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  1. Would love a way to auto import or have an option for immediately bringing in global swatches into or from an embedded image for a current working open file without having to do the whole export/import/clipboard palette workaround. Thanks!
  2. Hi, it would save a lot of time if the layer fx "gradient overlay" AND outline ("Umrandung" - see 3rd attached image) would have the same functionality as "color overlay": the ability of choosing swatches - gradients in this case. For a vice versa functionality - see also: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/25422-how-to-get-a-color-gradient-from-layer-fx-into-swatchesgradients/ Thanks for taking your time and thinking about it, Stefan.
  3. Having a lot of trouble with the swatch panel (and the stroke/fill selector above it.) Quite often as soon as I start drawing again with the pen tool it'll forget the fill colour that was set, and then using that top right stroke/fill tool to set a colour will do nothing; it has to be set via the stroke/fill on the top menu bar before it'll take effect. Also consistently refuses to add a current fill to a palette, choosing instead to use a past one (probably connected to the former issue.) No ability to drag and drop and very limited functionality with managing the palette window doesn't feel very good (not a bug just general feedback.) Messing around with the above a bit crashed the program a few times for me, at other times it's just really sluggish for no reason. Unrelated but at one point using the a tool I lost all keyboard shortcuts, though the commands worked via dropdown menu and keyboard commands like alt still worked (but not undo delete etc.) Haven't figured out how to duplicate this so just adding it as a side note for now~
  4. Is there a way to add a Pantone swatch from the Pantone palette into the document swatches and for it to retain it's name, rather than changing to 'Global Colour x'? Specifically relevant for spot colours from the Pantone Solid Coated & Uncoated books. eg if I select 'PANTONE 205 C; and then add it to my document swatches palette it will be renamed 'Global Colour 1'. If I export a pdf then the colour swatch in the pdf will also be called 'Global Colour 1' Do I have to manually rename the colour back to it's pantone name each time? Also, if I want to change the global colour to another Pantone colour , the edit colour palette won't let me search for another colour by name or show a list. I have to guess from the swatches which is my new colour. Is this a bug or am I missing something?
  5. Hi There, I have just bought Affinity Designer and am just learning to use the tools. I have previously used Illustrator and am finding the transition relatively straightforward and really like the programme. One thing I used to be able to do in illustrator was to drag and drop an image into the swatches tab and then use that image as a tile fill to create prints/patterns (useful when designing clothing). I also used clipping masks for similar effect. Do either of these functions exist in designer or would I need to purchase Photo as well? Many thanks
  6. I'd like to be able to to select an object, then be able to click and drag its fill or stroke color down into the swatches. Likewise, being able to drag a shape with a certain color into the swatches and it creates a new swatch would be very useful. Maybe there is a way to do something similar to this and I just haven't found it? I've been having the hardest time with creating new swatches.
  7. Great program and I'm still exploring but it would be nice to be able to drag colours onto the swatch to add them rather than having to click to the colours tab, click the menu and choose add colour to swatch (could this not also be a added to the menu in the swatch tab?)
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