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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Enhancements for UI design and general feature requests   
    Hi Mike,
     
    Thanks for joining the forum and sharing your thoughts :)  I'm very interested to hear your experiences because our sights are about to squarely focus on UI designers in the near future by adding all the missing features required for this demographic to Designer. I don't know if you'd fancy trying the Affinity Designer Beta or not, but there have been a lot of tweaks and enhancements (Force Pixel Alignment button on the top toolbar in particular which will sort out your half-pixel snapping issues) and this may make you much more productive...
     
    The beta is a stable, dependable product so don't be overly wary of it, just because it has the word Beta in the title - it's simply a means of allowing customers access to new features and bug-fixes without having to wait for the App Store submission process! ;)
     
    You can often use Power Duplicate for tasks such as those described in number 2 in your list - although that's only an interim solution at present as we'll have proper control for this in the future...
     
    You can add styles already if that would help? Just right-click your object and choose "Create Style" and it'll appear in the Styles panel. Select a new object and click the style to apply it.
     
    We'll definitely refer back to your list as we make progress, thanks
    Matt
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    smallreflection got a reaction from techtone in Steam Court painting   
    Not 100% done, but this is a portion of a new art piece done by commission for an upcoming card game. All painting done in Affinity Photo Beta. So far it's been fantastic with few hiccups. The new beta does seem a bit friendlier to my Wacom as well. :)
     
    More updates will pop up at SteamCourt.com soon!

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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in Steam Court painting   
    Not 100% done, but this is a portion of a new art piece done by commission for an upcoming card game. All painting done in Affinity Photo Beta. So far it's been fantastic with few hiccups. The new beta does seem a bit friendlier to my Wacom as well. :)
     
    More updates will pop up at SteamCourt.com soon!

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    smallreflection reacted to ronniemcbride in Vector Metal Effect   
    This was all done with text, vectors, and layer efffects.
     

     

     

     
    Watch the video here
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    smallreflection reacted to Homerus in Me and a friend as military officers from the 1800's   
    Some quick editing with Affinity Photo, just for fun.
     
     
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Public Beta (1.1.2.23663)   
    Purpose: Features / Improvements / Fixes
    Status: Beta
    Requirements: None
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    New beta sign-ups: https://affinity.serif.com/photo
    Update: Run the app to get the link
     
    EDIT: Uploaded new build (23663) to correct brush issues - apologies for the inconvenience.
     
    Features / Improvements / Fixes
     
    - Inpainting improvements for CMYK mode. - Selection refinement improvements. - Patch tool improvements, especially CMYK. - JPEG / PNG DPI imported correctly. - Crop tool improvements - including absolute sizes and presets. - Develop supports import profile as well as output. - Develop exposure is in stops, not %. - Significant help improvements. - Perspective tool - history and clipping support. - White balance has a tint slider. - 8bit LAB TIFF import support. - Fixed many adjustments which were applying incorrectly in CMYK mode. - Fixed bugs importing read-only images. - Brush resizing improvements. - Resize document / Resize canvas improvements. - Can set defaults for new documents. - Pen tablet improvements. - Assorted text improvements. - Floating UI panels will drag right-snapped as well as below-snapped panels. - Many localisation improvements. - Many new cursors and icons. - Undo redo menu items include descriptions. - Flood select / fill tool improvements. - New “Edge Aware” brush in develop. - Numerous stability and performance improvements.
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    smallreflection reacted to Dave Harris in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Thanks for reporting this. It'll be fixed in the next beta/RC.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Hi Smallreflection!
     
    Nice drawing! :) Is there any chance you'd send it to us at support@seriflabs.com and I can pass this to Dave who wrote the new EPS exporter so he can have a look - it could be something that is very trivial to fix and would obviously be great to get sorted at this point :)
     
    Thanks!
    Matt
     
     
    EDIT: Just noticed that you've already sent it - thank you! :D
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Thanks for that! I'll take a look and hopefully I can find something out! :)  Incidentally, I've got a Cintiq 13HD too, so I doubt that's the key :)
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    smallreflection reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Just to let you know, I've checked in a fix for this, so it should be available as part of the next release.
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    smallreflection reacted to TonyB in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Tony Brightman. I head the SerifLabs team that have been developing the new Affinity range of applications. We have been deep in research for 4 years but it's now time to show the world.

