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  1. Isolation could just be an additional function for the visibility in the layers panel which toggles off visibility all but the selected item (be it a layer, group, curve, whatever), and then toggle back to previous visibility settings. This would be more a layer panel feature than a groups feature, and be far more flexible than trying to address it via groups.
  2. Why: Vector brushes are great, but can be quite frustrating when using them for certain purposes, especially vector image brushes. Quite often you will have a nice image that you want to draw along the path, set up just how you want it... then Affinity goes and stretches it. This is particularly an issue when you are creating brushes that represent real things, like walls, or cliffs. You want a decent amount of variation and so need a decent length image to do so. It's fine if you are doing really long paths where the repeat is numerous and the stretch can be spread out, or have lines that are very close to exact multiples of your image, but other than that you will find your paths just look totally different, which is often not at all what you want, and when you have short paths, squeezing one whole repetition of the image in to the path can look really wrong/ugly. What: The ability to set a vector brush to just repeat the image and cut off at whatever point along the image the path happens to end (ie. to not stretch the image at all) would be a really helpful addition. Granted this would mean that closed path ends would not meet seamlessly, but that is a trade off that is perfectly acceptable for the benefit of consistent image representation and not relevant in all use cases. Maybe another option could even allow it to be set to stretch only if closed. Image attached for clarity. Lastly I did search for similar posts, but apologies if this has come up already.
  3. Oh, I see. That doesn't work for me, at least not with vector brushes (raster brushes are fine).
  4. So probably the same as me then. Vector brush pen pressure does work, but only if Windows Ink is enabled in the tablet driver. Seems wrong to me that AD would require Windows Ink to be turned on in the tablet driver if it is set to NOT use Windows Ink in the preferences.
  5. Just to add to this. The issue only affects vector brushes in AD. Raster brushes in pixel persona still register pressure.
  6. I did. I also tried using "pressure" as well just in case. It works fine so long as I have Windows Ink enabled in my tablet driver settings, whereas Affinity Photo works fine with it off. Does your tablet have Windows Ink enable (assuming it has a setting to turn it on or off)?
  7. It would be really handy for certain use cases if textured intensity and especially textured image vector brushes could be set to instead of trying to fit a whole number of repetitions within your line, just cut off the image wherever it happens to finish along a repetition. The stretching to fit can play merry hell when you have things like a rocky wall that you want to have a good level of variation (so a long image and repeat zone) but also look the same on all your linework regardless of length. Stretching can leave you with wildly different looking lines, especially on shorter ones which are 1.5 or less than 1 repetition long, with the only recourse being to adjust the repeat areas of each line individually. I'd almost say for textured image brushes this is probably a default behaviour you would want.
  8. Still the same on 1.9. Have to have Windows Ink enabled on my Huion tablet settings for pressure to work. This is weird given I have Designer "Tablet Input Method" set to use "low precision" and NOT "Windows Ink" in Designer. I really don't understand why my Huion tablet works fine in Affinity Photo with windows ink turned off in the tablet settings, yet refuses to work in Designer with it off. Turning Windows Ink on in my tablet settings makes it work in Designer, irrespective of what I have "Tablet Input Method" set to. Feels like a bug to be honest.
  9. If you convert to curves and use node edit instead of transform, then the fill is maintained as originally placed. That's the only way I've found to maintain it without having to create a clipping layer for it I'm afraid. Bit of a pain tbh, especially as there is no way that I can see of inputting actual values for the image fill scale. It'd be nice to be able to lock the fill when transforming an object.
  10. Granted it's only temporary if you don't feel the need to keep the download. Some people will want to in case they ever need access to it without requiring it to be hosted on Serif's servers. It's obv a personal choice & subjective as to whether it's necessary, but I don't think keeping a copy of your purchased products for future installation is that unusual, or excessive, behaviour. Also still leaves the multiple installations for each program, which is arguably a bigger deal.
  11. So it seems that when you install assets, brushes, etc, they get lumped in to a single .propcol file in the relevant product appdata folder. So the location of the original download. This means you essentially are taking up twice the hard drive space. One for the download and once for the installation (assuming they are things you first downloaded to install). It gets worse if you have more than one product installed though, because they do not share an install. So if you have a download that can be used in all three programs then you have your original download, plus three separate installs of this in to each program, taking up four (ish) times the space on your hard drive. I can't help but feel that there must be a more efficient way of managing this, even if it was just enabling all three programs to use a common install, especially given a lot is made of the compatibility between them, and the common file format. Whilst not being able to specify a location is an issue if you have minimal space on your main/install drive, this really exacerbates the issue. I was made aware of this mostly because I noted that in each program when I went to the My Account panel, I had to download and install the same assets each time.
  12. I have just updated to 1.9 and every time I try to either register or sign in (I've tried both options multiple tiles) affinity photo just closes and doesn't take me to the screen allowing me to complete the task. *update* I have tried adding exceptions to Defender's firewall and still no joy. I still can't use the My Account feature as it just closes the program. The same problem occurs in Designer and Publisher.
  13. Clear history would still be really nice though, as it would allow clearing the history from memory whilst working on a doc to help performance.
  14. Layer previews/thumbnails do not update whilst you have an active selection.
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