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  1. Hi guys, I've been trying out Duet Display with Affinity apps for a bit and have ran into a weird issue that I can't seem to get around. When I move some of the panels (layers, for instance) from the external display (iPad Pro) to my main display (Macbook Pro) I lose the ability to access the top bar of said panels which you require to drag them around. I assume this is because the 2 displays are set to different resolutions therefore the layers panel appears a bit bigger when I move it and cuts the top of the panel from view. I've tried Window > Clean Up Floating Windows and it doesn't seem to do a thing. Any advice? Kind of stuck with panels in my way at the moment which means my work day has effectively stopped. Which is good and bad. I've attached a screenshot. Thanks.
  2. Duet seems to be set at 1366 x 1024. Higher resolutions are 1536 x 1152 and 2048 x 1536.
  3. Thanks, but unfortunatly that's not worked.
  4. Wow scratch that, it's just magically fixed itself. Can anyone shed any light on the situation anyway? What you meant to do if it happens? Thanks again.
  5. SaucyWeeTart

    Editing multiple items?

    Hi MEB, Unfortunatly not. It's another designers PDF I got handed and asked to edit. I think it may have been done originally in Illustrator... Thanks anyway.
  6. Hey guys, Quick question, is it possible to bulk change the shape of circles to squares? Or a different shape at all? I'm sure I used to do it in Illustrator but not sure since moving to the Affinity suite. Cheers! P.s Screenshot for referance. Trying to change the lot to squares.
  7. Hey, Just wondering where Affinity Designer (not sure about Photo) downloads missing fonts from when you open up a document without them installed. Never really needed the feature, just curious. Popped a screenshot in to highlight my question. Cheers!
  8. SaucyWeeTart

    Missing fonts source?

    Well, I guess to answer my initial question, it's an feature on the OS level and not in Designer, so there's that. With regards to how Font Book and OSX handle fonts, who the hell knows. I've been messing about for a few hours, disabling/enabling/deleting/reinstalling fonts and I can't work out what the process is. As RC-R says he never has any dimmed fonts in the list therefore can't download them. I do have all dimmed fonts available and can download/delete as I see fit, however a work colleague of mine has dimmed fonts but a slightly different overall list. And don't get me started on how to work out what fonts you can safely disable or delete. Very weird, I don't get it Apple.
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    Missing fonts source?

    Hey, Yea, it is strange indeed having a mysterious download option! I’m on Mac and I was trying to open a native .afdesign file. I downloaded AD from the MAS. Cheers.
  10. Hi guys, Just started up Designer 1.6 and was wondering how it's possible to download the free assets that seem to be bundled in this update if I seemingly don't have a store account? Had a quick look through the forums and it seems to elude to the fact that I won't have an official account because I made my purchases through the Mac app store. Am I missing something obvious? Cheers!
  11. Hey guys, Quick question, what's the main difference between the 'Expand Stroke' command and the 'Convert to Curves' one? What example would I use one over the other? Cheers!
  12. Yea, I used to use Illustrator all the time and was only familiar with the 'expand stroke' type functionality. I was a bit confused with the addition of the whole 'convert to curves' thing. I'll admit, I'm still a bit lost even after your explaination. Any good videos on the subject you can think of? Cheers!
  13. Thanks @MEB, that's pretty interesting. Still don't quite get it but I'll keep messing about until I do. Btw, is there a good video anyone knows of that explains it? Cheers!
  14. SaucyWeeTart

    Affinity store account?

    Yea, I think this needs to be highlighted somewhere.
  15. SaucyWeeTart

    Affinity store account?

