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  1. I brought an eps file into Designer which has several shapes inside one layer (which is being described as 'Curves' in the layer menu). There was one shape that I wanted to copy and paste into the same set of curves, so that the file retains one set of curves, but I can't find a way to do that. Every time I go to paste the shape, it creates a new separate layer called 'Curve'). At the very least, I know that merging the layer called 'Curve' and the layer called 'Curves' into one would achieve the same desired effect, but I can't find a way to do that, either. So to use the nomenclature of Designer, combine a separate 'Curve' - to a pre-exisiting set of 'Curves', to make one 'Curves'. Designer clearly supports having multiple curves inside one set of curves, but I'm not seeing an obvious menu item or contextual menu to make this happen. I want to do this without using layers - just combine all curves into one set. If someone could point me into the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
  2. Hello I have a problem with exporting text. If I export text and change it into curves affinity designer cut the text a little bit. Look at the attachement. How to export it correctly? If i print the exported text it looks like it was cut. :/
  3. Hi, is there a possibility to deselect single points (I am sure this ist not the correct term) in the curves (in Affinity Photo) without resetting the whole thing? I am new to the forum. Sorry if it was discussed somewhere else already, I couldn't find anything... Greetings and thanks in advance.
  4. I've been using Affinity designer to make maps for a novel I'm working on. As one would imagine, it is quite time-consuming to draw a properly jagged coastline. What would make easier is if you could draw fractal lines, curves, and shapes like in ProFantasy's app Campaign Cartographer 3. I have attached a mock-up of some examples of what I have in mind for Affinity Designer's equivalent. Firstly, unlike CC3, AD's bézier handles and corner tool would make fractal curves and corners far more versatile. As with the corner tool, fractal lines could be "baked" for more precise node editing. The actual jaggedness of the fractal could be adjusted for softer or harsher coasts depending on the effect one is looking for, and the line could also be smooth but wavy, which would be useful for drawing rivers. I'm sure that there would be many uses for this feature outside of mapmaking, and it would certainly make my job quite a bit easier as CC3's export functionality leaves a great deal to be desired. If fractals were added to Affinity Designer's already astounding features, it would save a huge amount of time when trying to make jagged shapes.
  5. Rounding, concave, straight and cutout curves are listed in the top right tool bar after clicking the curve took but how do you do a "reverse" curve. For example, if i have a rectangle.. some edges i want to round and others i want to invert so that the edges of my rectangle are pointy and the "round" is going inward. kind of like a "C" shape. The best i cant describe it as is an invert rounded option. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi Folks, Happy new year and all that blah.... Quick questions, How would be the best way to go about adding a separate colour within a shape? I have created a a shape with a black fill and now within that shape I need to further add grey stripes/blocks. I need them to fill it accurately. If it was a square shape then no problems but this is far from square and has curves all over the shop. Any ideas? no doubt you will have, hence why a reply on this forum like nothing else :huh: Cheers again and thanks in advance Mark
  7. It would be extremely useful to see the percentage values for curves like many of Affinity's competitors. It would allow us to work in a much more nuanced way. The curves tool is awesome, this would take it to the next level. Being able to actually input numerical values would also be useful.
  8. Hi there, is there a way to see percentage values on a curve? Affinity's big curve window is awesome, but percentages would make it much easier to be precise.
  9. Hi Folks, Me again.... After a little more help again please if you would be so kind. So, have a look at the file I have attached. Look to theft and you will see an upper and lower wing. I need the lower wing curve at the furthest left tip to match the curve of the upper wing, making it more symmetrical. Also, how do i make sure that the distance between the two wings (Upper and lower) is that same distance across the full length of the wing again ensuring symmetry. Hope that makes sense and someone can help. Thanks guys Mark Door Design 2.afdesign
  10. It would be super awesome if more was made of distorting shapes. At the moment if you hoover the mouse over the protruding centre line at the top of any shape and wait, you get a little icon which is two arrows pointing in either direction, you can click and drag this to skew the shape a little bit. But they you need to keep rotating the item then turning it a bit if you want to adjust it and it can be a bit of a pain. It would be great if there was a distortion menu which allowed you to just selected pre-made angles for which your shape could distort too, so for example isometric left, isometric right, 45 degrees etc.. and if then you can add advance alteration like changing the percentage of the skew and the manually pick the direction that would be perfect! Really awesome work on the software so far I use it everyday now!
  11. Hi, Just starting out evaluating the AP trial against my current editor (PS CS6). Very impressed so far; hugely impressed with your work. I primarily use Curves and Levels adjustment masks in my work. Using a Levels adjustment mask in PS CS6 and adjusting the Black and White levels, I can see a full-image clipping indication mask if I hold down ALT while adjusting. This is a really helpful tool. Is there an equivalent for this in AP? I tried holding down ALT while adjusting black/white sliders but there was no effect. I also tried the other modifier keys (Shift, Cmd etc), but also no effect. I'm using AP Trial v1.3.5 on a late 2012 Mac Mini running OS X 10.10.5. Many thanks, Matt
  12. Using the Pen tool I am trying to draw a line that starts with a curve but then I want the next portion to be straight. I Illustrator I would draw the curve and click the last point and then I could start drawing straight again. I believe pressing the P key would do the same. I can't figure out how to do this in Designer. I can only follow a curve segment connected to a curve segment. I hope that makes sense.
