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  1. Wilfred Hildonen

    Moving objects in Affinity Designer for iPad

    I think I’d go for your first option. Clean and simple. If need be add another tool which can do more, but when I need to move something around, it’s just that I want to do and nothing else.
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    Export question

    I think I might have understood what happened. After I had painted the shapes in pixel persona, I erased some parts of it with the eraser, and I guess this caused the clipping mask to “leak” if I can put it that way. Should probably have tried to use the cut- or divide-functions, but it isn’t always convenient. But perhaps I should merge or rasterise the shape with it’s clipping layer first, before using the eraser on parts of it, if need be? Or use an ordinary masking layer in order to paint away instead of erasing?
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    Export question

    It’s a bit complicated to explain, but I’m going back and forth between vector and pixel personae to create my illustrations. I create a shape in vector and then I go to pixel to paint on it and it works as a clipping mask, without me having to add one. Then, after having created lots of vector shapes and painting on them in pixel persona, I export it to a jpeg. But sometimes the result is that some of the painted areas no longer appear within the clipped mask, but everything becomes visible. But what is odd is that doesn’t happen with all the shapes, just some of them. But I don’t see any pattern to it, so perhaps someone have an idea as to why this happens and perhaps a way to avoid it. I fixed the actual illustration up by using the eraser, so I don’t have an example to show you. Got a deadline to keep.
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    Export question

    No, I’m sorry - but I have to make another illustration tomorrow using the same technique, so if it happens again, I’ll come back to you.
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    Export question

    I checked out the file I uploaded but it doesn’t have all the parts anymore. To try to resolve it I did a lot of rasterising and merging and although I couldn’t see it being merged when the document was open in AD it seems like it has been merged now. The problematic parts were the two parts of the chain and they are completely merged now, so you cannot get the result I did.
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    Export question

    Well, as I said I fixed it up by using the eraser so I don’t know if you will get anything out of it now, but here it is. debatteckning .03-2019.afdesign
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    Not all strokes expand?

    I wanted to expand the stroke made from some imported brushes, but it doesn’t expand. When I try some of the pens which came with the app, it works. And I’m in the Vector Persona all the time. So how do I know which pens work expanding or not?
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    Not all strokes expand?

    OK, but I guess the fuzzy ones have raster layers
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    Lost work after reinstall

    Hello! Affinity Designer began to run slow on my iPad Pro first generation, so I thought I'd better delete and reinstall the app. I took care to save the work I had in there, but I cannot find all of it now, just one of them. So what happened to the other work I had in there? It said that it saved but obviously it did not. Any ideas?
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    Not all strokes expand?

    Thanks, Gabe, that clarifies a lot, but is there a way seeing which are which, other than going into the details of each brush? I guess most special effects brushes do have a raster layer.
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    Lost work after reinstall

    Thanks a lot. I’ve added Documents and although it’s quite a lot to get into, it’s not overwhelmingly difficult:) With this experience, I might understand why some people still consider the iPad a toy, in spite of the fact that you can create some serious work on it. Perhaps Apple should buy Readdle to implement some of these functions in the iPad Pro, to make it really pro...
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    Lost work after reinstall

    Oh shit! Well, it wasn’t that much but it really sucks. Perhaps you should change that default or at least give users a warning? Well, done is done and there’s nothing to do about it now, but I’ll change that setting now - and I suggest that you change the default setting to avoid worse disasters for other users.
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    Can’t see text

    I guess it’s my lack of knowledge but this happens once in a while. I add a text layer but cannot see any text. I drag the layer to the top or create an entire layer for it, but no. It doesn’t appear. I guess I have touched into some button I shouldn’t but cannot figure it out what that would be. Any ideas, anyone? (And the layer isn’t set to invisible, of course)
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    Can’t see text

    Sorry for the late response. Lots of work, but yes, it was definitely something useful there! At the very end of it. That was what I was looking for and which I need to remember when I start a new illustration based on the same saved document. I’m still thinking paper and if I grab a new sheet of paper, it’s blank, isn’t it? But this isn’t. So I need to revert to default each time. Thanks a lot. I had problems with text again today and no matter how I twisted, tweaked and turned properties and everything and anything, it stayed invisible. But revert to default solved it. Phew!
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    Can’t see text

    Yes, that was it! But I cannot understand how that would happen. Well, the reason it might have been turned the wrong way now, is perhaps since I added the question mark again, just for the sake of demonstrating the issue, and then I probably did move the container accidentally - but I thought that when you add a text, the container would be resized automatically so the text would appear. But in this case it clearly didn't, because the question mark was never visible. Is there an easy way to reset tools without resetting any preferences? In some cases, like in this, I start anew using the same "template" you might say, for each time I need to make a new illustration named "debatteckning", but perhaps that is why some changes are transferred from a previous illustration to a new one. But if I just could reset the tools when I start a new one, that could be avoided.
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    Can’t see text

    Perhaps you meant the highlighted text box when you mentioned the blue rectangle? Anyway, I checked the horizontal scale and it wasn’t set to zero. If it had been, it would have meant that a setting from a previous illustration had been carried over to this which shouldn’t happen, I think. But anyway, here’s the file. debatteckning .00-2018.afdesign
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    Can’t see text

