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  1. Perhaps I’m stupid or I have forgotten but how do I add a point in the exact middle between two other points on a line/shape? I’m sure AD is smart enough to be able to do this (it’s so smart with other things)? Specifically, I have a circle, and that has four points by default, and I want to add points in between, so that I have eight points with equal spacing.
  2. Actually, I just found this tutorial for vector shapes along a path and this gave me the idea that you could create a diagonal line, make it a symbol and copy/paste that symbol inside the text frame on the path as often as you like. Then you can change one symbol instance’s line properties (stroke width, line length etc.) and it will change for all symbols.
  3. This seems to have been addressed with a recent update (although I don’t even remember whether/when I updated); thanks!
  4. I realize it has been a while since you posted this. Did updating the program to the latest version fix your issue? I’ve had random crashes, too (on Mac). I suppose it’s one of those teething problems with new software that will be addressed eventually.
  5. I haven’t seen any but I can’t speak for anyone but myself. I guess Affinity isn’t popular enough (yet) that agencies provide proprietary file formats. However, if an EPS is done right it should support layers and I’ve layered EPS files that I can open with AD without any issues, likewise for AI files. It’s only files from very old versions of Illustrator that AD can’t open.
  6. A workaround for this (at least for the straight edges) would be to use the power duplicate function and then optionally space the lines equally with the alignment tool. For the corners I haven’t figured out a solution yet. But if it’s that simple of a shape you might be able to adjust that manually by rotating the single lines.
  7. Yeah, the measurement tool seems very limited at the moment. Perhaps that is something they improve in future but at the moment you can only measure for yourself and not make it an object that can be exported.
  8. Ah, right, placing an image in a document is different than opening it itself. I didn’t consider that. FYI: If you want the image as layers/group inside the current document, double click the placed image (as you did when editing) and copy all the layers from the placed image into the current document. You can then delete the embedded image and work with the objects directly.
  9. Dimensions of digital images are typically shown in pixels because that’s how display resolution works (and digital images are only shown on computer displays in the general sense, therefore physical measurements aren’t applicable). That shouldn’t change the printed size, though.
  10. Being a German speaker, I can barely make out what you wrote in Dutch but I can’t answer in Dutch, so I will do it in English: Are you asking about a specific application (Designer/Photo/Publisher) or in general? Here is how Gaussian blur is done in AD: gaussian_blur.mov
  11. Hi and welcome, I downloaded the account-badge icon and opened it in Affinity Designer. You should be able to select the object and then in the Color panel choose any color you like. colors.mov
  12. I’m able to export a layered EPS file. AI is not possible because it’s a proprietary file format. If AfterEffects can deal with SVG, that would also be an option. But EPS is definitely possible. NB: You can download any Affinity application and test it for 30 days for free without any obligation to see whether it works for you.
  13. Hi @Lakshimi are you still having this problem? If so, could you elaborate what exactly is happening? Is there any error message coming up? Is it crashing?
  14. The placeholder image in the “New file” dialog doesn’t scale very well. If you create a new document with small dimensions it will be scaled ridiculously large and cropped. It might not be a functional bug but it looks bad and not worthy of a professional graphic editor. Bildschirmvideo aufnehmen 2022-12-22 um 16.13.24.mov
  15. Keyboard focus for input fields is very inconsistent and unreliable in the export preview window if I press the TAB key. There are different issues under different conditions. Prerequisite steps: Disable full keyboard access in macOS settings (for me on Catalina that’s in “System Settings > Keyboard” and there is a checkbox at the bottom; in more recent versions this might be under “Accessibility”, as described at https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/navigate-your-mac-using-full-keyboard-access-mchlc06d1059/12.0/mac/12.0) – the keyboard shortcut for this is Ctrl-F7 Start Affinity Designer from scratch Create a new document Export document (File > Export…) to bring up export preview Press TAB and/or Shift-TAB multiple times to move focus (see steps to reproduce further down) What is expected to happen: First input field (file width) should be focused on first press of TAB key. Subsequent key presses should move the focus between the available input fields over and over again; Shift-TAB should move the focus backwards through the fields. What is actually happening: First field is only focused after pressing TAB two times, tab moves through fields but then disappears instead of circling through the fields. Steps to observe/reproduce: After opening the export preview, press TAB key once, there is no visual feedback (i. e. it feels like nothing is happening) Press TAB again, the first input field (width) is focused (Subsequent keypresses move the focus to height and image quality fields) With image quality field focused, press TAB again and the focus disappears Press TAB again (as often as you like), focus will never circle back to the first field At that point press Shift-TAB; seemingly nothing is happening Press Shift-TAB a second time and the focus goes back to the image quality field If you keep moving the focus backwards to the width field and continue backwards, the focus will disappear and after four keypresses will be back at the image quality field Move the focus into the image quality field (using the keyboard, of course) Press TAB two times (focus disappears) Press the down key; the image quality is lowered one step, the preview image is reloaded and the TAB functionality is apparently completely lost (i. e. pressing TAB or Shift-TAB doesn’t do anything anymore) Press Shift-TAB and then the up or down key again and image quality is changed again Press TAB and up or down keys and nothing happens Close export preview and export the same document again; the focus will not work at all (i. e. it’s stuck at point 9.2 above). If anything on this list isn’t reproducible, quit and restart AD again. Once the input fields are focused with the mouse pointer, none of the above is happening anymore. Even with full keyboard access enabled, the focus behavior is very confusing; it requires many keypresses to move focus between different sections or isn’t possible to move it to the next section at all. Also, once I open the background color select, I can’t close it with the keyboard.
  16. Yeah, I kind of agree. In terms of “AI art” I guess it depends on the purpose for which it is used – it’s like any craft that has been made mostly obsolete by machines: for the ignorant mass market, machine-created things are sufficient; but you can still get hand crafted things if you really want. You can compare it to artificial meat that has been created in a laboratory: such meat will be used in burgers and other processed food where it doesn’t matter to most people what’s in there but you won’t see it as “real” steak on a plate anytime soon.
  17. Just for the records: I was able to work around this problem by opening the PDF in Acrobat Reader, saving it as PDF again (“Save as…”) and then opening that in Affinity Designer. It gave me some strange text boxes but basically everything else was there.
  18. I brought this up way back in 2017 already but the bug is still occurring, so I wanted to bring it back to the attention and add a screen recording for better illustration. Affinity Designer (Mac version) has a problem with adapting the panel/toolbar position to the current main display (non-Apple). If I unplug my large monitor with 1920×1080 resolution, AD goes to my laptop at 1280×800px but the context toolbar at the top doesn’t come with it, or rather, it’s way outside the viewport. You can see this in the attached screen recording where I do the three-finger swipe-down on the trackpad. Sometimes something similar happens to Studio panels. This can sometimes be avoided if I detach the panels/toolbars from the edges of the large display (and optionally move them somewhere in the middle/left of the viewport) before unplugging the monitor. Ideally Affinity should register that panels/toolbars are attached to the edge of a display and re-attach them on the other display in a relative position to its size. I hope that makes sense. swipe.mov
  19. Currently we have a control point on the heart shape to control the height of the lobes. Would it be possible to add a second control point at the bottom tip of the heart shape so that the radius/curvature of the bottom of the heart can be modified easily?
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