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  1. I feel like this is ballooning out a bit. Features like tracking historical changes made to a brush throughout the timeline of a document is something interesting to consider for the future but quite honestly the problem that exists now is that there's no way of knowing even which brush you started with. If you're a user who uses brushes extensively and is making constant changes to brush configuration, sure, this basic information may not be as useful as knowing what modifications were made at various points etc, but for a lot of users this basic information is the only signpost they need for finding the last brush they used, which is currently just a guessing game. I'm not suggesting 'basic information' means it's an easy feature to implement; perhaps it isn't, but it surely has to be easier than the more advanced features I've seen suggested. I like the idea of a brush manager. Sounds like that would be a welcome inclusion to the application for those more advanced users. Anyway, my intention isn't to cause more of a stir, just to reiterate that I'm sure a lot of users would find the most basic implementation of this feature very useful.
  2. I'd like to see support for variable fonts in AD as well. Today was the first time it was a necessity, but I expect this will become an increasing need. There are now a significant number of variable fonts supported at Google Fonts and although the use of webfonts is somewhat unrelated, I expect this the use of variable fonts in the design sphere will become more prevalent being that they are now more widely available. https://fonts.google.com/variablefonts
  3. Select Same is a feature I've been hanging out for for quite some time, and thanks so much for adding it! However, aside from my general issue with it not being limited to selected artboards I did notice something unexpected with it today and thought I'd post the file here in case it is of any use. Basically I created a group of curves with strokes applied, each either yellow or white. This group is masked within a curve. If you select a YELLOW curve and then select Select Same > Stroke Colour and change the colour, for some reason it changes the colour of all strokes within the group. If you select a WHITE curve and then select Select Same > Stroke Colour and change the colour it only changes a select few of them. I think somewhere there's an issue with grouping and using Select Same across groups. Hopefully it's an easy one to fix! select-same-test.afdesign
  4. For me, this is a use case that definitely needs to be addressed. I'm over the moon that Select Same has been released with 1.9, but as someone with multiple artboards each containing a variation of a composition it unfortunately means the current implementation has a big blind spot. Here's my use case: I get to a milestone with a composition, so I duplicate the artboard and get to work on the next iteration. I want to select all curves with a green stroke applied, but unfortunately this also selects all that apply across all artboards and so I either have to go through the previous process of manually selecting the paths on the current artboard and making the desired change, or using Select Same > Stroke Colour and then deselecting all of the selected curves on other artboards. Neither of these is ideal obviously. Locking artboards would solve the issue of course, but it sounds from Sean P's comment that in future it would be limited by the selection in the Layers panel - which would also solve it. I guess this was a very roundabout way of saying "+1"
  5. I saw this in the email that got sent the other day. I haven't tried it yet, but performed a ceremonial powergrab upon reading all the same.
  6. +1 for this. On a 15" laptop the Lock Children checkbox also tends to get bumped off of the main toolbar in to a collapsed menu so it takes some extra digging to get to it. A shortcut would be great, or at least for it to be selectable within the Shortcut options.
  7. Hey! Sorry, realise this is an old post but wondering if there's a shortcut workaround for brush hardness? Currently not feasible to achieve the above with a trackpad, and can't set a custom shortcut manually as it doesn't appear in the list of available shortcuts in Preferences.
  8. Hey all! Does anyone know whether there's a way to select a Layer directly from the canvas/artboard? I often find myself Grouping objects just to be able to quickly move them around together freely, and then ungroup them again. It's two steps that would be really nice to not need to perform for such a quick task. You can move multiple objects together in a Layer, but as far as I know Layers can only be selected from within the Layers panel. It would be really neat if there was a way to select the parent Layer of an object directly from the canvas. Maybe even command + click on an object? It doesn't look like there's a default binding for that... I couldn't find anyone else asking for this on the forums and so perhaps there's no demand for this feature, but thought I'd sound it out all the same. Grouping just to adjust the overal position of multiple objects seems like unnecessary legwork if it worked the way as described. Thoughts?
  9. Ah, sorry I missed that the OP sepcifically mentioned Affinity photo - I was looking for this feature in Affinity Designer. Not that this would necessarily be way off base or anything. My understanding is that the underlying codebase is the same, although I'm not saying there aren't reasons for them to have different UI flavourings. @h_d This solution does work! Would be nice for size of the text on the Artboard to update when incrementing the value in the font size input in the Character panel (using the up/down arrow keys) too - but I can live with the provided solution just fine. Thanks!
  10. Wondering if this was ever considered? I often have the need to visually nudge font sizes up and down and so would be a welcome enhancement.
  11. @MEB Cool! Yeah of course understand that not everything can go in there, but quickly locating and unlocking locked layers in a complex comp can be a bit of a chore given that they aren't selectable from the canvas (due to being locked), so this would be really useful. Not entirely sure how you'd manage unlocking a layer beneath another locked layer on the canvas, but I guess unlocking the overlaying locked layer first would seem a reasonable expectation.
  12. @Gabe I saw this issue again today in the attached afdesign file, despite not having fractional values in any of the relevant layer positioning. I got around it by adding the adjustment layers to a containing group - but thought I'd add it here anyway in case highlighting the issue is of any help. mask-outline-issue.afdesign mask-outline-issue.afdesign
  13. Based on this topic, am I right in assuming that Lock/Unlock layer should be an option in the context menu? I was looking for this option in the menu today but couldn't find it, and it seems having it there would be a neat way to avoid fishing around in the layers panel.
  14. It seems when I set a shape to mask a pixel layer and some adjustment layers, there's a slight outline of the mask shape showing both on the Artboard and on the exported JPG file (despite no stroke/fill being set on the shape). Would seem to be something to do with the adjustment layers being used given that this doesn't happen with a mask usually. Is there a way around this? martell-ad.afdesign
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