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About Jonopen

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    Digital and traditional art enthusiast. Moderately experienced using Illustrator and Xara Designer. Have an academic background in Digital Media Arts, graphic design and some DTP. Other interest include real ale, curry, fish keeping and anything to do with the natural world.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your technique, experience and approach. I think I’ve known for sometime it takes patience, time and skill to achieve excellent work like yours, both digitally and traditionally, and what you’ve said here seems to confirm this. I find it all too easy to either rush through what I’m doing, looking for a quick fix technique in order to get on with the next thing, or I loose confidence in what I’m doing and just give up (or don’t even start!). I was interested to read how you break things down and work in sections and groups. That’s something I’ve not really tried before! I’m afraid I’ve got too many things on at the moment to ‘play along’ but will be following with keen interest.
  2. Not sure if this is a bug as such or just a mistake that I've made in the past, but my email address is wrong in Preferences > Misc. I can't find where it takes the address from to change it. It's not the ('registered name') one I use to register or access my Affinity account. It's almost correct but is missing an underscore character. The email address is also incorrect in Designer and Photo.
  3. Beta - The layer blend mode name for grouped shapes has changed from 'Passthrough' to 'Pass Through' which is not a searchable search term.
  4. I'm never quite sure whether to report such minor things or not, particularly as I use 120% Windows scaling. Anyhow... I've noticed two buttons are clipped as shown in the attached screenshot annotated with an arrow (yay!). Both buttons work perfectly ok.
  5. Just a couple of quick observations relating to the new arrowheads (thank you) when viewing with the light interface the arrow options are white on grey the drop-down list opens/displays the end of the list first
  6. start Designer with a document that already has a grid showing ie View > Show Grid (active, ticked) create a new document - a grid is displayed on the page but View > Show Grid indicates it's not active (not ticked) selecting View > Show Grid, then deselecting it again stops the grid from displaying beta
  7. [] I can't seem to find a way to numerically change the Opacity value for the Fill and Stroke of a Text Frame. I think also the Text Frame colour is showing the 'RGB version' of the colour, when you compare the swatch colours on the left side of each of the opacity sliders.
  8. Only a super-small thing, but within preferences, the drop-down list appears to be in a different order to the displayed icons.
  9. Jonopen

    [] screen redraw lag

    I still experienced the same problem no mater what I did. I've now rebooted computer and returned Affinity Designer to factory defaults by clearing all user settings at start up. Happy to report all is back to normal again.
  10. Jonopen

    [] screen redraw lag

    Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Snapping on/off makes no difference. I’ll have another try tomorrow and also test StuartRc’s formula to recreate the problem. Thanks.
  11. See attached screen recording. This doesn't happen with current version ( lag.mp4 lag.afdesign
  12. Beta - / Win 10 For example... 1. create any new document 2. zoom out to 15% 3. drag a photo or image from Windows File Explorer onto the pasteboard 4. Zoom changes to Zoom to fit (in my particular case 119%)
  13. Hi Gabe, I'll try your installation suggestion. Many thanks.
  14. Jonopen

    Expand stroke still sucks

    My workaround is to use Inkscape's Path > Simplify tool. I copy the expanded stroke, paste into Inkscape, apply Simplify, copy and paste back into Designer. The clipboard copying behaves well (on Windows at least) and the result is normally fairly accurate. Of course if you've got a copy of Illustrator handy there's a more sophisticated simplify option available.
  15. Hi Gabe, have uploaded file as requested.