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  1. Even though I really like the Affinity suite of programs, I had been sticking with an old version of AutoDesk Sketchbook for doing my sketches, because it has nice perspective drawing guides, that allow me to A) Import a photo of a room or building, B) Insert perspective guides and align them with the actual lines in the photo, then C) Easily sketch out a project that I want to build, over that photo. Before V2 came out, I hadn't really been thinking of the Affinity programs as effective tools to do rough sketching. When Krita 5.x came out, I took a look and discovered that they had even better perspective guides than AutoDesk Sketchbook. And so, I began working on learning Krita, with the intention to use it for all sketching and painting work. I figured, I would reserve the Affinity programs for use when I needed a more "finished look." Of course, this meant that I would have to learn two very different user interfaces and "modus operandi." As I have said elsewhere, when the V2 versions of the Affinity programs came out, I immediately "upgraded," even though I knew they did not have perspective guides at all. I did this because I knew I would still want to use those programs for that "finished look," and I knew there would likely be at least three years worth of upgrades forthcoming. (All the videos and tutorials about "perspective guides" were merely about drawing some lines on a transparent-ish top layer and simply following them with your eye. Personally, I found that to be an absolutely lame workaround, and it really exposed which YouTubers were willing to repeat nonsense just to generate content.) And then I happened to notice someone mention this "helper utility" called, Lazy Nezumi Pro, in a YouTube video, almost as an aside. It promised to fill in all the blanks of the "missing" drawing guides in the Affinity programs, and more. I did some research, and saw that it didn't work with Affinity programs at first but, upon request, they adapted it to work with the V1 apps. Unfortunately, while doing said research I found a mention that Lazy Nezumi Pro will not work with programs that are "sandboxed," and my heart just sunk. Here, I had thought I had figured out a way to focus all of my energies on learning only one suite of programs. I wrote the makers of Lazy Nezumi Pro, and they tell me that, indeed, their app will not work with any programs that are "sandboxed," as the V2 programs are. So, I know this will not make the developers work any faster. But I do hope this helps impress upon the executives in the company that there is more to be gained from getting that .MSI installer out, than simply being able to launch Affinity Photo from within various photo managers. Who knows how many add-ons and/or plug-ins do not work simply because the Affinity programs are not installed like a regular program. Who knows how much additional functionality Affinity users are forced to give up (besides what comes in the "box"), and where their threshold will be for choosing to simply use a different program. As it is, I still have to use Krita for my original sketches. The more time I spend learning Krita, the less time I have to learn Affinity programs. And, the more likely I will be to just recommend Krita to someone, rather than Affinity, just because I know it better. Something tells me that is not the outcome you desire. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk. Edit: I was hoping I would have to add this but: Please only stick to the question at hand. I am not asking how to be a better artist. And I am certainly not asking how to be an artist exactly like you. And to be even more clear, "perspective guides" are not stabilizers.
  2. I might've missed it but couldn't find anything on the forum about this. Is there a way to create a new guide based on percentage? I often like to create either a simple crosshair (50%h, 50%v) or sometimes a rule of thirds grid (33.3%h, 66.6%h, 33.3%v, 66.6%v). As far as I can tell the only way to create grids is to drag them from the ruler or use the Guides Manager which appears to only let me use pixel precision, rather than percentages. Thanks!
  3. I feel like this is a dumb question, but I made some document guides by dragging over from the rulers, and now I can't seem to figure out how to delete them. :wacko: How do I do this quick and easy?
  4. Hi there, I'm new to the forum and hope that everyone is doing well. I have a question in regards to dynamic guides in Affinity Designer. As I looked around on YouTube searching for a guide on how to create vector brushes in Affinity Designer I came across the following tutorial: After a straight line is created with the pen tool, at the 1:35 mark it shows nodes being added with the node tool and you can see pixel measurement displayed of how far apart consecutive new node is from the existing nodes. I'm using the latest version of Affinity Designer for Windows and snapping is working but no measurement gets displayed. Only when I place the nodes on the line first, then select one with the node tool and drag any of them on the line does the measurement display. But according to the video this should also happen when you just hover the mouse over the line with the node tool selected prior to placing a node. What am I missing? Thanks in advance, Tom
  5. Affinity Hilfslinien.mov Hello, the vertical guideline snaps perfect to the black line.. but the horizontal guideline doesn't. Any ideas why? - Kevin
  6. Hi all, is it possible to show guides on all artboards at once. Not only on the selected artboard? And it it possible to place one horizontal guide over several artboards, like you can do in Illustrator. See attachment for further explanation. Thanks for helping nar
  7. Hi all, is it possible to copy and paste guides on the exact same position on another artboard? Like I am used to in Illustrator? Thanks for your help nar
  8. Hello I am working on a series of product images. These images will be displayed side by side in a web shop. The finished images are simple composites made up of two separate images. I want to make each of the finished images have the same proportion and product positions. I am using guides to do this. Rather than go through the process of setting up guides for each of the different product documents, is there a way I can copy and paste guides from one document to another? Cheers
  9. Can I copy guides from on master page to another in Affinity Publisher? It appears that I cannot select more than one guide setting (number) in Guide Manager to copy/paste my guides from one master page to another. It would be great if one could select the all to copy/paste or use the CMD key (Mac) to select from the guide numbers.
  10. I made a lot of Guides to a master pages and realised later, I could also use them on another, already existing Master Page. Didn't find a way to copy & paste them (or transfer by another method). Appreciate any help.
  11. Would be great to be able to add margins to multiple artboards at the same time. Same with guides and have the guides move with the artboard. Thanks!
