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Shmoo

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  1. Hello, I just tried to create my own strokes but the problem is when you open those documents in Designer, Designer converts all those Illustrator variable width lines (strokes) to 'curves'. Now they are all solid fills instead of strokes. When you turn off the fill and +1 stroke you'll get those 'outlines' effect.
  2. Hello, I bought a graphic template a while ago, it's made in Adobe Illustrator CS5+ but it doesn't play nice with Affinity Designer because of a feature called Variable Width Strokes. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/atv/cs5-tutorials/using-variablewidth-strokes.html Is there any way to recreate this effect in Affinity Designer? Designer does open the .AI file and almost everything looks perfect but when you start scaling, horror happens. I really don't want to install a trail version of Illustrator every 30 ~ 60 days only to edit this specific template file.
  3. No it's not a selection stroke thingy. It's the color of the fill behind the stroke for sure. Thing is, I've never seen this happen before. I work with Designer from the very first version but this is the first time I notice it. Maybe it has something to do with me upgrading from El Capitan to OS Sierra. I read someplace it maybe could have something to do with how computers rearrange floating points. Let's say if you set a fixed number to be 10.000 the computer generaties it as 9.999 in real life. It's a bummer really, because I'd like to use this vector artwork in Sketch and when exporting it from Sketch to bitmap format it really makes this line visible and ugly.
  4. +1 for Animation. Look at this. You can have a 3500.- computer with a fancy Touch Bar that you'd like to touch more often than your girlfriend but if you can't do this with your computer/software you're not sharing a table with the cool dudes. Not even close.
  5. Any idea about this? It's a curve with an inside stroke but for some reason the background color is shown on the outside by a very thin line. You'd think this is such a micro thin line you can barely see it on vector display but when you export this to bitmap (png) this line becomes even more visible. It's a simple rectangle with stroke inside 2px. Converted to a curve. None of the other properties have this problem, only the inside stroke.
  6. For some reason my Reset Selection Box option doesn't work anymore. Yesterday it was working fine, today not anymore. I just draw stuff the vector shape with the pen tool, rotated it a little bit and now I want to reset the selection box of the object but it keeps switching back to rotated settings. Affinity Designer 1.4.2 - El Capitan
  7. Today I made this banner but something doesn't feel right. This girl should be thinking or dreaming about a radio and a shopping cart, because she wants to start her own online shop. I feel like something is not okay in this picture. The way those items are positioned inside those thought bubbles it just doesn't feel like it. Anymore some ideas or help?
  8. Nobody bought a 12" Retina MacBook? I want one mostly for web development but I'm still curious about how affinity software would run on it. I'm so in doubt by that 1.1GHz processor. It. Just feels like very sloppy and not powerful enough. Like who would buy the 1.6GHz iMac or 1.4GHz Mac mini. Nobody wants them because you don't trust the lower processor to be build for the future.
  9. http://www.lynda.com/Masking-Compositing-tutorials/Affinity-Photo-Essential-Training/453344-2.html Boom boom - Tommy Cooper.
  10. Just bought this app, tomorrow I'll take a look at some reviews about what pen to buy.
  11. How do you draw on an iPad Air for example? Can't see myself draw with my finger on an iPad Air screen. I mean, if you own an iPad Pro + Uber fancy sexy Apple Pencil - yeah you're the cool dude on the block. Everybody wants to be your friend. When you draw on an iPad Air you're not that cool in school. ;)
  12. Another 'problem' on the Affinity site. When you're viewing a single blog post, you can't navigate to the blog index page via the menu on the top right side. Give it a try. Visit this link and after that you click on BLOG in the main menu. https://affinity.serif.com/blog/free-daub-vector-brush-set-for-affinity-designer/
  13. Beautiful new images on the sites.. :wub: Just a tiny glitch at the designer page when it comes to columns height.
  14. Okay, thanks I didn't know that about EPS. I exported as SVG and that seem to work just fine.
  15. When I try to export some artwork in Designer as .eps format I notice all layers (shadow) with opacity become bitmap .png layers in the exported .eps file. :wacko:
  16. Update 2 Don't use it.. It's bad. Looks like there is a difference between the Mac App Store version and the Trail version you can download from the developers website. The Trail version still can compress smaller .png files while the Mac App Store version will crash as soon as your drop any .png file in the window even 2kb files. And from using it a while on Live sites on the web I can tell it really does lower the picture quality of your photo's you just have to test a few different photo's and you'll see the results. It's really bad. Developer of the app is nowhere to be reached, I've tried to mail or get in contact with him but there is no information to be found about him, not even a Twitter account. Looks like the app is just for show - fancy icon - pretty design - crappy/low quality. The ImageOptim Mac app is still the best compressor I've used for years and it's even Free to use. https://imageoptim.com
  17. Affinity Designer and Photo for iPad Pro :yay: Affinity Designer and Photo for iPad :please no: Still I'm not totally sold for that new iPad Pro, it looks great with a pencil and keyboard but still a huge concern for me is - it's still just iOS on a bigger screen + no Intel chip. In the end it will just not touch the MS Surface quality I think, while it will have the same price tag of course because it's Apple.
  18. I won't switch back to something else but I understand what you're saying. Most people here are asking for features like Artboards and whatnot. I personally think the developers could better work at 3 major 'improvements' updates in the months to come before starting adding new features and functions to the core. I mean, if you read a single review online about Affinity software changes are they are positive and they should be but within the first 10 lines of each review you'll see the software get compared to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.. Yes they have a similar tool sets and you can do almost the same things but - boy if you're starting working with Affinity software and you've had some years with Adobe under year belt, you will notice how improved Adobe software really is based on usability. There are lot's of small usability features in Adobe software most of us probably never notice and take for granted - until you switch to some other software and this software doesn't have this easy to use settings or features. Only than you'll understand how solid software made by Adobe really ( after so many years ) is from the ground up. It's not only features and getting the job done faster each year by Adobe but there are lots of very tiny small things that make it so easy to use. I don't wanna say anything bad about Affinity software I really like what I got this far and I can understand the software is still very new and needs to mature over time. But when I select an opacity input field and drop the value from 100 to 60% with my keyboard arrow keys I expect the jump/toggle to the next input field when I press the Tabs key on my keyboard not just deselect the window i'm working in. Those are very tiny things that doesn't work but should work in any software today, even Pages and Numbers can do stuff like that. I'm confident the developers will all fix those things in the years to come I just wished more people would really like to see those smaller bugs and improvements get fixed first before asking for new features and whatnot.
  19. Thank you @ronnyb That worked fine.. For some reason I had this option selected only in Designer.
  20. Affinity Photo and Designer share the same iCloud Drive folder to save their documents in but that folder is being called Affinity Photo at my iOS devices. ( see attachment ) Maybe an idea for the future to give this folder a more global or common name + custom logo. Something like an infinite loop in both colors or something cool.
  21. Whooo... _ :) _ Yayyyy.... \ :D / Thanks, this is what I needed.
  22. It's globally.. and only in Designer. Affinity Photo doesn't have this problem looks like it. Even when I open a brand new document and I want to move the canvas around Designer starts to zoom as soon as I press and move two fingers at the Wacom.
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