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  1. I often do forget and also have a hard time to find again resources that others or I have contributed over time here in the forum. In former times I've often oriented on MEB's Affinity resources page, which sadly nowadays isn't up to date any longer (probably it's too much work and too time consuming to keep that up to date). - Here are some links to my own resources section contributions, so I have and keep myself sort of an overview for these. Assets: A few Paper Effect Assets new Cat-Silhouette assets Common callout assets Hairstyle Assets Halloween I + II Assets Fall assets & styles set I'am Groot - Vector assets Numbering assets OS X El Capitan UI Kit assets Ruler back to school assets Some BW arrow assets Some Firework assets Some Fruit Assets Some Nicholas/Santa Claus assets Some Snowmen vector assets Star Wars - Mandalorian assets Washi Tape assets Xmas cutout assets & sample Xmas silhouettes Xmas cookies/gingerbread Xmas trees vector assets Macros: B&W play macros Matte Color Macro Rusty Boost Macro Styles: Div Metal Styles Fabric styles Fall assets & styles set Fire Styles Fur styles 1+2 Knock on Wood Styles Rust Styles Some Metal Styles Valentine texture styles Wild animal texture styles Xmas texture styles 1+2 Various: Affinity Designer Shortcut Mapper Affinity OpenCL Disabler (Windows tool) new v.1.3 A visual shortcuts explorer for Affinity Tools Christmas Photo Storyboard Chalk brushes Daily Planner DE/EN localized - Letter (ANSI A) print template Daily Log DE/EN localized - Letter (ANSI A) print template Delineate - A Raster/Bitmap to SVG Converter Desk Calendar for 2019 Desk Calendar DE/EN/GR for 2022 Desk Calendar DE/EN/GR for 2023 Fall Photo Storyboard Halloween Polaroid Photo Storyboard OS X El Capitan UI Kit Pocketcalendar 2019 Reusing filmstrips as photo borders Round Calendar Reminder Stickers Xmas Card & Envelope Xmas cutout assets & sample Xmas FB Cover Xmas mug mockup Xmas Trees And most importantly ... Quick Tips: for finding Affinity content with Google Search List of some third party vectorization & tracing tools
  2. When is a API/SDK for Affinity Designer happening so I can automate scripts to draw? Adobe Illustrator has one to create macros. Why doesn't Affinity have for the vector graphics drawing programming for macros? https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/illustrator/pdf/sdk/programmers-guide-2017.pdf
  3. I have put together a set of macros to change the dpi of an image without changing the pixel dimensions. The set comprises macros to change the dpi to 72, 96, 144, 150, 180, 192, 300 and 400dpi. These macros were recorded in Photo 1.6 because there were reports that similar macros recorded in 1.7 would always resample, even if the Resample box was unticked. I have checked that these macros work in 1.8, which they do. I also note that in 1.8 the Resize function will change the dpi without resampling. Here is the Library file: Change DPI 1.6.afmacros Thanks to @carl123 for setting the ball rolling with his macro here. EDIT: This macro library has been recreated (in 1.6) and re-imported into this message. EDIT: I have now re-recorded them in Photo 1.10, but they still do not work! John
  4. B&W images can have many different facets and moods for a given motive, so it always also depends on the intended expression that they should convey. Here are a few (six) different B&W conversion macros for tryouts and to play with. - You may have to customize their settings to your individual needs, since not all input images are the same. BEFORE & AFTER MACROS OVERVIEW THE LIBRARY MACROS FILE B&W Plays.afmacros
  5. I had to edit some images for a client, who wanted to embed them into some kind of bank notes. The motives on them used to be classic copperplate engravings. So I created some macros for AP, some of which I want to share with the community. Requirements: The image needs to be square format (it will get resized to 3000 x 3000 px) The image needs to be flat (only 1 layer) The styles provided in this post need to be added prior to starting the macro I got an error message when trying to upload the files (probably due to their size, hence some google cloud links: Engraving Styles (2.2 MB) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aHP4golVVLoidsw_aLs_EcMltfsM3oIu/view?usp=sharing Engraving Macros (1.8 MB) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mMbZFTd-fLDuACyRCa7bne7cd0wksYUu/view?usp=sharing The macros and assets have been moved to Gumroad. (https://thargoran.gumroad.com/l/engraving_effect) It's still for free—just enter the code APforum2023 (I'd appreciate some stars rating nonetheless).
  6. Using macro's now to batch process images I just found out that - It seems to only work to use a macro for batch processing when it's added to the macro libarary. Even if we only want to use a macro once for a single batch. - It doesn't seem to be possible to overwrite an existing macro - When writing a macro to the library with a same name as an existing one, it's not overwriting the macro, but adds the macro with the same name to the list, so now there are two macro's with the exact same name in the library. Which obviously is confusing. - we seem to only be able to export a macro to file when we'd just recorded? not if it's already in the macro library? So it would be appreacted if we could: - Get a way to use the current macro which is currently open in the Macro panel in a batch job without us needing to add the macro to a library first to get it in the macros list of the batch job dialog. - Get a way to overwrite an existing macro, OR if using the same name as an existing macro giving us the choice to either overwrite it or let Affinity add a postfix number to the name so it's recognizable as a different, and later saved, macro - Get an 'Export macro to file' menu item in the context menu when rightclicking on an item in the macro libaray list: - Get checkboxes in front of the macro items in the macro libary and a button on top to do a remove macro's on selected items (it's taking forever to remove 50 macro's now, that we didn't want to add to the libary in the first place, but had to just to use it in the batch processor) - Could drag'n'drop our files from outside of Affinity (on Windows: Windows Explorer) into the Sources-list on the 'New Batch Job' dialog. That would be a great timesaver as we now need to browse to the same root folder every time when clicking on 'Add', while that folder is already open in a window next to affinity to drag'n'drop files from Affinity Photo 1.10.5
  7. Hi, I have affinity photo beta for windows and i wanted to know, how can i add keyboard shortcuts in Macros? Thanks in advance.
