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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 15)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 15 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 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:
    Improved PSD import (gradient maps) Added option (in Preferences) to always show the selected item in the Layers panel when selection changes Pasting a selection which includes Symbols into a different document should now make sure Symbols are created in the other document. Pasting a selection containing many instances of the same symbol into a different document also ensures they are connected to each other. Detaching a Symbol leaves the object in a state where it can be made into another Symbol now Document snapshots should work properly with Text Styles that were available at that time in history Export Persona's 'Export Selected' now says 'Export N Slices' (where N is the number of slices selected to export - hopefully a little more clear now) Improved slider performance for some Adjustments (particularly when using a Wacom or similar) Crash fix for Character panel Performance greatly increased for multi-artboard documents when creating/adjusting objects/properties Fix for terrible rendering issue I accidentally introduced that caused some objects to export incorrectly Fix for Navigator's viewpoints being disabled accidentally PDF export improved (outputting Symbol fonts with certain characters) Snapping should work for Guides now Fix for Line width on Context Toolbar not updating past a certain size (oops) Hopefully improved file read/write stability across network shares Miscellaneous other small fixes
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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 HYR in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 14)   
    Thanks Affinity Folks for all of your hard work. I'm looking forward to the new version. But, I'm still hoping for one feature in particular. I'd love it if that when you select a layer on the artboard/document that it would display the same layer in the layers panel. So that means scroll to the right position and expand any groups to show me the layer I selected.
     
    Sketch does this very well and it's such a time saver. Having to go and find a layer I'm working on slows work down. And if you don't want it to be the default behavior, perhaps adding it as a preference to make it the default? Any chance of this making into the 1.5 release? Thanks.
     
    Note: the functionality exists in the context menu "Find in Layers Panel"... I just want it as the default behavior (or a way to make it the default behavior).
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    smallreflection reacted to Andrew Tang in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 14)   
    There won't be any massive changes to Designer from now on. No new features nor major UI changes, just mainly bug fixes as we get it to a stable state for release in the near future. If you are lucky, I think Andy is releasing a new build of Photo later today with some fancy things in it...
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 14)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 14 Here
     
     
    EDITED TO ADD: I have just (at 4pm BST) uploaded a new version of Beta 14 that will continue to run if you upgrade to Affinity 1.4.3 which is due to be released on 20th September in order to provide better compatibility with macOS Sierra. It is identical to the earlier download in all other respects. If you are not receiving a warning that there is a newer version then you already have this most recent version.
     
     
    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:
    New Welcome Screen - currently not displaying content but it should start working properly early next week New samples Improvements to 32bit documents and unbounded colours (and colour picker) Taking a line down to zero width, then growing it again now keeps the original line colour Fix for Colour Picker Tool in macOS Sierra Fix for double-clicking the selected row in the Layers Panel causing the incorrect behaviour PDF export fixes (transparency usage and clipping issues) - hopefully also made CorelDraw-compatible PDFs SVG export fix for exporting transformed images Miscellaneous other small fixes
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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 MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 12)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 12 Here
     
     
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    PLEASE BE AWARE - If you have not already run Beta 9, 10 or 11, this version will reset all your settings. If you have already run Beta 9, 10 or 11 then it will not. Please make sure that if you have created any palettes, styles, assets, brushes, etc in the current beta that you export them in the current version first BEFORE installing this beta otherwise you will lose them. This was unfortunately necessary for the Beta 9 build and should hopefully not be required again.
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    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:
    Added preferences item for whether the use prefers 'Scrubby zoom' or 'Marquee zoom' Added snapping for text height when creating Artistic Text objects Image exports that exceed the maximum dimensions of that file format are now scaled to fit, rather than cropped to the maximum dimensions Colour panel now has a special mode available only in 32bit documents (not finished at present) Ungroup All should not be ungrouping Symbols that were contained in the structure Initialise the first artboard with any guides currently applied to the document Added check for small mouse movement prior to showing measuring tools - this avoids the overly-intrusive Cmd behaviour at present Fixed PSD export of vector texture-stroked lines Fixed PSD import of 16bit documents Fixed TIFF import of 16bit images Fix for editing curves inside a compound object that is part of a symbol Advanced Navigator mode now correctly disables/enables the rename/remove options as appropriate Fix for creating symbols from within existing symbols Editing guides with the Guides Manager should now work correctly with many artboards Fix for colour picker showing incorrectly if the user holds Alt during a spacebar-pan Improved snapping performance with heavily nested document structures Fixed being unable to add text over pixel layers Miscellaneous other small fixes
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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 retrograde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 11)   
    krollian,
     
    I agree, plus everyone has a different reason for using the app. I am mostly interested in illustration, not so much UI or layout type work so I gravitate to those features that tick the boxes I'm interested in...  The important thing I see and what makes Serif a little different than most, is that the guys and gals doing the hard work are listening to their users and creating something that ticks their boxes as well, creating something that is more than the sum of it's parts.  :)
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 11)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 11 Here
     
