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  1. Amazing that an ex-user still have so much time to whine about the software you don't want to use. Of course there are things Affinity does not do as well as some would like. But no one is forcing you to use it and no app is for everyone. I miss some things in Affinity too, but for me as a whole it has giving me a lot and I like to use the apps, despite some shortcomings. If you want more advanced vector support but not illustrator, just try Vectorstyler. This is an app with great potential, and many of the features Affinity users request. Despite that the UX is still better with Affinity so its only a side gig.
  2. Hi Sean, I have not rezised any of the artboards in the linked symbols document. I usually create a new symbol in the area outside of the artboards, which I then select and use the artboard tool to create an artboard from the selection. I don't believe I have changed the size of the artboards after that. But even minor changes (like changing the color of an element) within the existing artboards causes the weird resizing issues. The only thing that I duplicated and resized were the linked files in my map document, not the orginal files.
  3. Hi Sean, I tried the latest Beta with my file, I made the images linked again, then updated the linked file with a small modification. It gave the same problem as before. I am not sure, but perhaps it has something to do with the way the images are placed? I placed the AFdesign file into my document and selected the artboard I needed. I then alt-dragged the placed file to make a copy and select another artboard. I then usually rescale these placed linked files to make them fit. I do not have the time to test this right now, but perhaps this could cause a problem. The thing is: the rescaling seems completely random, as some things are made much smaller and others bigger. See this short screencapture when I update the link in the new beta (which takes forever by the way, even if the file are not abnormally big, and it normally updated the links automatically with out delay...) resize_issue.mov
  4. I can not share the file, as it is client work. I will try to describe what is happening: I have a Designer file that has the map with roads and landscape features. To this map I have created symbols of landmarks and features. I created these in a separate document. Each symbol in this document is on its own artboard. I then place the file in the Map file, and select the artboard from the dropdown menu. I do this for all symbols (in fact, I tend to just duplicate the linked symbol and select another artboard as its faster), but as these symbols are not all used in the same size I have to manually rescale them. Not all symbols are scaled the same amount. Before the update, I could change things in the symbols document and have it reflected in the map document. After the update, the scaling is messed up, so some symbols are much smaller, whilst others are bigger. I have not really understood what makes this happen.
  5. I agree @Boris.Volosin that Affinity Designer is the way to go, and it worked really well up until this problem. It can be worked around, but it needs to be fixed.
  6. I have a big problem with linked resources in v. 1.9.1. I am creating a map with a lot of symbols created in one AD file, and another AD file with the map, where the other symbols file is linked to. The symbols file contains an artboard for each symbol, and the symbols are used at various scales in the map document. After the update, the scale of the linked objects are rescaled each time I change the symbols document. This is very annoying of course, as I had to resort to embedding the symbols to make sure I did not have to manually rescale after every change... This is a regression from 1.9.0 where I only ran into this problem once, after manually changing the linked resource. This makes working with linked documents very unreliable, and I can not use the advantages it offers, like easily making changes to items and have it apply in the whole document, and it bloats the file size quite a lot too. I will have to reconsider some of my working methods with this bug, which is quite nervewrecking. I hope this issue can be resolved??
  7. I don't have a time machine backup post 1.9 unfortunatly. About the crah report, I will have to check later. I did have content loaded via the account, but synced manually.
  8. Will the improvements to the Assets also be in Designer? I have had some bigger issues with them while creating, renaming and deleting asset categories.
  9. I noticed that the new Publisher beta has a fix for updating links via the resource manager changing the scale. I have noticed the same thing happening in Designer (a source document was renamed, and after relinking it, the scale of the elements was changed). Will there be a fix for this in Designer too?
  10. I had a very nasty crash yesterday while I tried to delete an asset category I had created but I did not need. The program froze and I had to force quit the app. After restarting the app ALL asset categories were deleted! This is a very nasty thing, especially if you use assets all the time. Assets seem buggy as whole atm, as things like creating asset categories and renaming them takes a lot of time. I hope you can adress this serious issue soon. I use the latest app store version of Designer on an iMac 2011 with High Sierra installed.
  11. Perhaps you had your tools hidden the previous time you used the app? If you press TAB all the studio panels are hidden. Pressing TAB might bring them back, or you could try to go to the View menu, under Studio and check to see if Show Left Studio and View Right Studio are both checked.
  12. The issue is gone when I draw without stabilzer in the vector brush. The brush tool in the pixel persona also works without the stabilzer, however the pixel tool still has the same problem... I hope this can be fixed with a patch?
  13. I tend to have stabilzer on, to avoid ugly hooks on the ends. I will check though, thanks!
  14. Here is a small recording I made of the vector brush. The raster brushes have the exact same issue. As you can see, the indicator becomes visible regardless if I zoom or pan. RPReplay_Final1612602580.mov
  15. This is not what I am seeing here, regardless if I zoom in or not, I get the brush size indicator after I release the pencil from the screen after a stroke. So surely this must be a bug. And even if this would be intentional, why not put it in a less intrusive place? I am using the latest version of ios and the latest version of AD.
  16. I have been annoyed by this is the past, and I hoped this would be addressed in the new version: Every time after I have drawn a stroke with the brush or pixel or vector brush tool, a circle indicating the brush size pops up in the middle of the screen. This is extremely annoying and unneccesary. It distrubs the flow of drawing in the app to such a degree that I tend to avoid it altogether. Why can't we get rid of this, as it has no function whatsoever?
  17. I won't go as far as you, but I preffered the previous one, especially on the Mac
  18. I think he gave a very elaborate answer why giving you the brushes for free is not going to help you much. If you have bought Affinity Designer or Photo, there are already a good array of brushes to get you started with whatever it is you want to make. If you don't yet know what you want the use the brushes for, try them all out, see what they do. Try to recreate works by others to see how they can be used. As a brush collector and sometimes brush creator I can understand the desire to try new tools all the time, but really if the structure, the idea and the hard work is not there, none of these brushes will help you archieve real growth.
  19. This is the Mac Beta forum, but the screenshot is from the iOS version. Is it the same in the Mac beta?
  20. I knew this issue was familiar! 😁 Still hope this can be fixed though! 🤞
  21. I am using High Sierra (10.13) so perhaps that could be a reason? I use a Intuos 5M Touch.
  22. I noticed in the latest beta that the pixel brush tool is broken again. It seems to read out the pressure from the Wacom Intuos in a wrong way, so light strokes are not registered, and with slightly more pressure a line suddenly appears with full pressure, without any transition. See the video to see the difference between the retail and the beta versions. I used a default pencil in both accounts and the Wacom settings are the same too. pencil_tool_problem1.mov
  23. I must have things messed up. I once saw a video on YT (have tried to find it, unsuccesfully) where a blending mode was shown doing the opposite of multiply. This would allow me to have one color, FI the blue on the top image, and mix it with a darker color I wanted to have, and the result of the blending was a lighter color. When I overlaid a blue shape with another shape in the lighter color and set it to multiply, the result would be the darker color. I hope this makes sense? I work a lot with overlapping color shapes in multiply mode for my illustration, so being able to define colors in this way would be useful.
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