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  1. Hi, how can I copy and paste text format in Affinity Designer? Like color of text, font size, etc. Many thanks in advance to all for help. Theo
  2. Whenever i copy a picture (from web or my own files) on my clipboard and i try to paste it on my affinity canvas it pastes as text (https type link). It did not used to do this. The workaround includes a lot more steps. Can anyone help me revert it back to where it wont do this and just post the image?
  3. Hi all, that kind of function/button would speed up workflow :) Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Excuse me i don't know if it can be done in the windows version so i can't copy a gradient from an element to another, and i think the dropper tool is a bit hard to find and as said can't get the gradients. Pls give me a feedback.
  5. It would be a very useful feature to copy the features of a text , color type, size and color contour like Corel Draw funcion.
  6. Hello, I purchased Affinity recently and trying to do some work now. I tried to place an image but the app crashes. I tried to copy/paste, drag to dock icon etc. but it keeps crashing no matter what I do. Running on Mac OSX Version 10.11.5 (15F34)
  7. Hi All: I'm completely new to Affinity, don't know a thing about using it, and just bought it today. Before I begin to try to learn to use it, can anyone tell me how I can download a copy of the software for backup purposes? I purchased the program through the App Store, but would also like to have a backup copy in case I need it. Is that possible? Thanks! -- Ray
  8. I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm new to Designer and I have been watching the tutorials to get help, but now I"m stuck. I watched the tutorial about "power duplicate" and in the tutorial when he creates another star shape, in the layers you can see that the star shape is in the same layer as the original star. When I create a copy of my star shape Designer is creating the star shape in a brand new layer instead of in the same layer. Instead of having multiple stars in the same layer like in the tutorial I have multiple layers of one star. Is there a setting I'm missing? Can someone assist me? HELP!
  9. I'm new to AD and have only limited experience with vector graphics programs in general, so please bear with me. I'm trying to use AD to create a watch face. I have done this using GIMP in the past with few problems, but am hitting some frustrating issues with AD. I want to have the following markers displayed along the outer edge of the watch face: sub-minute markers 5 per minute. Rotation = 1.2 degrees. Minute markers = 6 degrees Hour markers = 30 degrees I create my 1st marker as a vertical line at the 12 o'clock position, then cmd-J to duplicate, move the rotation center to guides at the vertical and horizontal center of the face, rotate it (painfully) by zooming in and dragging to the desired 1.2 degree rotation, then use cmd-J to make duplicates. I've been able to use Power Duplicate to create small numbers of duplicates, but find it "drifts" when trying to do larger numbers. I have tried clicking the outside center, inside center and center buttons in the transform box with little success. I have tried entering 1.200000 as the R value in the Transform box. By the time I generate enough sub-minute markers to get to the 90 degree position (75 duplications), I see 2 common problems: The rotation value has drifted by +.3 degrees. At 90 degrees, the final marker is at 90.3 or worse. The rotation center drifts, resulting in a spiral effect. This "drift" is so bad that my hour and minute markers don't even align properly. This is all compounded by having to rotate using the mouse, as entering values directly into the Transform R box changes the rotation center. The only workaround I've found is carefully creating a small number of markers, duplicating these as a group and rotating those. I'm finding this much slower than I expected. In GIMP, I'd create the 1st marker, duplicate and rotate 5 markers, merge those layers, duplicate and rotate 6 degrees for the next minute and successively merge, duplicate and rotate until I could produce a dial in a few minutes. I have also purchased Affinity Photo, but don't see a better solution there, and I'd prefer to stick to vectors. I don't think there's anything much simpler than a watch face, yet I'm finding this very difficult to achieve. Am I missing a fundamental trick?
  10. Hello, Not sure If my system is borked but I seem to be having troubles copying text from an Affinity Designer Text Frame into another plain text editor. Simple command-c to command-v does not seem to cut it, nor does working from the edit menu. Any tips? Thanks.
  11. Hi When I copy/paste an image within AD the inserted image is very pale. I attached a screen shot to show the effect. It doesn't matter if I copy/paste within the same document or into a new one. The image has the RGB color profile, the document CMYC.
