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  1. Hi friends, Now that I have purchased the Affiniy Photo Inhad dreamed that this one of my former questions would be answered by the working of the app. ut I am desappointed for is not. I am longing to get the selection outline being softened by a slight blurring, but as much as I repeat the action, select-shrink-invert selection-apply blurring....the result is that the blurring does affect the whole shape and. not the outline that is outside of the "marching ants" I have followed a moderator's instructions or tips and the hing does happen again and again, Can anyone have tried to do this action and succeed? I would appreciiate, again a bit of. help in this, Is important for my conpositions and though I coulld refine the outlines with Photoshop...mmmm....the thing is to get ride of it as much as possible...you see. Thank you so much in advance. Rosa
  2. In order to enable free object selection within layers, groups and stacks it would make sense to offer a y-axis rotation of the viewport camera around the active view to get a glimpse of what's going on while selecting. To see the effect in action click on the debug checkbox of this parallax CSS example: http://keithclark.co.uk/articles/pure-css-parallax-websites/demo3/ Cheers
  3. Filters and Adjustments respect a selection; Effects and Styles do not. Was that seen as either unworkable, or just not needed or much desired? I haven't found much use for either Effects or Styles on a selection. I was just trying things to see what it would do and what it wouldn't.
  4. In Affinity Photo I'm trying to cut or crop a selection of an image of a specific size. In this case 960px x 250px. I can't see a way to do it. Help!
  5. Giving Affinity Designer a go on a few client projects—mostly, it's performing beautifully. Yet occasionally, after a bit of work, the node and move tools seem to go inactive. I have two or three groups of layers and a few individual layers. It's only occasional, but I'm hitting points where clicking doesn't even seem to select the layer group. I'll click around with the selection and direct selection tool and it makes no selections unless the layer is directly selected in the Layers panel.
  6. If I copy a selection to clipboard I often open a new document with the dimensions of this selection and paste the selection to the new document. I think you should add the following options in New Document > Dimensions: Copy clipboard dimensions [x] Paste clipboard into new document
  7. A personal pet peeve of mine is design software that's not designed. AD exhibits this in many ways, but most noticeably in how colour selection, picking and application is ... "designed". I'm not a fan of how Illustrator handles this, either, for the record. But they have legacy as an excuse for not modifying the processes within their wonderfully nostalgic UI conventions and UX inconsiderations. Plus Adobe appears to actively hate their users, so there's that, too. Affinity is starting with a clean slate, and seemingly taken the worst of existing conventions of colour application processes and even managed to find some of their own uniquely special and horrid procedures. The "eyedropper" tool's processes are indicative of either a precious sense of humour or just plain undesign. Anyone else find these things to resonate, at all?
  8. Hi guys, first of all I really love your apps. I have a question about selecting object in AD. I don't know if I do something wrong or it's a bug of my copy but sometimes when I try to select an object that is close to others I can't do it or the app select another object. I tried it with and without checking the "Edit all layers" option but nothing changed. Here a video that explain the thing: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2315810/strange_selection.mov Thank you! Simone
  9. Hi folks, Sorry if it sounds like obvious, but actually, I've still not found any way to instantly select —all— external nodes (or the full external path) on the basic following example: Any idea? Thanks for the help.
  10. Please add path selection, thanks
  11. Hi From time to time I get pixel artwork that I need to print out as shaped stickers, The problem I have is when I select the artwork in the Pixel Persona how do I then create an Object out of that selection? In Pixel Persona If I create a new layer and try to fill the selection with a solid colour using the fill bucket nothing happens, I can fill the selection with the Paint Brush though. Over in the Draw Persona I can't fill the selection or give it a stoke to create an Object. Is there a way to do this or is this a bug or feature not yet implemented? I'm using the latest beta of Designer download today. thanks Adrian
  12. Please excuse me if this is already on the roadmap: Zoom to selection is great as it is, except for the shortcut; it's a two handed shortcut. The 0 is all the way over there... needing the right hand to come off the mouse to get at. That's pretty ridiculous when you consider that zooming to selection is for the process of immediate editing, which is done by the mouse. So the shortcut for this must be an entirely left handed "ninja fingers" move so the user can continue working at a rapid, immediate pace without having to remind their mouse or stylus. Which brings into question the rest of the view shortcuts, and how they could be better, to the point of being the best in the world of vector design. One of the joys of using the Mac is that there's no Windows key to jar you out of context of your existing app, and the [Alt] key doesn't throw you into a different mode of operation. So the side of the thumb can easily be used to operate a pair of modifier keys without any risks to the user experience. The two easiest two operate concurrently are the [Command+Option]. Just move your left thumb to the left of the space bar, roll it onto its side, and press them both down, concurrently, with ease. The real joy of this is that it leaves your other fingers forcefully hovering over the tilde, 1, 2 and 3 keys. The 4 is a little bit more of a stretch, but still reachable, and the Tab, Q, W and E buttons are unreasonably placed for immediate access, too. So that's 6 or 8 or 10 really good shortcuts, depending on your considerations of the Tab