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  1. Hey guys......so I was working on my new course...and got the the lesson on making brushes.....sooooo I had to amek some brushes. I made a set of fog/ smoke brushes in raster and a set of silky smooth stroke brushes for your vector applications. I have learned so much from the people on the site....I wanted to give back, so here ya go . I am working on new blog post and some new art using them....so I will keep you in the loop Feedback on them is always appreciated, I love making these sorts of tools Jeremy , www.7thseasonstudios.com Stroke brushes -7th season studios .afbrushes Smoke and fog brushes -7th season studios.afbrushes
  2. Hi, My Affinity Designer keeps crashing on opening PDF files and possibly other files that open with a modal asking for questions first. This is happening since last week with the same files that opened just fine before. I've tried different files but they all make Designer crash. Designer also crashes when I try to export a file and save as an SVG for example. Again, as soon as the "modal" shows, the software crashes. What I've tried: - Uninstall Affinity Designer using AppCleaner, so making sure all associated files are gone, and reinstall from the App store - Launch Designer holding the ctrl key and clear everything, all the boxes were ticked - Open and save different files and file types I've added two crash logs, 1 for opening a pdf file and one for trying to export. I haven't added a file since I tried opening and export a myriad of files both new and a couple years old and they all have the same result. Hope you can help, because Designer is a bit useless to me now since I mostly use it for web-development (opening and exporting vector files): - To export optimized SVG files for the web - To open PDF web-designs to get all font-sizes, line-height, opacity etc. Thanks in advance! export-crash.txt open-crash.txt
  3. Greetings Affinity, I was wondering if it would be helpful to have a HEX field available in all color profile palettes/windows. Lately, I've been working in HSL, as I find it easier to target a particular color, and it would be nice to have the HEX code running alongside the sliders (like RGB Hex). Also, I've been using AD to comp web designs and I'm constantly bouncing between RGB Hex and HSL to input HEX colors from a pre-existing brand style guide. Just a thought. :-) Cheers! jB
  4. I really like the responsiveness and immediate feedback about symbols in Affinity. But managing them is not as easy as it could be, much of that happens because of the lack of some functionalities in Symbols panel. What I'd love to see in an updated version of the Symbols Panel: List view Custom categories to groups symbols Search bar Ordering options: manual, alphabetical Easier renaming: select one, double click the name, and when finished, press tab to rename the next one Features to manage symbols in the artboard: Contextual menu to replace a selected instance of a symbol in the artboard by another one on the library Option to, when cmd+click on the symbol, do not select it's layers, but the whole symbol. (This is useful when you want to select a symbol inside a complex hierarchy of groups and layers, but do not want to edit the symbol.) Other advanced features Ability to nest symbols inside symbols Ability to override nested symbols Well, this is what I'd like to see regarding symbols. I hope that this adds something to the discussion about the roadmap.
  5. Greetings, Excuse my ignorance, but is there a way to search for keywords in the online manual here instead of having to go thru everything to find something? https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/index.html
  6. Hello! A picture probably says more than thousand words. Please have a look at the attached image. I'm trying to recreate this "polygon" look. I know how to create a gradient over several objects by selecting them at the same time. Is it possible to add these artifical "steps" over the gradient's colors? Similar to the orange-to-red gradient in the attached image. Or is it all done manually? If you know any other hints on how to create this or similar polygon looks, I'd be happy to know them as well!
  7. Hi, I have just upgraded to Designer version 1.6.2 for windows. When I move a layer, either a image or a vector, in the background, it automatically jumps to the front of the art board. This happens when I use the mouse AND the directional arrows on my keyboard. Is there a setting that I am missing or is it a bug?
  8. I have the decimal place for unit types on pixel set to 0, and snapping and move by whole pixel on, yet when I rescale images they will not be integer values. Even when changing the width and height to an integer value, and rescaling, it will not be an integer value anymore. This makes it a pain to create an artboard from selection since it keeps adding extra pixels to the sides, as well as adding more pixels to the dimensions when exporting.
  9. Hi there! Recently a colleague of mine sent me a Word file (Word 2016 on Windows), including a chart based on an internal data sheet. Although Word has no option to export an embedded chart as a graphic there is a trick to get the job done: select the chart, copy it and paste it into an empty slide in Powerpoint. Then export this slide as an WMF file (SVG is not offered in this case by PP). Unfortunately the exported WMF file can't be edited by Affinity Designer (1.6.1.93) properly: It is not possible to select more than one layer at a time in order to create groups - at least not in the layers list. Even clicking on several items on the artboard while holding the ctrl-key does not work. The only way to select several items together is by drawing a selection frame around the desired items. One of the files causing problems with me is attached. Any ideas, why editing this file is such a pain? Or is it by design? Thanks, Volker Präsentation1.wmf
  10. I've noticed that Designer (v.1.6.2.97) now takes quite a long time to open. I'm sure the earlier versions took just a couple of seconds but I am now experiencing 10-12 seconds of splash screen before I am able to use it. My computer is no slowcoach (i7/SSD/24gb RAM), is this normal?
