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  1. Hi, I'm having an issue scaling the width of some grouped objects that I hope someone has a solution for. When changing the width(of grouped objects) with the "Move Tool [V]" and the center width handles, the sheared angle changes so I cannot realign it to another object it is joined to. However when I shear a rectangle shape using the "Rectangle Tool" and then scale the width with the "Move Tool [V]" and the center width handles it keeps the correct shear angle. Surly there is a way to keep the original angle but change the width only. The angles stay correct when scaling both height and width using the "Ctrl"key(windows) but I only want to change the width not the height too. Does anyone have an answer to this? Example image attached.
  2. Thanks for the replies guys. Is there anywhere that stores the angle change in degrees that I can then insert into the transform panels rotation field. I know it's a long shot but I was hoping there would be an easy way to do this.
  3. Hi Lee D (if you're following this) I have done the reset (On All 3 Apps)& things are better but a similar issue still exists. I've attached an image. The black screen lockup has gone and I'm not(at this stage - a few app starts later) locked up on other apps but Affinity, still, on the first procedure(what ever it is, creating shape etc) locks up and doesn't respond for a while. It gets the Windows 10 white misty layer over the app and I get the "Affinity App Not Responding" status in the top left title bar. I would say it's 60% better but still annoying. It only happens at the very beginning and is fine after this. It's almost like it hasn't loaded everything properly and as soon as you click something it then finishes loading the app before you can continue.
  4. Hi, running Windows 10, drivers up to date , all Windows updates done, NVDIA graphics card. for a while now whenever I open either Affinity Designer or Photo my computer slows right down becomes unresponsive and then when I try anything in either app I get a black screen like in attached image and it says either app not responding. It locks up every app I'm in at the time After a few minutes it comes right but It is really annoying the hell out of me! I noticed a similar issue in FAQ Here but it's not quite the same. Is anyone else having this or similar issue?
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    [AD] [AP] Misc illustrations

    Nice work, again. Your very good and consistent. It reminds me of 'The Iron Giant' from when I was a kid.
  6. Hi Lee D , thanks for replying, no I don't have any of those apps installed. I will try the ctrl click reset next(haven't tried that and didn't know about it). In the image are the performance settings Thanks - Chris
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    Preview for export persona

    +1 I need this too. I have always used Fireworks image preview but have just run across this too in AP. Back to Fireworks again.
  8. Hi anyone who's interested, I have added a feature request for a "Fit To Canvas" or fit to document feature for both AD and AP ages ago like Fireworks has, but thought I'd add this quick tip that works pretty well. Once you've got your graphic how you want it or before. I group it if I can(but not necessary and sometimes affects the layers) then copy it(ctrl or cmd C) then go to file at top of page and choose "New From Clipboard" your new doc will be trimmed to size with your graphic in it, then choose "Save As" then click the original document if you have saved already, else give it a name, Save, and your done. It even works to enlarge the document/canvas. I draw a line to get the about size I will want, then do the same by copying the graphic with the new line, then go to "New From Clipboard" again then "Save As" and save it. It's a bit little slower and cumbersome than the Fit To Canvas in Fireworks but it's pretty quick(quick enough for me and I use it all the time) and does the required job. I wish Serif would put this in as a button/tool the code is already done with the "New From Clipboard". Hope this helps someone.
  9. The sign_design.afdesign file on my system doesn't have an artboard associated to it as in, artboard1 isn't written on the canvas until I do the resize as you showed and then it says artboard1 . Also this image artboard_b4_after.jpg is the first time I've cropped, resized and exported from AD or AP since you've showed me that resize canvas trick, I usually screenshot and do it in Fireworks, so I guess I'm moving up in the world. Are you in the southern hemisphere or just working late?
  10. SOLVED Thanks Arceom, yes that worked for me too, thanks for the video, easy to follow(what software did you use to make the video?). Also what's the difference between the original file I sent you( sign_design.afdesign ) that had no artboard associated with it and then when this resize happens it then is attached to artboard1? I'm not up to date with artboards and have never created one by default. Chris
  11. Hi Arceom, sure, here you go. sign_design.afdesign
  12. Hi and thanks Arceom, well holy heck, I never new that Clip Canvas was in Photo. Is there one of these in Designer? Designer is what I've been doing my thing in mainly. The Artboard Tool in Designer doesn't behave like the Clip Canvas tool in you showed me in Photo. Also the Convert Object To Artboard is greyed out in Designers Layer drop down menu. It's odd, I've opened both AD and AP and the tip is not behaving like I posted.(Not much of a tip then) It now doesn't fit the canvas/document around the graphic properly, it pushes it out to the side of the canvas like in image attached. It was(when I posted and for the past 10 or so times I used it) kept the graphic in the center of the canvas. But Clip Canvas in Photo is what I'm talking about and looking for.
  13. Just in case it helps, similar to carl123 above I did this one with text on a path(Used A Hyphen) then converted it to curves. You can then adjust each one in the group and the gradient.
  14. Not sure if it helps but you can use a "Dashed Line Style" but the gradient is limited in here. I haven't applied one.
  15. Hi community yep I skipped a lot too, to get to here. Affinity Team, I understand your small and I love AD, AP, APUB, but is there an update for this thread other than "Ready when it's Ready"? 5 years seems like a hell of a loooong time & it seems there's a lot of professionals here requesting it. +1
  16. Hi lbohen´╗┐, yes you can. I usually copy and past the first one then you can reverse the new one, change font, colour etc. Did you watch the video above from souacz? It's shows what you need to do. Remember to adjust start and end rotation points.
  17. Hi lbohen, try using the reverse text path button at the top and also the baseline slider if your text falls inside the path/shape.
  18. Timespider

