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  1. Thanks Retrograde for the tips. Also everybody else. I am beginning to see the light!
  2. Thanks for all your answers. I will follow these links and give designer another go.
  3. I hope I am as fortunate. I would think that most migrators from AI would notice this difference pretty quickly. But I have not seen many posts objecting to the layers palette in Designer. If there is a detailed reason required, I'd be happy to write it.
  4. Hi @Ron P.Thanks for your questions. Let me explain how I use Illustrator, and how I find Designer confusing. In Illustrator, I create 3 layers. Top layer: I do all of my drawing, labelling, etc in outline with no fill. Middle layer: I add a 'Colour' layer. Add blocks of colour, copy shapes from above and add fill colour Lowest layer: I paste a sketch (of a house floor plan) Trace it in the layers above. So when I use Designer, I find that I have tens or hundreds of layers and I find it difficult to have control over what object is on top. I am constantly moving an object up the layers palette. In Illustrator, I lock other layers and draw my lines all on the same (top) layer. I know I can click to open the layer and see every object on a sub layer. But that seems to be the default in Designer, that is what I find difficult to work with. For example, how can I quickly copy a shape to the level below and change it's colour. I want all my coloured objects to be on a layer of their own. I should say that I have worked with Designer for about 3 months but I have had to return to Illustrator for now because I can be productive without the confusion in the layer palette. I find nearly everything else in Designer superior for my purposes.
  5. I like just about everything in Affinity designer except the Layers palette. My question is, do you have any plans to make the Layers behave like Illustrator? Or am I missing something and I can make Designer act like Illustrator layers? Thanks
  6. Could you point out that layer for me? I didn't intend to add a vector mask to a group. If I did I do not know I had done it. Thanks for taking up the issue.
  7. Thanks Lagarto. Problem layers they are indeed. I cannot see them, or select them. This is a bit frustrating for someone coming from 30 years of Illustrator. Your solution is fine. My solutions was to just edit the artboard size. Same result, a trimmed image. With illustrator this was only ever an issue with a stray point dropped somewhere, and they were easy to find and delete. I like everything about this software so far apart from the layers panel. It is really testing me! Shouldn't artboards and layers be separate concepts?
  8. I was actually selecting all four drawing on that file. I've attached the jpeg. (In my little slice it's a jpeg world but I know what you mean). Can you try selecting all by any means and see the resulting jpeg for yourself? The selection appears to select exactly what I want to export but the jpeg shows quite a bit of padding. Thanks for the clarity on Selection Only and Selection Area
  9. Hi. I am experiencing a similar problem but the solution on this page does not apply to my issue. I am trying to export a selected drawing to jpeg using Selection Area or Selection Only (Not sure what the difference is). The resulting Jpeg has space around the drawing as if I had chosen export Artboard. Although I have had some success with other drawings, with this file I can not make Designer export a jpeg that has only the selection. I'd appreciate anybody being able to point out the issue here. warriparri-21-FP.afdesign
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