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    bpedit reacted to MattP in Can someone please explain how the pasteboard works in Designer?   
    Hi Byrne,
     
    The idea is as you described in your first paragraph - we could have one unclipped mode for designing and a second that clips so you can see how it would output. I was simply trying to say above that if you want the functionality where it clips partially contained objects and doesn't clip objects off the page then that is a horrific thing to add to what is currently a beautifully simple document renderer and would take away a lot of the optimisations that we have made.
     
    Aren't we all saying that we want option A from my options above? That's the one I've said is entirely achievable and doesn't dilute our hierarchy so we're happy to add... Option A is all that is offered by the other applications imacken mentioned, so I thought we would all be agreed now that it would be fine? :)
     
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    bpedit got a reaction from Matthias in Can someone please explain how the pasteboard works in Designer?   
    Tony,
    Is there a particular reason you seem reluctant to implement a pasteboard? It seems like it's already there except that objects in this area are not visible. They can be selected (if you know where to click), edited and moved back into the print area when desired.
     
    Artboards seem an indirect and potentially problematic way to achieve the simplicity of a pasteboard. My use of pasteboards is to store alternative elements, as a palette and as a place for notes. Sure, there are other ways to achieve this in Designer but they are indirect and abstruse compared to the simplicity and handiness of a pasteboard.
     
    Byrne
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    bpedit got a reaction from anon1 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    About the lack of a pasteboard for those of us who don't want to go through the process of creating and manipulating "artboards".
     
    I've empirically deteremined that the area outside the printable document (no artboards here) can not only contain objects which do not print, these objects can continue to be edited. The only issue seems to be that they are not visible! It just doesn't seem like it should be much of an issue to let them be visible thereby effecting a pasteboard for those of us not needing artboards nor the extra work and management they entail.
     
     
    nravenlock: thanks for the pointer, I had searched help but the first thing I saw was '(0) results for "artboards"' so I exited too soon. I'm still not sure why it would say that.
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    bpedit got a reaction from KipV in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    So, you have to create an artboard in order to access a functional pasteboard? I can see the utility of artboards but I just need a pasteboard. When using the beta without creating an artboard, it appears the area outside the canvas can contain objects like a pasteboard but they are invisible. Any way to remedy that? 
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    bpedit got a reaction from KipV in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    So, you have to create an artboard in order to access a functional pasteboard? I can see the utility of artboards but I just need a pasteboard. When using the beta without creating an artboard, it appears the area outside the canvas can contain objects like a pasteboard but they are invisible. Any way to remedy that? 
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    bpedit got a reaction from sergio in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit got a reaction from dazzyweb in New Branding for Affinity   
    Flatten the old icons if you must but please preserve the elements that help identify function. Sure, folks can learn to relate any icon to any particular program but what's the advantage of not having visual clues? Pencils, drawing; lens, photos. . . I get it right away.
    I don't understand the heavy black border, especially on the left side. 
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    bpedit got a reaction from dazzyweb in New Branding for Affinity   
    Flatten the old icons if you must but please preserve the elements that help identify function. Sure, folks can learn to relate any icon to any particular program but what's the advantage of not having visual clues? Pencils, drawing; lens, photos. . . I get it right away.
    I don't understand the heavy black border, especially on the left side. 
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    bpedit got a reaction from idraw in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Thank you, Matt. Maybe we'll lay low for three months. Then, probably, we'll all come back here and whine some more.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Windows 7 Version of Affinity Products?   
    windows version = more issues for Mac users, simple
     
    All you windows users bought non-Macs for what reason? More software choices maybe? It seems there are a lot more alternatives to AI available for windows than Macs. In fact, number of useful alternatives for Macs, besides Affinity,  zero. Finally, Affinity has come along to address this hole and obviate the need for an AI "subscription". As soon as Affinity attempts addressing both platforms, up go the issues and down goes the development pace.
     
    I saw this happen with Canvas. It was a great program, rife with features and ahead of its time in many respects. And it was Mac only. Then it was Mac and Windows. Then it was only Windows. Yep. More cash. [in fact the introduction of Adobe subscriptions ushered an attempt to resurrect the Mac version, with mediocre results, for yet more cash.]
     
