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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 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 MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 4)   
    hahaha!!!
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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 Patrick Connor in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 4)   
    Geez guys it's just a Beta ;) ;).
     
    Many Congrats from all of us here too Matt,
     
    and here's to the next one... ;)
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    smallreflection reacted to Leafdancing in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 4)   
    Congratulations!
     

     
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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 4)   
    Lol. Welcome back Matt  :)
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 4)   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Stability & Critical fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5.2 Beta 4 Here
     
    This beta is intended to fix any critical issues found in the current App Store version and should be considered to be more stable than the App Store product.
     
    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.
     
    Fixes:
    Enabled 32bit documents and associated studio UI (including OCIO) Resizing documents should scale guides and slices as appropriate so they appear to be in the correct location Fix for Mountain Lion in the new Export Persona (panels disappear completely and the app becomes unstable) EPS export improvements with thin lines and mitre joins Fixes for Text Styles (editing 'No Style' and clicking in certain areas of the style preview) OpenType tweaks Print speed improvements Fix for being able to measure between siblings inside groups and containers, also being able to measure immediate children of a container and between selected object and its ancestors. When space is tight, the measurements now appear out-of-line rather than scaling too small to be usable. Improved error reporting when opening PSD files Fix for PDF import of Japanese fonts Shortcut for soft-return is now shift+return Fix for issues seen when bleeds are unequal on different sides Fix for issues seen when trying to output selected areas to PDF and accidentally generating multi-page PDFs Automatic slice rectangle calculations should not include the layer effect inflation from the parents Improved output-path validation for Export Persona Added 32bit PSD export Added EXR/HDR export Initial support for new Touch Bar on MacBook Pro Added Polygonal and Magnetic lasso selection modes Fix for Fonts list jiggling around at times when moving up/down in the list Fix for copying groups within Symbols causing 'the beginning of the end' Had a baby daughter so wasn't around much Miscellaneous other fixes and improvements
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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 reacted to 00Ghz in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5.2 - Beta 3)   
    What about the other critical bugs such as copy/paste, grouping etc. ? :)
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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 reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - RC1)   
    Status: Release Candidate
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download: 1.5 RC1 Here (Updated at 15:31 BST to include a few extra bits)
     
    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 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.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    macOS Sierra improvements (some dialogs were not getting their input boxes auto-selected which was a nuisance) Sharpen Tool (in Pixel Persona) now correctly performs Blur when holding down Alt/Option Auto-selecting layers with the new Preferences item won't force expansion of selected group nodes now Updated Assets Fix for colour conversion issue seen when copy/pasting a placed image which is of a different colour profile to the document Layer effects now allow the user to type in values in different units (points, inches, etc) Huge performance increase for marquee selection of objects in multi-artboard documents Correctly import miter limit in SVG documents PDF import and export of transparency groups should be much improved now Aligning objects in a symbol instance failed to redraw the newly aligned objects in other symbol instances Better logic for dragging out an Asset with constraints on it while Cmd is held PSD export of raster clipping masks improved PSD import fixes and improvements relating to solid white layers and being able to optimise and just use an opaque white document instead Slice Tool should respond to Escape correctly now Fix for occasional Symbol issue manifesting as the detachment of all attributes when only one is changed EPS and PDF import now generate documents with better structure when a large number of children nodes are imported Draw 'thin' lines in a visually nicer way Fix for crash when creating a Compound from a constrained object Fix for releasing compounds causing objects to move around if the contained objects had constraints Fix for solid fills not applying to pixel layers Pasted text should work correctly with text styles now Temporarily removed 32bit document format and functionality as this has not received enough testing coverage to release Fix for constrained objects in symbols acting strangely Miscellaneous other small fixes
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    smallreflection got a reaction from ronnyb in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Only suggested change to the "Show selected layer in layers panel" is when first selecting a group not having it auto-expand in the layers panel until you actually drill down to a child layer. Anyone else second this?
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Tekikou in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Only suggested change to the "Show selected layer in layers panel" is when first selecting a group not having it auto-expand in the layers panel until you actually drill down to a child layer. Anyone else second this?
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    smallreflection reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    This is a speed booster!
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    smallreflection reacted to Herojas93 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Performance greatly increased for multi-artboard documents when creating/adjusting objects/properties
     

    Good!!!!

    The graphics performance is very good now.

     

    Thanks so much!!!

     

    Great work Matt

     

    P.S. The problem remains with the selection tool. I've posted a new video at my original post
     
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Sorry about that, but the links aren't ready yet - they'll go live soon :)
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    smallreflection got a reaction from anon1 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    A minor (but initial impression) thing, but I've noticed the "UI kit," "See what's new," and "View Tutorials" featured images/links in the new Welcome dialogue aren't opening any links. :|
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    I'm not sure I understand what you are saying...?
     
    'Snap to cente' is an extension of snapping to bounding box - i.e., snapping to the centre of the bounding box.  You will have to demonstrate the problem where snapping to edge of the bounding box is causing you a problem when trying to snap to the centre. I have not seen another app that only snaps to centre, but I have seen a few that only snap to the outer bounds of an object.  So, we have that option.
     
    What do you mean by "threshold"?  Are you referring to the snapping tolerance?  That just defines the distance in screen pixels at which you want things to snap when editing.  It is really a metric for defining how 'responsive' or 'active' snapping behaves.  Lower values for tolerance will require you to move objects more closely or precisely before they snap, higher values will make it snap more readily.  It is also not a value in terms of document units - it is always in screen space and is entirely independent of zoom levels or document units.
     
    And, trust me, the snapping tool is getting a lot of attention.
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    smallreflection reacted to Clayton in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Symbols and constraints are great, but now there's a new contender for my favorite 1.5 feature. :D  Thanks so much for including this!
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