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  1. My apologies. It appears that I am late to respond to this tag. So at the time of me posting that, that was originally the case. However, Designer 1.7 introduced the "Sculpt" mode for the Pencil Tool. This can do what you are requesting in suggestion 1 and 2. For 3, it is a little tricky since you do not close a path the same way as in Illustrator. You have to kind of redraw both ends as you connect them for them to close properly. And for 4, yes, I agree that can be frustrating. There may not be a way to reduce nodes in a fashion that does not reform the shape too much, but there are two things I can suggest. One: You can start off drawing the shapes with the brush stabilizers. They allow a drawing mode in which you pull on a string to reduce shaky hand movements. It may or may not give you the result you are looking for, but it does give more precision, which I like. Two: After the shapes are drawn, you can use the "Transform Mode" of the Node Tool to transform nodes; not shapes. This means resizing, skewing, repositioning, and rotating. I understand this does not reduce nodes, but what this can do is map out your ideal shape before you start removing them. Seeing how we are talking about the Pencil Tool, I hope it is not invading your topic to explain what I want. Something that I personally want more than anything for that tool is a way to toggle post-correction. I would like a feature that allows the user to decide how much a line is corrected after drawn or even have the ability to toggle it off.
  2. It's uncommon, but I personally find it very beneficial that way. I like to "start off" with the right size so I can see beforehand how it would match the design. But hey, everyone is different. 😊
  3. It sounds like you understand correctly. So if you are to Cmd/Ctrl click an object in a group, and then select each appearance and check/uncheck "Scale with object," then the "Select Same: feature could select all other appearances of that same style. The reason for this is because when resizing a grouped object with multiple stokes on each, the stroke size does not reserve unless "Scale with object" is selected for each. So I thought this could be a faster way to do it.
  4. Howdy! In a previous beta thread, there was a mention that if anyone has any requests for the "Select Same / Select Object functionality," it would be up for consideration. Well I have an idea I would like to share, and that idea is the ability to select object "appearances." So here is where I'm getting at. You can add multiple strokes to an existing object, but you have to check off "Scale with object" to each individual appearance if you want to resize. In a previous topic, there was discussion about this. Well seeing how there is this new "Select Object / Select Same" feature, maybe Affinity could incorporate a way to select all stroked appearances of a selected object/group. It would save time from having to go through each appearance. What do you think?
  5. Oh thanks for the tip. That makes sense. I was assuming that checking off that option would apply to the whole object but apparently each appearance. For some reason, that did not occur to me. Yeah I feel like some default or "Apply to all" feature would benefit in this case. A grouped object can have a lot to uncheck. But hey, I think this gives me an idea of what to request for in another topic for Designer's new "Select Object" and "Select All" feature; since the staff said they are open to requests in that area.
  6. I make my icons with two strokes. In the Appearance panel, the one on top is 0.5 (aligned to center), and the one below is 0.7 (aligned to outside). Now depending on the visual, I may have to enlarge or shrink the icons, and so I check off "Scale with object" to maintain the proper stroke ratio. However, this only affects the bottom stroke. The one that was 0.5 does not update visually. Additionally, the new line width of both strokes are not displayed in the Appearance panel even though the bottom does update in size. So one stroke updates visually, but neither updates as displayed in the panel.
  7. Ooooo thank you. I'm gonna be playing around with this feature.
  8. Which feature is this? Is this referring to the selection bounding box options?
  9. I'm not sure I fully understand the question, but if you're looking into getting started, there should be a website from the manufacture where you download the drivers for the type of tablet you have. Setting up the tablet and then downloading the drivers are usually the steps to start using it. Does downloading from the page help? https://www.xp-pen.com/download-58.html
  10. There are often many great ideas that come out, but that does not mean that those ideas will follow the original intention. Priorities often get overlooked as new plans go into action.
  11. Yeah it looks like the window that is shown are scan results. And good point on the scroll bars. I wonder if there is a present issue after all that it just not within scroll view like you said. I guess we'll wait to see what the OP has to say.
  12. Rodsal23, it's a little confusing seeing how you are unable to run the program by installing the Aero theme that Alfred suggested, yet getting dialogs that there is no issue present. So I have two questions. 1) Did you get any dialogs prior to the ones you showed us? 2) Do you get a different result by enabling the Window Manager first and then following the same steps? (I ask because of the dialogue in the second screenshot, and I wonder if nothing is detected because of an older operating system verses an updated download. Could that be possible you think that older security may not identify it?)
  13. Which program are you using? Because I believe there is a different option of either nesting adjustments or creating new layers depending on the one you're using. As for your actual question, yes. Unlike the stack order of the layers, the adjustments that are on the bottom are applied first and then the top. You can test this with two different "Recolor" adjustments on the same layer with two different colors. Red on the bottom will show before blue on the top. Also, you can change the settings in the Assistant Manager to have adjustments created as their own layers rather than nested inside others if you wish.
  14. I'm glad that Anon2 was able to help with your question. There are also some tricks you can pull not just on open paths but stroke lines as well. So everyone's style is different of course, and part of my style, I find it easier to manipulate strokes instead of shapes. So you can use the Contour Tool on lines to create stripes on a pattern, give them a fill color, and then manipulate them as you normally would with regular strokes without the need to expand them. There are other tricks like creating barbed wires, reels, frames, and other things. I hope this answers your question.
  15. I just want to give a shoutout and say that I love the new Contour Tool. So much can be done with it!
  16. You know, I had an issue with this for 1.7, so I backed everything up this time around, but it appears I didn't have to do that. 1.8 transferred everything over without the need of me having to reimport everything. I don't know what went differently. I can't guarantee the same for others though.
  17. You bring up a really good point. Currently, I don't think there is any way to work around this. It would be a good idea for the team to implement a horizontal list of layer thumbnails of the selected layers to show on the top of the Layer Effects window. Then there is a "Turn off/on" button for each and a "Turn off/on" for all. But no matter what is checked off, the effects below the thumbnails will still be checked on as a way to keep track of its effect history. Right now, there is really no way of remembering.
  18. Sorry for the late reply. To turn them back on, you do the same thing you did to turn them off as long as you don't close the document or anything. For me, I still have the same settings when I turn them back on. Do you not?
  19. I caught a little trick. If you click on just a single FX icon (on a layer) first so the Layer Effects window pops up, you can then shift click the remaining layers, and then turn off all effects at once. Or, you can shift click all the layers first, and then click on the FX icon (below the layers), and turn off all the effects at once. If there is a layer that has a different effect than another and is not showing up in the Layer Effects window because of multiple layers being selected, then you need to turn on the effect that normally would be on, and then turn it back off to rest the layer.
  20. Congratulations, team! I kind of expected this, but it's still rewarding, ain't it?
  21. And that is possibly the best solution. I just wasn't sure if that page mentioned something we didn't know about yet.
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