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  1. I am getting some issues with PDF exports when applying Effects (FX) to images under other layers with FX. As you can see from the attached files, the Exported PDF has the bitmap image (with Blur FX applied) 'bleeding' into the effects on higher layers. Once I remove the blur FX from the 'bubbly water' bitmap, the issue disappears. Boiler TEST.afpub Test Export B.pdf Test Export.pdf
  2. There was never a response from the Serif team about this - is it something that has been considered? Amazing that there is still the odd feature or two in Freehand that I long for!
  3. I'd love to see a set of basic stroke pressure presets, with associated thumbnail icons. ie. Flat, 100% - 0, 0 - 100%, Centre-peak etc. I find myself so often wanting a simple stroke pressure style and having to recreate it every time. I guess I could make them myself and save them, but they wouldn't have easy-to-use icons I can just click.
  4. To do them at the same time, you would use the export persona. Lee has said in post #2 that the developers are aware of the missing option there and will be dealing with it. Just need to wait for the next update, which I'm sure will be soon.
  5. Yes, that is because you can't apply a bleed to every individual object, only to artboards. Bleeds are specifically for printing purposes, so you only need them on whole pages.
  6. Just thought I'd mention, the 'Include Bleed' option is present when exporting a PDF using FILE > EXPORT It is in a different place now though. Make sure you have added a bleed in 'Document Setup...' then go to FILE > EXPORT > PDF. The option is a checkbox on the main export box underneath 'Don't export layers hidden by export persona'
  7. I've just been trying to export 5 PDF artboards using the Export Persona and I can't find the 'include bleed' option. It was a tick box in AD 1.6 but now it is not an option in the Export Persona unless I use the File > Export option
  8. Admittedly I have a new laptop now (HP Omen) with an NVME SSD and Affinity Designer 1.7 loads in about 5 seconds! I might install the new version on my old laptop for a speed comparison though.
  9. Quick request - there is an option in the PDF export 'More' section to include page information. This adds a title to each page of the resulting PDF. It would be great to be able to use the artboard names as these titles, rather than <filename>1, <filename>2 etc.
  10. I've noticed an annoying bug in Affinity Designer when using the 'Replace Image' button. To replicate the issue, simply select the image in the bottom right of the attached document and choose 'Replace Image' from the top tool bar (beside the image size information). You can replace it with any image you like, it doesn't matter. Then click undo (CTRL + Z) and you'll see that the original crop on the image has changed, with no way to get it back! Surely the undo command should revert the document back in its entirety, but this crop change seems un-undoable (new word for it!). Image Replace Issue.afdesign
  11. Just a quick annoyance in the Beta version - can you turn off the feature that associates all .afdesign files with the new beta version? There's a regular warning about not using pre-release versions for production work, and I think the automatic file association goes against this philosophy. Yeah I know it's not particularly difficult to change the file associations back, but it still bugs me.
  12. I'm not sure whether there are common 'regulations' regarding how much baseline shift and font sizing to apply to a superscript/subscript character, but I always find the defaults are not quite the amount I'm looking for! Is there any chance you can add some options to the superscript and subscript buttons in the Character panel? I often find myself adding custom styles to parts of a text block just to get a slightly different super/subscript effect, rather than using the buttons, but then when I want to change the whole paragraph size a little I obviously end up losing the super/subscript.
  13. I have now gone completely Adobe-free on my laptops, both home and work. I can't say I miss much at all, because I found their distort tools a bit confusing and unintuitive. If I want to apply perspective or 'box based' distortion, what I do is open up Inkscape (free) and use their perspective tool. It's not ideal, I know, but it's pretty simple to paste my object into Inkscape, draw my container shape, then apply the perspective tool after selecting both. Then I simply copy and paste the result back into Affinity. All I really need in Affinity (for the most part) is to be able to select the bounding box corners individually like in the Fireworks video above, then adjust paths or groups to fit a chosen shape. Yeah more complicated transforms would be great down the road, but this is what I would use regularly.
  14. I can already see from the beta that load times have improved by about 20% - hopefully even better with the final release. Also there's a nice new splash screen to look at - never was a fan of the old one :-D
  15. I've just reinstalled windows 10 on my laptop (Core i3, 10GB RAM, Samsung SSD) and tried loading Affinity Designer and Photo. By default Windows has 185 fonts installed and I added just 13 more. My load times are roughly 25 seconds for Designer and 21 Seconds for Photo. I think this is slow, especially considering its a fresh Windows install. In fact, I can start up my laptop from cold in under 30 seconds, so is there something going on regarding the font handling that differs from other, quicker loading apps? The splash screen does spend most of its time on the 'Loading Fonts...' bit, but surely I have around the bare minimum for a Windows PC?
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