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  1. Hi guys, Affinity Designer looks like a very promising alternative to Illustrator. I am a type designer (Proxima Nova) and have noticed some glitches in the OpenType support. The first one is in the display of Stylistic Sets in the Typography palette. Normally, these are displayed correctly, but I've discovered that if a font contains gaps in the range of Stylistic Sets, AD will only display Stylistic Sets up to the gap. For example, my typeface Proxima Nova contains nine Stylistic Sets. However, SS04 is only available in the roman styles, and SS05 is only available in the italic styles. (Background: These substitute an alternate lowercase "a" in the roman and italic, respectively. The roman has a two-story "a" while the italic has a one-story "a". If you prefer the one-story a, you can apply SS04 to a range of text and the roman "a" will change to the one-story design, while the italic is unaffected. The result is that the one-story "a" is used for both roman and italic. If you prefer the two-story "a", you can apply SS05 to a range of text and the italic "a" will change to the two-story design and the roman will be unaffected. The result is that the two-story "a" will be used for both the roman and italic.) Proxima Nova roman styles have no SS05, and Proxima Nova italic styles have no SS04. When using Proxima Nova in AD, the Stylistic Set listings in the Typography palette stop at SS04 in the roman and at SS03 in the italic. It seems that AD checks for each possible Stylistic Set (01-20) sequentially, but as soon as a Set index is not found, it stops looking and assumes that there are no more Sets in the font. There is no requirement that Stylistic Sets must be contiguous, as far as I know, so I believe this is a bug. No other software exhibits this behavior that I know of. Screen shots from AD and TextEdit attached. TextEdit shows all of the Stylistic Sets correctly.
  2. For the way I work, I need to have the layers palette expanded vertically as long as I can get it. This way I can "drill" down to the specific sub-sub layer with a minimum of fuss, i.e. scrolling. So is there a way to have a second column "docked" to the main palette column? This way the document window will be sized to fit the remaining area in fullscreen/attached mode. That's how I have my UI for Manga Studio setup and it works quite well. This way I can have layers and the transform palette in one column and Colors, Effects and the Navigator in the other column. I can see that on some MBP's this would take up way too much Screen Real Estate, but on my 27" iMac, I got room to spare. I'm posting this in Questions, because there may be something that I'm unaware of (some undocumented or buried method to to this second column docking). In which case, I'd appreciate know how to do it. If it isn't then I'll repost this in the Feature Request section. Thanks!
  3. Dear Affinity team and users, I came recently across your product. I am currently looking for a product which covers my interests. I am more of a developer than a designer, but occasionally I have or want to do some design work my self. Most of the time I get asked to design a simple website, create a Flyer to print or a Logo. For my pet projects I would like to be able to create game assets for 2D development (e.g. Pixel Art) and UI-elements. I am also interested into digital painting and own a Wacom tablet. Until yesterday, I thought I am going to buy Pixelmator/Acorn and Sketch, then I saw your product. For the Flyer and Logo use cases, it seems that the Affinity Designer is the perfect solution. Is AD also capable to solve my other use cases? How does it compare to Software like Sketch which is focused on Web/UI? Is web and UI design a use case that you try to solve with your product? Thank you for answering my questions.
  4. In Document Setup… in the Resample dropdown, the default selection is "Nearest Neightbour."
  5. Hi all! I've been meaning to ask: do you have plans to make all the interface elements dockable (to screen edges, that is) *even* in separated mode like in CS? It's not a big deal having AD (and, I'm thinking, APub as well) in a single, consolidated window, but what about Affinity Photo, when it finally comes? Much like in Photoshop, I'm hoping you can drag and drop layers from one document to another and, as such, a unified, tabbed interface suddenly stops making much sense. However, not being able to maximize/zoom a window without it going behind the palettes, tools and toolbars (like in CS apps), could become a bit of a bummer. I am aware that many of the UI issues suffered by CS apps (ID CS6, I'm looking at ya!) come from badly implemented dockable palettes and its interactions with subsequent OS X versions and their functions (namely, Spaces), but… Are you taking that risk and thinking about it? It's just that I can't seem to find any specific mention to palettes and Separated Mode minutia in your roadmap. Oh, by the way… I know this is becoming a running theme, but… As much I enjoy at least being able to “window-shade” floating palettes into an horizontal strip, that is a bit '90s-ish. Adobe really nailed it with the iconized palettes in vertical, collapsed strips. That, alone, and the ability to dock them left *and* right (as you can see on the enclosed screenshots from Ai and ID), is a massive space saver. Are you planning anything along those lines?
  6. Hi, I have attached a screenshot of one of the inconsistency once you activate the retina mode document. A lot of confusions happens in a lot of UI part between pixel / point sizes. In this case, while you draw / resize the shape, you will see it's 40px (which is true), but the transform tab will report only 20px. I think that the transform is prob in pt unit but showing PX instead. Because the shape is prob 20 pt wide but it will be 40px in retina.
  7. Hi, Currently, there is multiple frictions in the App while trying to change colors to shape or text. - Right now the UI never remember what you did before. Everytime I click shape by shape, it's like the UI is showing a random tab instead of the last used one. - Not sure why you can't pick the text color directly with the text tool. You always have to go to selection mode to see the color option. - Not sure why the color picker doesn't change the current color after picking one. You have to click on the picked color to apply it. - Swatches are very tedious to use, esp with effect. Like the color overlay FX. The color drop down is very basic and doesn't let you pick any swatches. So everytime, I am showing the swatches in the App UI in the background and use the color drop on it to apply it to the effect. I think it will be a huge benefit if the swatches where available from any color pickup like the native OSX one. Thanks :)
  8. antonkudin

    UI, features

    I'm a big fan of most of how AD works and looks now, but there are some functions i'd love to see: Tabs in 'separated mode' windows. Sort of like browsers work: you can have any amount of windows, with any amount of documents/tabs in them. Fullscreen mode to maximise working space. Same for Hide palettes/UI shortcut, sort of like TAB in photoshop. Dark menubar for OS X Yosemite. Custom palette designer: put random icons into a new, custom palette. I'd love to combine most used toolbar, transform, align and boolean icons into a single palette. Keyboard shortcut remap: tools (!), functions etc. Updatable smarter embeds: place document A into a document B, edit A and it's updated inside B. And a really big one: Automation. Think actions in photoshop: record any buttons/shortcuts/canvas operations into a macro and play it any time using a shortcut. Could be only menus at first implementation, then add palette buttons and then canvas operations like drawing, transforms etc. Keep up mind-blowing work you've been doing on AD, going at this rate this is going to be a no-brainer first-day purchase for any graphic designer.
  9. Currently the only way to change the appearance and size of the tools tool bar is to change the number of columns which restricts you on size of the overall tool bar. As many will set up their own individual workspace, especially when working in Separated Mode, the freedom to be able to grab and manually adjust the size of the tool bar would be useful, with the icons on the toolbar dynamically changing position to fit the tool bar. If the tool bar was too small for all the icons, then a fly out can appear containing the rest. As this would be done through user choice, I don't see it going against the surface level UI ethos of the program as it wouldn't be a default setting.
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