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  1. A few feature ideas/suggestions/requests that would be awesome, inspired by other apps - basically a wishlist for Designer & Photo as an illustrator. Here they are, in no specific order: Quick shapes, like Procreate - I can't explain the amount of time this saves. Essentially incorporating rulers into your pen so that you don't have to create a vector shape every time you want to draw one. Quick shapes really speed up the drawing process and eliminate the need to create vector shapes every time you need a geometric shape drawn out. Special Rulers, like Sketchbook Pro, and Clip Studio Paint, - drafting rulers like french curves, elliptical rulers, perspective rulers, etc. You can place and move a floating, transparent ruler on the canvas and your pen will automatically snap to it. Lasso Fill, like Clip Studio Paint - being able to toggle 'auto foreground/background colour fill' when using the Lasso/Freehand Selection Tool. That way you don't have to make a selection, select the Flood Fill Tool, and click to fill every time, the selection automatically fills with a colour. Dissolve Blend Mode, like Photoshop - great for comic art, gritty textures, and removing anti-aliasing to make artwork easier to set up for screen-printing purposes. A pro level colour wheel with colour theory options integrated, like Coolorus - one of the things I miss most about using Photoshop. Coolorus is a PS plugin that is far more sophisticated than the standard colour wheel and is used religiously by artists working for the likes of Disney. A Rotation Tool, like Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and Sketchbook Pro. A big time saver. PS and CSP have dedicated tools for this, and Sketchbook Pro gives you a rotation pop-up window when you move using the space bar. Much better than having to select "Rotate Left/Right" every time, or pressing a keyboard shortcut, which also only rotates a few degrees at a time. External Floating View Windows, like Photoshop. Being able to save a second view of your artboard is already available in Affinity, but you're not able to remove it from the app window. It's great to have the second, zoomed out, view on a second monitor so that you can see how your artwork and design is looking in full while you're working on it in another window. Alternate brush views/display, like most creative software - having the ability to view your brushes panel in different ways, like brush icons, of lists with titles (like the Affinity iPad apps). I feel like these types of features will really open the market up to the likes of illustrators who prefer raster tools, as well as digital painters, concept artists, and comic book artists a lot more. Similarly it will also attract more 'influencer' type artists, as online audiences absolutely love seeing timelapse videos of the process - I know people who prefer painting in Photo and Designer, but use Procreate purely because of its timelapse feature to bring their audiences into their creation process. Affinity has really established itself so well with graphic designers, vector illustrators, and photo retouchers and editors already. There are of course people who love using Affinity software for digital painting, myself included, but there are also many who still prefer other software due to the lack of the aforementioned features. I've read about this on the forums, and elsewhere on the web, and also heard the same echoed by other creatives/digital artists/illustrators I've spoken to about Affinity. I feel that these features will open up a whole new market, and a whole new world for Affinity and users alike. Just some food for thought. Apologies for the lengthy post!
