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  1. When there is nothing to undo, or redo, the undo/redo button should be greyed out so that it cannot be selected. I'm thinking of the undo redo buttons I have enabled in prefs.
  2. Hi, When I use Designer V2 - it works fine for sometime (may be an hour or so - can't be exact on this) but then it starts slowing down and everything becomes really laggy. For example, the selection of any object, selection of a new tool from the toolbar by click or by keyboard shortcut, selection of a context menu button takes 3-5 sec or more! The files I am working on are not that heavy, in fact most of them are under 1MB (it uses many gradients and vector brush) but still it lags severely. It seems like the lag is slowly creeping in before becoming noticeable. I reminds me of some earlier version of Designer V1 that had similar lag (which version resolved it I don't remember now) . I am using Designer V2 on Windows 10 V 21H2. (19044.2251) and face no such issue with Designer V1. I have turned off hardware acceleration / Open CL after seeing some other threads on similar (but not exactly same) lag issue - however it hasn't helped. Please let me know if there's a solution that I can try or if it's a known bug when it would be fixed. Thank you.
  3. A bug: I save regularly using CMD + S on my keyboard attached via Bluetooth to my iPad Pro 2022. Affinity Designer clearly shows SAVING every time. If I save my changes then immediately go to the Home Screen of Designer, there is still a M for modified next to the title of the thumbnail of the file. Only if I save the file from the Save / Save as options from the thumbnail, the M is removed. V2.0.4 on iPadOS 16.2
  4. Sea of Clouds is another series of cities, bridges, mountains that immersed in the sea of clouds, It starts with Chongqing's Caijia Jialing River Bridge. Yes, I do love Chongqing. It is a very charming city, also known as the mountain city, fog capital, and bridge capital. I draw several illustations of Chongqing before. I hope you will enjoy.
  5. I don’t know what the layers compact mode is for. I can perhaps use it for navigation although I can only imagine that I either display the regular layers panel or hide it. In Designer I find the concept weird and lifeless. But one thing I clearly see missing is double clicking the thumbnail to zoom to that object or group like I can in the normal layers panel. Without this compact mode doesn’t even work for navigation.
  6. On iPadOS 16.3, Affinity Designer 2.0.4 on iPad Pro 2022 Tap with Apple pen in yet unnamed layer (scenario is it is accidental), and tap cancel with pen. Nothing happens with pen. It works with finger on screen. ESC is unfortunately not implemented either. If I type a few letters, it works with Apple Pen.
  7. This is a bug report of a known problem, but also a description of why it is so important that Serif render the preview correctly and accurately. iPad Pro M2 2022 model, iPadOS 16.3. Competent and most recent hardware and software. I export a fairly detailed 4000 x 6000 pixel document (all vector), and when I export this document to PNG or JPG (18 vs 12 mb result), there are horrible jagged edges on many objects. I only look at the image in the 100% in which it is presented. So what is the degradation due to the output format, size and compression and what is due to Serif's preview? Only your developers will have an idea. I can't use that for anything. And I think that also applies to the Desktop editions, hm. First, Serif, this is completely useless for real use, and I use Designer real and seriously. Second, this preview is quite large and detailed, so why the heck is some parts of it so poorly rendered? Gradients look fine. Secondly. The user journey. Unfortunately, as a photographer and designer, I knew in advance that the preview in Finder is also useless and misleading, so I exported and found the file in Finder. Here I opened the document and it was as expected blurred and smaller than the original. Aha, also Apple won't show me the file correctly. So how does one get to see his work. You can't be a professional and work through a foggy window. This I unfortunately also knew in advance that Finder doesn't take us seriously, so I bought FileBrowser Pro, which sure can display images in full resolution, hooray. So that's my point: your customers may not even see the images in correct resolution in iPadOS in Finder (unless they make an effort like me), and that's why your export preview in Affinity is so important.
