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  1. So I was searching around for any and every video on YouTube to give me a better understanding of how to use the pen/node tool. I stumbled across a video on YT: "AFFINITY DESIGNER CURVES FROM SINGLE STROKE. This tutorial helped me solve one issue (finding the easiest way to trace an image with a lot of curvy lines BUT with each curve flowing smoothly together from one to the next). I had created a logo (i can't show the whole logo) but as you can see some of the curves i created originally APPEARED smooth when i zoomed in close but some noticeable errors when i zoomed out/away from it. Once I zoomed out the logo had these subtle curves that made the logo look like it was starting to form corners. As I followed the tutorial, I got to where I was only using the SMART MODE tool, with these options selected: - ALIGN TO NODES OF SELECTED CURVES - SNAP TO GEOMETRY OF SELECTED CURVES - ALIGN HANDLE POSITIONS USING SNAPPING OPTIONS - MOVE BY WHOLE PIXELS - SNAPPING while I was working through, I was going by what I would always hear from the pros and amateurs "move the node handles around until you get as close as you can to the images/shapes. so that's what I did! Still wasn't perfect though. A-HA!!! THERES A PATTERN ("not sure if I'm just late to the party lol") Once you put your first node, you get the CURVE option after putting the second node which is your first line. You then go and make that line fit as perfect to the curve as you can which is the easy part. Then comes the hard part as soon as you add a 3rd node and however many more you want, trying to make that second curve fit PERFECTLY with the first curve usually doesn't match the way you want it to because at the same time you're also trying to make it fit with the 4th node. It then becomes this tug of war between the nodes LOL. node A. node B. = line/curve a-b node B. node C. = line/curve b-c node C. node D. = line/curve c-d node D. node E. = line/curve d-e **USING THE SHIFT KEY EVERYTIME (USUALLY)** **USING THE SHIFT KEY EVERYTIME (USUALLY)** **USING THE SHIFT KEY EVERYTIME (USUALLY)** Once you have the first curve (line/curve a-b) set to your liking , before adjusting the second curve (line/curve b-c) YOU WANT TO SELECT THE NODE (node C.) AND USE THE HANDLES ON IT TO START BUILDING THE END OF THE SECOND CURVE (line/curve b-c)...…..THENNNNNNN...…GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS NODE (node B.) AND ADJUST THAT ONE TO MAKE THE SECOND CURVE (line/curve b-c) FIT and FLOW SMOOTHLY WITH THE FIRST CURVE (line/curve a-b). so therefore once you move onto the third curve (line/curve c-d) start by adjusting the handles of node D. FIRST then jump back to ex. node A. node B. node C. node D. node E. etc. line/curve a-b, line/curve b-c, line/curve c-d, line/curve d-e after the curve between node A. & node B. has been made (line/curve a-b), jump to node C. and using the handles to adjust the curve (line/curve b-c) to your liking THEN start adjusting the handles on node B. creating line/curve b-c which flows perfectly with the previous curve line/curve a-b AFD - nodes.mp4 HOPEFULLY I HELPED SOMEONE!
  2. Hi all i have a big problem i was a AI and PS user for a long time and now with the 1.9 update AFFINITY DESIGNER uses ALT + SCROL to rotate the Canvas(Project) I used AutoHotKey to remap ALT=CTRL but is messy and can't remove curve points when creating a curved shape I want to ask you guys if there is a way to remap : CTRL+scroll wheel ALT+scroll wheel SHIFT+scroll wheel
  3. Affinity Online Help Hello all, we're happy to be able to offer you an online version of the in-app help! Access Designer, Photo & Publisher Help here: https://affinity.help Here are some of the additional features we're able to implement as a result of having proper browser support: Dynamic language switching: The help will determine your language and (if it's available) serve you a localised copy of the help. If you prefer to read in another language, however, you'll find a combo box at the bottom left which will enable you to change languages—and stay on the page you're currently reading. Print: Sounds simple, but with full browser support we can now implement printing of the topic pages. The print icon in the bottom left will give you a nicely formatted printout of the current topic. Share: Clicking the clipboard icon will copy the current topic's URL to your clipboard, which means you can easily point other people towards topics that may help them. Responsive: The help was responsive anyway, including off-canvas menu functionality so you could collapse the window and still read a topic, but this is taken further in this version of the help. The help is formatted nicely and usable even on a 4" iPhone SE screen. Search: we've implemented our own bespoke search for the online help which is fast and accurate. Access it via the tab system along the top left. Favourites: you can add topics to your favourites list to easily access them during future browser sessions. Simply click the + (plus) icon next to the "Favourites" tab to add the current topic. With this online version you'll be able to print out topics and view them on your tablets/phones, which are two of the most common requests when it comes to help feedback. As always, if you have any feedback or find any issues with this online version, please let us know! Hope you find it useful.