  2. A few feature ideas/suggestions/requests that would be awesome, inspired by other apps - basically a wishlist for Designer & Photo as an illustrator. Here they are, in no specific order: Quick shapes, like Procreate - I can't explain the amount of time this saves. Essentially incorporating rulers into your pen so that you don't have to create a vector shape every time you want to draw one. Quick shapes really speed up the drawing process and eliminate the need to create vector shapes every time you need a geometric shape drawn out. Special Rulers, like Sketchbook Pro, and Clip Studio Paint, - drafting rulers like french curves, elliptical rulers, perspective rulers, etc. You can place and move a floating, transparent ruler on the canvas and your pen will automatically snap to it. Lasso Fill, like Clip Studio Paint - being able to toggle 'auto foreground/background colour fill' when using the Lasso/Freehand Selection Tool. That way you don't have to make a selection, select the Flood Fill Tool, and click to fill every time, the selection automatically fills with a colour. Dissolve Blend Mode, like Photoshop - great for comic art, gritty textures, and removing anti-aliasing to make artwork easier to set up for screen-printing purposes. A pro level colour wheel with colour theory options integrated, like Coolorus - one of the things I miss most about using Photoshop. Coolorus is a PS plugin that is far more sophisticated than the standard colour wheel and is used religiously by artists working for the likes of Disney. A Rotation Tool, like Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and Sketchbook Pro. A big time saver. PS and CSP have dedicated tools for this, and Sketchbook Pro gives you a rotation pop-up window when you move using the space bar. Much better than having to select "Rotate Left/Right" every time, or pressing a keyboard shortcut, which also only rotates a few degrees at a time. External Floating View Windows, like Photoshop. Being able to save a second view of your artboard is already available in Affinity, but you're not able to remove it from the app window. It's great to have the second, zoomed out, view on a second monitor so that you can see how your artwork and design is looking in full while you're working on it in another window. Alternate brush views/display, like most creative software - having the ability to view your brushes panel in different ways, like brush icons, of lists with titles (like the Affinity iPad apps). I feel like these types of features will really open the market up to the likes of illustrators who prefer raster tools, as well as digital painters, concept artists, and comic book artists a lot more. Similarly it will also attract more 'influencer' type artists, as online audiences absolutely love seeing timelapse videos of the process - I know people who prefer painting in Photo and Designer, but use Procreate purely because of its timelapse feature to bring their audiences into their creation process. Affinity has really established itself so well with graphic designers, vector illustrators, and photo retouchers and editors already. There are of course people who love using Affinity software for digital painting, myself included, but there are also many who still prefer other software due to the lack of the aforementioned features. I've read about this on the forums, and elsewhere on the web, and also heard the same echoed by other creatives/digital artists/illustrators I've spoken to about Affinity. I feel that these features will open up a whole new market, and a whole new world for Affinity and users alike. Just some food for thought. Apologies for the lengthy post!
  3. First off, thank you for Affinity Designer's powerful toolset. It's a joy to use! When I am using Affinity Designer to create complicated presentations with multiple artboards and nested groupings, I wish for 3 key tools to make my job faster, easier, and more controlled. Tools that obliterate tedious tasks can mean the difference between enjoyable and monotonous, between making money and losing money as a designer. Let me know if you think these three suggestions should be added to Affinity Designer. Apologies if these have already been suggested... 1. SELECTION SETS a. Summary – Select a bunch of objects across artboards, even within groups, and save them out as a selection set. b. Distinction – Not the same as grouping because the selection set can span multiple groups. Also spans objects located on different artboards. c. Procedure – Select the objects you wish to have in the selection set, save them as a selection set, give the set a unique name. Choose your selection set from a list at any time. The selection is made, ready to modify, hide/unhide, lock/unlock, etc. d. Advantages, examples – Easy to select multiple objects within complicated group structures. Many 3D apps have this, like 3DSMax. 2. SELECT BY… a. Summary – The “Select By” command allows you to select objects by stroke, fill, or effect properties. b. Procedure – Select the source object with the properties you wish to select, activate the “select by” command, choose the properties you wish to select by (stroke, fill, effect) Affinity Designer will select all the matching objects. c. Advantages, examples – Allows you to select all objects with similar properties and easily change those properties. E.g.: If you determined that your assets would look slightly better with a 6-pt. line thickness, rather than a 4-pt. line thickness, you can select them all and change them easily, without adjusting adjacent objects with a 5-pt. stroke. Adobe Illustrator has this. 3. COLOUR MODIFY a. Summary – If a group of selected objects have the exact same stroke and fill colour, this command will allow the user to change identical stroke and fill colours simultaneously, rather than have to change the stroke colours and fill colours separately. b. Distinction – Not the same as using Global colour on a stroke and fill, where the global colour swatch can be changed, because this affects all items using that colour, not the selection exclusively. c. Procedure – Select the objects with the colour you wish to change, activate the “Colour Modify” command, choose the source colour, choose the new target colour, all the selected objects’ fill and stroke colours are modified if they are the exact same colour. d. Advantages, examples – This comes in handy of you have an asset comprised of a mixture of lines and shapes all the same colour and you wish to change that colour, which can be complicated when those objects are grouped, and/or have mixed colour stroke and fills.
