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    matt.baker reacted to Sean P in Document dimension anchor to page glitch   
    Hi matt.baker,

    This is a redraw issue - if you zoom out it will correct the view. This is something that we already have logged, so I'll get it bumped with development.
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    matt.baker got a reaction from jc4d in Magic Wand Antialias option   
    Unfortunately, it doesn't produce as good of a result when compared to PS and requires lots of messing around to get it close when dealing with complex cut-outs.
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in (meta) beta and stable using the same icon?   
    Yes, we removed the beta overlay when the logos changed so that users could see the old and new icons next to each other on the Taskbar clearly. We'll be re-instating the beta overlay shortly.
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    matt.baker got a reaction from jc4d in Magic Wand Antialias option   
    Unfortunately, it doesn't produce as good of a result when compared to PS and requires lots of messing around to get it close when dealing with complex cut-outs.
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    matt.baker got a reaction from jc4d in Magic Wand Antialias option   
    This is the only thing for me that keeps me using my old version of Photoshop. It's so simple to use the magic wand tool on a an image with clear edges to create a good cut-out in PS, but in AD it creates a horrible jaggy edge. I see that you already support anti-alias for the freehand selection, so I'm surprised it hasn't also been added to the magic wand tool. Or is it because it's the freehand selection creates a vector selection (while drawing) and therefore easier to anti-alias the edges vs. antialiasing a pixelated selection?
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    matt.baker reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.0   
    This build has been superseded by the release of 1.7.1 announced here
    We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.0
    The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.0 over the last Affinity Photo patch 1.6.5 (1.6.5 PK) are as follows:
    CHANGES SINCE LAST VERSION
    EDR
    Added support for EDR displays to Photo. When editing a 32bit document. Brushes
    Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. The brush engine in Photo has been improved. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request. Fixed ABR brush import (would ignore "random" controllers). RAW
    The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. RAW files now load much more quickly. Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors. The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture. Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine. Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI. The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear. Develop now respects the output profile when previewing. Show which autofocus rectangles were in focus and which were selected by the camera (yellow, green respectively). A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!). Filters
    New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support. New “Voronoi” filter. Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona). More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter. Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document. Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters. Added round dot type to the halftone filter. New “Lens Correction” filter - apply lens correction from the built-in lens database. Bilateral blur accuracy improvements. Adjustments
    The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider. Layers
    Layers Panel - added option for transparent background for thumbnails. Layers Panel - added multiple thumbnail size options. Layers Panel- added ability to tag layers with a colour - including PSD round-trip. Allow adding an empty group from the Layer menu. New “Duplicate Selection” item in Layer menu (old behaviour). Duplicate now duplicate the whole layer ignoring pixel selection. Alt / Option is now used to make a pixel selection from layer luminance. You can now also hold shift to add the result to the current selection. Hide / Show / Show All Layers options in layers menu. Ability to either rasterise or rasterise and trim a layer. Previously recorded macros will trim. Selections
    Significant improvements to selection refinement. When using selection tools with no pixel selection, default to New / Add as appropriate. Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool. Tools
    Grouped tool shortcuts now default to needing the shift key held to cycle (option in preferences). The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism. The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results. Allow brush rotate / size key changes while dragging. Added a “Reveal Canvas” checkbox to the crop tool - defaults to off. Added new “Transform object separately” mode into Move tool. A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool) Patch tool now supports arrow keys for rotate / scale. All brush tools can now be axis constrained once brush has started - not just the pixel tool. History
    “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. The History page now has an “advanced” mode - which shows thumbnails and time info. I/O
    HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. TIFF export now has user selectable compression method. Added support for 12bit TIFF files. Introduced new metadata mining - completely rewritten to improve performance, flexibility and correctness. Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct. Added Focal Length to metadata summary view. Added a button in general preferences to open a folder from which Photo will read LensFun-style XML files - if users wish to add / experiment with their own lens profiles. Support 16bit CMYK TIFF import. General
    New ability to control how macros are scaled / aligned when playing back. Added an “Assets” panel to Photo. New cube setup mode for grids. Add “Fill with Primary / Secondary” to the Edit menu for fast access. The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”. “Lock guides” added to menus. Support for drag dropping .afstyles into Photo. Support for drag dropping .afpalette into Photo. Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. All of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features. Significant stability improvements when working on non-local files (network shares, USB drives, etc.). Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Huge macro and batch processing improvements. New welcome screen layout and all new samples.  Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list! This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.
    UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)
    For purchases from the Affinity Store the software: Each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or it can be downloaded from here. The new build will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. Alternatively you can log into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the download button in there.
    For purchases from the Microsoft Store: These are done automatically by the operating system (next time you start the application)
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    matt.baker reacted to bndesigner in Street Maps Etc ADe 1.7 (split)   
    Looks good! Here is a screenshot with settings for reference on the parallel lines.

