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  1. I need to do this so I can make a pixel layer to add some texture without the various shapes showing lines/edges. I';ve succewssfully done this with the rest of the image as you can see in the attached photo. But those were all single shapes. I made this alien's body in 4 different shapes but I want them completely merged. I thought I could group them and add new pixel layer... but no matter where I place the pixel layer... it's just not right. How do I merge these 4 shapes into 1 shape? Not just group them. I feel like it's an obvious answer....
  2. How do I use a pixel layer containing a greyscale image as a layer mask so that white pixels show the current layer and black pixels hide the current layer, and grey shades in between represent partial transparancy? In the screenshot (attached) I want to use the black and white picture of the skull to mask the green square so that I end up with a green skull where the white is, and the black are would be transparent. any grey pixels would be different levels of transparancy. I really need step by step instructions as I just don't understand how to do this in AP as I am so used to doing it in Adobe Photoshop. Thanks
  3. After placing an image file in a document the newly created layer is of the "Image"-type, which might be ok to avoid recompressing the image, if you plan to export the document as pdf. But it is necessary to ratserize this layer in order to make pixel manipulations to it. I forget to do this almost every time I place an image, thus pixel manipulations just do not work but AP does not even complain that it is an image layer I want to work on... So it would be very handy to have a menu item "Place As Pixel Layer...". I think this could be solved by a macro, but I would prefer the command in the "File" menu.
  4. Can some one tell me why my signature, Logo shows up when I add a pixel layer to a photo and try to use the paint brush it places my logo throughout the photo. I know I must have done something and saved it that way ?? but if there is a way to just get rid of it please let me know
  5. Kasper-V

