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  1. It would be very handy to be able to define a curved path and then distribute objects along the path - the objects could be centered along various snapping points, i.e. top left, top middle, top right, etc. The spacing could be equidistant from path start to path end; or, if you have more than one control point on the curve, have the option of snapping the objects to the control points. Hopefully I didn't babble too much and was able to get across what I mean
  2. Is there a way to offset the path of an object (to create a new path / object that isn't just a scale of the first object)? Please see attached: Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone, I'd like to edit the attached clock dial - can someone please tell me how I could resize all the dots simultaneously? I tried doing it one by one, but that's really tedious Many thanks! Joanna
  4. MisterFulanito

    Geometry is not working properly

    Hi everyone, I spent around 1 hrs trying to figure out how to solve this.When using the Geometry feature, after the Subtract action the rectangle remains an object portion, like a line. As you can see I had to create 3 more steps instead 1, any idea why it happened? Thank you Affinity_bug.mp4
  5. Hello I'm trying to use artboard rulers guides like objects, I mean like selecting them, grouping them, aligning them etc, something that I have found very useful on other software I'm using. For example I want to divide the artboard with rulers guides so I could just place 5 rulers and select them and then align them to artboard with distribution tool. It is not a deal breaker but I could love to see this functionality in designer. Thanks
  6. Dipixio.com is continuously growing photobank of isolated photos. Photos can be isolated on a white, black or transparent background. All photos are free for personal and commercial use.
  7. So I've been using Affinity Designer for a few days (Just the trial version to test it out) and I am LOVING it. I intend to transition from Inkscape to this soon. It's really smooth to use and just feels less like a mechanical process, and more like art. So, Affinity has been an amazing program so far, but I have a few suggestions to make it better, or features to add. First of all, there should be node alignment options (I am attaching a file to demonstrate what I mean. Inkscape has this, but Affinity doesn't, unfortunately.) I just realized I can manually input x and y coordinates for nodes, which may work, but it would be a real pain, especially when there are multiple nodes to align. Plus, then you have to do math. Also, the alignment interface for objects. I love how it's designed for full control, but it doesn't seem intuitive. I don't know how to describe it, but again, I like how it was implemented in Inkscape, with only one panel with all the options instead of two panels with half the options. (It might be personal preference, but it's not a big deal). The thing that I miss however is distribute options for objects (It would be handy for nodes too) but I'll attach a file down below showing how it was implemented in Inkscape. Another thing I would like is for an inset object feature to be added. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice in a variety of circumstances. One more usability issue is the object history. I understand that the history is linear, and so when you make changes after going back it can't magically find your alternate history, but clicking on the document should NOT be considered an action! Let me explain, often I will do a design change, and then want to compare it to my previous design to see if it was an improvement, so I use undo and redo to go back and forth to view. The issue is, however, is that a selection will appear over objects that redo their actions, so to see my graphic properly, I click on the document to clear the selection... and whoops! My design reset itself to the old design! This was because it for whatever reason the program thought that clicking on the document was an action and so rewrote all future history steps with the "Click on document" action (Or whatever it is called) Now I have to redo it again! I understand that yes, doing that isn't the best way (I should make clones instead) but I use it a lot for small changes. Just to clarify, if you move an object or move a node, it should count as an action, but clicking on the document or selecting something shouldn't, because it doesn't make any impact on the actual graphics unless you do move something! Also, snapping doesn't seem to work on inset nodes, only on nodes that stick out more. These are all things that make Affinity Designer a little less fluid and exact to use, and are some features I miss from Inkscape. Please note, these are just features from Inkscape that I loved that are not available on Affinity Designer. I just want Affinity Designer to be the best program it could possibly be. I am a huge fan of Designer as a Illustrator level alternative for a extremely reasonable price!
  8. Basically what title says - if there's many objects and snapping is enabled for anchors/boundaries then moving any object is very laggy. I get that calculations for all those snap points must be done and that takes power, but some optimization in this area is necessary, as I never experineced such behavior in other vector drawing apps. Also I find snapping dialog and it's options too messy - why not stick just with objects and page/layout? Or at least give us option for easy switch between presets
  9. Hi, I'm trying to join two objects into one but i have a little bit free space between them. How can I resolve this trouble? Thank you!
  10. I used to be able to select multiple objects across multiple layers with a simple shift + select. But recently (lest week or 2) this has not been possible. No object is selectable by a simple click on it on the artboard unless I am currently in that layer, I have to select the object or layer in the layer palette before selection is possible. I can select multiple objects across multiple layers via the layers palette, but this slow and cumbersome on complex layers. I feel like this might be an option that I have accidentally turned on but I can't see anything in the menus, or in the preferences, that might help me undo it.
  11. I'm using the trial version of Affinity. One of my favorite features of the design program I am used to using is the ability to drag objects off the screen, but still be able to see and manipulate them. It would take a long time to explain why I use the feature, but I use it a ton. So far, I can't see a way to do that in Affinity. Is it possible? Do I need to switch modes or something?
  12. Hey there, After working on Affinity Designer for a month now. I'm always thrown off by the inconsistency of using shift while scaling an object/text. By default when you scale a text or a group Affinity Designer scales it proportionately without having to hold shift. But if you hold shift you get to do a free form transform on the text or group. However when you select a single object or multiple objects (not group) at once Affinity Designer by default lets you do free form transform. But when you hold shift that changes to scaling it proportionately for a single object or multiple objects (not group). I find this at least in Adobe Illustrator it's consistent with what shift does. I would know always that holding shift will let me scale all things proportionately. How does everyone feel about that? Thanks!
