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  1. Hello, I'm a figure drawing artist and I have been using Adobe Illustrator to draw quick figure sketches for a number of years. Key to this process is the ability to direct the pencil tool to not select each new line I draw, so I can sketch simple lines quickly without the distraction of anchor points. I haven't been able to find the Affinity Designer equivalent that would allow me to draw with the pencil tool without seeing the Nodes. Is there a toggle that allows this? I've attached to this post a short clip illustrating what I'm talking about. On the right, I have an Illustrator window, with its pencil tool set to not select new lines. I can draw with no problems. On the left, Affinity Designer's pencil tool keeps lines selected, with nodes being a visual distraction as well as editing lines when I'm drawing too close to the last line I drew instead of making a new line. I want to be clear, drawing in the Pixel persona is not the solution I'm looking for. I'd like my lines to remain vector and editable after drawing, and to be able to do this from the Designer persona. Is this currently possible?
  2. (Macbook Pro 16" M1 Pro, Monterey 12.3.1) When I have the pen tool selected it still displays the move tool though it displays pen when I click for moment. Same with pencil tool. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app but it didn't help. Is there some setting I don't know about? I'm using a Wacom tablet but it does the same thing if I disconnect it and just use a mouse. The app is unusable like this! Screen Recording 2022-05-16 at 3.27.41 PM.mp4
  3. Affinity Designer 2022-04-09 10-49-09_Trim.mp4 After drawing using Pencil tool in Designer Persona or Paint Brush Tool in Pixel Persona, the lines doesn't appear immediately until I hover my mouse/pen over it or navigate the canvas. I tried drawing above and under the paper texture and changing the Tablet input methods, both of them doesn't work. What else can I do?
  4. Looking to draw a line and then pick up from that node and keep drawing but it makes a separate node and line , instead of drawing the full shape I am trying to go in intervals but it is not connecting , do I have to click and connect it every time? or is there a way to keep it going?
  5. Hi! The reason I am asking this is because I remember seeing this on a youtube tutorial but somehow I couldnt find the video anymore. Basically what I want to do is when I overlap a pencil tool, I would like the fill tool to not be empty? My english is not the best so I will try and demonstrate using a video and a picture. Help is appreciated! Recording #8.mp4
  6. Is there a reason that this happens at the end of a stroke when using the (Vector) Pencil Tool with tablet pressure in Designer? I often use the Pencil Tool because it's fully vector and super straight forward - no textures, clean look, and always has the option to expand strokes. But I've been noticing these weird ends where they should just be a round edge like the examples I made using the Pen Tool with pressure profiles (on the right). When I expand the strokes made with the Pencil Tool those weird edges actually expand too, leaving me with a bunch of messy stroke ends that are baked into the curve. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug?
  7. Is there a way to use the Pencil Tool in Designer without it automatically 'selecting' the stroke straight after you've drawn it? Perhaps an option or preference that I can disable that leaves all the strokes unselected until I choose to use the Node or Move Tool myself in case I want to edit it? It's quite difficult to see what you're drawing in a complicated illustration when the line you've just drawn is automatically selected and shows all the nodes.
