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  1. Hello, I really need to see adjustment input/output values (percentages) in the curves adjustment layer palet as in Photoshop This is the only reason why I can't switch to Affinity Photo and still use Photoshop I need to see values so I can correct to colors to certain minimal % to prevent breackoff by flexo printing Please .. I really want to use Affinity Photo and asking already 2 years for this feature
  2. When I buy vector clip art with a commercial license it usually comes in the form of an eps file. Usually all the designs are on one "page". I am finding it very time consuming and hair pulling to isolate what I want from that. I can't "draw a box" around it because it selects everything (the whole "page"). Say I bought 20 cats. They are all on one main layer and I want only one cat. Sometimes I can click on something in the layers panel and when that itty bitty dot is selected I can then click on the cat I want and get one itty bitty little dot in the right cat to be highlighted. From there I can "show in layers". Then I have to hold down the shift key and randomly select a bunch of layers (we are talking so many I have to scroll a lot in the layers panel) and hope I got all the cat. Often I don't and then I have to go through the whole mess again. (Yes, I am smart enough to first group what I found that was correct and then label it so I can find that part again). And more maddenly, the entire cat may not be on sequential layers. But my question is, why can't I surround that cat and have it be selected. Even at the highest magnification I can not directly select on the image - it will select the whole page. Why can't I zoom in until just that cat is showing and then click on it to select just a piece of it? Like what someone here told me to do when I couldn't seem to select just one node to move (it was just moving the handles until I zoomed in a ridiculous amount so I could isolate the node itself)
  3. I'm sorry if this is an obvious question but I simply can't figure out how to select nodes on a path in any way other than the rectangular selection. If I want to more precisely select nodes (eg, with a more freehand selection or through multiple selections), how can one do that? For example, how could one select only the 'E' in the attached example?
  4. Missing in Photo: more options for output format in export (important for TIFF - more compatibility with old software) BMP export on/off dither for rasterizing tolerance option for "Selection brush tool" user presets for all filters snapping for "Crop tool" circle overlay in "Crop tool" "Mesh warp tool" for curves (without rasterizing) "Warp text" like in Photoshop "Invert mask" function base RGB adjustment (3 trackbars with range -255 - + 255 (in 8 bit)) adjustment presets in DESIGNER Thanks for considering proposals.
  5. I was wanting to align nodes, but there didn't seem to be an ability to align them relative to each other on the same curve. I have been using Inkscape, and I wanted to purchase Affinity designer, but there seems to be a few things that don't seem to be there that I wish there was, including the ability to align nodes. It would be nice if there was an "Insert node at middle point" to insert new nodes right between two existing nodes on the same curve. Is there any way to do this? Also, I find that manipulating nodes doesn't offer a lot of precise control. Is there a way to move bezier handles relative (exactly) to the x axis, y axis, or 45 degrees without it being in that position originally? Shift only constrains it to moving along the path it was already on... Which is useful, but sometimes I want it to be along the x axis instead, and there is not exact way of doing this it seems. Another thing... Is there an inset feature? It would be really handy to have, when you want to shrink something down, but not proportionally, so that it leaves the same amount of space around each side. Anyways, I'm just using the trial version to test it out before I actually buy it. I am currently really loving Affinity Designer, as it puts a lot of focus on making the designing experience as fluid and dynamic as possible, however it seems to be missing quite a few features that Inkscape has which is messing up my workflow and making me hesitant to purchase Affinity designer. I've only been using it for a few days so I could just be missing some things. Also, I am LOVING the drawing tool (SO much better than Inkscape's) but is there any way of modifying the pressure along the curve AFTER you have drawn it? Sometimes I draw it with my drawing tablet, but I mess up the pressure at a certain part, and I would just want a little more control over the dynamics of the curve. Thanks!
  6. The Secret to Sexy Curves is a 19 minute video about how to use the pen tool in Affinity Designer. I share the secrets to a perfect sexy curve and together we cover everything you need to know to successfully use the pen tool to create your own sexy curves. This is a great video for both beginners and intermediate users. You’ll learn how to join lines, add and delete nodes, determine the perfect placement for a node, and how to use and adjust the control handles. I’ll show you the shortcuts to moving in and around your artwork, and we’ll even set your mouse up to zoom in and out as you work with the pen tool. In no time at all you’ll be an expert user of the move, node, pen, and view tools. Join me in exploring the versatility of using the pen tool for all types of drawings: perspective, graphic designs, illustrations, fantasy, manga, cartoons, silhouettes, and literally anything you can trace with the pen tool. Using the pen tool is considered a core skill in creating digital media. Take your time, practice, and you’ll find it becomes easier every day. I’ve had a great time creating this video for you. If you like it - if you learned something - please show a bit of appreciation by subscribing to my channel. It really does make a difference. Feel free to leave comments, suggestions for future videos, and don’t be shy; go ahead and share your art with us. :-) Thanks for watching, & Happy Creating. Jen Timelapse segment begins at 15:00 Final summary & and complete illustration starts at 17:30
  7. Sometimes, when you divide some curved shapes the result are so many extralayers and curves. If the operation involves curves and some intersection, the amount of layers are so vast that crashes my laptop. As an example, create an elipse, copy the layer four times and arrange the elipse as a veen diagram (check the attached image 1). if you select the four elipses and divide them you will get what you expected: 8 curves. However, if before dividing the curves you have a fifth elipse and place it in the center of the diagram, select the five elipses and divide them, instead of 16 curves, you will get 152 curves. (check the attached image 2).
