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Everything posted by VertigoBirdie

  1. I got really used to a similar feature in Sketch – when the color picker is activated, all the guides and gridlines are automatically hidden. When you click and pick a color, they reappear. That's a little touch, but it makes picking colors quicker and error-proof. I'd love to see a similar feature implemented in AD. :)
  2. Hey, any update on the text columns in AD? I think this feature is useful for many Designer users and I'd love to see it added. :) Compatibility between Publisher and Designer sounds great, I love how it works between Photo and Designer now. But wouldn't limiting the column feature (or similarly other typesetting features that are often present in graphic design software) to Publisher mean that everyone who wants to use it should buy another app? Don't get me wrong, I understand that making software like AD requires a lot of effort and skill and I think you guys are doing an amazing job. I just think there are many use cases for this particular feature for Affinity Designer and it should be included.
  3. Just wondering, is there a way to add your shortcuts instead of just changing the keys and modifiers they use? For example, I want to add a keyboard shortcut that sets the zoom level to 150%, can I do that?
  4. Me again with another minor pet peeve I have with the split view. I almost always use the Vector/Outline combination, but whenever I go back to single view mode, my choices are not saved, so when I come back to split view, I have to set up the two panels manually. It would be really useful to have some way to save split view presets for different workflows. I think this would be useful for a lot of users. Another simpler option would be to just remember the last choice the user made for these panels and default to it the next time they use split view. This could be reset upon restarting AD or it could be a toggle in the Settings. Anyway, a way to save and quickly toggle split view modes (or at least one) would be really neat. :)
  5. Not sure if this is actually a bug or intended behavior, but it feels strange to me: when I zoom in on node handles, they disappear after a certain zoom level. I can't pinpoint the exact zoom level at which this happens, but I'm attaching screenshots of the behavior. If that's by design, I think I'd be better to leave the handles visible at all zoom levels. I often do fine aligning on nodes and handles and being able to really get in there is very useful. Also, it'd be great if we could enter coordinates for the handles, not just the nodes. I think this was already mentioned a couple of times in Feature requests.
  6. I do a lot of linear and I often experiment with different stroke widths. I'd like to be able to edit the stroke width of multiple objects at one time. The lack of this feature in AD has always been surprising to me, since all graphic design apps I've used have something similar. To briefly describe the feature, I'd like to be able to choose a few objects and set the stroke width of all of them to 4px, regardless of their previous stroke widths or lack thereof. I think this will be useful in a wide array of scenarios.
  7. I've just stumbled onto the same problem and the method I suggested in the previous post doesn't fix the problem, it even makes it worse. On the screenshots below you can see how the lines look before and after exporting. These are slightly curved lines created with the pen tool and styled with a variable width stroke with a very simple pressure profile. This is a scaled up (10x) version of my artwork, if I try to expand the strokes on the original one, the rounded caps get really jagged. Pasting into a new document and exporting doesn't fix it either and I can't do that anyway because of alignment. Any ideas/news? Thanks in advance. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmni7190bbkttd8/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-22%20at%2012.08.34%20PM.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u4lti9so36bjc6f/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-22%20at%2012.08.22%20PM.png?dl=0
  8. I've also experienced this problem a few times. One work around that might be useful is to scale the object up before expanding the stroke – it seems to expand perfectly in bigger sizes. Then you'll have to scale it back down and re-align with the rest of the artwork. :)
  9. Hey guys, any updates on the multiple fills and strokes? These are insanely useful and I'd use them all the time. :)
  10. I was just about to post the third forum theme on the subject. I often switch between English and Bulgarian and would love to have the shortcuts mapped to the keys, regardless of the language layout. Hope this feature is coming soon. :)
  11. I use the Split view mode almost all the time (basically on any project that requires more than text/a few shapes on a background) but clicking and dragging the separating line can be quite slow sometimes. I think it'd be great if there was a gesture to control the position (like a three finger swipe) without having to click first.
  12. That's quite brilliant, it never occurred to me to use stroke with rounded joints on a regular triangle. Thanks for that, it's gonna save me so much time. :)
  13. That's what I figured. Can't wait for a corner tool. It will work on any corners, regardless of the shape, right? Like the live corners in Illustrator CC?
  14. You can click each tab once to make it active and then choose the viewing mode from the navigator.
  15. I absolutely love the Split View mode, however I'd like to have an easier way to access this feature. Maybe there could be a button alongside the ones that let you choose view modes (outline, pixel and retina pixel preview) or a keyboard shortcut to toggle it. I use the split view almost all the time but having to turn it on from the drop down menu every time I launch Affinity is kinda annoying.
  16. I know that a corner rounding feature that works on any kind of shape is already on the roadmap, but until then, does anyone know a quick and easy to make a rounded rectangle?
  17. I know that a corner rounding feature that works on any kind of shape is already on the roadmap, but until then, does anyone know a quick and easy to make a rounded rectangle?
  18. I've been using AD for more of my creative tasks than I supposed I would, but there's a very persistent and weird problem that has been interfering with my workflow. I usually use Alfred to locate and open most of my work files, but it doesn't seem to be able to find any files in the Affinity Designer native format. I've already checked System preferences and Alfred's settings and I don't see a reason why some files wouldn't show up in the search. Other file types created by AD (PNG, SVG, EPS) pop up in the search and open as expected, however no documents in the proprietary format used by Affinity can be found. Does anyone else have this issue?
  19. I spent a long time looking for this feature (or a similar one) and I was a little disappoint when I didn't find an alternative. I like the way the recolor artwork panel works in Illustrator, I use it mostly for complex multicolored work. I tend to work with more neutral colors or toned down shades that don't strain my eyes and change everything to the final colors when I'm finished. I think every designer and digital artist can benefit from a tool (or a mode of selection) that allows you to adjust color globally. Creating illustrations (both abstract minimal ones and more complex works) in AD is a really pleasant and seamless experience and a recolor panel would only further enhance. It'd be great if you added a similar feature. :)
  20. Thanks for the replies, guys, I guess I just overlooked these options. :)
  21. I've been using AD for about a week now and I must say I love. I have a couple of tools and personalization options I still miss from Illustrator and I'm hoping to see them in Affinity soon. One of these is the option to choose the background color of a PNG file upon exporting. Setting a background in any color is fast and easy while creating the content, but exporting an image with a transparent background is impossible. Or at least I haven't found the way to do it.
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