  13. Hi Affinity, just wanted to report a small annoying issue. How to reproduce: 1. Draw a rectangle. 2. Hold ALT, Grab the rectangle and drag it - so it get's copied 3. Let the new rectangle drop on the right side of the original rectangle so they touch 4. Move the new rectangle with SHIFT and 2x Arrow Keys to the right 5. Hold ALT, Grab the new rectangle and drag it - so it also gets copied Now look at the second rectangle. It gets repositioned to where it was, before the moving with the cursor keys happend. Thanks for taking care of that annoying habit. Tim
  14. My 12 year old daughter has been using Affinity Designer for a while. Tonight she got super frustrated because the program has suddenly started behaving differently. She's noticed two things, and one of them drives her CRAZY. First, every time she draws a line, the layer the line is drawn on expands in the layers window/panel to show all the object under the layer. She says it didn't used to do this. She says it's confusing to see all those objects listed under the layer. She wants to know if there is a way to keep the layer collapsed while she draws. She'll collapes it, then as soon as she starts to draw, the layer "expands" to show all the objects. It's driving her crazy. Second (seemingly less offensive but nonethless confusing to her), she can now draw on the black space behind the white canvas. Is this normal? New? She suspects these changes are either due to an update to the software, or maybe she changed a setting someplace that she doesn't realize she changed. Thanks so much for any info!
  15. Hello to You all, This is my last vectorial drawing. Realistic vectorial drawing, done using Affinity Designer. I'm really excited with the results, see below. How to draw realistic objects (this case a headphones) with Affinity Designer. Step by step the full project here on behance Best regards Francky
  16. Hi, I know there is such option, because I saw it, but I somehow disabled it, and I want to re-enable it. Basically, when I was using the arrows to move an object, I could see the spacing between the object I was moving and the nearest objects around it, plus the spacings between the object I was moving and the page margins. Does anyone know how to enable/disable this option? Thanks, Chris
  17. Can Affinity Photo load up 3D models like Photoshop can, so they can either be painted, or more importantly used in an image?
  18. Hello ^-^ I was wondering how do clipping mask within a group? For example within Photoshop you can "Alt" click between a layer and a group allowing the top layer to act as a clipping mask within the group or object below it. See image below for an example. But within Designer you can't seem to do this due to the "alt" click is replaced with "blue line" below a layer when pulling it to the right allows it to be nested within the layer tho when its a single object it works just like within photoshop but it dose not wok with a group since nesting the layer above it just puts it within the group. Tho the only work around I've found is to rasterise the group into a single rasterise layer then nesting the layer above it tho now the object is no longer a vector. See image below: Dose anyone know (if you can within designer) are allow to creative a clipping mask (or nest) within a group like within the photoshop example or the example in designer when the object is rasterise? Thank you for your time and I hope you all have a great day.
  19. If I need to select many objects quickly, is there an option to select by color?
  20. I understand there is a right dot you can grab and resize, but is there a way to resize using the transformation tool?
  21. With the new forum format I cannot find my former questions so I will start this afresh. Since AD as yet does not have the Transform Each, I find myself selecting each one of the myriad of spring (water hole) ellipses, clicking on each of these many ellipses in my various layers when changing the size of the ellipses for use in various maps. Selecting each individual ellipses under a layer is also a pain. Question: Is there any way in AD (yet hidden to me) that I could simply use the cursor key to go down through the many ellipses in each layer as I use Transform to change the size of the ellipses? Apple lets me do this on going through Finder files, but I do not see the possibility for layer object. This would big help in the tedious task of selection, although I (like many) yearn for the day when AD will have Transform Each.
  22. For instance if I wanted to have stars follow along a curved path...or the letter C follow along a line.
  23. Firstly, I wanted to take a moment to thank Serif and their programmers for making such a wonderful piece of software. I'm looking forward to one day eventually making the jump from Adobe but I thank you for giving me hope. I already purchased and strapped in for the ride as I know that you lot are going to accomplish amazing things. This is all just constructive criticism and feedback from someone who wants to be able to use your product in a regular and professional way. A feature you really need to put towards the top of the update pile is the Shear/Skew tool for text and objects. Shearing and Skewing fonts and objects are things I do a lot of when I'm working with Adobe Illustrator. It's not a matter of "if" I use it because I always end up using it to some degree at one point or another when I'm working on different projects. For those who might not know the tool by name but know it in function. Shearing/Skewing Shapes Tutorial Shearing/Skewing Fonts Tutorial This is a type of feature I would need to have included in the Affinity package if I were to ever make the jump from Adobe. The tool is simply too valuable for me as a designer. This being said, Affinity DOES include a transform menu (props where earned) within their software which gives you slight adjustment to what objects and font you're working with. The problem is it simply does not work in a way which is smooth and freeform like it exists in Illustrator. I cannot use transform in the same way I can use Shear or Warp. I've included the above links to give the programmers and the other members of the community the level of functionality I am looking for with regards to a Shear/Skew tool for the Affinity Designer. I would hope this is something which is actively being pursued as it's certainly something that would be essential. Thank you in advance for reading my thoughts and concerns and I wish you all success. All The Best, -Copernicus
  24. Hi, I hope you can help me. Sorry for my bad english. I'm working with 32 Artboards in one file. My question is: How can I change for example the color or the size of an object without selecting every object in every Artboard? I saw it in this video: https://youtu.be/Y1J6yrgNRZw?t=6s He's changing the color of an object, and the color changes across all Artboards. How can I do that? I hope you can help me. Thanks a lot. Greets from Munich.
  25. Just starting with AD, and need to connect circles with lines, then repeat, to make a network image. I want to be able to move the connected circles and lines freely, as well as lock them, if that makes sense. What is the best/easiest way to do this? Any tutorial videos on this? Many thanks