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  1. Whilst using any line drawing tool (pencil, pen, or brush) the line appears pixelated whilst drawing. On lifting off the screen and finalising the line, it then gains smooth edges. Such an effect is not present in the tutorial video on using the pencil tool. This is makes drawing difficult, as it’s not possible to see where the line with begin or end. Is there a solution to this? If not, why does the video tutorial not suffer from this? 818DC9BF-60E4-4E74-9248-03D763A49B22.MOV
  2. triptiks

    Layer naming/renaming failure

    Hi, I have a terribly frustrating bug with renaming layers. I've seen this posted before, and the bug was said to be fixed in an update (which has already come). When typing a new name for layers, the text field constantly de-focuses itself – this happens so often, and so regularly, that naming layers is essentially a completely lost function for me. Layer naming is a critical function that I can not afford to lose. It can take me sometimes longer than an entire minute to successfully rename a single layer, artboard or group. I am using a MacBook pro with external monitor. Happens with a wired mouse, wireless magic mouse, external keyboard and MacBook Pro keyboard -- there is no known issues with any input or display device. This bug also happens with the latest version of AD from the Mac App Store, as well as with the Beta. The bug occurs on layers of all types, as well as groups and artboards. This bug, for me, is only observed in the Layers palette -- all other palettes are fine with input. In the attached video, you can see me renaming layers. In this video, the first layer is renamed correct. Then I add another layer and try to rename that one, to show how the chaos unfolds... While editing the name of this new layer, I never once press return to commit the name at any point in the video. The layer constantly loses focus, commits the incomplete name, and my typing fingers then punch random hotkeys... This is incredibly frustrating for work. I am a super loud proponent of AD, I love all that if offers... but this bug alone is enough to ruin my workflow and make designing in AD an absolute headache. Previous posts for reference: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/18336-new-layer-naming/-- Very last comment, it goes unaddressed. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/15832-bug-141-renaming-layers-broken/-- Caught in a beta, apparently logged but never addressed. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/24660-rename-layer-with-obstacles/-- Similar problem, and marked as fixed. I am pulling my hair out over this one. Thanks for all your hard work, -WV affinity-rename-layers.mov
  3. I have been through each of the settings tabs (Affinity Designer for Windows) and cannot for the life of me find a way to increase the recent files list. I have seen some posts that suggest it is in the general tab of the preferences on Mac but I do not see it on the windows version. Where would I change this to increase the number of files on the list of recent files opened? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
  4. Is there any way to get this variable data function to work in any affinity product - designer or photo? i do tshirt designs, so simple things like: in simplest iteration, change to generate output PNG files from just I love X to many options (using csv file list of X) i love cats / i love dogs / i love horses / i love etc etc etc here's the illustrator functionality: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/data-driven-graphics-templates-variables.html
  5. I noticed that Affinity software is capable of detecting that there is another Affinity software installed on a computer. My suggestion is, when Affinity noticed that you have all 3 software installed. When you open the last software you bought, the first thing you see is somekind of a letter from the developer titled "Achievement completed : The Holy Trinity" or "Thanks for the support" or something like that. I think this is a simple thing to do but have great impact on making you sound less like a corporation but instead sound like a person.
