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  1. Hey Gabriel. It is the first time I have encountered it so far. I will try testing it out again, and if I can replicate it, I will check back in. It is the first time I have gone on to do a full photo edit in affinity for quite some time, so while this is a one-off for now, it’s tough to say at the moment.
  2. Usual story, spent a few hours on a single photo. Last few touches before being done and BAM, all the work out the window. I was experimenting with the fill tool so that I could add a gradient to my image. I selected each of the different gradient types before remembering that I had not created a new pixel layer for my gradient. So I two finger tapped several times to undo several steps back in history to just before I added the fill. Once I got to just before I had applied a fill tool, my entire project just showed as an alpha layer i.e. - blank. I struggled to see if there was a layer that I had turned the visibility off or not. Not the case. Traveling back into my history, my pixel data for the image would show up, but only piece by piece according to a tool that had been used on a certain section. I a tool hadn’t been recently used, then the image data is just blank. Attached is a screenshot showing what I mean. Any thoughts? Or if there is any additional information that I can provide to help rectify such an issue, let me know. Cheers!
  3. OK yes thank you for pointing that out. I have had the chance to play with those settings and while they offer some very basic improved snapping, they are a pretty far cry from what they should be. Ideally, I would be able to enable snapping, select the snapping candidate, then use the pen tool and no matter where on the object I am electing to start and/or end drawing, I would be able to snap directly to the object at any arbitrary point. As it is right now (unless I am completely mistaken), you are able to snap, but only to select key point on an object's geometry. Hey, thanks for taking the time to respond, btw. I am having a lot of fun exploring this software more and more as time goes on. It is easily worth the asking price and I can't wait to see what they end up doing in the future.
  4. Hello all, So I have done a some tinkering and then some searching and then some reading. I am trying to get down to the bottom of a few issues I am having that are different from my past life in working with Illustrator. So.... I am working with text right now. I have taken the text and converted it to curves. 'O' is one of the letters and I am trying to isolate the inner linework and the outer linework as separate paths. In illustrator, this 'O' would typically behave as a compound path, but instead I found out that I have to use geometry divide in AD. Is this correct or am I missing something. No biggie now that figured it out, but curious. The bigger issue I am having right now is with using the pen tool and snapping. So I have this letter 'O' which has been broken down into separate paths. I have the O linework selected as snapping candidates. I would like to create new linework using the pen tool that begins and/or ends directly on the intersection with the 'O' linework. I plan on then removing certain linework from the 'O' and then joining the curves of the pen tool with it to create a new object. The only problem is that I cannot for the life of me get snapping to work with the pen tool and the 'O'. I expected that the pen tool would snap to the outline of the 'O' when it is within a certain distance (like with illustrator), but it does not behave this way. I can only snap to essentially the midpoints, but nowhere else. What am I missing here? Thanks
  5. Thank you pauls. As it appears, this has solved this issue for now. It may have been an issue with Designer opening with existing documents that were in use prior to the upgrade. Now that I have followed your steps, the issue seems to have gone away and that includes reopening Designer with the documents I was having issues with. Thank you.
  6. So far I am loving the updates for AD and AP. I am however having one issue: In Designer and when working with an existing document, whenever I select the Pixel Persona and show the layer panel, no layers are shown. When I attempt to add a layer, I can see that a new layer has indeed been created as indicated on the bottom toolbar that displays tips/info. Again though, these layers don't show in the layer window when working with an existing document. I have found a workaround for it. When a new document is created, layers in the layer panel appear properly and function just fine. After creating this new document, I switch windows to my existing document and layers "magically" show up again. They appear to function just fine as well so far. I have noticed one difference in the update that may or may not contribute to this issue. When opening AD, the draw persona is displayed by default with no sidebar for layers, strokes, etc.... I have to select pixel persona to display this sidebar. Prior to the update, this sidebar was loaded and displayed by default. AFAIK, this issue has not affected me in AP.