  4. It's pretty obvious to me that when someone refers to 'basic' functionality that it is a subjective assessment. To me DXF import / export is a basic feature. So is select by colour etc. See here There are a few others that have been floating around as requests for years now. And they all end up with the same resentment from paying customers about the lack of communication and progress towards even simple implementations of the features.
  5. The reason for the limited colour choice is so that when you export your documents to PSD, the colour tagging remains the same when opening in Photoshop. Your other suggestion is also possible if you right click an actual 'Layer' object in the Layers Panel and select the 'Properties' option you can choose a colour in there that is used for on the handles/bounding boxes on objects.
  6. 1. In the colour panels, I'm using HSL slider most of the time because they are the most flexible and natural for choosing colour for me. But the problem is there is no HEX input field which I using very often. Each time I need to double click on the colour rectangle to open "colour chooser" and there enter or copy HEX code. The only slider which has HEX input is RGB Hex. It would be nice that the same input is on all other sliders. Also, in that case, you wouldn't need separate colour mode RGB Hex because RGB will already have Hex input 2. This feature request is regarding deleting individual anchor points on the path. Currently, it works like this: We have a path with 4 anchor points. We select one and press delete. It will remove this point and automatically select the rest of the points and if we press delete again it will remove the complete path. The better and more productive way would be like in the Sketch app. After deleting the first point it would select next in the order and we just keep pressing delete and removing individual points until the end. Thing is if I want to remove complete path is easier to select all and press delete. And on this way by selecting next in the order automatically we have the speed and flexibility to remove more than one individual point. Sketch_delete_anchor_point.mov Affinity_delete_anchor_point.mov
  7. Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters. I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers. One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter) We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour. If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request Thanks!
  8. If you want to create a Spot colour you have to do so through the menu, if you add a global colour via selection (select an object, choose the "Add current colour to palette as global colour") the only context option for that colour is Overprint.
  9. I'm just getting acquainted with my new Affinity software, I'm still using Illustrator/Corel for production, but I'm coming up against a lot of "where is such-and-such" issues and searching this forum for answers. Selecting by colour is pretty important, as are all sorts of other selection criteria. I wanted to add a colour to a palette and make it "global" so I can adjust colour schemes, but adding a colour swatch from an existing document means it's only linked to the source object. Hence, to make it truly "global" it needs to be linked to all objects with the same RGB/CMYK/Whatever values so that changes to the swatch are relected in the design. Without being able to select objects by their fill/stroke colour as colour values this means having to individually select all the critters....which can get out of hand. I do understand this is a great app for the price, but maybe I need to keep paying more?
  10. This would be great for more concise colour selections from various sources like a webpage. The Multi Select Colour Picker Tool would have a panel that would add a sequence of colour selections, the selections would be undo/redo capable, you would also have the option of adding the selected colours as global colours via an optional check box. What you think, a viable suggestion?
  11. @JET_Affinity Thanks for chiming in on these ideas. I have never used Macromedia Freehand, so I was not aware of those robust functions you describe, and yes, I would not want to limit the idea of "Select By" to just what I described, so selecting by ranges, line length, etc., would exceed my expectations. Similarly, your comments on every colour functionally being a global colour is a great way to handle colour swatches. This gets me excited again for the possibilities, so thanks for your comments! I personally found Illustrator's colour manipulation tools clunky to use and I cannot say I am loving Affinity Designer's solutions either. Without offering any concrete suggestions, I wish the colour tools were more elegant and intuitive to use. Serif, I realize your job is not easy, and to make something not just functional, but a joy to use, is really difficult. Please consider this as constructive feedback to help grow your new customer pool. "Elegant" is what inspires a user base to become passionate, evangelical and sell your product with very little advertising. After thinking about how I use my time creating assets for clients with Affinity Designer, I wanted to present the following use-case. I love creating assets for clients from scratch. Nothing beats the joy of assessing their needs, collaborating on concepts, and then creating a unique set of assets they are happy ultimately with. But the other side of my job, the less glorious, but inanely practical side of my work, is taking a client's existing assets and building something new from it. This is, for example, an old PDF with a chart in it that needs to be revamped. If I can reuse some of the old vectors from that PDF, that would make my job much easier, or maybe the client just needs a few tweeks, like updating the font or updating a few colour choices. This is where powerful selection tools or "find & replace" tools become essential. I think that is it: Powerful "Find & Replace" tools can relieve tedious tasks and save designer's time! Please continue to look at the Affinity suite of products through that lens. Serif, I hope this offers you a perspective that I am sure is shared, and has been shared, by many of your enthusiastic users. I just wanted to express my feedback to help make your Affinity tools more valuable. Please consider this use-case and incorporate these ideas. Thank you.
