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Everything posted by yeffdaley

  1. +1 As @cinemachine pointed out, Affinity apps are the outlier here. It would be nice to customize the modifiers to match AI, PS, Sketch, Figma, etc. I'd also like a more consistent approach to constraining proportions. I shouldn't have to think about whether I'm grabbing a side or corner handle (and thus whether I have to shift-constrain or not); I just wanna grab whichever's closest. Consistency means I can work off muscle memory which means I can work faster.
  2. Anyone else seeing this? 1. Draw Ellipse 2. Apply a radial gradient overlay. 3. Attempt to Scale Y Expected: Gradient scales as it does in the Layer Effects preview Results: Scale Y does nothing.
  3. +1 Toggling quickly between layers is super helpful for documents with lots of overlapping layers. Please consider it.
  4. I can understand (a little) if I try to think like a robot. But to me, a human, it's as simple as "what you see is what you (should) get." I never would have predicted AD's output in this case.
  5. (Facepalm emoji) Seems like this shouldn't matter but I clearly have a different mental model than AD. Thanks.
  6. Toggling the UI and Toolbar in succession causes the Tools to remain hidden. Steps to recreate: 1. With the UI visible, View > Toggle UI 2. View > Show Toolbar 3. View > Toggle UI The UI returns but the Tools remain hidden. Am I doing something wrong?
  7. Incredibly generous offer, but I'm looking to be "taught how to fish" so I can handle this myself in the future. Cheers though!
  8. See attached for something I made quick in Sketch using the "union" function on two overlapping shapes. Unfortunately the illustration was supplied by the client and I no longer subscribe to AI. Thanks, Jeff Combined Shape2.eps
  9. Why does AD import "complex" shapes like this, with a solid rectangle masked in a custom shape? And is there a way to mass-unmask? My imported illustration (AI) has dozens of layers that imported like this (it would be insane to manually fix all of them) and it's preventing me from full-vector re-export. Is there a workaround for this?
  10. When I have a layer selected I'd like to be able to click+drag to simultaneously select and move a different layer. Currently select and move have to be separate actions. Thanks for considering it.
  11. I'm also experiencing this. +1 for improving this function. For non-complex shapes you can switch to Outline View for more precise selection.
  12. +1 Pretty frustrating. This example is relatively minor — I've experienced much jumpier — and seems to be caused by group-relative positioning (a function I don't find valuable). You can usually work around this by cut/pasting before regrouping.
  13. This is happening to me as well, and find it unintuitive and tedious to work around. +1 for improvements to this function.
  14. I think command+clicking a compound shape should select the entire compound shape rather than an individual curve. In other words, I think there should be a one-click solution to selecting a compound path that doesn't require the layer panel. Thanks for considering it.
  15. Agree. I want my hotkey to function the same every time. Don't punish me for hitting V while unknowingly already on the Move tool. Same with escaping the text tool. I just wanna hit "esc" once and be done with it. I don't wanna have to be aware of the text-selection status.
  16. Agree, this is a problem to be solved. The layer palette should be a last resort.
  17. I think the left and right studio panels should be scrollable, rather than adaptive to application height. The current expand/collapse-panel behavior is jumpy and requires too much precision. When you expand a tool, another collapses, making it hard to predict where a tool will be based on context (or where it'll jump when you open it). Then to reopen the newly collapsed panel you have to find and click a tiny hit target. It would be more efficient if panels stacked in a scrollable panel. Tools could remain expanded, exactly where you left them, at most a flick away. We've already lost far too many clicks! This would also address my concerns here: Thanks for considering this!
  18. Nice! Thanks for the tip. It would be great if we could speed up the "select layers" step. E.g., in Sketch, keying "enter" on a compound shape is the equivalent of selecting AD layers, but much faster.
  19. And to be clear, this is a 2-minute redesign that's pretty ill considered. Basically I just want to maximize my "studio" space.
  20. I do. I'm arguing that even the collapsed menus take up too much space.
  21. I'd like a more compact character studio so I can fit more controls on screen. One idea is to tuck all the advanced typography functions into a single drawer. Thanks for considering it!
  22. I would like to marquee-select nodes from all paths that comprise my compound shape. It seems I'm currently limited to the destructive "convert to curves" function if I want to achieve this. Thanks for considering it.
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