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Gear maker

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  1. That's if you are on Windows, if you use a mac hold down ctrl as you drag.
  2. @dobiegerl There are a few tutorials that can help. There are actually 2 color pickers, this will explain both.
  3. FYI you can shutoff the canvas rotate in the preferences. Preferences>Tools>Enable canvas rotation with cmd+scroll wheel. In the same set of preferences there is a Use mouse wheel to zoom. If that is unchecked then a alt/opt+scroll wheel zooms very nicely. That's the way I use it. The wheel without the alt/opt key is a vertical scroll.
  4. They do have a "hint" of blue with an RGB of (57 63 70) and (234 237 241) but the hint is just a whispered hint.😁
  5. @LaraJ you can rotate the gradient by clicking on the in the context tool bar. This will rotate it a 90 degree intervals. You can also hold down ctrl & shift (on a mac) then hover over one of the end handles, you'll get a curved double headed arrow symbol. With that you can rotate the gradient to any angle wanted. This is if you created the gradient with the Fill (Gradient) tool. If you used the gradient overlay in the fx to create it then there an angle control to turn it.
  6. I did a shutdown on AD, but hadn't made a final save after moving a layer to a different group. So I agreed to a save when AD offered it. I then opened AD again and a minute later up came a crash report. AD is working fine when I reopened it. AD did all other saves without a problem. When reopening AD the layer move wasn't saved. It must have crashed after I agreed to the save during a shutdown so I didn't even notice it. Crash report: Crash 2-12-21.txt
  7. It actually works on most any straight line. It does not work on a curved line. You didn't ask about a curve you said a pen line, that could be straight or curved. Do you have anything better?
  8. @UtkuArman Take a look at what I suggested in this entry.
  9. A trick I have found that works in many/most applications. 1 Do a copy and paste fx to the layers you want the same, make a mental note of what is different from what you wanted. Usually it's only 1 or 2 sliders. 2 Open the fx dialog, if it's not already open 3 Select the layer you want to copy from 4 cmd select the layer(s) you want to copy to. The fx dialog will show what you what is in the layer selected in step 3. So you'll have the correct layer and the incorrect layers selected. 5 Click on the handles in the sliders that were not correct in step 1. This will set those handles on all selected layers. Your original layer you are copying from will not be effected if you don't move the slider.
  10. If I am understanding your question... Try turning on snapping with show snapping candidates. Then the center will be shown in a purple, and you will be able to snap to it.
  11. @walt.farrell and @jmwellborn Both of yours would be acceptable. Wish I knew what setting would cause the problem. If I darken the display to see the highlight then everything else is unnaturally dark. I tried playing with the display profile, but again the ones that darkened the highlight darkened everything else.
  12. Walt, sorry I missed your answer. What I am talking about is a buried selection. Take the two layers make a group. Expand the group, select one of the layers and collapse the group. Now the highlighting is only a ghost of what it was. And in the light UI it's a fainter ghost. So faint I can hardly find it in a string of layers, as shown in the images above. Mike
  13. You are welcome. For quite awhile I didn't realize it worked on nodes. I thought it would only be for objects. It's quite handy on nodes.
  14. The way I do this is to add a node anywhere on the rectangle. Then select all three nodes on that path. Use the Alignment > Space Horizontally or Space Vertically to position the middle node in the center.
  15. No, there isn't a panel like this. The number of objects selected is shown on the context tool bar when the move tool is selected. But that's it for now.
  16. I didn't know it would do that either, thank you for teaching me that.
  17. One way would be to use the Appearance panel to create a second stroke larger than the first. Then make the smaller stroke have an Erase blend mode so the background color shows through. Then adjust the opacity of the larger stroke to whatever shows the background as much as you want. My letter was created from a font and then converted to a curve so that the Appearance panel could add a second stroke. If you need to leave it as editable text then this method won't work. I've attached my designer file. T.afdesign
  18. When creating a new document in AD, the actual layout used is whatever was used last, not the paper size highlighted in blue. I'd like to see the paper size no longer highlighted when the layout no longer applies to the highlighted size. I see the correct paper size highlighted then click create without checking the layout to see if it matches. Also, somehow it allows the Document units to be different from the Page width and height units. I don't know how I managed that, I would guess it was by changing the document units inside an already created document. And the word Create is still missing from the create button.
  19. Walt, my highlight color is the light blue that I believe is the default mac color. I tried changing it to the green above the blue and I don't see an effect on the group holding the selected object. I also tried a dark blue, still no difference. What's the color used on your PC?
  20. Yes, it's been in the last several versions. Holding down the ctrl key (on the mac) will adjust both handles proportional to their starting size, in opposite directions. When combined with the shift key it's easy to move both handles at the same time.
  21. Affects AD and APh for every version since light mode was added. I'm not sure if this would count as a suggestion or a bug. I also thought I'd entered it a couple years ago but I'm not finding it. In dark mode it's easy to see what layer/groups contain the selected object. The color changes from a dark gray (56 56 56) to a blue gray (57 63 70) and the expand/collapse arrows have a nice circle around them. Fairly easy to see. But in light mode the difference in color is much subtler, from the light gray (240 240 240) to a slight off white (234 237 241) that my poor eyes have a problem picking out. And there is no circle around the expand/collapse arrows to increase visibility. I find I have to use the Find in layer's panel much more than I'd like. The UI Gamma adjustment doesn't seem to make much of a change in contrast. Could the users of the light mode get a slightly more contrasting selection and a dark circle around the expand/collapse arrows? Then to make matters even worse when first opening up the drawing. The following examples have the same object selected as do the above examples. There is no difference in layer colors in both light and dark modes until a layer selection is done. And no circle in either mode. So again the Find in layer's panel is necessary.
  22. Thank you everyone working on this. I really love the "Learn more" that you have added to many of the features. So we have a better chance of hitting the ground running when launching the newest version. Great job all around.
  23. Okay, I think I understand. When you click back on the first node to complete the object. Don't do a drag. Just click to close it. The two handles are "balanced" so changing the input side of the last node will affect the output handle of the first node. If you must change the one side without disturbing the other side then hold down the opt (alt) key when placing it and that will disconnect the two handles.
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