    [AD] [AP] Misc illustrations

    Thanks for all the graphics, sketches and the video. 10/10
  19. Hi Affinity community. I have 2 rectangles no stroke, I sheared them, then, flipped them, joined or aligned them to make a roof like element. But there is a line down the middle. I've done the same thing in Fireworks and it worked without producing the line. Even though it's zoomed in, I noticed it before I zoomed. It was worse in Designer but after clicking the View Mode buttons on and off it got better but not right. I've attached an image showing the 2 different results, there is 2 screenshots from each app to show they are 2 objects being joined. I'm trying to do more stuff in Designer but this type of thing slows the transition to where I resort back to Fireworks. Is this the same issue as is posted in these posts? Lines between (snapped) objects in editor - terrible quality at png Can someone explain why I get these thin lines? Thanks in advance for any help.
  20. A Bit Of Extra For Noobs Like Me. The images and questions above are about a shape that can't just be overlapped to achieve no line in the join . Being on an a roof type angle, the rectangles create a V if overlapped by even 1px. But basic shapes can just be overlapped to achieve the correct result. The image below demonstrates this
  21. SOLVED Hi again Alfred, (thanks for sticking with this) your quote above is the key. Since I've processed your tips in the lump in my head, I've been "BOOLEAN ADDING" all over the place. Changed shapes and angles and it has worked every time. For anyone else who like me is having a battle with this Convert your shapes to "CURVES" When aligning your new CURVES objects/shapes next to each other, use the node tool to overlap them a little Then use the "Boolean Add" button in the "Geometry" tools to create 1 object "CURVE" Image below show result. Thanks Alfred.
  22. Hi Alfred I have edited my post above to not solved. In the image below (Normal 100% Zoom This Time) the green one is the fixed one from image above. The pink one is a new one with a different angle. I don't know what's going wrong but in the layers panel after using the Boolean Add´╗┐ there is a line again, and the layers are called different things. The new one is called "CURVES" the old correct one is called"CURVE"?
  23. (NOT SOLVED) I had marked this as solved but have since found it isn't Hi Alfred, thanks so much, what an easy fix. (I Suppose I Should Read My Own Motto!) Can you explain why that's needed or why that works? Image included of solved example Thanks again.
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    [AD] [AP] Misc illustrations

    Love your work Fred. It's a great asset for noooobs like me.
  25. Sorry, I meant the new Studio Links to be in all 3 apps
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