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    Cédric D reacted to dutchshader in Pencil tool and pressure   
    with the pencil tool, set the controller to pressure.

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    Cédric D reacted to gdenby in Pencil tool and pressure   
    Hi, Cédric D,
    Yes. Go to the stroke srudio panel, and set the stroke thickness, and pressure profile. Then use the pencil tool.
    I have a number of stroke profiles saved as layer styles. That way I can vary strokes' weights  as needed.
    If drawing w. a mouse, one can select velocity as a controller for the pencil. It is fairly clumsy compared to using a tablet & stylus. Those, particularly an iPad and iPencil, can make extremely nuanced lines.
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    Cédric D reacted to Chris B in Highlight current brush   
    Hey Cédric,
    The reason for this is because you are technically changing the brush from its original preset settings so it is no longer the same brush.
    It has been requested before that we have some sort of identifier or highlight to the brush if we change some of its settings but thus far, nothing has been implemented. 
    This is something I would personally like to see as well.
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    Cédric D got a reaction from Chris B in Highlight current brush   
    Hi there !
    I don't know if it's already been asked but I wonder if there's a way to make both AD and AP "remember" the current brush used ? I mean if I select a brush to work and only change its size, for example, it's not highlighted anymore in the brush panel… And I think it would be a cool feature !
    Hope you see what I mean.
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    Cédric D got a reaction from MrDoodlezz in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (   
    Yes, I really understand what you're talking about !
    In fact, I tried to use the Node tool construction mode and drawing with pencil tool till I understood that it was (for the moment, I guess) only working with pen tool, so…
    I absolutely agree with the guide like use, of course ! 
    Whatever, it's a crazy cool function !
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    Cédric D reacted to adi_cataleya in Construction mode   
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    Cédric D reacted to Sean P in Construction mode   
    Hi Cédric,

    You need to click on the Perform Construction snapping button adi_cataleya has shown above. This will enable the construction snapping options.
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    Cédric D reacted to anon2 in Pipette tool   
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    Cédric D reacted to Sean P in Mirror ruler lock   
    This is something that has been reported to development so hopefully should be sorted! 
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    Cédric D got a reaction from myrrhine in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (   
    Thanx for your great job !
    But I regret there's no possibility in the fusion mode of a brush to choose a "draw behind" one (hope you see what I mean) ; and moreover, I guess it would be useful to highlight the current brush used even when we change its settings…
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    Cédric D reacted to MrDoodlezz in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (   
    No way! Construction mode, huh?
    To me this looks an damn lot like my favourite plug-in for some not-so-favourite software I’d rather not mention any longer.
    Okay, maybe one last time: is this what Astute Graphics is for AI? But like … it comes as a part of the package?