  13. Hello. I am using Affinity Photo. I have an image that has 2 objects in it. I want to cut these objects out of the image to remove the background. The Selection Brush Tool and Refine Selection option is not accurate enough to create and refine the selection boundary. I have created a closed curve around each of the objects in the image. Each curve is on a separate layer. Can I convert these curves to a selection so I can cut them out of the image? I have looked in the Help document and also viewed the videos on the Affinity website but cannot find any information regarding this type of task. Thanks in advance for your help. Cheers
  14. I have a png that I have imported to Affinity Designer. the current selection is "background (pixel)" How do I select individual objects or text within the document? I want to change color of text and also the logo, and I want to be able to separate parts and use them individually.
  15. Hello; I've noticed there's a handy button in the top right of the screen that allows to convert a text to curves. However, it only appears when a text object is selected (obviously) but it disappears if there are non-text objects selected as well. I mean, ¿is there a way to convert all the text objects without selecting them one by one? Let's say: selecting the whole document, clicking somewhere, all text traced. Thanks! Val
  16. When more than one curve type shape is selected in the node tool. The nodes for all curves are displayed as being selected. Which is as it should be. If I click on one node the handles for that node and the node on either side are displayed. Also as it should be. But if I opt + click on one of the handles to remove that handle then all nodes for layers other than the one that had a handle deleted are no longer displayed as selected. The layer panel shows they are still selected. But the drawing shows they are not selected. The layer panel and drawing should not be in disagreement. The layer panel I would say is correct, do you agree that the rest of the curves should still be shown as selected in the drawing?
  17. See the image attached. I think it would be awesome if there was a color preview to show how dragging the curves handles will affect your photo. For example I would know that dragging the highs in the red channel down would tint the photo cyan, or dragging the lows in green to the right will tint the photo magenta. This could work for RGB and CMYK as well. Thanks!
  18. Curves in PSDs? Ignored? Apps like PhotoLine, PS, InDesign, GraphicConverter, … handle this. Give us hope, please.
  19. I miss the ability to numerically edit the coordinates of control points on curves (adjustment layers). In PS, the input/output values of a control point are displayed and can be entered numerically, or - even better - precisely adjusted with the scroll wheel. Especially when working in LAB for detailed color correction, this precision is a must, as manipulations of the a/b-curves allow for great control of subtle color shifts but also wreck havoc on a picture if only slightly misadjusted.
  20. Hi everyone, I'm new on Affinity Designer and I got a problem concerning the path type. ( I've already checked the instructions in the helped menu but that doesn't work for me ). I hope you'll understand me because I work on the french version so that the traduction of the tools may not be exact. Well here's my problem: First I create the curve that will define the curve of my text, then I use the text box tool and I click on the curve I've juste created in order to insert a text that follows the curve. The text insertion zone is in the rectangular zone that defines the curve but the text doesn't follow the curve !! The photo attached shows where my text insertion zone is and how my text appears when I try the make a path type Thank you so much if someone here can help me, I've tried everything and I'd be very grateful ! :) Antonin
  21. Is there a way to accomplish a similar workflow or at least the same result? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeEt7IQ_tYI#t=13m50s Thanks!
  22. Hi, there's a Plugin for PS (Windows only) called Curvemeister which allows to Curve in different colorspaces. E.g. the document is RGB, the Curves dialog shows the usual RGB Composite + R, G, B channels and L, a, b, and C, M, Y, K (which channels are calculated on the fly). In PrePress it's quite usual to switch carelessly from one colorspace to another to exploit each colorspace peculiar features. The multi-colorspace Curving could be implemented, say, only when the document is converted to Lab (so that you're already in a device-independend space, which saves you a conversion). Thank you, Davide Barranca
  23. So most (all) gradients are even transitions along a 1d line. AD does 2d, so why not 2d gradients. This is in two parts. One) every gradient would have a "Distort Mode", distort mode brings up a grid of handles, rotated to the direction of the gradient and radial etc. for the respective gradient. These can be moved, distorting the gradient. This would be basically a special implementation of the second part; 2D gradients) each 2d gradient would be a assortment of points, each with controllable spread, hsl, and shape. Spread is the distance, think a gaussian function, squished or squashed. HSL is obvious, color controllable with any of the already implemented options. Shape is the shape (no duh), by default a circle, but a star (long points extending from a circle), square, ellipse, or custom could be chosen. Inspired by Logoist 2's lightmap feature (also a good idea to implement), blurred stuff, low-poly stuff.
  24. Sorry if this is a basic question or has been answered before, but I really couldn't figure it out. How do you fill a space between three or more concurrent curves? Say you have three lines which form a triangle, how can you fill the formed triangle with a colour? See my example: I drew the circle, joined the respective opposite marks and I have obtained those polygons that I filled. My approach was to redraw the formed polygons using the pen tool and then filling them, but there must be some other way. Or if I want to fill the curvilinear triangles that are formed with the circle - how do I do that? Thank you. desen_modular.svg
  25. I was trying to join two curves by selecting the two end nodes I wanted to join but A.D. had other ideas. I expect when joining the curves and I've seleted two nodes, that would be the connection would happen. Joining Curves.mov
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