    Mesh warp moves pixel layer

    I've noticed this on AP 1.5, and now I find it's present on 1.6 too. I'm using mesh warp to form mouth shapes for lip synching an animation. (I'll share it with you all on New Year's Eve ) I have two layers, one for the top lip and one for the bottom. When I click to set a node, the active layer moves very slightly down and right. When the warp is applied the layer moves back to the correct position, so it's not a problem as far as the finished image is concerned, but it does make it difficult to know precisely where I'm warping to. It only seems to be a small number of pixels, and for this application such tiny errors as might arise are negligible; but it would be a problem in other cases. Here's a screen shot with three layers (the hand is on top): This is the active layer (top lip): And the three layers before warping: And this animated gif shows the layer 'jumping' when a node is created: And in case you're wondering, it's one of Raphael's putti ... I'm running Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with 8GB of RAM.
  6. Hi guys I've noticed this bug on Affinity Photo 1.6.6 on my iMac (21,5inch late 2012 whit HighSierra) Brush tools don't paint on a blank empty new added pixel layer (neither on new file created blanked). Brush start to paint if only first I had filled the empty layer whit the flood fill tools, for i.e. On Affinity Designer 1.6 brushes tools works greats on blank empty layer and on 1.5.x I'dont had any problem whit the brushes and layers in the past. I hope You can resolve the bug very soon on my preferred best picture editors! M.
  7. Hello, I'm trying to switch between personas, but I can't seem to get it to work. Every time I try, it tells me to select a RGB pixel layer before switching. When I look at the layers, I am already on a Pixel layer, and I don't see where else I should be selecting, can you help? I've attached an image of the screen as I'm using the program. Thanks, Rachel.
  8. Si all, how can i use the transparency tool on an image that has been rasterised? When you import images in affinity designer they are displayed as "image" in layer panel. But since you rasterize them, they are defined as "pixel". Is there a way to put "pixel" back into "image" in order to use transparency tool on them? Or is there a way to use transparency tool on pixel? Thanks ! Bento
  9. Do this: 1. Launch AP. 2. New document. 3. Choose the Paint Brush and a color. 4. >> Note it says: "The assistant has added a new raster layer" 5. Close without saving. 6. New document. 7. Choose the Flood Fill tool (paint bucket) and a color. 8. Click on the page. 9. >> NOTHING HAPPENS. It does not make logical sense to me why the Assistant would assist me in auto creating a pixel layer for the Paint Brush tool but refuse to create a pixel layer when I click the Flood Fill tool on the canvas. Can someone explain the logic to me? If there is no sound logic behind it, I am inclined to submit a new feature request. (Keep in mind I am comparing my experience to Photoshop, where I don't need an assistant to create a paintable layer because a paintable layer appears automatically in Photoshop.) Thanks.
  10. I want to start off with a 'pixel layer' and then add some text to it & finally save as a png file. I've clicked on the pixel layer icon several times but nothing appears. How can I achieve this?
  11. Dudes/Dudettes, a little help please... Missing something obvious and simple again, I'm sure - and I've sincerely tried to research the forums myself, doing my own leg-work but am just stuck on this one. This time I brought along some visual aides. Working on a MacBook Pro with AD 1.5, all I am trying to do is remove the white background behind this black tote back (see images below). After surveying the forums, I understood that in order to accomplish this I needed to do the following (please point out my error): 1) add new Pixel layer over image 2) outline the image wanting to kept using Selection tools (I used the Brush selection tool)...pardon the crudely traced selection line, I'm just practicing 3) Invert the Pixel selection (I used the Ctrl+Shift+I keyboard shortcut)... **this is where I'm stuck - a post in the forum says to now 'paint in the selected area'. Would I not used the In-Fill tool by selecting a color then clicking on the selected area? This is what I tried, yet was unable to paint-in the selection. Feel like a major dork here guys - what am I missing? -Thanks as always AD Fam, --Christo
  12. This may be not be a bug, although by the logic on other software and features like "Sublayers" on Affinity Photo, I'm assuming that it is. I'm recording a macro in which I want to consolidate all the layers of the macro into a single folder, and I have a layer structure like this: And it works as intended, all the adjustment layers inside the MACRO folder affect how the pixel "Background" layer looks and I can hide the effect by just hiding the MACRO folder. BUT, as soon as I add a pixel layer anywhere inside the folder, even if it's completely empty, it all breaks and my macro edits become invisible, and they seem to only affect the pixel layer inside the folder, I've verified that my folder is completely visible with "Passthrough" as blending mode. So basically the folder is becoming the sum of all child layers and acting like a pixel layer on its own instead of just grouping. The reason I think this is a bug it's because the folder is not acting any different as if I were to merge its child layers, IMO folder are for structural reasons and only affect the way the child layers interact if the folder itself has its opacity or blending mode edited or has effects apply to itself (not the child layers, and if possible). And because if I wanted to limit the adjustment layers to the PIXEL layer inside the folder I should add them as SUBLAYERS to it, like so: am I right?
  13. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. Colour palette needs to automatically change to black & white when editing masks - and change back to your previous colour palette when working on the pixel layer. This feature is very important when you are alternating between masks and pixel layers. Having to alter the palette every time you change from a pixel layer to a mask layer and back again can become very time consuming.
  14. Hello When 2 symbols containing pixel layers are moved, 1 of the pixel layers will also move relative to the symbol. i.e. a symbol containing a rectangle layer with a pixel layer centred on top has 2 instances on screen. When the 2 instances are moved together, one of the pixel images will (probably) be outside the rectangle, the other will be centred, as it should be. See attached video. - Draw a rectangle - Make it a symbol - Duplicate it (alt + drag) - Go to pixel persona - Draw a pixel image on top of the rectangle (on the video I draw the image then drag it into the symbol) - There are now 2 identical symbols containing a rectangle with a pixel image on top - Go back to draw persona - Select both symbols and drag elsewhere on the screen - 1 symbol does what you think it should do (move where you've dragged it) - The other symbol also moves but the pixel image moves somewhere else - (Select the pixel layer for the erroneous pixel image and the highlight box appears in a different place to the image) OSX 10.11.6 Designer 1.5.4 Paul
  15. You can not change the color of fill tool, when trying to fill pixel layer with Solid Color.
  16. Brett Stebbins

    Scaled Pixel Layer Enlarges Pixel Size

    In Affinity Photo I have a pixel layer that I scaled up. I then used the eraser tool to erase part of the layer. The edge where I erased was pixelated looking at 100% zoom. It seems that when a pixel layer is scaled larger that the pixel size is also scaled larger. So, I decided to rasterize that layer. Then I used the eraser tool again. This time the edge where I erased was clean and smooth. I am assuming the rasterizing of the pixel layer set the pixels on the layer to the same size as the document resolution. Does this mean that every time I scale a pixel layer larger that I will have to rasterize it so that the pixels on that layer are set back to the same pixel size as the document resolution? This does not seem convenient. I would think that when a pixel layer is scaled up or down that the layer will adjust to the resolution of the document. I understand that an image layer would behave differently. I wasn't sure if this was a bug or not.
  17. I thought I had done this before but I can't seem to do it now. I want to change a pixel layer to a curve how can I do it or can I do it in Designer. Thanks
  18. How do I do the following: "Please select an RGB pixel layer before entering Develop."
  19. Hi! I'm new to the software, but have been a pro user of Photohop since 1997. I've opened a png file, 300 dpi, rgb to play with. I've done a shift-command-n to create a new, blank pixel layer, but am unable to paint on the layer. If I create a duplicate of the background layer, I can paint or manipulate the image. Would love some feedback on what I can do to make this work! Thank you. Running software on an iMac, OSX Yosemite v. 10.10.3 and using an Intuos 5 tablet. affinityscreengrab.tiff