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  1. Updated: Fixed, see last line. Hello, Odd behavior experienced: In a particular file I can no longer move-clone items. To be specific, I mean when using the Move tool and you press Ctrl and then drag an item. The expected behavior is to have the item move-cloned. My resulting behavior is the item is simply moved. The erratic behavior is experienced with many kinds of item: tried with curve, shape and pixel. Only in this document. Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 on Windows 10 Update: found that I had a document-wide pixel selection ongoing (marching ants). Ctrl-D to deselect and now the Move tool works as expected.
  2. Is there a way to rotate multiple objects around their own rotation centre, without selecting each one? I have a graphic with many (100+) objects, that have to be rotated, and can't really find a solution.
  3. Love Affinity Designer. Been using for years. One thing I find routinely irritating when designing UI screens is that the text tool doesn't switch off after deselecting a text layer. Consider the following scenario: 1. Using the Move Tool, you drill into a piece of text that's clipped inside a rectangle. 2. Affinity Designer understands you now want to edit the text tool and automatically switches to the Text Tool. 3. You finish editing the text and deselect it. Now you must manually switch back to the Move Tool to repeat Step #1. I would appreciate a preference (or a new standard behavior) that automatically switches back to the Move Tool in the scenario above. In other words, after the user deselects the text layer whose editing caused the Move Tool to switch to the Text Tool, Affinity Designer should automatically switch back to the Move Tool. Thanks for considering. Love the product.
  4. Please check the attached video recording. As you can see I'm using Artboard groups to keep everything nice and organized. Now the problem with Artboard Groups is that when I want to move an entire group, it only moves the content inside the Artboards which doesn't make sense! The proper behavior would be to move all the artboards and their content at once when moving the whole group, otherwise what's the point of having a group, right? Affinity Designer 2019-02-15 01-25-32.mp4
  5. When I have a lot of nodes in a small space, I am finding it very hard to move a specific node. A lot of times i go to drag a node and it catches the smooth tool right next to it instead. It would be nice if I could use the select tool to select the node or nodes I need to move and then (with move selected) drag from anywhere on the canvas to move the nodes in what ever direction I am swiping. I figured this would already be an option since very often there are multiple nodes in a small space and you cant zoom in too far to separate them because while zoomed, you cant move the node very far but I cant seem to find a way. When I try to drag from anywhere, it ends up selecting a different object instead (I have to drag from directly on the node which means I have to be zoomed in too far to move it where I need).
  6. I really like affinity designer and consider it a really promising alternative to Illustrator. I purchased this software for my mother who is a lace maker and need to draw lace backgrounds with a vectorial software. The problem is that these backgrounds are really detailed and can have thousands of lines. The move tool becomes quickly unresponsive even on a high end machine such as an intel E5-2678V3. I attached a quick example file - to reproduce the problem: Select all object and try to use the move tool. This really is the only obstacle to us to get rid of the Adobe plague ^^ Does any one have the same problem ? Any kind of help appreciated, Thanks ! Additional information: The same thing works with no problem in Illustrator (a bit slow but still usable). mm.afdesign
  7. Gear maker