  4. Hello all, Currently completing an ID Card project, which includes a headshot that has been masked by a rectangle (the image has also been cropped to match the size of the rectangle - I shall explain later). However, when I export using SVG, I lose the image on re-opening the .svg file. I cropped the headshot due to the fact that when only the mask is applied, and I've exported to SVG, the image has loses it's mask when opening the new file. Is there anyone that can advice me on what I'm doing wrong? I've also attached an image of my SVG export settings.
  5. I find the font -size in Help way too small, but I can't find a way to change this within Help (maybe it's too small for me to spot it ;-)) Is there a way to do this, or if not, a hack to do it that will persist after software updates?
  6. This item should probably be part of the Layers group, as it is in the ADesigner help. Link to Pixel Layer is incorrect (to Create Layer).
  7. I'm not sure what's causing the issue, but ever since I bought a new PC that runs Windows 11, I have had a plethora of issues with the UI bugging out, usually just from clicking on elements or mousing over them. Does anyone know what could cause these kinds of bugs?
  8. I want to remove the white from this image, I've adjusted the Levels so the whites are completely white & blacks are completely black. I've gone to the selection tab & tried the 'Select sample colour' but i can't find a way to make it work. I've spent the last 3 hours looking at youtube tutorials, FAQ's & forums yet i have no idea what i'm doing right or wrong, please help.
  9. Hey guys, I am a real beginner and thought about buying the Affinity Designer Workbook. My Question is now, are the books even up to date? The Affinity Designer Workbook is from 2016. How much has changed in the program itself and the features... Would you guys recommend me to buy the book or is it not worth it anymore?
  10. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to make a poster similar to Obama's "hope" poster. I've seen a a few tutorials done using photoshop but im reluctant to try those because i know i would get lost eventually trying to follow along on affinity photo. Anywho, does anyone have a good tutorial they could link me? Thank you. If there are none to be found then its ok. i just wanted to try it out. My Favorite learning tool so far have been youtube videos where i can follow along. thanks.
  11. Hello there everyone, same problem here. Currently using 1.9.2 and I've tried update with both 1.10.0 and 1.10.1, still no success. Tried the zipping method on %appdata\Affinity\Designer and renaming it into "1.0 old", yet no success either. Does anyone have a clue? Because the 1.9.2 version of Photo starting to lag and I'm getting woried about it. Here's the general spec used: Windows 10 Pro AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Radeon RX550/550 Series Version: 25.20.15025.1002 IsHardware: Yes Supports D3D12 Feature Level 12.0: Yes HardwareID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_699F&SUBSYS_E3670000&REV_C7 LUID: 0xB734 Microsoft Basic Render Driver Version: 10.0.19041.546 IsHardware: No Supports D3D12 Feature Level 12.0: Yes HardwareID: PCI\VEN_1414&DEV_008C&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00 LUID: 0xCCF1
  12. Hello, I'm trying to make the switch from Adobe to Affinity. I have this issue that it only seems to show on my Wacom Cintiq 16. Every time my brush hovers over my strokes they drop resolution/quality. I'd love to draw in Affinity photo, but I can't get around the low resolution lines. Any help? is this a known bug? what should I do? Note: Page size is Default A4 size, 300 DPI. Affinity Designer "pixel persona" doesn't drop brush stroke resolution. (Which uses pixels as well) Wacom cintiq 16 drivers are up to date. Specs: i7-10700k 3.80GHZ 16gb Ram 2070 super RTX Windows 10 I've attached an example video below Affinity Photo - Brush Strokes dropping quality. - YouTube
  13. Hello, I'm hoping somebody can shed some light on this. I'm trying to edit an astro stack, however when I apply a curves adjustment, (manually or adjusting the automatically applied one during the stack) there is either no or very little histrogram data, despite the standard histogram working as normal, and other adjustments such as levels working fine too. While the master selection in curves isn't working, the red green and blue are, as well as grey and so on. I have a pretty decent Windows machine so performance isn't an issue. I thought it may take a short while for the histogram to render in but it never does. Funnily enough, I downloaded a sample stack online of the same subject, same document settings (32 bit etc), and it seemed to work on that image, so I'm at a loss. Any help would be appreciated. I've attached screenshots and my project file for reference. Thanks 452161177_TestStack.afphoto
  14. I started using Affinity recently and am generally pleased. But today my file suddenly got corrupted when trying to save - now it loads up to 90% and displays that file cannot be opened because it got corrupted. Can it be fixed? I don't want to lose all the layers from the edit. It even displays image I edited but does not let me to save a jpg (or do anything really). If you could help me and just provide finished jpg in highest quality I'd be pleased, because edit is finished. digital.afphoto
  15. James Ritson's Introduction to the iPad UI seems to stall and fail after about 2 minutes (I have tried multiple times, in two good wifi environments, using an iPad Air 2). I need to get to grips with the UI as there are a lot of operations I carry out with ease on the desktop Mac app which appear unduly difficult to do on the iPad app, for example inverting masks and selections, and the hit and miss setting adjustment layers by + or - number rather than sliding up the effect until it's right. I'm hoping to find better approaches revealed in the video....!
