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TonyO

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  1. Yes, works as in your video on the pop-out menu only. The same "space vertical/space horizontal" buttons are still grayed out when added to the toolbar. Seems like a bug.
  2. Hi! Title says it all, i would like to be able to distribute or space evenly these selected nodes, but the distribute and spacing options are grayed out. The alignment buttons work great on selected nodes. Obviously distribute left, top, side, etc wont work, but distribute center/spacing seems like it should work just fine. Can you activate this on the next version?
  3. I'm gonna toss a bump on this one too. There's a box in the stroke pallet that says "scale with object", would really love to see this same checkbox added to the context bar for rounded corners to scale with object on a per object basis (preferably on by default).
  4. Maybe I should have worded it as: "It's a toggle, if it's not working the way you want, click it again"
  5. Old thread but I figured it out, and thought I'd share the solution incase of passerby's happening upon it. On the bottom left of the layers pallet is this stack of paper looking icon, that tooltips to "edit all layers" - if you turn this on it only lets you edit the layer you have selected, turn it off and all layers are fair game!
  6. This isn’t an issue when copy pasting within designer, this happens exclusively when copying from adobe illustrator and pasting into affinity designer. The copy svg setting won’t affect this because the copy step happens in illustrator. Doesn't look like illustrator has any settings like this this for copying.
  7. This is more of an annoyance than a bug, but when you copy basic vector objects from Adobe Illustrator and paste them into Affinity Designer, Designer always creates a superfluous layer and inserts the pasted objects into it. This has the added inconvenience of objects within layers not allowing you to use the cmd+[ and cmd+] commands to z-order objects within layers until they are removed from a layer. So the workflow forces you to paste from illustrator, select all objects within the layer, remove objects from layer on layer panel, delete layer then continue editing. Could it be adjusted to just paste the objects without creating extra layers in designer when pasting from Illustrator? I do a lot of cross platform work for my job and this has bugged me for months, haha. Thanks so much! (video attached - shows me pasting an object set from illustrator, then removing them from the layer to be able to adjust z-order, the extra layer isn't needed and causes inconvenience) Screen_Recording_2020-09-04_at_12_02.42_PM.mov
  8. Sure, here is a video. First 10 seconds or so shows me trying to open .afdeisgn files from icloud. Both from the files app (which opens them in Photo), and from inside affinity designer (which opens them correctly, but notice how all the afd files have afp icons). Second 5 seconds or so shows me opening from 'on my ipad' - afd files open in afp and have purple icons. Last 5 seconds show me delete photo, and files return to opening in designer correctly and have the correct icons My_project_2.mp4
  9. For some reason, and for a long time now (months at this point), when i have Affinity Photo installed on my ipad, it steals the file associations for .afdesign files away from Designer. The icon shows as the purple icon for designer files, and if i tap them to open them, they open in photo. If i delete Af Photo, the Designer files return to having their proper blue icons and open in designer, but if i reinstall Photo, they revert back to opening in the wrong application. I've attached a screenshot of my iCloud drive files on my iPad showing .afdesign files with purple photo icons. It's a weird bug for sure. I've tried removing all files from the icloud folders, deleting the icloud folders, reinstalling the apps and recreating the icloud folders by saving new files in the apps, but photo still takes over afdesign file associations on ipad. Desktop is obviously unaffected.
  10. When you copy(cut) and paste on the main canvas or any artboard, the item pastes in-place, exactly where copied item is, this is the expected behavior. When you copy/paste outside of an artboard in the gray pasteboard area, the pasted item respects the Y(vertical) axis position but arbitrarily places itself on the X axis in a seemingly random spot. It would be great to be able to have the same "paste in place" functionality outside of the artboards also. Screen_Recording_2020-04-24_at_8_38.15_AM.mov
  11. Omg I’m an idiot, I just messed around with it and found out that you can click the end nodes a second time to grab just the one. Wow, nevermind my last question.
  12. I thought that might be the reason. Is there a way to have the left and right pressure disjointed on the desktop app like you can in the iPad app? They always move together on desktop and the only way to make a thick to thin is this sort of instant pressure gain.
