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  1. I hate to say it, but I'm still having performance issues using the pen tool in creating my designs. It seems to take several seconds between points as I lay them down for this or that shape, which can be very frustrating when you're otherwise used to working quickly. Is there anything I can do to make it flow in real time? Most of my work is dependent on placing and manipulating points with the pen tool to create shapes, so I really need this to work effectively. I hope there might be some help for this. Also, is there some way I can undo the zooming in when I so much as select a single o
  2. I'm very disappointed to have just downloaded the latest beta, and I'm having laggy problems with Sierra, too. The white arrow will suddenly just stop selecting my points, or even make them appear, so I can't do anything with them. Very frustrating. Is there some way I can fix this?
  3. I've been able to only operate using the beta versions of Affinity Designer for about as long as I've had the app. I tried just now firing up my regular app. version, and it's so laggy, I can't get any momentum going. Points won't highlight when I click on them, handles won't turn up so I can adjust shapes, it takes forever to select anything, it's just a mess and making it impossible to enjoy, so...I'm downloading the latest beta version again. The app version is 1.5.1 and I'm using it on an iMac Retina 5k, running Sierra. Is there an update to the app. I'm missing, perhaps? Please let me kn
  4. I'm just starting to use the new App Store version, and while trying to draw with the pen tool, it keeps trying to force me to use guides and snapping points. I can't find in View where to disable that. Please let me know, because it won't let me lay down a point where I need it to. It keeps wanting me to snap it somewhere else! Thanks in advance!
  5. Another PLEASE DO THIS vote from me. I'm having a devil of a time blending some fine highlights right now... :(
  6. This is really disappointing. Could it be some kind of conflict between my Wacom settings and Designer? I never had this problem with my old MacBook Pro, strangely. I'm using a brand new iMac, and there's not only horrible lag when trying to draw a line at any thickness, and even with fill only, and not only that, there seems to be some kind of spillover drag, too. As if the pen is way too sensitive, and it overshoots the line as I try to end it. I'd use the pen tool, but I'm trying for more of a loose, sketchy, not so perfect line shape, so this is really distracting to me. The more slo
  7. Hey all! I've already been a Design user for about a year now, and absolutely love the top quality performance! I love it so much, I'm thinking I'd like to buy Photo to go with it, but I'm at a crossroads. I'm a character designer, and I'm wondering if Photo has enough brushes to be able to create and paint characters in varying styles in it. I've downloaded a few brushes for Design, but since I want to go completely pixel with some character art, I'm wondering if there are enough brushes around to really have some serious fun with it. Pressure sensitive ink brushes? Soft, rich
  8. I am creating character model sheets. Since the character turnaround had to stay precisely within certain guide lines from angle to angle, I need to be able to move the groups of shapes horizontally (rather than just picking them up and placing them next to each other, eyeballing it). What I've noticed is happening is this: 1. I group all of the shapes for a single character pose into one grouped layer. 2. I select the grouped layer in the layer box so it's highlighted. 3. I then press Shift+Right Arrow to get it moving, but instead I get that error "beep" sound repeatedly, un
  9. I've mentioned this in several other posts already, but forgot to post about it here in Bugs, so here it is. Unfortunately, it's still a problem. I always have the set stroke scale box checked, but if I dare send a file out to my client (they use AI, so have to open the files with that), the stroke ends up huge, and not scaled properly at all. For now, I'm solving the problem by expanding stroke on everything, but that ends up being really inconvenient. So far this has been a problem with the main program and all of the betas I've been using. I hope you can fix it.
  10. I'm not even sure how to go about fixing this problem, to be honest... I created a pretty basic cut out of one small shape on top of a larger shape to make a hole in it. It comes out just fine for original files and the .svg files I export them as, but when my client opened the files in Illustrator (they don't use Affinity products, so have no other choice but to work with them in Illustrator), the compound did not stick. I would just create another shape and stick it on top, but I need the transparency the compound creates because there are other objects behind the shapes that need to b
  11. Ooh, thanks for letting me know about that! Just downloaded it, and happy to see it works on my sad little dinosaur MacBook Pro! :D Tomorrow morning I'll be testing it out as I continue trying to get through this mad dash work craziness!
  12. I would kill to have this feature right now. I'm working on a heavy load for the next 3 weeks, with an art director who insists on changing up colors constantly. It's agonizing and wastes so much time to have to go in by hand and pick each shape to change the colors on, especially on highly detailed, multi-character sheets. This, along with a paint bucket for closed shapes would make projects go by so much more quickly! I hope you might be able to add these features soon!!
  13. Awww, say it ain't so, MEB!!! Most of my way of working with vector drawings is to build line art from shapes and then fill them in! I am fiercely devoted to promoting Affinity Designer, but having to draw colored shapes behind the line work takes so much time, and it would be so convenient if you had something similar to the live paint bucket! I spent the afternoon drawing this fan art thing, and want to have it ready for Halloween, but oh man, the work ahead of me where drawing the color shapes comes in!!!...I think it might be wine o'clock (if not WHINE o'clock!)! ;) I really hope
  14. I do a lot of character art, and I build thick line weight shape by shape with the pen tool, mostly. It makes for about a billion layers I have to use the Geometry features on to get under control by the end of it all. I've found that Designer's Geometry functions are pretty similar to AI's, but am having trouble in a few areas. I'll just ask this one question for now, here, since it's the most pressing to me. I've included images of what I've got. All I'm trying to do is get the white part cut out of the wheel so I'll be able to see through to whatever's behind it. I know that I can
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