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  1. Here are some experimental book covers which I made a while back – after reading the last book in Neal Asher’s very good “Transformation” series – and rediscovered in a recent housekeeping exercise. They’re all basic – just me playing around with ideas – but I thought I’d share them as I haven’t shared any new stuff for a while. All are variations on the same book title in different genres: “Acid Punk”; 2 x “Basic Sci-Fi”; “Olde Worlde”; and “Standard Thriller”. (Reader’s of Neal’s books may get where the title and some of the imagery of my covers come from.)
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    New to the forum

    Welcome to the forum Patrick. Some really nice illustrations there (my favourite is the first one, but they’re all great). I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
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    Sarajevo - Tram and Trolleybus Transit Map

    Another lovely map. The diagram is clear and it’s easy to see where everything goes to. It took me a while to figure out what the numbers were for but maybe that’s just me being a bit slow-on-the-uptake this morning. If the key also contained the numbers that might help to make things clearer but I don’t know if that would spoil things. Also, if the numbers were in the same ‘order’ as the lines, that might help too (see attached crude mock-up). Anyway, apart from those very small things, nice work again.
  4. Nice work. On the second one I would be tempted to see how it looks with the tower smaller and more ‘part of’ the text to emphasise that it’s the “I”, but I don’t know if that would improve things. One the first and second one I think the square brackets around LJI need to be better aligned to the text (uneven spacing currently). Apart from those small issues, good stuff.
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    [AD] [AP] Misc illustrations

    You're welcome. That's a great tip. I'm going to have to try and remember it for future projects.
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    [AD] [AP] Misc illustrations

    Very nice work indeed. The wireframe is testament to your skill in creating something that looks so great with so ‘few’ objects. (I know there are a lot of objects but I would have guessed that it would have required way more.) Shows the power of Designer nicely too.
  7. Welcome to the forum Stevie. I might have a solution for you but it depends on a “bug” being fixed in Designer (if it is indeed a bug). I’ll try and remember to keep checking the beta updates to see if anything happens and to update this thread if my possible solution is actually workable.
  8. Windows 10 Home 1903. I’m not sure if this is a bug, or a feature, or I’m just missing something. When I power duplicate a shape with child shapes all works as expected but, when I tell Designer to Lock Children, the power-duplicated shapes stay in the position of the original duplicate, see attached GIF. The child shapes are staying where they are, which is correct, but their duplicated parent shapes stay where they are too, which seems wrong to me. Is this expected? (GIF was produced in but this also applies to beta.)
  9. Just tried (beta) and there’s now a page navigation panel set of page navigation controls at the bottom-left of the main window for page selection. Lovely. (No Pages panel, but that shouldn't be much of a problem in Designer.) Edit: Modified the text to make it a little clearer.
  10. I’m currently using Designer (retail, I assume, what I got via the “Download Update” button on the Designer start-up pop-up) on Windows 10 Home 1903. I’ll give the 1.7.1 beta a whirl and see if there’s a difference.
  11. Thanks for your replies. I was starting to think that I’d posted a silly idea that everyone was simply ignoring to spare me the humiliation. Good to know I’m not the only one who thinks it might be a good idea, if done properly.
  12. Actually, I’ve just tried to open a Publisher (beta) file in Designer 1.7 and I can’t see a way of selecting a different page. It always seems to go to the last page edited and there’s no Pages panel in Studios. Does anyone know if there is a way to navigate between pages in Designer or is that something that will only come when Publisher is released and we get the new Application Personas?
  13. That’s okay; I should have been more precise myself. I think what I should have said is that Designer doesn’t let you create pages in an AFDESIGN document but it does let you navigate pages in an AFPUB document. Or, to put it another way, if your Affinity document wasn’t created in Publisher you can’t use pages within that document in Designer. Or something like that.
  14. I was wondering if the Affinity team had ever considered creating a Wiki that could be edited by forum members (and the Affinity team, of course). There must be all kinds of really interesting and useful information hidden in old forum posts that could be brought to the surface in a Wiki. Tutorials that are more pages down the list than people generally want to scroll; useful tips that are given in the middle of discussions; ideas about good workflows that are spread across many posts: these sort of things could be made more easily available to users in a Wiki rather than people having to scroll around the forum in the hope that they can find something. Example pages could be: * How to prepare a document for ePublishing (with a section for each publisher); * Tips and tricks for creating large photo books; * How to optimise your Preferences for low-power machines; * A guide to using the forum (what the various buttons do, why certain image uploads don’t work, etc.); * An explanation of colour management within the Affinity workspace (with sections for examples on specific hardware); * etc. etc. I feel sure that many of the forum members would be happy to contribute to putting something like this together. There is a lot of very useful information scattered around this forum that could be better served to the community in a Wiki rather than people accidentally coming across it via a link from a link from another link that someone mentioned in passing. It would be a shame if this information was lost purely because it got pushed too far down the list of posts for people to find. What does anyone else think about this? Good idea? Bad idea?
  15. You don’t say where the quote was from but no, Designer doesn’t use the concept of pages but it does let you use multiple artboards.