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    matt.baker got a reaction from cloudbusting in Zoom : CTRL + (+) instead of CTRL + (=)   
    = and + share the same key (ignoring numeric keypad which may not be present on all devices) on common keyboard layouts, with = being the default and + only working if shift is also pressed.
    Ctrl + = seems logical to me because it functions without the shift modifier.
    Ctrl + + could imply that the shift must also be pressed.
     
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.0.331   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Added support for HDR monitors (new HDR options in 32-bit Preview panel, now visible by default in Photo) Fixed stroke phase failing to work when adjusting dashed line Fixed creating palette from CMYK images imports as RGB Fixed brush body option not reflecting the correct value Fixed Flip/Rotate toolbar icons not correctly reflecting the state they're in Updated Welcome Screen Fixed 'Open folder in Explorer' not working with special characters Fixed Expression trig functions to use degrees by default (same as 1.6) - in previous 1.7 patches, angles had become radians Fixed failure to report errors when exporting single items Improved handling of non-displayable characters (control and formatting characters could be presented due to copy+paste from web pages, etc.) Fixed drag and drop not honouring the insertion target Added support for TIFFs with old-style JPEG compression Fixed colour picker clamping values in 32-bit documents Fixed crash when converting documents to 32-bit Select tool will share common options with related tools Added option for continuing the selection when adding new curves in Pen tool Renamed "Show Rotation Centre" => "Enable Transform Origin" Added User Rotation Centre to Node tool transform mode Changed "Add to Curves" mode, to clear other selected objects when closing a curve Fixed Colour panel's Lab opponent sliders to go from 0 to 32768 rather than 32896 Fixed inability to create unbounded colour values on advanced colour dialog Fixed Character Variants failing to show up in Typography panel Changed default shortcuts for Precise Increase/Decrease Leading (to avoid conflicting with Windows default text editing shortcuts) Fixed ability to switch to a tool in a different Persona by cycling tool shortcuts Fixed poor quality app logo in menu bar Use cornered curves for snapping bounds calculations Point Transform tool now ignores logical groups for snapping purposes Added support for 16-bit CMYK TIFF Improved handling of document save failure during close (previously a failure to save during close would be ignored) Removed Delete key from list of available keys for shortcuts (Delete is always delete) Fixed Grid colours not being saved correctly Fixed thumbnail viewer (thumbnail previews should now work again in Windows Explorer) Fixed grid system failing to work in anything other than pixels Fixed Add swatch from Fill as Global only works once Renamed "Create Colour Chord" => "Add Chord to Swatch" Fixed crash if paragraph panel undocked in non English and DPI is scaled Fixed crash on Reset Studio with no document open Fixed Layers panel drag indicator when not using small thumbnail sizes Fixed crash converting colours of embedded document Fixed crash opening a RAW file Fixed Erase, Blur and Sharpen Brushes are missing Symmetry, Mirror and Lock options Changed Lock Colourspace on the Colour Panel to be on by default Fixed Shape preset thumbnails being clipped in Light UI Improved Transform handle hit testing Fixed errors caused by attempting to save a file to a destination with no available space Artboard positions are now shown relative to the spread Fixed Delete button on Appearance Panel sometimes disabled Fixed View Mode to reset when switching documents Fixed Point Transform panel to allow negative numbers for rotation Changed Arrowheads to be grouped Added missing Constraints panel min/max fit tooltips Fixed asset thumbnails of some drag / drop files Added ability to import TIFF assets Asset names now use filenames by default Fixed crash when deleting fills from the Appearance panel  1.7.0.293 release notes
     
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    matt.baker reacted to GabrielM in [Fixed] Drag and drop hang   
    Thanks for your help with this bug. We have now resolved the problem and will make the fix available in the next Windows release.
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    matt.baker reacted to Ben in About the performance improvements   
    Petar - I think it's pretty much established that modern compilers are able to produce much better machine code than a human (generally) would.  With optimisation for speed, the compiler will find the best order for instructions, and sometimes apply a few unexpected tweaks to gain better performance.

    So, just being able to write 1:1 instructions is not always the best (if ever), and quite often not faster.   I doubt they will be measuring the cycles used for each op and reordering for maximum speed.  This is just something that is either not possible for humans, or the developer time cost massively outweighs the benefits.
     
    Writing assembler for very specific tight code can sometimes yield results, but writing a whole app? It won't be any faster, and potentially slower.
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in About the performance improvements   
    It absolutely is not. When you've written an application the size of Designer, or Photo, or Publisher, purely in assembler, then please come back and discuss this with me.
    We know what assembly is, when to use it, and when not to use it.
    This discussion is not helpful to the ongoing beta process, so let's just leave this alone.
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    matt.baker reacted to angelhdz12 in Non-Destructive Warp Tool or Live Filter   
    Non-Destructive Warp Tool or Live Filter.