    Thank you Affinity for producing a top notch, Mac optimized product.
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    bpedit got a reaction from sergio in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit got a reaction from A_B_C in Arrowheads please. . .   
    I assume you mean "Draw Persona" in English language version, maybe a translation issue.
    The tool you refer to, although ungainly to use, is indeed useful. . . in maybe 5% of instances where arrowheads are needed. Those of us who regularly use arrowheads need them as attributes of lines, bezier as well as linear.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Windows 7 Version of Affinity Products?   
    windows version = more issues for Mac users, simple
     
    All you windows users bought non-Macs for what reason? More software choices maybe? It seems there are a lot more alternatives to AI available for windows than Macs. In fact, number of useful alternatives for Macs, besides Affinity,  zero. Finally, Affinity has come along to address this hole and obviate the need for an AI "subscription". As soon as Affinity attempts addressing both platforms, up go the issues and down goes the development pace.
     
    I saw this happen with Canvas. It was a great program, rife with features and ahead of its time in many respects. And it was Mac only. Then it was Mac and Windows. Then it was only Windows. Yep. More cash. [in fact the introduction of Adobe subscriptions ushered an attempt to resurrect the Mac version, with mediocre results, for yet more cash.]
     
    Thank you Affinity for producing a top notch, Mac optimized product.
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    bpedit reacted to Huachee in From China's style   
    Hi, everybody~
      I am a Chinese girl, I am twenty years of age. But, my English is not very good, hope your can be more inclusive.   In September, I will be at the university of grade three.   In school I major in animation, the software is MAYA.   The usual spare time, I taught myself photoshop. Because I love the movie posters, I feel very magical and interesting.   July day, inadvertently I opened the APP STORE. I found this Affinity Photo, I looked into its official website, its function after the introduction, I am crazy in love with it.   Next, you can see posters, Is I use Affinity Photo to make the " China's style", the style of poster, With us Chinese traditional elements, Hope you enjoy it.  
    Then, China  now at 12 o 'clock in the evening. I'm going to do a sweet dream.  
     





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    bpedit got a reaction from befehr in Instant Arrowhead   
    • Open the Stroke panel.
    • Click on the Pressure parameter.
    • Add points (click on the existing plot) to the graph that pops up and arrange them.
    • Use the PenTool to draw a line.
     
    You may need to adjust the line width to enhance the effect. On the pressure graph, add extra points close to existing points to force a straight line.
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    bpedit got a reaction from dazzyweb in New Branding for Affinity   
    Flatten the old icons if you must but please preserve the elements that help identify function. Sure, folks can learn to relate any icon to any particular program but what's the advantage of not having visual clues? Pencils, drawing; lens, photos. . . I get it right away.
    I don't understand the heavy black border, especially on the left side. 
  17. Like
    bpedit got a reaction from dazzyweb in New Branding for Affinity   
    Flatten the old icons if you must but please preserve the elements that help identify function. Sure, folks can learn to relate any icon to any particular program but what's the advantage of not having visual clues? Pencils, drawing; lens, photos. . . I get it right away.
    I don't understand the heavy black border, especially on the left side. 
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    bpedit got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Windows 7 Version of Affinity Products?   
    windows version = more issues for Mac users, simple
     
    All you windows users bought non-Macs for what reason? More software choices maybe? It seems there are a lot more alternatives to AI available for windows than Macs. In fact, number of useful alternatives for Macs, besides Affinity,  zero. Finally, Affinity has come along to address this hole and obviate the need for an AI "subscription". As soon as Affinity attempts addressing both platforms, up go the issues and down goes the development pace.
     
    I saw this happen with Canvas. It was a great program, rife with features and ahead of its time in many respects. And it was Mac only. Then it was Mac and Windows. Then it was only Windows. Yep. More cash. [in fact the introduction of Adobe subscriptions ushered an attempt to resurrect the Mac version, with mediocre results, for yet more cash.]
     