  12. 1. Regarding the Move Inside/Outside command, the object you want to place inside another must be immediately above it in the layer's structure (which is what happens when you draw an object after another). From your reply seems you are placing objects individually outside the artboard's layer which isn't the best practise unless you have an explicit reason for that (like for storing objects/elements you may want to have quick access/can quickly drag to an artboard). 2. This all depends on how you have the layers structured. If the objects you want to select are clipped inside another object (shape) then no it's no possible to select them directly using the process you described. But why are you placing the "children" objects clipped inside a shape? Why not place them inside Layers instead (the first icon on the right group on the bottom of the Layers panel)? There's different behaviours depending on the type of object that you are using as a parent: Layers get all children's objects selected when you use the Select ▸ Select All command for example. Groups and clipping shapes don't - only the parent group or clipping shape is selected since they act and are single objects on their own. 4. Maybe it's worth creating a new thread in the Feature Requests section (one request per thread) to request improvements here since it may get lost/it's harder to track down when mixed in a thread dealing with multiple suggestions/points as this one. 7. Have to check this one (the bug where it only works for the first object). Regarding the Global Colour panel displaying when you select an object with a global colour applied, this is by design. What where you expecting to see here? If you want to edit the global colour for that object (and all other that use it), click the Edit Global Colour button in that panel and then the dropdown on top of the pop-up that will appear to select other ways to define/edit the global colour (RGB., HSL, CMYK etc Sliders, HSL Colour Wheel etc etc). 11. Please do so in case you find the issue again. Thanks. 12. This was improved already in the latest Affinity Designer Customer Beta. Just make sure View ▸ Show Bleed is ticked in the menus (with a bleed set in document setup). 14. Affinity Photo 1.7 Customer Beta already uses GPU acceleration for several functions (including opening RAW files). Hopefully we will also see improvements in Designer later as we move forward.
  13. Can't you just use the Colour Picker from the window which pops up when you select Add Global Colour and then just choose a colour you already have in the document? You just check the Spot checkbox. Or am I missing something?
  14. Hello @Claudia_D, you may be surprised how many other forumsters have commented about the feature to select same colour, fill, etc. This thread also includes some official statements that they are working on (or at least thinking about) this feature. But no time estimation was made. Cheers, d.
  15. RIGHT, and nice one to get personal. I happen to have been negative in the last few days out of frustration. That's not always the case or have you read every post I've ever written? Some on the other hand waste their time attacking those who are providing feedback or even more pointless, just being sycophantic. Basic features? Select by stroke / colour etc in Designer is basic in my opinion. It's like having a word processor without a find tool. This being another. DXF is an extremely old industry standard format. I think it is a basic interchange format for vector artwork. Let's stick to the topic rather than attacking others shall we?
  16. One tool being very very slightly better vs breaking a rock solid convention. I use the pen tool maybe 10% of the sessions when I'm working in these apps so maybe I'm unusual. I generally do photo / image adjustments in Photo and Publisher layouts. I'll use designer when (if ever) it has the select by colour / stroke etc feature. So maybe my priorities are biased, but it would seem much better to forgo a very slight improvement on one tool for usability across all apps by conforming to a standard.
