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  1. So I just spent 30mins playing with an app called Amadine - which has a stroke-width tool! (See video) I would still love to see a tool like this in AD. It was massively easier to use, even on an iPhone 7, than it is to use AD’s pressure graph on an iPad Pro 10.5, or even desktop. Affinity 1.9 has brought some lovely new yummies, but, as far as I’ve discovered, still nothing more on this feature... and now there’s competition (aside from Adobe also stepping into the mobile app market with Illustrator). IMG_0034.MP4
  2. @carl123 cheers, yeah that’s the workaround I opt for too when needed. For vignettes, you can add a fill layer filled with a radial gradient and set to an appropriate blend mode, but it’s still extra work - especially considering that DOF and Radial blur, as well as Twirl and Sphere distortions (I may be missing others) all have the ability to move their centres without resorting to canvas resizing/image positioning trickery. It would be quicker and neater if vignette and circular halftone filters included this option; it was an expectation that - I was surprised to discover - isn’t met.
  3. Thanks @dominik for the suggestion, but I was just observing that vignettes aren’t the only filter to need a centre setting option; I was actually building a circular halftone filter into a macro and was wishing I could move the centre. Tempted to utilise certain methods from your referral but it’s already quite a lengthy macro 😬 ...apologies if this is too off-topic, I shall say no more!
  4. I don’t know why this is neglected on certain filters. You can set the centre of a radial blur just by clicking a point on screen. I found this thread while looking to see if this filter functionality had been requested for the circular halftone, which also lacks centre-setting abilities. I do hope all radial/circular filter types get this implemented.
  5. Would it be possible, in future versions, to see an option in the layers panel that can toggle the visibility of layers based on their tag colour ? It would help speed up my workflow greatly. Just one example: Let’s say I need to export a fully textured poster illustration as well as a flat vector export of the same scene for animation purposes. The most efficient way I know of is to nest your textures within the vector shapes. However, you have to pick through the layers one by one and hide your textures to make sure the design works in flat colour too. If the layers panel could filter/toggle layers based on their tag colour, I could just tag my texture layers and then toggle their visibility all together with just a couple of clicks. ...I’m sure this feature would be useful in a variety of other situations, what do you think?
  6. +1 to that I do hate using that tiny little graph. Accuracy is so awkward to achieve. Even just having a full screen graph view (with transparency, obviously, so you can still see the object stroke) would help massively. Would still just be a workaround, but still an improvement.
  7. Totally with you on this. Precision on a graph about the size of two fingernails (iPad Pro 10.5) is very difficult, especially with longer strokes and multiple nodes. I do hope serif introduce another solution that gives direct control of the stroke with the power of zoom to aid precision (like the tool in adobe illustrator). Every time I have to touch that ruddy graph in affinity I question my decision to cancel my CC subscription. Seems silly, I know. edit: Don’t get me wrong, I love the affinity range and I forget all about AI when I’m done with the pressure graph. So thank you serif for everything else!
  8. Thanks, but on irregularly shaped subjects (that aren’t linear or spherical) it still looks faked. Rather than following the contours of the subject, the DOF Blur transitions are restricted to oval or linear. I actually used a combination of DOF and Field blur to make the illustration (although it’s not an entirely accurate representation). However, you are right - and I should amend the above comparison - it is essentially a depth of field blur. Although, instead of being limited to oval or linear transitions, I’d like to be able to manipulate and add nodes like you can a vector shape... and also, add extra transition points (paths) like the gradient fill tool.
  9. I’d like to request a blur tool that varies the degree of blur between paths. Much how contour lines on a map indicate altitude, the path would set the blur radius. Not to be confused with the path blur you get in photoshop; it’s closer to a field blur, but instead of radial points it uses vector paths. I really dislike using masks on blurs as it looks unconvincing. I’ve tried other methods for realistic focal depth on a 2d image (painting my own z-depth, multi layered blurs, etc) but they are quite a lot of effort to make. I feel this method would be the quickest and easiest if only it existed! If this tool already exists somewhere/anywhere, please let me know! I’ve tried to illustrate the idea below (excuse the lame character)...
  10. Haha, yeah I skipped a hell of a lot to get here. +1 for Find & Replace I wouldn’t even mind if global colours didn’t come to iPad for a good while - providing this suggested feature at least makes it to desktop first.
  11. This is a right chore! I’d like to see a feature that converts multiple colours in the palette AND in the document. I did a series of illustrations in AD on iPad, I used the same set of colours for each on separate artboards. Now, if I wanted to tweak the colour palette on desktop, not only do I have to convert them one by one into global colours, but then I have to reselect the corresponding colour in every fill, stroke and gradient node of every symbol and element of every illustration. Eeesh! Imagine if, when you convert a swatch to global, you had the option of automatically linking every matching colour in the document to that global swatch. ...For now, I’ll just be careful not to get too ambitious with the iPad app before I’ve nailed down the colour palette.
  12. I'd like to see this feature on the road map too! I was trying to figure out how to do 3+ page spreads as a quick way of creating panoramic Instagram layouts - it's easy enough with slice and export but I just thought it could be easier still if this functionality was in publisher. I understand it's still possible - using guides - to set up a 3+ page spread. However, re-arranging page order is a bit of a hassle when the section isn't actually a drag and drop, application recognised page.
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