  6. It would be very useful to have functions to select the same: Color fill stroke (color / width) Appearance To quickly select all your outlines, or background element in 1 color. Speed is everything. :)
  7. Dear serif. I am a logo designer. I bought affinity designer for logo designing. Every logo designer needs mockup But affinity designer doesn't have warp effect so you can't have mockups. The only way to use mockups is by buying affinity photo (50$). Dear serif. Be sure that i won't pay another $50 And if i didn't get the warp tool in the next update be sure that i will leave this program
  8. Hi, Affinity Designer is supported by a comprehensive set of video tutorials, produced in-house by the Documentation team! The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links: Vimeo: https://affin.co/DesignerVids YouTube: https://affin.co/designeryt The tutorial set includes: 1. Getting Started • Discover Affinity Designer • For Beginners • For Beginners Too • Using the Help System • CMYK Setup • Designing from a Sketch • New from Clipboard • Actual Size Zoom • Editing PDF Text • Using the Grade UI Kit 2. Artboards • Artboards: Basics • Artboards: Exporting and Printing • Artboards: Colour and Opacity • Artboards: From Content • Artboards: Design Aids 3. Drawing Lines and Shapes • Pen Power • Shapes • Convert to Curves • Corner Tool • Drawing Perfect Triangles • Stylish Strokes: Textured Lines • Stylish Strokes: Dashed Lines 4. Colour and Opacity • Complex Gradients • Adjusting Noise and Opacity in Fills • Transparency Tool • Changing Colours • Blend Modes • Colour Picker Tool (1.5) • Colour Palette from Document • Colour Palette from Image (1.5) • Pantone Colours • Global, Spot and Overprint Colours • Quick Opacity Setting 5. Layer control • Layers Panel • Lock Children 6. Object control • Selecting, Finding and Isolating Objects • Rotation Point: Overview • Rotation Point: Worked Example • Vector Scaling Options 7. Symbols and Assets • Symbols (1.5) • Assets (1.5) 8. Painting • Shading Using Raster Brushes • Adding Raster Texture 9. Text • Artistic, Frame and Shape Text • Text on a Path: Overview • Text on a Path: Worked Example • OpenType Typography 10. Media • Using Raster Images in a Composition • Film Noir Style Illustration 11. Saving, exporting and sharing • Save History • Soft Proofing • Exporting • Exporting: Layers • Exporting: Slices • Exporting: Continuous • Exporting: Automatic Directory/Folder Creation (1.5) • Exporting: Multiple Outputs from a Single Slice (1.5) • Exporting: Transparent and Coloured Backgrounds (1.5) • Exporting User Settings and Keyboard Shortcuts 12. Design Aids • Constraints: Overview (1.5) • Constraints: Worked Example for Web Design (1.5) • Snapping and Dynamic Guides (1.5) • Snapping: Candidates (1.5) • Snapping: Object Creation (1.5) • Snapping: UI and Web Design (1.5) • View Modes and Split View • New View • View Points • Grids: Icon Design • Grids: Floor Plans • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds) • Grids: Coloured Lines (1.5) If you'd like to comment on anything related to this tutorial set, please reply to this pinned topic. Have fun with Affinity Designer! Best regards Andy Capstick Documentation Manager
  9. Good morning everybody, I am finding another thing that seems to be missing from Designer which I use an awful lot in CorelDRAW and which is kind worrying to me unless maybe I'm missing something. In Corel I have a blend tool. I believe Illustrator has the same thing though I don't use Illustrator. It allows me to create two objects and blend them together. This is particularly useful for creating interesting drop shadows and so on. Is there really no way to do this in Designer? I'm attaching a screenshot to show you what I mean. Corel allows me to choose which aspects of each object interact with one another. Hopefully there is some way of doing this or it will be added as it seems like a very important tool to me. Thanks very much and let me know! Phil
  10. Just thought it'd be nice to have an eraser tool in the vector/curves persona. Being able to erase part of a vector shape is really nice feature when you don't want to be doing everything manually by using the pen tool. Thanks!
  11. Create a shape or something; group it (so it's by itself) and then remove the shape from the group (yielding an empty group) Create a second shape, outside of the group (a rectangle will do) Order the rectangle so that it's above the empty group and then perform a "Mask To Below" operation on the shape (so that it masks the empty group) See below for result - there's a strange border that appears. It changes shade and thickness as you zoom in and out.