    Whoopsie, totally glossed over the part to create a new account. Silly me.
  16. Hey guys, Just 3 days ago, and after a pretty difficult chat support session, I've completely quit my Adobe habit with the removal of Lightroom/PS, and it's very liberating. I'm now a free man! I'm now trying to finesse a photography workflow with the Affinity apps front and center. My current setup is I own Photo for both OSX and iOS but after the last couple of shoots I'm finding it very difficult to replace Lightroom in there. Now, I know the fervor of an Affinity DAM is pretty intense, and I also know that it's confirmed for development, but I'm sure we won't see it for quite some time yet. Therefore, what do you guys use in it's place as of now? I should also mention that because the storage space on both my iPad Pro and my MacBook is fairly limited, I keep all my files in a master folder on Dropbox and use oDrive to sync/unsync my files as I need them. With Lightroom, my old workflow was as follows: Move images from camera to new job folder on OSX, they then get auto synced to Dropbox by oDrive Open images in LR and save LR catalog file in the same folder as the images are in (again, gets fired up to Dropbox by oDrive) Do required edits to images in LR, and on exit LR will auto update catalog with newest data and edits Unsync new job folder with oDrive and everything gets auto synced to Dropbox Pretty much it. The devs at oDrive said they are releasing a mobile version of thier app - which is fantastic news and that would certainly make life easier to use with AP on iOS. So, what does your workflow look like? I'd like to find one that preserves non-destructive edits in the way LR cataloging used to. Not played with AP too much so really not sure if it's already included functionality. Cheers, Stu W.
  17. To be honest, part of me still believes that they are still actively developing a DAM but they have recieved so much hysteria over it that they have changed thier official position and are now denying it until it's more production ready. And frankly, who could blame them. Some posts I see on here from self-entitled morons is pretty irritating. If I had to moderate this forum, I'd go postal.
  18. Hi guys, I was just wrestling about with a Lightroom catalogue there and it raised a question about your upcoming DAM software. How easy will it be to transfer over from LR to Affinity? Will it even be possible to swipe data from lightroom catalogs in the first place? The reason I ask, aside from the obvious, is that my current process with Lightroom is to save every project in it's own catalog and open each one only when needed. It's a bit fiddly, but does work. I'm therefore wondering if I should be preparing my files for some sort of mass transfer in the future, because it might take me some time. I understand that this is information you might not want to give away at this stage, but thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks.
  19. SaucyWeeTart

    Photo on iPad (impression)

    The only thing still tying me to the Adobe CC is Lightroom, so I'm also on the hunt for a good DAM. Affinity have mentioned that they are going to develop one but I think it'll be quite a wait until it appears. Tell you what though, when the day comes that I'm sitting on Designer, Photo, Publisher AND an Affinity DAM, I'll be made up. And what do you mean by 'linked'? In what way?
  20. Hey, This is just a quick message to the Serif team. I've been tinkering about with your Photo app for the iPad all night and I must say, it's very impressive. For about a year, my 12.9" iPad Pro has been on the brink of being sold because it hasn't once lived up to it's much touted 'pro' status (mainly due to the apps on offer). Photo has absolutely changed that for me. It still has a good few bugs here and there but to knock out an app of this quality is very impressive. Seriously guys, well bloody done. ❤️
  21. Your level of entitlement is almost palpable. If you're that bothered, why don't you go out there and make an alternative yourself?
  22. Hi guys, Wasn't really sure whether to put this in 'Feature Requests' or not, so here it sits. Before I cancelled most of my Creative Cloud, I used Typekit fairly heavily, and was really impressed with it overall. It got me wondering if a feature like that would work well with the Affinity suite. I'm sure it would but have not got a clue of the logistical/financial issues which may surround it. Any thought been given to it? Thanks, Stu Wilkie.
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    Typekit/Cloud fonts?

    Not to derail the thread but when you dip in and out of the CC, how do you work it? I was thinking about doing the same thing, but Adobe seem very unwelcoming in relation to single programs subscriptions for a short period. As in, a ID subscription for a month without a yearly contract would be about £30. Not sure I could stomach that.
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    Typekit/Cloud fonts?

    I'm sure many would agree with you. Though, you write in such a way as to indicate that you wouldn't rent anything.
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