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  1. I've used the recolor layer to use copies of some objects (groups with several objects or bitmap objects) in areas of the illustration with a different colour or hue, I just had to fine-tune the colour to the new surroundings and to my surprise, the starting point is, for example, HSL 0.100%.0 = glowing red: Can we please get a colour picker in this dialog so I can quickly select the colour I want to recolour the selection to - or use the colour picker somewhere on the selected object so I can use the object's own colour as a starting point instead of the glowing red default colour: It will be a quick fix that can shave some silly wasted seconds off an otherwise trivial workflow. Thank you. And maybe the default colour in that dialog should be neutral - HSL 0,0,50 / RGB 128,128,128?
  2. I edit a lot of gradients on a lot of objects, either after copy styling to a new object or I do it on a lot of duplicates, to either vary a tiny bit from each other to give an illustration a more natural look, or simply to adapt a copy of an element to different lighting conditions or give it a colour cue to fit into the part of the illustration it has been moved to. I miss the ability to adjust hue or saturation or lightness for ALL gradient stops by simply dragging the slider for e.g. hue when the object is selected. Could also be great if it worked on a selection of objects with gradients (could even then apply the change to the fill on objects with no gradient). Couldn't this be an option with a modifier, Command + drag slider, whatever? It would really be a life saver for me. This might be of most value in scenarios where some nuance or saturation errors around a design need to be corrected on a number of objects, perhaps even close to deadline and under pressure. Technically, it must be doable within reason, and therefore perhaps a low-hanging fruit. 🙂
  3. Version 1.8 of OpenType was released in 2016, it included Variable fonts. The feature is mature and widely used nowadays. It would be great to have support for variable fonts.
  4. I suggest a Reset/Clear/remove all effects button in this dialog. It's tiresome to start over for example when the object is a copy of an object with several fx you don't need in the copy. As there is no OK Cancel options in this dialog a confirmation dialog is mandatory.
  5. I use this dialog constantly, day in and out - it can float above my illustrations and updates to show FX for the currently selected element which is awesome. Unfortunately it takes up quite a bit of screen estate so I often close it only to reactiveate it minutes later. Can it be modified to function as a collapsible element that can be reduced to just the title bar and folded in and out as needed? Just like panels. This may be what you've tried to achieve with Quick FX, but the settings I need are always hidden, so it's not so quick to use. No good:
  6. I'm a little surprised that all blending modes have shortcuts, when some of the more common operations don't have shortcuts on the iPad, which I use non-stop with a keyboard when I'm not in the office, because it's so time-consuming and interruptive to use the tablet interface, so here's a suggestion - as an example: Select commands! Especially Select parent - a life saver when I have selected a child element by accident - and in many other scenarios. Firstly, it will make it easier and faster to use an iPad Pro with a keyboard - and even better, it will enable you to take your work routines and muscle memory from the desktop with you when travelling, visiting work, on planes and in public transport. And just focus on working - not stumbling around in user interfaces. And, please, as suggested seperately, add a "Select all on current level" (fx nested under an object" - I use this very often when I have modified an object inside a group or nested inside an object, and need to quicly select the rest of the objects and paste the style or FX. Thanks! 🙂
  7. This is an old need, since the publisher beta version was released, almost 5 years ago, with 10 pages of comments here on the forum, how long will the affinity team ignore users on this issue? I created this new topic so that the other one does not continue to be forgotten, since it is in the feedback archives of version 1, but it remains a necessity in version 2.
  8. Hi Serif staff Since the beginning of Affinity, the icon for converting to curves in desktop applications has looked like this: In other words, both an icon that tries to illustrate the functionality - and then a very wide text description on top of it. This is a rather extensive and unnecessary waste of screen space for a functionality that is presumably mostly used by experienced customers who can make do with less, and who most importantly understand a simpler and smaller toolbar button. On top of that, the icon as I remember it looks different in the iPad applications, here it is just an icon, but a completely different icon with a triangular symbol. I didn't realise until late that the triangular icon was actually convert to curves, and this confusion is natural when different icons represent the same functionality. I therefore suggest that you reduce the toolbar button to just a square graphical icon with no text and standardise the icon between the desktop and iPadOS versions of Affinity.