  12. Hi, I've to integrate a client provided design made on Photoshop (yeah… <_< ). Basically, I've to copy texts from the design to my code under SublimeText. When I copy the text, I've no way to paste it on SublimeText (note that it's really copied and present on the clipboard). To get it work, I've to paste my text first on TextEdit for example, then to copy it back again from there and then paste on SublimeText. Any idea? Cheers,
  13. I wish to copy (or export) the objects including the style as plain Core Craphics Code. Like you can do it in iDraw / Autodesk Graphic. Sample: If you select the star, right click onto and choose "Copy As > Core Craphics Code". You'll get the raw Code of Core Craphics of the object and his style attributes in the pasteboard. So you could directly paste it in Xcode's code editor view. #if TARGET_OS_IPHONE CGContextRef ctx = UIGraphicsGetCurrentContext(); // iOS #else CGContextRef ctx = [[NSGraphicsContext currentContext] graphicsPort]; // OS X #endif // enable the following lines for flipped coordinate systems // CGContextTranslateCTM(ctx, 0, self.bounds.size.height); // CGContextScaleCTM(ctx, 1, -1); CGColorSpaceRef colorSpace = CGColorSpaceCreateDeviceRGB(); CGFloat scaleFactor = 1; // CGContextScaleCTM(ctx, scaleFactor, scaleFactor); /* Shape */ CGMutablePathRef pathRef = CGPathCreateMutable(); CGPathMoveToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 252.668, 378.613); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 276.422, 300.098); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 211.055, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 293.067, 248.869); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 320, 171.387); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 346.933, 248.869); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 428.945, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 363.578, 300.098); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 387.332, 378.613); CGPathAddLineToPoint(pathRef, NULL, 320, 331.759); CGPathCloseSubpath(pathRef); /* Drop Shadow */ CGFloat shadowColorComps[] = { 0.082, 0.09, 0.086, 0.5 }; CGColorRef shadowColor = CGColorCreate(colorSpace, shadowColorComps); CGMutablePathRef shadowPath = CGPathCreateMutable(); CGPathMoveToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 83.5, 170.365); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 83.972, 171.723); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 110.791, 248.876); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 192.455, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 193.893, 250.57); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 192.747, 251.439); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 127.657, 300.786); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 151.31, 378.968); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 151.727, 380.345); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 150.546, 379.523); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 83.5, 332.868); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 16.454, 379.523); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 15.273, 380.345); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 15.69, 378.968); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 39.343, 300.786); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, -25.747, 251.439); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, -26.893, 250.57); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, -25.455, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 56.209, 248.876); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 83.028, 171.723); CGPathAddLineToPoint(shadowPath, NULL, 83.5, 170.365); CGPathCloseSubpath(shadowPath); CGMutablePathRef clipPath = CGPathCreateMutable(); CGPathMoveToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 202.107, 159.365); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 438.893, 159.365); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 438.893, 391.345); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 202.107, 391.345); CGPathCloseSubpath(clipPath); CGPathMoveToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 320.5, 170.365); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 320.028, 171.723); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 293.209, 248.876); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 211.545, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 210.107, 250.57); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 211.253, 251.439); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 276.343, 300.786); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 252.69, 378.968); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 252.273, 380.345); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 253.454, 379.523); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 320.5, 332.868); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 387.546, 379.523); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 388.727, 380.345); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 388.31, 378.968); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 364.657, 300.786); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 429.747, 251.439); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 430.893, 250.57); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 429.455, 250.54); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 347.791, 248.876); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 320.972, 171.723); CGPathAddLineToPoint(clipPath, NULL, 320.5, 170.365); CGPathCloseSubpath(clipPath); CGContextSaveGState(ctx); CGContextAddPath(ctx, clipPath); CGContextClip(ctx); CGContextTranslateCTM(ctx, 2, 5); CGContextSetShadowWithColor(ctx, CGSizeMake((237 * scaleFactor), 0), (5 * scaleFactor), shadowColor); CGContextSetRGBFillColor(ctx, 0, 0, 0, 1); CGContextAddPath(ctx, shadowPath); CGContextFillPath(ctx); CGContextRestoreGState(ctx); CGColorRelease(shadowColor); CGPathRelease(shadowPath); CGPathRelease(clipPath); CGContextSetRGBFillColor(ctx, 0.816, 0.82, 0.816, 1); CGContextAddPath(ctx, pathRef); CGContextFillPath(ctx); CGContextSetLineWidth(ctx, 1); CGContextSetRGBStrokeColor(ctx, 0.325, 0.306, 0.314, 1); CGContextAddPath(ctx, pathRef); CGContextStrokePath(ctx); CGPathRelease(pathRef); CGColorSpaceRelease(colorSpace);
  14. Affinity Designer: I have some full res photos which I use in a current postcard sized project. I need to create a poster and just want to copy everything o a new document. The problem is, however, that the photos loose saturation when being copied to the other document. Is there any way to get around this bug? I don't want to start from all over. I noticed this bug in previous versions of affinity designer. See the screenshots for reference.
