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Hello!

 

I saw in another post that Affinity Photo can't import Photoshop styles (.asl).  Two questions, if I may:

 

1.  Is this ability planned for the future?

2.  Is there any other way to get PS layer styles into Affinity Photo?

 

Worst-case, if I create a bunch of objects with the layer styles in Photoshop, then import that file into Affinity Photo, will I be able to define Affinity styles from the objects?

 

Thanks very much!

 

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We don't current plan on importing .asi styles but if there is enough interest then we might have a go,

 

You should be able to import objects from a psd file. You could try it in the Affinity Designer trial as they use the same effect engine.

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Thanks for the fast reply!

 

So, for example -- I import a PSD file that contains squares with styles applied to them from PS.  From one of the squares, can I "define style" to create a new style in Photo or Designer with all the supported attributes from that square?

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Thanks for the fast reply!

 

So, for example -- I import a PSD file that contains squares with styles applied to them from PS.  From one of the squares, can I "define style" to create a new style in Photo or Designer with all the supported attributes from that square?

 

Yes, right click on the object with the imported style and then choose 'Create style' 

 

We will improve the granularity of styles going forward but have a go in the Designer Trial and see how you get on.

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Any new news on this feature request? I design but not much, and I really want to be able to purchase style sets from Creative Market and be able to use them in Affinity. I can't use the option of saving a PSD document with Adobe because I don't have Photoshop. 

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Hi I am a new user and a pro designer who uses photoshop- I would LOVE it if you would add this feature and would then be able to recommend this program as a substitute for 90% of my clients to purchase instead of photoshop.  Please do consider adding this value to your program.  thank you.

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Yes, right click on the object with the imported style and then choose 'Create style' 

 

Hallo, diese Methode funktioniert nicht ganz, denn die Musterüberlagerung wird nicht mitgenommen. In PS wird durch den Stil die Oberflächenfarbe geändert. Es wäre sehr hilfreich, könnte man PS-Stile einfach laden (*.asl), denn es gibt einfach so viele.

 

Hi, I'll try to answer in english, but that isn't easy for me. Some effects of a simple PSD-File (transparent layer, a rectangle and a style with   an Inner Shadow, an Outer Glow, a Drop Shadow, a Gradient Overlay) are okay, but the Pattern Overlay was not taken. This means, that the colour of the style did not change.

It could be very useful to load PS-styles, because there are so much of them ;)

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On 27.11.2017 at 0:13 PM, Solarra said:

Not being able to import everything I use in photoshop is what is making me not buy this software.

Nur, wenn man alle Photoshop-Versionen mitgemacht hat weiß man, dass auch diese sich im Lauf der Zeit zum Teil stark verändert haben. Mit dieser Einstellung darf man weder eine neue Programmversion noch ein anderes Programm, aber auch keine Updates von Betriebssystem und Treibern machen.

Für mich gilt, dass ein Programm, mit dessen Bedienung und Funktionen und allem sonstigen zufrieden bin das ist, das ich nutze.

Google translation:

But if you've been through all versions of Photoshop, you know that these too have changed greatly in the course of time. With this setting you can not make a new program version or another program, but also no updates of operating system and drivers.
For me, a program that satisfies its operation and functions and everything else is what I use.

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On 7/10/2015 at 3:33 PM, TonyB said:

We don't current plan on importing .asi styles but if there is enough interest then we might have a go,

 

You should be able to import objects from a psd file. You could try it in the Affinity Designer trial as they use the same effect engine.

I have sooooo many photoshop  layer styles i would love to keep using in my projects. I just brought Affinity Photo and plan to get Affinity Designer real soon. I would love to bring along my Styles from photoshop.

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I'm not sure how you copy across styles from Photoshop. 

For example I have a Pattern Style in PS Layer Styles - Effects but there is no corresponding Effects Layer in AD  

[Edit] Would it be possible to import the PAT files from the Pattern folder in Photoshop ?

Victoria - Photoshop layers.JPG

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Hi, DSNet,

 

Both AD and AP have effects. Access is from a tab usually associated with the layers panel. Once an object has been set up with bevels, bit map fills, etc, it can be saved as a style. Looking at your screen  cap, I note that PS has an effect, called style in PS, that doesn't exist in Affinity, namely "satin." So I suppose that bringing PS Layer Styles would necessitate Serif re-creating PS styles, and interpreting them as implemented in Affinity.

 

There have been comments that Affinity only implements other program's features when those features are published as an open standard, not a proprietary one.


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Not being able to import everything I use in photoshop is what is making me not buy this software.

I purchased the software and I realized I can't import styles, shapes, etc., so now Affinity Photo is just sitting on my computer in the Software Graveyard.

Selfish not to support a premium software like Photoshop add ons, etc.

 

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34 minutes ago, davidjovan said:

I purchased the software and I realized I can't import styles, shapes, etc., so now Affinity Photo is just sitting on my computer in the Software Graveyard.

Selfish not to support a premium software like Photoshop add ons, etc.

 

Why would you ever expect Affinity to support all these Photoshop components.

Clearly if you are so dependent on PS then that is probably the only software you can use?

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