    Thank you Affinity for producing a top notch, Mac optimized product.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Jens Krebs in Windows 7 Version of Affinity Products?   
    windows version = more issues for Mac users, simple
     
    All you windows users bought non-Macs for what reason? More software choices maybe? It seems there are a lot more alternatives to AI available for windows than Macs. In fact, number of useful alternatives for Macs, besides Affinity,  zero. Finally, Affinity has come along to address this hole and obviate the need for an AI "subscription". As soon as Affinity attempts addressing both platforms, up go the issues and down goes the development pace.
     
    I saw this happen with Canvas. It was a great program, rife with features and ahead of its time in many respects. And it was Mac only. Then it was Mac and Windows. Then it was only Windows. Yep. More cash. [in fact the introduction of Adobe subscriptions ushered an attempt to resurrect the Mac version, with mediocre results, for yet more cash.]
     
    Thank you Affinity for producing a top notch, Mac optimized product.
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    bpedit got a reaction from sergio in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Mireille G in The whole ⌥ Option key vs. Alt thing...   
    Ugh, gulp here too. I guess I've seen in in forum posts but doesn't seem endemic to the design. Sorry.
     
    On the other hand, "Welcome to Mac, all you ex-windows users!".
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    bpedit reacted to Russ Johnson in The whole ⌥ Option key vs. Alt thing...   
    (This comes largely from a PM I had with a member who exhorted me to post it on the forum.  Since the Questions board is the closest thing to a general discussion area, I figured this would be the place to post it.  On the off-chance this gets me in some kind of trouble, I'm not going to try to throw him under the proverbial bus by using his name.)
     
    One of our members expressed some confusion over the ⌥ Option key.  Wasn't it just another name for Alt?  After all, both Alt and ⌥ are labeled on the physical key anyway.  Or did it mean Alt was the same as ⌥⇧ (Shift)?
     
    From a purely technical standpoint, ⌥ and Alt do send the same key code back to the system.  One still shouldn't use the term “Alt” to refer to the ⌥ Option key, however, since the buttons perform completely different functions.
     
    The best analogy might be if I (an American) went to London, and asked where to buy pants, wanting to pick up some new khakis.  Technically, “pants” always refers to a unit of clothing covering the body from the waist down.  But I would find no khakis, for in the UK, “pants” means “underwear.”
     
    The actual, functional difference between ⌥ and Alt, then, is thus:  On Windows, Alt is used in Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Alt-tab, and Alt-F4.  It also navigates on-screen menus, which keeps it from being used for much else, unless it's accompanied by Ctrl (the most common modifier) or Shift.
     
    On the Mac, ⌥ is used to enter international characters and special symbols.  And while Windows Ctrl-shortcuts generally map to ⌘ (Command) on the Mac, ⌥ is very often used by itself as a modifier, especially in programs where typing is just another sometimes used feature.  Additionally the ⌥ Option key has been used for decades on the Mac to tell the computer to resize a selection while keeping it centered.  This was even implemented in the windowing UI itself when the Resize from Any Edge feature was added.
     
    As for the reason the Mac keyboard often has “Alt” labeled on the ⌥ Option key, it's because the ⌥ Option/Alt and Command/Windows keys are wired backwards between Windows and Mac machines.  This isn't meant to imply that the names are interchangeable; it's meant to rescue the poor sucker who loads Windows on his Apple just to find it crashes so badly even Ctrl-Cmd-Del doesn’t work.
     
    Hope that helps!
     
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    bpedit got a reaction from sergio in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit reacted to retrograde in Blue Bunny   
    Meet Blue Bunny, he's a happy little fellow...  :)
     
    Continuing the Bunny series from some client concept sketches that never got beyond the proof phase.  
     
    Thought I'd try something different on this one and play with some pixel painting texturing and also attempt at adding fur to this little guy. The fur is made up of repeating individual groups of "fur shapes" copying, rotating, skewing, repeat... each with transparent gradients and blur to add softness and hide some of the edges and yes it was a lot of work...  ;)
     
    Really loving the ease of vector and pixel workflow! 



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