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  1. Agreed. Designer positions itself as a tool for artists (while Photo positions itself for photographers), and I believe this function is something that’s definitely part of the normal artists workflow. This isn’t as much of an issue on desktop if you’ve shelled out for Publisher as well since you can rapidly switch between Designer and Photo at the click of a button - but iPadOS is dearly missing this feature.
  2. Hi @Sean P that is correct: it only happens on Canvas rotations that aren't 0/90//180/270 degrees! Are there any updates on this bugfix? It's one of the few things that ends up being quite distracting.
  3. I second this: it’s the only feature that i got photo for, but I like designer more
  4. That's okay! The forum categories (i.e. this being filed under iPad) are not very prominent if you're sorting by new posts.
  5. While at times i regret the purchase, I also regret my procreate purchase as well. (And more often use designer than procreate) Affinity Designer as better resize/panning tools and I love that you can use artboards, which is super important if you want to have the other images in your story/comic strip side-by-side rather than needing to exit→look at last panel in a separate file→return. (Exiting a document in procreate causes your undo history to be lost, and creating one-large image for an entire strip won't work well since the uploading sites, e.g. Webtoons, require comics to be broken into panels. Furthermore, Procreate's max layer foolishness really constrains you if you try to create one large image, even if all your layers only have a small amount of pixels.
  6. Oh wow, disabling the "automatically Hide UI in preferences" seems to have helped stop the UI randomly re-appearing! This looks like a bug that could definitely be resolved by an additional boolean toggle under the hood (e.g. did the user trigger this fullscreen? if yes, don't bring back in the tools until they slide in). I've attempted to get a drawing glove from my local art stores but they don't have any... Thank you for your help!
  7. Thank you for this tip! This issue has haunted me for a long while as well – and made me resort to only the pixel persona for artwork as of right now. Have definitely seen it reported in other posts as well....
  8. Love it! Would be cool to see if part of the dog was submerged as well, and he was casting a slight shadow (based on the shadow of the jets, it looks like he should be casting one), and possibly giving him some water-y highlights. Otherwise, superb work Especially with making the background transparent
  9. +1 as well.... or at the very least, a way to quickly toggle between the two apps instead of being forced to save to disk, import, then make edits, save to disk again, import in original program... I understand that Serif has purposely omitted functions in order to prevent too much overlap, but on desktop with studiolink it’s so easy to switch between programs
  10. I would love to get this too! Floating panels even for a limited selection (e.g. colour picker and layers) would be greatly appreciated, especially if they shrink in size a little (like procreate’s).
  11. Thank you for the reply - as I mentioned in the second paragraph of my post, I realise that this would be fine with studiolink (the feature of publisher that lets you quickly switch between personas): but Publisher doesn't exist on iPad. I also know of the File → edit in Designer/Photo trick, but that doesn't seem to be a thing in the iPad versions. I also just found out that Affinity Designer has a "gaussian blur" FX tool, so I think I'll be going back to Affinity Designer if I need artboards for my current piece. (More annoying than anything, though)
  12. Hello, Affinity photo doesn't support artboard creation, even though it very much supports artboards. I can create artboards in affinity designer and import the file into affinity photo and will then have access to duplicate/resize/move artboards, but I'd very much appreciate if Affinity Photo could do this natively! It would be fine if this was on desktop with StudioLink to quickly open the file with the system I need, but it's a tedious and clumsy task to switch between programs... clicking save > it being saved as, for example, untitled_1 even though I've named the document > attempting to import from the companion app... Background for why this is so important: I'm hobbyist comic artist and was previously using Procreate to make my artwork – I switched to Affinity Designer due to enjoying the brushing experience more, not having layer limits, and most importantly, having the ability to use artboards (and export in slices). Making comics for instagram means that each panel is a separate image, which is a truly useful tool to have with Artboards. Artboards act as multiple pages of my workflow, which is invaluable! Recently, however, I discovered that Affinity Designer doesn't support gaussian/perspective blur, so I switched to Affinity Photo to get that "out-of-focus" look for my art. That's when, much to my dismay, I realised that Affinity Photo doesn't support artboard creation! I would also appreciate it if affinity photo had an option to save to camera roll... rather than some location on my files app. (Also, can we change the default name of "background" to being the name of the document???)
  13. Thank you for your video, @Multi4G! For opacity, is there a way to have multiple strokes with a low opacity (say, 25%) behave as if they were only one continuous stroke? Sometimes I will be colouring in a drawing and I will want to keep a consistent opacity for my brush strokes. This way I can change the opacity of my brush on the fly to achieve control over a wide range of opacities rather than being forced to just draw at 100% opacity and move the layer's entire opacity down to, for example, 50% to achieve a consistent shading experience. A different program I've used has called this kind of operation a "marker style blending option".
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