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    smallreflection reacted to Chris_K in AD 1.4 Text Frame Bug?   
    Yup that's normal. We don't hide overflowing text
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    smallreflection reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    A couple of bug I found:
     
    - In layer fx the combo Gaussian blur, Colour overlay and Preserve alpha active makes Colour overlay disappear.
    - Guides Manager with multiple artboards is unreliable, and calculates values starting from first artboard, not for current (on screen position is correct)
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    smallreflection reacted to 00Ghz in Save Text Style   
    Text Styles are a must even for UI design. 
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    smallreflection reacted to Andrew Tang in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    You can add gradients to application palettes and document palettes. I believe you need to create it on the object first, and then you can either:
    - right click and 'Add Fill from Selection'
    - or on the swatches panel, there should be a button with a palette icon that should do the same thing.
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    smallreflection reacted to Shmoo in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    Don't forget your fish and ships.. We need you guys to stay alive.. Thank you.
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    smallreflection reacted to Chris_K in AD Guidelines and artboards   
    Hi ol4f
     
    Thanks for raising this. This is an issue we have already been made aware of previously
     
    Cheers
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Rendering issues: jagged edges / jaggies & antialiasing   
    Hi Miguel,
     
    This isn't a simple problem - or a simple answer...
     
    There's definitely something funny going on when layer effects enter the equation inside clips... I tried removing the layer effects and I get a lot better results, although the clip does add its own artefacts (as it does in all other vector software) but this is only visible at draw-time and never appears in the exported results: Take a look at this comparison table to see how the on-screen rendering differs from the exported image in both Affinity and Illustrator. It's worth noting that in Affinity you can choose to draw the (slower) exported version to the screen at all times by choosing the 'Use precise clipping' tick box in the 'Performance' section of 'Preferences' in Affinity.
     

     
    Basically, I don't think there's any terrible problem lurking here, but there's something strange happening with clipped effects that we'll have to look at...
     
    In the future, we could look at adjusting our choice of gamma for our antialiasing ramp (it has no performance implications, it just affects the way it looks) so that objects draw differently, or we could allow a per-object user-selectable choice for this gamma ramp so they can make objects smoother/sharper? I'm not sure about any of that though, I'll have to think on it and see how it all works after we've got the problem with clips and effects working properly... :)
     
    Cheers,
    Matt
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    smallreflection reacted to ChoboBot in Preventing jagged edges between shape objects   
    Please find the image attached.

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    smallreflection got a reaction from predick in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    One more strange thing I've noticed on and off (in 1.4 and 1.4.1) is sometimes when dragging or resizing a containing shape with "Locked Children" selected, the interior objects will occasionally (randomly) jitter and then move, disappearing, even if I move the containing shape back to its original location. If I open up the parent shape folder, I can still see the child layers nested inside, but they've randomly moved around the canvas, hidden because they're not within the visible shape area. Stranger still, pressing undo does nothing to return the child objects to their proper place within the parent masking shape. Sorry I don't have an example of this I can share but just thought I would note it. This isn't an issue on every attempt, but it is happening.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from predick in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    You guys are great! One feature request from something I just attempted to do for the first time—could support for gradients be added to global swatches?
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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.4.1 - Beta 1)   
    One more strange thing I've noticed on and off (in 1.4 and 1.4.1) is sometimes when dragging or resizing a containing shape with "Locked Children" selected, the interior objects will occasionally (randomly) jitter and then move, disappearing, even if I move the containing shape back to its original location. If I open up the parent shape folder, I can still see the child layers nested inside, but they've randomly moved around the canvas, hidden because they're not within the visible shape area. Stranger still, pressing undo does nothing to return the child objects to their proper place within the parent masking shape. Sorry I don't have an example of this I can share but just thought I would note it. This isn't an issue on every attempt, but it is happening.
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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.18 - RC8 GM3)   
    Hi waveman777,
    You are not being ignored. We are aware that some users prefer how the colour picker works in other apps and will eventually change/improve it. But there was other things taking priority. You can also access it pressing ⌥ (option/alt) and dragging the mouse a little when using the Brushes tools.
     
    Regarding your question, just go to menu View ▸ Reset Rotation
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    smallreflection reacted to spacemonkey in Enjoying What Affinity Designer Has To Offer.!   
    If i would ever need to brand my name, i would make it look something like this.


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    smallreflection reacted to Ros in Panic™ (Characters, gadgets and backgrounds)   
    Hey everyone! This is my first post here.
     
    In less than a year, Affinity has changed my workflow in ways I couldn't even imagine some time ago. Here it is, my first project developed entirely using Designer. 
     
    If you like it, feel free to check it out at Behance and show me some love :-)  https://www.behance.net/gallery/31974255/Panic
     
    Thanks!