and tilde and the stretch to the right for 4 and R. What's the most important view zooms and changes that could be here? I propose that since Command + 1,2,3,4 is view level zooms pertinent to the current centre point of the screen, that [Option+Command + 1,2,3,4] should be those same zoom levels based on the position of the currently selected object, rather than the current centre of the screen. Or vice versa. --------------------- And I'd strongly suggest a "centre the current page and zoom to actual pixels" be given a top level shortcut that's a switch, back and forth from the current view position and zoom. I suggest the tilde key, without the need for a modifier key, be this. How this works: Regardless of my current zoom and position on the page, tapping and holding the tilde key brings me to actual pixels, centred on the current "page" so that I can see the project in its current state after my most recent modification that I'm currently editing. Regardless of what I'm editing (with the obvious exception of entering text) this should hide all selection brackets, guides and other visual clutter that's not content so it's an absolute preview of the work, and be in pixel mode. Releasing the tilde key should then bring me straight back to the current tool, intact, ready to continue editing at the previous view position and zoom level. [Option + Command + Tilde] should do the same zoom to actual size, but around the current selection instead of the current document centre. Sound at all sensible and useful? Or am I stark, raving mad? // btw, change this forum subsection to "Feature Suggestions" instead of Feature Requests. It's an important difference in mindset, I think. We don't really have the right to request features, but we do have the innate right to make suggestions. And this makes it a lot clearer that the processes of designing, designing an incorporation, designing interface access and then the subsequent development considerations of any feature is fucking staggeringly involved work. And ever more so within the framework of an existing product. You're not starting from scratch, and it's not easy to even consider a new feature, let alone implement it in anyway that doesn't impact other things.
  13. Would it be possible to select an object by dragging over any PART of that object? At present, the entire object must be completely marquee selected. This gets frustrating when the invisible bounding box is actually bigger than the objec, which is often the case with type. I've got used to partial selction in other prgoams, and it makes for more fluid working. Thanks for a great app.
  14. This one is driving me crazy, particularly as AD's freehand-like selection savvyness is one of the things i really love about the app. I have this world map with african countries on one layer, the rest on another (and a third layer for text). I want to scale the whole world up, so africa fills more of the artboard, but I can't select-all, 'move' is effectively stuck as 'pan'. Is this a bug or what stupd thing am i missing. A bit urgent this one! I really don't want to resort to using ai to do something so basic. thanks video elements 1.afdesign
  15. Most programs do this (and I hate it) is that you have to select each path of a stroke or the top handle of an object to make a selection, which is super time consuming and painful. One thing I do love about Illustrator is that is you are able to make fast broad "strokes" on your artboard to select many objects at once (sometimes really close together)—as long as you got a tiny corner or path of an object, it gets selected. Please fix this!
  16. When I select the "Move" tool it displays and acts like the "Scroll" tool. No amount of re-selecting will force it to behave properly. The only way to get it to behave properly is to zoom out or in - that seems to bring it to its senses. This has been happened from the 1st Beta I downloaded and still happens in 1.1.2 - thought it might have corrected itself but no. It's a complete chore especially working with text frames. If I had a way of selecting text frames without having to change tool I probably wouldn't even notice. Help appreciated. move-tool.mov
  17. I can't figure out how to select an entire shape with a single click. I'll explain... Say I type the letter "e" and convert it to curves. Now I want to select just the hole, but I don't want to have to zoom in and select every node that defines it. How can I click once to select the entire hole? Photoshop and Illustrator both allow me to use the Direct Selection tool (analogous to AD's Node tool), and Option-click to immediately select any shape by clicking anywhere on its outline. In AD I must double-click the shape to go into edit mode (sorry if I'm using the wrong terminology), but clicking anywhere on a shape's outline -- trying all key modifiers -- just adds a new node. I can't figure out how to actually select the entire thing at once. The good news is that, since you're not presently using the key modifiers, bringing this behavior over to AD shouldn't conflict with anything. :)
  18. Can't select an object on the page unless the Layer is selected in the Layers palette. Is this intentional?
  19. In illustrator you can select something and then select everything else which has the same fill or stroke colour. This feature in illustrator is quite limited compared to CAD software. Affinity does't need anything as complicated as a CAD program but some kind of select by attributes feature would be great and it would be easy to make it better thought out than the one in illustrator. Thanks, W
  20. Is there a way to zoom to selection? In other words if I select an object, the ability to zoom in so that object fills the window. I see that in the layers palette if you double click on the item it fills the window and that's great but I'd like that ability from either a key shortcut or a right click menu paradigm. OR- sort of related to this would be if the layers palette highlighted each currently selected object automatically then a quick double click in the layers palette would work... open for suggestions on this one. I have this ability currently in illustrator (via a plugin) and it is a great time saver and workflow enhancer for sure.

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