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  1. Related issues not yet linked in the thread: From 2020: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/120668-template-layer-in-affinity-designer/ From 2019: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/82506-outline-mode-preview/ From 2018: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62889-add-template-layer-feature/ From 2017: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/50025-affinity-designer-layer-template/ From 2016: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16801-background-raster-image-template/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/16800-background-image-in-outline-mode/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/28742-tracing-jpeg-with-pen-tool/ From 2014: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/2909-outline-with-the-pen-tool/&tab=comments#comment-11586
  2. This part is what I need right now... I want to trace a photo and I want to check the precision of my vectors. When the vectors have only a stroke, it's possible to see the template photo and modify the vectors easily. But when they are using fills, the fill is covering the photo and I can't see where I might want to move a node to fit the template better. So I thought, I'll switch to outline mode and do the "finetuning" with only the outline(s) visible... well, sorry, the template image is not visible any more 😪
  3. +2, this would really come in handy in some projects...
  4. Yes, like you mentioned, this has been asked for before (more than a few times ) This might be the oldest thread: Maybe the newer ones should be labelled as duplicates and have a link to one "main" issue?
  5. Yes, I can confirm this bug. Noticed when I copied a shadow effect.
  6. About that InDesign-like feature: I found something in APub that offers pretty much the same functionality: Turn on the Glyphs browser, then find the little menu and activate "Unicode and alternatives". Voilà, the various swashes and positional alternatives are shown right after the standard glyphs! Too bad that there's also a bug in this function: type "AAA" with the Salsa font (with standard settings in the typography panel) -> you'll get three different As (initial, normal, final form) try to replace the initial or final form with a regular form using the Glyphs browser -> does not change the glyph The "positional alternatives" seem to override the specific glyph chosen by the user. It should be the other way round.
  7. Wow, I did not know that this is another OpenType thing... 😳 I was thinking of the functionality in InDesign, where in the Glyphs panel, there's a little triangle at every letter to let you choose the alternatives for that. Also, there's an option that lets you see the alternatives for your selection. I just checked and this does work with the Salsa font (though maybe not 100% perfectly). So I guess it does not rely on the OT feature, but on "manually" collecting the relevant sets.
  8. Thank you so much, it works!! I somehow did not notice the "Positional Alternate" section appearing when I tried to find a way to turn this off! Thanks also for the explanation of OpenType terms. I agree, there's a bug somewhere in how the features of this font are processed and presented. Maybe when the devs get around to it, they could include an option to "show all alternates" for a letter. That would always work as a safety fallback.
  9. Followup to the solved bug mentioned at the bottom. Using on Win10x64: Create new document in Publisher with image setting "prefer linked" (I've got the German version, not sure about the exact English terms here) Drag'n'drop a PDF file into the document, it will be a linked file if you check it with the move tool (key "V"). If you use the node tool (key "A"), you can double click the linked PDF file in the document (not in the layers panel) to edit it in a new tab (the tab still (wrongly) says "embedded") change something in that "embedded" PDF, close the tab (no "Save/Save as" is possible) The publisher document shows the changed state of the linked PDF. Save publisher document, close. Reopen the document: The changes made to the linked PDF are lost. Similar - now solved - bug:
  10. I can see that there might be a bit of confusion when you have a group selected and want to add a style. Should the style be added to a "unified" or "merged" version of all the members, like the original post in this thread suggests? Or should it apply to all the members individually. The results will not be the same, and both ways can be really useful. I hope that in some far off future, both these options will be available 😎
  11. Thanks, I tried this. This only works with a "set of curves", but not with a group produced by Ctrl/Cmd-G. I've opened a bug report because of the inconsistent way a "group" passes changes down to its members. See: The behaviour has previously been mentioned here:
  12. Using AfDes on Win10 x64 If you have a group with a lot of vectors, you can change their appearance by selecting the group and then changing the stroke or colour. You can not do the same with a style. If you want to apply the same style to all the members of the group, you need to first select all these members manually. Maybe somebody could expect the style to be applied to the selected group and not the members, but this is not possible (yet?) in AD. So it would be okay to pass through the style to all the members of the group. see also
  13. Hm, I think there's a little bit of inconsistency here: When you select a group, you can change all the members at once by selecting another colour, or changing the stroke etc. These changes are "passed on" to the members. But when you want to give all the members the same style, you have to select each one of them separately. It does not work if you only select the group.
  14. Or maybe, is there a quick way to select all the members of a group?
  15. Another related issue: I have a group of curves (not a "Curves object" like above), and want to apply the same style to all of them. Is there a quicker way than to go to the layers panel and open the group there and then select all the curves and finally apply the style?
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