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    smallreflection reacted to TonyB in Affinity Designer for Windows has launched!   
    OK, we actually think £29.99 is great value compared to our competitors but choice is always good.
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    smallreflection reacted to TonyB in Affinity Designer for Windows has launched!   
    Affinity has now become officially cross-platform with the launch of Affinity Designer for Windows. It was our trail-blazing first app, and since being launched on Mac the response we have had to it has been unbelievable. It’s consistently been the top paid-for design app on Mac since launch, we’ve won a coveted Apple Design Award and there have been thousands of 5-star customer reviews on the Mac App Store.
     
    For many designers, Affinity Designer has become their go-to app for everything from creating concept art, print projects, logos and icons to UI design, web graphics and mock-ups. And because Affinity Designer on Windows matches the Mac version feature-for-feature, PC users can now experience the same thrilling speed, incredible tools and supreme accuracy which has given Affinity Designer that formidable reputation.
     
    For more information about the launch go here. Product information and how to buy click here.
     
    Many thanks
    Team Affinity.
     
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    smallreflection reacted to ONSO in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5.0 - Beta 11)   
    Today was a good day in the world of Affinity. We got the latest version of Designer and now the latest and greatest for Photo. Thanks! We truly appreciate all the hard work. 
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5.0 - Beta 11)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: Fixes, improvements
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 11 Here

    This is a beta of a substantial change to our codebase and as much as we have tried to ensure the quality of the code, it should be 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 in which you may be adversely affected by the application failing. In addition it is definitely worth noting that files created in Affinity Photo 1.5 cannot be opened in Photo 1.4 so always make a copy of your important documents before opening them in 1.5 to ensure you do not accidentally overwrite them and are unable to open them in your 1.4 version.

    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.

    It's also worth noting that this beta is completely file-format compatible with the recently released Affinity Designer 1.5.3 in the Mac App Store - although the above disclaimer still applies!

    Improvements & Fixes

    - New preferences options (under Colour) for handling of OpenEXR (separate alpha, post-divide alpha, perturb zero alpha).
    - Layered OpenEXR files were coming in upside down (layer-wise). Fixed.
    - OpenEXR import should default to a transparent background.
    - Fixed big problems when trying to use any brush-based tool on more than one layer at once.
    - Fixed clone tool hiding the source marker under while dragging.
    - Information panel now shows alpha values.
    - Fixed issues when importing TIFF with malformed DPI tag.
    - Improved X3F focus-pixel removal for more modern cameras.
    - General Tone Mapping stability improvements.
    - Respect tone curve preference when doing HDR Merge, Focus Merge.
    - Develop now properly respects user-chosen profile defaults.
    - Focus and HDR merge now respects user-chosen profile defaults.
    - Fixed further crash issues with the Font dropdown.
    - Improvements to numerous filter which use Gaussian samplers.
    - Fixed more issues with badly formed TIFF being loaded as RAW (sigh).
    - Fixed importing of PSD gradient map adjustments.
    - Alt-Click on the “Add mask” button in the layers panel to add an empty mask.
    - Disabled buttons in Macro panel when no document is loaded.
    - Fixed LZW decompression bugs when importing PDF.
    - Fixed Lighting filter in CMYK.
    - Fixed spurious history items when using freehand selection tool.
    - Fixed magnetic selection bugs.
    - Fixed redraw issues with freehand selection tool.
    - Fixed weird 32bit bounding issues with Gaussian samplers.
    - Improved panorama alignment.
    - Numerous PSD import / export improvements.
    - Gradient tool now works on 32bit masks.
    - Show bad equations in red when using Equations filter (incomplete).
    - Avoid crashes when “Resize Pixel Art Document” is used on massive documents.
    - Improved macro panel icons.
    - Ctrl-Alt drag in brush tools should be limited to 4096, not 1024.
    - Fixed issues where Live Filter panel would not reflect opacity, blend mode correctly.
    - The “red button” should never auto-commit filters.
    - Fixed more white scroll bar bugs in macOS Sierra.
    - OpenEXR can now be exported from non-32bit documents.
    - Fixed terrible “Save with History” problems when user has deleted from a layer using a pixel selection (sorry!).
    - Fixed crash in Apply Image when using equations in LAB format.
    - Macro recorder can now record “Resize Document”.
    - Numerous minor cosmetic improvements.
    - Numerous other small stability improvements.

    - Improved localisations.
    - Improved help.

