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  1. Has anyone seen any discussion of including some kind of line erasing tool like Corel's Virtual Segment Delete tool (see attached video)? I believe that I have mentioned the need to this tool at least a year ago but I have not seen or heard any serious talk. The more I use AD as my go-to software the more I am running into simple tools that I wish it had that would make my illustration life SO much better. VertSegDelKey.mov
  2. I get the importing of hand drawn art, but I’ve never had an auto trace work well enough were I didn’t spend more time fixing it than just drawing it outright over the imported image. Especially when you need to be concerned about specific colors and the number of colors. Then again, I am a bit of a control freak and I like to keep my anchor points to a minimum.
  3. Per suggestion from @Alfred Affinity Designer on the iPad Pro...my go-to software/hardware combination. Thanks Serif. IMG_0195.MOV
  4. I am unclear why so many folk want auto trace. Is this a time constraint thing or just not having the talent to draw things themselves. I don’t mean to be demeaning here, I have just never had the need, or have been in the position, to trace something.
  5. I love Designer on the iPad. There are a few things, like my expected location of certain tools located in pull down menus vs. toolbars, but in all it’s pretty solid. In fact, I am now finding myself picking up my iPad rather than going to the desktop.
  6. This was an easy solution/fix, once I figured out what was happening. It seems that this only happens when copy/pasting something off of the page/artboard. (I often work off of the artboard then move into place). I falsely assumed that the copy/paste behaviors were the same on the artboard as off.
  7. Interesting. Thanks for the info.
  8. When doing a copy/paste (menu or keyboard) the pasted object is not pasting in the same place as the copied object, as it did previously. I know that in other programs you can specify where the paste occurs (middle of page, x,y coordinates, etc). Does designer have a method of specifying where the pasted object occurs? I assuming I could use the duplicate function...but I'd rather have the option of copy/paste in the same place and Duplicate for other locations.
  9. Welcome to the pains of Affinity. Ask if they’ll take a PDF file. Otherwise maybe you can download a trial of AI or CDR and see if you can make something usable. As far as the colors go, sound like you are working in RGB and outputting to CMYK. So, to work in CMYK go to Document Setup > Color tab and change to CMYK in the drop down list. Then, to check you colors before outputting, turn on Soft Proofing by going to the main menu at the top of the application then Layer > New Adjustment > Soft proof. This will create a new adjustment layer. You want to move this to the top of the stack then adjust your colors accordingly. You can turn off/on this layer To see color changes. All of this is in the Help section of Affinity Designer. Good luck. Hope this helps
  10. Sorry if this has been discussed before. As a "traditional" technical illustrator, i.e. I learned on a drawing board, I am confused about how the isometric tools are supposed to work. I understand the basics but am confused with the results. I am using a 15° x 15° dimetric here. Traditional illustration states that with an ON AXIS ellipse the minor axis should be at a 15° angle (parallel with the drawing plane) with the major axis perpendicular to the minor axis. When I use the isometric tool this does not happen. (see the attachment please). There is some skewing or somewhat perspective type of adjustments being made here that is not making sense to me. Perhaps there is someone out there with a similar background as myself that could please explain to me the expectation of this tool? Note: In the attached example the image on the right started as a 2D image, I then used the Fit to plane command to create the final position.
  11. Thanks stokerg. Unfortunately, I had no choice with the cloud thing. All worked fine with Box Sync (those were local files) but when they switched us over to Drive it moved all of our files on our local drives to Box cloud. My first reaction was to download everything to a non-syncing folder but Box Drive has limitation to how many files you can download at a time. It has been a painful process. I do have everything backed up to time machine so I guess that will be my next step. I just wondered if there was something you may know that might help in the situation. Especially when I call our support desk and complain. :-)
  12. My awesome employer switched us all over to Box Drive from Box Sync without telling us. Apparently this switch hosed a bunch of files (files no longer local, internal links broken, unrecognized files types, fun.) Some (not all) Affinity files cannot be opened. I get an error that the file type is not supported. To remove Box from the problem I moved the problem files to a local folder, but no change. Any thoughs? Could I have created these with a beta version? (Currently running 1.7.2)
  13. Awesome, thanks MEB. yeah, I was selecting the output as New layer with mask. But, your process worked perfectly. A little workaround. :-)
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