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  1. A small change, but one I would imagine would be easy to do. Would it be possible to make that thicker band in another color that you've put around V2? Maybe in both a dark and light color - that way it is easier to differentiate, which version I am in when switching over. The little icons are too similar. Or poss put V2 in the middle of the icon. These icons are much smaller than my screenshot here shows and difficult to distinguish between the two


  2. On 4/19/2021 at 8:30 AM, Clc508 said:


    I hope this is the right area to post this question. I would like to make an alcohol ink effect background but I cannot see any brush kits for sale that refer to Affinity, only Procreate and Photoshop (I assume they are not compatible). Is it possible to create the same effect with existing brushes? Have tried but failed with watercolour brushes.

    Many thanks

    I am also looking for these!

  3. 3 hours ago, Old Bruce said:


    And, in my opinion, that is a bad thing. I do wish we could see things on the canvas whilst using Artboards.

    I agree, It would be so much more useful to see the full image for scale and working. At least have it as an option. 😐

    No sense asking for it as a feature request.....


    Thank You "Old Bruce" and "wilt.farrell" for answering my question.

  4. Hello,

    My question is on art boards. If I place an image Half on the outboard and half off the art board I do not see the section that is not on the art board  I tried placing one art board on top of another but that did not work. see first image below

    How do I see the full image?

    Are there some settings I need to change ?

    First Image - The rest of the ellipse does not show in the Green Color:



    The second Image - This is what I want to see. The full image and the outside edge of the Art Board This wold be a Big help To scale and design.

    (Done in Illustrator....)



    How do I see the full image?

    Are there some settings I need to change ?  

    Many Thanks advance for your help


  5. AFFINITY - Can we Please get an Official word, here and now, on this forum on When we will get the ALL Important Vector fill !

    Will it be in the next release ?

    Are you actually working on it ?

    I have always wondered, Why has Serif never sent a Questionnaire with the top 20  requests that people want, that we - Your paying customers, Need from your software?

    It would give you a roadmap of what to work on next, not just what you think we want or what is hip/cool with the other engineers at Serif.  In the 25+ years I have used Serif products, You have never done basic marketing and asked your customers what type of design we use, the industry we work in, the jobs we use your programs for, and the things we need added. I find that astounding.  And why do some of your MUCH older products have features that your new Software is sorely lacking?  You obviously had the Skills and Technology Years ago to produce these features, So where are they ? 

    You have this superb forum, people have asked for YEARS for things (like Vector Fills) and yet they never seam to appear.  

    Why not?

    I (and I am sure many others), Look forward to your reply.

    Thank You.

  6. Maybe we could just call it a Cookie cutter and this destructive / nondestructive issue could be solved. Everybody loves cookies!

     I have an image that's basically nine big circles I want two of the big circles as smaller images and have for the last three hours been trying to figure out how to do it.

    I cannot believe in this day and age, this all singing, all dancing program can't simply crop an image out of a Jpeg.

    Can anyone please tell me how to do it?

    I have  Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo for both Mac and PC and also Serif Draw Plus X8.  

  7. Is there a way to add mark a brush as a “Favourite” ? Or a star rating ?  (in Designer and/or Photo.) 

    This seems so very basic yet overlooked for much more complex additions.  
    Can we please get ‘ease of use’ issues corrected first. As many other have said here, the old Serif products had many useful things included (like cutout studio, brushes listed and better assets and being able to drag and drop them to save) that the new Affinity programs do not.  
    After working with Affinity Designer and Photo now for about a year, I find myself going back and using my Draw plus for many things instead of the new products.  It makes me wonder why I bought the New Affinity versions.  I thought new was supposed to also be improved.  Many times I feel the new Affinity versions are unnecessarily complicated and trying to be too clever for clever sake.
    The latest 1.9 update was supposed to be fixes under the hood, so let’s hope the power and structure is there to make these ‘ease of use’ improvements that will benefit everyone! 


  8. Thank You to all that have replied !


    MikeTO you asked *


    Is there a way to lock the Rulers at the top and left side ?  I don’t want it to scroll Negative ruler numbers. And I want to snap my art board to the top right at 0/0. I don’t see a way to do this. What am I missing ??

