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If you've added them to a Swatch palette, @kat, you can export the palette as a .afpalette file, then import it in Photo.

Or if you have them assigned to an object, you can open that document in Photo.

You could perhaps also create a Style from them, and export a .afstyles file and import that into Photo.

Or create objects using them, save them as Assets, export a .afassets file from the Assets panel, and import that into Photo.

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Worked perfectly, Walt. I had my gradients as an AD, so couldn't import into AP.

I imported as an Application palette rather than system or document – best?

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10 minutes ago, kat said:

I imported as an Application palette rather than system or document – best?

"Best" depends on what you want to do. System would give you one palette with consistency so that both appliccations would see any changes, I think, as well as other applications on the system.

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

"Best" depends on what you want to do. System would give you one palette with consistency so that both appliccations would see any changes, I think, as well as other applications on the system.

Sounds like importing Gradients as System would give me access in AD & AP. Excellent, thanks @walt.farrell

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19 minutes ago, kat said:

Importing Gradients as System didn't work. See screenshot.

Possibly Mac System Palettes don't support gradients?

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Possibly Mac System Palettes don't support gradients?

From what I can tell experimentally, neither System nor Application palettes support gradients. In Windows, can you create an Application palette that includes gradients? If so, how?

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6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

If you've added them to a Swatch palette, @kat, you can export the palette as a .afpalette file, then import it in Photo.

Or if you have them assigned to an object, you can open that document in Photo.

You could perhaps also create a Style from them, and export a .afstyles file and import that into Photo.

Or create objects using them, save them as Assets, export a .afassets file from the Assets panel, and import that into Photo.

 

2 minutes ago, R C-R said:

From what I can tell experimentally, neither System nor Application palettes support gradients. In Windows, can you create an Application palette that includes gradients? If so, how?

Possibly the same as @walt.farrellanswer above?

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Yes it works in Windows AP, AD (1.10.4)

1. Affinity Designer > Swatches > Add Application Palette.
2. Add the desired gradients, Export Palette.
3. Affinity Photo > Swatches > Import As Application Palette.

Here is the palette file created in version AD 1.10.4 in Windows: test palette.afpalette

This is how imported palettes look in AP in Windows:

test_palette.png.a691b24c99661a4ee921e9c2f26f1c0a.png

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Wish you could help me with my AP Paint Mixer Brush not working, @walt.farrell. I use clean & load, no autoload. Nothing happens. There must be setting that locks pixels, or something like that.

Any suggestions would be great.

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On 5/25/2022 at 9:24 PM, kat said:

Wish you could help me with my AP Paint Mixer Brush not working

Just to follow up, for anyone else who finds this discussion: kat figured out that the problem is with using a Strength of 100% for the Paint Mixer Brush Tool, which is a known bug.

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48 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Just to follow up, for anyone else who finds this discussion: kat figured out that the problem is with using a Strength of 100% for the Paint Mixer Brush Tool, which is a known bug.

Could you explain more about how this bug manifests itself? Is it that the brush doesn't do anything when set to 100% strength or something else?

I ask because on my Mac it seems to do something as long as the strength is greater than zero, but to be honest I have never been sure what that brush is supposed to do.

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39 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Is it that the brush doesn't do anything when set to 100% strength

Exactly. Try a forum search for paint mixer 100% and you should get some relevant hits.

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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

but to be honest I have never been sure what that brush is supposed to do.

I'm sure there are other tutorials, but this one (that I think kat pointed to somewhere) provides some information that may help you:

 

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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

Could you explain more about how this bug manifests itself? Is it that the brush doesn't do anything when set to 100% strength or something else?

I ask because on my Mac it seems to do something as long as the strength is greater than zero, but to be honest I have never been sure what that brush is supposed to do.

I think strength % is the level that the brush mixes, smudges, the color pixels below the brush. I'm on a mac, too.

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2 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Exactly. Try a forum search for paint mixer 100% and you should get some relevant hits.

I did not do the search but even when I set the strength to 100% on my Mac, I do get an effect. I'm just not sure it is the right one or not.

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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

but even when I set the strength to 100% on my Mac, I do get an effect. I'm just not sure it is the right one or not.

It will also depend on the Context Toolbar settings, such as whether you've Cleaned the brush and whether you have it set to Auto-Load. Kat had cleaned it, and had Auto-Load off, and Strength 100%. And then it will further depend on the colors in the pixel layer you operate on.

With those settings, if it works, I would call it a kind of a smudge brush.

I don't know exactly the exact characteristics of the  bug (afp-3049).

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4 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

It will also depend on the Context Toolbar settings, such as whether you've Cleaned the brush and whether you have it set to Auto-Load.

Thanks for the extra info. From what I can tell, it stops working at 100% strength if I click "Clean Brush" (or use the keyboard shortcut for that) whether or not I have auto-load on or off, although togging auto-load from off to on or on to off makes it work again.

Very weird bug!

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3 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Related

Goes to the same topic as the link to afp-3049 @walt.farrell posted above.

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