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Cristian Dragos

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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from rbsund in [Affinity Designer] Symbols with reset instance on specific objects   
    Hey guys... I've just tested the latest implementation of Symbols in Gravit Designer and even though it's not perfect I think you could "borrow" a few cool ideas like being able to reset each element to its original state from the "master" symbol. Also you can sync only specific properties of an object like color of an icon inside a symbol next to a text layer for example while creating several new symbol instances where you would make the icon bigger or rotated to simulate different states of a button like hover or pressed for example.
     
    These features would greatly improve working with symbols specially when it comes to UI design.
    What do you think guys?
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from 3joern in Export only selected slices   
    I know about that... but when I have like 10 slices or more, I have to click each one to export it one by one, then click Save each time, which is time consuming and ridiculous considering the potential of a productivity software like AD. I don't think I'm asking much... the functionality is already there. Just need a button at the bottom that says: Export selected slices. That's it.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Rytterfalk in How to disable spell check on Designer   
    I second, second that! We need an option to disable that annoying spellchecker globally otherwise we have to disable it on every session which makes no sense! I don’t know any designer ever using the spellchecker in a design app. Copy is always written separately and corrected before it gets to the designer so it’s definitely not our job to spellcheck and language proof the text.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Jowday in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    I was really hoping you guys wouldn't go the same path as adobe and finally give designers one tool to replace both Photoshop and Illustrator. I was really hoping AD would have been this tool. I'm not sure why you're focusing on releasing a publishing software in 2018 when the offline publishing industry goes down every year. It would have made more sense to me to focus on Designer and bring it to a similar level as Sketch because Adobe XD is still way behind and Windows users (like me) don't have a reliable alternative for doing UI design (which everyone does lately). I've tried to do it in AD but having over 20 artboards for a mobile UI design made AD sluggish and at some point almost impossible to work with.
    Oh well you have your own strategy and hopefully in time will pay off.
    Thank you for doing your best and giving us hope but right now I still can't give up the damn adobe beast and I'm using AD just for personal projects.
    Best,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from GalaxySurfer in Selecting inside nested groups   
    But is there a way of directly selecting a group inside a group without double clicking the first group or without using the Layers panel?
    I use nested groups in groups a lot since I need the elements to stay together and when I have to drill down through the groups one extra click can select something else and I have to do it all over again which is very frustrating.
    The solution would be either to have a true isolation mode a la Illustrator or have a way to select a specific group with key combination. I would suggest something like this:
    1. Cmd/Ctrl + Click to select and object inside the group.
    2. Alt + Click the same object to select the first tier group of which the object is part of, then Alt + Click again to select the upper tier group and so on.
    This should be also pretty useful for nested groups/objects inside other objects.
    What do you think?
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from CLC in CTRL duplicate is so annoying (easy fix)   
    Exactly! I thought I was the only nut bothered by the accidental CTRL+drag duplications. I would suggest just to keep ALT for duplicating just as the same default in other software.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Ram C. Kumar in StudioLink between Designer and Photo and the future or Affinity...   
    Hey guys, first I want to congratulate the Affinity for all the progress they've achieved all these years. You made such incredible progress with such a small team, regardless of your pricing model compared to the other A-team.
    So compliments aside, I was really blown away by the StudioLink feature and since I don't work in publishing, this could still be really handy for my workflow while working in Designer and instead switching to the Pixel Persona, just switch to the Affinity Photo module/persona (if it's installed of course), which is a lot more powerful than the old Pixel Persona.
    This was always my dream, and I see that was yours as well, having a single interface where you can work on anything from publishing to vector to photo editing and best of all use a single file format like .AFF or something which would open in something like Affinity Studio which would be more like a container for all the Affinity apps you have installed. Or just keep one software (Affinity Studio) which when you buy it, you would just buy/activate the modules you need like Publisher and Photo for some people or just Designer and Photo, like in my case, for others.
    Is this the direction your moving towards? If yes, then you guys could finally pull off something that the other A-team could dream of and would make your company a serious alternative to theirs software, especially for big creative agencies.
    Good luck,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos reacted to Sean P in [1.7.0.367] Stroke issues in the Appearance panel   
    Hi Cristian,