    Move tool acts oddly

    Let's see how I can describe this. A few times a day in 1.7.0.3 when I'm in the Move tool I select a few layers (by cmd clicking in the layer panel), the display will be showing in the measurement screen. Like I'm holding cmd down, but I'm not. No bounding box. If I move the cursor into where the bounding box would be I just see the selection blue lines like below. Sorry the cursor didn't show in my capture. It was in the middle of the lower circle. Only the 3 circles were selected. If I then left click in this area the multiple layer selection will change to only have one layer selected. I can't move the layers, just change selection. There is no lock applied to these layers, or any in this area of the image. To get proper operation back I just have to play around I haven't found any one thing that releases this action, or causes this action. I believe I have seen this when only one layer was selected also. When using 1.6.1 I've never had this problem. So I don't think it's a sticky cmd key on the keyboard. Has anyone else seen this issue? Anyone have an idea what is causing it?
  8. Hi. Sometimes I need to resize a text frame, and would love that the text inside grow or shrink proportionally to the frame. But it doesn't happen. Am I missing some command for that or Publisher don't allow this? If so, I'd like to ask you guys to consider it. Attached some images showing my problem.
  9. Is there any way to set the Move tool "arrow" tool (v) as default instead of the hand tool or view tool (H). Normally you just use space bar to move around using the hand tool, for easy work flow you want to be able to edit right away when opening a file etc. and for that the select tool off course needs to be default (exactly as in Photo shop)
  10. Hi, I'm trying to resize and scale the contents of an artboard that I duplicated. I've searched the forum but am only finding posts from people trying to do the opposite (expand the artboard without scaling its contents). In this post: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/15756-resizing-artboard-also-resized-layers-inside-of-it/?p=71554 MEB seems to suggest that using the Move Tool to resize an artboard will indeed scale its layers accordingly, while using the Artboard Tool resizes the artboard without scaling its contents. I've tried resizing the artboard with both tools but they both do the same thing (resize the artboard without scaling its contents). I've also tried using the transform panel but that also does the same thing. I've also tried using the Document Setup panel which does have options for changing size and scaling the contents or anchoring them to the page, but these options are greyed out and unselectable. How can I resize an artboard and scale its contents in one go? Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  11. Hi, When editing my vector drawing I would like to use the selection tool to select, transform and move the complete eye including outlines and shadows. The tool only allows to draw a rectangle at 1 of 5 attempts (at the faulty attempts always a whole grouping is moved). As soon as I manage to draw a rectangle, not a single layer is marked, although the settings are set in the global settings (see screenshot). The selector "edit all layers" in Layers Studio is also on. I also tried, after selecting the main group, to reach the other objects and groups by double-tapping, but even in this attempt it was not possible for me to combine all the blacks and gray lines of the eye in one selection. I attach my complex AD file to you. How can I quickly select the eye including shades? This problem costs me a lot of time as I have to search for layers in hundreds of layers as a workaround. Instead of making a change in a minute, it takes a lot of effort. The app is really very good, but the Move tool is currently a showstopper when using it. Best regards Sandra Unbenannt_4.afdesign
  12. I was complaining that I could not drag guides from rulers using the Move Tool, however, I discovered I could using the Node Tool. A Windows user was telling me to use the Move Tool. We decided the Mac and Windows versions don't match in this regard. Guides can be dragged from rulers in both Designer and Photo in the Mac versions, Publisher for Mac is not right.
  13. I am also facing the issue with moving a straight line. when I want to move the object, 99% of the time it's only transforming, not moving. Struggling a lot. Is there any way to only move?? Please give an solution! Using Designer in iPad pro 12.9" (Attached Screen recording) IMG_0043.TRIM.MOV
  14. Hi - Im new to affinity designer (used to illustrator on the desktop), so just getting to grips with how it works. I can’t find any information, including in the tutorials, about the context menu toolbars for the various vector tools (specifically the move and node tools). There is a grid of four symbols on the right hand side of the context toolbar for each of these that don’t have a name or any explanation, can anyone help me with these? I’ve got a feeling they’ll help with precision when drawing and working with vector shapes, but can’t seem to work out what most of them mean??? I’ve worked out that one of them moves the centre point of the shape. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
  15. Hi, Is there a way to scale an object without using the handles. At the moment we have to drag on the corners to scale an object up or down. Sometimes I'd like to be able to zoomed in to something else and can't see the handles which makes precision scaling to match something in your drawing difficult. This is because at that point the move tool is selected, so I can move the object without seeing the handles. Is there a modifier key I missed somewhere that turns the move tool into a scale or rotate tool? I don't think there is or I haven't found it after 4 years of use. If not I'll put in a feature request. Something like when holding the command key the move tool turns into scale and holding the option key turns it into a rotate tool when the cursor is over an object. Thanks, Bert
  16. Hello! I'm quite new to the Affinity family. I've been using Affinity Photo for some time to do some basic photo editing. Now I'm getting into some design work to submit for surface pattern design. This requires that I paste many layers and shift them around to make appealing patterns. One thing I can't figure out how to undo is when I click a layer/object that layer sometimes ends up being duplicated! It's incredibly annoying because I only want to move one layer, not duplicate it. This happens when I have the move tool selected and attempt to move the layer. I can sort of reset it by going to the layers panel and manually selecting a new layer, moving it to see if it is duplicating or not, and then going back to the layer I actually want to move. But after a few alterations, it starts to do it again. This happens in either Designer or Photo. Is there some setting I have triggered? If so, how do I turn it off? Thank you.
  17. yeshe

    Move Tool freeze

    I'm in the habit (since many years) of using the space bar when I pan or move around the image. But in Affinity Designer the screen freezes and the little hand-symbol stays in a ”closed-fist mode”. If I try some additional clicking the whole software crashes and it even closes down the Mac OS and I'm brought back to the login window of Mac OS X star-up. My hope and wish is that this bug is removed at the next upgrade. I'm on a Mac Pro, Quad-core Xeon, 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC, ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB, Mac OS X 10.10.5 on a Kingston SSD 256 Gb (on PCI-express card), additional 10 Tb of internal storage on 5 SATA bays, original Apple USB keyboard and Magic Mouse is used. Thanks /yeshe
  18. GRScott

