to work on 100% image size the layers are "invisible". When change the size it shows but with pixels as it isa resterized layer. Affinity Photo 1.6
  16. Trying to replicate the process (link) to blur (bokeh) an image background and use a mask to retain sharpness of foreground. Desktop version seems to work fine. Ipad version mask requires precise tracing of foreground vs the general masking (black) and having image show properly per the desktop version. How can the ipad version behave like desktop version? Using an Ipad Air2. Does Affinity Photo run differently on iPad Pro?
  17. Hi all, Would it be possible to have the All Layers option from the Selection Brush tool into the Flood Select tool as well? Cheers, Juan
  18. Hey everyone! When I want to export layers, most of the time, I need the full file resolution. Exporting like that would be much more efficient if there was a shortcut for using the document bounds for the current slice or an option for automatically assign document bounds for new slices. Best wishes, Shu
  19. Affinity Publisher is exciting, and has a lot of potential in it. I would like to say goodbye to InDesign. I want Affinity Publisher to map the actual layer layout in a PDF file (see image), along with nested layers. However, the "Layers" button should be unambiguous in the Export window.
  20. Hi, It would be great if you could support option-click to "collapse all" levels beneath the level clicked in a hierarchy (specifically the layers hierarchy). This is somewhat common in other MacOS software. In complex illustrations/designs it would be an enormous time saver. Thanks, Chris
  21. Hi there, I just got an iPad Pro and was so excited to start replacing my Mac & Intuos combo with it using Affinity, but I must say I feel rather disappointed. If you see my illustrations at xebius.com you can tell the amount of layers on top of layers I need to deal with to get that level of detail. It’s essential for me to be able to select layers that are underneath without needing to open the layers menu every time. On PS is so simple, you press Cmnd or the button on my Wacom pen and will pop me a window showing all the layers underneath so I can choose. Is any gesture or way to do this on Affinity?? I am not talking of the layers that are underneath on the layer order in the menu, but in fact right underneath on that part of the canvas. It would be awesome having a gesture for this, since is frequent to have a big layer covering a smaller one and you could find it easily, move it on up or down, etc. Is any way to do this? If not I will have to pass on using this software, I am afraid. Thanks in advance! Manuel
  22. Hey everyone! I'm not sure if this happens when using other Affinity software, but when exporting to .psd, Photo on iPad deletes empty layers and a layer if it has solid color and is placed as last layer and sets its color as background color. Please don't assume empty layers could be deleted or a solid color layer should be converted to background color. This is quite inconvenient. Best wishes, Shu
  23. 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
  24. I am currently testing Photo right now as a viable replacement for Photoshop, after 24 years. Since I do game development, there is a very necessary feature that I need to use and can't find it in AP. In order to do some special texture creation, I would need to be able to turn RGB visibility on and off individually per layer or layer group. In Photoshop, in a layer's properties, you can turn off Green and Blue, for example, and have only the Red channel show for that layer (or layer group). Then, in another channel, only show the Green channel. In this way, texture maps can be created for use in 3D programs like 3ds Max, and in games for things like specular effects and normal maps for bumps. Also, I don't see a way to make adjustments to levels on a specific channel by selecting it and making the changes. I need to be able to see the grayscale of each channel as I'm tweaking it. This is especially important in specular and normal map creation for games. Hopefully, someone here has worked in game dev and knows what I am referring to. If I cannot control the RGB visibility and adjustments in layers and groups, then Affinity Photo will not work for what I am doing. I truly hope it's in there, and I just don't see it, or that maybe it's in the works for the next version. Thanks.
  25. I installed my second Huion drawing tablet yesterday and love it so far (last older model got misplaced). I've been working on a project since then with no problems yesterday. Today, there were a few minor glitches using Affinity: Document suddenly moved off to the side so half was in view and I couldn't move it back using the hand--closed then reopened document and it was fine. Also, when I applied the "outline" effect to a layer, it would reset to "0" outline when I left the effects window...Now, I cannot paint on a layer! I tried restarting Affinity, restarting my computer. It still happens. Even on another transparent background png. It just paints behind the layer, even though I have selected the layer to work on. I tried disconnecting the tablet and working with just the computer's mouse pad. Still no luck.
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