    Come on, it's 2018!
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in [Fixed] Drag and drop hang   
    Thanks for your report, I can confirm the problem, as well as confirming it also happens via File | Place (i.e. unrelated to drag drop).
     
     
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.0.284   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback.

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Added Transform panel "relative" mode for Point Transform tool  Fixed setting arrow heads to None Fixed several Appearance panel UI issues Fixed Draw Behind/Draw In Front stroke options not working correctly with Appearance panel Added support for resetting adjustment sliders via double click Documents are no longer closed when a network drive disconnects (prevents loss of work on transient connection errors)  Fixed rendering error with compound curve nodes with multiple lines/fills  Added 'Touch for Gestures Only' option in Preferences  Fixed sporadic hang (and 100% CPU usage) Fixed assistant manager being disabled with no documents open Added Paint Mixer Brush tool setting serialisation  Fixed closing application during Customise Toolbar, resulting in application being stuck in Customise Toolbar mode  Added missing shortcuts for move inside/move outside  Fixed sporadically being unable to add Styles to the Styles panel Added Asset panel drag and drop from Explorer Fixed Layer Blend Modes failing to display after deselecting a Group or Layer object  Fixed Appearance Panel unable to use Cap, Join, Align and Mitre stroke options Fixed Layers panel mask thumbnails to draw without checkerboard  Fixed sporadic crash when viewing history panel Tweaked layout of some Preferences options Layers control has now been re-written to improve performance and stability Fixed some crashes due to parsing image metadata Added 'Image Info' drop down for placed images (allows DPI/scaling to be changed) Fixed Advanced History showing timestamps in UTC Disabled Swatches panel when a document isn't open Fixed asset search Added option for TIFF export compression 1.7.0.258 release notes
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    matt.baker reacted to walt.farrell in Window not updating on window width or height increase   
    For what it's worth, my system doesn't have that problem.
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    matt.baker got a reaction from Chris B in Some cursor icons are not very visible   
    It's a 32" screen, but I've just verified that it also occurs on my work PC with a HD monitor when setting the display scaling to 125, 150 etc.% from the in-built Windows Display Settings dialogue.
    Just to clarify, as the gif and video may be reducing fidelity, it only seems to be ones that use the cross-hairs such as the shape tools and text.
    Compatibility options are off:


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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.0.258   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback.

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
     
    Fixes
    Increased hit box area around Layers visibility checkbox Removed Fill flyout 'None' tab, and replaced with a 'None' button Added support for import and export of PSD layer colour  Fixed moving the mouse away from a blend mode doesn't change the preview back to Normal  Fixed Arrowhead preview menu in light UI  Fixed dragging a slider in an Adjustment dialog resets the Blend Mode  1.7.0.256 Fixes
    You're never going to believe it... ARROWHEADS! Added ability to have multiple fills and lines on objects (Appearance panel) Fixed crash at startup when only .NET 4.6.2 is installed (due to Microsoft bug - we now require .NET 4.7.2 which prevents installation on Windows 10 1507 and 1511) Reverted change to Layers panel font size Fixed crash printing constraint group node with multiple lines/fills Fixed PDF import bug preventing layers from being imported Fixed CMYK printer profiles not appearing in print dialog Improved consistency in hot key assignment (CTRL + Numpad + 1 will do the same as CTRL + 1 now, assuming Numlock is on) Fixed Stroke width being printed incorrectly on rotated objects  Fixed Open / Save dialog file extensions list being too long 1.7.0.251 release notes
     
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    matt.baker reacted to Ash in Magic Wand - Selection?   
    One cool function to try - Insert Inside.  This is the button on the far right of the top toolbar.  With a vector shape selected, and selecting this option means anything you do next will be inserted inside the shape.  I've attached a video showing this with a raster brush...
    InsertInside.mov
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    matt.baker reacted to JET_Affinity in Node tool's smooth handle imperfection [1.7.0.184]   
    For those not familiar, the behavior result that Rudolphus is depicting here…

