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    smallreflection got a reaction from leon carrizosa in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from CloudOnBye in Stipple Shading Textured Intensity Brushes   
    So I found myself wanting to come up with a basic stipple brush, of a more vector-style and less painterly variety. Going for that more retro-modern shading look inside of vectors that's quite popular these days. Pretty basic, but I think this is what I was going for! Works best sticking to applying with straight paths, no vector handles. The nice thing shading this way is you can vary the opacity and get quite a nice buildup on top of gradients. I threw together this trippy abstract to give them a go.   :)
     
    Edit: Sorry, this post seems to have gotten mysteriously duplicated, and the attachment isn't showing up here consistently.

    Basic-Stipple-Brushes.afbrushes.zip
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    smallreflection got a reaction from WatcherMagic in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from davemac2015 in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Aammppaa in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from cadobir in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from telemax in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Aammppaa in Asset/symbol management   
    +1 for list view option/categorizing/sort of symbols. For lots of symbols, a quick-search box inset in the panel would also be great (same for Layers panel).
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    smallreflection reacted to Mark Ingram in Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018   
    Hello everyone, just to let you know, we're one of the finalists in this year's Microsoft Windows Developer Awards, in the Application Creator of the Year category. If you have a Microsoft account (e.g. Hotmail, Xbox, Office365), and feel like giving us your support, then you can cast your vote at the following page:
     
    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/events/build/2018/awards 
     
    Thanks for your time.
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    smallreflection reacted to rui_mac in Copy & paste vector between this and other apps, Blend tool   
    My vote for a blend tool. That is a must. A really BIG must.
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    smallreflection reacted to retrograde in Copy & paste vector between this and other apps, Blend tool   
    I agree, some sort of blend tool is an essential part of a designers tool kit. My wish would be for a smart blend tool that is interactive in how it's implemented (number of steps, spline replace or adjustment, transparency opacity on beginning and/or end...)
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    smallreflection reacted to Bela Frank in Copy & paste vector between this and other apps, Blend tool   
    Hello, 
     
    I'm testing the app and let me say it's very promising.
     
    One thing I'm missing now is the ability to copy & paste vector between this and other apps, like Fontlab, Glyphs and Illustrator. I can do this between these apps and it is very handy, me being a type designer and using more than one app at the same time.
     
    Also a tool similar to Illustrator's Blend Tool would be nice, maybe extrapolation as an extra added :)
     
    Brilliant work, anyway!
     
    Best,
    Frank
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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Exported PNG & JPG are blurry   
    Hi djburt,
    They are being resampled because the image on right (senior teacher badge) is at 477 dpi while the document is set to 72 dpi. If you right-click on this layer and select Rasterise it will be rasterised to document's dpi (72) and the document will not be resampled on export.
     
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    smallreflection reacted to djburt in Exported PNG & JPG are blurry   
    Hi, and thank you so much! I have finally grasped this! You are absolutely correct. You would also get the same result if you flattened (merged down) the image. Then everything is on the same level playing field. After being used to PS for so long I got used to destructive editing, whereby any layer resizing gets automatically rasterised. But I see that AF uses a much more intelligent non-destructive way of working whereby resizing still retains the original dpi data, so that continuous resizing can be done without any risk of quality loss on each successive resize. This is much better than PS!
     
    Thanks again for your time looking into this
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    smallreflection reacted to avicenna in Asset/symbol management   
    Hi.

    +1 for symbol management. When creating game assets, with a lot of repeating elements, this gets tedious. Since I was a user of another big name software before, here is what I usually use/ need.
    1. Allow smaller thumbnails for symbols.
    2. Allow list view for symbols.
    3. Allow to sort symbols by name. This way we can manage the symbols by only using the name prefix.

    Cheers. 
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    smallreflection reacted to Aammppaa in Asset/symbol management   
    Thanks for the reminder that we can reorder Assets using a modifier key - I had forgotten!
     
    As for number of symbols used...
     
    I use AD to prototype boardgames and use Symbols for every repeated element in the game. This allows me to change the icon on every card in a deck of 100+ cards with one action (for example).
     
    It is not uncommon for me to have 30+ symbols in a document, and it would be useful to me to subcategorise them and manage them in the same way I can with assets.
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    smallreflection reacted to kidc in Shortcut and menu item for rename layer   
    +1000
     
    I have CMD+R in muscle memory to quickly rename a layer in Sketch or Photoshop, but I can't find this option in AD.
     
    Crucial to save time organising files.
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    smallreflection reacted to 00Ghz in Shortcut and menu item for rename layer   
    Hi,

    Well it's pretty clear from the title

    Thanks.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from kidc in Layer shortcuts and navigation   
    Allow me to be obnoxious and throw in a suggestion based on another tool that has a jewel for its logo (*cough*), but one thing I would love to see added in Designer 1.5 is adding or allowing for a shortcut for renaming the current layer. I've found that to be a tremendous speed boost. Or am I missing a way to do this already?
     
    Another borrowed idea (from Ps as well) that would add to a speedier workflow would be adding a layer search/sort option and perhaps auto-moving/expanding of layers while making selections (obviously requiring some kind of drill-down).
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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in POLL: Improve Workflow for Web Designers - Official Statement Appreciated   
    Ooo— @MattP that sounds exciting. :) A Sketch importer would be terrific. Can't wait to see what's cooking!
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in POLL: Improve Workflow for Web Designers - Official Statement Appreciated   
    I'll add Sketch import soon. I actually already had a .sketch importer that imported their old file format (back when it was using Mac-native file serialisation) but I didn't tell anyone outside the company about it as I figured until our support for multi-lines and fills was working then we couldn't render documents perfectly. Now that they've updated to a very easily parseable solution I'll just have to rewrite it a bit. Our back-end already supports multiple lines and fills, but our UI does not, so we just need to add that ability...
     
    Our PSD, PDF and SVG import/export will always receive updates to improve functionality and compatibility - and our SVG import/export is currently being looked at...
     
    I can't comment on future products and services, but I will suggest to you that you may not need a 'Sketch viewer' or export to Sketch format... and you may be very motivated to stay 'in-house' with Affinity...
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    smallreflection got a reaction from abject39 in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Heinrich in Craft by invision app   
    For a start, I think having a scripting API for plugins for Affinity Designer would be a huge boost—but built-in functionality for inputing data like this would also be really impressive and would potentially draw a lot of Sketch fans.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from macguffin in Batch layer rename/find replace + layer name shortcut   
    I know to some this may seem to be going too deep, but one feature that would be tremendously helpful in Affinity Designer for UI work is the ability to rename multiple layers or find and replace in a selection of multiple layers. When creating a lot of different similar layers, it's great to make a selection and be able to add or change a folder prefix, for instance. Adding the ability to create a shortcut for renaming a current layer also helps make things just a bit faster in heavy workflows. I use these in plugin form elsewhere and it saves tons of time.
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Linux. Seriously now.   
    In fairness, Linux has been "the future" for years - but it still isn't converting many people.  Mainly because most flavours of it have always been so impenetrable for anyone that is not a tech geek.  I think we can be sure that OSX is going to be around a while yet - while it may be Unix under the hood, the user experience is so much better.
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