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  1. 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.
  2. 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 adjuste
  3. 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
  4. 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. I
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Hi, submitting a file that has a bug with rounded caps on stroke expansion for you to play with. Designer file attached. Branch.afdesign
  9. @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
  10. 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.
  11. 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, th
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Same here. 2 finger hold doesnt seem to do anything, worth switching back.
  16. 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 illustra
  17. 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 s
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. I'd rather have a halftone tool that creates vector based halftones based on preset parameters and a drawn shape, versus a filter. I'm into microstock, so files need to be super basic, filters never export in a usable way when you're uploading files to Adobe Stock or Shutterstock.
  21. You can just do that in the OS by right clicking on any SVG, clicking GET INFO, and setting the open program to AFDesign and clicking apply to All. I don't think it needs to be build into the app.
  22. Try this, drop an image into your publisher document, then click the PHOTO studiolink icon on the top left of your app window (assuming you own all 3 apps). All your tools will inline turn into Affinity Photo, no app switching, full AfPhoto tools directly in your page layout file... now work with the image. Erase some pixels, make a mask, add some color adjustment layers, use the clone stamper.... Now click the PUBLISHER studiolink icon to get back to page layout to continue working. The layers don't flatten, you don't lose editability. You have all your editing tools in one app with stu
  23. The affinity file format, which is universal across all 3 apps, allows full editing of all raster and vector items from directly within the document you're working in. .afdesign, .afpub and .afphoto are actually all the same format, the only reason there are separate extensions is so the OS knows which app to open when the file is double clicked. They're completely interchangeable. Back in the dark ages of adobe, if you needed to mask an image to make some alpha transparency, you'd have to go into photoshop and add the mask, then link the photoshop file in your indesign layout... because
  24. In defense: It is technically still version 1 software. Adobe illustrator is like version 29 or something like that, the features will come, give it time. In not-defense: I find it weird that they implemented a bunch of complicated but overly niche isometric perspective tools that maybe 1 in every 100 designers will even experiment with, before fixing expand stroke and adding envelope distortion and a vector eraser... But it’s their roadmap... and nobody is forcing us to use their apps, so it’s probably just best to nicely keep drawing attention to it, versus getting hostile. You’ll
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