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  1. Hi @GabrielM, Any file with nodes, bezier handles and curve segments somewhat close together is affected by this issue. Zooming in and out is currently the only workaround for this issue, and it will cause repetitive strain injury if performed too often not to mention the reduced productivity associated with the issue. With a fine pointed tool like the Apple Pencil, I am expecting precise and accurate selection would be possible. Please increase the "resolution" or precision and accuracy of selections made with Apple Pencil if possible.
  2. Currently when some selectable points or curve segments (things) are close together but not overlapping, a precise and accurate tap and drag of a desirable thing with the Apple Pencil would often result in the tapping and dragging of another thing close to the desirable one instead. For example, when using the node tool on a curve made with the pen tool, and I want to tap and drag a node or curve segment, I often end up selecting a bezier handle instead, so I find myself very often having to undo and zoom in a lot to select and drag the thing I want and zoom back out afterwards. This really limits the productivity when using this software. If this aspect could be improved, it would be much appreciated as I can then achieve more in less time and with less frustration. I am using Affinity Designer version 1.6.4.45 on a 3rd generation 12.9 inch iPad Pro running iOS 12.1.4 with an Apple Pencil 2.
  3. Hi @GabrielM, Sorry, this is a duplicate topic because I was not able to move my original thread to the bug report forum. The original has now been moved over and they said they will be investigating.
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    Magnifying popup rendering freezes

    Thanks Dan.
  5. Currently when some selectable points or curves (things) are close but not overlapping, a precise and accurate tap and drag of a desirable thing would often result in the tapping and dragging of another thing close to the desirable one instead. For example, when using the node tool on a curve made with the pen tool, and I want to tap and drag a node or curve, I often end up selecting a bezier handle instead, so I find myself very often having to undo and zoom in a lot to select and drag the thing I want and zoom back out afterwards. This really limits the productivity when using this software. If this aspect could be improved, it would be much appreciated as I can then achieve more in less time and with less frustration.
  6. I noticed when dragging while using the node tool that a circle with magnified rendering pops up. However, the rendering inside the magnifier currently freezes so that as I am dragging a node or handle around, the magnifier rendering would not refresh. Thus, it only shows a static image of what’s underneath while I can’t see what my edit would look like until I lift up my Apple Pencil to remove the magnifier because it blocks my view. I am using Affinity Designer version 1.6.4.45 on a 3rd generation 12.9 inch iPad Pro running iOS 12.1.4 with an Apple Pencil 2. Can the magnifier be disabled? I can’t seem to find a relevant setting.
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    How to use pen tool to draw hair bangs?

    Hi DM1, Callum and everyone else reading this thread, Please see my attached vectorizing process video and let me know if there are other ways to achieve the result I am hoping for. Thanks for your time. D40D6828-09D3-4F3D-AACE-B55F18C9FEB9.MP4
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    How to use pen tool to draw hair bangs?

    Thanks DM1. I just tried the recording tool out as per your steps; it seems pretty handy.
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    Magnifying popup rendering freezes

    I noticed when dragging while using the node tool that a circle with magnified rendering pops up. However, the rendering inside the magnifier currently freezes so that as I am dragging a node or handle around, the magnifier rendering would not refresh. Thus, it only shows a static image of what’s underneath while I can’t see what my edit would look like until I lift up my Apple Pencil to remove the magnifier because it blocks my view. I am using Affinity Designer version 1.6.4.45 on a 3rd generation 12.9 inch iPad Pro running iOS 12.1.4 with an Apple Pencil 2. Can the magnifier be disabled? I can’t seem to find a relevant setting.
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    How to use pen tool to draw hair bangs?

    Ah, I think I found a way to snap everything in place. I should first create the two curves I want to snap together. Then having both curves selected with the node tool by first holding a finger down for the multi select process, I drag one of the nodes from the first curve to a node from the second curve. Instead of drawing the line above (A) and have to deal with the discontinuity of the curvatures, I could also outline everything except for part (A), use the pen tool to draw a V, add two nodes in the outline with the node tool for snapping and finally snap the endpoints of the V to those snapping nodes.
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    How to use pen tool to draw hair bangs?

    Hi Callum, Thanks for your comment. I can't do a recording, but I'll try to describe what I encountered. Once I completed the outline of the hair area wherein I closed the curve, when I wanted to add a line with the pen tool between the two nodes above (A) and from the nodes left of (B) and (C), the tool seemed to only select the existing nodes but not drawing a new line from them if I have the existing curve selected first. I have a little bit of success by drawing from (B) to the existing node which appeared to be highlighted in yellow when I attach the other end of the line to it suggesting it has snapped onto it, but when I tried to move the node with the node tool, it only moved the node in the new line without moving the node in the existing closed curve. Is this expected? Also, I can't seem to do the same above (A) because there's no open end to the new line, so I'd end up only selecting an existing node. Do I just need to eye it and move a new line created away from the existing nodes to the points above (A) without snapping? Am I missing knowledge of a handy gesture to activate the yellow highlights? Thanks for your time.
  12. Hello, I’m trying but failing to create the overlapping and extended lines needed for cartoonish hair bangs with the vector persona’s pen and node tools. For example, I have attached an image of supposedly a character’s hair with the areas I am having trouble with labelled. Is it possible to outline the entire hair area first in vector persona with the pen and node tools and then add a line segment just above (A) [perhaps via snapping to existing points] and line segments extending to (B) and (C) again with the pen and node tools? If not, are there other approaches that could minimizes the amount of vertices created while allowing snapping and continuous curvature which would work? I would appreciate any suggestions.
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    How can I reset the erase brush tool “style”

    No worries. Thanks.
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    How can I reset the erase brush tool “style”

    Hi Dan C, Thanks for your reply. I am not able to find the 5th round soft brush (64px). Do you know what category it’s under? I don’t see round soft brush as one. In the pixel persona, I see things like “pencils and charcoal“, “chalks and pastels” etc. only. Do I need to add a new category and brush and create a new round brush? If so, there are quite a few settings I’m not sure of. Please let me know. Edit: For now, I created a new round brush with the configuration you mentioned.
  15. I might have accidentally selected a brush type in brushes studio while using the erase brush tool instead of the paint brush tool. Is there a way to get the original eraser back easily, or do I need to reinstall Affinity Designer every time I make such mistakes? Also, is there a brush type in brushes studio that resembles the original eraser? Any advice would be appreciated.
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