  8. Hi all! My first babysteps with Affinity, the car mostly done in Illustrator but the rest, a lot dots and spots and background done in pixelmode in my newly bought Affinity. I'm not a pro but an amateur and I have a couple years drawed pictures over my hometown Nyköping in Sweden. Here is the latest. Though not town but outside. Sorry for the english it's not my first language. (why I bought affinity is because I bought a new mac to replace my 12 years old one and the old Adobe suite I had did'nt work in the new mac so, and now they had begun with monthly payed system that I as an poor amateur don't afford so I searched for a cheaper program, Affinity is very promising though I miss a few thing, maybe they come in future) Best Regards Jochum
  9. Is there visual tab stops ruler for text objects in Affinity Designer, as the ones in Adobe Illustrator (the hotkey is Ctrl + Shift + T) and VectorStyler? I think using Paragraph panel > Tab Stops fields to set the tab stops is not really intuitive
  10. New artwork - “Put the Knife Down Sandra.” Part-inspired by Mia Goth in the closing shot of the horror film “ Pearl”, and part-inspired by the slightly crazed smiles of Nigella Lawson (I love Nigella, but, you know…) comes the lovely Sandra, with her slightly demented 80’s appearance. Hope you like her! (Made on Affinity Designer iPad v2)
  11. I'm quite unsure what the term 'Live docs' covers, and so I don't know how best and safest to use it. It would be common here in 2023 to decode it as some cloud based online real-time collaboration tool, but Serif hasn't got there yet, so what is it? My own real need is really just 'Recent documents' which are closed, and may have been closed for weeks, but I'd like to open lightning fast again. As in desktop. So, Serif, what do you technically mean by this: Return to documents you’ve created or opened but not closed by tapping Live Docs. Simply tap one’s thumbnail to continue working on it. You can also save and close documents from here. Are the files under live docs systemically opened by iPadOS, and are system resources used by Affinity, and should they be closed when not being worked on, or are the documents just a pseudo-open with thumbnail for quick access - a sort of thumbnail recent documents? I assume they are open somehow, as they can lie in that state with unsaved changes for a long time, and what if you close Affinity with files here with unsaved changes? So all in all I miss an option with recently opened files. I don't need all the samles that use UI space on the central Home Screen and does so forever.
  12. Let's say you're working with layers on top of the layers panel for one reason or another. The most common is probably to trace an image that is on top, locked and with maybe 50% transparency. When I really need to turn the view of this topmost layer on or off, or just adjust the transparency value, many times during e.g. an hour of work, I activate the layers panel on my iPad (I guess it's the same on desktop), and then I need to scroll-scroll-scroll to the top of layers. There is no scrollbar or "Jump to top" icon, so I have to scroll to the top of the layers. A long and clumsy trip with scroll wheel, or finger or Apple Pen. I wonder if you could at least implement the ability to jump to the top or bottom in the layers panel. Alternatively of course as in the thread below go all the way and make some neat functionality for reference layers as they call it, but as that may have a long way to go, or that you don't make anything like that at all, please a Jump top top/bottom functionality for iPad. Also covered here: Thanks
  13. I’m trying to make 6 decks of 30 cards for a classroom activity, and unfortunately A4 is the only print size available to me. In order avoid having 6 massive cards per sheet and waste 30 sheets of paper, I’d like to have 18 smaller cards (3 different cards x6) per sheet, 10 pages total. In other words, I’d like to set up the data merge to repeat each field from the data source 6 times before incrementing to the next field. Is this possible? The only way I’ve managed to make this work is to make the data source include 6 duplicates of every card. This is manageable, but I’d much rather have a single entry for every card variant in the data set just to make editing and adding new cards a breeze. Attached below: Data Merge Example.afpub is my pre-merged document setup. Data Merge Example Source.xlsx is an example of the kind of data source I'd like to use for the afpub document. Data Merge Complete.afpub is how I would like the data merge to result. Honestly, I'll be surprised if there is actually a way to do this. Many thanks if anyone has an answer for this. Data Merge Example.afpub Data Merge Example Source.xlsx Data Merge Complete.afpub
  14. Greetings, I’m trying to find out if I could change the settings for the grids on affinity designer for iPad Pro? For example if I wanted 28 or 32 columns by 16 or 18 across? Your help is greatly appreciated!
  15. It has been discussed in several threads that the interface in v2 of Affinity has some accessibility issues, and I have personally issues with the toolbar buttons in Designer for iPad. I can’t see which feature I have enabled with just a bit of ambient light and I am sitting inside in the shadow. It is impossible to see what icon is active. Adobe placed this little vertical bar next to the active tool (in this screenshot next to the heal tool) or feature; problem solved. Highly recommended.