  9. I think there is too much manual labour in inserting content in picture frames and that one of the options for inserting content is hidden in the left menu: I recommend that double-clicking on an empty picture frame activates the insert file dialogue I recommend that you consider a small row of small icons over a selected content element, where an empty picture frame could have two or three small icons (not just in this frame - use them as a general UI concept) 1) Insert or replace image (if one is already inserted) 2) Paste image as content icon (currently only in the right-click menu) 3) Clear Picture Frame icon For me, this would be functionality that would make work faster and easier, especially on the iPad. As a bare minimum a bit more context sensitive options in the right click menu.
  10. Feel free to merge or remove this thread if such a suggestion has already been made. Currently, you can smooth paths in two ways (Correct me if I'm wrong): 'Smooth curve' tool which works globally on the curve and has no settings. Or 'Convert to Smooth/Smart' which works on selected vertices. It would be nice if Designer V2 had a brush like tool for smoothing curves, with tolerance settings for better control over smoothing. There is a similar tool in Adobe Illustrator.
  11. Hi, Apologies if this has already been requested - I did search around for a while for this, but there were a lot of varied results. I would like to request proper vector brush support. I feel like this is probably quite a fundamental feature for a lot of people and would be a highly valued addition to the Affinity suite (which I really like, by the way!) Thanks, Jack
  12. Nice job on Affinity 2.0. I already purchased all apps. FEATURE REQUEST: It would be nice to see a type of VECTOR ERASER in Affinity Designer 2 that would allow us to quickly erase INTERSECTING LINES. This can dramatically increase productivity with illustrations. See attached video. Thanks!!! I am enjoying 2.0 !!! vector eraser demo.mp4
  13. Hello, Serif team! Here are some feature requests for Affinity apps: Affinity Photo: Add the capability of seeing missing fonts with Font Manager. It’s a feature in Publisher but not Photo. (Window>Font Manager) All apps: Add the ability to sync saved Studio Presets (and perhaps other global settings) with my affinity account, the cloud, or iCloud; or at least make it easier to understand how to export and import those to other devices I use. Affinity Photo and Publisher: Please add a “rotate 90º right” and “rotate 90º left” button to the View menu bar. It would be faster than clicking rotate left 6 times just to get to 90º. It’s something I’d use every day. Forgive me if some were already posted, I searched and didn’t see anyone mention those. Thank you so much for all the great work you’ve been doing. Have a great day.
  14. Heya! I'm curious if supporting non-square pixel aspect ratios is planned. I come across that issue quite often when working with footage shot on anamorphic lenses - with different pixel aspect ratios of 1.6:1, 1.8:1 or 2:1. It would be great to have a way of loading & displaying those in a desqueezed way, without destroying the metadata when saving them out again for further use in compositing applications. Any insights on that? PS: I'm not looking for a workaround like transforming the image manually etc. - I'd love to have a native way of dealing with that :)
  15. It would be beneficial / useful if a node could be moved (slide) along the path of a curve. This feature is available on Adobe Illustrator and I have used it often. I really miss this feature in Affinity Design (iPad). Thanks for your consideration of adding this feature.
  16. Just revitalizing this huge thread from the 1.x version since this crucial (but rather complex) feature still has not made it into Publisher. 😢 The original discussion is here.
  17. First off, a side-note for those of us who had invested in that route: I got a notification from Mister Retro that the Permanent Press and Machine Wash plug-ins will officially work with Affinity products. Personally I find this great news. If there are any bugs, it's that the preview window is zoomed in and frequently misses the thing where the retexturing is going to be applied, and it can't generate its own background layer. So while it works, it doesn't have full feature parity with Photoshop. But this is Affinity, and this is where we ask about Affinity products. So now I wonder... Affinity Photo has a place where you can tell it to look for these external graphical plug-ins, and it reads those two plug-ins reasonably well. Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher both have a Photo persona which do not have a similar place to put the plug-in locations for them to look. So, even when in the Photo persona of those other two applications, the plug-ins don't load. Is there something I'm overlooking in each app's preferences, or does that functionality just not exist yet? And if the latter, can we get it on a feature request list, please?