     

    TonyB

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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Matt Priestley and I'm one of the Affinity developers. I'll try to help out on any topic, but particularly anything relating to tools, views and document drawing as they're the bits I'm mostly responsible for writing.
     
    Feel free to join me and introduce yourself, too! :)
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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in Node and move tool selection options?   
    Actually, in the current beta so far this problem seems to have stopped for me! :) Now when I select a layer and drag over individual points with the node selection tool I can click on one of those active nodes and drag the multiple nodes that I selected. Maybe I was doing something wrong—not sure.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Hi Markus,
     
    Your second question is much easier to answer, so I'll start with that one... Basically, when you change your document's colour profile you will by default be set to convert to the other profile. The mapping specified by your source and destination profiles chooses the colour values we give to your objects afterwards. This means that when you choose to convert to Generic CMYK that your document's profile will become the Generic CMYK profile and all your colours will be converted (i.e. modified) to become their best representations in the new profile as specified by the mapping from source to destination profile. If you do not want to perform this conversion (and you are basically saying that you don't) then just change it to assign, not convert. This sets the document profile but leaves the colours alone. I don't believe there are any issues here, it all works faultlessly in my trials.
     
    Your first question about EPS import colour is simply because we can export CMYK colours to an EPS, but when we read an EPS file there is nothing in it to say what colour space it was meant to be in, so it defaults to an RGB space. We can probably be smarter in the future and guess that it was meant to be a CMYK document, but this isn't a quick fix... When Illustrator writes an EPS file, it writes an 'Illustrator EPS' file with an embedded Illustrator file at the top of its stream so that it can get back to exactly the document you were working with in a seamless way - but we have no way of reading this embedded Illustrator stream. The PDF file does contain information of its intended document format, so when we open the PDF file we can correctly set the document's colour format, which is why it appears to work as intended.
     
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    smallreflection reacted to Hokusai in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    MattP,
     
    Great, thanks for all the hard work! I noticed it in the last beta but I wanted to say thanks for adding the "Paste Style" option, very handy! I also like the "Find in Layer Panel" as well. I'm still hoping that you guys will add a "Hide" and "Show All" short cut sometime! Keep up the great work! 
     
    Hokusai
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    smallreflection reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Hi smallreflection, we've setup an Apache WebDav server, and connected to it using the built in Mac OS X client, and I can confirm the error message that you're seeing.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Hi Smallreflection,
     
    I mentioned in the other thread but you might not have spotted it - we'd like to get to the bottom of this, but obviously don't get this behaviour here so can't reproduce it. Could you help us by telling us what kind of network share it is? Is it running on an OS X Server machine or a Windows/Linux machine? Anything you could tell us about it might help :)
     
    Thanks!
    Matt
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta RC2 (1.1.2.23562)   
    Purpose: Improvements, Features, Fixes
    Status: Release Candidate
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: https://s3.amazonaws...stomer Beta.dmg
     
    We intend to update the currently available Mac App Store product in the near future and will produce the binary for this from the current beta. We feel that we have added a great many new features and bug fixes and would like to get these into the hands of the majority of our customers. We are aware that not every bug has been fixed but we have to commit to updating the App Store version as long as we are not introducing any regressions in functionality or usability. For now, our focus must be on making sure the features included in this release candidate build are as stable and robust as possible, so we will not be adding any new features until we have released this version. We would appreciate it greatly if you are able to spend some time looking at this release candidate version and thoroughly testing it, letting us know any issues that you are having with it so we can prioritise our time to tend to as much as possible.
     
    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.
     
