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  1. xman

    Affinity Designer for macOS - 1.7.2

    I really appreciate the speed at which you got this update out. Thanks
  2. This is actually making me hold off on the upgrade at the moment. I like the wait and see sometime. This should be included with your workspace exports. This is how it was done in photoshop and seems like a good way to get up to speed quickly when you move to a new machine or need to update.
  3. Ah, thanks! This will be very helpful. Did you guys just add this :D. Perhaps for future iterations you could add an input box in the manager to put in exact amounts. The current way should be super handy going forward. Thanks Ben!
  4. I can't seem to find a way to offset it, which I feel is different then moving the origin of the zero. Yesterday I had a project where I need to align guild to a design with had a basic grid already. I couldn't figure out how to line up the grid with my layout. I need to simply offset/nudge the grid over by a few pixel. Not resize it. Please provide a link if you have one, for where and how to offset the grid by an exact amount. Thanks for any info you can provide.
  5. Probably should go under feature request, but a way to offset the grid/guides would be useful. Easiest way would probably be to just move the starting point. Or less convenient, being able to do it through the manager widows. Cheers
  6. Thanks. The first post details still say, so just wanted to be sure.
  7. Any word on what has been change for
  8. No one is talking about the color highlights added to the layers menu! This will help to visually organize your grouping and layers. I have found that sometime as I'm building and exploring ideas the layers can get crazy. So this seem like it should help to mark layers you need to find quickly. Hoping eventually for a filter/search ability in layers. Would be very helpful. Also how many of you are using this as your daily driver? Give me a smiley face emoticon for a head count please :D.
  9. @Aammppaa thanks for the update ( It does in fact work as expected. thank you Affinity dev team!
  10. xman

    Adding New Layers

    Only bumping this because I was running into this issue and was about to add my voice to this topic. But then I tried the AD beta ... Thank fully it seems that the latest beta, has made it so new layers appear above the selected layer! Sweet! Looking forward for when this comes out of beta.
  11. The (Show) Alignment Angles controls, is pretty cool. I can see where this can be very useful. Combine this and hide selection when dragging can increase your control in certain situations.
  12. I've never experienced this. Have you tried logging into a guest user account and see if the problem still exist? Sometime you may have a corrupt setting or file in your profile. Not saying this is your problem, but your not really giving enough information for anyone with knowledge to help. which is not really me.
  13. xman

    Locking Guides discussion (split)

    I'm not against having it as a layer as long as it has a shortcut as well. Since it may be extra work to scroll to the guides layer if you have say over a thousand layer in a complex project. For those of us not familiar will how xara does it maybe explain how it handles this in large projects. For example: Freehand did this. You had a guide layer, which you could move it up or down or lock it with the the layer lock icon. Or you could use the a command key (which is customizable).
  14. Wanted to say that some of the improvement in the beta are great. I can now move the node hands at the same time with a key combo, bleeds (thanks goodness, not crashing anymore when using the search tools (ie, style, fonts, assets, etc). I'm sure there is plenty I did see yet. But thankful they are slowly address some of the issues.
  15. xman

    Locking Guides discussion (split)

    Not sure I want it locked be default, since I use guides as part of building process sometime when doing say logos for example. I would like a shortcut and a lock ui maybe in the guide manager.
  16. Been bitten by this bug all of a sudden. Font where there and then they were not :(. We for sure need a font search and replace. We need freehand level search and replace in Designer, this would be another standout feature for it. I need to try and trouble shoot a document that open fine in Photo and every other app on my system. I have high hopes for the next update, since we've gotten iPad apps and publisher ... but I need this app to not suck productivity away. Thanks
  17. I would love a feature that would allow you to copy not just the hex, but the cmyk, rgb or other color value to the clip board or let you export them as a simple text file. Bonus points for allowing you copy export other css values (ex. svg, css value to make a circle or logo). Cheers
  18. xman


    +1 for Bleed Preview, bleed export for tiff and other image formats. I'm currently working on a print project, which is the first larger one in designer. And I have to say that the lack of bleed is making some exports more difficult than is needed. So please add non-pdf bleed exports to designer. I've used freehand, illustrator and inkscape which all were able to do this. I understand that AD uses artboards so it not a one to one thing. However perhaps a per art board tick could work. I won't pretend to understand the difficulty to make it work properly. But I do know that this is important even when you come out with the publisher app. Since it would be great to work like I used to in freehand, which had enough publish tool to support small - med projects ... then for bigger one you wold use scribes, quark or indesign. I'm looking forward to your next update of designer very much and hope it includes lots of the little needed features and bug fix. Cheers
  19. Yeah it is sad. Will check out pdfToolbox. But your right if your in control everything it's should be fine to skip those tools. I've never had a color issue when having booklets and other marketing materials printed from scribes or inkscape. May still need scribus (think indesign) for now.
  20. @MikeW thanks for your additional info. It not easy as far as I found to consistently determine the correct cmyk color with a simple and free app/tool. I looked into a few while trying to use only open source software and non adobe software. Krita.org supports cmyk as does scribes.net, but not sure if that is the best way to check honestly.
  21. This was interesting read as well, https://creativepro.com/why-you-cant-trust-acrobats-separation-preview/
  22. From what I understand at the moment, hit the V key more than once with toggle between the move tool and the last tool you've use. So if you use the Rectangle tool then the move tool ... and now hit the V again it should take you back to the Rectangle tool. Some tool will toggle between version of the a similar tool. so if you press M you'll get the Rectangle tool and now press it again you get the ellipsis tool and so forth, the text tool also works this way. Cheers
  23. Thank Chris K, Yeah I guess I was thinking it would be nice to have that option without going into the extra control "flyout" Perhaps this is a request, more than a bug. But I think you could slip the first last drop down menu on the context toolbar
  24. While working on a project I could not figure out why the object were not align the way I wanted. In the example video, I want to center object B & C to A. When using the alignment tools of either in the context toolbar or the top main toolbar it keeps moving A to the center of the selection. I made the assumption that setting the alignment order in the main toolbar alignment panel would keep those 'align to' setting until I changed them. I feel this might be confusing. But perhaps this is only me and is not a bug. However I use this feature often and think it an extra step for me to do to get to the tool. Please move if this is not the correct area to post. Thanks Align_VS_Align.mp4
  25. I've tried to reproduce your issues, but it's not having any effect on my system. Have you looked into the possibly that you might have corrupted fonts? A not so quick test would be to open AD/AP in a guest user account and see if it still happens, If it does install a fresh OS on an external drive and retry the tests. Hope you can find your solution. Cheers