  12. Searching for a doable workflow I am trying to develop a workflow in which I can create assets in AD (macOS or iOS), export them as SVG, and import them into Blender for animation. I have discovered, after quite a few failed attempts over the course of many months, that this is not as straight-forward as one would imagine. Breakthrough Yesterday, I stumbled across an old post that turned out to be a breakthrough for me. Apparently, while exporting the assets out of AD, a specific setting must be unchecked, as shared by @Dave Harris here: After playing around with the different settings, I settled upon the following combo that seems to work relatively well: This did indeed allow me to get them into Blender, colors and all. However, I did discover another problem. A New Challenge Here is an admittedly silly little project that I created in AD a while, just for fun: And this is what I got when I import it into Blender (after rearranging the layers for visibility): As soon as I saw this, my response was, "Ah yes, it did exactly what I told it to do, even if it was not what I had expected. Duhhh..." What I want to do What I would like to do is to get each of the letters of our names into Blender so I can extrude them into 3D objects and animate them - that is simple enough. But I also want the colors of each letter to go along with them - not so simple. Is there a way that this can be done? It seems that I will need to flatten out or convert the layer masks to something else before exporting them to SVG. This is where I am stumped. Finally... Kudos for the iPad app! I purchased the iPad app the very moment I received the email. The dev team really outdid themselves with this, big time! I truly enjoy using the Mac app for working, but I am actually LOVING it!
  13. In designer i have noticed when selecting fonts for editing , the selection doesn't show on various fonts. Some do and some don't. So you are guessing as to what is selected. Gary
  14. I am blown away. It took some time, but the result is great. Kudos to the team
  15. Somos muchos los de habla hispana y en nosotros está generar contenido en nuestro idioma. Llevo poco más de un año usando Affinity Designer, puedo decir que ya no uso illustrator y muy de vez en cuando uso Photoshop. Me ha gustado esta herramienta y quiero compartir lo que he aprendido en este tiempo. Aquí el primer tutorial: En el video veremos el uso de la herramienta elipse para replicar el logo de radioHead; "Modified Bear", usaremos la pluma con polygon mode, repasaremos como pegar un objeto dentro de otro y explicaremos como funcionan los operadores. Link to YouTube Espero les guste. Saludo.
  16. 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
  17. Hi. All, Something I've been messing w. for a few weeks. Lots and lots of pencil and pen strokes, w. various pressure profiles applied. Many other misc stroke treatments. Etc. The work is quite uneven. Lots of odds and ends that I tried. Offering it to you all for what you might gather from it. Started as an attempt to replicate the "head cuts" journalistic illu' method, but ended up going off in my own direction. BASE-D-3.afdesign Mostly done just w. a mouse, some w. my tablet, a bit w. the iPad, but the pencil response there can be hard for me to control.
  18. Hey guys, There is actually only one thing missing for me in AD. But thats a big one, especially as it speed up my process immensly since it was introduced in AI. I'm talking about the notorious Shape builder tool. Of course you could make something else, that increases the speed of boolean operations. :-) (idk, shortcuts maybe?) Thank you in advance, Felix
  19. Without any serious vectordrawing app for the Ipad available, I’ve been waiting for Designer for iPad. When the release was announced yesterday I immediately bought my copy and started looking around to get a feel. I’ve been trying the triangular grids, and am not able to snap at them. When at one zoomlevel a point seems to be close to the gridpoint, after zooming in or out the same point is far away from the same gridpoint. See attached images. It looks like the displayed grid is some kind of approximation, and not exact. When zooming in or out I see the grid moving. I’ve tried with millimeters and points as units, with the same results. Triangular grid doesn’t stay in place and I can’t snap exactly to gridpoints. Using a normal square grids seems to be working perfectly, but for some drawings the triangular grid is very helpfull, if it would work well. Am I doing something wrong, or missing something? One other remark about the UI: In the snapping (and other) options, it’s not really clear when an option is toggled on or off. The white ‘off’ position is brighter than the blue ‘on’ position, making it easy for wrong interpretations and making me constantly re-check. I’ll get used to it, but it might help users if there’s an unmistakable distinction between the on and off positions.