    This is a known issue that is with development. I'll get it bumped with them! 
    Thanks for letting us know!
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    Cristian Dragos reacted to Sven Kalkschmidt in 1.7.0 can't load Custom Keyboard Shortcuts from 1.6.5   
    1.7 install over 1.65 reset my workspace and all custom keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately I can't even load my old shortcuts from the external file I backed them up to — AD doesn't assign anything on import.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Aammppaa in Scale with Object bug with multiple strokes   
    There are other issues with the stroke as well... I've opened up another thread here:
     
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Naty in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Any update on this request?
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from wigglepixel in Windows 10 Themes - me & [AD] hard at work!   
    Hey guys... I've been using AD a lot in the last year and I wanted to share with you some of the results.
    As you can see in these images, my main project consists of creating Windows 10 Themes, which is basically UI design... and in this department, AD has no actual competition on Windows (Adobe XD is far too featureless for what I need and PS is a nightmare to use for UI design).
    While working with tons of artboards and a lot of exports, this is where AD shines, as the Export Persona makes my life a whole lot easier.
    But at the same time, I found some flaws in AD, which is not a bad thing because I was able to do my part in the community and offer experiential feedback to help improve the app.
    Now, what can I say about my work... the theme above is called Simplify 10 Dark Colorful which is inspired partially by the MacOS UI, and bellow I have something for the Linux fans as well, a collection of 10 themes called Maverick 10 which is inspired by the Ubuntu design language. Over time I made many other themes and I also use AD for web design exclusively now and in time I hope to make it my main design tool.
    If you like my work, then head over to deviantArt and check out my entire gallery: deviantart.com/dpcdpc11
    Thank you for making this amazing piece of software!

     
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Alfred in Order of preferences   
    Honestly, why have two things that do basically the same thing? That's not very good UX, IMHO!
    I would just remove the list as it's pretty redundant. There are like only 7 settings sections, not like 100, where you need an alphabetical list to find things easier; plus we have the Search bar if we want to find something specific.
     
