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    Wosven got a reaction from MikeW in Edit object style   
    That can be text frame or other object.
    ID include Paragraph text style and the option to "apply next p.style", and it's a big time saver when working on magazine, for example.
    QXD include size, so you can later modify an Object style and have all those having this new height or with or both.
    Usually, like for Text style, there's a "+" to the style's name when an object was modified and doesn't use anymore the "pure" style, so you can choose to erase the modifications.
    And it would be usefull in AD too: imagine you use different styles for texture strokes and main shapes strokes… and realise those should be larger. Modifying the style would permit to choose the right width easily, instead of selecting all the stroke we want to modify before modifying the width.
     
    Object styles is needed in Affinity apps. We would be able to check if it's at 100% or bigger or smaller, an usual problem we've got when applying a style with, for example 2 pts stroke, ending up to be 1.2 pt on another object.
    Instead of needing assets for text frames or other objects, we could have  a palette of object styles for document.
    For those used to modifiable object styles, it's difficult to work without them  😊
     
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    Wosven reacted to MmeBezier in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    Make it possible to place Customer-PDFs in Affinity Publisher without destroying them (as a picture, like in InDesign), please.
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    Wosven reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    It is generally considered bad manners to write with Caps Lock since it comes off as being very aggressive. You will not be making many friends by behaving like that all the time on the internet regardless of where you go.
    As for your question, there are a couple I can think of. Shift creating straight vertical and horizontal lines for the Brush Tool was a feature I wanted and it got added during the Beta phase of 1.7. They added symmetry drawing tools as well which I wanted, among a bunch of other things they delivered for 1.7.
    I have also wanted high precision tablet input added to Affinity for a very long time and the 1.8 Beta implemented it only a couple of builds ago. It may sound insignificant, but this feature alone helps making the Affinity line as a whole a lot more useful for professionals using tablets, which a lot of people use. I pretty much packed my bags from 1.7 and will be working exclusively with 1.8 from now on because of this feature alone.
    Just because your needs haven't been met doesn't mean that other people share the same sentiments. What kind of features do you want to see that you think are being ignored?
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    Wosven reacted to ernie-f in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    Could you please change the behavior of the tools in Affinity Photo.
    I restore a lot of old photos and I am annoyed every time I have adjusted a tool, but it is misaligned again when I create a new file.
    For example the lasso, I set it to add, at the next file it is back to new. Why Affinity Photo can't remember the setting like in Photoshop.
    Same with the Restore Brush. Every time it jumps back on repair brush. That sucks!
    Same with fillings. If I select Inpaint, it will jump back the next time I use it.
    I wish that tool options, once set, should remain even after a restart. Just like in Photoshop.
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    Wosven reacted to Frozen Death Knight in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    Here is my wish list:
    GPU acceleration on Windows. Improved context sensitive shortcuts. I.e. merge selected and new fill layer need to be on the R click menu when interacting with the Layers panel. Fixing the Smudge Tool bugs like pressure sensitivity causing transparency holes on your chosen layer and Flow causing ugly saturation artifacts in the colors. Brush dithering to fix grainy textures on brushes that have 0% Hardness. This issue disappears while working on 16-bit canvases, but apparently adding dithering to brushes would allow you to get that smoothness on 8-bit canvases which are more common to draw and paint on from past experiences. Creating brush texture nozzles directly inside Affinity instead of exporting a piece of your canvas to your computer and importing it back into Affinity for your new brush. The Shape setting doesn't work on brushes with custom brush nozzles like the one previously mentioned. Photoshop can do this, so I think Affinity should too. Alt+drag to duplicate layers like it's done in Photoshop. Very convenient. Color picker for your brush should use the user settings from the Color Picker Tool. Right now you can only use the Global setting for your brush alt shortcut. The Current Layer setting should be supported as well. Add a mouse icon indicator that you're using the color picker when holding down alt with a brush. Render settings previewed on your screen in the Export Persona. A pretty important feature for quick previews while tinkering with settings. An improved brush manager. You can't sort your brush categories on the list and you always open the program with Basic brushes shown first. I want this changed. A smart objects system for better layer management in a project. Rasterizing all selected layers at the same time. Right now you can only rasterize one at a time. All merging layers options need to automatically rasterize before performing the merging. Right now any merge option does not work with anything that isn't a Pixel layer. That means that you get situations where using merge down on your selected layer does not merge with the Group that is stacked just below on the layers list. I do have more stuff, but I think these are among the more important ones.
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    Wosven reacted to Waltarus in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    The ability to easily edit masks without workarounds, please.
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    Wosven reacted to IPv6 in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    Wishlist 2020:

    Editing: 
    - Alt-picker that is works with "What you see" color, not global composited color. Very important when working with layers in isolated mode and working with masks in isolated mode. more here - https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/101463-ap-paint-brush-color-picker-should-use-color-pickers-source-setting/
    - Dodge/Burn/etc tools should work inside masks (especially when edited in isolated mode). Masks editing really not on par with image editing (many tools not usable at all), which is sad - this is important/frequent case
    - Replace color brush/tool can not be used in many cases - more here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/99302-improve-color-replacement-brush/
    - Keyboard numbers 0-1-2-3... work (as opacity hotkey) with some tools but not others (not in Smudge, Mixer tools... really frustrating to switch between keyboard and mouse when using this tools)
    - Transparency lock on whole layer, not brush itself. This lock should be respected by other tools/brushes
    - Option to disable color-switching madness when changing brushes/tools, more here - https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/96045-option-not-to-swap-flood-fill-tool-colors/
    - Paint Brush tool: would be great if Shift-click (for straight line) perform interpolation of brush size and opacity as well (between start-end), not only position

    Filters:
    - Non-destructive Warp tool, Non-destructive Deform filter - would be great to see this as Live filter
    - Affine filter also would be great to have as Live filter as well
    - Displacement filter: need separate sliders for X and Y directions and/or direction widget (to rotate whole thingy)
    - Procedural Live filter: color input with color picker
    - Procedural Live filter: methods to do color coversions (RGB <-> LAB)
    - Color balance adjustment need the way to set custom ranges for shadows/midtones/etc, more here - https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/103194-improve-color-balance-adjustment/
    - Non-round brushes in liquify personа - more here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/99185-new-liquify-brush/
    - Smoothing brush in liquify persona

    Curves:

    - Gradient fill: option to follow curve, not just "from left to right"
     
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    Wosven reacted to StimoloGR in Your Affinity 2020 wishlist   
    Non-Destructive mesh warp tool or mesh warp distort live filter.
    Often it is very difficult to achieve satisfactory results and if you don't like the result, you must always start over again!
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    Wosven reacted to big smile in Request: better handling of imported styles when copying and pasting   
    Issue:
    In my Affinity Publisher documents, I tend to use the same text styles. When copying and pasting text between the documents, the styles get duplicated with a number added at the end. This happens even if the styles are identical. Example:

    ^ These are all the same style which have been duplicated when copy & pasting between documents. 
    Solution:
    When copying and pasting between a document, Affinity should ask the user how handle duplicate styles rather than just numbering them.
     
    Here is an example of how it could work:

    This dialogue box would pop up whenever copying and pasting text in situations where Affinity would currently just duplicate the style.
    This dialogue box would be optional, activated first via an option in preferences, so users who like the current handling of style can chose not to activate the option. 
    Merge Styles - Keep incoming definition This option will cause the two styles to be merged. All values will follow the source document. 
    Merge Styles - Keep local definition This option will cause the two styles to be merged. All values will follow the local document. 
    Create new style - This will create a new style (which is how Affinity currently handles it by duplicating the style and adding a number to the name).
    Additional options:
    Clear Overrides - Any differences between the local and incoming style will be discarded. 
    Keep Overrides - Any differences between the local and incoming style will be kept as overrides. 
    Save Overrides as character style - The differences can be saved as a character style. 
    Example:
    I have  "Document A" which has  text that has a style called "English translation". This is just Helvetica, bold text 12pt. 
    I copy and paste this text into "Document B" that already has a style  called "English translation". If I select "Merge Styles/incoming" then the style from Document A will be used. If I click clear overrides, then any differences between the text in document A&B will be lost. 
     
    Who would this be useful for:
    This would be useful for users who regularly copy and paste text between Publisher documents. 
     
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    Wosven got a reaction from LostInTranslation in Publisher: Solid background instead of transparency in PDF?   
    The answer is page 3: Transparency: live or flattened.
     
