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  1. Bug: The pickers do not pick the correct point in the Curves dialogue The graphs in the Affinity Curves dialogues input at the bottom and output at the left Input (bottom) has zero left and 100 right Output (left) has zero bottom and 100 top This can be seen in the following: On a CMYK version of a colour chart I have set two Samplers on the Info panel - the left sampler in the white paper, showing 0,0,0,0; and the right sampler in the pure cyan square showing 100,98,1,3 The curve in diagram 1 shows: a huge spike on the left at zero, from the white of the paper zero transformed to 87 (from the flat of the line on the left 100 being unchanged by the point top right of the graph These are confirmed by the new sampler values, the blue tinge to the white paper, and the unchanged solid cyan square If I now use the picker and place it in the cyan square, the node created on the graph is bottom left, somewhere around (12,12) in coordinates (second screenshot). First it should clearly be at one end of the line (as the blue square is 100% cyan) and it should be at the right-hand end of the line. Similarly if I reset and use the picker to choose from the white area (with zero cyan) it gives me a node top-right, rather than bottom left. This error can go unnoticed when selecting a single node because the curve will be symmetrical, so, if, say, the point chosen was 80, then the node would be 20, and the resulting curve when dragged down would be down equally at 80 and 20. However when trying to create an S curve, it falls apart (and wastes a lot of time!) Software version: Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367, Win 10 Home version 1803 OS build 17134.829, 64bit, Intel Core i7-7700HQ installed RAM 16Gb
  2. We are going to through the process of figuring out how to transition from PS to AP. We are a catalog company that have a few thousand images that ave clipping paths saved inside the PSD or tiff files that we use in Indesign as silhouettes images. Basically the path is used as a mask that Indesign recognizes. These curves remain live so they are editable for edge refinement and repositioning. Am I clear in the understanding there is no way for curves to make the leap from PS to AP? The forum thread I found that talked about this issue was from 2016. I didn't know if the status of this has changed. I did try the shape layer approach, but this still does not leave me with curves. They PS shape layer comes in as a color fill. Maybe my approach was wrong. The color fill would work if I was able to turn my selection into curves, but I know that is not currently possible. As a side note: Affinity photo is able to turn curves into selections, but can not turn a selection into a curve. I always thought that was strange. I know auto trace...its on the roadmap.... Recreating all of those paths in all those files is not a real viable or cost effective solution for us. I am open to any workflow suggestions anyone can offer.
  3. M. Kowalewski

    Expand Stroke issue

    Hi, maybe it is not completely a bug, but I believe this should be fixed if it is a software fault. Problem: If I use Layer > expand stroke on rounded curves results are not as expected and what is interesting - this effect intensifies when the curve has a smaller size. The picture below shows 12px wide circle affected by what I am talking about. I figured out that I can draw a large circle, expand it and scale it down for better results - but it's a poor solution for the long run. My Affinity Designer version: 1.6.5.135 M. Kowalewski
  4. Hello people; me again I'm exporting this file to PDF via Affinity Designer and some of the objects (which are grouped together) end up being converted as image, not as objects with curves. When I leave them separate before exporting the PDF, however, they are read correctly as curves. In the other software I use, when I export the PDF, even to the grouped object, the file is generated with it in objects in curves. Are there any Affinity settings I did not get or will I have to separate everything before exporting to PDF? Attached the original file and the two versions of PDF CANCELAS BEROLA_ FINAIS-afnfile-test1-with-grouped-objects.pdf CANCELAS BEROLA_ FINAIS-afnfile-test1-with-separeted-objects.pdf CANCELAS_BEROLA__FINAIS-afnfile.afdesign
  5. Hi, I am new to Affinity Photo but have used Photoshop for a few years. Is there some way of stroking or rendering a curve? regards Beckett
  6. To reproduce: 1. Draw a few small circles inside each other. The smaller they are the more noticeable the problem becomes. 2. Add outlines. 3. Convert outlines to curves. See the attached screenshot.
