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  1. When i in the transform panel divide 17.9 mm with 6, Designer doesn't divide it precisely. It Should be not 3 mm but 2.98333333333. The transform panel is not precise enough. or do i miss something? Best, Bostjan
  2. I have searched this site and read guide in app. I cannot get the lock aspect ratio to work. When I select the lock icon in Transform Studio the shape still free transforms (aspect ratio is not locked). I cannot select "constrain" in the shape menu. Touching screen with finger while dragging shape with pencil does not lock aspect ratio either. I am using an iPad Pro 1 with Apple Pencil, (IOS 10.3.3, Affinity version 1.6.4). Please help
  3. Hey everyone, I'm quite new to Affinity Designer and have come across the following issue: ​ ​I'm trying to fill different shapes with patterns. Since I haven't been able to find any preset geometric fill patterns that ship with Affinity, nor a pattern fill feature, I've resorted to: 1. Select the shape 2. Activate the Fill Tool 3. Change Fill Type to Bitmap ​4. Use an image texture to fill the shape However, when I ​CTRL + C​ on one shape and then CTRL + SHIFT + V​ on another shape in order to copy that fill, with the same orientation and scale, it seems like the bitmap/texture then gets transformed to the orientation/size of the target shape. I attached a screenshot to demonstrate what happens when I copy the fill from the left shape to the right. ​How can I get the behaviour that I want, i.e. have the fill get transferred from shape A to shape B without changing the orientation/scale/shear of the fill texture? ​Also, is there a vector pattern fill in Affinity Designer that I may simply have overlooked? ​Thanks a lot
  4. I discovered a trick to export an .Affinity file into .PSD while maintaining the possibility of editing text. Lets go. It's quite simple: 1. Save your file in PDF (for export) 2. Open in Illustrator and export to PSD (while retaining text editing) Ready! Simple right? Here's a video showing you step by step. It is worth remembering that some things can get lost but if you simplify the Affinity file it will get easier to turn it into PDF and then PSD and keep all fonts editable. In my tests I had a group of texts inside a layer with opacity and this was lost, but if I take this text from the layers it is possible to keep editing (the video shows some tests) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-p3J1umYIg
  5. scoony

    SVG Export error

    Icon scaling from top left when exported to SVG despite object being centred on canvas and centralised in the Transform tab
  6. Hi i am a long term Lightroom user but new to Affinity photo. I use a anamorphic lenses 1.5x and 2.0x squeeze factor, shoot RAW format only on 16x9 or 3:2 aspect ratio. What i would like to create is a sort of template (or other easy way) where i squeeze my photo's in height 1.5 and 2.0x times (depending on the lens used) so i do not have to do the transform proces over and over again for each photo. (Squeeze the height 1.5 or 2.0 times, width stays the same) Is this possible within Affinity photo? Thanks for your help.
  7. Ladycarolineartist

    Where is free transform?