    Unfortunately, the “Link Layers” feature has missed the cut - as has the “Pause Macro” feature. Apologies for this - we will try to get them into a beta as soon as possible after Photo 1.5 has shipped.

    Photo will go to RC at the start of next week. We are still working on a number of bugs / improvements until then.



    Thanks again for taking the time to use this beta!

    Affinity Photo Team :ph34r:
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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 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 reacted to TonyB in ** Important Designer Mac 1.5.2 Update Notice **   
    If your presets are gone then the only way to get them back would be through any backups you have previously made. We are so very sorry that this has happened and we submitted a fixed version to the Mac AppStore as soon as we found the problem. The only thing we can say is it will never happen again but I completely understand why you are angry.
     
    Hopefully the new version will be in the App Store soon so other people can avoid the problem.
     

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    smallreflection reacted to TonyB in ** Important Designer Mac 1.5.2 Update Notice **   
    UPDATE: Affinity Designer 1.5.3 is now available on the Mac App Store and fixes the problems described in this thread.
     
    *** PLEASE NOTE *** We have just noticed a problem with the latest Mac AppStore Designer update (ver 1.5.2) and are working to resolve it have resolved it.
     
    Running this update will reset any brushes, styles, text styles, swatches, keyboard shortcut customization and workspace layout you may have added.
     
    We are extremely sorry about this and will have a fix available within the next 24 hours.
     
    If you have installed the new update and have customised any settings then please don't run Designer until we have deployed a replacement update (Designer ver 1.5.3). 
     
    Alternatively we have a workaround available to save the presets for those users that have updated but haven't opened the app yet.
     
    Again, we are very sorry and will make sure this never happens again.
     
     
    UPDATE: Affinity Designer 1.5.3 is now available on the Mac App Store and fixes the problems described in this thread.
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    smallreflection reacted to kasperrubin in [AD] Dedicated pattern tool   
    Hey, I'm looking for a way to create patterns easily, but it seems a little complicated to step-and-repeat, then mask and mask again to create a pattern. And what if I create a bigger object that the pattern? 
     
    Is there plans to make a similar tool like Illustrator, where you simply create one object and the tool show the pattern surrounding and how it comes together?
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    smallreflection reacted to arkinien in [Multi] Need to "see" bleed   
    Why not?
     
    Because that solution works great, but only if you don't use artboards... "Disabling Clip to Canvas" becomes "disable" the second you create one artboard.
     
    You then you either have to guess your bleed, or export to see if you filled the area properly.
     
    Bummer. I have hope.
     
    Any workaround yet?
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    smallreflection reacted to red7digital in [Multi] Need to "see" bleed   
    Hello,
     
    I'd love to see the feature whereby once you have added a bleed, you can visibly see it as a guide bordering the document exactly it's done on Illustrator. 
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    smallreflection reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5.0 - Beta 10)   
    Playing with Equations by Andy and noise functions by Ben!
    Thanks both!  :)
     
    This is a stupid one, improved and can be used starting from a 50% grey or pure black
    Set Extend Mode to:
     
    Full for a solid background Zero for alpha x = (c/(a))*noise2(sin(a*(x+y)),b*y) y = (c/(a))*noise4(b*x,sin(a*(y+x))) C = Depth
    A = Randomness of fibers (Tartan > A > Canvas)
    B = Scale
     
     
    This is the final seamless texture, suitable for tiling or brushwork
     

     
    Enjoy!  :)
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    smallreflection got a reaction from KipV in Why not Merge - Designer / Photo   
    If it keeps Affinity trucking along smoothly, I would happily pay $100 or more for the individual apps as they are! :D
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    smallreflection reacted to Dave Harris in Non-destructive editing/warping?   
    I'm sorry, but true vector warp is one of the tools we've not implemented yet. It's on our roadmap and hopefully will get done over the next year or so.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from neild in Transformations of multiple objects   
    A big +1 for this for me as well, although I can live without it in the meantime. "Transform each" when making individual selections (vs. selection of a group) is default functionality in Sketch and some other apps, and it is quite handy—it could potentially just be a checkbox option in the Transform panel to toggle on and off.
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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 reacted to paolo.limoncelli in DAUB Pencils   
    Thank you!
    You're all welcome!
     
    This is a quick and dirty sample made using the 2B Shading small and 2B Sharpened
     

     
    The 2B sharpened features size jitter with Angle variation, strokes are more dynamic and both sketching and results feel more "analog".
    Paper texture embedded comes from an hi-res scan, made seamless to avoid tiling issues.
     
