Jump to content
ericGa

Layers palette workflow

Recommended Posts

When I am working on a publication I like to organise the layers like that :

one for images, one for texts, one for translation, for varnish, guides and so on...

In affinityPublisher, one object = one layer, wich in my case is quite annoying as I have to merge manually the layers... 

Am I missing an option or is it the only way publisher's layers work?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would simply grouping the relevant layers be an option, so you have one group for all your text layers, one for all your images, one for varnish and so on. That would allow you to switch groups on and off as required and also allow you to move groups collectively or elements within groups individually.

Is there some advantage for you having all text on one layer and all images on one layer that groups wouldn't provide?


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing wrong with groups, my concern is to organise manually the different groups.

Ideally, when I select a group and then draw a text frame, the frame text will be part of this group. Publisher adds a new layer out of the group even if the group is selected.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If a layer inside the group is selected prior to creating a new text frame then the new layer will be created directly above the selected layer inside the group. The same is true for all layers, regardless of their type. If the group itself is selected then yes the new layer will be created outside the group.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3

MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Publisher you can have Layer layers (as in container Layers)

Is that what you are looking for?

 

layer.jpg


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, carl123 said:

In Publisher you can have Layer layers (as in container Layers)

Is that what you are looking for?

Yes, that is what I was looking for. Tkank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, carl123 said:

In Publisher you can have Layer layers (as in container Layers)

Nice, thank you!
But I get a totally different appearance than your screenshot in the layer panel for a new layer when I move layers inside it.
Also I can't manage to make the objects visible, I see their frames only.
What did I do wrong?

682706213_layerfolderinvisible.thumb.jpg.c6dd8b5c0f6b3b9f16ae8d75d9eae6ba.jpg


macOS 10.14.6, Macbook Pro Retina 15" + Eizo 24", Affinity in Separated Mode (documents merged)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, thomaso said:

Nice, thank you!
But I get a totally different appearance than your screenshot in the layer panel for a new layer when I move layers inside it.
Also I can't manage to make the objects visible, I see their frames only.
What did I do wrong?

The layers that you moved ‘inside’ are farther to the right than the ones in Carl’s screenshot, and they’re marked with a ‘Crop’ icon. This is because you’ve moved them to the masking position instead of the nesting position.


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4.186 • Designer for iPad 1.8.4.4 • iPadOS 13.7 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You dragged them into the wrong position in the Layer layer

You drag them until you see the long Horizontal blue bar not the short Vertical bar

 

Sorry, but I always have trouble describing that, maybe someone else can describe it better or knows of a video

Edit: Alfred beat me to it


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, carl123 said:

Sorry, but I always have trouble describing that, maybe someone else can describe it better or knows of a video

https://player.vimeo.com/video/168186956/


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.4.186 • Designer for iPad 1.8.4.4 • iPadOS 13.7 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.