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Editing Macros: Halftone Settings


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Was hoping to find out how to change the angle of a halftone in an already established macro. I see that the Screen Angle's input is in "rad" what I would assume is radius/radial. It's max setting is from 0 to 6.283.

Would anyone be able to illuminate the layman on what the heck I'm looking at? :26_nerd:

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15 hours ago, Sullyman said:

Does anyone have an idea why we can't change the "Screen" option (Monochrome, Color, Line, Circular) or the "Dot" option (Cosine, Round)?

In order for the user to be able to change the parameters for an adjustment or filter, the Macro Creator must enable that ability when the macro was recorded.

In the screenshot the arrows are pointing out the gear icon, which opens the parameters dialog, and the eye icon. Clicking the eye icon makes it where the user can change the parameters for those the creator chose to allow.

To find this I had to go back to Affinity Photo tutorials from version 1.5, which are referred to as Legacy now. They're buried in the Affinity Photo for Desktop tutorials forum. Here's the link to that thread.

Legacy--Affinity Photo for Desktop Tutorials

Is this what you're asking?

halftone_Macro_parameters.jpg

EDIT: I've found that you must use the Live Filter-Halftone for the user to access the parameters.

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On 1/14/2022 at 8:12 AM, Ron P. said:

In order for the user to be able to change the parameters for an adjustment or filter, the Macro Creator must enable that ability when the macro was recorded.

In the screenshot the arrows are pointing out the gear icon, which opens the parameters dialog, and the eye icon. Clicking the eye icon makes it where the user can change the parameters for those the creator chose to allow.

To find this I had to go back to Affinity Photo tutorials from version 1.5, which are referred to as Legacy now. They're buried in the Affinity Photo for Desktop tutorials forum. Here's the link to that thread.

Legacy--Affinity Photo for Desktop Tutorials

Is this what you're asking?

halftone_Macro_parameters.jpg

EDIT: I've found that you must use the Live Filter-Halftone for the user to access the parameters.

@Ron P. Thanks for the reply, although that wasn't what I was looking for, you have helped solve another issue I was having!

What I would like to be able to do is change the shape of the halftone (line, circular, cosine, etc...) but the options available in your screen shot are all we have access to change (after the macro is created). GCR and UCR are not the settings I need unfortunately. 

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Your Welcome :)

Affinity's macro has a long way to go, it's very limited in what it can do.

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6 hours ago, Sullyman said:

What I would like to be able to do is change the shape of the halftone (line, circular, cosine, etc...) but the options available in your screen shot are all we have access to change (after the macro is created)....

You'll need to make each of the different 'shapes' a separate macro.

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Affinity Designer 2.4.1 | Affinity Photo 2.4.1 | Affinity Publisher 2.4.1 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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