  16. Below is my list of written tutorials I have done over the years. The first few were done using early versions of Affinity programs but they should still be ok. Some menus may have changed or tools look different but the basics are the same. Also most are for Affinity Photo, but some could be done in Designer. Plus the "Beginners Look at Affinity Photo" ones will pretty much be the same in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs have same basic functions. PhotoPlus and Affinity Photo – make a fake Starry Sky background https://www.dropbox.com/s/3la5z4amc11wcgx/starry-Sky-PhotoPlus_and_Affinity_Photo.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Silk Embroidery Effect https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h4mpso7i77z1oq/Affinity%20Photo%20-%20Silk%20Embroidery%20Effect.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Silk Embroidery Effect V2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6usbza25vidgmck/Embroidery%20Tutorial%20v2.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Vintage Cabinet Frames https://www.dropbox.com/s/bj2dsmwmy0juazk/cabinet-frames.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Fake Evening Sky with Rain and Lightening https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlcdnducotitp1d/Fake_Evening_-_Lightning_-_Rain_-_Affinity_Photo.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo - Art Projects Shows 2 ways to make a blank canvas on an easel have what might be a painted image on it, from a photograph. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fx18c77t2dnulb/Art-Projects-sept2018.pdf?dl=0 Infrared V2 – Affinity Photo 3 ways to make fake Infrared images I Needed a project to use in the Affinity Publisher beta, so I thought I’d update an old Serif PhotoPlus tutorial to an Affinity Photo tutorial. It basically shows 3 methods to get Infrared style images. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0c0mgqfrbrdv4q5/Affinity%20Tutorial%20-%20Infrared-v2.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Convert German Video – Film Strip Image in 3 parts pt 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/iewleyt95a8qhdk/Photo_Film_Strip_-_German_Tutorial_pt1.pdf?dl=0 pt 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2j35gkvxr9emcq6/Photo_Film_Strip_-_German_Tutorial_pt2.pdf?dl=0 pt 3 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yvxubgne0kqct4/Photo_Film_Strip_-_German_Tutorial_pt3.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – False Water and Reflection https://www.dropbox.com/s/4sm0qqikvp0hs0a/affinity-photo-false_water_and_reflection.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Chinese Painting Styles in 2 parts pt 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvqn9hf9mo2xwbr/Chinese_Painting_-Pt_01-_affinity-photo.pdf?dl=0 pt 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ovc317ncjjosd0/Chinese_Painting_-Pt_02-_affinity-photo.pdf?dl=0 Affinity Photo – Beginners Look at Layer Masks https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0lsf9e7kdymdyd/A-Photo-%20Beginners%20Look%20At%20Layer%20Masks.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 1 – Better Cloning https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1d283mn7icltzc/ACTIV8-issue1-BetterCloning.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 2 – Spheres https://www.dropbox.com/s/igufcf3unu4z84b/ACTIV8-issue2-spheres.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 3 – Affinity Photo - Select Tree - Replace Sky – 2 ways https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx0ko7f2xjqsg3r/ACTIV8-issue3-replacesky.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 4 – Tri-Fold Image https://www.dropbox.com/s/1iyp59mr3bzjlri/ACTIV8-issue4-TriFold-image.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 5 – Emboss With Lighting https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5r6tiz3c7k7o1s/ACTIV8-issue5-emboss-with-light.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 6 – 3D Text https://www.dropbox.com/s/gif1x6xrtfrp2z8/ACTIV8-issue6-Three-D-Text.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 7 -Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher – A look at Styles This written tutorial, mainly aimed at beginners of any of the Affinity Software made for PC and Mac. It may work the same on iPad version but I don’t own one so can’t confirm that it will. It looks at what Styles are, how to make some Gradient Styles and some Styles made from images. Then how to Export and Import your newly made Styles. After that I do a basic overview of a couple of video tutorials I have made in the past. Using the Mirror Filter and the Equation filter to make new images, to then make Styles from. Lastly, another overview of a recent video tutorial, which looks at using the Vector Crop Tool in Affinity Designer to grab sections of an image to then make Styles from. The end of this PDF tutorial has interactive links to all the video tutorials and links to the downloads of all the Styles I have made in these video and written tutorials. https://www.dropbox.com/s/82szaatnflaw8fk/ACTIV8-issue7-Styles.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 8 – Affinity Photo – Make Sketch Image With Just The Channel Mixer A while ago I made an Affinity Photo video tutorial about making a sketch image just using the Channel Mixer adjustment. I thought I’d up-date it slightly in this written tutorial, which can be done in Affinity Photo, Designer or Publisher. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6etmt3am6ljprwn/ACTIV8-issue7-ChannelMixer-Sketch.