MaryLou got a reaction from Przemysław in Artboard Document Sizes
When working with Art Boards, and going to pick a size from the dropdown Document window, I am totally lost. As a Windows user, I have no idea what those sizes mean. Can that be changed to something that is more meaningful to the non-apple users? I have attached the drop-down menu..
MaryLou got a reaction from rubs in The Cat tool?
Well, I've always heard that but I'm not superstitious. I've also heard that walking under a ladder is unlucky. That could be true, especially if the person on the ladder dropped something as you walked under. Many tall buildings don't even have a floor numbered 13 which is totally silly. But a lot of people believe in those old myths.
MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in The Cat tool?
That cat is definitely a female. Look at the confidence she has just in the way she sits! If it was a male cat, he would be laying down all curled up in a ball with a smile on his face. Girl cats have a mysterious look so this one has to be a female.
MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Where are the files located?
I kind of have to disagree with the part about it being more difficult for older ones to learn such things. Many of us older ones were the pioneers for home computers back in the day. The only reason the older ones might have a problem is because they were not exposed to technology. I am 80 years old and find myself teaching those in the younger generations how to do things. It's not so much a matter of age, it's what you have been exposed to.
MaryLou got a reaction from only7yb in Remove "okay" button on Alignment Panel
Several of us were discussing the fact that you have to click a button to accept the changes when using the Alignment panel in Affinity Designer. This is sooooo annoying! Why is that button there? Most times, I forget to click it because just about everything else is automatically applied. For example, if I apply any of the effects, I don't have to click a button to apply them. If I select a style, I don't have to click a button to apply it. Right off, I can't think of anywhere that I have to click a button to apply something other than this darn alignment panel.
Any chance you could eliminate that? If one doesn't like the effect, we can always use an Undo.
MaryLou reacted to Rick G in Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 22.214.171.124
Where did you get the 4% users number? Isn't stomt just a wee bit over priced? It seems to be oriented to gaming but even if it could be translated to a software company, what would be the value over analytics done by technical support and the data on the forums?
This is your first post in the forums. So where did the 4% figure come from?
MaryLou reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 126.96.36.199
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Fixed Surface Pro pen UI failures (installer now ships with .NET 4.7.1)
Fixed documents disappearing behind main window when clicking on tools
Fixed Vector export print and print preview differing from on-screen
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Fixed vector export so clipped-out transparencies will draw as transparent
Fixed PDF export of embedded uncommon fonts
Fixed OpenType MarkToLigature rendering incorrectly
Fixed OpenType Contextual Alternatives displaying incorrectly with Levandria font
Fixed crash in GlyphBrowser when fonts don't have a cmap table
Fixed Type1 fonts being incorrectly embedded in PDFs
Fixed failure to add symbols to some documents
Fixed failure to load some .afpalette files
Fixed alignment of some context bar items
Fixed custom Export Presets not being remembered correctly
Improved performance of Brush Editor dialog
Fixed panels to allow expansion anywhere on the header, not just on the expansion arrow
Dragging export file path variables will close the popup
MaryLou got a reaction from A_B_C in Artboards and text - AD
I just tested it and YES! It has been fixed. No matter where I type the text, it clips itself to the artboard. This makes me a happy camper!!
Thanks to everyone who responded to this topic. I think it was a learning experience for all of us.
MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Sticky New Document Choices
When one creates a New Document in Affinity Designer for the PC, you put in your size and other preferences. They all "stick" so you don't have to do it the next time around. However, the box to Create Artboard does NOT stay sticky. Why is that? I work on an artboard 99% of the time so every time I start a new document, it's an extra step to check that box. I should not have to do that. If I'm in a hurry, I forget to check it so once the document opens, I have to select the artboard tool and drab a box over the document so it becomes an artboard.
My request is, please make the artboard choice sticky on the New Document menu along with all of our other choices.
MaryLou got a reaction from firstdefence in Text on a Curve
Thanks RC-R - it's not a problem. I am going to opt out of getting emails on this topic because I got exactly what I was looking for. I actually found it interesting that one cannot keep repeating a letter just by holding down the key on the keyboard.
MaryLou got a reaction from A_B_C in Text on a Curve
Thank you so much!!! This is the perfect solution and so EASY! I did try using the Character features to adjust the spacing but that didn't work. Just could NOT get the text perfect. I just now tried the justified text (brilliant idea) and it did the trick!!
Thanks to all who made suggestions - it's good to know one can always get help here. And again, a huge thanks to A_B_C for the perfect solution!!! I am a happy camper!
MaryLou got a reaction from Alfred in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?
Alfred, you have a very good memory. Yes, PIRCnet.com did derive from PhotoImpact back in the last century. Once that was discontinued, we changed to PaintShopPro but none of us liked it. We eventually found DrawPlus and loved it. But, we all know what happened to that. So now, we are an Affinity forum and hope to stay that way for a long time to come.
In PhotoImpact, you open your pattern, drag a selection line around the area you want to keep for your pattern, then select the Seamless Tile option. PhotoImpact opens a window with suggested values that you can change, or not. Click the button and it's done. I'm attaching an image to show what I mean as well as how my seamless tile came out. This is not perfet by any means, but it works better than anything else around. I don't think that people looking at patterns really dissect them and check for perfection - at least, I don't. It would be difficult to see where this image was manipulated to make it seamless unless that's what you were searching for. I'm hoping that eventually, we will have such a feature in Affinity Designer.
MaryLou got a reaction from Bri-Toon in Create Tiles/Pattern Repeats?
Yes, that's exactly what I want. There was an oldie by Ulead called PhotoImpact. It was purchased by Corel around 2008 and since Corel also sells PaintShopPro, they discontinued PhotoImpact which eliminated some of the competition. That was a shame because PhotoImpact was a far better program. There was also a filter that worked with the older programs that did it as well. This works very well for most images, especially those used for background images.
I do have Affinity Photo but have only opened it a few times. Haven't had time to learn my way around nor the motivation since I have no interest in photo processing of any kind. I also don't enter contests but I often want to use a pattern as a web page background and not many people really inspect it to see if all the pieces match up so this method works just fine. If I were to enter a contest, it would be all 100% original work.
The example that Bri-Toons made came out great! Thanks for trying. I will look on YouTube and see if I can find a simple tutorial there.
MaryLou got a reaction from sidsewell in Faulty instructions for adding free macros to Affinity Photo 1.5
It might be good to mention that you cannot import the .afmacro files unless you have an open document. I kept trying and nothing happened but as soon as I opened a new document, the icon turned white and It all worked perfectly.
MaryLou got a reaction from rubs in Windows Keyboard with Affinity Shortcuts
OH, I see. There are two different threads going around about cheat sheets but they are different things. I see that now. Yours is an actual keyboard image and since you made and posted it, Thanks for sharing! Things like this are always very helpful.
The other thread with links to a cheat sheet has images of all the shortcuts from the back of the workbooks. These are the ones I'm concerned. I don't want to pass around links unless I know it's okay to do so. Thanks for clarifying this.
MaryLou reacted to Colesy36 in Affinity Photo for Windows Update 1.6.1 (& 1.6.2) Available
When I logged into Affinity Photo 188.8.131.52 it suggested that I download the latest update, I was suspicious because I thought all updates were done automatically, however your message on this forum confirms that an update is available, is it safe to download from a website called go.affinity?