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  1. Hi Brian Go back to the Gallery, tap the Preferences cogwheel in the upper right, General tab, turn off the Show touches switch, tap Done.
  2. Note: touch is built-in to the iPad (unlike Wacom and other drawing-only tablets) and I don't think apps can exclude it completely (how would you change apps or go back to the Home screen on those iPads without a Home button?), so to draw while resting your hand on the screen, I find it works best to use a drawing glove with a thickened edge panel, such as Elecom or DokiWear. The single-layer stretch gloves still seem to let some touch through for me. Apart from hand touch issues (which a glove can fix), doesn't this icon here do most of that already? Double-tap it to also hide the contex
  3. From the Gallery, Preferences (cog wheel), General tab, Show touches.
  4. They look very much like Artifex Forge's Outline brushes, currently free on Design Cuts, Creative Market, and other outlets. See https://artifexforge.com/product/free-outline-brushes-affinity-designer/ for the original brush creator. The desktop and iPad versions do not sync brush libraries, so is it possible you installed them on your iPad version of Affinity Designer but not on your desktop version?
  5. No rulers as such, I don't think (could be wrong), but there are certainly guides. Designer persona, Documents menu (hold down the question mark in the corner to see the menus/tools labelled) > Guides. Use the context options at the bottom to add a vertical or horizontal guide through the middle of the document. Use the Move tool to drag the guide into place. Depending on your snap settings (I think), guides will snap to existing objects. Also in the context options while in "guide mode": Numerically move/place a selected guide, create a guide using numerical positioning, and turn
  6. Are you using Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer? Each is designed for specialised work and has tools the other lacks. Which persona (mode) are you in? (top left) The toolbar changes according to the persona you are using.
  7. Two-finger touch works as the Undo gesture in Affinity and other iPad software and, because the iPad is built for multi-finger gestures, you can't rely on palm rejection such as you would with Wacom-style or Windows tablets that are heavily stylus-focused. Not definitive, but this might be what is causing your symptoms if you're new to using an iPad e.g. a touch with the heel of your hand and a knuckle, or two knuckles, might read as an Undo gesture. If you're using touch, not an Apple Pencil, it's even easier to do accidentally (well, it is for me). The two simultaneous touches can be widely
  8. @kugimiya3, there are some instructions here (unfortunately also in English) for translating PDFs into other languages using Google Translate (with and without Google Drive): https://www.pdfconverter.com/resources/blog/how-to-translate-pdf-files-to-different-languages-free To translate a web page, paste in the URL and click the translated URL.
  9. Stroke Studio is a feature of Affinity Designer, not Affinity Studio. Affinity Photo, as its name suggests, is designed for image/photo work and only has limited vector controls. Photo's stroke and brush tools are all raster, whereas vector shape outlines require a vector stroke/brush. The shapes are great for masking and limited effects, but Affinity Photo is not a full vector design/editing app like Affinity Designer (which does not have all the image manipulation controls of Affinity Photo). You can: Select your shape, select the Pen Tool, then you will have some controls at the bo
  10. Any hardware that triggers keyboard shortcuts or mouse events, such as that ShuttleXpress (or its extended sibling, the Shuttle Pro) will work fine with Windows or macOS. I have used a Shuttle Pro before with no problems, and I have customised it for Affinity products on Windows. Yes, it required its own software/driver installation - this is important! The Adobe software does not have an API for these, it is only seeing keyboard and mouse signals! If the Loupedesk (or its software/driver) produces virtual keyboard or mouse events, it will just work (after software/driver install
  11. What DM1 said, and see the Help under the Node tool for all of those icons (leftmost 5 are snapping, rightmost 4 are about transform. Note: you're missing a couple of transform icons that may not show up in portrait view). Accessing the help on an iPad: go back to the gallery and tap on the question mark in the top right corner. Type node into the search box i the top left corner, and tap on Node Tool, scroll down to see the icons and their explanations. Not sure if this will paste properly (note: if you hold Ctrl, or Cmd on a Mac, and rotate your mouse wheel, you can zoom your brows
  12. Oops, sorry, my advice was assuming you were working with .afbrushes (Affinity's own format). I have not tried any .abr (Photoshop-format) brushes. Ignore my post, hopefully others will have relevant advice.
  13. I don't think there is a web-based version of the iPad-specific documentation (at least, not yet). However, when you're in the gallery view on the iPad version, there's a little question mark icon in the top right of the screen. Tapping that will open up a help system very similar to the online help in your link. See this thread for a summary of feature differences between the desktop and iPad versions (very few). The full feature list here also lists "(for desktop only)" after any features that are not available on the iPad.
  14. I've found the best way to get brushes into Affinity Designer on the iPad (and I'm using an iPad Mini 5) is: Download (or move or copy) the unzipped brush set to an "On My iPad" folder (cloud folders never seem to work properly - maybe a result of a slow and inconsistent internet connection?) Make sure Affinity Designer is on gallery view (not working on an open document) Navigate to the appropriate "On My iPad" folder in the Files app (don't import directly from Affinity Designer) Tap once directly on the icon for the downloaded brush set file (not the name) It s
  15. You can use a vector shape for clipping. However, this is a non-destructive operation similar to masking (no pixels are erased, if you change the vector shape later it will hide/reveal areas). In the layers panel, drag the image onto the vector shape, you need to line up the drag so you see a blue line across the middle of the vector shape layer. The clipped image can then be exported with transparency (in the appropriate formats e.g. PNG) outside the vector shape. Note: unlike this example, don't use an outline on the vector shape if you don't want an outline on the final c
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