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  1. Hello designers, it's winter, and it's getting colder and colder, even the thermometer it's getting fronze:
  2. It would be great if there are options for copying, pasting, disabling and removing layer effects by right clicking on a layer. I know layer effects can removed by clicking on the fx icon and unchecking the boxes. What do you think friends?
  3. I just purchased Affinity Designer in a Black Friday deal via Store App on Win 10 Pro. Kindly guide me on how to find my product key for the same as I would like to share it with my Family using Affinity Designer on different Machines at home.
  4. Mac desktop apps. Running both up to date designer and photo. I read in the Affinity help sections that all Affinity files can be opened in any Affinity app. But when I go to open a afphoto file in afdesign half the layers are missing from the afphoto file. Back story I designed a vector logo in afphoto and just bought afdesign over Black Friday. But the logo is not importing 100% into afdesign. If I click and drag the missing layer from photo over to the design window, That won't work either. Any help thanks. MTN Logo Square 2020 Final.afphoto
  5. I'm a new user, coming from Illustrator. Unless I've missed something there seem to be some oversights in Designer's colour handling. 1. I can Create Palette From Document to add used colour swatches, but these are always non-Global swatches. Although I can then convert them to Global swatches, the illustration colours aren't linked to these swatches. Illustrator correctly creates Global swatches when the Add Used Colors / Add Selected Colors command is used. In commercial design work it's common to have to edit colours in an existing file, and Add Used Colors is used a lot, for example to remove any 4-colour blacks or find incorrect colour mixes. 2. Likewise Select All Unused is a commonly used command in Illustrator. When preparing files for printing it's useful to be able to see exactly which colours appear in a file and to be able to delete and edit them. Illustrator has a strange way of doing this, where you Merge swatches. Personally I think Indesign handles this better, using a dialogue box. 3. Illustrator's Select Same (Fill, Stroke, Stroke Weight) command is also something that gets a lot of use, for line drawings and diagrams. I've added a comment to a different thread that is a feature request for this. 4. Not as important, but it is useful to be able to see colour splits without editing the colour swatch. Indesign has a Name With Color Value option and shows the CMYK mix when you mouse over the swatch. Illustrator uses the CMYK values as the default name when creating a new Global swatch.
  6. Hello forum, I'm a newbie here and have an issue with a file. Upon trying to load the file I get the following error message: "Failed to load document: (file name) Access to the document's file was lost while performing the initial loading. The document must now be closed". I have attached a screen grab of the error message. Is the file corrupt? Very frustrating as I have no way of knowing what the problem is. Any help would be appreciated! John
  7. Hello, I was wondering if within Affinity Designer is there a "Free transform tool" to allow perspective distort with shapes, this is something that can be done within illustrator where you can take two points and can move them together or further apart with equal distance like the example below. You can kinda do this with the "Corner" tool set to straight but this is set to only one angle when perspective distort can change the angle. Thank you for your time and I hope you have a great day.
  8. Recently had a colleague asking about my thoughts on switching to Affinity Designer from Ai. I've been using Designer since 1.2 and overall really love the program, but this question reminded me of some of the common issues that come up for me daily. So my response was that is was a great program that can replace Ai… but there are some issues so I can't fully recommend you do it. The main issues that stop me from fully recommending the app are: 1. Expand stroke can create truly horrible results, especially if you have variation in the stroke pressure. From excessive points (no simplify path operations either) to weird curves. And the smooth rounded ends of variable pressure strokes become pointed. 2. There is no Free transform tool. Something I sorely miss from Ai to make quick perspective changes on grouped objects. 3. For some reason I find it very unpredictable where the resulting shape of path operations will go. I don't know how much time I waste having to put errant resulting intersected shape back into the group from which it's parents came. 4. And lastly, working in the web, it find it a little inconvenient no to be able to enter colour values (ie. hex, rgb) on the Colour palette. I know there is also the Colour Chooser palette with the number fields, but it is so gigantic and doesn't fit in with the other palettes. If they would just combine those into one, with the option of toggling the colour fields. That'd be so nice.
  9. When i try to purchase designer for ipad..the discount is not reflected...ínstead of 14; show 20
  10. Hi, everyone ~ I'm a new user of Affinity Designer here. I bought the Desktop version and now I'm thinking of buying the ipad version. I'm also getting a new ipad. I may have a question about the ipad model and how much storage I need to get in order to get Affinity Designer run smoothly: I know it works on ipad air 2, but I will prefer to purchase the most current released model of Ipad pro just because it's almost certain that for any graphic and heavy design work creation, I can't imagine ipad air 2 can handle any good performance on that. I know for sure I will have to buy an Ipad Pro. So now I'm struggling in between if I should purchase Ipad Pro 256GB? or 512GB?? I read an article and I pasted some useful information here ~ it says: https://www.imore.com/what-ipad-storage-size-should-you-get Since vector file size is way smaller than raster file size, running Affinity Designer to do complicated vector art shouldn't be a problem on Ipad pro. Now it's just about the price ~ if 215GB is more than enough to handle heavy vector graphic creation work on Affinity Designer, then it should be my first choice; since 512GB is more expensive. Any suggestion would be appreciated Thank you <3
  11. Need help for the issue I bought black friday Affinity Designer on iPad but I paid the Price 22€ and not the 30% of 15€ why????
  12. Hello! I recently emailed Affinity Support with a suggestion for a pattern tool similar to the one in Illustrator, and they advised me to make a post here. I'm a newbie when it comes to graphic design, but I have played around with both Affinity Designer and Illustrator, and the one thing I personally miss is the pattern tool in Illustrator. I love the interface in Designer because it seems to have a little bit less of a learning curve, but some kind of pattern tool would enable me to switch over completely, I think. Probably not the first one to suggest this, so I hope it's okay to post about! Thanks.
  13. Guys, I'm using here the Affinity Designer 1.7.3 on my Macbook pro 2018 (16gb, Radeon 560x 4gb) I can't understand why this issue is happening with a very small project, few pixel layers and getting this unpleasant issue during my work Look at this video as example, It's a clear document not heavy one, tested different brushes too, no reason to have this problem, any help? Please any solution? I'm starting get tired to always stop my work to report issues to help the bugs report and no feedback. AFFINITY-DESIGNER-1.7.3-DELAY-RASTER-PERSONA.mov
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    Never done a self portrait before, but needed a profile pic so here ya go...
  15. Bonsoir Je suis nouvelle et je suis tombée amoureuse de Affinité Designer . Je passe la majorité de mon temps à travailler sur Aff . Designer .
  16. hey there, when I always try to use the pencil tool, is very overwhelming to close the path when I draw free hand shapes. my suggestion would be, if the user draw any shape and hold the pencil/mouse for few secs, the Path close automatically. and please I believe this tool Needs to have a big review for free hand vector drawings Why? Sculpt mode doesn't work as we want. the nodes generated are too crazy Establisher function works well sometimes, however Window stabiliser generates multiples nodes at the beginning of the path, it's not optimised to use properly. I hope this can give to the team a nice direction for the improvements of this amazing software. regards Jhon
  17. Hello designers, in today's lesson I will show you how to make a radio mic using Affinity Designer. Enjoy:
  18. Hi! I just jumped into Affinity Designer for iPad. I immediately found two things that disappointed me a lot. Table changes color after adding a new artboard. For someone who spends 16+ hours daily behind screens for a living, having a dark mode or the ability to select a darker scheme is a must and most of the times, a dealmaker. I loved the dark UI but why does it needs to change to light gray after I add a new artboard? In the desktop version there’s an option to change that behavior but not in the iPad version. So far the solution is to create a huge black vector square, lower the opacity, lock the layer and create everything on top of that. The artboard names are always on display. I would make them appear only when the user activates the artboard tool. So far, everything else has been working like a charm. Greetings!
  19. After being inspired by forum member Graphic&Design, I thought I might start a thread to encourage people to make and share their art based around a particular theme. Not certain how much interest there might be, but hopefully a few of you will join in! :) The challenge: create something using Affinity's products based on the theme of Autumn/Fall. Your art can be as simple or as complex as you want. It could be a single vector leaf or an entire forest. Perhaps a hat & scarf or a pair of wellies to represent the changing weather. A rosy red apple or a squirrel with some nuts. These are only suggestions. It's very open to interpretation. Whatever autumn means to you! And remember, it's not about who's best. It's about creating art and having fun. So, let's see some pics!
  20. Vector Paint Brushes and Painting Test Created a new set of vector Brushes to supplement Render II and Linear II Experimenting with a new set of 'Vector Texture Brushes'...and a bit of fun! Again using a repeating process of painting with the vectors ..then raster the grouped results [repeat]... Painting Experiment as below!
  21. Hey! I love to make transit maps and diagrams for fun in my spare time after work. This time it's Mallorca, Spain: my home-made diagram shows all tram, metro and train lines in service in 2019. Feedback is appreciated! Have fun! Chris
  22. Belot