  16. I want to do something like that, but i dont know how to start with the writing. I mean the text is a circle, and i dont know how to make my typo in a circle other then position every knot myself. Do you have any idea? trying it in Designer. Is photo better for that with any tolls? Thanks
  17. Hey Forum People. I need some help to get better with affinity products! I made this pice of art for a cover in affinity photo. I like it very much, but what really could be better is the pink "Shadow" which i just copied the main layer and put it behind. In this case the corner or not really fitting, and must be painted with hand. The second thing i really struggle with, is that i want to have more flattend edges. And i dont know how to do it! Would be happy for any feedback. Thank you Laura ❤️
  18. Hi There, I'm really frustrated as I was recommended Affinity Photo by a friend as my Photoshop license ran out. ANY .eps file I open is blurry, pixelated etc. Its physically IMPOSSIBLE to work with. These files are from Shutterstock. Am I doing something wrong? I've attached a print screen of a similar image and what I'm getting in Affinity.
  19. Hello, I have been using Affinity Designer for almost a year now but ever since the 1.9+ updates, it has refused to open on my PC. I have a 64-bit System Windows 10 with updated drivers for anything required. I have tried disabling hardware acceleration but it still does not work. Is there a fix to this? I would use my 1.8.5 version but my afdesign files can't be opened since they use the newest version of Designer.
  20. I have a client who I have done two shoots for of the same subject, an updated renovation project for an art museum. They are asking me to take the new photos and align them to perfectly match the perspective and angle of the old photos I took. I am not sure how to begin this, my intuition tells me the perspective tool, but if its a 3 point perspective interior shot, would that actually work? The attached shots are the first pair that I am working on, but I think also the most difficult.
  21. Hello sorry for my bad english. I have the windows and the ipad version of affinity desinger i connected both to google drive and i can see the files form the ipad but i cant open them i only can Access to the png one but not the accutal "xname".afdesing files any advice?
  22. Hello everybody, I recently saw these designs for a Pear Logo on Dribbble by Second Eight. I love the overall aesthetic but I was hoping you could please provide some guidance on the following things: How would you go about creating the path of the spiral in Affinity Designer? Would you use a series of Boolean shapes and join their paths? If possible, please can you shed some light on how you would recreate this design? Is the second design simply the first one with a stroke applied to the border, or are there other steps to be aware of? Is it possible to get the gradient to follow the path of the spiral in Affinity Designer? If not, can this be achieved in Affinity Photo? Apologies if these are newbie questions! I will be grateful for any help you're able to provide. Thanks in advance!
  23. Hey, I just switched over from Photoshop & Illustrator and its really frustrating for me to see that zooming is "CMD + Mousewheel" while rotating is "Alt + Mousewheel". Coming from the Adobe Products (where the two shortcuts are flipped), I was wondering if it is possible to change these shortcuts anywhere. I already searched through the shortcuts menu in the setting but I didnt find anything there, a quick google search didnt help me either. If anyone knows something, please let me know. Thanks :) (Win 10, ver. 1.9.1)
  24. Hi there! I'm in charge of the senior photos (and yes, I know, the lightning is not perfect but It’s the best I can do with one shot box). This is a test image and I will try to get rid of the ripples in the greenscreen, but I am afraid it won't get much better. Can you help me find a way to efficiently remove the greenscreen from a sh*tton of photos? Maybe with batch processing? Sadly, I'm kind of a newbie and I appreciate ANY help and tips! TYSM! <3
  25. Using PSD in Designer 1.9.0 for windows, creates white lines in export files' I got a mockup psd file and opened it in AD. When I export the file, it has white lines in the embedded image. I got the mockups from here:https://smashmockup.com/gold-frame-mockup-psd/ I don't have Affinity Photo. I have attached screenshots. I am a total noob at this, so it's something obvious, I would really love guidance.
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