An Affinity for Lines

Diagonal lines – nice. But I want something else…
THIS is what I want!

Yesterday I posted a request for advice about either Affinity Photo or Pixelmator Pro. You can see the specifics in this post: https://robinkingfaces.com/2021/11/25/do-you-use-affinity-photo-pixelmator-pro-is-this-possible-thats-all-i-need-to-know/

Thanks to Phil Perkins – Perkins Designs – I was able to do exactly what I wanted, using Affinity Photo. Thank you, Phil!! And thank you, also, to Ed Ritchie – eRitchieart – for letting me know that I can do the same thing using Pixelmator Pro. I haven’t had an opportunity to try that yet but I’m sure it’ll go well. Thank you, Ed Ritchie!!

Adobe’s Announcement About Photoshop Elements & Mac Monterey

If you have a new version of Adobe Photoshop Elements on a Mac with Monterey, you may have been having a difficult time opening/using Elements. I certainly have! Well, there’s some news:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements-discussions/does-photoshop-elements-2022-work-with-macos-monterey/td-p/12545025

(You don’t need to sign in to Adobe to read the announcement.)

Upshot? They’re working on it – with Apple. Yay!

Do you use Affinity Photo? Pixelmator Pro? Is this possible? That’s all I need to know.

First of all, I could do what I need to do quickly and easily using Photoshop Elements but I just bought the new version and it won’t open on my Mac (OS 12.0.1). That problem ought to be addressed by Adobe eventually because I’m only one of many users in the same becalmed boat. But I reallyreallyreally need to make some images NOW.

Second, I have Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro. I’m still learning how to use them which is why I don’t know the answer to this question:

Is it POSSIBLE to take one image, make four copies of it, and paste them as layers onto one image that’s double the dimensions? Example: Let’s say I have a 4000x4000px image. I want to create a new image that’s 8000x8000px that will have four copies of the original 4000x4000px image in it – in the top left, top right, bottom left, and bottom right? Actions will be copying, pasting, and rotating on the horizontal and vertical. When all four copies are arranged properly they’ll need to be merged (flattened) into the background layer or only visibly merged, depending on how the file needs to be saved.

Can this be done using Affinty Photo? Or Pixelmator Pro? I’m guessing that it can but my attempts so far have been unsuccessful, I’m running out of time, and my level of cyber-frustration is unprecedented.

There are other programs I could probably do this with (GIMP, Sketchbook, etc.) but my options are Affinity Photo and Pixelmator  Pro. I don’t need instructions – I’ll figure it out how to do it if I know it’s possible.

So…is it possible?

🤔