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  1. Keyboard Shortcuts in Win10 for Layer Arrange Funktion don't work! Those are the culprits: Ctrl+] Ctrl+Shift+] Ctrl+[ Ctrl+Shift+[
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    Latest version on DESIGNER (PC) very slow

    Everything looks okay. I see you have several sound tabs and here in the forum I read something about problems with Affinity Designer in connection with NVidia Surround Sound. Search here for "NVIDIA Surround" and I'm thinking about what might be the problem!
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    Latest version on DESIGNER (PC) very slow

    Hello "thegary""SoniaBT", can you please take a screenshot of your direcX version? It seems as if you have problems with the graphics memory! Affinity Designer & Photo only work with DirectX 10 or better DirectX11. To check which version of DirectX is installed on your PC, use the DirectX diagnostic tool: 1. Select the Start button, type dxdiag in the search box and press Enter. 2. In the DirectX Diagnostics Tool, select the System tab, and then check the DirectX version number under System Information. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15061/windows-which-version-directx Please take two screenshots as shown here:
  4. Hello Affinity Team, I have a problem with the function "vector brush" or brush on curve and I wanted that my created brush is anchored horizontally instead of turning in the vector curve. My idea was that with the Vector or Curve I get more influence on the drawn objects like brush width, Size Variance etc. without the objects changing their angle position. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a switch yet. Is this a case for your to-do list or do you already have this feature in the feature roadmap? Here are some examples when I assign a brush to a curve: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Brush live arranged: Approach to my drawing idea which unfortunately didn't work out:
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    Latest version on DESIGNER (PC) very slow

    Please check if you get faster workflow with this setting under (Edit > Preferences... > Performance > View Quality:) from "Bilinear (Best Quality)" to "Nearest Neighbour". Note that the quality of the displayed image may look worse in the view than it is, but the refresh rate is faster!
  6. Thank you Reglico, I already knew that the raster brush can be used without "rotation", but unfortunately I have no control or possibility to correct after my curve lines. With vectors already! I still hope that this feature has already been planned by developers, because it is only a code snippet that prevents the rotation along a curve! PS: The examples "Expected result:" were created with the raster brush in Pixel Persona.
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    New Logo Please!

    Is it perhaps a variant of the "Freemasonry Pyramid"? PS: What's the topic here, don't you have better things to do?
  8. For MAC I personally can't name an alternative, but from my circle of friends the program "Filmora Scrn" from Wondershare is often used. Available in WIN and MAC versions, has several tracks, filters etc... but is not freeware! https://filmora.wondershare.com/screen-recorder/ PS: A friend of mine has just recommended the program "Monosnap". I don't know it myself but there are for WIN and MAC https://www.monosnap.com
  9. ScreenToGif (portable edition): Screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an integrated editor. It is for windows and requires .Net Framework 4.6.1 (already included in Win10) or above. On GitHub: https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/ http://www.screentogif.com/ http://www.screentogif.com/downloads.html
  10. I'm sorry, but it's always complicated when people ask for solutions without giving a detailed description of the problems. In the beginning it was "I have a complicated grid that is black and should go dark blue." and later it was "it's one picture. A foto with a small grid on top.", what exactly now?! PS: It would be helpful to know such information about the beginning of the topic and best with a picture or a section of it.
  11. Hi, Shojtsy, you are right, the entire Grayscale range except pure White is affected. Sorry, I had also overlooked that "Pixelworker" didn't want to use a Mask at all. Another and perhaps more elegant option in this case would be to use the "Gradient Map" filter. This filter is given very little attention, but it has it in itself! It can be used to assign different Grayscale nuances a specific Color or to wrap a Color Image into Grayscale Image. Here's the quick one, a screen video of me: grid_recolouring_gradient.mp4
  12. Hi pixelworker, actually it's quite simple,"as long as you have a picture in black & white". 1. You take the copy of the original image and convert it into a mask. 2. Then assign the mask to the original image and the black parts are transparent. 3. Now you put a color layer in the desired color into the background and you're done! I quickly made a video of it, see attachment grid_recolouring.mp4
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    Convert Line to Curve, Bug in Affinity Designer