  12. I've noticed a strange bug when using guides. Please see the attached .afdesign file. I dragged from the top ruler to create a horizontal guide on the page. I then used the 'create artboard' button which replaced my page with an identically sized artboard. I then duplicated that artboard. I decided I no longer wanted the horizontal guide, so I dragged it back up the the ruler to remove from the page. When I go to View > Guides Manager it shows no guides on the page. Same thing if I select each artboard and check the Guides Manager. However, if I click and drag a selection square anywhere on an empty part of the page, my removed guide shows up on the screen! (see screenshot). list-tick.afdesign
  13. In a document that has multiple guides for various texts and/or objects, the guides appear in their position order which is already helpful. However, the only way to know what guide goes with what objects or texts is to actually move the guide since when I click on the guide it is not highlighted in the Guide Manger. It appears that one must remember what guide position number goes with what set of objects or texts, and when there are many guide that becomes quite a challenge.. Perhaps it is expecting too much, but is there any way that the user could name each guide or set of guides in order to identify it for quick reference, such as your light print reminders in the layer panel telling us what the layer is following the name we can give to the layer? It would also be helpful to be able to sort layers according to their use on the page. Just dreaming....
  14. In a document that has multiple guides for various texts and/or objects, the guides appear in their position order which is already helpful. However, the only way to know what guide goes with what objects or texts is to actually move the guide since when I click on the guide it is not highlighted in the Guide Manger. It appears that one must remember what guide position number goes with what set of objects or texts, and when there are many guide that becomes quite a challenge.. Perhaps it is expecting too much, but is there any way that the user could name each guide or set of guides in order to identify it for quick reference, such as your light print reminders in the layer panel telling us what the layer is following the name we can give to the layer? It would also be helpful to be able to sort layers according to their use on the page. Just dreaming....
  15. Hi there, i'm currently trying to set new guides on an existing document with already loads of artboards (UX design). I've always been able to set my guides on the first artboard and go on without having to set it back afterwards. But today i need to set 2 new guides on every artboards and as i am using "Guides Manager" and setting guides on all artboards at once, everything i tried to achieve this has been a failure. I've tried first by selecting one artboard, nope. All artboards selected, no either. No artboard at all, nah. And i've been looking for a button like "set on all artboards" or something like it. But can't find anything. So my question is, is there something i can do to achieve my goal, or do i need to do it all by hand one at a time? If not existing yet, is it to be added in future update? If not can it be added to the roadmap ? Thanks, looking to your answers. Ben
  16. ...First thing I used to do when I'm designing a new logo for example (and I'm sure I'm not alone here) is to create a big artboard and then draw multiple ideas along it. Now imagine, every time I need to delete a guide, I must zoom out, and drag the guide outside of the artboard!? ...or, find it in guides manager window (In which btw, the desired guide is not even highlighted. We must move it to know which one we need to delete). Why we cannot just use the DELETE key directly in the artboard?! Another useful thing, is the option to convert a vector to a guide...
  17. Trying to drag out guides to snap to a curve's nodes but AD won't snap.
  18. Hello everybody, I was wondering if there is an function, short cut in AD to create guides from shapes. Like cmd+5 in illustrator. Thanks in advance!
  19. Using iPad Pro + Apple Pencil 2019 Once I have my guides set, I cannot drag them or move them at all. It appears as if they are locked - any help greatly appreciated!
  20. I'm trying to snap a guide to exactly 30 cm using the ruler. Looking in the snap settings, nothing suggests itself as a means to do so Q: Is it possible to set snap settings so placing guides will snap to the ruler when visible? Q: If not, how do you approach it?
  21. According to the help you activate guides (context menu pops up ✅)... Then tap the guide... 🤔 .... should it change to a dotted red line? Can’t seem to drag it at all. The Lock Guides is not active. I’ve tried a tap-drag, a tap then drag, a long tap, a double tap... nothing. No visual feedback, no response at all. Can’t see anything in the Layers studio (I’ve unlocked them all to cover that off). What am I missing, thanks?
  22. There seems to be two dominant ways of thinking about columns: Column guides (in View --> Guides Manager) and text frame columns (View-->Studio-->Text Frame-->Columns). As someone relatively new to DTP, what are the upsides & downsides of both approaches? I've inherited a doc that lives with Column guides and I'm inclined to switch things over to Text frame columns as it removes a lot of text frame linking ... but before I do so, it would be good to hear from seasoned hands on the pros and cons of doing so.
  23. Hey All! I create a Magazine using AP. In there I have set up my canvas 42.5 inches, by 66" long. I then set up Guides every 8.5" on the Hor. and 11" on the Vert. I need to be able to export along those guides each at the appropriate guide size 8.5" at the 300DPI and CMYK/8 to sent to my Print lab. TIA SurJones :)
  24. How to print non-digital paintings. How to prepare your painting for print in the correct size, and for web. This Affinity Photo tutorial video shows how to put the photo back into correct perspective and size it for print. Imagine you just finished an oil painting and you want to digitize it so you can sell prints, place on the web, or submit your work to a gallery. Taking a photo of it on the wall or on an easel distorts the image. This video shows how to correct the distortion and size it correctly. https://youtu.be/BEMNW8PewIs
  25. Hi, Just want to clarify if what I've read in other posts is still current. Do guides, the ones you drag out of the rulers, not work as snapping targets for the brushes? I've created a brush, it's an image brush, which stamps out a little image, it has a rotation jitter of 100% so as I draw with it, the image spins around, and it has both a size jitter, and is pressure sensitive for scale with my tablet. I want to draw a square (or indeed a rectangle), whose proportions are exact, but whose edge has all the randomness generated by freehanding the brush pressure. In Photoshop, all the way back to CS5, all I'd have to do is pull out the guides for the rectangle or square shape, and then draw roughly over them, the brush would track true to the guide, and I could concentrate on using pressure to work the brush size. What's the solution to achieve this in AP? Thanks.
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