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  1. I have downloaded the free "iconic templates" for designer, but every file that I open comes up with warning about missing fonts. After a few seconds the warning dissappears. 1) How can I check/view the names of all missing fonts in the files that I open once the warning message dissappears? 2) If anyone from Affinity is reading this, or anyone who also downloaded the examples - where can I buy / download the missing fonts from?
  2. This does exactly what I was after, thank you. Nice gif / screen capture too - that was a very helpful demo!
  3. In Affinity Designer 1.7.1 - I have used "Print Screen" on they keyboard to capture my desktop, then pasted the image in to my document. I've used the 'vector crop' tool to isolate just the portion I want. Now how to I discard the cropped areas? What I mean is, Affinity 'remembers' the entire image so that if I want to change the crop area it hasn't lost the original complete pasted image. I want to force it to forget these extra unwanted pixels so that it takes up less file size. Is this possible?
  4. Any update on these features? Also, the video links no longer work.
  5. I have some kind of zoom/redraw bug in both Affinity Designer 1.6.5.123 and Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123. In Designer, I can create a new document A4, 300ppi. Draw a rectangle shape filled with black, and stretch it in all directions so that it snaps to the document bounds. Now if I zoom in and out with the scroll wheel, at various zoom levels the rectangle appears as if it does not quite meet the document bounds on random edges. For example the top and left sides appear to have a 1 pixel gap and are white or show the transparancy grid beneath. If I change the zoom level the edges with the 'gap' will sometimes be on the bottom or right and back to top and left. I have tried toggleing snap and pixel alignment on/off but it makes no difference. Also when I dragged the edges of the rectangle to snap to the document bounds, the green//red lines appeared, indicating that it was snapping to the document edges. A very similar problem exists in Affinity Photo - this time with a new blank canvas, choose File > Place. Select a relatively high resolution photo and drop it in the middle of the canvas. Now drag the edges and snap them to the document bounds. When I zoom in and out the "1 pixel" white/transparant edge randomly appears on various edges of the canvas at various zoom levels. Even at 100%. It makes it difficult to know if there is actually a 'gap' or not. In the screenshot below (Designer) you should be able to see the white 1 pixel 'gap' i am talking about. In the one below that (Photo) you can see the transparancy grid along the top edge. If I zoom in the gap is not there, but might be on the left edge instead. I have tried turning off the graphics card as the default renderer in Preferences > Performance. The only other option is WARP but it has the same problem.
  6. Anyone else have a print quality with their Affinity Photo Workbook? I have both Designer and Photo one and noticed that all the diagrams in the Photo version, where there should be a blue line/arrow pointing out specific parts of the interface, it dissappears as if the blank ink has overprinted it. The Designer workbook (left) does not have this problem).
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    UI scaling

    I'd also like to know as I currently use a 1080p monitor and am looking to either a 4k screen or a multiple monitor setup. Yorkshire Lad - what screen size if your monitor? e.g. 28 inch? Could the interface be too small because of the physical size of the screen?
  8. Please don’t do it as another persona. Personas are a really jarring experience and having to switch to a new layout just to use a specific tool is frustrating. Why can’t it just be done so that it works in the currently selected layer? If I want to trace multiple layers I can merge them first. Much more intuitive.
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    Circles, Lines and Tangents

    TANGENT: A straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point, but if extended does not cross it at that point.
  10. I do love Designer and Photo and I am now looking for more precision so with that in mind please look at the accuracy of your program - with regards to the following: 1) When using the pen tool and snapping to a curve, if I zoom in using the super zooming ability of Designer, at a high enough zoom level the snapped node is actually not touching the curve at all. 2) Please allow me to specify more than 1 decimal place on all text and paragraphs properties I.e. leaning, font size, kerning, character spacing... when designing text to fit an exact area, it is very useful to bring back a single word orphan/widow by adjusting by 0.000001 without having to stretch the text box and distort the text. It may sound extreme but this kind of accuracy can be useful. You should definitely consider this on your up coming Publisher / InDesign alternative. 3) Allow us to snap to the ‘notches’ on the rulers like in Photoshop when you hold shift 4) Allow us to choose which rotation angles to snap to when using the rotation tools. An option in the preferences window to manage it would be great :-)
  11. Rob123456789

    Circles, Lines and Tangents

    Agreed, JohaWeber. Besides, if precision wasnt needed, there would be no need to 'snap' to anything and we could just eyeball it all Psenda suggests. Luckilly I have found a work around - it is possible to snap to tangents using regular (manual) drawing techniques. It's a few extra steps, but at lest it can be done. For those of you interested, check out this video I found - I can mimic the technique in Affinity Designer using the snap to centre and intersections, and drawing a circle using the right mouse button to define the diameter. For now at least, I can work around this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hHWqtj5yBU&lc=z224ixqz2lfvebjpf04t1aokgpuxzwzm3knxndaz5kpkrk0h00410.1511546160226540 I do feel that Affinity designer should be introducting more advanced snapping and drawing functionality to set itself apart from Illustrator and prove its a more professional tool, hence why I posted this in the feature requests part of the forum.
  12. Hi I would find it really helpful to be able to draw lines and circles that are tangent to either 1 or 2 existing circles. I have a link here that shows what I am talking about - it is a program called AutoCAD https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=autocad+snap+to+tangent&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=UpkJWsC7CebG8Aft1I-oAg#gfe_rd=cr&kpvalbx=1 Thanks Rob
  13. Tom Schülke - I agree it is it anti aliasing, I just tried creating a circle with segments and snapped the edges together - there are still gaps between the segments even when its created from scratch entirely in Designer. Exporting the file to jpeg and the problem still persists. MEB - can you pass this on to the programmers/developers as this is definately a problem (see attached screenshot) as the white pixels are visible between the segments even though the edges are snapped to each other. It's most noticable on the far left bright red segment where is meets the slightly brighter segment. but the problem appears on all the segments where they butt up against eachother. The problem comes and goes with vertical edges - for example with the rectangle tool. I can draw 2 rectangles and snap one up against the other and on most zooms levels there is a hairline gap (try it with 2 black rectangles to see). If I zoom in really really close the hairline eventually dissappears.
  14. The video is no longer available - can you upload it again as I would like to see this
  15. Thanks toltec - your method appears to result in exactly the same thing as the 'convert layer to mask'. Thanks for sharing I had no idea that was a feature.
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