    …is reminiscent of FreeHand. Unlike most drawing programs, FreeHand did not just provide two node types ("smooth" and "cusp" or "corner" and "curve"). It also provided a third node type called a "Connector Point." A Connector Point was a node with just one handle, the length of which affected the curvature of the next (outgoing) segment. But that single handle always maintained tangency with the end of the preceding (incoming) segment. Its purpose was to always ensure perfect tangency between a straight segment and a curved segment, no matter what you subsequently did to those adjacent segments. Particularly important in drawing font glyphs, but just as useful in accurate general illustration.
    Most vector illustrators are not even aware of it, because it was never a feature of Illustrator.
    So the behavior which Rudolphus is suggesting could be useful for the same purpose. But since Affinity also only provides the two most common types of nodes, the tangency would not be maintained if the two associated segments are thereafter altered. The node is still just an ordinary smooth node with one handle retracted.
    But it would be a great thing if the concept of FreeHand's Connector Point were "resurrected" in a modern drawing program. It's just one of many "long lost" superiorities of that program.
    JET
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    matt.baker reacted to Sean P in Bleed not printing, but works on export   
    Thats the key! I've reproduced it now, and do agree this does seem a little off, so I shall get it reported to development! Thanks for GIF  
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    matt.baker reacted to grapher in problem with expand stroke....   
    Why is this awfull bug stil here? after more than a year ...  



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    matt.baker reacted to Mithferion in Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 1.7.0.178   
    Splash Screen
    Icons.
    Best regards!
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    matt.baker reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 1.7.0.178   
    Click here to download the latest beta
     
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback.

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
     
    Tools
    We've overhauled most of the core tools, adding subtle new features to make you more productive:
    Node tool has a new 'Transform Mode' which provides a containing box for the selected nodes and allows for more freeform editing of the nodes. Node and Pen tools have an utterly amazing Construction mode which gives easy access to common construction features to help you build complicated shapes or intersections accurately and easily, giving you simple access to parallels, right angles, reflected and mirrored angles, in addition to circular construction snaps and all construction intersections. This really needs a video to show how to use it - but it's awesome. Pen tool now has a 'rubber band' mode and also a mode to allow future curves to be added to the current object's curves (for example, the character 'a' is constructed of two curves in a single 'curve object' and this mode makes that construction simpler). Node tool can now auto-snap nodes if you drag a node from one curve over the top of a node from another (selected) curve and pause, it will offer to snap to the same geometry as the node you're hovering over (i.e.  modify the on and off-curve nodes to match). This is really useful for trying to reconstruct areas of one curve from another curve. Node tool now allows for lasso selection of nodes by holding the Alt/Ctrl key and dragging a selection lasso. Pencil tool now offers a 'sculpt' mode that allows for extending or manipulating curves in a more natural way. More to come in this area soon. Many tools now allow for 'Alignment widgets' which you can toggle the visibility of in the context toolbar. When enabled you can visually adjust the alignment or even, for example, 'align to centre, snapped to the left edge of this object' by simply click/dragging. Fill tool correctly allows editing of skewed fill handles and newly-created skewed fills draw much nicer now. Ruler origin can be edited by simply dragging the area where the rulers intersect each other - it can even be snapped onto objects in the document. Guides can be edited in most tools by simply dragging a guide in the ruler area. Grid setup is now more interactive: origin can be dragged, axis scale adjusted and angle adjusted on-document, complete with snapping to objects and angles in the document to help you reconstruct useful grids from finished artworks or sketches. By enabling 'Edit in Plane' on the new Isometric Studio, tools can edit objects and appear to make those edits along the currently active plane - extremely useful for artists who enjoy working with any axonometric projections. You can now drag the rotation centre point (when enabled on the context toolbar) while holding Ctrl and it will translate the object - this is actually very useful for positioning and snapping objects relative to others. Shapes tools now have presets so you can create your own favourite shape setups and more easily use them again. There are just far too many subtle tool changes to mention here, but hopefully you'll find the tools much improved
     
    General
    New brushes, styles and assets are now shipped with the product. Visible bleed (accessed from the View menu) so you can more easily design into the bleed area - a common feature request. “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Designer will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. New 'Isometric' Studio makes it easy to setup and work with various axonometric projections within the application. HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Designer. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. Designer now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quickly clipping/unclipping. New "Merge curves/Separate curves" commands. Grids now have an editable number of angle subdivisions. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features such as bullets and numbering. Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Added support for per-monitor ICC profiles (previously we only used the primary monitor's ICC profile) in the document view (controls still use the primary monitor's ICC profile, which will hopefully be fixed in the future).  
    Brushes
    Designer 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All pixel brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request.
    Adjustments
    The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider.  
    Fixes
    Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!
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    matt.baker reacted to MEB in Isolation / group edit mode (similar to Illustrator)   
    Hi matt.baker,
    This is not the same nor as complete as Illustrator isolation mode - I just don't know if you are aware of it - but if you press and hold ⌥ (option/alt) and click a layer/object in the Layers panel Affinity will isolate it for editing (if the layer is already highlighted/selected in the Layers panel ⌥ (option/alt)-click the thumbnail instead) until you click on somewhere else.
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