  11. I built a set of icons (with Affinity Designer) that are intended to be rendered with a non-scaling stroke. The stroke should be 2px regardless of the displayed size. So, I need to be able to: Export SVG files with vector-effect set to non-scaling-stroke in the style. Export PNG files at a few sizes with the same stroke width, meaning both a 32x32 PNG and a 64x64 px PNG would have the same 2px strokes. I understand how to export multiple size PNGs, but the stroke always scales. Is this possible with Affinity Designer?
  12. Blending a mass of shapes, (raymondemery, thanks for your post) Massive self-indulgence, eye candy if you will. Might eventually find a use for the tool marks made in the blending playground.
  13. Hey everyone. I've just launched a blog that I'm using to chronicle the development of my graphic novel, Somerton Man. While I'll be showing some final finished art down the road, the purpose of the blog is to document the creation workflow process. I have a suite of tools I use, that include Photo on both Mac and iPad, and Designer. I also use Concepts, Notes, Scrivener, Sketchup, MakeHuman, Skelly.... well, there's a list. But at the centre are the Affinity suite. I'm inviting anyone interested to drop by and monitor the progress. I've got lots of good things to say about Designer, and a few criticisms, so I'm also open to ways of doing things more efficiently. There's also an FB page - working on getting that to update when the blog does. My project is about using Designer as the central hub for bringing the project together. As such, this is only partly about virtuoso technique, but it's definitely about workflow and thinking out the stages of the book. If that's of interest, I'd love to hear your ideas. Dan, Somerton Man Graphic Novel writer, artist.
  14. Greetings! I found a beautiful set of playing cards in SVG format @ http://svg-cards.sourceforge.net/ that I want to work with. However, when I try to bring it into either Designer or Photo, the results are, let's say, a bit less than desirable. Here is a screenshot of how it looks in Designer: As you can see, the layers are there, but the layout is completely unworkable. What am I doing wrong here? How can I bring them in so I can edit them? If we can bring them into Designer, is there an easy way to export them out as separate image files, one for each card?
  15. I am using Affinity Designer 1.6.0 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running MacOS 10.13.2. I have a second screen on the left of my main screen which I have tried to use with AD for the first time. While the document size is displayed correctly, the content of my document is roughly half the size it should be and partially outside of the document (upper left). When scrolling my document so that it is partially outside of the display area and back, the formerly hidden areas are first redrawn correctly, then erased and the smaller clipped version is drawn again.This happens in window mode and full screen mode. A minor problem is that some dialogs appear on the main screen even though I have used the menu on the 2nd screen to open them, e.g. Glyph Browser, About
  16. I have to create icons and interface design for a project for multiple devices. Some of them have a square pixel ratio (1:1) and another device has something like 1:0,93 pixel ratio. I’m looking for the right approach to export the correct assets without too much manual work. An approach could be creating icons in an artboard for square pixels, then each icon or interface element could be converted in symbols. The symbols should then be placed in another artboard inside in a rectangular shape. Once done, the shape should be transformed changing the with (actual with/0,93). This could work but it isn’t too easy to manage with large amount of layouts or editing elements after the transformation. Do you have a suggestion to get it easier?
  17. Every time I try to open a PDF in Affinity Designer, the PDF Options dialog appears and a second or so the program closes. There is no Crash report or anything. This happens on dragging a PDF into tho open software, dragging a PDF onto the icon the the Dock and opening a PDF via the menu File -> Open… . I had this issue a time ago. A complete reinstallation did the job. But I don’t want to reinstall the whole program every time this bug appears … System Information: macOS 10.13.3 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) 3,1 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Affinity Designer 1.6.0 Here is the complete log from the macOS Console: error 08:27:46.524665 +0100 Affinity Designer AEGetDescData of non-desc type 'reco' not a good idea default 08:27:47.432327 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.468620 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.483443 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.498816 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.514036 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.528478 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.548900 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.560665 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.571987 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.583434 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.596657 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.610172 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.626904 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.641909 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.657102 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.669823 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.683075 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.697862 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.715920 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.731908 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> default 08:27:47.745861 +0100 Affinity Designer Failed to resolve bookmark 7f7f6fcc0000 with error: <private> error 08:27:50.419123 +0100 Affinity Designer Couldn't read values in CFPrefsPlistSource<0x6000004f4800> (Domain: com.apple.PowerManagement, User: kCFPreferencesAnyUser, ByHost: Yes, Container: (null), Contents Need Refresh: Yes): accessing preferences outside an application's container requires user-preference-read or file-read-data sandbox access, detaching from cfprefsd default 08:27:53.343105 +0100 Affinity Designer LSExceptions shared instance invalidated for timeout. This is not an issue, when I drag a PDF inside an already opened document (as an embedded document).
