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Aaron Martin

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  1. +1 i usually disable rotation on preference, but i'd like to use command for zoom instead of alt because im constantly switching between figma, afdesigner, afpublisher, afphoto and shapr3d and for the other apps command + mouse wheel is zoom
  2. Please put Copy as SVG in right click menu Thank you
  3. i have to disagree, i'd think they could not only catch up, but be ahead if they have some sort of true live collaboration functionalities. prototyping functions could be added overtime. although im not sure if current state of serif is suitable for creating a collaborative workflow. Figma done it exceptionally well. (pretty worried if adobe gonna ruin it though)
  4. This solution works in some cases (like this), the cases it doesn't work is: if the strokes aren't closed, causing unfilled gaps in the shape which depending on the complexity of the design, it can take lots of work to fix. if the design are a mixture of strokes and fills, which in that case, when you add all the shapes together, you will have artifacts at the edge of the shape due to some shapes having transparent strokes, which, depending on your detail quality requirement, it may not be so clean. second issue with this solution is the erase blend mode, the problem with that is, as long as your not exporting it to other file formats, it works. But in cases where you need an SVG or PDF export (or any other file format with vector requirement for that matter), you will have pixelated effect and that could be, not ideal. i think affinity should up their game in vector editing functionalities and add functions like: vector Knife tool vector stretch and mesh tool vector perspective tool vector fill shape maker pixel to vector convertor than we won’t have any issues for fixing these and we won’t need to create complex workarounds (although the possibility of having so many ways to do one thing is a feat of its own, done by affinity amazingly flexible software) As for this issue, id also recommend anto’s solution except at the end, instead of creating an erase blend mode, i suggest to simply subtract that area from the filled backgroudn vector.
  5. Hi. The more i think about it, the more i see prototyping should be implemented as a persona in designer app (not an individual app). apps like invision studio have a great ux approach to animate design elements with easy to use and functional flexibility for files out of sketch. I think that kind of approach for designer would be ideal.
  6. Thats because in affinity, corners rounded with corner tool, won’t scale with objects (its annoying. I know) and u have to convert the shape to curves first. Select the shapes that utilized corner tool, convert them to curves via tye function menu (the 3 dost on top left) than ull be good to go
  7. please view this video. Screen Recording 2022-04-18 at 16.23.01.mov
  8. 1. Select it 2. Copy it 3. Paste it inside 4. Move and edit the inner shape theres few other ways to do this as well, this one is quite simple.
  9. Thank you all Pšenda i misunderstood your first comment. That was my bad. Thank you so much for your help.
  10. Hi Pšenda the problem is there is no indicator (as previewed in screenshot). since i see yours is showing the indicator, than im assuming (correct me if im wrong) this is already implemented and should be enabled in settings. is there any way i can enable it? thank you very much
  11. Yes. But affinity does not have the paragraph indicator. And the problem is when i assign usually make documents in publisher i start by making varieties of text styles which i’ll be using during the making of the document and quite often i have to replace titles or sometimes add translations in different text styles and later move around the texts from one paragraph to another. The problem i encounter during this process is when i start moving texts around rapidly, the lack of “new paragraph” indicator makes me to change the whole paragraph’s text style after pasting just a few words to add in the middle or start of the paragraph.
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