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 8a – Affinity Software – 4 Creative yet simple ways to use Blend Modes This is a written tutorial update of a video tutorial I did in Feb 2018. They are fairly basic edits and will work best with an image that has a white background. So, I will use one I got from Pixabay, as are the other images used. Links to the video and image are in the written tutorial. The video was done in Affinity Photo but this will be done in Affinity Designer but I see no reason why it can’t also be done in Publisher. https://www.dropbox.com/s/sluebvjl86nuk8e/ACTIV8-issue8-Four-Uses-for-Blend-Modes.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 9 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 1 Looking at opening images and saving your edits. Plus, file formats also a look at the Layers Panel and Colour selection Although tutorial is for Affinity Photo all will work pretty much the same in Affinity Designer And Publisher https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ztaxn4siom7evd/ACTIV8-issue9-Beginners%20Look%20at%20Affinity%20Photo%20pt01.pdf?dl=0 Activ8 issue 10 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 2 Looking at opening and setting up a new document other than an image. The Brush Tool and changing the Brush Tips. Then looking at the different types of Pixel and Vector layers you can make. Layer Masks and their use. Plus, a quick look at Text and Shape layers and the Glyph Browser. As with part 1, most (if not all) of the information in this tutorial will work just as well in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs are so similar. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kourodnfojwq26l/ACTIV8-issue10-Beginners%20Look%20at%20Affinity%20Photo-pt02.pdf?dl=0
  17. Two issues encountered using Designer 2.0.4 on iPadOS 16.2 on an iPad Pro. Using a mouse connected to an apple adapter (wireless mouse with dongle attached to USB port of adapter) nothing happens when I click the numeric fields for hole radius, start angle and other shape fields. If I use the Apple Pen or my finger, the input value dialog is shown. If I regret activating this dialog I cannot close it clicking the X symbol on the dialog top, I have to select OK or click outside the dialog.
  18. I'm trying to look for an angled/tilted brush for hand writing with my pen tablet. I know it sounds extremely simple – it's one of the default brushes on Adobe Illustrator – but I can't seem to find it on Affinity Designer. Everything is rounded... Some taper off a the ends. But none are actually angled. Please help!
  19. Excuse me if there are another topic on it, I couldn´t find it on the forum. I having a long problem with: 1) Selections in pixel persona: when I do a cross selection (polygonal or lasso) it dislocates to top left. 2) Color Pick Tool (i): when I pick a color, it appear as foreground (above) at Tools Menu. But when I select the Brush tool, it goes do Backgroun color. So I must go and change again. My Affinity Designer Version is
  20. Hello! I'm not great at using forums, but I'm gonna give it a try: I use a 2019 Macbook Pro, running Ventura 13.2. It has a solid graphics card, as well as a solid processor. Lately, I have been having a strange issue on Affinity Designer since updating: All of it runs smoothly, EXCEPT for the brush tool. I can create/modify shapes and curves no problem. But any time I slide over to the Pixel Persona to use the paint brush the entire app all but freezes. Eventually it reflects the input I have made, but after nearly a minute of wait time, and very gradually; like, we're talking dial up types of patience/waiting. The video attached should hopefully get the idea across. If there is any pertinent info that I left out let me know, otherwise any insight would be appreciated. Screen Recording 2023-01-27 at 11.16.18 PM.mov
  21. Designer and Publisher (apparently not Photo) launches slowly since MacOS Big Sur 11.1 (i.e. 45 dock icon bumps) in its first launch after Mac reset or after a while closed (versus 4 icon bumps when recently launched). Why?, is it normal?, is OS guilty or the app?, Apple Silicon Macs will solve it? Emilio
  22. Hello, I bought a few year ago Affinity Photo and Designer. Now I have a new Mac Mini and want to download the programs. The are not available in the App Store . I looked also in the update part of the store as suggested. Also Command R for updating the update page dit not show the Affinity programs. How can I download the programs. I have a lifetime licens. Regards, Chris Gerrist
  23. Hello, I recently purchased Affinity Designer on my iPad, however, I discovered that the vector brush panel settings do not offer many options for modifying brushes. For example, there are no options for adjusting roundness or angle, while in the free app I used previously like Vectornator does have these options. I'm unsure if I'm just unable to find where are these settings, or if they dont exist. My goal is to create calligraphy designs. Thank you in advance for any responses!
  24. Blend tool (object blending) has been requested since 2015. It's a crucial part of doing parametric / creative work. Any chance to put in onto priority / pipe? Thanks
  25. I sometimes write in multiple languages, and when I use a font that doesn't support the language, Designer automatically chooses a similar font that supports the language I'm writing in. Is there a way to know what font Designer has chosen for me?
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