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  1. I didn't quite understand the new option initially. If others are also wondering about it, you can now go to Preferences - User Interface and tick the checkbox "Show selection in Layer Panel". Still, I would really like to have the option to "trigger" this function by doing something like a "ctrl/cmd + click".
  2. Hey, are there any updates on this topic MattP? Thanks!
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    Symbols Not Working - AD 1.5

    Working with symbols and artboards is still not working in AD 1.5.3. For example, I'm having issues when I duplicate an artboard with symbols on it. The symbols get messed up, with layers inside moving position. This is really annoying and time consuming :( Update: the only way I actually got it working was to create a new artboard, copy all elements from initial artboard and paste them onto the new one. However, this means that I no longer have any guide lines for example. Ideally, I'd like to just duplicate the original artboard. Update 2: the info in the update above also didn't work when trying to create a 4th arboard :) I got in touch with TonyB directly to send the file for inspection. I couldn't reproduce this issue with a new AD file and elements and symbols created inside AD.
  4. Hi, This is what I also thought, but snapping does affect the X / Y position and this can sometimes be a value with ,5. Please notice the attached screenshot. The 2 rectangles are created, then I move the black rectangle around. Without snapping it always goes to a position that has a full pixel value (great!). But then it snapped to align its middle to the bottom line of the gray rectangle, at which point the Y value received a ,5 px. This is why I'm thinking there might be a need for a rounding method to be applied on the pixel value when "Force Pixel Alignment" is set. I don't want to disable snapping just because I'm worried about decimal values in X/Y :-( And at the same time, I want to be able to create objects, align them, move or resize them, without worrying about decimal values...
  5. Hi, Is there a way to work with Affinity Designer so that I never get decimals in the Transform panel? I'm getting mixed results with using "Force Pixel Alignment" and "Move by Whole Pixel" and due to snapping/aligning, I sometimes still end up getting : X: 900px | Y:62,5px Of course this makes sense, if you align something in the middle, and the heights don't match, you do the divide by 2, and get a ,5 decimal... but it makes me always having to check the transform panel to make sure I don't have "badly" positioned elements. The reason I want this is for better export. I found that export works best if things are aligned on full pixel value. Maybe you can change the logic of the "Force Pixel Alignment" and/or "Move by Whole Pixel" to actually reflect this and do rounding of values whenever decimals are present. The explanations above are a bit all over the place, hopefully you understand the goal. If I were to go deeper into implementation, I would say this would make sense for "Move by Whole Pixel" with the rounding of the X / Y values. If user holds ALT / OPTION key pressed, then maybe allow decimal values, as an exception. Width and Height with decimals are maybe not that big of a deal, because the export slice can be set to a whole number, but the reference point (X/Y) is pretty important.
  6. Hey guys, any update on this topic? I'd really like to be able to do something like CMD+OPTION+CONTROL+SHIFT+F13+X+MOUSE_LEFT_CLICK and execute the "Find in Layers Panel" function. Kidding :) A simpler shortcut should suffice. I also looked for it in the keyboard shortcuts list and couldn't find it. Looking forward to the next update, keep up the great work!
  7. Hi, (This is for Affinity Designer) I am currently working on a few variations for a popup. I have an iphone frame and a website background that is common for all the variations I'm making. I wanted to work with these variations by creating a snapshot for each one (instead of duplicating files, etc), and then quickly switching to export and saving a bitmap image that I can view directly on my mobile phone. However, every time I load a "snapshot", when I switch to "Export Persona" and save a layer, it saves an image with the previous "snapshot" I was working on. When I try to delete or modify the initial "export layer" and create a new one, AD crashes. To be more precise, AD crashes when I try to create the new "export layer", at the moment when I click on the screen. Additionally, I've noticed that sometimes the guides disappear or are not maintained between snapshots. Thanks, Pavel PS: I've attached the log file that is shown when the application "quits unexpectedly". AD_quit_unexpectadly_log.txt
  8. Hey, Thanks guys for the detailed explanation! Sorry for mixing the colours, I was following some tutorial and not sure how I misunderstood this. I'm on AD 1.4.1, using a MAC with OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (13 inch early 2015). Today the deleting of brushes worked :huh: When I originally posted, I took the screenshot with the strange message that AD was showing (that weird hex? value or whatever 0x...). So, today I also did a reboot of the system and obviously restarted AD and now deleting brushes worked (in the same way I was trying to delete yesterday). Cheers!
  9. Hi, I created a PNG image with AD at 500x500px. The png contains 9 rectangles aligned in a 3x3 grid. Rectangles are white and the background is transparent. I wanted to use this image to create an "Intensity Brush". After switching to Pixel Persona, creating a new Brush Category, and selecting "New Intensity Brush", a new brush is created, however it appears to be empty. I can't see anything in preview or when I double click to edit it. Further more, when I try to delete the brush, it doesn't allow me to do that. I restarted AD and repeated this process, both times the same result (using the same image, I didn't try to use another). In the screenshot that shows the Brushes, you can see that #109 and #64 are empty. The other screenshot is the confirmation window that appears when I try to delete the brush. The name looks a bit weird. Once again, the brushes do not get deleted. I've also attached the "pixels.png" file that I wanted to use to create the brush. Thanks! Pavel
  10. You can insert Unicode characters on a Mac by following these steps: 1. Open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources 2. Click on the [ + ] on bottom left 3. Search for "unicode" 4. Add "Unicode Hex Input" 5. Switch to using "Unicode Hex Input" 6. Enter desired code by holding down Option key (alt) and pressing the actual code You can use this for example with Font Awesome. 1. Download the font: https://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/ 2. Install it using Font Book 3. Create a text block in Affinity Designer 4. Switch input source to "Unicode Hex Input" 5. Lookup a code from the cheatsheet: https://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/cheatsheet/ 6. Hold down Option (alt) and type "f0f3" to get the "bell" icon, for example Hope this helps.
  11. Always the quick response on the Affinity Forums, love it! :) @VIPStephan, @Callum, thanks for the info, I currently have 1.3.5 and there's no results when searching for "shortcuts" in help. The Media Browser shortcut works in Designer & Photo, the Liquify and Export only in Photo. I forgot to mention the product I'm interested in is Affinity Designer. Thanks again for your answers, I'll be waiting for the new release then :)
  12. Hi, I've searched on Google and Affinity Forums but couldn't find any information about switching between personas with a keyboard shortcut. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks!
  13. No, I did not have that option checked. I checked it now and it works. Sorry for the bother, and thank you very much!
  14. Hi, I've been searching the forums to see if anyone else had this issue but I can't find it anywhere. I have a PSD document that I opened in AD and all the text layers seem to be pixel layers - therefore I can't copy / paste text, check the font / font-size, or edit it in any way. Some "text" pixel layers have fx on them, so I thought it might be because of this. However, I searched layers without fx and they are all the same (pixel layers). Is there something I'm missing? PS: At least one of the fonts used in the PSD is installed (with SkyFonts, from Google; font: Lato). The rest of the fonts I don't know right now because I can't click on them :)
  15. Aha, I see now. You mean using a Rectangle and keep it on the screen, and then just move it around as I need it. OK, that's good advice, thank you!
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