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    Wosven got a reaction from LostInTranslation in Publisher: Solid background instead of transparency in PDF?   
    Yes, that sound strange for me too. Our fabrication team ask for no transparency (or flattened one), but only for elements lacking opacity. Usually, our export profiles are set to PDF/X-1a:2003 to flatten those part, but it keep "white paper" void, and opening them in PS or an Affinity app will add transparency to those parts.
    They created the profiles we use.
    Perhaps this printcompany can give examples of profiles or settings to get this result.
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    Wosven got a reaction from LostInTranslation in Publisher: Solid background instead of transparency in PDF?   
    There's a parameter for background in PS, did you try setting this one to "white background"? (I'm not sure if it's a settings or only asked when opening a document, since I'm not at work and can't check it now).
    Try enabling the options when opening a document to check "white background", since you general settings set it to no transparency.
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    Wosven got a reaction from LostInTranslation in Publisher: Solid background instead of transparency in PDF?   
    Unless you add white background, I don't think it's possible.
    It's the same with PDF for print without transparency made with ID. It'll only add a background when there's transparency on an object, but not when objects are 100% opacity. "White paper" stay transparent or void.
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    Wosven reacted to VectorVonDoom in WIP Pouting Lady (AD)   
    This has been a work in progress for seemingly ages and thought I would post and it might jolt me back in to trying to finish it! As usual just the pen tool.

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    Wosven reacted to Greggry P in Elsie   
    Recently completed commission.

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    Wosven reacted to leshido in More path components variables in Export   
    I love the advanced features of the Export persona and make extensive use of it.
    One thing in particular I tend to use is the Path components in the additional properties of the export settings. Many times I would use it to export named folders with assets already in them.
    However, I find the variables part of it, while really useful, have untapped potential. I'd like to see more variables that would help automate file naming (i.e "Document Name", "Artboard Name" etc.) + an ability to add custom document variables (currently there is an option to add user defined variables but they seem scoped to the current slice only which isn't really useful).
    Hope you'll consider,
    Ido
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    Wosven reacted to firstdefence in Deboss Effect?   
    I've been looking at real world examples, the majority of hand carved letters have the V cut, the CNC look pretty much like the photoshopped, so no natural variations i.e. too perfect. I quite like the "old bench" carvings with the weathering and porous wood and the moisture bleed from the wood soaking up the rain and getting saturated then drying out in patches. The hand carved lettering is neat but has an imperfect quality in the grooves, so you get texture from the chiselling, also, the end grain is exposed which most photoshop tuts miss out.
    Good example of the nuances of real world carving.

    Lots to notice.
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    Wosven reacted to Multi4G in 4 Tricks you need to know - Affinity Photo Tutorial   
    In this video:
    - Make pictures pop with the Curves Adjustment Layer Trick
    - How to use the Pen Tool easy and fast for great results
    - Make a even Frame around your images with ease
    - Create a Mask for a Glow effect that works
     