    Documents made in this version will not be openable in older versions of Affinity Designer. This change was necessary in order to ensure a consistent baseline for our file format for the Affinity Photo Beta. When we update the Mac App Store version it will upgrade to this new archive version number too so will not be an issue in the future.   Improvements, Features, Fixes   - Fix for ‘text in points’ logic error
    - Automatic panel resizing logic added to cope with translated strings that were becoming cropped
    - Performance improvement for non-RGB8 colour formats
    - Fix for Transform panel changes ignoring any ‘nudge’ adjustments previously made with the arrow keys
    - Improved cursors for Gradient Tool, Transparency Tool, Vector Crop Tool and shadow offset tools
    - Path Text tweaks - support for filler text, many speed improvements
    - Removed visible ’focus’ highlight on the line page style buttons
    - Reduced the level of danger implied by the warning given when saving history with documents
    - Completely changed the way we deal with high-DPI documents. There is now no ‘retina’ checkbox and all documents for physical devices are specified in points with a given DPI.
    - Fix for hit-testing issues with the colour wheel and ‘recent’ colours in the Swatches panel
    - Fix for a few Layers panel issues - Shift-Click on a thumbnail works as expected to multi-select the rows again and dragging a layer to the New Layer button now duplicates the layer again.
    - Text context toolbar now has live preview enabled for its Leading control
    - Correctly read DPI information from PNG files when we load them
    - Hopefully improved the speed of opening the Character panel when you have many fonts installed
    - PDF import improvements
    - Fix for Divide boolean operation creating the wrong results and/or crashing
    - Fix for Pixel Persona menu items being in a different order to the Draw Persona menu items
    - Fix for changing a line’s pressure profile not remembering each Undo step correctly
    - Fix for entering a Hex colour not always producing the correct colour
    - Improved the user experience when dealing with documents which take a long time to draw (typically very effect-heavy documents)
     
       
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    smallreflection got a reaction from G-F-H in Self portrait   
    Self portrait done in Affinity Photo, with default drawing brushes, a bit of Daub's gouache brushes, and a smattering of fine texture on top. Currently using AP for a big client illustration project—it's been a joy to use.

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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Node and move tool selection options?   
    Hi smallreflection,
    That is the default behaviour for the Mac App Store version (1.1.2) until it is updated again. To select an object no matter the layer it's contained in, press Edit All Layers button on the bottom left of the Layers panel, otwerwise you can only select objects from the layer selected in the Layers panel as you discovered.
     
    In the latest beta this now works the other way around: you can select any object from any layer without constraints by default. The same button on the Layers panel will now constrain the selection to the objects contained in the selected layer.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Roscografik in Self portrait   
    Self portrait done in Affinity Photo, with default drawing brushes, a bit of Daub's gouache brushes, and a smattering of fine texture on top. Currently using AP for a big client illustration project—it's been a joy to use.

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    smallreflection got a reaction from penwiper in Self portrait   
    Self portrait done in Affinity Photo, with default drawing brushes, a bit of Daub's gouache brushes, and a smattering of fine texture on top. Currently using AP for a big client illustration project—it's been a joy to use.

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    smallreflection reacted to TomM1 in This is wonderful   
    Just found out about this software and have spent a couple of hours getting familiar with the tools.
    You are probably tired of seeing the term "Photoshop killer" but this is it!
    Some impressions:
    Like-
    CMYK.
    16 bit.
    Liquify tool.
    Various previews such as scrolling through fonts after typing text.
    The mesh warp.
    The way that panning works.
    Soft proof adjustment layer.
    Save with history.
    And much more.
     
    Would like to see-
    Actions.
    Option to show clipping in the levels adjustment.
    I don't need to see "set visibility" in the history palette.
    A hex# field in the CMYK color picker as in the RGB hex picker.
    Layer from selection, CMND+J
    In the camera raw module, white balance presets like daylight, shade etc.
    Also a numerical temperature field next to the white balance slider.
    Grey eyedropper.
     
     
    Thank you.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from deeds in Customisable Shortcuts, Please!   
    I second this. I know it'd be a bit tricky considering personas, but customizing (and adding) keyboard shortcuts is a must for me as a professional just for speed of workflow. 
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    smallreflection reacted to deeds in Customisable Shortcuts, Please!   
    For absolutely everything. 
     
    And the ability to save them to a file, so can then import them into another machine.
     
    kthnxbye
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