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  1. Clearly using other software is not what the topic is about, but your suggestion is already being implemented by myself, thanks, I am currently using other vector graphic softwares, as I told before: ""(I might say, I really want to use Affinity Designer as my main stand alone software to work with vector graphics when it improves the current weaknesses of the software)" I want Affinity designer to be as good as the other softwares are, even better Read my previous topics and previous posts in this topic to understand what are the suggestions I provide to this software
  2. The ones I find more noticeable are those: Those are the most important features that are missing, there might be other improves to be made, but those are fundamental in my opinion With those features The software would be much more usable _ About bugs, those are the ones I request the most to be fixed: 1, Bug that makes the masking object not apply the mask to the object inside when importing* an SVG file(Affinity Designer software convert the mask to a layer group instead, meaning that they are just in the same group, but there is no masking) I could provide a SVG as explample if needed 2. Bug that makes the transparency added inverted to the masked object (This bug is the one that is presented in the SVG file that I sent via email previously) Those are explained here: (Developer already told that they are working to fix those two)
  3. The large field Affinity Designer want to cover means less attention to the main purpose of the software, Vector Graphics SVG format I have view every video tutorial available, read every tutorial available and still, knowing how the software works does not provide full functionality, as it is missing half of the features other softwares have to offer to work with vector graphics What I suggest is very clear, to improve vector graphic tool and add new ones, currently for only-vector graphic projects (SVG format) the software is incapable to provide a stand alone work space, because of the lack of advanced features and the rudimentary vector features it currently offer (I work with vector graphics & SVG vector graphic format) Affinity Designer is good to work with raster graphics, I can´t deny that, because the software have focus on raster graphics over vector graphics The UI is good, I like the way the software is organizing the items in layers and the features it offer for the layer organization Exporting have no bugs, that is a nice thing, but still missing option for exporting, which should be improved (Importing have some bugs for SVG format, that is something they have told that they are working on to fix) I would recommend the software to everyone who works with raster graphics and pixels I would not recommend the software for anyone who works with vector graphics and SVG format, but I have high expectations to what the software have to offer and I hope new features arrive for vector graphics and more attention is provided to that fundamental field (I might say, I really want to use Affinity Designer as my main stand alone software to work with vector graphics when it improves the current weaknesses of the software) I have posted in topics (See my profile) all the missing features and bugs I requested to add/fix/improve, you can find more information in those topics: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/profile/118527-larryh/&do=content&type=forums_topic&change_section=1
  4. I knew, still thanks for your active reviews, You can find more about the suggestion I made in this topic here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/102455-how-make-the-node-tool-act-as-a-curvature-tool/&tab=comments#comment-549947
  5. I am posting this feedback in this section of the forum, I hope this help to improve the software Not going to talk about the bugs, I hope all of them get fixed I am going to compare my experience with other softares, such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape (the ones I use the most) For the few time I have used the software I can tell is very minimalistic, (I really hope this is not because the Ipad version limitations, as PC can do much more than a Ipad, so I hope PC version is not being limited to keep in the same quality of the Ipad version) Or maybe is the way the software is going to be, as it could be a minimalistic software not planned to have advanced features, I would like to know which kind of software Affinity Designer aim to be, minimalistic or advanced? Developer team care for both personas this mean less time to focus to improve designer persona and possibly priorize pixel persona over vector persona (The software is meant to be a vector graphic software, rather than a raster graphic software) The exporting persona is not intuitive and does not have much more to offer than the traditional exporting in the user menu The software have very few settings and some of them are not compatible with SVG format (The standard file format for vector graphics) The software have very few tools and some of them are not compatible with SVG format (The standard file format for vector graphics) There are very few tools for vector graphics, and the customization for them are very tricky and not intuitive & limited _ What I suggest is to focus on introducing new tools&features&settings to work with vector graphics and improve the ones that the software already have Currently I don`t use this software because of the limitations exposed, as other vector graphic software have to offer much more optimized tools&features for vector format (SVG), I really hope it get more complexity eventually as for now it is not a stand alone software for its limitations & few features for vector graphics.
  6. I am not familiarized with B-spline tool name, not sure if that is what I am suggesting in the OP: What I suggest is a Curvature tool able to do this: (I don´t work with lines, I work only with shapes) The gif show the difference between the two shape modifier tools - Handle tool: Only modify the position of the nodes - Curvature tool: Modify node and handles (including handles of other nodes too) at the same time _ Do the B-spline tool work as the gif example to modify shapes? (Maybe the Curvature tool and the B-spline tool are exactly the same feature with a different name)
  7. I want to export the full circle Things I don`t want: 1. To create an artboard 2. To change the canvas size 3. To create a new document 4. To resize the object 5. To reposition the object Thing that I want: 1. A setting to export as PNG all visible object in the composition
  8. Just wondering, how often there are bug fixes updates for the software?
  9. I have made a topic suggestion for the addition of a feature to recolor objects & gradients:
  10. I see, I thought it was possible to make this kind of changes for the gradient color in the software (For SVG format) I suggested a feature to allow recolor changes to the objects in this topic:
  11. When you put a handle on the center of the node, it does not snap to it, it would be good to have it I am not sure if this is a feature a bug, since the interaction with the handle in the center of a node is unusual, as you can still see it behind the node when you select it and you can see it on top of the node when you select other node of the same object, and you have to select again the whole shape to be able to select the node again and not the handle Gif to show the problem with the "feature" (I think this is not a feature yet implemented, It looks like it only closes the handle to the center but the handle still inoperative) If this is a bug, I request to add the feature, to allow to remove one of the handles of a node (converted one side to sharp and the other side curved By: - Move the handle that you want to be removed to the center of it´s node - An option in the node tool to be able to select and interact with handles (Allow the user to click on a handle and select it, so after that the user is able to interact with only that handle and be able to press DEL to remove it if want to)
  12. Similar to this: The idea is to add a setting panel for colors that allow to edit the color of gradients, and objects in general, simultaneously or singular Adding other options for the settings, as saturation or brightness Most important for SVG format files
  13. I want to edit the color of multiple objects at the same time, independently of their color, Gradients, stroke, transparency, etc Something like this: In illustrator there was two diferent ways to accomplish that, including other modifications available (As saturation and brightness for example), with its own settings panel Do Affinity Designer have a tool/feature that allow to modify the color of one or many objects to other colors?
  14. If you apply to an object a gradient and then add a modification using the transparent tool the result will be one gradient predominating the other after exporting using SVG format Only works if there is neither a gradient or a transparency applied, not both together sample 1.afdesign
  15. As it is for color, it would be useful to have a quick live preview gradient settings in the studio
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