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    Wosven reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Photo Windows Customer Beta - 1.8.0.555   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Fixed CR3 files from Canon G5X Mark II not being supported Fixed Colour model switching for masks (to always switch to Greyscale slider) Fixed Adjustment thumbnail not updating correctly after cropping Fixed floating Scope panel on secondary monitor moves around after app restarts Fixed Radial Blur Live Filter artifacts when rasterised or merged Fixed Batched RAW files appearing darker than expected Changed soft edges to be optional in the selection brush Fixed EXIF panel empty Lens value when we haven't been able to generate a Lens ID Improved performance when exporting certain documents to PDF Added support for JBIG2 compressed images during PDF import Fixed enter key closing the Preferences dialog when searching Added new New Document dialog Fixed ability to load multiple instances of the same document simultaneously Fixed History panel separator colours Fixed xor selection by click Removed duplicate image types from file dialogs Fixed installer unexpected reboot Fixed Cog shape only allowing up to 48 teeth 1.8.0.532 release notes
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    Wosven reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.8.0.555   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Fixed Expand Stroke to iterate all strokes Added optional curve orientation in the Node/Pen/Corner tools Added ability for sub-curves to be reversed independently Further Expand Stroke improvements Fixed converting to text frame to preserve corners Fixed inabilty to set the margins for Artboards in the Guides Manager Fixed curve expansion with arrow heads generating incorrect results on certain curves Improved performance when exporting certain documents to PDF Added support for JBIG2 compressed images during PDF import Fixed enter key closing the Preferences dialog when searching Added new New Document dialog Fixed ability to load multiple instances of the same document simultaneously Fixed History panel separator colours Fixed xor selection by click Removed duplicate image types from file dialogs Fixed installer unexpected reboot Fixed Cog shape only allowing up to 48 teeth 1.8.0.532 release notes
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    Wosven reacted to Fixx in When modifying a designer file the "close" button doesn't indicate it needs to be saved. (Mac)   
    Uh oh, I never noticed the black dot... 🕵️‍♂️
    [Modified] in title bar is clear, but so is * in Adobe apps.
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    Wosven reacted to AdamW in Affinity Publisher Customer Beta - 1.8.0.556   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability and General Testing
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Publisher
    Windows Store: Not submitted
    Download: Download
    Auto-update: Available
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce that a new Customer Beta of Affinity Publisher (1.8.0.556) is now available as a download from the link above.
    As this is a 'Stability and General Testing' beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity where you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 
    We hope you enjoy the beta, and as always, if you've got any problems installing or running up, please don't hesitate to post in this thread. 
    Any problems actually using this version please make a new topic in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Please feel free to leave general suggestions and comments in the Discussion Forum. 
    Many thanks for your continued feedback.
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    Known issues
    We are aware that the text ruler cannot be 'turned off' in this build. This will be resolved in the next update.
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    Fixes and Updates
    Misc
    'New Document' dialog improvements
    Move Keyboard Shortcut Preferences for Studio Panels from 'Misc' to 'View' menu
    Fix for fitting in Picture Frames with additional non-picture content
    Focal point logic now works for Select and Node tools
    Unit entry expression parser improvements
    Margins weren't scaled on document resize
    Transform Panel now updates with document DPI change
    (Mac) Fix for Layer Effects showing wrong blend mode
    (Win) Changing Gamma UI preference could incorrectly cause Tools Toolbar to enable
    Text
    Further optimisations to improve speed of text entry in longer documents
    Paragraph Decorations line style was not scaling with document correctly
    Paragraph Decorations transparency pop-up had no gradient options
    Spelling options pre-populated with the last result after "learn"
    Find and Replace
    Added RegEx option ‘Dot matches Paragraph Break’, off by default.
    - This may affect the behaviour of existing RegEx if the option is left switched off
    Added RegEx option ‘Single Line Mode’, off by default
    TOC
    Fix for the list number part of TOC entries that have numbered headings
    Preflight
    Missing fonts entry wasn't jumping to Font Manager
    Import
    Fixes for IDML lists import
    Fixes for IDML import with tables overlapping
    Fix for PDF import of 'Maestro' font (and similar)
    Specific EPS file was crashing on open
    Export
    PDF / SVG Export Presets reorganised
    'Downsample Above' option was not sticking
    Updated Help and Translations
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    To be notified when this Publisher update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Publisher customers, please follow this thread
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    Wosven reacted to firstdefence in Deboss Effect?   
    Another method using nested images, blend modes and the FX filters.
    I duplicated and then nested the original image into the text and then slightly offset the text to get a slight dip in the gaps between the wood, I applied the bevel/emboss and set it to Inner, and finally grunged the inner part of the deboss with a rust texture set to soft light blend mode 100% this kind of makes the deboss look more realistic.

     
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    Wosven reacted to garrettm30 in Preview Mode in Designer without any lines?   
    I understand that Serif is trying to differentiate between its different apps for things that rightly belong to one app or another, but I keep feeling like preview mode should not be one of them. Forget Publisher for a moment: if things like guides, margins, and bleed rightfully belong in Designer, then so does the need to be able to turn off display of these interface elements to see a clean preview of a finished design. I fail to understand how a preview mode is more relevant in Publisher than in Designer.
    For folks like me who have also purchased Publisher, the lack of this feature that has already implemented seems like an annoying arbitrary limitation that forces one to unnecessarily open up Publisher just to see a preview, even when Designer is the natural choice for the project at hand.
    For folks who only have Designer because they only work on the kind of documents that Designer is best suited for, do they have no need of a preview mode at all? For example, is it useless in designing vector artwork? I think not.
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    Wosven got a reaction from hellobill in Insert Bullets (but not as part of bulleted list)   
    And on the Glyphes panel, try to display "Unicode U+2000 to U+206F". In Arial, the second character from the left is the bullet.
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