  13. Hi, submitting a file that has a bug with rounded caps on stroke expansion for you to play with. Designer file attached. Branch.afdesign
  14. @whitewolf7070 you hit the nail on the head. I can think of one missing feature in affinity thats causing me a headache (this one, haha)... but we could all probably play the “what is missing in adobe after 20 years” game all day. InDesign is missing an HSL color pallet, the most fundamental of color pickers. Double click a color and what pops up is a joke, and it’s not even funny... You can’t copy paste vector objects into photoshop and edit them without that stupid cop-out smart objects feature. Smart objects are an excuse for incompatibility, they are not smart, they are an excuse. ILLUSTRATOR DOESNT HAVE A NODE TOOL. Let me repeat. ILLUSTRATOR. DOESNT. HAVE. A. NODE. TOOL. You want to compare fundamental missing features in a vector design app. Seriously, everyone comparing affinity to adobe, show me something even close to the seamless inter-app compatibility that serif provides with a shared file format and StudioLink.
  15. I have kids, and when they act like spoiled brats, I purposely don't give them what they want. If you people think this software is so awful because of one missing feature in VERSION 1.X, then please just go back to using Adobe and stop being such a jerk in these forums. You won't get what you want by slinging insults.
  16. Ok, this is a little weird to explain, but in illustrator when you create a single object that overlaps itself, and the fill mode is set to winding, you can use the boolean add operation to combine the object with itself to create a solid final object. I've attached a video to show what I mean. In affinity the add function is disabled for a single object, and multiple overlapping options with the add function do not behave in this way. This would be useful for drawing letterforms with loops, since a sweeping loop is easier to keep accurate when you can just overlap the previous line, then combine into a solid object after the fact. Proof.mov
  17. I lost about 2 hours worth of work one time because of this. Apparently saving from the "save" option while the file is still open only saves to the local storage, and you have to save again to icloud before "closing" - i though pressing save while the file was open saved to icloud, and BOOP, gone forever. I threw something that day, not sure if that something broke or not.
  18. WOW! I would use the heck out of that tool! Good suggestion!
  19. Upon further research, looks like i was right. #tootmyownhorn Looks like ProCreate is being hard headed about it. They should listen to their users over following guidelines which are obviously not well implemented. https://procreate.art/discussions/3/6/27331
  20. I think this is intentional, Procreate does exactly the same thing. One swipe up activates the bar (you can see it change a bit) then the second swipe allows it to be used. I actually hate this function as well, especially in procreate. Every time i swipe up to switch apps in ProC, i get a long drawn line up the screen that i have to undo, it's mindbendlingly annoying. I don't notice it in AfDesigner since vector tools don't act like pro-create tools (ie. no brush swipes to undo), but most of us swipe up with purpose, the double swipe is kind of annoying.
  21. Same here. 2 finger hold doesnt seem to do anything, worth switching back.
  22. I have found the most accurate conversion of an AfDesign file to illustrator is using SVG as an export type, with RASTERSIZE set to NOTHING in the "more options" panel on export. You will inevitably lose some effects in translation (drop shadow, gaussian blurs etc will be rasterized since there is no other option), but with SVG as the file type, you will get good text, vector, outline, fill and clipping mask accuracy when opening in AI. As with any proprietary format (illustrator, freehand, corel draw, etc) there will ALWAYS be some effects lost in translation, but the Affinity SVG to illustrator is a very good translation. EPS rasterizes EVERYTHING out of AD, and PDF, Illustrator cant even open those right, so forget it.
  23. I've gotten so used to the quick gesture actions on iPad that I'm constantly trying to do them on desktop... I would love to see the following actions added to the desktop app: • Click and hold on the the color well and drag the cursor up and down to adjust the tone of the fill or outline (which ever is currently selected). • Cursor over the color well and 2 finger swipe left or right on the trackpad or one finger scroll on the mouse to switch the color between fill and outline • Click and hold the color picker tool on the left tool bar, drag out to select the color, let go to select color and auto return to last used tool (this is the best way ever to select color) These actions on iPad are such time savers, they would be amazing additions to desktop.
  24. Say you want to cut a circle hole in a square shape. 1. Draw the square first, so it's on the bottom. 2. Draw a circle second, so it's on top. (the top shape will always cut out of the bottom shape) 3. Select both shapes, right click, select GEOMETRY > SUBTRACT. Done.
  25. Yup, Windows is over complicated and a flat out pain to use . Glad I left that nonsense behind, I don’t miss it at all.
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