  20. Hi, If I enable ,,Touch for gestures only" under Preferences/Tools, I can still move, place shapes/fills/etc, it only disables the pen tool and the pencil. Is this intentional? If so, please make it consistent with Affinity Photo - this option works there as expected. Thanks! Balázs
  21. Hello, I'm using latest stable version of AD, and while I minimize and work on my projects in Unity, AD take lots of CPU. See attached screenshot of the task manager. There are only couple of docs open in it, and app was minimized. Kindly look into this issue, as AD keeps my CPU at 70c temperature and fan on high speed until I close AD.
  22. We’re really happy to provide a brand new set of tutorials to accompany the newly launched Affinity Designer for iPad app. The tutorials are all available from the app’s Home screen via the Tutorials option at bottom left. You can also access them here: https://affinity.serif.com/tutorials/designer/ipad/ Some tutorial facts.. 62 video in total Seven tutorial categories Shot in 4k resolution Subtitling for eight languages (DE, FR, ES, IT, PT-BR, RU, JA, zh-Hans) Different tutors for specialist areas Here’s the full tutorial list.. Basic operations UI overview Gestures New and save Open and import Placing images Pan, zoom and rotate canvas Selecting Moving, resizing and rotating Grouping Ordering Layers Studio Align and distribute Copy, paste and power duplicate Undo, redo and history Quick export Advanced operations Art-boards Symbols Assets Studio Snapping Constraints View modes for pixel preview Vector Tools Pen Tool Node Tool Advanced curve drawing Editing strokes Pencil Tool Shape tools Corner Tool Boolean operations Colour Picker Tool Fill Tool Advanced colour Gradients Transparency Tool Vector Brush Tool Managing vector brushes Pixel Tools Pixel Tool Paint Brush Tool Advanced brush options Managing raster brushes Smudge tools Erase Brush Tool Flood Fill Tool Flood selections Drawn selections Selection modification tools Smart Selection Brush Tool Refine Selection Tool Export Persona Slice Tool Export Persona - Slices Studio Export Persona - Layers Studio Text Tools Frame Text Tool Art Text Tool Advanced typography Text on a path Importing fonts Effects & Adjustments Applying adjustments Masking adjustments Layer effects Advanced layer effects Blend modes Styles If you have any feedback, please comment on this thread. Best wishes Affinity documentation
  23. Hi I just bought Affinity Designer for iPad and would love to watch the corresponding tutorials on the Affinity TV app on my Apple TV, while having the iPad at hand. Could you please add the available tutorials for the iPad Versions of Photo and Designer to ATV. Thanks Gotcha
  24. (This is a little bit off-topic - but still relevant - so I didn't know which area to put it in.) I'm looking to upgrade some of my accessories and am thinking of buying a LOGITECH G402 Hyperion Fury mouse. https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/product/g402-hyperion-fury-fps-gaming-mouse It's got a decent amount of programmable buttons and DPI switching which I thought might come in handy in certain situations but I was wondering if anyone has used one with AD and how they got on with it. Does it work well with AD? And what's it like to use in general? Also, can you tilt the mouse wheel left and right (so I can use that for a pan function)? Or, has anyone used the LOGITECH G502 Proteus Spectrum with AD and do they work well together? https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/product/g502-proteus-spectrum-rgb-gaming-mouse It looks a bit too fancy but if it's so much better than everything else then it could be an option. Or, does anyone have any better mouse suggestions? (It has to be a "normal" mouse for me, no trackballs or weird stuff, but wired or wireless is irrelevant. And I'm on WIndows, it doesn't need to be Mac compatible.) Basically I want to buy a mouse that's good for what I need for the next couple of years at least, so I would like to make a good choice.
  25. jarcon

    Inaccurate expand stroke

    Draw a circle with border, expand stroke and you get an oval! Expand stroke is a very useful tool, but is not accurate, at least with circles as you can see in the screen shot. Please fix this bug.
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