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  1. Hello, I've noticed the Affinity suite programs lack a dedicated text ending of edit mode button (not sure what to really call this)… for example when editing text, I have to either press the ESC key every time to get out of editing mode, select the move tool directly from the tools bar or select another text box to edit. (pressing the move tool shortcut key while in editing mode will simple input the "V" character)

    Something like what Photoshop has works really well and it's more of a intentional action and purposeful function when using a dedicated button on the control bar made specifically for it, with Photoshop, they also have a keyboard shortcut for it if not using the UI (command + enter / control + return)… but for Affinity that keyboard combination instead turns the text in the box into curves which is not the desired result, I just simply want a purposeful action that lets me know I'm out of editing mode and the containing box itself is selected, not the text.

    Also I just find it odd when done editing text in a box and I press the ESC key it applies the text changes and selects the container object, when the expected behavior of pressing the ESC key is to cancel editing the changes altogether, however the Affinity programs instead confirms the changes seemingly the reverse approach to the canceling behavior the ESC key was formally designed to do on a keyboard. 



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  2. Hi, is there a way to move an artistic text or text frame object while it's still in editing mode (while text editing cursor still active inside the box), there are times I do not want to press escape or select the move tool while editing text and then have to select the text tool yet again to continue editing, it seems like another extra step to moving in and out quickly while editing many text objects while simultaneously repositioning  (e.g. many comic book speech bubbles on a page project), I just want to reposition the text object quickly elsewhere on the artboard and continue typing from there without having to do the constant back forth tools selecting.

    Perhaps being able to hold down a certain key while live text cursor is still enabled in the box to put it in a "temporary move mode" until that key is released?

  3. Thank for all the suggestions, while using the shift, option keys, etc. does help shortcut to smaller values faster for certain uses. I suppose like most using Publisher for the print world increments taking actual physical rulers of measurements into account would be ideal, whereas yes for American units, 1/8" (or 1/16") steps are quite common, centimeters, etc.

    I'd imagine the metric system units could be approached in a similar manner regarding common divisions.

  4. Hello… 

    I enjoy using the arrow keys to quickly jump numbers on the value fields… however to pick one example, with Publisher the bleed setting default increments for setting up bleed using the keyboard arrows jump complete inches at a time, MOST of the time it's quite unrealistic for bleeds to be whole inch increments unless possibly one is creating gigantic billboard art or something related. I'd suggest 1/8" increments for a more truer default to be more in tune to how most of the printing industry set their bleeds sizes. This would speed up setup for very keyboard oriented people like myself. 

    Yes, I am aware one can simply use their mouse and click into the field and type in whatever precise measurements… I'm only bringing this up for a better user experience with the software.

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  5. I am using AP latest app store version 1.6.7… when multiple files are opened I noticed that one cannot access other opened documents through the "Window" menu as it only lists the single current tab in focus, but when going into separated mode, it functions normal as expect, going to the "Window" menu lists all the opened document to access. 

    Yes when using tabbed mode interface, once can simply click the tab itself to access the opened file, however some of us prefer the listed option through the "Window" menu to navigate and it can be unnecessarily cumbersome to switch over to separated mode everytime to use the "Window" menu if the user prefers to never use separated mode to begin with. Also some of us prefer to stick to dark color interface, but often using the "Window" menu to select a document is easier to read as Mac OSX default menu colors are much lighter with larger text making it easier to identify at a glance.

    Please consider, adding a way to list all opened documents through the "Window" menu when not only in isolated mode, tabbed mode would be great too.  

  6. One feature I use extensively with InDesign is the overall graphic preview while resizing an image frame which is very useful for knowing on the fly how much to shrink or expand the frame or to get an idea of how much clipping is on the image without having to resize everything out. It works by holding down the handles a second longer to activate that mode.


    Has something like this already been considered for Publisher? If not, I'd like to at least put it out there as a possible feature that I know many would love.  




  7. Has there been discussion/progress on implementing simple 1 Bit color mode for graphics within Photo? For now, pretty much have to stick with PS in order to convert my art to this mode, as of the latest version of Photo, I'm still quite shocked this is still missing, particularly for when Publisher comes out, using these graphics for certain kinds of graphics are smaller (low memory resource) and great for colorizing the graphic within the page-layout app itself as InDesign and Quark have had for years.


    Thank you

  8. In the attached screen animation it shows a brush with 100% opacity and hardness yet the brush perimeter on the outer line is not matched up with the brush's true edge which makes it very hard to line up on the object when trying to paint over it… seems the calibration is off.


    This is based from the AP beta 1.5.0 Beta 6.


    Thank you.




  9. With AP… when selecting the object on a layer, then clicking the mask button, the mask thumbnail itself is not shown as selected (bouble border overlay), yet when selecting a brush and starting to brush on the mask, it works immediately. 


    For the user it's does not appear clearly that the mask layer is ready to paint over right after it's created, because usually a selected layer thumbnail would have the extra white border over it.


    When creating a mask, would it be better that the white border overlay on the thumbnail be auto-selected by default?


    Is this by design?

  10. Thank you ABC! 


    That did the trick, basically to affect only the stroke or just the fill to get the see-through effect, the workaround is to treat the gradient tool as if were also transparency tool.


    It would be great if the "Context" dropdown box part of the gradient tool was also a native option with the transparency tool. Another thing that would be such a timesaver without having to mess with nodes in the gradient too… although admittingly the gradient tool method offers more control.



  11. I just tested this as of latest beta 1.5 (b2)… does not work yet, although quickly accessing the guides manager this way would be very useful.


    May I add that it would also be very useful to include some way to make the guideline opposite orientation (e.g. vertical to hortizontal) by holding down a key (option?) while dragging into a document in real time. This would save some effort having to avoid re-dragging into canvas via opposing ruler side. 

  12. +1


    I deal with a lot if instances where I NEED to transfer assets between grayscale documents and every now and then, a preflight might fail because something got through that was not 100% black. This would save so much time and it's nice to have one less thing top worry about in an art production workflow.


    Perhaps adding an option for a "hard" grayscale mode that forces objects to that color mode or something like it?

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