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    smallreflection reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Export size bug (1.5 and back)   
    We are going to get a customisable multiplier in Export Persona.
    So my use case in the future could be perfectly covered by a simple 1.5x for assets.
     
    On the other side, if you're use the Apple Devices presets, these follow my approach (so you have the points/dpi combo) and the "move by whole pixels" is no more useful. 
     
    PS. Wow! Blazing fast fix for ths SHIFT thing!  :ph34r:
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    smallreflection got a reaction from paolo.limoncelli in Export size bug (1.5 and back)   
    Wow, new beta out already with the fix! That was fast!  :D
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 5)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 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.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    Open, Save and Export dialogs will now remember the last locations they were browsing Snapping and measurements work properly with Group nodes now, plus numerous other Snapping fixes Numerous Symbol fixes Fix for Embedded documents invalidating the incorrect areas in the containing document when they are modified Remember the currently selected palette in the Swatches panel between app sessions Raster Pixel tool (in Pixel Persona) can now clamp to horizontal/vertical and join lines by using Shift Miscellaneous Font fixes. Minor bug fixes and stability issues.
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Export size bug (1.5 and back)   
    Thanks for finding this - it was a single totally isolated bug.  Good spot.
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Export size bug (1.5 and back)   
    Ok - I've found the problem.  It'll be fixed in the next Beta.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Is there a "Live mirror" option?   
    Nothing at the moment, but it's something that's often talked about in the office...
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    smallreflection reacted to Herbert123 in Image Trace - Raster to Vector conversion   
    I use Inkscape's built-in bitmap trace. Works really well for black and white line art conversions. Save as SVG, and import into Affinity.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 4)   
    The rendering engine is sound and uses the same optimisations found in basically all other rendering engines - some artefacts are easier to see in some engines than others, but they're nearly always there. We have a different rendering path that you can enable which removes these artefacts but it is slower and this is why it is not normally included in other packages. Go to Preferences->Performance and choose 'Use precise clipping' and this will remove the artefact you can see. This code path is always used on Export irrespective of the view setting that you are able to change, so you never need to worry about seeing these in your output...
     
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Export size bug (1.5 and back)   
    Yes - the conflict between Alt and Cmd dragging - we provided Cmd also to allow duplication on drag to allow for people to duplicate and snap at the same time.  Both duplicate, but Cmd doesn't interfere with snapping.
     
    Shift drag should still conform to pixel snapping.  Again, pixel snapping is applied if there is no other snap.  Again, if you start off pixel, the constrained direction snapping will stagger across pixel boundaries.  I should perhaps draw some diagrams of how we apply the snapping logic - it was carefully thought out to allow for arbitrary axis of snapping while still conforming to the pixel grid, and allow for snapping to other objects.  I was not convinced by the method of snapping to objects then quantising to a pixel position - it seems to fight against all other snapping.  And, you effectively don't snap directly to other objects, which seems counter intuitive to me.
     
    If you identify an error, can you upload an example document and steps to recreate the problem, then I can see what's happening. Other than that, I'm reasonably confident that the precision we apply to snapping should be way in excess of pixel tolerances.
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 4)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: 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.
     
    Fixes/Improvements:
    Deleting a curve node will now attempt to keep the curve's shape as much as possible by modifying the magnitude of the neighbouring nodes. Text improvements - Paragraph units updated to use text units vertically and document units horizontally. Fix for missing font styles - caused by OS X localisation issues. PDF import improvements for font matching and stability issues. PDF export improvements for transparency groups. Improved the visual style of the Assets panel. Fix for problems with applying Constraints to Compound objects or Images which were clipped by Compound objects. Creating a Style will now also include the text formatting and apply this correctly to other objects. PSD import of documents with pattern strokes should now function correctly. Added Colour Picker Tool to Pixel Persona. Minor bug fixes and stability issues.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Maxxxworld in Social Media Template 2015   
    Hello all! I threw together this social media template based on recommended sizes for 2015—largely based on Constant Contact's recommendations. It doesn't include quite everything, but it has slices already set up as well to help expedite most needs. Enjoy! :)
    social-media-template-2015.afdesign
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    smallreflection got a reaction from CloudOnBye in Stipple Shading Textured Intensity Brushes   
    So I found myself wanting to come up with a basic stipple brush, of a more vector-style and less painterly variety. Going for that more retro-modern shading look inside of vectors that's quite popular these days. Pretty basic, but I think this is what I was going for! Works best sticking to applying with straight paths, no vector handles. The nice thing shading this way is you can vary the opacity and get quite a nice buildup on top of gradients. I threw together this trippy abstract to give them a go.   :)
     
    Edit: Sorry, this post seems to have gotten mysteriously duplicated, and the attachment isn't showing up here consistently.