    *I'm confused, why do the rulers not start at the top left at 0,0? AFAIK there is no way to lock them there but the only way to change them is to drag out from the ruler origin so if you don't want to do that, don't do it, and if you do it by mistake just choose undo.

    My rulers to start out at 0/0 but if I scroll with my Mac Mouse, or if I am working on my P C my mouse has a scroll wheel the artboards (or info on my page starts moving into 200- numbers). 
  9. 3 hours ago, R C-R said:

    But isn't the last used Studio Preset "sticky" -- IOW each time the app is started, doesn't it use the same preset it was set to use when the app was last closed?

    Also, if someone only wants to use a single preset & deletes any others that might have been saved via the Preset manager, doesn't that make it the only one the app will open with -- in effect the default?

    My last preset does not seem to be 'Sticky' and I have to go to View>studio preset> and locate the name of my last preset....  This seems so long wondered for such an advanced program...  And of all the shortcuts this program has, this is the one I could use the most.....  There is not even the option (that I have found) to add my own short cut by, example : Typing s3.

    Another question on this subject - once I have my pre-set up and I maybe decide I now would also like 'rulers' to be added to this my favourite preset, Is there a way to save this new change to my current preset. (Just like when we make a change to a document and save it.  The only way I have found is to add the new preset with the addition of rulers under a different name (I date them) then have to go back and delete my old preset.  Is there a better way? I Just to save that preset with the new information.  This seems quite basic.


  10. Sorry if they are painfully obvious to some of you….  I have been looking for the answers myself but just do not see them.  Thank you in advance for your help.

    (Working on an iMac in both  Designer & Photo)


    Is there a way to make the tool icons Bigger ? I find them too small and difficult to view.

    Is there a way to lock the Rulers at the top and left side ?  I don’t want it to scroll Negative ruler numbers. And I want to snap my art board to the top right at 0/0. I don’t see a way to do this. What am I missing ??

    If I draw a rectangle logo, I know it shows me the measurement as I a drawing it out but how do I find the measurement of it later?  Is there a measuring tool that I am missing ?? (This is another reason I want to lock the rulers as I could place it at 0/0 for the size. At the very least the negative numbers should be in red.

    I don’t use many shortcuts …. Gasp, but I am learning.  One shortcut that I really Would use is to the Studio dropdown.  Is there a shortcut ??  Also on the same subject, is there a way to choose more than 1 Studio selection at a time? Instead of it closing out after each one and then having to go back in and select studio, then select the item…. Etc. Etc.

    I know I can do a Preset which I have set up but it does not open automatically when I open Designer.  Is there a way for my Preset to open automatically as a default??

    If any of these are not available  a) They should be, as they are quite Basic requirements  b)Please add them to your Feature request list.

  11. 17 hours ago, Pieter Frank said:

    Hello There!

    I seem to be having more or less the same wish list.

    1: I am desperately waiting for a pattern swatch tool. I design a lot of repeating patterns and I need to be able to make a swatch out of this in vector! I recently designed patterns for PUMA to be used in the summer olympics and to deliver the artwork as bitmap is a no go. PLEASE affinity developpers put this on your roadmap!!!!!

    2: I sketch a lot of line work on my iPad or on paper and vector trace it to be edited in a Vector program. I used to do this in adobe illustrator but after 25 years of adobe I got fed up with their adobe antics and decided to go with to the Affinity suite. I would be helped a lot with a vector tracing tool, to convert drawings to vector. I am using Inkscape now for lack of a better tool in the affinity realm but I would prefer to be able to do it in affinity designer.



    Ditto !!!

    Affinity Please add these as a matter of Urgency !!!

    Thank You

  12. Thank you for your reply. It was very helpful. I had not changed the pull down to View so I did not see these additional options.  

    These shortcuts are quite specific to go open certain options.  Would a  'Reset studio' Shortcut take me to the Main Studio drop down list? From there I could tick and untick selections?  This is what I am looking for.

    I am reluctant to test 'Reset Studio' as I just got my presets set to how I want them and I don't want to mess it up by resetting studio.  

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