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  1. Sometimes I like to zoom out and look at one of my layouts but I noticed that with Publisher the pages are so close together that I can't just focus on one layout at a time. In this case I am designing a YouTube thumbnail so I want to see what it will look like reduced way down. With Designer I could just select the art board tool and space the art board apart but there doesn't seem to be a similar solution like this on designer. I would prefer to stay working in Publisher since it is a real design tool. Is there some option for selecting page spacing?

  2. 1 hour ago, MEB said:

    Shouldn't be. Can you please post a screenshot of the app with the Layers panel/structure visible and the adjustment you want to copy selected?


    1 hour ago, R C-R said:

    Not greyed out here. Are you sure you have an adjustment layer selected (highlighted) in the Layers panel?

    It seems to be working from my laptop now (1.6) but I don't think it was working that way from my desktop last night. Anyways what should be important at this point is that it works in 1.7.

  3. 5 hours ago, Lee D said:

    If I remember, this has been possible since day one.

    Copy and paste is greyed out for me in 1.6. I wonder why? Is it grey out for other people in 1.6?

    3 hours ago, R C-R said:

    I can even copy an adjustment layer from an Affinity Photo document & paste into an Affinity Designer document, where it remains editable.

    5 hours ago, Lee D said:

    If you're in the Develop Persona with RAW files, you can save presets from each tab section (Basic, Lens, Details etc) using the Preset dropdown at the top of each section.

    That's pretty interesting, I didn't even think about Designer having adjustment layers since it doesn't have a tab in the sidebar. I will have to start working with those developer persona presets some more. It would be awesome to be able to see several photos and edit them at the same time like how you can see a line of photos in Lightroom and apply that same adjustment at once.

  4. I just noticed this feature in 1.7! I love doinh that in Lightroom so I am so excited that Affinity now does this! I checked to see if 1.6 could do this and it appears that it can not. This is very quick editing if you have a photo shoot all done in the same place and all photos in the shoot need to be adjusted by about the same amount.

  5. I thought I would share (what I thought) was a great bit of news. I really liked that feature in Adobe Bridge that lets you shirk down a window with a single click and then bring it back up with a single click. I am not the world's biggest Bridge fan but I like that one feature a lot. I was just sent an email from the makers of HoudahSpot that they brought this feature to their HoudahSpot 5 beta! I thought some people here might like to hear that since many here are of course former Adobe users and might like to know this. I use HS's tagging support constantly, I find it to work better then Bridge or even the Finder in many ways. I would suggest trying this product and helping the developer. Important product to have on hand.

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  6. Not just books and magazines but any type of print layout. Whether the output is for print or screen makes little difference until you get to the coding stage which prototyping isn't about. The main reason InDesign doesn't have prototyping is that this area was too new to incorporate when that program was released. Had InDesign and Fireworks been made by the same company it is likely that we would have seen some kind of a combination early on. I think the reason XD and InDesign are seperate is because their initial releases are separated by decades. Had they been starting both products at version one today I doubt they would be separate.

  7. @Steps I am still pretty new to Sketch to do a direct comparison between the two apps but what appeals to me about Affinity is that it is a suite rather then just a one off program. I was aware of artboards I they have some limitations over pages if I remember right. I was using it for a layout program quite a bit in 2017 so was acutely aware of what it could and could not do (visual bleed marks in the program itself, for an example, was something it couldn't do.)

    Part of the appeal of having it in Publisher is that a designer could take their layouts they did in a book or other print piece and easily use those interface elements in their prototyping work. The thing about designer is that it is not a great layout tool (it's not supposed to be one after all.)

  8. I was just thinking about another advantage of the having pro-typing with both Design and Publisher. Some people may start making a symbol in Designer and then have that symbol available in Publisher when it comes to making layouts. One product is good at assembling the pieces and one is good at layout them out. This may make a lot more sense then relying on a one product solution like Sketch. I am still not sure having one type of work focused on print and another on screen is enough reason to keep programs separate (ie InDesign, XD.)

  9. 10 hours ago, fde101 said:

    As far as I can tell, the adjustment panel creates adjustment layers and offers presets for those layers.  The presets are the only functional provision they offer that is not directly accessible from the Layers studio panel.

    No, the differences are:

    - Each has an icon to easily and quickly see what it does.

    - They don't have to be hidden under a drop down menu.

    - They don't have to be partially hidden where you are forced to scroll down the list.

    - You can drag the panel out so it is visual all the time. Especially useful on larger screens.

    - You can see both the layers panel and adjustment panel at the same time rather than one covering the other up.

    - And like you said they have presets. Someone else can probably find even more differences.

  10. 1 hour ago, fde101 said:

    I actually closed mine because I don't really use the presets and see the panel as a waste of screen real-estate, though I can definitely understand that some people would benefit from the presets as a starting point.

    It doesn't take up any more space really, just makes the words a bit more compact. But then I don't usually work from a small screen if I can help it.

  11. On 1/7/2019 at 2:42 AM, Chris B said:

    I've just reproduced this by:

    1. Expand all the Adjustments
    2. Undock the Adjustments Panel
    3. Dock it again
    4. Levels and White Balance should be missing. 

    I can repo this every time now. I'll update the developers.

    It's good to know you can now reproduce this. Surprising more people haven't reported from the first time @manu schwendener wrote about it. Didn't realize it was missing a few of the adjustment options.

  12. 1 hour ago, Steps said:

    Why do you think that the mobile app is so important?

    I may miss something, but I consider this to be a toy.

    Because people want to draw with something that is like a paper drawing pad and the iPad is closer to that then a Mac. The first iPad and first iOS were not up to the task of running a serious drawing app and that is the reason they waited so long to bring Affinity to iPad. However as I understand it the feature set on iPad is very close to Mac/Windows with the gap only continuing to close in. What will not close in any time soon is the giant spec difference between computer and iPad. This is a serious category because even Adobe has announced bringing Photoshop over to the iPad. If anything could even say there will be more innovation happening on the iPad since the computer version of a lot of these desktop apps is pretty mature.

  13. Most of there experience hasn't been as a direct competitor to Adobe/Macromedia/Aldus. As I understand it they have been more of a consumer graphics company and are just now taking on the pro market for the first time ever. Again I don't know how they would build it (whatever their skill set) given the extreme technical limitations / high cost of an iPad Pro. A 6gb of ram Pro is close to the $2000 mark. Even if every Affinity user had the latest tablet the specs still wouldn't be enough to make the type of product some people seem to want to. I believe Adobe's app cross pollination has been more about trying to sell people software updates then the best long term strategy to take.

  14. Just realize that nobody has succeeded in doing what you are purposing with all the graphics companies that have been out there for decades. I am not counting on Serif having superpowers. They still need to work within the constrains of the current hardware, for an example many of the newest iPad Pros to hit the market only have 4 GB of ram that this super app is going to run on.

  15. Adobe has been trying to cram functionality of many apps for over a decade now to little success and I am very questionable that Serif is going to do it right. I love the fact that personas are not hidden under drop down menus especially when working from a large screen. Remember too that Affinity needs to work on smaller sized iPad screens now as well so the everything and the kitchen sink approach becomes impossible. Also iPads are very limited on resources compared to PCs/Macs.

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