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  1. Been toying with the isometric studio this evening - generally very useful - thank you Would it be possible to add a "Remove from plane" button which resets the skew and rotation parameters to zero? This would allow easier editing of components, before snapping them back onto the appropriate face. Also the buttons in this panel are inconsistent with (almost) all other buttons in the application, in that they have no outline. This makes it hard to recognise that they are buttons, and makes the down / depressed / toggled state almost impossible to distinguish. Thanks.
  2. Hi Merlin. What you are experiencing is certainly unusual! Can you provide as much information about the problem as possible, so that people can assist you? Which version of Windows? Are you using the latest version of Designer? (1.7.2) Does this happen with every file, or just one specific file? Which tool were you using? What action were you performing when it crashed?
  3. Just wait til you try holding Shift and scrolling - your mind will be blown!!!!
  4. Erm... hold Control (on PC, so Command on Mac?) to scroll by 0.1 Should work in every box throughout Affinity suite.
  5. I agree. The three apps already have their own colour (from the icons: Designer = Blue, Photo = Pink, Publisher = Orange) so a tint or even single pixel rule under the panel name would really help.
  6. Here is a very quick tweak of the top left corner of your Aztec Water God image. I drew in a few of the blocks with the pen tool, and put a slightly scaled and rotated copy of the image inside block. Then added a drop shadow and bevel to the blocks to make them pop out of the surface. Only a few minutes work, but shows what could be achieved. Also think that a textured stroke on the black outline would really help bed the illustration onto the stone work. And let me reiterate - I love your work!
  7. @DeyanApp Love your illustrations, but these two aren't quite working for me. The image just doesn't look like it is on the rocks, instead it looks like transparency over a photo. Do you have Affinity Photo? If so, perhaps investigate the Displacement feature… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svaIoTqIWdU If not, perhaps a bit more experimentation with blending modes, or even chopping up the image and displacing it by hand might add some realism?
  8. Affinity doesn't have a Transform Again command. But Method 1 should still work just fine…
  9. @MickRose I still see the same behaviour in Publisher Beta 458. Can you provide an example of it working?
  10. I can think of at least 3 ways to do this, depending upon the specifics of the task. Lets start with the simplest… Select both lines. Select both nodes (with the node tool) Drag one node, and the other will move too. Method 2: use symbols. That way each line is an instance of the symbol. So any change will be made to all copies of the line. Method 3: I need to go try it out - will update if it works!
  11. I believe that the bevel tool in Xara also creates a raster effect (it certainly used to, but could conceivably have changed in a recent version).
  12. The equivalent of the bevel tool, is the bevel layer effect… https://affinity.help/designer/English.lproj/pages/LayerFX/layerFX_bevelEmboss.html Your other features have no implementation in Affinity at this time. However, many of them are planned and all of them are frequently requested!
  13. Definitely agree. A larger thumbnail, a border, something, anything! Compare with Xara's equivalent… The indenting and hierarchy of the tree is so much clearer.
  14. Hello and welcome to the forum. Yes what you ask is possible using Symbols, and Scale with Object on the stroke thickness. 1. Create three square artboards - 100px, 200px, 400px. 2. Draw a square on the smallest artboard, and with it selected click Create in the Symbols panel. 3. Copy your Symbol to the other two artboards, resizing it to fill the artboard. 4. Draw a circle inside the symbol on artboard 100px. 5. Add a 1px stroke, and ensure that Scale with Object is checked. Result: Circles on all artboards, scaled in size and stroke weight (1px, 2px, 4px). See attached file. Symbols Scale Stroke Thickness.afdesign
  15. Aammppaa

    Grid on artoboards

    Experiencing this bug on Beta - driving me crazy! I thought that it had been fixed? Did it break again, or am I misremembering?
  16. 1. If the spread origin is moved (say to bottom left), guides dragged on the canvas show the correct offset in the tooltip, but the wrong offset in the Guide Manager (still measured from top left). I believe this was reported during the beta phase, but is still present in 1.7.1… https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/81752-moving-the-origin-in-designer 2. Moving the page origin does not cause the Transform Panel to update, either during the drag, or after the mouse is released. Refresh only occurs once a different object / node is selected.
  17. 1. Create a new document and add 100 pages. 2. Expand the Pages panel to fill the entire screen. Result: On the default thumbnail size of Medium, the pages are shown as a grid, filling the whole panel. 3. Change the thumbnail size to Small. Result: The pages are shown as a column, filling only a narrow slice of the available space. This was mentioned way back during beta testing, but didn't get comment from Affinity developers…
  18. Yes, that would explain it. Thanks Jon.
  19. Installed the 424 beta for Designer (and Photo) Both install to a different folder than usual… Beta 424: C:\Program Files\Affinity\Designer Customer Beta Previous: C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Designer Customer Beta This not only broke some pinned shortcuts, but also caused the apps to prompt for email and serial number - which was mildly annoying. Is this a permanent change to be inline with Publisher (which installs to Publisher not Affinity Publisher)? Will retail versions follow suit with the 1.7.2 update?
  20. @GarryP If you turn on Text > Shown Special Characters it gives some indication of what is going on. It is the Tab itself that is being aligned. A tab Right aligned at 36pt means that the right edge of the tab sits at 36pt. Therefore the left edge of anything that follows will be at 36pt. A tab left aligned at 36pt means that the left edge of the tab sits at 36pt. Therefore the left edge of the text that follows is pushed further to the right, by the (default) width of a tab character. A tab center aligned at 36pt means that the middle of the tab sits at 36pt. Therefore… erm… I find it hard to really understand what is going on here!
  21. Absolutely agree that as soon as you select Gradient from the context toolbar the gradient handles should appear on canvas. If you deselect the object and reselect it the handles are there, so it feels like a bug that they don't appear at initial creation.
  22. Looks like you are using the Corner Tool. You need to bake the corners (or simply convert to curves again) before you scale the shape.
  23. With technique 4 can't you simply use the Transform panel to align the text box where it need to be, by subtracting the offset from the X position? Draw the text box aligned to the margin. Add your text and numbering. Make a mental note of the indent (mine defaulted to 6.4mm). In the X position of the Text Box type X-Offset (in my case X - 6.4mm) to perfectly align the edge of the text with the margin. Or set a guide at this position to ease future snapping. I guess this would be a pain if you later wanted to change the indent!
  24. Hello, and welcome to the forum. You can customize the main toolbar to include the geometry tools. Right click on the toolbar or View > Customise Toolbar. I removed a few buttons that I don't use to make space, but will depend on the resolution of your screen.

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