  17. Totally agree. And this approach should be taken in all possible scenarios where such a choice exists. Go for simple and quick solutions and fill out with the better one long term. Much like the select by stroke / colour / style request. Do the simple and easy to implement and do it ASAP. In some scenarios the more complex solution may completely supersede the quick and simple one, other times, like with this grid idea, keeping both would have merit. (re the above, I'm referring to complex vs simple in terms of how difficult they are to implement rather than the user experience)
  18. I don't think anyone here is demanding Designer to be a clone of Illustrator. That doesn't mean there aren't features that would be extremely useful or essential that Illustrator has that Designer doesn't have. If these forums are to only be a place for sycophantic arse kissing then the use of the forum for communicating feature requests and enhancements becomes impossible. With regards to this particular request, I don't think anyone is saying the implementation has to be identical to Illustrator, but it is very important to be able to select elements based on colour, stroke width, stroke style etc. It should also be possible to do this very easily in a basic implementation. Maybe the plan is for something really 'flashy' which might be nice one day but really we just need the basic version ASAP.
  19. Hi, I realize that my requests for (2.) Select By... and (3.) Colour Modify have been vigorously discussed. Does anyone finding themselves wishing for (1.) Selection Sets? Please read above for details. Serif, thanks again for listening to our deluge of requests. We can surely make them faster than they can be filled! Mostly, it comes from a place of passion and the value we see in these tools!
  20. Select same by colour fill, line colour, lineweight, etc... This is a very BASIC function! Its not even a feature. This was requested in 2014 and still not implemented?! Are you kidding? Basic productivity and workflow is important to any professional. Simple software that does simple things well. Come on Affinity - you have had 4 years already!
  21. It would be great if all the 'Create New' options in all three apps could adopt an automatic naming dialogue when selected rather than having to first create a new 'Style', 'Colour Palette', 'Asset' etc., and then separately select 'Rename'. Surely it would be far more efficient if when creating a new 'Style', 'Colour Palette', 'Asset' or whatever that it defaulted to showing the 'Rename' dialogue window so you could create and name it in a single step. This would still mean you could accept the default, i.e. 'Unnamed' and rename later if you wanted to but it would also reduce the current two-step process to a one-step process which makes far more sense, to me at least.
  22. Had a quick look for this on the forums but could see it. Thought I might see if others would find it useful. So If I want multiple shapes to maintain the same fill, the way of achieving this is to set a global colour and then select the relevant shapes and set the fill to the global colour. Now if I want to affect the fill of all of the shapes together (without having to select them) I can change this global colour and they'll all change accordingly. Now, if I were to then import a palette that contains the same fill colour as the colour of these shapes, I feel like I'd benefit immensely from keeping that colour global for those shapes. If there's a concern that some shapes have global control and others don't (i.e. there are shapes incidentally the same colour that I don't want to control globally with the others) then there'd have to be a separate fill of the same colour that isn't global for those. Ultimately I don't see a problem with, when importing a palette for artwork with global colours set, and the palette contains those global colours, a prompt to say: "This palette contains colours that are currently set as global, would you like to maintain global colours?" Yes | No This way I don't have to go through the effort of selecting all of these shapes again and setting their fill as global - a big time saver considering I'm currently using global colours as a workaround to this issue: Does anyone else think this would be useful?
  23. Yes, indeed, that works. While I agree that this is not a bug I think it follows a wrong logic. IM(H)O it should work this way: Select a text frame and adjust its border colour and fill with the colour controls. Select the text itself (by double clicking on the text frame or using the text tool) adjusts fill and border colour of the text. @willernest can you point to your feature request so that I can add to it? d.
