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    “Shear” Transformation in vertical plane

    Thanks for the tip, Alfred. But my problem stems from my need to make more freeform, visually based changes. I don’t always enter a piece with a stack of pre-made calculations. 5EC02A54-A8DF-4728-B42E-88FD3D319570.MP4
  2. Currently, the “shear” function of the Transform Studio within Designer only shears objects along the ‘x’ axis, or horizontally. To shear vertically, the user has to turn the target object 45 degrees (on its side), reorient the control handles, perform “shear” function, turn the object 45 degrees in the opposite direction, and either reorient the handles again, or deselect the object and allow the handles to default to their original rotation. If the resulting vertical shear is not correct, the user has to start over to attempt to correct the shear. A second “shear” control would make the vertical shearing process so much easier. The two controls could be named “Shear X” and “Shear Y”, or “Shear Horz” and “Shear Vert”. It would be something to keep users from going crazy while Affinity continues to steer itself down its chosen roadmap and finally implement the Envelope Vector Warp users have been promised. I honestly would really really really really really prefer the Vector Warp, but Vertical Shear I’d be willing to take now. Soon. Like, during the next update.
  3. Using the History is causing Designer to crash. For the record, this is a 11 inch by 16 inch, 300 dpi file I’m working with. The background image is (was?) a 72 dpi image from photos. Did I wear out my iPad’s RAM, or is this just 1.7 update growing pains? C487C27A-26E7-4790-832A-96AA6BAA8ED3.MP4
  4. The Gradient Fill palette(?) at the bottom of the screen is not always indicative of the fill of the shape selected. In the attached video, notice the indicated fill types of the shapes being selected. Also, notice how the linear gradient tool freaks out a bit as you select between shapes... A92393BC-9ABE-4995-9829-E0E356226E93.MP4
  5. When saving a Designer document from the ‘gallery’ screen, the dialogue that displays upon completion needs the words “for speed readers only” added. Or maybe an “OK” button, or some sort of user interaction to allow us to read what went where. It’s a bit nerve wracking to not know where your document actually went upon trying to put it away carefully. 10B72A3A-8BA2-42CA-A9DD-63503A4C934D.MP4
  6. While attempting to set the line width/weight for a shape, I ran into several problems. When using the shortcut, moving finger up and down on menu bar, I got the results I expected. When trying to use the slider on the menu, the line width jumped to maximum and would not be reduced. Direct numerical input resulted in random numbers based on whatever secret calculations the app came up with. Only through careful shortcut manipulation did I get the desired result. I’m not sure if the fact that the document was created using points as it’s measurement, which was later changed to inches. I don’t know if I need to set a parameter somewhere that tells the document to match the line weight measurement standard to the one the document is using. Maybe I just need to turn the app off and back on again. Either way, this looks like a fairly serious problem for users who rely on precision measurement control. C5E4C308-7810-4F60-AA35-355411812758.MP4
  7. Is it possible to import/export Swatch Palletes for the iPad Version of Affinity Designer (or Photo, for that matter)? I have purchased several commercial products that include colors that I cannot install on iPad version. Yes, the makers of these products need to maybe take the iOS crowd into consideration. But my question is: it that even possible for them to do?
  8. Complicated illustrations that have a lot of shapes on a particular layer can take a bit of time to scroll through. Opening multiple layers can result in even more scrolling which, depending on how much memory/processing power your iPad has available, can slow things down sometimes. I’d like to suggest a button/control for the Layers Studio that would collapse all open layers/groups, giving users a place to start over when searching through the parts of a document. Also, how about a control, possibly for the contextual menu at the bottom of the screen, that would give users the option to “show object in Layers”. It would be a shortcut that would instantly open the Layers Studio and jump to the shape/group selected, once again minimizing the scrolling search for a particular item.
  9. Does it show up as this text file?
  10. AirDrop is standard on all apple products these days. It may not be available for older Macs or Hackintoshes, but AirDrop May be what you’re looking for if your current hardware supports it.
  11. It’s a minor thing, but I’d like to be able to create/sample a color then slide it around to put it next to other colors. Right now, colors remain in the order they were created/sampled, and there shall they stay. The only workaround is to sample and re-add the colors to the palatte and delete the previous ones. Add/delete is not quite as efficient as drag-and-drop would be for this procedure.
  12. +1 from me. Affinity is THE developer for the iPad Pro. You saw that recent Apple keynote. Adobe is racing up the stairs, scraping its knees and cracking its jaw on the corners to catch up to you guys. Don’t let them! And don’t let them purchase you either! Let us do that!
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    Affinity Designer to Adobe Illustrator: best practices?

    Yes, Lee D, your statement is true. But what I’m looking for is which of the some things have to be rasterized for the trip across. For example: any clipping mask assemblies (you know, the shapes pasted inside other shapes) sent from .afdesigner to .svg arrived in .al as rasterized images on top of empty, unstroked shapes. So now I know that this particular .afdesigner feature will not survive the .svg conversion journey to .ai. And now, so do all of you. This is the data I’m looking for. If anyone has any practical data about .afdesigner/.svg/.ai conversions, I’d really like to know more.
  14. I’m trying to find a workflow that allows me to go from Designer to Illustrator. Yes, yes, I know, but I still have to place work into the other on occasion. I would like to keep the results of the fx panel editable, but I realize that they might need to be rasterized if I want them to exist after the file transfer. Is there a preferred filetype/setup/practice for keeping the appearance of Designer files in Illustrator without absolutely everything winding up as path-masked raster images?
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