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  1. Night4wk

    Gradients problem in Illustrator

    Wow! :o Thank you Chris_K for the valuable tip to enable "allow advanced features". I had noticed this issue before and wasn't sure if it was a bug or intended behaviour. But, I would have never expected that this checkbox meant gradients were kept. I've tried "rasterise nothing" before but this just deleted the gradients. However, there is still an issue regarding elliptical gradients which affects exported PSDs as well. Should this be posted as a bug or is this more suitable for a feature request?
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    Brush dynamics + other bugs

    Hi Chris B, Thank you for reading through this awfully long post of mine. In hindsight, I probably should have inlcuded some instructions along with it. I am sorry if that was a bit too much to comprehend. :unsure: Thanks for letting the devs know about those problems and if there is still anything obscure, I am happy to clarify my original post. :)
  3. Hi once more, I am having some trouble using the scattering dynamics on pixel/paint brushes. Instructions: 1. Open Designer or Photo 2. Change into pixel persona (if applicable) 3. Select paint/pixel brush tool 4. Select a basic brush preset 5. Double click on preset to change it 6. Click on dynamics tab 7. Change Scatter X and Scatter Y to 400 % 8. Draw a line from bottom left to top right 9. Now draw one from top left to bottom right Do you notice any difference? Does it look like this? Strangely enough, it sometimes seems to work as expected but more often than not it doesn't. Unfortunately, I am not quite able to detect any kind of pattern associated with the occurance of that bug (or its absence rather). This is somewhat related to the topic I posted a couple of days ago ("brush dynamics + other bugs") but I was asked to post bugs individually. Edit: This is what it looks like when I change the controller to "pressure" and then back to "random". Still only works about 50 per cent of the time. Cheers! :) scattering bug.afdesign
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    13 SVG bugs & 1 crash

    Hi Sean P, Thank you for your instantaneous reply! I am privy to the fact that Affinity's tools are not quite up to manage those tasks, yet. You would still expect that a powerful software - as Affinity surely is - that claims to be able to import said file format is at least capable of displaying it properly. I am not demanding the tools to edit these files to a full extent - although admittedly that would be nice. I am just humbly asking for those files to be displayed correctly when imported into Affinity. Moreover, I want to defend my decision to post these bugs as one topic since they are so closely related that it would be very inconvenient and unsatisfactory for me to divide this problem into 14(!) separate threads. Finding the causes of them has already been fairly time-consuming and I wouldn't be inclined to do this if I had to avoid so many obstacles. Thank you for passing the issues on to the devs and keep up the superb work! :)
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    13 SVG bugs & 1 crash

    Hi again, as I was importing some of my SVGs, I noticed some slight issues with their appearance in Affinity. So, I did some testing and found out what was causing these issues. I've created a separate file for each bug (14 in total). It should become clear by following the instructions below. If not, just let me know! Disclaimer: Importing the first file will (most likely) make Affinity crash. Please save your work progress before trying! Instructions: 1. Open the attached files in a web browser 2. Now import them into Affinity (Photo or Designer) 3. Compare both versions closely Cheers! ------------------------------------------- Affinity Designer Version: 1.5.1.43 Affinity Photo Version: 1.5.1.54 Operating System: Windows 10 1_crash_when_colour_capitalised.svg 2_stroke_although_colour_not_set.svg 3_no_fill_when_colour_capitalised.svg 4_incorrect_gradients_when_gradientUnits_objectBoundingBox.svg 5_nested_svgs.svg 6_no_repetitive_gradients.svg 7_stroke_dasharray_wrong_direction_starting_point_array_too_short.svg 8_no_patterns.svg 9_incorrect_skewing.svg 10_no_drop_shadows.svg 11_no_blending.svg 12_close_path_and_moveToEnd(!).svg 13_no_masking.svg 14_no_markers.svg
  6. Same here, except that I get a "stopped working" message. You don't have to open a file. It also happens when you create a new document and add at least one layer. So, I guess it doesn't depend on any specific file format. Designer crashes as well by the way.
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    Brush dynamics + other bugs

    Hello there, I've been using the Affinity products for a couple of days now and I'm really amazed by their capabilities. However, there seem to be a few disruptive bugs regarding the brush dynamics, both in Photo and Designer. (Note: I decided to name the bugs for future reference) "Prokaryote bug": When using the velocity control on a paint/pixel brush (Photo and Designer), there always appear big blobs at the beginning of each stroke followed by a much thinner tail, no matter how fast or slow I’m drawing. This bug has been reported here and there almost 2 (!) years ago and, yet, remains unfixed. Also, in the brush dynamics window (almost) every slider is called a “jitter”. The word “jitter” is a bit confusing as it implies that the brush is modified randomly over time while, at the same time, corresponding to how fast, or with how much pressure, etc. you draw. In other words, not completely (!) random. This doesn’t seem to be standard/what’s happening in affinity. In my understanding those “jitters” only adjust the (output) amplitude of the effect produced by the (input) controller and don’t yield actual jitter. If randomness is desired, the only option in Affinity would be to set the property to random and, thus, lose control. You cannot have both (control and randomness). Am I correct? And is this the intended behaviour? If so, the use of another word might be advised. "Diamond bug": When velocity is set for a vector brush or pencil, Designer creates jagged (diamond-shaped) brush strokes. If the stroke is rather straight and drawn with high velocity, the rough edges will stay. If the stroke is longer and curvier the jagged stroke tends to turn into a much smoother stroke as soon as the mouse button is released. Nonetheless, the stroke doesn’t seem to reflect the actual velocity changes applied and sometimes the jagged lines don’t disappear entirely. This behaviour has been demonstrated here as well. (Images 1 and 3 are before releasing the mouse button, 2 and 4 are after) "Umbrella bug": Additionally, the (vector) stroke often ends very abruptly in a big semicircle (umbrella), especially when drawing circles/spirals. All of the above-mentioned bugs appear not only in editing mode but also in the exported files: So, it’s not just a visual bug. They, unfortunately, render the velocity control pretty much useless. They also occur with clone brush, dodge & burn, sponge, erase tool and any other brush descendant. Other bugs: When the screen resolution is set to 1366 x 768 (typical laptop display resolution) or lower, the toolbar gets cut-off in Photo. I am aware of the option to undock the toolbar in the view menu but this is quite cumbersome when you start Photo for the very first time. CRITICAL: Batch processing of photos into the same directory and in the same file format as the original files (e.g. to create a lower quality copy) will result in overwritten (yes, deleted!) original photos without any prior warning. A message and an option to append some text to the exported file names would be strongly required. This, also, has been reported (here).I hope this was somewhat helpful and I'd love to see these issues resolved in the near future. Best wishes! ------------------------------------------- Affinity Designer Version: 1.5.1.43 Affinity Photo Version: 1.5.1.54 Operating System: Windows 10 Pointing device: Mouse
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