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  1. Just installed 1.8 today and I've had two crashes whilst trying to use the Fill Tool to edit gradients Is it possible to revert to a previous version
  2. I am having problems with a document I have been working on for a while with no problems up until now. At one point it started crashing for apparently no reason. After quite a bit of experimentation, I determined that Designer crashed if I had used the gradient tool. It doesn’t crash while actually using the tool. It only crashes sometime later when I try to return to the gallery view. Note a couple of things: 1) As far as I can tell, Designer only saves your work when you leave a document and return to the Gallery view. This means that none of the work I had done since the last “save” is saved if Designer crashes before reaching Gallery view, where, I assume, the document would finally be saved. 2) There is no way to explicitly save a document while working on it (except for the Save a Copy command, which doesn’t save the document in place but saves it as a separate document somewhere you specify). 3) I had, in fact, saved an external copy before my problems started. Once they did, I recalled my saved copy and started working on it. This is when the crashing started. Somehow, this document must have become corrupt before I saved the external copy, because if I work on either copy, the same problem manifests. 4) I have tried using the gradient tool in other existing documents without seeing this problem. This leads me to believe these two documents specifically, are corrupted. How does a document become corrupt to this extent where just using a standard tool crashes the program? Your questions: Are you using the latest release version? I am using Version 1.7.3.1 Can you reproduce it? Yes. Originally the problem seemed to be related to using gradients, but now this document seems so unstable that it seems to crash after any operation. Does it happen for a new document? If not do you have a document you can share that shows the problem? Apparently not. I’ve provided a sample document. If you cannot provide a sample document then please give an accurate description of the problem for example it should include most of the following: What is your operating system and version (Windows 10, OSX Mojave, iOS 12 etc)? IOS 13.3 What happened for you (and what you expected to happen) I can work normally without problems. However, if I have used the gradient tool at all, the next time I try to return to the Gallery view, Designer crashes to the springboard instantly (without saving any changes that have been made). Provide a recipe for creating the problem (step-by-step what you did). See the answer immediately above Screenshots (very handy) or a screen capture/video. See attached video. Is there a way to show the touches on the screen when recording? Any unusual hardware (like tablets or external monitors or drives that may affect things) or relevant other applications like font managers or display managers. Not that I am aware of. Did this same thing used to work and if so have you changed anything recently? (software or hardware) Yes, this file used to work fine. Unfortunately, I don’t recall anything specific that might have precipitated this change—no major crash, no power failure, no witch doctor curse (of which I am aware). Designer_crash_when_selecting_Gallery.MP4 avocados.afdesign
  3. I'm trying to create a blur gradient, so I: Duplicated a rasterised image Added ±65% gaussian blur to the top image Tried to use the fill tool to create a transparency gradient of the top image Every time I select the pixel image and pull the fill tool across it, the program hangs solid. I've tried: Restarting Affinity Restarting the laptop Not using the gaussian blur Changing the image Anyone have any idea why this is happening and how I can get around it? p.s. I'm not sure if this is the best way to achieve the affect I'm looking for, so if anyone has any alternative suggestions I'm all ears p.p.s. The spinning beachball of death does its thing pretty much as soon as my mouse stops on the right-hand side of the image. affinity fill tool issue.mp4
  4. Hi! Is there any way to edit Fill tool or transparency tool? I cannot see the line anymore and don't know where to find it! :-) Btw: How can I add next fill tool? I need to put on new mask? or new layer? :-) Thx! Cheers!
  5. Hello, there is something that is bugging me, or something maybe I did not understand the right away after watching Affinity Designer Tutorialvideos on your learn page. At first I was excited because you guys added the possibilities to add curves/nodes in one excisting curves/Path. Like in this Image I tried (1 Forum): Now I hoped that Affinity Designer would now recognize 2 different closed form in one existing path. I selected the fill tool, tried to hover it to the closed form on the right side, but instead of filling this closed form with a color, it does this (2 Forum): why? I hoped thos would speed up my workflow, but it seems like I still have to make 2 different paths in order for Affinity Designer to recognize 2 different closed form. Would be nice if Affinity Designer could recognize several closed form in one path! Does anyone have a workflow to this (workaround). I hoped to use the pathfinder tool much less (does AD also call it the pathfinder tool?) Oh, by the way, the isometric advanced tool is sooo awesome...good work serif
  6. Hey there! I've found a bug in my Affinity Designer version I directly bought from the App Store. If I'll use the fill tool in the pixel persona it doesn't do anything visible but its action is showing up in affinitys protocol. It doesn't matter if it's: a blank new file an area selected with the selection tool By the way: I tested it on a mac mini 7,1 (2014 with 1,4GHz i5, 4GB ram, Intel HD 5000) Affinity is in version 1.6.1 The OS is macOS HighSierra 10.13.2 nothing else was open throught the whole test scenario.