    I have been reading your manual looking for how to do a free transform on the iPad pro affinity app? I can only find the sheer transform? Is there a way to do a free transform or a perspective transform?
  8. It just struck me how handy it would be to be able to set a transparency or gradient vector on an object, and then go to the Transform window to specify the angle and position of the vector. Could be especially interesting when Ctrl-J'ing (new phrase :) )
  9. Please, the ability to select nodes and transform them individually is much needed.
  10. I've had several goes at this, and it happens every time ... I have an image with two layers, and the top one is selected. I've recorded a macro to do the following: - increase the canvas size to 200% +10 pixels (two operations) - move the top layer over to the right-hand edge of the canvas - flatten the image It works OK until I close the Library panel and re-open it (without necessarily closing and restarting AP) -- the transform parameters have changed, and have to be changed back to make the macro work properly. I'm running Windows 7, btw. These are the parameters as recorded: ... and these are the parameters on re-opening: I use this process for creating stereo pairs from separate source images, and it's a very fiddly affair when there are several (or many!) pairs to process. I'd previously used a script in Paint Shop Pro without problems.
  11. Hi, I'm on affinity designer 1.5.5 on Mac. When I work with some symbols I created (move them or transform them) AD crashes. I attach my crash log. My regards. Simone crashreport.txt
  12. I love the constraints feature in Affinity. But I see three major issues that make its use a little more difficult than it should be: 1. Constraints panel is too big and takes too much space on the screen. 2. Constraints panel is not related to the transform panel, which is a little odd if you take in consideration that constraints are relevant to object's size and position. 3. The "Min fit" and "Max fit" icons are not clear about what they are supposed to do (even watching the constraints tutorial, I found it very hard to understand how they behave, and what are the practical applications for them) So I've drafted this redesign proposal merging Transform panel with Constraints panel. What do you think? I'd love to see something like this on Designer 1.7 :D
  13. Love using AF - with over 700 line drawings completed for a technical book on marine diesel engine systems! However, with the update to 1.5.5 I've encountered a few bugs: 1) Move Tool will suddenly stop selecting with mouse click - can only select with click and drag 2) Transform - locked ratio suddenly goes wrong. Object can be distorted in any direction, even though locked 3) Grouped items - objects can be moved individually even though they are still locked in a "Group" 4) Font - selecting bold or italics in Iowan Old Style will suddenly switch font to Times. Happens intermittently. 5) File that was being used when computer goes to sleep is BLACK on wake-up. File has to be closed (no save) then reopened. Using Sierra 10.12.4 on new Macbook Pro Tested the Logitech mouse - failure to Select only happens with Move Tool in AF, works flawlessly with other tools and with all other software on the computer. Hope this helps, thanks. Dennison Berwick www.marinedieselbasics.com
  14. Hi, I am new to affinity photo and just switched over from photoshop. I open an image in affinity photo, then I create new document of size I want to work with like I used to do in photoshop. I want to move the image into the new document and be able to move the image around without moving the canvas. the image is bigger than the canvas and I want to transform image to make it smaller but not exact size of canvas because I was to crop some of it off but be able to move image around to get it in right spot. It's hard to explain, but I want to move the image layer separate from actual canvas/document size like I do in photoshop, but it won't let me. does anyone know what I mean? Thank you
  15. I have been experimenting with general methods of creating radially symmetric circular designs with an arbitrary number of planes of symmetry, particularly with ones that are not evenly divisible into 360°. My method is explained in detail below but the general idea is to enter fractions in the rotate field in the Transform panel to rotate elements of the design as precisely as possible. The problem is this leaves tiny gaps between the rotated objects unless I add a thin stroke to them. Experimentally, about a 0.2 to 0.3 px stroke width seems to be enough to fill the gaps, but this may vary depending on the canvas size. I assume this is due to the inability of the app to work with irrational numbers to a sufficiently high degree of precision, but I sometimes see this even with rational numbers entered as fractions, like 360/9. Is there any way to avoid this? --------- My method ----------- 1. I start by creating a vertical line with the Pen tool in Line Mode with snapping enabled so it begins at the exact center of the canvas. 2. I duplicate it with CMD-J, set the the lower right anchor point in the Transform panel, & enter (for example 360/7) in the rotate field. 3. I select both lines with the Node tool & use Join Curves & Close Curves to create a closed, pie slice shaped curve. 4. I duplicate that, & use the same method to rotate it in the Transform panel, again entering the same fraction as in step 2. 5. I then power duplicate to complete the design. Attached is an example of the result (history included), showing the gaps for a 7 way symmetric design. EDIT: I know about using various multisided shapes as templates for this sort of work but my question is about precision in angular text entry fields. radial symetry issue.afdesign
  16. I've tried manually dragging them apart and back to their original locations, as well as searching the 'View' and other main menus but haven't yet found how to uncouple them. Additionally, when I select something from the Color-panel...it 'leaps' in front of the now combination Layer/Transform-panel. I'd love to know the 'How & Why' to this as it may come in handy in the future. But for now, I'd like to return the 'studio' to its original default panel set. *AD 1.5.4 on a MacBook Pro* Would someone please enlighten me? Thanks much, -Christo
  17. No doubt again something simple, again probably a simple fix, but I've already conceded my infant level AD knowledge - help please. How do y'all explain the following behavior upon my reducing the image size in AD, on a 3 month old MacBook Pro running AD 1.5? I've attached 4 thumbnails below to help illustrate. I drag a me-made asset (that stupid black tote bag) onto a photographic image of Bigfoot in an attempt create a crude image of him carrying a black tote bag with a logo on it. Obviously, the scale of the tote is way too large so I begin to reduce it's size. I used both the Transform Panel (W+H) as well as constraining via Shift/Drag. In both cases, the smaller I reduce, the more I see proportional changes in certain layers in the logo (which are grouped). I did NOT have the 'Loch Children' box ticked - would this have bearing on the effect I'm getting? Most obvious IMO is the change in the curvature around the black 'C'...just saying. Thanks for any help! (I love playing with this program - can't wait 'til i have a better grasp of it all) -Christo
  18. Duplicating a layer, transforming the copy with either the Select tool or the Transform panel, and then repeatedly invoking the "Duplicate" command will usually recursively apply the transformation to each copy. However, any transformations performed by nudging objects via keyboard using the arrow keys are currently not taken into account. Tested in the AppStore release builds of of Designer (1.5.4) and Photo (1.5.1).
  19. If you move the rotation point of an object and then try to rotate it using the Transform panel, the rotation is performed around the current registration point (as set in the Transform panel). This seems like a bug unless that's how it should behave. If it's not a bug, how do you numerically and precisely rotate an object with a modified rotation point? Neil
  20. Steps to recreate Open a new image in Designer Add a rounded rectangle Zoom to 3000% (or any amount very different to the other view) Open a new view Zoom to 100% (you must set the zoom level) Select the rounded rectangle in the original view with the Node Tool Corner radius handle is very large and other handles are missing (see attached) Setting the zoom level in the original view corrects the problem.
  21. Hi guys and girls, great products, congrats! Maybe an anchor point would be more useful than the current rotation center. It should work for both rotation and resizing, and in the transform panel you could use the Anchor point selector's midlle point to use your custom anchor point for the transformations. It could also turn e.g. red for better visibility.
  22. Hi all. I think I've put in a generous amount of time looking for this basic function, but can't find it. How do you skew an object? And why doesn't a search for the word "skew" turn up any relevant hits in the help? I've hovered over every tool in the palette, every toolbar item, and searched the menus for this function. I've rolled over handles on the object. I've peered at the hints in the status bar. But nope; there's no apparent way to skew an object.
  23. I would like to hold a key down with a selected object and be able to rotate and size using the trackpad gestures. Need to get away from using this handlebar nonsense! Another great feature would be to use Force Touch to set a pivot/transform point in relation to the object. For example, I often want to rotate an element with the pivot point in on the side, not the center. Supporting holding down a keyboard button to constrain to preset amounts (e.g. 45º for rotation, 10px for transform) should still work too.
  24. I noticed that the very useful expressions for sizing and positioning content using the Transform panel only work for pages and not for artboards. Can variables like artboardwidth, artboardheight etc. be added as well? Thanks in advance!
  25. Dear Forum Member, I want to mirror a isometric Shape (picture) in 30° Axis (red line). The usual Mirror function only works Horizontal and Vertical. Know anyone how to do that? Thanks for help. Matthias
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