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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 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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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 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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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.


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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

This one really gets me mad. :-D


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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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:


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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Still broken in 1.7.0.206 :|


Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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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 (1809). Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16 GB memory, NVidia GTX 780
Affinity Publisher Beta 1.7.0.221

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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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