  8. intelligent_rulers_upd2.afdesign Because some are waiting tooooooooo long for better rulers including a “change origin point” feature, we made a flexible ruler for dm, Berthold points, Pica points, Didot points, DTP Cicero and other units that you can change easily for your own needs just in seconds. Even if you need furlong, light-nanoseconds, Fournier point … no problem. Now you can have many rulers with different units at the same time. And they even can measure curves. Some backgrounds can be found somewhere. Have fun and help to improve Affinity apps. The old ones: intelligent_rulers.afdesign intelligent_rulers_upd.afdesign
  9. Hi, just as I like this software and need to share some stuff, here are 2 or 3 pictures using stacking (panorama, and stacks) some effects have been applied with Nik Collection (HDR effects)
  10. Hello, my proposition is, we have an option to export curves to DXF or DWG. Im sure there are more people who not only use Affinity Designer for 2D graphics, but also for using its curves for cutting with laser or others. Sometimes i need DXF file for that, and PDF with curves is not supported by CNC. Obviously i can export it to svg and export by other programs, but its a way around this problem and not really a proper solution.
  11. I created a curve in Affinity Designer. I copy over, flip the horizontal to create two equal symmetrical shapes. With snapping on I move them so they are flush together, then I add curves again to create a new shape which are these two, identical and symmetrical shapes together. Why then does it add these nodes to the new curve?
  12. Hi, I'm on Photo 1.6.6, Mac OS 10.13.3. Just wondering - is there a trick to using the pen tool to draw multiple curves on the same layer? I draw the first curve, and I get image one (stroked to make it a bit clearer). What I'd like to to do is continue drawing on the same layer, to create a second curve. But as soon as I start to draw, Photo creates a second curve layer (image 2). I know that I can now select both layers, pull down the Layers menu and Choose Geometry... Add... (giving me image 3). This gives me what I want to achieve, but I wondered if it was possible to continue to draw additional curves without having to combine the layers afterwards. Thanks H
  13. I purchased Affinity at the Mac App Store yesterday and I am enjoying it greatly. I haven't been able, however, to activate or enable the picker on a curves panel. Is there a setting I have missed in the preferences or a particular keyboard shortcut? I watched a video where someone clicks on the picker and then on he image in order to place nodes in the curves adjustment. In my case this process is not working, I am unable to place nodes on the curves panel. Thanks for your help.
  14. I'm trying to use Affinity Photo to make a curves adjustment layer for digital negatives that will be used in a traditional darkroom process. I need to be able to compensate for the response curves of the medium (e.g. photographic paper, cyanotype) I will be contact printing the negative to. I can calculate the curve but I can't find a way of telling Affinity Photo to make an adjustment curve where input value 5 maps to output value 20, input value 16 maps to output 32, etc. as is possible in Photoshop. I'd be happy to have a way to create a preset in the text file or something if that is possible as the curve would be the same for all images made into negatives and darkroom printed to the same medium. Any ideas? Martin
  15. Hi, When using Curves Adjustment layer and selecting LAB color space for the curves adjustment for an image in RGB space, the histogram shown behind the curve is incorrect. It still shows the RGB channel histograms behind, such that Lightness curve has the Red channel histogram, AOpponent has the Green channel histogram, and BOpponent has the Blue channel histogram. This is very misleading and even worse than not having a histogram. The same happens for CMYK curves.
  16. Having a curves adjustment with the RGB / Alpha Channel selected and modified has no effect on alpha values on a Pixel layer. As comparison it has an effect when applied to a Mask layer. In the example below, my pixel layer has plenty of partially transparent areas, but no effect with the Curve adjustment.
  17. I'm going through the Affinity Designer Work Book and am doing the 'Lace Galleries' chapter. On page 325, they go through the process of drawing in pencil to create a series of random filled curves. You then group all these into one layer, duplicate layer several times, and with each duplicate you alter the scale and rotation so you end up with a series of even more random strokes/curves. I duplicate these groups as instructed. But whenever I go to move each group, the grouped curves layer jumps to the top of the layer stack, whereas before they were nested in the logo I have. What am I missing?