     
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PLEASE BE AWARE - If you have not already run Beta 9 or 10, this version will reset all your settings. If you have already run Beta 9 or 10 then it will not. Please make sure that if you have created any palettes, styles, assets, brushes, etc in the current beta that you export them in the current version first BEFORE installing this beta otherwise you will lose them. This was unfortunately necessary for the Beta 9 build and should hopefully not be required again.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
       
    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:
    Hopefully resolved issues relating to document's reporting they are already open or have a restore file available 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 PSD import/export improvements Improved performance for 32bit HDR document format Fixed raster painting on transformed pixel layers Re-enabled ability to export metadata in File->Export->More Assorted macOS Sierra visual fixes Added 'Paste FX' menu item Enter Node Tool after hitting the 'Convert to Curves' button Slice names now update when Artboard names change Document palettes are now available from the fill flyout Fix for export using incorrect aspect ratio if an artboard is selected and the size of the output is modified Fix for Pencil tool leaving artefacts if 'Use Fill' is selected HSL slider mode in the Colour Chooser now correctly updates the colour box to show the chosen Saturation level Vector export improvements relating to composites and PDF printers marks Fix for lines with square caps invalidating the wrong area and leaving trails on the screen Deleting a node in the Node Tool can now use the old method (by pressing Delete) or the new method that maintains shape by pressing Alt/Option + Delete Miscellaneous other small fixes
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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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    smallreflection reacted to R C-R in [Beta 10] Still some save/restore issues   
    In the beta 9 release notes MattP said "Hopefully resolved file save/restore issues seen when starting from a 'recovery file.'"
     
    I am still seeing what I think is that bug in the beta 10 release, but I cannot pin down exactly what triggers it. What I sometimes see is the 'file in use by another app' notice when I try to reopen an AD file when no other app has it open.
     
    As best as I can tell, this occurs only if I make some change in the AD file & then close it with the 'Don't save changes' option. But that alone doesn't trigger the notice when I try to reopen the file -- there has to be some other step(s) between closing the file with unsaved changes & opening it again.
     
    I know this is a bug & that no other app is using the file because simply quitting & restarting AD beta 10 eliminates the notice & I can reopen the file without problems.
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    smallreflection reacted to ianrobertdouglas in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 10)   
    I still have an issue when trying to reopen a file I've closed. It's the same whether I drag to app, go "Open Recent" or just Open and navigate to the file. I get this:
     

     
    And then I get something like this, no matter which option above I choose:
     

     
    The only way forward from there is to quit the Beta and reopen it.
     
    Can someone please weigh in on this? It's been like this for the last three betas.
     
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    smallreflection reacted to bogarguz in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 10)   
    In Draw persona, if I finish my design and go to File/Export, I get troubles with the Export settings. The buttons Cancel, More and Export sometimes do not work. I have to click back and forth between formats, and suddenly More works, but then if i close it and try to reopen, it does not work.
     
    Also my customs setting for PDF printing were erased from the list of options in Export.
     
    I know you will fix this. Thank you very much in advanced.
     
    Bogar
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    smallreflection got a reaction from rui_mac in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 10)   
    Excellent. :) I know this is an additional thing, but any chance a pattern fill option might squeeze in as well?
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 10)   
    That would be the Photo team putting in the hard-yards for you Ash ;)
     
     

     
    Cheers,
     
    Andy.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 10)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 1.5 Beta 10 Here
     
     
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PLEASE BE AWARE - If you have not already run Beta 9, this version will reset all your settings. If you have already run Beta 9 then it will not. Please make sure that if you have created any palettes, styles, assets, brushes, etc in the current beta that you export them in the current version first BEFORE installing this beta otherwise you will lose them. This was unfortunately necessary for the Beta 9 build and should hopefully not be required again.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
       
    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:
    Fix for Assets not snapping on the document as they are dragged out of the Assets panel Fix for measurements not working on documents with Artboards Fix for measurements stopping users from being able to resize about center in the Move Tool Fix for boolean geometry operations failing on many trivial cases Fix for incorrect cursors in Shape tools Fix for Zoom Tool not zooming about the point you dragged from! Fix for Assets with non-RGB8 data drawing strangely in the Assets panel Fixed 'Print Ready' documents accidentally defaulting to Grey/16 colour format Fix for Artboards with constraints applied causing mayhem Added ability to drag Opacity label in layers panel to change its value 'New from Clipboard' now sets the new document to dirty so it prompts on closing Use DPI information from placed images/embedded documents to place them at their correct physical size Miscellaneous other small fixes
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    smallreflection got a reaction from VISION in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 1)   
    Love the progress on Macros and Batch processing! :D And the halftone filter is awesome, as well. :)
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    smallreflection reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 1)   
    Thanks for the Accumulation Jitter!
     

     
     
    I love the way you implemented, keeping it separate from opacity. 
     
     
     
    I'm experiencing the same issue.
    Also sometimes (randomly) the editor goes nuts when I modify an existing brush, it seems not able to perform a new nozzle addition: preview is correct, but stroke is the "older" one.
    I noticed that the Fill Layer is broken too.
     
    That's all so far...  :)
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