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Posts posted by Highvoltage


    @Ben Sounds good.


    A couple of questions about the current implementation of guides in AD:

    • Currently guides can only be dragged from the rulers when the move tool is active. It is a hassle to switch tools if a quick guide is needed while working in a different tool mode. Will this be reconsidered?
    • Guides seem to live in their own invisible layer. Often it is handy (almost required) to have multiple guide systems with different colours in the same document. When the guide grid creator option is added, will it be possible to have multiple layered grid systems as well?



    And offcourse toggle shortcuts for it.

  2. Objects masked inside objects doesn’t get updated when parent is modified





    Step one: create cute bird with suitcase :D


    In this example the wing of the bird is a circle inside the triangle.

    Now if i want to change color and stroke width, i would select the whole object and apply the attributes.

    However, anything that is masked inside an object, will not update. You can see the color and stroke width is the same on the wing on the right picture.


    I can understand that this could be a desired effect when working with background colours thta mask other objects,

    but if you design icons, or illustrations, a shitloads of times you want to change stroke width, and color on the whole object. (illustrator works this way)

    Imagine if i have an object masked inside a masked object. I would have to dig in 3 times to change properties. That happens a LOT when designing icons.




  3. Also as i test it more, i realize it's almost impossible to work with Symbols without this feature.


    I made a Symbol of a header for a webpage cause i want it to reflect changes on all the pages.

    Now, editing inside a symbol, or a group is a pain in the ass. I cannot use the marquee selection for example, if i want to add or copy paste things inside the symbol its HELL.

    And offcourse you cant just ungroup the symbol to work easier, cause it will lose it's Sync....


    If you just use it for buttons or very simple things, it can work, but as soon as you have quite a few objects...


    I think this should a be priority feature, cause it affects every single move and decision in the workflow.  :ph34r: 

  4. Hi, Hivoltage - nice try - but it doesn't work this way. I can't select a group by a simple click on it - i always get a single part of it. If i lock all layers in the group, the group cannot selected anymore. Selecting via Layermenu is timesucking. 

    There muss be an other way? :wacko:


    Sorry, i meant that they SHOULD implement it that way, not that it's like that now.

  5. As i started to try to create more complex projects in Designer, i quickly realized the current implementation of Artboards and Layers are less then ideal.

    For example managing Artboards in the layers panel is so utterly slow and overcomplicated that i completely stopped using the layers panel.


    I have a pretty complex webpage duplicated 4-5 times, (cause im testing different solutions side-by-side, and offcourse im sending multiple versions to the client.)

    Each Artboard have hundreds and hundreds of groups and layers. At this point even just searching in the layers panel and opening groups etc.. slows down the computer, sometimes it halts for seconds.

    If i have one artboard expanded, and i jump to another to work on, i have like 26 pages of layers open already, which is pretty unmanagable.


    I cannot think of a single reason why ALL artboards are stacked accross layers?

    If i drag something to another artboard on the layers panel, it will just disappear from the first artboard. - Absolutely nouse for this. (or show me an example)

    So that ruled out, it seems it's completely useless to have all the artboards layers cosntantly cluttering the workspace.

    It's like working on a 10 page document, where all the elements are listed all the time.


    You only work on one artboard at a time, to me that is the whole point of having artboards. To free yourself of excess shit.


    So at least there should be an option to check, that only shows the currently selected artboard's layers.



    I've read in the roadmap that there is a plan to implement "showing currently selected object in layer panel"

    Meanwhile I could very much do with a shortcut to "Find in Layers Panel"


    While im here, you should consider these options for this (i have these programmed as an extension to Fireworks, and i use them every minute)

    • Collapse all layers (shortcut)
    • Automatically collapse all layers except currently selected objects in layer panel (toggle option for show current selection - and/or shortcut)



    I have shitloads of workflow ideas (as i'm in UX/UI design myself),  but im sure you had enough of me already.


    Take care

  6. Yes, it's true, but this is not acceptable when designing for screen.

    You mean i have to manually edit the line and add a 0.5px offset every single time? And if i move the whole block, do it again?


    In fireworks lines always snapped to half pixels. Or at least there was an option.


    An elegant solution could be located at the Stroke/Align options.

    Maybe if i set it to align outside or inside it could snap to half pixels like it does when you draw a recrangle for example.

    And only snaps to whole pixel if centered .

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