  7. I'm trying to use Affinity Photo to make a curves adjustment layer for digital negatives that will be used in a traditional darkroom process. I need to be able to compensate for the response curves of the medium (e.g. photographic paper, cyanotype) I will be contact printing the negative to. I can calculate the curve but I can't find a way of telling Affinity Photo to make an adjustment curve where input value 5 maps to output value 20, input value 16 maps to output 32, etc. as is possible in Photoshop. I'd be happy to have a way to create a preset in the text file or something if that is possible as the curve would be the same for all images made into negatives and darkroom printed to the same medium. Any ideas? Martin
  8. DurkishDelights

    Connect nodes to a curve

    I need to connect a node to make curve to make a shape that I can fill-in. Going crazy trying to figure it out. See video... help! 3240A334-EFD3-4B56-B30C-74DCA483A5F6.MOV
  9. Hi, I'm completely new to vectors/ Affinity Designer and enjoying using it but really struggling with one thing, subtracting text from multiple shapes. I want the black text in the first image to be clear, so need to subtract it from the white stripes, grey stripes, and white stars beneath. They are all in different layers/groups, and as you can see from the second picture multiple groups within layers. When I select the layers and text the subtract tool is greyed out. I've read a few other posts about similar subjects and it seems I have to convert to curves? But can't get my head around it or work out how to apply it all to my file. Been driving me mad all week so any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
  10. Hey guys, please check this out and let me know what I'm doing wrong or simply not doing; https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cqfYbjZuYp I can never get this trick to work in AD, but I'm sure others can, so I'm asking for help.
  11. Hi, I'm new to affinity designer although I have been using affinity photo for a while. I'm needing to convert some type to outlines. Bit confused- is converting to 'curves' the same as converting to outlines and how do I do it? Thanks!
  12. Sometimes it’s hard for me to make a curve from detailed pictures and i think that the curves tool can turn png to curves, but that’s only allowed for shape layer. Is there any possible to add this tool ? A tool for auto create curves from PNG layer, i mean it’s gonna very helpfull for decreasing our working time. Thank you.
  13. I was wanting to align nodes, but there didn't seem to be an ability to align them relative to each other on the same curve. I have been using Inkscape, and I wanted to purchase Affinity designer, but there seems to be a few things that don't seem to be there that I wish there was, including the ability to align nodes. It would be nice if there was an "Insert node at middle point" to insert new nodes right between two existing nodes on the same curve. Is there any way to do this? Also, I find that manipulating nodes doesn't offer a lot of precise control. Is there a way to move bezier handles relative (exactly) to the x axis, y axis, or 45 degrees without it being in that position originally? Shift only constrains it to moving along the path it was already on... Which is useful, but sometimes I want it to be along the x axis instead, and there is not exact way of doing this it seems. Another thing... Is there an inset feature? It would be really handy to have, when you want to shrink something down, but not proportionally, so that it leaves the same amount of space around each side. Anyways, I'm just using the trial version to test it out before I actually buy it. I am currently really loving Affinity Designer, as it puts a lot of focus on making the designing experience as fluid and dynamic as possible, however it seems to be missing quite a few features that Inkscape has which is messing up my workflow and making me hesitant to purchase Affinity designer. I've only been using it for a few days so I could just be missing some things. Also, I am LOVING the drawing tool (SO much better than Inkscape's) but is there any way of modifying the pressure along the curve AFTER you have drawn it? Sometimes I draw it with my drawing tablet, but I mess up the pressure at a certain part, and I would just want a little more control over the dynamics of the curve. Thanks!
  14. Sometimes, when you divide some curved shapes the result are so many extralayers and curves. If the operation involves curves and some intersection, the amount of layers are so vast that crashes my laptop. As an example, create an elipse, copy the layer four times and arrange the elipse as a veen diagram (check the attached image 1). if you select the four elipses and divide them you will get what you expected: 8 curves. However, if before dividing the curves you have a fifth elipse and place it in the center of the diagram, select the five elipses and divide them, instead of 16 curves, you will get 152 curves. (check the attached image 2).
  15. Just keeping up with Photoshop. Hold down Alt key when dragging nodes to see clipping on image (as already exists in Levels). Show vertical and horizontal lines from selected node (or maybe just while moving) help align with axes. Show percentage X and Y values for selected node (and allow input this way). And... Have an 'auto levels' button to stretch (and unstretch) the histogram to remove dead space at ends. Allow presets to be loaded here. [Edit additions] When using picker and when moving mouse around image, show point on curve with moving node to reflect lightness of underlying pixels at mouse. Thanking ye kindly sirrah/modom!