    Hi Chris_K, For a UI, Mock-Up and Font Designer this looks curious: How is it that Affinity Designer advertises with "Zoom of over 1.000.000%" but can't handle the conversion of small objects 100% perfect or better said "1.000.000%"?! In my opinion it is an essential and the most used function at all and should work "perfect" in an illustration program from the beginning! Even a newcomer program like Gravit Designer can handle the function at an early stage of development! But Incscape masters it absolutely perfect! Is there a timetable when this error will be fixed? PS: If it was up to me, best right now! Gravit Designer - Conversion Process: Gravit Designer - Before & After: Incscape - Conversion Process: Incscape - Before & After:
  14. Hi Affinity Team, I found a blemish when converting a line to curve shape. Can the quality of the conversion be influenced or controlled in any way? This error occurs in AD as well as in the beta version. Curve.afdesign Line.afdesign
  15. Hi guys, At the moment I'm fighting with the theme of assets, symbols and grouping in the Affinity Designer. Compared to the illustrator, Affinity has revolutionized the handling of symbols and I am "relatively" satisfied with the available tools, but there is still room for improvement! I've been looking for the same ideas for a long time. There are many suggestions with different content and it is very difficult to follow them, so I do not know whether there have been similar proposals or not. So, let's go! With the identical objects I was able to help myself with assets and symbols, but when it comes to working on other forms in a group simultaneously, it's over with fun. Replacing symbols or objects with inheritance of their original size and position is not possible in Affinity Designer or I haven't found a function for it yet. I have found a good example of how such a thing can or has been realized in Microsoft Powerpoint (2013). It is not a real illustration program but the simple way to modify objects is unsurpassed! Please have a look at the examples here and I am curious about your review. Is this a "Nice to Have" feature for you or a feature that allows you to work quickly, effectively and flexibly? Or is such a feature already in your portfolio? Here you will find some visual examples without the generation of symbols "cloning" like in AD: Objects can be modified individually or together in a group. Different objects can be modified together Objects can be replaced together or independently. The size, position and rotation of the original object is taken over. Just a very simple drawing like the pentaptych or tryptichon is a challenge in AD An example of how PowerPoint works. Try to do this in AD with symbols at the same time and then replace them afterwards. In addition, AD (such as Adobe Illustrator CC and Incscape. With the exception of the CAD programs, because it would be fatal) a strange feature to deform the symbol duplicates (which are changed in their aspect ratio) during rotation. It is also not possible to edit the symbols in the "quasi" mask group, since this group is converted to a solid layer.
  16. Here you go! Welcome to the Affinity's World and the amazing Forum here Alex
  17. ChristAlix

    Ideas for Designer 1.7

    Frankly, I didn't quite understand Chris_K's report either. I asked him for his answer again today and I am looking forward to what he says about this sub layout problem.
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    Problem with Mask Layer from Symbols in AD

    Hi Chris_K, my english is a little rusty and Goggle Translator gives me a gibberish with double interpretation, that doesn't make any sense for me. To my understanding: 1. So is there an improvement regarding the visual representation for the sub-layers already in the current release and how can I use it? 2. Has an improvement already been programmed for the new release? 3. Or does the "problem" remain unchanged in all releases? Awaiting your answer, Thanks in advance, Alex
  19. Hello Affinity Team, I have created a mask group (consisting of several symbol elements) and if I assign this mask to a pixel layer then I see the mask but unfortunately I can't edit the symbol elements individually. To edit the single symbol elements I am forced to remove the mask layer from the pixel layer only then I have full control of the symbol elements. For larger projects, this workflow is very cumbersome, complicated and not at all user-friendly! Is this type of processing intended or is it an overlooked malfunction? PS: The group layer symbol under "Layers" like in Affinity Photo is missing in Affinity Designer. Mask_Layer_from_Symbols.mp4 Sombreo_Galaxy_Mask_Layer.afdesign
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    Ideas for Designer 1.7

    Hi Bri-Toon, Yes, that's how it is, if you separate the symbol layers as a mask layer, you lose this synchronization. It's a bug in mine eyes and I have already reported it, let's see if any of the developers comment on it! For this reason I first work with group icons and when everything fits, I duplicate the image + mask layer and remove unnecessary symbols from the duplicates. Actually, I'm not doing anything other than one picture per icon as you already demonstrated in your video (Symbols. mp4)! Alex
  21. Hi R C-R, i noticed this phenomenon with the function "Expand Stroke" yesterday and reported it as a bug. PS: Your variant R C-R, with the Donut Shape find is also good! Alex
  22. There are 1001 variations of how to retouch something like this, so with what effort! You can make simple things complicated or complicated things simple! It finally comes from the point of view of the viewer. Does this "flaw" stand out in the viewer's focus or not and how much effort is justified for the motive? Here I show my preferred variant to eliminate such "large-area" disturbances. So far I have not found any other, faster and more satisfying solution than this one! It's hard to explain how to do it, but easy to execute (see video file) Alex Mesh Warp Tool.mp4
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    Ideas for Designer 1.7

    Hi, Bri-Toon, I am also new here and always learning to achieve great results with minimal effort with AD. The fact that it didn't work out for you is not because of your experience with AD but because of a trick with the symbol layers. You can use shapes as mask layer under an image layer in AD but it does not work with "symbols". But if you group the symbols and use this group as a mask layer, you get the desired result. PS: Halfway through your video you were on the right track! Mask from Shapes.afdesign Mask from Shapes.mp4
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    Ideas for Designer 1.7

    You mean the whole picture (star galaxy) distributed over all objects? It only works in PowerPoint if all objects (rectangles) are grouped together.
  25. Maybe like this? You can change the pressure and line type afterwards! Line.afphoto