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    smallreflection got a reaction from JFisher in AD and AP 1.4 is now out!   
    Excellent job, guys. A very solid update. Time for a big Christmas party on your end. :)
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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in AD and AP 1.4 is now out!   
    Excellent job, guys. A very solid update. Time for a big Christmas party on your end. :)
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    smallreflection got a reaction from KipV in AD and AP 1.4 is now out!   
    Excellent job, guys. A very solid update. Time for a big Christmas party on your end. :)
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.3.5.16 (RC6 - GM)   
    Hmm, that's not deliberate - it sounds like a very easily corrected bug, but we'll have to see how it looks in terms of uploading to Apple in time for the update... We're already risking quite a lot that it'll get reviewed fast enough to meet our deadline, so I'm not sure we can risk putting it back again by submitting another build (we submitted RC7 earlier today - it'll appear on here in a few minutes in theory...)
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    smallreflection reacted to retrograde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.18 - RC8 GM3)   
    Hi waveman777, not that this is a total fix for you but for me, as I was bugged by the eyedropper function as well starting out I do like the >copy from one object then command>shift>v to another object to inherit the original objects attributes, colour and effects workflow. This saved me from a world of frustration. I do find the eyedropper behaviour a bit awkward currently, but I think, I hope, some of these basics will be refined once the initial feature push has quieted down.
     
    While I find Designer's colouring, shading, effects toolset second to none, very good and more than adequate, I am still finding some of the basic pen tool drawing and path creating workflow not fully baked yet. ;) I do have hope though, and I appreciate Affinity's focus on the overall feature set right now to satisfy the exporting and artboard workflow. 
     
    Hang in there... the other guys had a 30 year head start.  :)
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.18 - RC8 GM3)   
    Purpose: Fixes 
    Status: Release Candidate - Gold Master (again!)
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it. Please note that if you use features which are only present in the Beta version then save your document, it will no longer open in the Mac App Store version.
     
    This is a Release Candidate and desperate last minute update build. It is our intention to submit this for review This has been submitted to Apple. We will obviously start adding more features again as soon as this update goes live.
     
    Fixes
     
    - Fix for width/height in Transform panel becoming unruly with Artboard selected - Fix for overprint in PDF export
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.3.5.16 (RC6 - GM)   
    Yes, just the command that gets acted upon when you reorder the layers - whether that be through dragging the layers in the Layers panel, or keyboard shortcuts (Cmd+Shift+Left/RightSquareBracket)
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.3.5.16 (RC6 - GM)   
    Purpose: Improvements / Fixes 
    Status: Release Candidate - Gold Master
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    To use this beta, simply download the file from the link given above and double-click on the file to open the installer. Follow the instructions to install the beta version. The beta sits alongside the Mac App Store version and will not interfere with it. Please note that if you use features which are only present in the Beta version then save your document, it will no longer open in the Mac App Store version.
     
    This is a Release Candidate build. It is our intention to submit this for review to Apple in the first week of December. Any help you could offer to stabilise and refine the product at this stage will be very gratefully received      :)  We won't be implementing any new features now for this version and we will be focusing on stabilising the product for the immediate future. We will obviously start adding more features again as soon as this update goes live.
     
    Improvements / Fixes
     
    - New samples and artist screens
    - Marching ants work properly when the canvas is rotated
    - Fix for HSL adjustment occasionally showing blown values
    - Stability fix for undo of layer re-ordering command saved in document history
    - Escape should now exit the blend options dialog
    - Snapping grids should act reliably in different artboards now
    - Fix for bitmap fill when applied to a pixel layer
    - Fix for path text having an invalid bounding box
    - Miscellaneous localisation fixes
     
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    smallreflection reacted to Dave Harris in Affinity Designer Customer Beta 1.3.5.16 (RC6 - GM)   
    No. We plan to do that eventually, but not soon.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.15 - RC5)   
    Thanks, Alex!   Just fixed the artboard snapping issue now - it'll be sorted for the next RC :)
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    smallreflection reacted to lexislav in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.15 - RC5)   
    Hi Affinty, RC5 looks pretty stable to me, thnx!
     
    few questions/tips about artboards:
     
    – when duplicating in layers menu, copy of artboard is placed over the original. Shouldn't it be moved to a free space on canvas?
    – when I copy object on artboard 1, then select artboard 2 and paste the objects, they are pasted over the artboard 1… I would really prefer to paste them inside the artboard 2, in the best case on the same relative position…
     
    an idea about colors:
    – would it be possible to define swatch color in different color spaces? Companies usually have visual identity manual with predefined colors in different spaces (and the values are usually not just transferred from rgb to cmyk). Would be very handy, if we can define let say AFFINITY BLUE in one swatch color with values for (RGB, CMYK, SPOT) and the correct values would be used according to output, screen etc. would be useful… :-) What I do right now when defining palate for client, I  make AFFINITY BLUE (RGB) swatch, and AFFINITY BLUE (CMYK) swatch. Or did I miss something how to handle this?
     
    Thax for making AD better and better, anyway!
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