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  1. I agree that hiding some of these options is not unreasonable, but doing so is not essential either. You could have all the options available to you in just one Persona. And the ones that are not compatible with the "type" of object you are using (pixels or vectors), could be just grayed out (just as it is currently with some menus). I think this is not always the case. AD main focus is to work with vector artwork. So even if you are doing some "heavy painting" work in the Pixel Persona, chances are you have a good amount of vector stuff in your project (in most cases). I guess
  2. I just got AD for iPad a couple of days ago and think is pretty neat. However, it made me realize that the Pixel Persona is not necessary at all (in either desktop version and iPad version). IMO this Persona approach just adds some unnecessary steps to do most things (in the case of AD). The main difference between both Personas (Designer and Pixel) is basically the tools each Persona have. But keeping in mind that the tools on the Pixel Persona are so FEW, I think it is not the best approach to have them separate in another Persona. Because that brings some drawbacks, and having to switc
  3. There is this nice little gesture on another app, where you can just Zoom Out (pinching in with two fingers) very QUICKLY and this will perform a "Zoom to Fit". Very handy. It would be really helpful to be able to do the same in AD and AP. Maybe even to be able to customize this new gesture to perform either a "Zoom to Fit" or a 100% Zoom (both are really helpful commands). I know you just have to open the Navigator Studio to do both things, but if you do this A LOT (which I think is the case for a lot of users), the quick gesture is just faster and easier. Thanks.
  4. I just wanna share some thoughts about what Photoshop names "Cliping Masks". I've been using Affinity software for some months now, and I'm still kind of confused about them. I think the method to create them (dragging a layer "inside" another) and even the way they are displayed in the Layers panel could be changed to be less confusing. This is how Clipping Masks look in AP 1.8.4: It is nothing too bad, but I think Photoshop's way of displaying them is just better in several aspects: In Photoshop is just easier to quickly see where each Clipping Mask is an
  5. In Photoshop they are the very same thing. Did you see that I was talking about Photoshop in my last reply? It looks like you missed that 🙄
  6. Yeah, that is what I did. Thanks. There is a nice feature in Photoshop though... you can convert any embedded document (Smart Object) into a LINKED file, so when you open it to make changes, you are actually editing a separate .psd file which exists in your computer. I guess there is not way to do that in APhoto, but that is another thing...
  7. Unfortunately it doesn't work in all cases. That turnaround doesn't work with the Divide button at all: And I guess there is not another turnaround available for dividing shapes in Affinity, so you just have to go to another software to make something that straightforward. Actually using Alt + Divide have the exact same effect as using Alt + Xor. I guess the Divide button should not have the option to create a compound...
  8. No, we do not have to pay for updates. Although I would LOVE there were an option to pay what you want as a way of supporting the development of Affinity tools... APhoto: https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/windows/photo/1/ ADesigner: https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/windows/designer/1/ APublisher: https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/windows/publisher/1/ I'm assuming you are using Windows.
  9. Is that possible? For example, I have a bunch of different layers (pixels, curves, primitive shapes and so on) in my document, and I want to convert them in an "Embedded document object". How can I do that? Is there something similar to Photoshop "Convert to Smart Object" command? Thanks.
  10. I created a New Round Brush to draw the outlines of a character. Really quickly I noticed that there is something weird with the way AP 'smooth' pixels (aka antialias) AP strokes (left) look so jagged and ugly compared to Photoshop (right). There is also this 'thing' when you are drawing curved lines, and you will get something that looks like a straight vertical or horizontal line (watch carefully at the zoomed images below): The same thing happen in AD when using pixel brushes. Is there any way to 'fix' that?
  11. It is better to forget about that, my friend. I really don't think that is going to happen in a near future... I guess you don't know, but even the few BASIC geometry operations that ADesigner have, are faulty (after so many years). See my topic about this: If the development team have not been able to fix that critical issue in all this time, then I think it is completely unlikely that we will have something similar to the Shape Builder Tool in the near time.
  12. Oh, is not possible for them to receive 'donations' from happy customers because they are an established company? Sorry if this is a silly question, but I have almost no knowledge on how all of this work in the UK (if this is where they are based). If that is the case, maybe an *optional* small fee at every update could be a good way of getting financial support from some customers. I don't know if that is not possible either 🙄
  13. Yo tambien pienso que seria buenisimo tener esa opcion... Pero mientras tanto, eso se puede hacer en Inkscape (que es gratuito).
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