    Guys if it is – and I think it is – I am infinitely grateful for this. I really am. It’s such a handy, mighty and convenient tool!
    Can’t wait for it to be fully implemented! Sorry, but this is like … like it’s early Christmas to me right now. 
    Haha, this is awesome!
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    Cédric D reacted to Dazmondo77 in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (   
    The new Node tool improvements are brilliant
    especially transform Mode and lasso selection
    Visible bleed.... hallelulya! although it still doesn't work with artboards????
    Isometric' Studio isn't really something i'll personally use but looks like it could be adapted in the future for a perspective grid which would be ACE!
    Bit disappointed there's still no distort (hold down a modifier key and drag a corner point of any vector or group) or envelope distort, which are taken for granted, every day features many designers and illustrators have used since the mid 90's - just a bit frustrating that we have to create work around affinity's current limitations or just fire up a ten year old version of Illustrator just to distort vectors
    Just wondering why theres no lock guides in Designer?
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    Cédric D reacted to acapstick in Official Affinity Designer Video Tutorials (70+)   
    <EDIT> A more recent set of tutorials is available on the marketing pages </EDIT> 
    Affinity Designer is supported by a comprehensive set of video tutorials, produced in-house by the Documentation team!
    The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links:
    Vimeo: https://affin.co/DesignerVids
    YouTube: https://affin.co/designeryt
    The tutorial set includes:
    1. Getting Started
    •        Discover Affinity Designer
    •        For Beginners
    •        For Beginners Too
    •        Using the Help System
    •        CMYK Setup
    •        Designing from a Sketch
    •        New from Clipboard
    •        Actual Size Zoom
    •        Editing PDF Text
    •        Using the Grade UI Kit
    2. Artboards
    •        Artboards: Basics
    •        Artboards: Exporting and Printing
    •        Artboards: Colour and Opacity
    •        Artboards: From Content
    •        Artboards: Design Aids
    3. Drawing Lines and Shapes
    •        Pen Power
    •        Shapes
    •        Convert to Curves
    •        Corner Tool
    •        Drawing Perfect Triangles
    •        Stylish Strokes: Textured Lines
    •        Stylish Strokes: Dashed Lines
    4. Colour and Opacity
    •        Complex Gradients
    •        Adjusting Noise and Opacity in Fills
    •        Transparency Tool
    •        Changing Colours
    •        Blend Modes
    •        Colour Picker Tool (1.5)
    •        Colour Palette from Document
    •        Colour Palette from Image (1.5)
    •        Pantone Colours
    •        Global, Spot and Overprint Colours
    •        Quick Opacity Setting
    5. Layer control
    •        Layers Panel
    •        Lock Children
    6. Object control
    •        Selecting, Finding and Isolating Objects
    •        Rotation Point: Overview
    •        Rotation Point: Worked Example
    •        Vector Scaling Options
    7. Symbols and Assets
    •        Symbols (1.5)
    •        Assets (1.5)
    8. Painting
    •        Shading Using Raster Brushes
    •        Adding Raster Texture
    9. Text
    •        Artistic, Frame and Shape Text
    •        Text on a Path: Overview
    •        Text on a Path: Worked Example
    •        OpenType Typography
    10. Media
    •        Using Raster Images in a Composition
    •        Film Noir Style Illustration
    11. Saving, exporting and sharing
    •        Save History
    •        Soft Proofing
    •        Exporting
    •        Exporting: Layers
    •        Exporting: Slices
    •        Exporting: Continuous
    •        Exporting: Automatic Directory/Folder Creation (1.5)
    •        Exporting: Multiple Outputs from a Single Slice (1.5)
    •        Exporting: Transparent and Coloured Backgrounds (1.5)
    •        Exporting User Settings and Keyboard Shortcuts
    12. Design Aids
    •        Constraints: Overview (1.5)
    •        Constraints: Worked Example for Web Design (1.5)
    •        Snapping and Dynamic Guides (1.5) •        Snapping: Candidates (1.5)
    •        Snapping: Object Creation (1.5)
    •        Snapping: UI and Web Design (1.5)
    •        View Modes and Split View
    •        New View
    •        View Points
    •        Grids: Icon Design
    •        Grids: Floor Plans
    •        Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes)
    •        Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes)
    •        Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds)
    •        Grids: Coloured Lines (1.5)
    If you'd like to comment on anything related to this tutorial set, please reply to this pinned topic.
    Have fun with Affinity Designer!
    Best regards
    Andy Capstick
    Documentation Manager
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    Cédric D got a reaction from myrrhine in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (   
    Thanx for your great job !
    But I regret there's no possibility in the fusion mode of a brush to choose a "draw behind" one (hope you see what I mean) ; and moreover, I guess it would be useful to highlight the current brush used even when we change its settings…
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    Cédric D reacted to MattP in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (   
    Status: Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Designer
    Mac App Store: Not submitted
    Download: Here
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the beta of Affinity Designer 1.7 for macOS.
    Designer 1.7 is a significant change to the currently shipping 1.6 version. Files edited in this version will not be backwards-compatible with the shipping 1.6 version. As such, we would not recommend using this 1.7 version for critical or production work at this stage. It is inevitable that there were will be a number of issues with 1.7 but we hope these will be minor and aim to resolve any issues very quickly, so please use it and explore the new features, but also do keep in mind that you may find snags and we would appreciate your help with finding and reporting these to us.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    It’s also worth noting that we aren’t done yet - we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7.
    With all that said, we hope that you will enjoy the new capabilities introduced in this initial release and we look forward to any and all feedback you give to us.
    Many thanks,
    Affinity Designer 1.7 - Changes since last Beta release
    - Fix for crash in Export dialog when only one Artboard is present
    - Fix for occasional crash when using Construction points
    - Improved Freehand import slightly - failing to read all of a file shouldn't force it to produce a 'failed to load' response, instead we just load the bits that we *could* read
    - Improvements to HSL adjustment
    - PDF import and export improvements
    - Fix for very poorly named Styles (oops)
    - Sub-brush editing improvements
    - New splash screen and Persona icons