    Not in this illustration at least, but I think I’ve experienced that settings have carried over from a previous illustration, which I think it should not. Anyway, as I don’t have much time, I painted the question mark I needed, but I took a screenshot of it with a text box and the settings for the text. Perhaps it can give a clue... (Hm, couldn’t just paste it here. Need to save it first. Bummer)
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    Odd brush behaviour

    Affinity Photo is of course not designed to be a drawing app but I find it useful as such, but I’ve noticed an odd behaviour: I start working with a chosen brush, but then, for no apparent reason it becomes half transparent although it’s set to zero transparency. It normally returns to normal after I quit the app and also close it, but like it is today, it refuses to go back to normal, even after I restarted the entire iPad. Perhaps I’m the only one who have noticed it and perhaps it’s only that exact brush but it’s odd. And annoying.
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    Odd brush behaviour

    Yes, I thought I had done that, but I just selected a few options and none says specifically “replies to my posts”, but I have chosen when new content is posted on topics I’m following. Ah, but now I see a little button below this: Notify me of replies. Funny I didn’t see that earlier, but perhaps that could be set as default if one so wishes?
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    Odd brush behaviour

    Hey! Sorry for the late reply but I thought I’d receive a notification when someone replied, but yes, you’re right - and sometimes even Protect Alpha, obviously. Good to know about it but it should have been a way to hide everything from the screen except what you’re drawing, in order to avoid that, but it seems like that menu is always there. And also when I try to hide everything it all pops back all the time, probably because I inadvertently touch something. I know that this is a photo editing app first and foremost, but with a few adjustments it could be a superb drawing app as well, with a tonne of interesting options, but then they must work with sketch artists to see how we work, and at least for me, when I’m working, I don’t pay attention to menus etcetera. I just draw. Intensely Anyway, thanks for the excellent help! (now to find out why I don’t receive notifications...)
  21. Affinity Photo for the iPad Pro is just great and I hope Designer is coming soon as well. Until now I had only used AP to edit photos, but finally I got around to try it out as a drawing app and it rocks! But nothing as good that it can’t be better so here’s my list of features I’d like to see. One is quite simple: add a line tool to shapes. There is the arrow tool but then I need to select none for the arrowheads and if it had been the other way round, I’d be content. The reason I ask for it is because I often add a thin line to frame my cartoons, for instance. Procreate has a solution for it; you just draw a line and press and hold and it snaps into a straight line. But since iOS support a ruler why not add that? Well, it wouldn’t work on the desktop version or for other platforms, but a ruler would be handy as a support when drawing straight lines. Then I’d like to see something like Photoshop’s Magic Wand - a really quick selection tool. Click. Select. (And now I remembered a useful feature in Procreate; to be able to select a layer as a reference layer.) Finally I would like to see a do not disturb mode, a clean sheet or drawing mode. By that I mean something like the full screen mode you have, where menus go away - but they snap back too easily! When I have chosen my tool I’m all absorbed when I’m drawing and I work fast and intensely. Then it’s frustrating when all the menus pop have or I inadvertently touch some feature I don’t want. If by clicking the little icon in the upper right corner really meant that everything but the canvas go away and stay away until you click it back again, it would be great. And then the adjustments for the brushes should go away, too. That was all and forgive me if this was posted in a wrong place and feel free to move it where it should be.
  22. I am not sure whether this is the right forum for this, but I haven't found one feature which I have used often in Photoshop or even PS Elements, which is what I could afford. Anyway; if I make an illustration for print, I often want to make a copy optimized for web, but if I use Resize Image in Affinity Photo (on the iPad as well as on the iMac) I don't get an optimized result, only a copy which looks like one with poorer quality. Now, the way I learnt to do it in Photoshop, is as follows: 1. Open the Resize Image dialogue box and deselect Resample Image. 2.Resize image from 300 dpi to 72 dpi - image dimensions (Document size) increases in pixels or millimeters or whatever you choose. 3. Reselect Resample Image and set the desired dimensions and click OK 3. Choose Saw For Web, select location and save. Et voilá! You will have a lighter low res copy which will look just as sharp and pristine on the web as the hi res print version. (I'll attach screenshots to help explaining. Does this exist in Affinity Photo or if not, is it on the roadmap?
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    Favourite brushes?

    I have created a category for my favourite brushes, but how do I add them there? On the desktop version I have to right-click, but how to do that on the iPad?
  24. Thanks a lot and there they were - and this means they work on iPhoto on the iPad Pro as well! Good thing Seems like you have a lot of work now, clearing up the confusion around this, so I'll disappear now, but I'd just like to say thanks
  25. Yes, I noticed it after I had already posted. Sorry about that but perhaps a good thing can't be said too often? I am a bit crosseyed and tired, but just one more thing: I have downloaded all the packs and then I tried to import the brushed into Designer, and there appeared popups saying they were added, but when I tried to check them out, I didn't see any new ones; neither new groups, nor new brushes in the existing groups. I tried to install them again, just dropping them on the icon in Dock and again it looked like it worked - but I still can't see any new brushes. Now I have even updated the OS but nope. Perhaps I really am too tired, but this puzzles me.
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