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  1. Hi Has Affinity Publisher been shelved? I don't see it listed anywhere anymore, neither in the roadmap nor in any new posts. Only a few forum members keep saying it will be available, Early 2016... Late 2016.. 2017, and just keep moving the date. That probably means that linked images will be shelved as well, as that was supposed to be in Publisher? I guess Affinity Windows and the iOS apps are now taking priority.
  2. Any luck on this feature? Key Object Alignment is "key". Sometimes you already have the main object in the correct place, then you need align a secondary object to the original object's position. In Affinity, both objects will move, without a key object "lock".
  3. It's been over a year and this feature doesn't seem to have made the cut. Any idea when it will be implemented? One of the primary reasons why I'm not switching yet, as embedded files are HUGE, whereas linked designer files are relatively small.
  4. I've got a pixel artboard and I'm zooming into 400% and can't edit artwork off the artboard, as AD restricts the panning to a space around the artboard only. It seems AD locks you out of a % of space around the artboard when zooming in, so I can only see the artwork when zoomed out, when zoomed in, I can only pan around the artboard for a limited distance.
  5. In the latest version, if you create a folder in the Save As... Dialog, Affinity crashes on my machine. I've sent the crash logs to Apple/Developer.
  6. YES! +1 Eye dropper to pickup the color from another object. Select a object, press a hotkey and click on another object that you'd like to pickup the color from, voila - most other programs work this way. This dragging a tool all over the place isn't very intuitive.
  7. Yep, you have to use the clipping method + "Lock Children". If you use the Mask method, it also works, but there are some strange selection handles which is very confusing (drag rectangle on top of image). Clipping: 1. Drag Image BELOW the Rectangle (so it becomes a child -- NOT a mask, which is OVER it) 2. Ensure you have the "Lock Children" checked below the toolbar -- in the properties area, where it says "Curve ... Fill... Stroke... Convert to Curves ... [x] Lock Children This works great. You can now independently scale/move the rectangle (parent) and image (the child).
  8. I downloaded the South African flag from Wikipedia as an SVG. Then I imported it into AD. One of the parts is a triangle with a large stroke of yellow on it and when I expand it, AD resets the stroke to nothing and expands a thin line, as opposed to the actual stroke width of 243.3pt. When I draw a new object it seems to work, but often we use imported artwork, especially since most stock websites produce AI files (no getting around Creative Cloud then). Watch Video
  9. Singuy. Perhaps you can enlighten us all where this option is, because I evaluated the newly released version and I cannot find this on a layer right-click, or in the Layers Menu? Is this perhaps on a particular beta build that we may not have access to yet? Not everyone is comfortable with using beta software, especially since Affinity's performance has taken a big "glitch/flicker" hit since they introduced artboards in the final software.
  10. Here is where I've "placed/moved" my artboard tool -- which I recommend should be the default location :P I also feel that artboards should be created automatically from the start -- even if you only going to use 1 artboard The artboard now doesn't show any margins when it's active, ONLY when it's not active -- the margin lines and snapping disappears -- which isn't how it should be working I experience lots of flashing when you zoom and pan - and it's definitely not as silky smooth like it was before artboards was added or if you don't use artboards. At least the artboard is only selectable if you click on the name above it PS. I do appreciate the app and all the new features you've been adding in a really, really short development cycle. :D
  11. There doesn't seem to be a nice way to manage swatches after you created them in a custom Document Palette, e.g. select multiple swatches and then delete them. Any ideas?
  12. The Gradient pop-out Panel allows you to duplicate a colour stop, but the Gradient Editor (on the shape) has no such function, you can't CTRL/CMD Click a colour stop and drag it into a new location? Any ideas?
  13. You can actually just drag inside the selection to move it around (no spacebar support).
  14. I would also need this. Particular for things like FontAwesome, Entypo, etc. where we use Font icons in designs.
  15. Would it be possible to integrate additional scrubbers for stock websites: iStock Photo (http://istockphoto.com) Dollarphotoclub (https://www.dollarphotoclub.com)
  16. Draw a rectangle or ellipse marquee from the center.
  17. Yep. No Plus. No Minus. Also, you can't CENTER focus the marquee (start drawing from the center outwards) - only left-top to right-bottom. Remember to use the marquee manual tool to also draw straight lines - use the SHIFT key + click next point.
  18. For very large signage materials I create the PDF at 50% or 25% scaled down. Then you simon ask your printing company to upscale the printing job. You don't HAVE to provide them with a 100% size 300dpi printed image, as people cannot see 300dpi that close to a large banner size anyways, they have to stand much further back, which means you can use 50dpi or 25dpi.
  19. Hi MEB, I wanted to add something to my bug report, but you locked it. I repeated the shapes using triangles and rectangles, and then it worked correctly, but the one that went wonky was a thick stoke line that I expanded to a rectangle and I wanted to subtract that. Could be the issue, or maybe something's going on in the files. Just thought you might want to add this.
  20. Here is a serious boolean operations bug in Designer. Take a Look. I've done them as LIVE booleans so you can see the elemental parts and how it should look. The intention is to create two triangles (union) and then have two diagonal cuts out of them. Can't do it. Expected Correct Results Incorrect Affinity Result affinity-boolean-bug.afdesign
  21. How about this amazing effect from Sketch? This is a great effect and easy to implement, but cumbersome to create using crops and blur copies. Easy to use in iOS mockups. Here's a screenshot from Sketch and how it's used/configured (just a radius). Can be combined with other effects fill and strokes.
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