    The Coolest Filters for #AD

    Can't wait to share these live filters!! I've found it from this link, the author told me that he was saved Affinity Photo filters as Assets and now #AD can use live filters as well, but perspective fitler not working properly Any way it's definitely cool in #AD, try it now Afans Live Filters - for Designer 1.6.zip
  23. Started work on Inktober 2019 Challenge.. Day 01 Prompt:Ring Completed in Affinity Designer Original Size 500mm x 500mm 300 dpi Upload size 1771 x 1771 HQ and jpg
  24. Hi there! I've just purchased Affinity Designer today. But seems like Show Special Characters is missing. Or maybe I'm not able to find it. Could you please help me finding this option? Many thanks! Have a nice weekend! Best regards Tamzid
  25. I am posting this feedback in this section of the forum, I hope this help to improve the software Not going to talk about the bugs, I hope all of them get fixed I am going to compare my experience with other softares, such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape (the ones I use the most) For the few time I have used the software I can tell is very minimalistic, (I really hope this is not because the Ipad version limitations, as PC can do much more than a Ipad, so I hope PC version is not being limited to keep in the same quality of the Ipad version) Or maybe is the way the software is going to be, as it could be a minimalistic software not planned to have advanced features, I would like to know which kind of software Affinity Designer aim to be, minimalistic or advanced? Developer team care for both personas this mean less time to focus to improve designer persona and possibly priorize pixel persona over vector persona (The software is meant to be a vector graphic software, rather than a raster graphic software) The exporting persona is not intuitive and does not have much more to offer than the traditional exporting in the user menu The software have very few settings and some of them are not compatible with SVG format (The standard file format for vector graphics) The software have very few tools and some of them are not compatible with SVG format (The standard file format for vector graphics) There are very few tools for vector graphics, and the customization for them are very tricky and not intuitive & limited _ What I suggest is to focus on introducing new tools&features&settings to work with vector graphics and improve the ones that the software already have Currently I don`t use this software because of the limitations exposed, as other vector graphic software have to offer much more optimized tools&features for vector format (SVG), I really hope it get more complexity eventually as for now it is not a stand alone software for its limitations & few features for vector graphics.

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