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About jboissy

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  • Birthday 12/08/1967

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    Ypsilanti, MI
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    Drawing, cartooning, small-press comics, animation (all types), antique ad art, graphic design, web design, 3d modeling... oh heck, a lot of stuff. ;-)
  1. Greetings Affinity, After downloading the AD 1.6.1-Beta 4 update, I noticed the Place Image Tool icon has disappeared from the toolbar (see attached - red box for emphasis). Can anyone else confirm this? Regards, jB
  2. Greetings all, I'm having the same Export crash issue as well, but I first noticed it when selecting multiple items (doesn't matter shape, size, complexity, or color), and exporting as PNG, selection with, or without, background. AD crashes immediately, and it takes the OS a few minutes to register an application crash has happened (1-2 mins). BTW... File is not damaged and opens fine. If I try to export as a PNG, whole document or artboard, no issues. Issue occurs on files with, and without, artboards (single and multiple). BTW... sounds like this issue may have been resolved, I wanted to post my finding in case it helps down the road. ;-) Cheers! jB
  3. I'm also having this issue... tho it started after the v1.5.3. My trouble occurs after my MacBook Pro goes to sleep while connected to external displays (2) via Thunderbolt and HDMI... MBP lid is closed. Affinity Designer 1.5.4 MBP Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB OS X El Capitan - 10.11.6 2 x Samsung S24E450 monitors connected via Thunderbolt and HDMI Cheers! jB
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    Retrieve Assets from the Beta

    Thank you so much for posting this... I used this logic to retrieve my custom vector brushes. :-) /Users/USERNAME/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner.beta/Data/Library/Application Support/user/vector_brushes.propcol Cheers! jB
  5. Thanx so much for the update. :-) jB
  6. Greetings all, I created a document with 6 letter-sized artboards, each spaced .5" apart. When I tried printing, I noticed the content on artboards 02-06 were all shifted .5" to the right exponentially, and add an extra page. Saving the document as a PDF thru the print dialog replicates the issue (see attached). Has anyone else noticed this glitch? Cheers! jB jboissy-artboard-glitch.pdf
  7. Paul, Excellent... thanx so much. I forgot about this system pref feature and had it set to "always" at one point... I think an update reset it. BTW... I'm blaming this on Monday. ;-) Cheers! jB
  8. Greetings all, I'm not sure that this is a bug... but I noticed the scroll slider disappears from the Brush palette window after non-use. If you're using a mouse, not a big deal... scrolling down will invoke the slider. If you're using a Wacom tablet and pen, you are unable to invoke the slider unless you switch back to a mouse and perform an action that triggers the slider. My personal opinion is that the scroll slider element is always on in the Brush palette window or the app detects user input (mouse vs. tablet) and toggles the element accordingly. If I'm missing something, my sincere apologies... I'm havin' a heck of a Monday morning. ;-P Regards, jB
  9. Greetings Affinity, I was wondering if it would be helpful to have a HEX field available in all color profile palettes/windows. Lately, I've been working in HSL, as I find it easier to target a particular color, and it would be nice to have the HEX code running alongside the sliders (like RGB Hex). Also, I've been using AD to comp web designs and I'm constantly bouncing between RGB Hex and HSL to input HEX colors from a pre-existing brand style guide. Just a thought. :-) Cheers! jB
  10. You betcha! :-) I should add that the "bug" is consistent between the pressure profile window in the Stroke panel and the pressure profile window in the top options bar. Cheers! jB
  11. Greetings all, Not sure this is a bug, or a change in functionality, but I thought I would bring it up. In the latest Beta, it seems we lost the ability to delete points in the pressure profile window... AD 1.4.2 - If you select a point in the pressure profile window and hit DELETE, the point is deleted from the profile. AD 1.5-BETA 5 - If you select a point in the pressure profile window and hit DELETE, the stroke is deleted from the canvas/artboard. BTW... love the symbols and constraints functionality. Looking forward to the full version and moving AD into my Web Design workflow. Regards, John
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    AD: Split View comma glitch

    Greetings Affinity crew, I'm using the Beta of Affinity Designer and noticed a glitch while entering some text. If you type a comma in either text tool mode, the Split View mode is engaged (View > View Mode > Split View). The app is behaving properly, as the command for the Split View is currently the comma, so I'm thinking the command for Split View was an accident. Cheers! jB
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    My weekly comic strip!

    Thanx MattP! :-) Expression and I go waaaay back. I was part of the Beta test team for Exp2 when it was under Fractal Design's umbrella. At the time, Exp1 couldn't support raster data, so you couldn't use the program to "ink" overtop scanned pencil art. When I brought this up to the program manager, he told me they were working on version 2 which would support raster data import and invited me to join the Beta program. The rest, as they say, is history. Serif made me a lifelong supporter with Affinity Designer... it's put me back in the comic business. :-) Cheers! jB
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    My weekly comic strip!

    Greetings all! I wanted to show off my artistic endeavors with Affinity Designer. A lil' backstory, I used to do the small-press comic scene 10+ years ago and used a program called Creature House's Expression 3. In 2003, Microsoft bought Expression and continued the program... haphazardly... but only for Windows. As a Mac user, I lost my favorite digital inking program as OS updates rendered the old version of Expression useless. Flash forward to 2015, Affinity Designer appears and gives me another chance at creating natural looking, vector-based art. Check out my weekly comic strip, Wee Freekz... www.facebook.com/weefreekz Cheers! jB
  15. Leigh, Thanx for the response, and the links. :-) I've watched many tutorials and looked thru the help docs, but couldn't find any parameters for creating the brush source artwork. Regards, jB