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  1. Actually, we need this. That tutorial says to use Photoshop, but Photo doesn't open .cube files.
  2. That's nowhere close to what he's asking for.
  3. Wow, this thing has gone on for 6 years and is still not implemented? I like AD, but honestly there's so much that can be done in Adobe's products that it makes it harder to justify going to an Affinity product, aside from price. Don't get me wrong, I don't like how Adobe is handling things with their pricing structure or support in general, but their products do generally have a better workflow. Not the same thing, but similarly I'm often CNTL+ clicking on a layer thumbnail expecting a selection of the layer's objects, but it all depends on what profile you're in. Very awkward. Too many steps.
  4. I can't find a simple way to merge layers in Designer. This really needs to be a capability of all the Affinity products. What I'm expecting to happen is to select multiple layers and then right click and merge them, but I can't and certainly not without multiple steps through various menus and then it ends up trimming off parts even if I manage to combine them. I get this is a vector program, but I can do this with other programs and what should happen is that the combined outer shape should get new vector points to draw that shape, taking into account negative space. The closest thing I can get to is combining all the selected layers into a group and then rasterizing the group. That's not the same thing I'm asking for but at least close. It's also multiple steps more than it needs to be.
  5. For some reason, I can do this in Photoshop and many other "lesser" programs. I also need this capability, as it is a format that game artists use or have to use often enough. It shouldn't be a question as to why we need it at this point, but that it's a requested feature over the years and should be easy enough to implement.
  6. I hate the BMP format as much as the next person, but some games require images saved in that format, but I cannot export in that format. Can this be added, please?
  7. We really desperately need a better object selection tool, not the kind where you're selecting the object, but one where the you're creating a selection marquee from an object. In Photoshop it was/is simply selecting the object and Ctrl clicking the object layer, but this doesn't appear to work that way in Designer, despite the help claiming it does. I tried selecting a hoop-shaped object I made and no selection marquee appears. I suggest this be consistent across Affinity products.
  8. This isn't hard. 3D Coat has standalone licensing across several tiers and a combined cross-platform license that costs more. It's up to the user if they want to pay more for the convenience, which makes sense and still generates revenue for the company. It's not hard.
  9. 3 years later and still no angle to gradient in any obvious form. Is it really that hard? I can do this in InkScape no problem.
  10. I'm rewriting what I was about to say here, as I'm realizing there's little point. I'll look for better software elsewhere, where I'm not having to buy re-branded functionality every 2-3 years.
  11. Then it seems that should be on your website, instead of listing: "Unsurpassed file compatibility The best PSD import engine available and full support for SVG, EPS, PDF, PDF/X and FH files means injecting Affinity Designer into your workflow is painless." I can appreciate the notion of having non-supported features rasterized, but that's not exactly full support or painless, if you need to work with to what you're importing beyond it being just an image. The expectation that provides isn't accurate.
  12. ...and yet it supports a wide range of other formats from other software not made by this company. If you can't open your dpp files for whatever reason, then you can't export to another format.
  13. This program is amazingly unintuitive. It's one of the main reasons I feel like I can't just jump ship from Photoshop or Illustrator to Photo or Designer. For example, simple things like filling a selection should be reasonably intuitive. I realize it's hard to target everyone's train of thought, but here's mine: 1) Open an image in Designer 2) Make a selection of what you want to fill 3) Use the 'Fill Tool' and draw in a fill within that selection based on whatever 'Fill Tool' options I've chosen. However, all that happens is that I get a line that looks like Photo's 'Gradient Tool,' but nothing happens. I go to Tutorials under the Help Menu, which takes me to a website, where I do a search for Fill Tool and I'm greeted with a myriad of things that don't apply. So, I go to Help... under the Help Menu and look up Fill Tool and I'm greeted with the list of information below (which is neither descriptive enough to be useful, nor simple enough in application to be effective). Considering the first two part of this list of information, where the fill tool allows you to adjust the fill, then I expect to be able to adjust from no fill to a fill and to apply the flood with a single click, but that never happens. Taking this a step further, if I have a selection made and try to paint with the vector brush inside that selection, the paint doesn't obey the boundaries of the selection. What's the point of the selection if it doesn't set boundaries? Search results for fill tool Fill Tool The Fill Tool allows you to adjust the fill and line colors applied to vector and text objects. Flood Fill The Flood Fill tool allows you to fill in areas of your page, selection, or object with a single click. Selecting colors There are various ways to select and apply color in Affinity apps. Swatches panel The Swatches panel stores a selection of color, gradient and recently used document color swatches for applying to objects. Gradient editing Customize gradients for object fills and lines. Keyboard shortcuts A list of commonly used shortcuts. Color panel The Color panel is used to apply color to objects. About Lines and Shapes Open curves and closed shapes can be created and are controlled by nodes and control handles. Artboard color and opacity Discussion of artboard color properties. Transparency Tool The Transparency Tool allows you to apply and edit transparency gradients to vector and text objects. Outer Shadow The Outer Shadow effect is used to add a shadow to edges. Transparency Find out about transparency and how it is applied to your design. Pen Tool The Pen tool is used to draw very precise curves and shapes. Pencil Tool The Pencil Tool allows you to create hand-drawn lines and shapes. Sampling colors Pick up colors from objects on your page or pixels on your screen. Transparency Editor The Transparency Editor dialog lets you customize transparency gradients for object fills and strokes. Move Tool The Move Tool allows you to select, move, rotate, and resize objects. Layer masking Layer masks allow you to selectively hide layer contents to reveal layers below the masked layer. Ellipse Tool The Ellipse Tool takes the hassle out of creating circles and ellipses. Corner Tool The Corner tool rounds sharp corners on closed shapes. Inner Shadow The Inner Shadow effect is used to add a diffused shadow to the inside of an object. Key features An overview of Affinity Designer key features. Color Picker Tool The Color Picker Tool samples colors from anywhere on your document or screen. Frame text Use frame text for paragraphs with a formalized structure and layout.
  14. This isn't likely to ever happen for a couple of reasons. Making an app portable like that simply means it's very easy to copy to whomever without them paying for it. Also, when you connect a drive to a computer, you may find that it assigns that drive a letter or volume inconsistent from the path the file was saved to or open from before, potentially causing problems.
  15. This should support import/export of DrawPlus files, especially since DrawPlus was made by the same company. I can't currently open a .dpp file that I can in DrawPlus in any of the Affinity projects to carry them over.
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