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I have to Picture Frames of different sizes and I want to apply the same Layer Effects to them.

On one layer I defined an Radius of 10px, an Offset of 30px and Intensity of 30%.

On the target layer this translates to Radius of 1,1px, Offset of 3,4px and Intensity of 30%.

Only if source and target layer have the exact same size this works. Otherwise the result is garbage.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1903). Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz, 32 GB memory, NVidia RTX 2080
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471, Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471

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This bug is really annoying and should be sorted out.

Or do I have a big misunderstanding of how copy of layer effects should work between differently sized layers?

I am used to the Photoshop behaviour that copied effects are always applied regardless of the layer size.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1903). Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz, 32 GB memory, NVidia RTX 2080
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471, Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471

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I wonder that nobody else is complaining about that. Thas this is broken is very obvious if you design a photo collage and want all photos to have the same outline and shadow.

Am I missing something?

EDIT: If I set the "Scale with Object" option before creating a Style is works on some different sizes, but not all. I think the bug has something to do with that option going rampage.


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@Chris B Please tell me you can see and reproduce this problem.

This one really gets me mad. :-D


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@Chris_K

San you log this to the devs, please?

I do not understand how this is broken and nobody cares. :35_thinking:


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Still broken in 1.7.0.206 :|


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1903). Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz, 32 GB memory, NVidia RTX 2080
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@Sean P

I just captured a screen recording to make sure that we are talking about the same behaviour as a bug.

Please let me now if this is expected behaviour and I misconfigured something.
I found that the shadow seems to be somehow relative to the pictures placed DPI.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1903). Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz, 32 GB memory, NVidia RTX 2080
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Hi Steps,

As I mentioned above, pasting FX to a new object is giving different values - this is a known issue that is with development. With 'Scale with object' checked I've also asked development if pasting the FX should also affect the initial pasted size.

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This is still broken and now also effects the released version. :(

I hope the dev team did not forget about this issue.

My current workaround is so select multiple layers and use the effects studio to set the same values to all of them.

It would be nice to have one day the functions "paste fx" and the style studio working correctly. :)

I bought the whole suite on Publishers release and now I'm fully commitet to Affinity in my workflow.


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@Jon PAny chance that this will ever get fixed?


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