  24. Actually, no, Mark, my NDA is much more recent than that (I knew of Plus way before Affinity was even a thing; you know, back when I sent you an e-mail right after Adobe went to a CC-only business model, basically predicting Affinity and betting, yet again, on the right “horse”, without even knowing it… but, deep down, I knew). In fact, I believe it's probably still ongoing, and that's why I never go into any details here (duh). Check for “João Gomes” on your NDA contract archive as well, then. So, to recap, since I seem to have got your attention: yes, apparently I was such a dedicated and… I dunno, insightful user (i'm just assuming that should be part of the criteria for picking out people) that I was invited to sign one of those things. Time and time again I apologised profusely for not having contributed as much as I should have, because of that infamous MA thesis which sucked the better part of three years of my life. I am, however, willing and trying to make up for lost time, even if belatedly. The only reason I wasn't a more dedicated user was, well, for personal reasons, and I will always do whatever mea culpa I must. But no more than that. You see, things took a turn for the worst recently and, as I've said, through no fault of my own (or maybe because of my early expectations from Affinity; then again, maybe it's your marketing message that's a bit too good to be true; as for my long posts, well, I'd rather reserve my summarisation abilities – which I do have – for all the character/word-limited academic stuff I'll have to write for the next four years of my life). Succinctly put, I became increasingly disillusioned with Affinity apps, especially Designer (first it was the little nagging buts/zits, like tabbing between fields lacking polish, the Separated Mode being grossly un-Mac-like, etc., and then it escalated to me realising the document model was so borked I couldn't actually work with the app even for moderately complex documents). But the real pièce de résistance was having your head of QA publicly insulting my intelligence here in your forums, as if I didn't understand the faintest bit about business models. Yeah, that really took the cake. I responded directly, right then and there, and afterwards informed your PR team, as well as your customer support via e-mail, and to this day… zilch. Absolutely zero response. Put two and two together, and what do you get? You see, if one of your users is kind of a pain – like me (heh), except full-out rude and disrespectful –, you can always kick them out. It's only one customer, after all. If one of those users happens to be “a bit of an influencer” but is still in the wrong, well… It's not good, because you still lose them and whoever he may have influence upon, but at least it's contained-ish (depends; in my case, it could really be rather bad, even if I was a total idiot). If, on the other hand, one of your employees publicly butts heads with a user, any user, that's really bad. If that user is one of the aforementioned type, and is a bit in the right (for all the well-deserved joking about the size of my posts, I still get support from other users in the forums, so clearly I'm not talking complete idiocy here), that's doubly so. And if it's a user who has a contractual obligation towards you (and I surely hoped to both maintain it and actually reinforce my end of the deal once I got more free time, which I finally did), that's triply so (unless, of course, there's so many of us lining up for the taking that you can just afford to consider the ones you already have as expendable and send out more invites; I mean, it's your company, you hold all the data and the cards, so do whatever you please and feel to be right). Now, besides having that “special relationship” with you (to quote a very British diplomatic term), I warned you several times that I am a bit of a tech influencer around my area, and am also working my derrière off to become a design teacher (I already am, though it's a bit of a work-in-progress to become a full-time one – like, you know, doing a 3-year-long PhD programme… – , but I am indeed friends with several teachers and acquainted with many more already). Is that arrogant of me to say? I dunno man. But whether you like it or not, it's a fact, if I'm successful it won't change any day soon, and it does colour the entire experience for both parties. For all my self-centredness, I'm more altruistic than you might think, and I will always, until the day I expire, put the interests of my students first, and if I'm telling you that I won't recommend your app to them, in their best interests, you'd better trust my judgment and at least listen, regardless of your crazy sales figures and accolades from Apple and other users. If you want to shut yourselves in an echo chamber of praise, be my guests, but rest assured that such choice will not help you grow in any way. It may motivate you, and that's great, but motivation alone won't move you forward (or in the right path, at least). I didn't escalate my criticism of your choices out of some sheer sadistic pleasure or some other sordid motivation; no, I became genuinely shocked with how unintuitive