  16. I'm currently test driving all of the Affinity products in hopes of leaving Adobe's Creative Cloud, but am coming up just a little short on some key tool necessities. The biggest hole I can see is the ability to distort or free transform vector nodes, whole objects or outlined text (curves). This is a tutorial on creating 'curved' text using 'free transform' tools in Illustrator from 2000: http://www.balloontales.com/curved-type/ Or selective scaling when nodes are selected. Here's an example of the function; keep in mind this isn't about WHAT is being created, it's the 'how'. http://www.balloontales.com/tv-shape-balloon/ Just added functionality to node/vector manipulation and I can then say goodbye to Adobe Illustrator. If these functions already exist, can someone point the way to any related tutorials? Thanks! Good stuff so far; just need a few more tools to be GREAT stuff. G.
  17. I've suggested this before and some staff members have said they plan to add this feature, but looking at 1.7's features I thought this would be a good time to bring it up again. Smooth curves are great most of the time, but when you want something to look hand-drawn, you usually need it to be a bit rough. I think many illustrators would benefit from a roughening tool; it would allow illustrators to make non-uniform curves more easily than having to draw each node individually. As it is, it's really hard to produce a line that doesn't look uniform, and a roughening tool to add pseudorandom midpoint displacement would make illustrating much less time-consuming. Last I heard, the plan was to have a brush-type tool that would allow the roughening effect to be "rubbed over" a curve. I think that's is a great idea, but even something as simple as Inkscape's Fractalize feature would be sufficient for many illustrators' purposes.
  18. I am new to Affinity Designer and have a question about something I am trying to achieve in the program. I am uploading a screenshot of what I'm trying to do and have a question about - which is trim the uneven edges of an object or outlined font glyph using another shape - a circle - so that the glyphs perimeter will be refined and no longer imperfect. Please view the screenshot for more detailed information. Thank You.
  19. Hi, when clicking on any color while an open curve is selected, it is filled with that color as it is closed one. Is there an option not to fill open curves? Maybe this feature should be added on "Pen" and "Pencil" context toolbars?
  20. It is great to have the ability to save presets in the layer adjustments, but I cannot find any option to load these presets :mellow: I read in the help/manual and it says "right click" within the adjustment window, but nothing happens on a right click. How can I load a preset???
  21. Hi, team. On attached screenshot you can see word "HIERARCHY" with diagonal line on top. Tell me, please, how i can split "HIERARCHY" word by this diagonal line? Best, Andrew.
  22. I am creating digital negatives for use in cyanotype, salt print etc. printing. Part of the process involves applying a calibration curve. There are many books and tutorials on the subject but all refer to Photoshop for creating these curves and many offer file downloads (Photoshop .acv files) of curves to import into Photoshop. Is there any way of importing and applying these files in Affinity Photo?
  23. Windows 10, Publisher Build 145. I've noticed something about tight text wrapping around a curved shape that seems wrong, but maybe someone can explain it to me. Have a look at the first attached image. The text is 7pt Arial on a 9pt baseline grid. The filled blue circle is a layer that has tight text wrapping with a gap of 2pt all-round. The outlined blue circle - on the right-hand diagram - is 4pts wider and taller than the filled blue circle (observing the 2pt gap of the text wrap). As you can see, the text is further away from the circle at the top and bottom than it is at the right. I can understand why, for example, "hendrerit" below the circles isn't anywhere near the outlined circle because the baseline forces it to be further away, but I don't understand why the other text is so far away from the circle. The second attached image shows the same sort of issue but it looks a lot worse there. Can anyone explain why this is supposed to happen, or is it a bug? It just doesn't seem quite right to me. (I've also attached the afpub file in case anyone wants to have a play with it.) tight wrapping round curves.afpub
  24. I don't know if this has been suggested but I use curves a fair bit and particularly LAB for those really powerful wide gamut adjustments. The current graph only has a four by four grid which isn't anywhere near enough to lock in really fine changes. It would be really handy if it were possible to size these graphs too. It's something I'm used to in other software so I was expecting to see it here and (I assume) that changing the reticule is a five minute job for an intern. Resizing is a different matter because that carries other problems … but pretty, please with knobs and bells on (and a cherry on top)?
  25. The image below shows some curves I drew with the pen tool. How would I go about filling in the space in between each curve with a different colour? Here is an example of what I need: All help is appreciated. Thanks, Dan
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