    Affinity Photo

    I am using Affinity Photo 1.6.7 on an iMac OS High Sierra with Wacom Intuos 5 tablet. Some problems I may have encountered: 1. Flood Fill Tool tolerance jumps back to "0" after being set to over 50. This happens quite often when I am trying to fill several areas. 2. Brush tool switches to Move tool on Layers pallettes causing problems when selecting different layers. 3. Turning off the Fill tool keystroke (G) in Preferences in Photo Persona and closing out AP and opening again. The Fill tool turns back on. Every time I restart Affinity Photo, I have to turn Fill tool keystroke (G) off again.
  19. Hello, Is there an easy way to select objects inside groups? I work primarily with vectors, and have many shapes grouped for easy masking. So far, I could select objects inside a group only by using the node tool via holding the node tool modifier key. If I select the node tool from the tools bar, it selects whole groups. The move tool can select objects within a group only if I have a layer from that group selected already. The moment I happen to tap away from any layers thus diselecting them, the move tool cannot select individual layers any more, and selects whole groups instead. I have lots of vector shapes in layers panel, so the only workable way to select what I need have been to select the pen tool from the tools bar, then tap on the right arrow on the context toolbar to get to the modifier keys, hold the node tool modifier, and only then I can select the object. It gets worse if I need to transform several objects, in which case I need to select the move tool each time, and then repeat the whole process to get to the node tool again to select my next object. This has been my experience so far, but maybe I am missing something and there is an easier way to do it. Thanks!
  20. Hi I am pretty sure to migrate from photoshop to Affinity Photo for two reasons: - I can not stand the Adobe policy anymore. - I can see a very active forum for Affinity product, like a lot of good freewares or Vegas Pro. Then, I make my first topic: The Move Tool is not complete: If I drag a complete image holding Crtl, the Move Tool create a duplicate of the image and then I can move it letting the first untouched. Well. But this feature don't works any more if I do the same thing with a selected part, the Ctrl key do nothing. I must before duplicate the selected part doing Crtl+J or Copy and Past. I expect that it works wit a portion of the image too. A lot of software can do that. e.g.: Photoshop can do this holding the Alt key and drag and drop. Pressing Alt keu, even the cursor change appearance. Thank you
  21. Great work with Affinity Photo on iOS! I was doing some editing of textures the other day and found the workflow for lasso selection and moving things around really slow at the moment. I would really appreciate the Move tool being promoted to the Selections persona, and also for the last selected tool on a particular persona to remain selected when switching between personas. I also use a progam called Moi3D which has a great selection tool, if you drag a rectangle from left to right you have to surround entire objects to make them selected, but if you drag from right to left they only have to intersect with objects. This is super useful since you don't have to switch modes via some option like you currently have to do with Photo.
  22. I placed an image of a balloon into the document, selected the balloon and created a mask. Then I enlarged the balloon and moved it to another postition. When the mask is selected, the move tool shows the frame the image had before it was enlarged. 1: Complete pixel layer selected, frame is correct: 2: Only the mask selected, frame positioned and sized as it was before the transformation: AP 1.6.1.93, Windows 8.1
  23. When you click on a macro in your Library palette A. Photo always switches to the View tool (the hand) afterwards. This is really not what I usually want. Almost every time I want to use the Move tool. So every time I use a macro I have to manually press V or click on the Move tool icon. It kind of disrupts the flow. Please make it customizable which tool will be activated after clicking a macro. For example, you could add support for tool switching to the Macro editor (so activating any tool would be registered as a step). Or make the program remember the last active tool before using a macro. Or at the very least change the default automatic switching from View tool to Move tool. Similarly I would prefer the Move tool to be activated after I have created a new document. Now it also defaults to the View tool. I can easily navigate the view with the Move tool but I cannot select and manipulate objects on canvas with the View tool. So the Move tool is much more useful as a default. Thank you.
  24. I don't know if this is a bug or if I'm doing somethings wrong but I cannot select objects directly on the canvas by clicking them directly with the move tool. I've actually tried following the Select, Find and Isolate Objects (Affinity Designer) video on Youtube with no success. The layer in question is unlocked and visible, I'm in Draw Persona with the Move Tool is selected. I can select objects by selecting on the layer in the layers palette, which is not as convenient. Affinity Designer 1.6.0 macOS Sierra 10.12.6
  25. Hi, In AF 1.6.1.93 when using the move tool and entering the new position with the keyboard in the Transform panel, the image does not refresh properly and the moved pixel area does not get cleared up from the old position. Additionally notice the strange marching ants artifact around the end of the sequence. The marching ants are painted both in the old position and bottom of new position.
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