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  1. Hello. I've noticed some strange behavior using the latest 2 o 3 versions of Affinity Photo. 1.8 in Mac I couldn't place exactly the problem , but I've noticed this. • Scrolling through the font list when I have a text object selected is not working properly (like it used to) I begin scrolling through the font list and the list closes. I have a hard time selecting the font I want. This definitely was .not happening before. Either manually or scrolling with my mouse.... If I type the font it will work. But scrolling the font list is kind of broken... • Also sometimes I notice that I'm working on an image in Photo (in separate mode) and I suddenly find myself in the background application that I'm also running. • Also starting typing in a text object in an active Photo file will send the file to the back and bring me another Photo and make that one active (again in separate mode) . I have to close all the opened Photo files and just have the file I want to modify to continue working . In other words I can't have more than one Photo file open and work properly.. (Which I could before) Something is off.. and making Photo not working properly. maybe investigate Separate mode.. Note: Restarting Photo seems to fix the font list text issue temporarily but I've "felt" this problem arise in these couple of days .... strange. Anyone else seen this? Thanks
  2. Another great example of the Shape Builder Tools used for logo creation + a couple of useful tools (to keep in mind for future versions). 😀
  3. Hello. I understand that there is a certain amount of features we will get from the Affinity 1 versions. But add these two functions to version 2 of Designer and it would be an instant buy for me. In my opinion Affinity is a great tool for Illustrators, but I think it's time to focus more on "Designers" tools: Logo, Branding, Icon creation. BIG Market there. The improved "convert to paths" tool is a step in the right direction. thanks
  4. Hello. I know these two functions have been asked before and some people question them ( specially the Shape Builder Tool) but I found a quick video that shows them working together. I think these are the only two things I'm missing from Illustrator . These two tools are pretty much essential for Logo and Brand Designers (which I'm sure are a big market ) Hope they are added to the road map soon , now that you are working on the improved convert to path function. Thanks
  5. I've also noticed this behavior ( the blurriness) when working with computer screenshots... I'll try this tips, thanks.
  6. A little exaggeration , but as I pointed it before, if Affinity would fix all things mentioned in this thread as a 1.7.5 or 1.8 update (and not touch anything else) it would really make my day (or year). The current state of Photo Editing features we have right now available in Affinity Photo are more than enough (pretty much) for our daily work. Now it's time to take a look at the UX and fix these things that may not seem important but are pretty much necessary for a smooth daily workflow. Forget about the next "cool" feature and put it on hold for a while please. I thought I was alone on this but I see more people joining this thread.... P.D. And let's not forget Sticky settings in ALL the tools..
  7. Thank you PixelPest. That helps a little. Didn't know that shortcut. But is still very klunky / hit and miss... It Doesn't work as expected. The problem is when you group layers... Which Many people do to organize files. For example: My Background can be a group which consists of 4 layers.. Then on top I can have a Logo which is a group and consists of several layers. On top of that I have a group with some texts. etc... Maybe the file consists of 4, 5 complex groups. Right now in Affinity if I hold my mouse over a certain point in the canvas and command + click ( like you mentioned) It chooses the group it wants.. (Probably the one in top) But I want to see the hierarchy of ALL the several groups that intersects my exact mouse position. This is very important.. ! If you try it in Photoshop you can see it's VERY EASY to choose a particular layer from a very complex hierarchy file. Affinity Photo is not there yet and selecting objects is not as easy as it should be. Just exported my file and tested it in Photoshop. It works just as I remember. I can click in 2 seconds and choose the layer I want instead of fiddling on the layers panel (or canvas) checking what was selected... The group which I had closed is opened.., I have to close it again (it's a hassle) I'm sure other people have noticed this.. Strange I don't see any more comments on this. Selecting objects in Affinity Photo (in complex files) is in need of fixing... Regards fjv
  8. I posted this suggestion a couple of years back (never got a response)... It would be great if we could right click on the canvas/work area and be able so select the layer from there. If the mouse is over several layers you can choose the one you want in just one click from the list. This is one of the features I miss most from Photoshop and makes working with multilayers very easy.
  9. Hi, thanks Jowday Its the same workflow I've been using for a couple of years. But now instead of using Photoshop and Illustrator I'm replacing them with Photo and Designer. And hopefully will soon start working on a PDF and Print catalog for them using Publisher. Which by the way I just bought to support Serif and thinking I may never use it in my work. But now I've been including it slowly to my workflow (and happy now that I did). Perfect Timing.....
  10. Hello Mark Actually I just designed the label in Affinity Designer. I exported it as a texture (png) and mapped it to a 3D model. The render part was done in Cinema 4D and then retouched it in Affinity Photo. From Cinema I export as a layered PSD file so I have more control of the render passes: Illumination, Color, Shadows Ambient Occlusion, etc.
  11. Hello. Just wanted to share this quick design made with Affinity Designer. Had an old line of products done with Photoshop and Illustrator. https://www.totalfix.com.mx But now migrating the workflow to Affinity products for Packaging, Branding and promotional materials. Brochures, posters, business cards, etc. By the way, the Client was looking over the shoulder as I did some adjustments and asked about what software I was using. Had some time to do a little evangelizing of the Affinity Line,. He was happy with the results.
  12. Just replicated the problem in my macbook at home If I have the "Enable Metal Acceleration" checkbox selected the gradients are not working properly. Again: the problem is with the midpoint indicator in the working area. The indicator in the tools refreshes and displays correctly; But the image doesn't reflect the changes to the midpoint, either the main working area or moving the small gradient in the tool bar. The gradient in the image stays at 50% percent midpoint no matter how I move the little marker to either side. It's pretty easy to replicate (on my end) two computers, I'll try to upload a video tomorrow. Here's my computer info
  13. Hello Bruce, thanks for testing. I checked more and my suspicions were right. The problem is the Metal Acceleration setting. I changed it to Open GL (Basic) and also Open GL and the gradient worked as expected. So no Metal Acceleration for me... I turned it off. Not sure if this can be fixed ... I'm using an iMac 21.5 , Late 2015 and running Mojave 10.14.5 P.D. Just to clarify.. the gradient midpoint moves correctly on the little gradient that's on the top ( on the tool itself). The thing is that the changes are not reflected on the work area when I move it. Also using the tool in the work area doesn't change the gradient midpoint. I can only move the color end points but dragging the midpoint is not working as expected. Regards
  14. I just found a bug in the latest version of Photo 1.71. I'm using the Gradient Tool to create a Gradient in a Pixel layer. I change the colors to my liking but the problem is in dragging the midpoint in my work area. It's not working. The gradient doesn't shows the changes to the midpoint as I move it.. In other words all my gradients get stuck exactly at 50% percent midpoint. Can anyone else confirm? These are my settings.
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