  8. It would be soooooo awesome if we could just get a simple tool setting that allows users to toggle automatic deselecting on at least pencil paths. I always find myself doing endless clicks on the deselect “x” button when I’m coloring. My process is; I pick a color for my path, then draw a freehand path with the pencil tool, I’m done and I want to draw my next path so I select the next color, oops the path I’ve just drawn is now a different color, gesture undo, click deselect, click palette and select next color, draw the next path. If could have just been able to have the path not be selected when I finished I could work a lot faster and save the excessive deselects and undo gestures. Designer still rock! Keep up the amazing work Affinity Team.😁
  9. It would be great to have an auto-merge/unite feature for the Pencil Tool in Designer. Working in vector can often result in hundreds (or even thousands) of layers and potentially unnecessary individual curves, so being able to have them automatically merge as you draw would be an incredible time-saving and workflow-streamlining feature. I think that having an option (ideally placed in the Context Toolbar for the Pencil Tool) to "Auto-Merge" as you draw would be great. A good example of this would be Adobe Illustrator's Blob Brush Tool, where the strokes are automatically expanded and and merged with other strokes that have the same style/fill. Obviously Designer's Brush Tool isn't purely vector (i.e. the brushes are often based on raster textures and can't be expanded/outlined), so i think the Pencil Tool would be the perfect candidate for something like this. This would give vector illustrators, who like to draw by hand, an option to keep their layer stack tidy - almost as if they were drawing on a raster layer. I've also had to send simplified files to clients for screen printing, and trying to manually find, select, and unite a thousand+ vector curves is not a fun time for any user (or their computer) - I've actually had Designer freeze and crash on me a few times while attempting this due to the volume of layers I was trying to merge. It would be much more efficient to have the option to do this from the get-go.
  10. Hi, when drawing with the vector brush or pencil tool, I sometimes get wired endings (when drawing long lines crossing itself several times and “pressure-controller”). The ending changes when choosing a different ending, but never disappears - only if i move certain points. Is it a bug or is it just me being stupid? EDIT: Added the .afdesign file. 896AF28E-14B6-4981-856E-8373A642B2CD.MOV copy.afdesign
  11. I tried to make a scratch with the pencil tool but the results of the line streak always change after it's done. this happens when you zoom out but when you zoom in the results of the lines will look natural and only slightly change. for example when the canvas is zoomed 100% the lines will change to become more curved, other than when zooming less than 100% for example 20%, the line results will change greatly compared to 100%. And of course when zooming like 150% for example the results the line will change slightly Affinity_Designer_2020-07-28_20-03-30.mp4 Affinity_Designer_2020-07-28_21-04-02.mp4
  12. This feels like it might be quite a bit of a dumb question. When drawing a shape/fill freehand - with the pencil tool - is there a key or key combo that can be held while drawing, that will close the path? I am thinking of something like Illustrators pencil tool where holding the Option key (Mac) will close the path being drawn linking first and last node. I haven’t dug deeply thru the forums yet. I did look in the Affinity help: https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/CurvesShapes/about_linesAndShapes.html?title=About Lines and Shapes I can’t seem to find what I am hoping exists. Any guidance is much appreciated.
  13. I have searched through all of the existing keyboard shortcuts looking for this. Being an illustrator, and using the pencil tool frequently. I often find myself toggling sculpt on off. It was my hope to find a keyboard shortcut for this, but I have been unsuccessful. Could this be added to the Miscellaneous category of the keyboard shortcuts so that a hot key can be assigned?
  14. It is possible add this feature "Add new curve to selected curves object" (checkbox button on Context Toolbar), which is only in Pen Tool, to Pencil and Brush Tool?
  15. I am designing something and i made this tree with the pencil tool i made each stroke separately and grouped them all together after connecting them then when i tried to fill it. The first image is what happen how do i just fill the inside of the tree?
  16. Hi - I'm sorry if this is just me not really knowing how vector engines work, but I've run into a problem with a project I'm working on. So, what I'm trying to do is use the boolean operations to cut out a section of a shape with a vector brush tool/ pencil tool/ pen tool. However, what's being cut out of the shape is the "fill" of the brush shape. So, if you draw a curve and set its fill to a colour, it will "fill in" from the curve's starting point to endpoint. And that is not what I'm trying to do. I just want to cut out the shape of the actual brushstroke. Is this possible or am I just going about it the wrong way? I've attached a simplified image that basically visualises what I've written so you might be able to better understand what I'm trying to do and formulate. *edit: so the blue and purple line illustrates what's happening while the green line is the thing I actually want to cut out. If possible, the ideal scenario would be that the green that is within the red circle would be cut out or would become its own shape while leaving the outside parts unchanged. Best, fjdb
  17. Hello, Whenever i switch back to pencil tool, the first stroke will always bug out and will stop the stroke. It’s quite annoying since i have to undo every time else it’ll leave a single vector on my artboard. I think it has something to do with the window stabilizer option of pencil tool since the bug doesn’t exist on other types of stabilizers. I’ve attached a video of the replication steps. I use ipad pro 11”, affinity designer 1.7.1.1, i hope that helps regards, maco CA8EBD63-728E-4891-A373-A598AB7D26FA.mov
  18. Is there a way of configuring the pencil tool to make it work as it does in Illustrator? You know, doing a line and being able to kinda correct it when you draw on top of it or using the other tool—which I forgot the name of—that can make the path smoother?