and poorly thought-out some of Designer's core features are (and that includes, yes, the lack of a “Select by same…” tool, but I'm actually much more worried with the entire document/artboard/layer model, as that seems much harder and involved to fix than adding this simpler feature). I was genuinely sad that I couldn't use it, and even sadder at the implications thereof. Sorry, I'm only being honest here. And I still give you praise when I must, but I always try to be 100% objective. And constructive. If you check my feedback, I don't just dish out criticism, I actually propose alternative solutions. Every. Single. Time. My consciousness is squeaky-clean when it comes to the quality of my feedback. And I'm not alone in my assessment; João Brandão, another teacher who I trust deeply, and who'll likely become my PhD co-supervisor, has precisely the same view on Designer (he started out by “Steve-Jobsing” me, because I showed him Designer, then he forgot about it, and finally he came round a few months later showing it to me all excited and as if I'd never heard of it; but, as of late, yes, he's also become very disillusioned with it and wrote it off as well). As for the others, It's not even on their radar yet but, considering Professor Brandão's assessment (he's not some ignoramus, but a guy who actually has an excellent multi-touch calligraphy app of his own on the i[Pad]OS App Store, by the way, so do check it out if you're into that sort of thing; in fact, the guys at Serif might even be able to licence those patents and technology from him, for the iPad versions of Designer and Photo and macOS Catalina's brand new SideCar feature, if the deal was sweet enough *wink-wink* *nudge-nudge* *say-no-more* *knowhatahmean*), it's probably for the best that they haven't seriously noticed it. I know I won't even be speaking about Designer to them ever again until I feel I and my students (and they and their own students) can use it for at least 80% of their tasks (the other 20% being hopefully fulfilled by some ancillary, free app like Inkscape until Serif fills in those blanks; but that can only work if the core of Designer is actually fit for purpose). So yes, to say that I'm disappointed is a bit of an understatement. And erasing/hiding entire, dozen-page-long threads without nary an explanation drove me from disappointed and sad to actually mad. With good reason. That stuff is [was? I haven't checked the other thread, but will do so right after the break] just wrong, man [Edit: Yeah, I just did; we were asked to tone it down by none other than yourself, and I did out of respect for the users and the moderators, but if it ends up going unaddressed… it's yet another strike against Serif in my book]. It will be frowned upon on any kind of forum. Get your act together [Edit: on the forums, at least]!
  25. Hi Fantomasas, Welcome to Affinity Forums Thanks for your feedback. A few notes regarding your points: 1. The latest Affinity Designer Customer Beta includes commands to Move Inside/Outside which should help a little here - both commands have (customisable) shortcuts. 2. Double-click the children object you want to select until you get it selected (each double-click goes on level down in the layer's hierarchy). Another way is to press and hold ⌘ (cmd) to select the children object directly on canvas ignoring the layer structure. 3. Currently there's no Contour Tool in Designer. Was requested by a few users too. 4. The Colour Picker Tool (left toolbar) lets you apply the sampled colour directly to the object(s). Make sure Apply to Selection is ticked in the Context toolbar 5. Use the Slice Tool (the first tool) to edit slices. The second is just for selection them. 6. No perspective/mesh distort tools in Affinity Designer yet. This should come in upcoming versions (see Designer's roadmap) 7. Not sure I understood the issue here. You can edit/define the global colour using other methods clicking the Edit Global Colour button and changing the dropdown option in the opt-ip that will appear. 8. The latest Photo Customer Beta already include an option in the Preferences, Tools section to disable the toggling for the shortcuts (Use ⇧modifier to cycle tools). Tick it to disable the toggling. Affinity Designer should have it in an upcoming Beta as well. 9. Go to Affinity Preferences, User Interface and untick Show Lines in points 10. Linking images is still being worked on. 11. Please report this in the respective Bugs section and attach a sample file so we can reproduce and fix the issue. 12. Check my reply above. For specific issues/bugs please fill a bug report in the respective section. 13. [Knife Tool] Thanks for feedback. This is something that was already requested by some users. 14. Affinity Photo is strictly a RAW Developer/converter and photo editing app. It doesn't provide any DAM (digital assets management/library management) functionality relying on OS previews to display thumbnails in the open dialogs. 15. Affinity Publisher is still in development and its integration and some its functionality is still being worked on or ported to Designer/Photo where applicable.
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