  18. I am tryingto open an Illustrator File into Designer. it is this template file from a print shop. It seems fine in Illustrator. 3.5X2-SMART-V2.ai. When I bring it into designer is not working out: As Ilustrator into Designer: As SVG 1.1 into Deigner: As Svg 1.0 I can’t figure it out>. Any one Smarter can help me>>>. 3.5X2-SMART-V2.ai I don’t what to do!!
  19. Hello all, can people test something for me or tell me if I'm just doing it wrong. I have a document in designer and I take it into pixel mode. I then use the marquee tool to draw a box selection. I then go to the flood fill tool and click inside the selection. Nothing happens. I end up having to go into Photo in order to make it work. Can anyone help? Thanks very much, Phil
  20. Having come from using DrawPlus where I used several saved custom sizes (mainly for web graphics) I would like to be able to create these templates in AD but cannot see how. I realise that AD remembers the last document properties but I would like to create some of my own instead of having to go through the document setup process. Have I missed something that's already there?
  21. Hello Everybody, The problem looks like the one described Posted April 10, 2017 by 0o_bow_o0 Affinity Designer cannot be started anymore - it crashes as soon as i see the AD launch screen. When pressing ctrl-key and trying to re-open AD, no dialog-window appears and it crashes again. Im using version 1.6 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Do you need more of the crash report? Even after deleting the application file and re-installation it happens again. Problems started first, when i tried to open the panel «glyphen-browser». Thanks in advance SwissKnife
  22. They just came to torture! Inked with brushes with new affinity stabilizer, they are cool! And as always my favorite EGA palette )
  23. I just purchased and downloaded Affinity Designer last night. I attempted to open a .ai file with it, and was met with an error regarding permissions. I also tried to save an Affinity project (.afdesigner), which was met with a permissions error as well. The error reads: I am only able to read/save files in my newly created Affinity Designer iCloud storage, which is not the workflow I will be adopting. Before anyone flags this as a duplicate or writes this off, know that I have: Tried saving to/reading from multiple directories within my home directory, not limited to my Documents folder. (eg: ` ~/`, `~/Pictures`, `~/Downloads`) Used CleanMyMac3 to repair my disk permissions (multiple times) Manually reset permissions on my home folder recursively to all subdirectories and files (Right click > get info > Permissions & Sharing) Manually reset permissions on my home folder via terminal Ran First Aid via Disk Utility Restarted my computer (between each step) Cleared Affinity Designer's data by holding down Ctrl while booting Uninstalled and re-installed Affinity Designer I've read that this is related to Apple's sandboxing. Regardless, it seems insane that the program can't interface with my hard drive. My email client, writing apps, and video games downloaded from the app store can, without any issues ever. Why can't Affinity? Also, if this is an App Store issue that is reoccuring, why not make a standalone version... I'd prefer that anyway.... Double bummer because I was so thrilled to be replacing Illustrator with an allegedly superior project at the cost of only $50. Hoping someone can help me.
  24. Hi, pending the arrival of affinity publisher, does anyone have any ideas on how to copy/paste (or otherwise import) vectors from affinity designer into indesign? - i.e. so paths arrive as editable vectors in indesign, not just placed separate files. I've ditched illustrator from which I used to be able to copy/paste vectors into indesign, but I've yet to find a way to achieve the same result using affinity designer...
  25. I'm sure this is going to be a simple answer that I have just not been able to find for myself but I'm tearing my hair (what little there is left) out over this. How do I create custom document types and page presets that I can pick from the new document dialogue in Designer? I have never picked one of the builtin types, they are just not sizes I ever need to use but there are a couple of dozen other sizes I use a lot that I am forever having to look up the settings for as I switch between them. Blog featured image, facebook cover picture, icon, forum avatar, that sort of thing. I'd like to save them in their own document type, with their own page presets, I just can't find where I can add them.