    Affinity Designer 1.7 - Changes Since Last 1.6 Release
    - We've overhauled most of the core tools, adding subtle new features to make you more productive:
       - Node tool has a new 'Transform Mode' which provides a containing box for the selected nodes and allows for more freeform editing of the nodes.
       - Node and Pen tools have an utterly amazing Construction mode which gives easy access to common construction features to help you build complicated shapes or intersections accurately and easily, giving you simple access to parallels, right angles, reflected and mirrored angles, in addition to circular construction snaps and all construction intersections. This really needs a video to show how to use it - but it's awesome.
       - Pen tool now has a 'rubber band' mode and also a mode to allow future curves to be added to the current object's curves (for example, the character 'a' is constructed of two curves in a single 'curve object' and this mode makes that construction simpler).
       - Node tool can now auto-snap nodes if you drag a node from one curve over the top of a node from another (selected) curve and pause, it will offer to snap to the same geometry as the node you're hovering over (ie,  modify the on and off-curve nodes to match). This is really useful for trying to reconstruct areas of one curve from another curve.
       - Node tool now allows for lasso selection of nodes by holding the Alt/Option key and dragging a selection lasso.
       - Pencil tool now offers a 'sculpt' mode that allows for extending or manipulating curves in a more natural way. More to come in this area soon.
       - Many tools now allow for 'Alignment widgets' which you can toggle the visibility of in the context toolbar. When enabled you can visually adjust the alignment or even, for example, 'align to centre, snapped to the left edge of this object' by simply click/dragging.
       - Fill tool correctly allows editing of skewed fill handles and newly-created skewed fills draw much nicer now.
       - Ruler origin can be edited by simply dragging the area where the rulers intersect each other - it can even be snapped onto objects in the document.
       - Guides can be edited in most tools by simply dragging a guide in the ruler area.
       - Grid setup is now more interactive: origin can be dragged, axis scale adjusted and angle adjusted on-document, complete with snapping to objects and angles in the document to help you reconstruct useful grids from finished artworks or sketches.
       - By enabling 'Edit in Plane' on the new Isometric Studio, tools can edit objects and appear to make those edits along the currently active plane - extremely useful for artists who enjoy working with any axonometric projections.
       - You can now drag the rotation centre point (when enabled on the context toolbar) while holding Ctrl and it will translate the object - this is actually very useful for positioning and snapping objects relative to others.
       - Shapes tools now have presets so you can create your own favourite shape setups and more easily use them again.
       - There are just far too many subtle tool changes to mention here, but hopefully you'll find the tools much improved 
    - New brushes, styles and assets are now shipped with the product.
    - Visible bleed (accessed from the View menu) so you can more easily design into the bleed area - a common feature request.
    - “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Designer will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done.
    - New 'Isometric' Studio makes it easy to setup and work with various axonometric projections within the application.
    - HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Designer. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed.
    - Designer now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request.
    - A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added.
    - New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quickly clipping/unclipping.
    - New "Merge curves/Separate curves" commands.
    - Grids now have an editable number of angle subdivisions.
    - The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved.
    - Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features such as bullets and numbering.
    - Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes.
    - Designer 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush.
    - Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring.
    - Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance.
    - Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control.
    - All pixel brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request.

    - The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls.
    - The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request.
    - The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved.
    - The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten.
    - The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider.

    - Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!
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    Cédric D reacted to A_B_C in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (   
    (I must say I always enjoy reading these nicely written introductory notes to a new beta cycle … )
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    Cédric D reacted to Peter Werner in Adjustment   
    You can double click each of the resize handles (horizontal and vertical ones, not the corner ones for some reason) of a text frame to fit its bounds to its contents on that particular axis.
    I think it is supposed to work for picture frames as well, but it seems broken/buggy at the moment. The frame snaps to incorrect places (tested with an image dragged in from the Stock panel).
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    Cédric D got a reaction from thk in Anchored Table   
    Hi there !
    First of all, bravo to all the team for that great job !
    I wondered if there was a way to insert a table inside a text zone ; I tried to create a table and then copy/past it in a text field but unsuccessful…