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  1. Would that not be a bug that needed fixing then and not a reason to change the UI? App is used in separated mode using a mouse. Which reminds me that another bug related to separated mode is that the top of the toolbar gets cut off every time you use the develop persona. This has been persistent for a long time.
  2. As I said in my opening post though clicking an adjustment doesn't do ANYTHING. Clicking Darken or whatever does not darken the image and no panel opens up to amend. I don't use affinity anymore and im checking out what my dad has told me as he is the one using it. The new way described by MEB sounds like another strange decision regarding usability. Does that mean (if it worked) that if you wanted to Posterise something for example that you would have to click Posterise > Harsh even if you didn't want harsh and then reset it and change the settings thereafter or am I misunderstanding it? I cant check it as neither my dads or my copy works. Sometimes even the icons in the adjustment panels don't show up. Sometimes they are all solid white, sometimes its just a word like 'Lighten' in the panel. Im pretty sure its bugged. Yes I appreciate there are other ways to create Adjustment layers but my dad used the adjustment panel for ease, now its just confusing.
  3. Adjustments pane doesn't work. Clicking an adjustment doesn't change the image or even open up a dialogue /settings window.
  4. Thanks Walt. I understand how they work. After playing a bit more I now have to click the artboard name for the guides to show again. Clicking in or on an element on the artboard doesn't seem to make the artboard active anymore. Pretty sure thats not how it used to be?
  5. I have set up a grid manually using guides. If I place some content off the pasteboard to work with later, when I go to click the content the guides disappear. When I check the guides manager they are all gone.
  6. Im a brand designer but also work in publishing. There is a fantastic book by Marty Neumeier called The Brand Gap. Its about bridging the creative and corporate sides of a business and is full of brilliant quotes and anecdotes that shows just how important it is that the corporate side understand the creative process and vice versa. It also touches on how important it is to understand the end user and what perceptions they have of said brand. Its a great read and you could probably read it in a couple of hours. https://www.martyneumeier.com/the-brand-gap/
  7. No you can't. I meant in general apps running user Rosetta 2 on ARM were faster than current apps running on native Intel, at least in single core scores apparently. I know there was a workaround for CS6 whereby instead of installing the software as usual by running the installer as intended you could open the installer package and run the executable from there and it would skip some kind of check and would then install on unsupported hardware. I tried it once AGES ago but I cant remember what MacOS it was other than one that was not officially supposed to run CS6. Had no issues. I imagine by now though MacOS has changed so much that its impossible to run CS6 now.
  8. Just to clarify when I say 'emulated apps' I mean apps running under Rosetta 2. Not things like FusionWare. I imagine those will be slower but maybe not.
  9. I was in the same boat really. Stuck on El Crapitan to keep CS6 alive while waiting for Affinity to add the things required to make it workable in a pro environment. In the end (just last month) I was forced into buying a couple of new machines for my studio which only come with the latest MacOS, so no CS6 available, and as such I've been forced to upgrade my entire studio to Adobe CS (at over £600 a month) and unfortunately Affinity is now just a hobby for me. Which is a shame as I've been waiting since the beta of Affinity Designer to get rid of Adobe and have an Affinity exclusive studio. So I bit the bullet on Intel iMacs knowing the ARM ones were on their way but my hand was forced and thats that really. Seeing the massive improvement that Apple Silicon has over Intel, if I were you I'd go with an ARM Mac. Even when running emulated apps apps via Rosetta 2 the performance is still better than running on Intel in a lot of cases! Just run the Adobe Subscription until you can finally swap. Adobes ARM stuff is still only BETA though at the moment.
  10. Im sure I read somewhere there was an option to make an adjustment layer an automatic child of the currently selected layer but I never followed it up and now cant seem to find or figure it out. Was that my imagination or is that possible?
  11. If you're on MacOS take a look at this: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlf2c0c770/mac
  12. I totally agree but try and think of it like this. You're an artist. You've got a nice new blank canvas ready to paint on. All your paints are stored in a multitude of draws all around your room. You rummage through some draws and find the colour you want. Only thing is you don't have a palette to put it on. So you go into another room to procure a palette. You put a bit of paint on your palette. Now you want to add another colour so you put your palette down and go rummaging back through the various draws in the other room. Find a new colour take it to the room with the palette in and add it to your palette. Now you want a third colour and so back to the draws again in the other room. Keep repeating that until you have the palette of colours you need. This is what's happening in Affinity at the moment. I propose you have one draw with the paints neatly arranged in boxes and your palette already to hand. You could hover over the draw and pick as many as you like in one go. With colours on your palette and full view of the draw full of paints you can easily choose complimentary colours to add to the palette. That to me is better preparation. I'll leave it there because I've made clear my ideas and don't want to keep flogging it. Just hope some of it gets taken into consideration
  13. Click click click click click click click etc.lol. Thanks.. Im talking about improving the suite overall, I know how to achieve these things but Im saying the way they are currently implemented could be greatly improved.
  14. No. If you add five colours either from the mixer or from a colour book immediately after opening a document the colours aren't necessarily on the canvas yet. If you create a shape and create a colour for it using the inkwell or colour mixer that is not already in your palette then that colour once applied to the shape could appear in your palette without you having to manually add it yourself. Furthermore if you have a shape in a colour already in your palette and then change the shape to a colour not in your palette the new colour could then be added automatically to the palette. The original colour would still remain in the palette however. So yes there would still be colours in your palette that aren't necessarily on the canvas. These colours will have either been added by yourself or actually used at some point.
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