  8. It would really help speed up my workflow if it was possible to record macros on the iPad version of Affinity Photo. I'm really hoping to see this feature in the next updates.
  9. Does Designer have the ability to record macros? I know Photo does, but I use Designer more and it would save me so much time! Likewise with Publisher!
  10. I'm very new to Affinity Photo so am getting to know where it really shines and where it falls short. By no means was I adept at Photoshop, but I found it essential for recording Actions. Unfortunately I've run into some issues using Affinity Photo's Macros in Batch jobs. The main one being that if I have a folder full of images that are in different aspect ratios (3:2, 4:3) it seems I am unable to record a Macro that resizes to a specific width or height ONLY. When I record a Macro and resize a 4:3 file to say 800px wide, with the size locked the height of course becomes 600px. If I run that Macro as a Batch on the folder of mixed aspect ratio images, the images that are in 3:2 ratio are resized to 800px x 600px, so they're badly distorted. So the Macro records the dimensions of BOTH edges when the resizing takes place, rather than only the edge you actually edit (as is the case in Photoshop). Is there an obvious solution to this that I am missing?
  11. I’m trying to record a macro that will resize the canvas from the center by adding a specified amount on each side. Started Recording: Used my shortcut for Resize Canvas Clicked on Center for the Anchor Clicked on the Lock to open it Clicked in the right side of the width box and entered +1.5 Clicked in the right side of the height box and entered +1.5 Clicked on Resize Stopped Recording: Saved to Library And when I click on it in the Library, nothing happens. What am I doing wrong? What am I not understanding about the process?
  12. I would like to have a shortcut to select the layer below or above the currently selected layer. In Affinity Photo I was able to create a macro which does exactly that. However, I couldn't find a way to assign a shortcut to this macro. So my wish is to either have: 1) a separate menu item to select a layer below or above the currently selected layer 2) a method to assign shortcuts to individual macros
  13. Hi, I can't seem to figure out something really simple: how to execute a macro stored in the library. I have my image open along with the library window but clicking, double-clicking or dragging a macro onto the image has no effect. Tried it with self-made ones and with some that came with the software. Only way I can apply macros seems to be to right click it in the library and choose 'Edit', then press play in the macro panel. This is on a Mac, running version 1.6.11
  14. From the Graphical video series - InstaFilter ( 4 ) Gradients - G.afmacros Set Fill color to BLACK. Creates vector gradient ( 2000 x 2000 px ) for easy resizing & rotating. Enjoy, - T V
  15. From the GRAPHICAL video series - InstaFilter ( 1 ) SECRET Trick - G.afmacros Adjust grouped layers opacity. Enjoy, - T V
  16. From the GRAPHICAL video series - InstaFilter ( 2 ) INVERT - G.afmacros Renamed previous INVERT upload only. Enjoy, - T V
  17. From the GRAPHICAL video series - InstaFilter ( 6 ) GLAMOUR Look - G.afmacros Working on some new techniques... Enjoy, - T V
  18. Diamond Gradient vector linked macro... Please leave feedback on how this is working for you. I can do more in beta with this than in the normal updated version. Diamond Gradient.afmacros Enjoy, - T V
  19. A collection of three Macros from the GRAPHICAL video series - Skin Smooth and Soften - G.afmacros Enjoy - T V
  20. Affinity Photo and current/former Adobe users: Is there any way to recreate the effect of the Adobe PS>Filter Gallery>Dry Brush using Affinity Photo? If anyone has insight into the Affinity version of Adobe’s Smart Blur, that would be appreciated as well. Basically, I’m trying to translate some PS Actions into AP Macros, but there are a couple of PS specific steps that I don’t know the Affinity equivalents for. Anyone that speaks both languages would be helpful. I also know that AP for iPad doesn’t create Macros. I’ll be translating on desktop to hand off to little sister on iPad. IMG_0430.MP4
  21. From the GRAPHICAL video series - GRAINY textured GRADIENT - G.afmacros Enjoy, - T V
  22. LIVE Fill Layer GRADIENT Macros I used my Color Wheel ( 12 ) 30' palette to create ALL 2 color gradient combinations. Can be applied from any layer. Setup applies 50% opacity with Soft Light blend mode to a linear gradient. Each macro is a separate gradient that can be FULLY manipulated as a LIVE Fill Layer. Gradients ( 30' ).afmacros - 30' shift ( 12 ) ( Analogous ) Gradients ( 60' ).afmacros - 60' shift ( 12 ) Gradients ( 90' ).afmacros - 90' shift ( 12 ) Gradients ( 120' ).afmacros - 120' shift ( 12 ) Gradients ( 150' ).afmacros - 150' shift ( 12 ) Gradients ( 180' ).afmacros - 180' shift ( 6 ) ( Complementary ) Enjoy, - T V
  23. From the GRAPHICAL video series - After running macro, manually change the Stack Mode from Median to Mean. Color Grade ( Mean ) Stack ( V2 ) - G.afmacros Enjoy, - T V
  24. From the GRAPHICAL video series - 180' Subtract HSL - G.afmacros Enjoy, - T V
  25. SHARPEN using BLUR macro Linked layers from the Graphical video series SHARPEN using BLUR - G.afmacros Enjoy, - T V
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