  19. Hello dear Forum, I tried to draw with my Wacom Intuos 4 in Affinity Designer unsing the pencil tool in the software. The problem is that it is always drawing a staight line, even if I draw curved lines, using my pencil from my Wacom tablet. If I draw with my mouse/cursor, everything works fine. I also have Affinity Photo. There is no problem neither with my tablet nor with my mouse. Everything works nicely. I think it must be a setting issue but I can't find out what I have to click on. Would be awesome to get some fast answers, so I can start working today
  20. I am currently using a trial version of Affinity Designer and the beta version of Affinity Publisher. Is the Pen Tool exactly identical in both applications please? Also, is the Pencil tool only in Affinity Designer? If so, would it be possible to add the Pencil Tool into Affinity Publisher please? William
  21. Drawing with the pencil tool set to use fill is a great idea for creating quick organic shapes (Something I use all the time in Clip Studio Paint) Its major drawback is that it doesn't close those shapes and I have to swap tools in order to do that and then smooth out the result. I find this frustrating and time-consuming. Could we please be able to auto close somehow?
  22. Would love either a close path key short while using the pencil tool or a tick box setting in the context tool bar to draw closed paths with the pencil tool.
  23. Can anyone tell me what keeps happening to my pencil strokes, and what to do about it? I am drawing using the pencil tool. The thick black stroke in the first image is what I have been using, and it is what I want. However, in the middle of drawing something (in this case, I was tracing the shape that is on the bottom left of both images), all of a sudden all of my strokes disappear (compare images below). The pencil lines are still there, but the thick black part is gone and I'm left with just the thin blue selection lines (not the selection box; I mean the lines that make up the curves themselves are now just thin blue lines). And I don't mean just on the particular curve I've been working on, I mean when this happens every stroke in the document (even on other, supposedly locked layers) has gone from thick black lines to almost invisible thin lines. When I check the stroke settings—brush width, size variance, solid line style, etc.—none of them have changed, but my nice thick black lines are still gone. Changing these settings has no effect, and undoing has no effect—I can undo all the way back to the point at which I first drew each line, and they are still thin blue lines the whole time, not thick black ones. This has happened to me in two different documents so far, and because I can't find a way to fix the lines or undo whatever happened, I have had to start over from scratch, which really blows. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it? I've searched the forums and tutorials for help but haven't found any info. If you reply please have mercy and use laymen's terms. :) I am very new to Affinity Designer, and to graphic design programs in general. Thank you very much.
  24. While using the Pencil Tool in AD for iPad, is there a way to change a setting to automatically close a path, where the nodes of end and beginning of the that path join. Or will I have to switch to Node Tool and close each of them manually?
  25. Hi. All, Something I've been messing w. for a few weeks. Lots and lots of pencil and pen strokes, w. various pressure profiles applied. Many other misc stroke treatments. Etc. The work is quite uneven. Lots of odds and ends that I tried. Offering it to you all for what you might gather from it. Started as an attempt to replicate the "head cuts" journalistic illu' method, but ended up going off in my own direction. BASE-D-3.afdesign Mostly done just w. a mouse, some w. my tablet, a bit w. the iPad, but the pencil response there can be hard for me to control.
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