  18. I'd like to suggest the curves sub panel under Tones in the Develop Persona have the input / output values displayed for given points. In addition, I'd like this panel to include an 'editor' feature, whereby the option of entering the numerical values for each point on the curve. It would also be appreciated if the x and y axis (0-255) could be delimitated in 10ths like Photoshop. Either replacing quarter tones, or, in addition to the quarter tones. :) Nick
  19. Hi everyone, I have looked in the forum for a trace of this, and couldn't find it in the functionalities in the App, but it is such a sadly missing function of Illustrator that it is, for me, entirely necessary to add it to Affinity Designer to make it THE Adobe killer. Some of you might have used Inkscape in the past, I discovered it very recently, being a mac user (and it is far from user friendly on a Mac...): The Spiro Spline, or automatic smooth curves, swirls and swooshes. For both typography and ornaments, 2 "hot topics" nowadays, this tool is just fantastic. There are 2 elements that are genius about it: - First, it calculates automatically the "smallest curve value" between two points or a specific node, transforming any rough angle into smooth curves to create spirographic-style designs so easily it made my jaw drop when I discovered it (it is a nightmare in Illustrator). - Second, and that's the most powerful, is the ability to edit "live and dynamically" the shape used as the fill of the stroke. Meaning you can easily conver a simple curve into a gorgeous "fat to slim" swirl and create highly editable ornaments on the go, using triangles and other shapes. For those who never heard of it, check those two links, you will just be... wowed. A simple tutorial to show your the "spiro magic" http://verysimpledesigns.com/vectors/inkscape-tutorial-spiro-swirls.html And this one to show you how powerful it is, especially for Typography design: Inkscape + Spiro (sorry it's in Spanish–which I'm not, and it goes fast, but it's quite straightforward). This, combined to the user-friendliness of Affinity Designer, would make me put the premium for it right away. Hope you enjoy it guys! Boris
  20. Hi, Even if I use the whole pixels options, this sometimes fails, and I found some patterns: 1. For text for example, if you enter the font size, the width/height/x/y become decimals. This only happens for the ARTISTIC TEXT TOOL, not the FRAME TEXT TOOL. 2. When resizing an object either by hand, while holding down SHIFT, or when entering a WIDTH or HEIGHT value and having the "lock aspect ratio" enabled. That also results in decimals. It's really annoying for web, where you have whole pixels. Whole pixels is extremely important when working on something for the web, where everything has to be pixels perfect. Thank you, Chris
  21. In AP 1.6.1 I have a live Curves adjustment with changes to the Alpha channel, nested inside a mask. This does affect alpha channel of the mask, and indirectly what the masks makes transparent. I would like to destructively merge the adjustment into the mask it affects. Clicking on the Merge button in the Curves Adjustment does nothing other than adding a new entry to the history. Please implement the feature to be able to destructively apply live adjustments to masks. To be clear I am looking for a way of getting a mask, with identical behavior as my current combination of mask with nested adjustment. As a separate feature request, please make the Merge button in the adjustment dialogs disabled in cases when it doesn't make sense, and won't actually merge anything.
  22. High Sierra 1.5.5 Layer "Page 1" makes no issue, but when coming into the sublayer "3D Lack", which is again grouped containing curves i get the issue; The group in the export gets rendered as Image. Verified as Pixel in Preview and reopening in Affinity Designer tells me the same. Any Idea, what is wrong or what has to be changed. I worked around into ungrouping everything for my printing supplier. Cheers, Andreas PS:Hopefully PDF export will be prepress ready soon or the publisher fixing those issue! support-exportissue_R01.afdesign Page1-outputIssue_beidseitig_R01.2.pdf
  23. In AP 1.6.1, I have a mask with a Curves adjustment in Alpha channel nested as child layer of the mask. How can I merge the adjustment into the mask? For example clicking the Merge button in the dialog of the Curves layer does not seem to do anything other then adding a new entry to the history.
  24. I know I've suggested a similar feature, but all this talk of smoothing curves brought this up in my mind; in addition to a tool to smooth a curve, Affinity Designer should also have the opposite. I am of course referring to Midpoint Displacement, which would allow illustrators to make non-uniform curves more easily than having to draw each node individually. Being able to smooth curves is indeed important, but as it is, it's really hard to produce a line that doesn't look uniform, and a roughening tool to add pseudorandom midpoint displacement would make illustrating much less time-consuming.
  25. Hi, I'm trying to join these two separate curves into one complete curve. Sometime the 'Join curves' -option joins these nodes, sometime I have to close Designer and open it again, for it to do something with this option, most of the times nothing happens. Sometimes it just joins random nodes (or it seems that way), regardles of which nodes have been chosen. Am I doing something wrong, or is there some bug or something else worth knowing? I've read most likely all there is related to this kind of issue, but have not found a solution. Any ideas?