    Basic-Stipple-Brushes.afbrushes.zip
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    smallreflection got a reaction from MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 3)   
    Hey guys, one bug I just ran across in the last beta is using a curves layer with just a single point and pulling out (in either the lights or darks) causes this weird drop in that throws all of the colors off.

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    smallreflection got a reaction from anon1 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 3)   
    Hey guys, one bug I just ran across in the last beta is using a curves layer with just a single point and pulling out (in either the lights or darks) causes this weird drop in that throws all of the colors off.

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    smallreflection got a reaction from selah2012 in Steam Court painting   
    Thanks for the feedback, all! Penwiper, good thoughts, I'll probably try to get some of those in revisions. Test prints came out a bit dark too, so I might play with tonal values a bit also.
     
    Without giving too much away, here's another in-progress character piece from the set, with some slight stylistic differences (some folks said they preferred earlier sketched versions of the characters, so I'm testing out some subtle outlines and sketch elements along with the original layers.
     
    Penwiper, the game is coming to Kickstarter soon, so you can follow us at SteamCourt.com until it drops. It's super fun, I can tell you that. :D

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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 3)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    This is the third 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:
    Symbolically linked text can be detached properly. Text Styles page menu option added: Apply Style and then Next Styles. Fixed crash with certain fonts (ZnikomitNo24). Fixed EPS export clipping paths getting combined with the following path PDF Export avoid using tiling bitmap patterns unless the fill is genuinely tiling. Fixed failure to rasterise transparency to PDF formats that don't support transparency Tweaked font size variables for cap height and x-height. Fixed position of text caret around line ends. Clip To Canvas is now saved. Import/Export of Assets now work. You can now rearrange the assets sub categories via the sub-category burger menu. Fixed Copy and Pasting from Apple's Photo app. Fixed Zoom shortcuts can sometimes crash. Fixed QuickLook thumbnail generation for files created in 1.5. Minor bug fixes and stability issues.
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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Help!! i am LOST!!!!   
    There's still a few things missing (not implemented yet) in the Export Persona like realtime previews (for compression) and the estimated output size. This should come later.
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    smallreflection reacted to selah2012 in Stipple Shading Textured Intensity Brushes   
    Thank you, these are cool!
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    smallreflection reacted to laszlokorte in Can someone post a quick tutorial on constraints?   
    In my opinion it would be nice to have tooltips on the various constraint options.
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    smallreflection reacted to Andy Somerfield in Can someone post a quick tutorial on constraints?   
    Those icons control aspect scaling..
     
    One of them will keep the object scaled in aspect - whilst always fitting inside the container (Min fit).
     
    The other will keep the object scaled in aspect but allow it to get bigger than its container (Max fit).
     
    Hope this helps,
     
    Andy.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from fuli42 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 2)   
    Measurement tool is amazing!!
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Ben in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 2)   
    Measurement tool is amazing!!
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    smallreflection reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 2)   
    Status: Beta Release
    Purpose: New features, fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not Submitted
    Download: Here
     
    This is the second 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 screen flicker issues on certain Mac systems (2015 Retina MacBook Pro 13", in particular)
    - Numerous Text Styles improvements and fixes
    - Fix for Embedded documents which aren't the same colour format or profile as the parent document
    - Assets and symbols now work correctly with documents in different colour formats
    - Updated assets that make use of constraints
    - Fix for 'Lock Children' on the Move Tool's context toolbar causing all kinds of havoc with Constraints
    - Fix for Symbols crashing with text
    - Added live measurement tool. Select an object then hold Alt/Option and move your mouse over other objects to measure how far away they are. Measurements will also show when holding Alt/Option and nudging with the arrow keys
    - Fix for strange behaviour when creating a curve in the Pen Tool if you had snapping enabled (it would draw a very cool-looking but completely crazy magenta 'waveform' as you moved the mouse around!?!)
    - Fix for Pen/Node Tools not being able to reduce a node down to being coincident with both off-curve handles by Alt/Option-click
    - Fix issues with editing global colours sometimes making many undo steps rather than one
    - Miscellaneous small fixes
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    smallreflection reacted to Ben in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.5 - Beta 1)   
    This one is fixed.  Will be in next Beta update.
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