Aammppaa

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  1. v1.6 has had a good run of betas and the bugs are getting squashed pretty rapidly, so I'd guess it will be release within the next month - however the official line is 'it is ready when it is ready'. There is no reason not to try it out now though since it installs in parallel with v1.5. There are 2 versions of the eyedropper tool in AD. One lives in the Colour / Swatches Panel... it is a bit quirky (IMHO) as it samples to its own colour pot, which then has to be applied to objects as a second operation - I am sure there is a valid reason for this design choice, but I haven't found it yet! The second one is the Colour Picker Tool which lives in the Tools (two from the bottom by default). It has the shortcut key I and works with a single click to sample colour to the selected object.
  2. v1.6 gives the ability to set any keyboard shortcut you like for hiding / showing - you can try out the Beta version (which is very stable for me) via the forums here. As for finding things in the layers panel - do you have 'Show selection in Layers Panel' checked in the Preferences > User Interface? this can save a lot of time. Also right click any object and the bottom item on the context menu is 'Find in Layers Panel' I think you are going to have to be more specific about the eye dropper / colour picker: What don't you like about it?
  3. Huion New 1060 works with AD 1.5 and previous 1.6 betas (I think) but no pressure sensitivity on 1.6.x.85
  4. I believe that this has been significantly improved in v1.6 - you may wish to try the beta. I can find the thread now but I remember a test file (a world map with a few thousand dots) which used to hang my machine, now does a Boolean add in a few seconds.
  5. @catlover Something seems to have gone awry with your original post... the two files fail to download, with this error message… As for screenshots - just Export images from Affinity Designer and then attach them to your post. Here are the exports from your files that I downloaded a couple of days ago (ie not updated as you refer to above).
  6. @catlover only yesterday I was thinking how this would be a useful workaround until AD has this functionality built in. I made my own protractor, but yours are significantly nicer! Thanks for sharing. How about adding a screenshot to your post to tempt people?
  7. Cross posted from Bug Report Thread: [By Design] Insert behind selection toggle keeps resetting How about removing the feature all together - then it will not be confusing to anyone? I am serious! At present, users who want the option to change how objects are stacked on creation are being misled (by the help file, the UI and reasonable assumptions based upon similar toggles) that AD will give them this control. Users who would be confused by the toggle sticking are, IMHO, just as likely to be confused by the current setup… They must remember that the feature exists Remember where it is located. Remember to click it before creating the new object. And remember to have the correct layer selected (so that the relative positioning makes sense). Plus, understand that this is a sequence that they must perform each time they want to deviate from the default! I honestly thing that just creating the object anywhere and then moving it is easier for everyone than the currently implemented solution. My preferred outcome would be a sticky toggle (as discussed HERE). I really hope the developers revisit this particular design choice!
  8. How about removing the feature all together - then it will not be confusing to anyone? I am serious! At present, users who want the option to change how objects are stacked on creation are being misled (by the help file, the UI and reasonable assumptions based upon similar toggles) that AD will give them this control. Users who would be confused by the toggle sticking are, IMHO, just as likely to be confused by the current setup… They must remember that the feature exists Remember where it is located. Remember to click it before creating the new object. And remember to have the correct layer selected (so that the relative positioning makes sense). Plus, understand that this is a sequence that they must perform each time they want to deviate from the default! I honestly thing that just creating the object anywhere and then moving it is easier for everyone than the currently implemented solution. My preferred outcome would be a sticky toggle (as discussed HERE). I really hope the developers revisit this particular design choice!
  9. Holding Spacebar will hide temporarily, but currently no toggle option that I know of.
  10. Toyed around for 15 mins or so, and could achieve nothing that was remotely acceptable!
  11. This strikes me as an odd design choice... if it only sticks for a single operation then there is no real saving (in terms of time, number of operations, clicks etc) over pasting any-old-where and moving the object to the desired location.
  12. Can you provide an example photo as I am sure there are many possible approaches - will help people to advise.
  13. update

    The light theme is due to be introduced in v1.6 You must either wait for the official release, later this year, or use the Beta versions (found in the Betas forum).
  14. Fun stuff. Perhaps try one with some blurring as the layers become distant, or even some mist / haze depending upon the subject matter. You could even pull focus between foreground and background
  15. For a simple shape such as a rectangle you could use a vector crop to trim the edge where you want to remove the stroke. But the more thorough answer would be... Draw your shape, and add a fill but no stroke. Create a duplicate of your shape and apply a stroke but no fill. Remove the section of the stroke that you don't want to see using any of... A mask Breaking at selected nodes and deleting the line section A container layer Transparency Note: if you want to edit the shape in the future, you would have to repeat the process above, unless you make the shape into a symbol. In which case all instances would update to reflect the new changes. Here is a file with a few examples... Affinity Broken Outline.afdesign