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  1. OK I'm having trouble counting to 3 but these are mainly in the same category, so I think it's allowed Colour stuff: -HSV colour picker (as opposed to HSL, Lightness and Value are very different creatures) -Square colour pickers instead of triangular (triangles decrease in resolution in the corners, making it harder to pick the right colour, and it's fidgety thinking about which angle does what) -Always-on resizable big colour picker in the dock (I can now only have a small triangle, and sometimes I want a BIG square) -Customisablity of the big square colour picker (so I can control what is on what axis). For example, my favourite colour picker is from Krita, you can make it show Hue and Value in a big square, with a slider up top controlling saturation. Look at this beatifull colour picker, hue on the x, value on the y, saturation in a stroke on top: Note also the three small sliders along the bottom for adjusting/tuning in 1 axis. Tool stuff: "Hotkey" mode for tools. This is a killer feature from Clip Studio Paint, so simple and small but really improves the experience and possibility of reaching "flow state". In CSP, if you hold down the shortcut for a tool, it becomes "hot", only active as long as you hold down the key. Then when you release the shortcut, it flips back to your original tool. It's delicious. So youre making nice strokes with the brush, want to use the colour picker, you hold down 1 key on keyboard, pick the colour, then release the key to switch back to the brush. All it does is save one click but man does it change everything, being able to so quickly switch between 2 tools just by holding your finger over 1 key instead of 2.
  2. That's a small team for taking on the Photoshop behemoth, Respect! Puts it all into perspective To me they come across as a massive company with endless resources
  3. Hi, just a quick question, sorry for posting it in this forum, couldn't find a more appropriate one I am really loving getting to grips with Affinity software, and am looking forward to the 1.7 release. I was just wondering how big the development team behind the scenes is? all the best Steven
  4. Yeah there's different ways to approach it. I see where you're coming from Alfred. I don't have access to photoshop, but Clip Studio Paint and Krita treat transparancy as a seperate colour, So it's either a gradient from Foreground colour to Background colour, or a gradient from Foreground to Transparancy, which bypasses this entire situation (and is also less flexible, because you can't make a gradient to 50% transparancy). IMHO a visual gradient from A to B should contain only visual elements from A and B, but that's just an opinion. I just wanted to flag this for the Affinity team, and I'm sure they can judge this as being very low priority in the grand scheme of things I'm just daydreaming about a situation in future years where I mightl have saved myself a few thousand clicks by this tweak
  5. because it saves a click the colour is a remnant from a previous gradient it's something i've banged my head against quite a few times now, especially if its a similar colour, trying to figure out why the gradient seems off The interface gives no feedback that it's mixing with a colour, if you set it to 0% opacity
  6. Yeah in my mind the red doesnt exist because it's at 0%, so it wouldn't be a mix of the two situations you described It's example colour also disappears when you put it to 0% opacity. When going to 0% opacity you don't want to mix that color, you want to remove it. So it would be mixing white with nothing I suppose Affinity treats the opacity and colour gradients separately, whereas my intuition combines them
  7. Hi, Great software, really enjoying it. I think this is a bug, doesn't seem like correct behaviour. When adding a gradient, going from White, 100% opacity, to Red 0% opacity, you can see red in the gradient. I don't understand how the red is being calculated, 100% white to 0% red should mean there's no red in the gradient.
  8. Hi. For shutterstock stock vectors they require EPS format. I'm assuming that because shutterstock is so big that there's actually quite a few people who want good EPS exporting options. Currently Affinity Designer wipes layer names and structure upon export to EPS (unlike when exporting to SVG, where it is retained). Is it possible to maintain layer names and structure upon export? Thanks Steven
  9. Hi, Just a small suggestion. I'm really enjoying the software, keep up the good work! When selecting a color for stroke I have to click exactly on the thin circle (here in black). The grey area in the middle doesn't do anything. Would it be possible to make the entire area clickable? So I just double click somewhere withing the entire area to go to color picker. It makes the process just a tiny bit easier and less fidgety Cool! All the best Steven
  10. Hi, When using export persona it removes all naming and layer structure from EPS files. Is there a workaround for this? I've been looking for other free vector software which can handle EPS files, but so far no luck (inkscape doesn't, Gravit can't export to EPS) Thanks.
  11. Thanks, nice, from 1992 EPS can handle gradients, I've been testing it out, but there seems to be something creating a wrong and right version on export.
  12. Depending on where I place objects in the layer stack, the export persona to EPS seems to fuse them, and create unexpected overlays, next to the correct layers. As a workaround I can delete all the newly created unwanted elements from the EPS file, but it seems like an unexpected bug to me, or am I doing something wrong?
  13. Hi, First off many thanks for the great software. I am enjoying exploring it, looking forward to the upcoming releases. I'm running into an issue with exporting to EPS format for upload to Stock vector sites. Some elements of the image are being rasterized and I can't figure out why. It's curves with a fill of a gradient with 3-4 colours, without any transparency. Surprisingly, beneath the rasterization the correct curve has been created as well. On a different curve it exported correctly. Any help in which direction I should look for a solution? I'm assuming it's got to do with limitations of the EPS format. Is there a website which has a list of requirements/limitations of this format, so I can know what to look out for? I've been googling but can't find anything useful. Thanks! Steven
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