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  1. Agreed. This program, like Xara, Sketch, etc., is great for web images but for handoff of a scalable file to other members of my team or to print vendors make it useless. PDFs seem like they should be the solution, but they’re not. I’ve just switched back to Illustrator on both my work and home computers. Never thought I’d say I missed it, but I do.
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    Object appear selected when not

    Thank DM1, that took care of it. Purhaps I don't know exactly what snapping candidate means, in this case. Only the items I have edited seem to stay highlighted, no others that I would consider ”candidates”. Anyway, I have turned off the option and all is good now.
  3. Pro Printing Phase II transparency flattener Bleed area guides Illustration & Design Mesh fill tool Mesh warp/distort tool Knife tool Calligraphic line styles Arrow headline styles Export slices previews with actual export data Pages Text features including Bullets and Numbering Knockout groups Multiple Effects/Fills/Strokes per shape Convert Pixel selection to Vector shape Usability Replicate/Blend ____________________________________________________________________ So, just to be clear, this is from 2014? And we've made no real progress? I have to say I'm a bit concerned. I've made quite a commitment to Affinity but I' have no problem jumping back on the Adobe bandwagon if that's what it takes to get things done.
  4. in Designer for iPad I have objects that appear to be select when they are not. The only way for this to go away is to exit and close the document, then reopen, though the problem come right back after a short time. See red-ish lines in attached image.
  5. In AD 1.6.1 I am having what I think is strange behavior with symbols. After creating a drawing from a set of symbols, then attempt to organize the symbols in the drawing front-to-back (or stacking) using the SHIFT & COM + [ or ] keyboard commands, all instance of the same symbol moves, They can't be independently reordered. Does that make sense? I have also had instances where, if I move a symbol to the back, notice that the other symbols have moved back as well and hit CTRL + Z, all instances but one disappear. I can't say for sure if the instances of a symbol were consistently duplicated using Copy/Paste or drag/drop from the Symbols window, but should that matter?
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    Amazon Survey?

    Forwarded. Thanks Adam.
  7. By chance did you guys send out survey to customers through Amazon? I got an email from support@seriflabs.com. It doesn't look legit to me. If it's not from you I am concerned why I got one to my email from your email. Know what I mean?
  8. OMG! Brilliant. You guys are awesome. Such a simple thing (check box), and easily overlooked. Thank you.
  9. I apologize if this topic was already covered. I searched and found nothing quite like the problem I am having. Summary: Brushes, strokes, and effect are limited in how far up they can be scaled, limiting the overall size of the image created. I have a small bullet-like object created on the iPad. After opening the file on my desktop app I realized it is too small, so I scale it up. As you can see, from the attached image, the brush strokes and effects don't scale up even though I have the stroke's Scale with Object selected. I tried to resize the gaussian blur effect, but it is limited (won't blur enough). So, I am assuming then that effects such as Gaussian blur, noise, and simple things like stroke thickness are somewhat limited when you use them in large works. Is that assumption correct? And what about brush textures? Those are bitmaps right, so how far can those be upscaled before losing clarity? Will creating larger brush textures remedy the problem, and will AD have vector brushes in the future? For now, I hope that by exporting to the final size the quality will be high enough to be used. Thoughts or ideas? Thanks -Bill
  10. Hi Wosven, This works pretty well, but I can't select the top level layer(s) or group(s) and apply, I have to select the individual objects then apply. Still, pretty slick solution. Do you have a different experience on your end?
  11. This sounds perfect, but the outcome was a little wonky. Using this method seems to have changed colors and color positions in some of the gradients, both in PDF and EPS. My method of turning the effect off for each object worked much better, more predictable, though much more time consuming.
  12. Ha, right. I thought I could select the top level of each layer in the stack, then find a function like “remove all effect”. But no. What I did was, while keeping the effects window open, I expanded each layer and group, selected objects within each layer/group, then unchecked the applied effects in the effects window. Still, it a bit time consuming but better than one object at a time.
  13. In Affinity Designer, does anyone know if there is a way to remove all effects from a drawing at once, instead of having to remove them one object at a time? I want to export to Illustrator (EPS or PDF) an illustration which contains gaussian blurs, and those would rasterize at export, and I want to keep it all "vector." Thanks SORRY, I figured it out. Does anyone know how to remove a topic? :-(
  14. I hope the developers make this a priority.
  15. I struggle to create gradient fills easily and efficiently. Here are the two methods that I use, and perhaps the only way. I'd be curious if someone out there has another method. Method one: Create object select "G" on the keyboard draw gradient Select the Gradient color box at the top toolbar make active a node on the gradient line select color from colour box Repeat steps 6 -7 for each node in the gradient line. Method two: Create object select "G" on the keyboard draw gradient Select the node in gradient bar Select Swatches tab in the docker on the right Select color in the Swatches pallet. Repeat steps 5 -6 for each node in the gradient line. Suggested Improvements: A) What I would like to see is the ability to double click on the color node on the object itself, not the node from the methods above, and by double click the node a swatches pallet opens for you to make your color selection. B) Another option would be to select color node, select the eyedropper in the tool bar and while holding the Shift key down select the color you want applied to that node. This method is great for sampling color from other drawings or reference images. I appoligize if there is another method alreay in place, I just haven't come across it yet. Thanks in advance. -Bill