  15. hello, i seem to be having issues with the marquee tool in the pixel persona layout. i have a large object i would like to take a sample from. so i have gone into pixel persona layout and drawn a rectangular marquee over the area i would like to use. however when i try to copy, i do not get any response. pasting simply pastes the last layer i copied earlier. is there a trick to this? thank you.
  16. Love to be able to copy single nodes, line segments, or a selection of nodes – including the exact geometry of any curve handles – and then paste it/them into the front node an open curve. With the option of pasting its mirror version – vertical, horizontal, or both. It is very hard to manually make a curve exactly match another one. Repeatability is crucial for precise work. Snapping control handles (when they arrive) will sure help, but copy/paste of any of a curve's (or shape's) selected bits would be supremo! You can easily copy an entire curve/shape, but not parts of one. You can do the former, delete what you don't need, and then attach the bits you need; but that's a long way round. I apologize if you've heard any or all of this before (and please correct me if any of this is already possible). Oh, and as Sven Kalkschmidt already suggested, the functionality of the following Illustrator plugin looks amazingly useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpOaC5XGyZU Thanks for your attention, and keep up the awesome programming, Serif/Affinity!
  17. 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.
  18. The one feature that would completely move me from AI would be the ability to copy a set of curves and past them as masks in After Effects. This feature works great in AI but I hate having to load it up to just make an advance mask for AE. Please! :D
  19. BUG: Affinity Designer Crashes after copy & paste of selected window capture. I have try several screen capture applications (for example Voila, Jing) and all available Chrome extensions. All of them after you paste copied from clipboard screen capture selection to Affinity Designer window cause Affinity Designer crash or pastes an empty window. The selected area copy and paste only worked with only one app Snagit.
  20. Setting the OS X Stationary Pad file attribute should cause a copy of the file to be opened, not the original, but Affinity opens the original file instead, making that feature useless for creating template files.
  21. Would be really nice to be able to copy/past Apple Numbers spreadsheet tables into Affinity Designer. Right now it is pretty rubbish, and If I want to get a table pasted into Affinity Designer I need to Copy from Apple Numbers, Paste into Adobe Photoshop, export as PSD, import PSD into Affinity designer. I say Apple Numbers because the table design tools are the best there is, fast easy and very good quality. This would negate Affinity Designer having to get too involved in creating its own table designer, In Design tables are trash also, but I can copy/paste from Apple Numbers. Thanks,
  22. I'm fairly new to AD and loving it! I've been designing patterns for a messenger bag to be made of leather and, before I knew how to use artboards, had separate documents for various bag parts (e.g., front, inside pocket). I designed a strap, for example, that will be riveted onto a pocket. The strap is in one file and the pocket in another. They are all drawn actual size. But, when I copy the strap to paste it onto the pocket, the strap appears huge compared to the pocket. I fear I may be missing something obvious but I don't know what it is. I've made sure both documents have the same print page size (A4) and made sure the units are the same between documents. Nevertheless, an object this is 11.733 inches in one document pastes into the other document at 33.665 inches. Thank you in advance for your help! --- AD 1.4 Mac OS 10.11.1
  23. Hi! I noticed this problem a some time ago where colors in objects are changing unpredictably when I'm moving objects from a document to an other. I use to store some of my assets to other files so my workflow doesn't suffer from lagging. However, when I open both the new- and the old files and copy & paste grouped objects from the old to the new one, sometimes colors get messed up! I would like to know if there is coming and fix for this. http://imgur.com/1C8ZN7I(the spruce should be all green) I'm using: OSX 10.11.2 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB - Elias forAFForums.zip
  24. How do I introduce a jpg into a canvas to begin working with it? I can't seem to copy and paste the jpg. When I open one tab with the canvas and another with the image I can't select and copy the image - it's greyed out. Thanks
  25. How do I copy something on one layer (say the background) to a new pixel layer and them move that selection around on that layer only? Say copy one earring onto the vacant ear.... Thanks.
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