    But now let me see some of your art pieces!
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    smallreflection reacted to Bauke in Spot colors not appearing in TIFF and EPS   
    Hi Chris
     
    Thanks for your reply. As it's now a feature request, I'll add some arguments for implementing this.
    – Next to PDF, many still expect their logo to be delivered in TIFF and EPS in Pantone colours. The new batch-export in Designer is a joy to work with when exporting logos, but yesterday I had to remove the TIFF and EPS options from the workflow because they lost their spot colours.
    – When preparing bitmap artwork (like an illustration) to be incorporated in a layout for offset/letterpress/silkscreen, I think for many a TIFF would be the first choice file. In that case, spot colours are indispensable.
     
    Thanks for considering!
    Bauke
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    smallreflection reacted to Chris_K in Spot colors not appearing in TIFF and EPS   
    Hi Bauke
     
    Thanks for raising this. We only do spot colours in PDF at the moment hence why none of the other formats produce them. I wouldn't say that this is a bug, more a feature request to have spot colours enabled for the other compatible formats so I am moving this to the feature request section
     
    Cheers
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 4)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: Fixes, improvements
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 4 Here
     
    This is an early beta of a substantial change to our codebase and as much as we have tried to ensure the quality of the code, it should be 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 you may be adversely affected by the application failing. In addition it is definitely worth noting that files created in Affinity 1.5 cannot be opened in 1.4 so always make a copy of your important documents before opening them in 1.5 to ensure you do not accidentally overwrite them and are unable to open them in your 1.4 version.
     
    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.
     
    Improvements & Fixes
     
    - Improved supported RAW cameras - including cameras with X-Pro2 sensors. - Fixed issues where resized layers could not be painted on. - Fixed Apple Core Image RAW engine on macOS Sierra. - Fixed failure to write metadata. - Implemented Live Perspective Projection. - Fixed crashes with some Live Filters. - Added a couple of missing icons. - More macOS Sierra improvements. - Improvements to HSL adjustment when in HSV mode. - Improved curves adjustment when switching between colour models. - Fixed “Edit -> Paste FX” issues. - Fixed “Edit In” extension (you will need the latest macOS Sierra beta). - Photo can now load and store the extra channels from PSD files. - Increased the exposure adjustment range - and made the slider non-linear. - Don’t quit the app when batch jobs are still running. - Added more export options to batch dialog. - Improved 32-bit Preview panel. - Improved Tone Mapping performance. - Improved feedback when tone mapping, HDR Merging and Focus Stacking. - Improved hit testing for text objects, plus clicking in text tools will now always prefer text objects when selecting. - Fix for text wrapping behaviour with unclosed frames. - Re-enabled ability to export metadata in File->Export->More. - Document palettes are now available from the fill flyout. - HSL slider mode in the Colour Chooser now correctly updates the colour box to show the chosen Saturation level. - Miscellaneous other small fixes.   Thanks again for taking the time to use this beta!   Affinity Photo Team    :ph34r:
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    smallreflection reacted to evtonic3 in Transformations of multiple objects   
    A Transform each would be excellent. Similar to AI function, giving options in scale, rotation, skew, etc.
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    smallreflection reacted to ronniemcbride in Designer/After Effects workflow   
    You could use motion to animate screens. but maybe you should consider a tool that was meant for that purpose and gives you the ability to also have some interactivity  which would get you closer to the feel of the real thing. Maybe something like http://principleformac.com/
    I sure there a pc equivalent out there too I just dont know offthe top of my head. 
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    smallreflection reacted to ALx in Shape export to Apples Motion   
    I'd say this could be a perfect case for a plugin. However, considering the current roadmap, it's unlikely we will see plugin functionality in AD/AP v1.x. Hopefully in v2.0 because Adobe introduced plugins in Photoshop 2.0 and Affinity can't be worse!  :D
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 3)   
    Thanks MBd,
     
    The white scrollbars are pesky :) They only affect Sierra and I've been hunting them all week - I'll get that one fixed :)
     
    The curves thing is logged - it's on my hit list..
     
    Macros are still very much a work in progress - we dedicated a little time this week to fixing a few old bugs which people were getting frustrated with ;)
     
    Andy.
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Batch job - afphoto files   
    Hi,
     
    Yep - both of those things will become available during the beta :)
     
    Thanks,
     
    Andy.
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