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  1. Yes, I ended up using the "Do not rasterize anything" setting, but I had to go in and remove all Fx. Any single fx basically seems to rasterize the entire layer structure it is in. Also layer nesting is not preserved in general. If a number of layers are inside a parent layer and the parent layer itself has no objects other than the nested layers themselves, the parent layer is dropped and all children are simply spilled into a large mess ... that is unless it is a glitch with my copy of Designer, or I am doing something wrong.
  2. I came here today about to post for the same issue. I am having terrible time communicating dieline files with printers in China. They all use AI and when they open the PDFs I send them a lot of things come in rasterized and structure info is lost.
  3. These lines get selected simultaneously but they are not part of a group. I am not sure how to separate the objects. test.afdesign
  4. The ability to group global colors into schemes by saving the state of the entire group. Individual global color could be changed and save the new group state as a new scheme. This would allow having multiple color schemes for a group and change the look of the entire document merely by switching color schemes.
  5. Not quite on the same page yet Start the pen tool, make a new point and drag a handle. While dragging that one handle press space to reposition the point itself. (this behavior is fine). The issue comes after the fact, once you finished a curve and you re-activate a node and try to adjust its handle. This time pressing space while adjusting a handle no longer moves the corresponding node, but it should.
  6. A little comment here on the node manipulation. When creating a curve the current node can be repositioned during its construction by pressing the spacebar (a great carryover from illustrator; thanks !), now the same is no longer true if we go in with the node tool after the fact and select a node; while adjusting its handlebars we no longer are able to press space and move it as well.
  7. As a new user, this is one of the first things I noticed and miss as well. So +1
  8. Yeah, I ended up making a shortcut for it last night. About "revert" ... keep in mind, in a large illustration with a few thousand curves in it you don't have just two types of curves so "revert" wouldn't help me all that much. I could be zoomed in somewhere and need to continue an element based on some adjacent one and should be able to just pick up its style fast (selecting a sample curve nearby is just the fastest way like AI does). Again, thank you for the suggestion about "synchronize defaults from selection".
  9. Toltec, thanks for the suggestion about saving defaults. It's what I ended up doing last night. I assigned the "synchronize defaults from selection" action to one of the keys. Feels a little better. One of the reasons that Adobe has been so dominant for decades was precisely because of their attention on user workflow (ergonomic details), small things that you wouldn't think matter they usually have thought of and that's why a lot of people could just "fly" with it when using it.
  10. Ok, thanks for the responses guys. Gabriel, In your animation image you are just manually changing the setting every time and they stick. Sure, but I wasn't quite referring to that. Step 1: Change stroke and color manually and draw a curve. Step 2: Change stroke and color again manually to draw another curve. Step 3: Click the curve of step 1 to select it (its color and stroke settings now populate the panel). Step 4: Select the pen tool and try to start a new curve. Problem: The new curve is not using the "loaded" settings from the curve you just selected (keeps using settings from Step2). This might seem minor, but it adds up after the 1000th time
  11. Hi, I am encountering a hitch (coming from Illustrator). Been used to selecting a curve and having its attributes stick even after it is de-selected. The next curve can be drawn with the same stroke and color which allows for fast transition and continuation. Right now Affinity reverts to some default every single time. Is it a setting somewhere ? If not, how have you guys stand been dealing with it ?
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