  18. I know that Stage Manager support is not there yet, but when it comes, would it be possible to put a preview screen on an external monitor that is zoomable? For instance, I am drawing a character. While I am working on its face, the current preview is of the whole document, so the face is very small and of no help at all. An option to be able to zoom into a specific area on the preview on a large, external monitor, would be very powerful.
  19. Hi, I've checked around the forum and I've seen this question come up before, so I'll mention it again. Can we please have the ability to have "Save History with Document" as a default in app preferences. I like to have my history saved with my work so I can backtrack if I don't like something in the future, and often forget to click it before I save. Thanks!
  20. There are many things in Designer v2 that I love over v1, but I think one of the most useful feature to me and perhaps one of the most underrated feature additions is the Drawing Scale feature. I like the check box toggle added to the transform palette, to toggle scale on and off. I find that intuitive. Whether drawing scale is set via document setup or an artboard is set to have scale using the measuring tool and the "Assign Drawing Scale" button, the biggest drawback to this feature that I have found thus far is there is NO ability to export at the set scale...especially in vector formats where the scale would matter. It would be nice to have a toggle, perhaps similar to the toggle that shows up in the transform palette, within the vector options in the export window. So If I am working on a drawing that is say 1in:30ft and I draw a square that is 2in natively (or 60ft in scale). If I were to export that to an EPS file to bring into another applicaiton I could export it at the scale size (60ft square). Or if I don't care about the scale, I could export at the native size. I hope this makes sense. It seems like it should be a simple feature to add that would make the drawing scale feature even more useful. Regards.
  21. This is a feature that has likely already been requested to be added, but I searched the forums and didn't notice anyone posting this same sort of request. In CC 2019, a REALLY nice gradient feature got added to Illustrator called the Freeform Gradient. The way you use it is you add different points for the gradient to follow. You can make them different colors, make gradient paths using points, and even adjust how much those colors spread from those points. Unfortunately, Designer doesn't have this feature yet and I would really like to see it implemented soon because it seems like such a nice way to make gradients. There are also gradient meshes, but it seems like Designer doesn't have these either, even though these seem a bit harder to work with on average. I don't use Illustrator currently, but I have in the past and I think Affinity Designer lacks some of the features that Illustrator does. There are a couple more things that I can think of that I don't see an option for in Designer, but there is one for in Illustrator. I can make 1 or 2 separate posts about those, though.
  22. It's been well-observed that the Affinity Suite 'doesn't support' the import of PDFs with embedded fonts, and attempting to do so causes a variety of issues. However, Designer imports EPS and PostScript files with embedded fonts perfectly accurately, because it outlines all the embedded font data. It would solve a great many problems if Designer offered the option to outline the embedded font data, as for EPS files, in the PDF import dialog. I'm presuming that this would be a 'relatively easy fix', as Designer can already outline EPS at import, (and it can outline font data in PDFs when exporting).
  23. I'm working on a graphic-heavy report and re-pagination from the layout breaks what would be accurate citations. This is handled manually at the moment (unless there's a way to jury-rig the Index manager?). Request Citation Manager in the top three formats (APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian). Ability to set whether the document uses an end-of-section or on-page-where-citation-occurs approach.
  24. I have many files that are always loaded onto AD on my iPad Pro, and are organized into project folders for each client. Inevitably, many of the files in there are stock photos and other designs. I would love to be able to add a custom image of the client’s logo to the project folder. That would make each project much more recognizable than just relying on the small text stating the project name. Here’s what I’m hoping for: Before: After: Scary Ducky Inc. is (unfortunately) not a real client, btw. Thank you.
  25. First off, I'm loving Affinity Designer 2! Thank you Serif I've recently been working quite a bit with gradients and have some thoughts on improving the feature. As it is right now you have to click on the Fill colour in the context toolbar or Appearance tab to get a more detailed gradient view. There are two issues. 1). The gradient view closes if you click outside of the view. 2). The gradient view is very small (especially the colour range) and it's impossible picking a specific node in the range if you have many. A solution to this would be to have a seperate Gradient tab (just like Colour/Swatches/Strokes/etc). This would allow for a clearer and larger view of all the gradient settings. It would even be great if each node could be selected from a list allowing for more control over how the gradient looks. Just my thoughts
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