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from evtonic3 in Selecting inside nested groups   
    But is there a way of directly selecting a group inside a group without double clicking the first group or without using the Layers panel?
    I use nested groups in groups a lot since I need the elements to stay together and when I have to drill down through the groups one extra click can select something else and I have to do it all over again which is very frustrating.
    The solution would be either to have a true isolation mode a la Illustrator or have a way to select a specific group with key combination. I would suggest something like this:
    1. Cmd/Ctrl + Click to select and object inside the group.
    2. Alt + Click the same object to select the first tier group of which the object is part of, then Alt + Click again to select the upper tier group and so on.
    This should be also pretty useful for nested groups/objects inside other objects.
    What do you think?
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Pariah73 in Select Document Palette by default when opening a project   
    Hey guys,
    One thing that keeps bugging me when I open a project that I'm working on is that the first thing I have to do is switch to the respective Document Palette from the Default Palette.
    Wouldn't it make more sense for a document to remember this and just select the last Document Palette you used (in case you have more than one) when opening a .afdesign file?
    Or at least give us an option in the Palette menu to set that Document Palette as default for that specific document. This would be nice as well.
    What do you think?
    Thanks in advance,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from kenan in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    I was really hoping you guys wouldn't go the same path as adobe and finally give designers one tool to replace both Photoshop and Illustrator. I was really hoping AD would have been this tool. I'm not sure why you're focusing on releasing a publishing software in 2018 when the offline publishing industry goes down every year. It would have made more sense to me to focus on Designer and bring it to a similar level as Sketch because Adobe XD is still way behind and Windows users (like me) don't have a reliable alternative for doing UI design (which everyone does lately). I've tried to do it in AD but having over 20 artboards for a mobile UI design made AD sluggish and at some point almost impossible to work with.
    Oh well you have your own strategy and hopefully in time will pay off.
    Thank you for doing your best and giving us hope but right now I still can't give up the damn adobe beast and I'm using AD just for personal projects.
    Best,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Tori in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    I was really hoping you guys wouldn't go the same path as adobe and finally give designers one tool to replace both Photoshop and Illustrator. I was really hoping AD would have been this tool. I'm not sure why you're focusing on releasing a publishing software in 2018 when the offline publishing industry goes down every year. It would have made more sense to me to focus on Designer and bring it to a similar level as Sketch because Adobe XD is still way behind and Windows users (like me) don't have a reliable alternative for doing UI design (which everyone does lately). I've tried to do it in AD but having over 20 artboards for a mobile UI design made AD sluggish and at some point almost impossible to work with.
    Oh well you have your own strategy and hopefully in time will pay off.
    Thank you for doing your best and giving us hope but right now I still can't give up the damn adobe beast and I'm using AD just for personal projects.
    Best,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Tori in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Hi there... I don't have Affinity Photo since I don't need it. Is this tool too much to ask from Designer? After we already have a Pixel persona and the free transform tool would fit right in.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from Sean P in Affinity Designer -> PDF Export, text gets converted to curves   
    Hey @Sean P
    Sorry for the late reply!
    I've tested the file you attached and I'm getting the same result: all the fonts embed correctly except for Antonio.
    So it seems there must be something specific about these fonts. I've tried to find some difference between Antonio and the others but can't seem to find anything that makes sense so I'm just stuck.
    Maybe if you could contact some fonts foundry or someone that makes fonts which might give you a lead in solving this problem.
    Let me know if there's anything I can help with
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    Cristian Dragos reacted to SaulGoodman in Affinity Designer -> PDF Export, text gets converted to curves   
    Adobe Illustrator don't need this when working with fontbase, so I think Affinity can make this possible also. If I need to install every single font I use in some project then program like fontbase is useless, but that would not be a problem if anyone can install 2k of fonts and boot the OS. I tried it once and I needed to reinstall my OS.
    So, for me this is urgent.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from neelhtaky in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    I was really hoping you guys wouldn't go the same path as adobe and finally give designers one tool to replace both Photoshop and Illustrator. I was really hoping AD would have been this tool. I'm not sure why you're focusing on releasing a publishing software in 2018 when the offline publishing industry goes down every year. It would have made more sense to me to focus on Designer and bring it to a similar level as Sketch because Adobe XD is still way behind and Windows users (like me) don't have a reliable alternative for doing UI design (which everyone does lately). I've tried to do it in AD but having over 20 artboards for a mobile UI design made AD sluggish and at some point almost impossible to work with.
    Oh well you have your own strategy and hopefully in time will pay off.
    Thank you for doing your best and giving us hope but right now I still can't give up the damn adobe beast and I'm using AD just for personal projects.
    Best,
    Cristian
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from neelhtaky in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Hi there... I don't have Affinity Photo since I don't need it. Is this tool too much to ask from Designer? After we already have a Pixel persona and the free transform tool would fit right in.
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from John Rostron in [AD] Export to the same folder as the source   
    Is there a way to export from Affinity Designer always in the same folder as the source AFD file? Cause I can't find it and working on UI design makes it a headache cause I always have to switch folders on export.
    I know it's a feature request already for Affinity Photo but I'm not sure if this will be added to AD as well.
     
    Any thoughts?
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    Cristian Dragos got a reaction from anon2 in Exclude "clear selection" from history   
    Would be awesome to have an option to Enable/Disable having the Clear Selection in the History.
    Just like Crionis said above, one click and you like everything! And coming from Photoshop or other software this is a common problem for me as well.
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    Cristian Dragos reacted to Michelle_5 in [AD] Export to the same folder as the source   
    I would like this too
     
    Michelle
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