  7. I have been spending hours trying to fill an area of my picture... It turns out to be an impossible task! I have found myself pasting my image on paint.com to fill out the area and then paste it back on my final document! Please help with simple language... 2 Shoes.afdesign
  8. Hello Peoples ! Just want to know if it is possible to do a content aware crop or/and content aware fill with Affinity. if No ! did someone achieve something similar using one of the available tools ? Please share if you succeeded with this so can learn and apply. in case of 100% then it would be a great functionality to add. Blessings !
  9. Is it the desired and expected behavior? I have two unlinked text frames. At first, the effect is applied using the Transparency Tool, on the second using the Fill Tool/Gradient. If I link these two frames, the transparency will be transferred to the second frame, and his gradient will be lost. This is true even if the first is filled with a gradient, and a second transparency. Second question - is possible unlink linked text frame?
  10. I apply an object style to a text frame. To get rid of it, I disable all layer effects* – all gone except for a grainy gradient, which also appears in the circled color and swatches previews, with HSL sliders in color palette. This structure appears to be resolution-independent: when I zoom in it is more detailed. – Great! When I now in the color pane move a slider, or switch from HSL to CMYK, both the texture and the gradient disappear, leaving an average color. No gradient, no structure. – Where is this structure defined? – Can I access the grainy structure seperately? * is there a shorter way to remove an object style than unselecting its layer-effects one by one?
  11. I start with a portrait-oriented Untitled. After selecting the fill tool, the type won't change from "None". It snaps back and won't stay selected after I choose from the popup Type menu. Please advise, thank you.
  12. I searched but did not find mention of this, but from what can tell from the Affinity Designer Fill Tool help topic, the Apply to Fill button should but does not set the target for the Rotate, Reverse, Aspect, or Delete buttons to the fill. Instead those buttons always affect the stroke, as if the Apply to Stroke button was enabled.
  13. Yesterday, my computer got some new updates from Windows. Now I'm experiencing some problems. I'm not sure if they are related to the updates or just bugs in the software. I started noticing last night that the flood fill tool in affinity designer was working weird. Instead of changing the color of one part of my image, when I clicked on a new color, it changed the entire image to different shades and tones of that color. That worked off and on. Sometimes I could get it to work normally, and sometimes it did the weird tone thing. This afternoon, I tried to print from Affinity without exporting the document to any format. Affinity shut down. I tried again. Same thing. I exported the file to a pdf, and all of the sudden my computer will no longer recognize my printer. I don't know if that is from the update or from Affinity. Back to the flood tool. Now it won't do anything. It won't change the colors of my image at all. It briefly changed the weird tones and shades, and now it won't do anything. (I have restarted my computer several times trying to get the printer to work again.) Does anyone know of any glitches going on related to Windows 10 updates, or is there a known glitch with the fill tool? I've used it many times. Thanks for your help.
  14. Hi, I am a new Affinity user. I was hoping for some suggestions to help with this problem... I scanned an old document that has some patterns (sort of blue-green or teal design against age-yellowed paper). I am trying to capture the design to use in another project, but the original image is so aged and rough it is proving difficult (in fact, the original print was probably of poor quality, even when new). I have attached a "before/after" image of what I would like to achieve. As you can see, the one branch is a solid color with sharp edges. This was done by hand. I have read the "edge detection" section in the manual, and the few forum topics I thought pertinent, but came up short. Any ideas on how I can make this process any easier? Thanks... Futuremoose
  15. Hello guys! I'm looking for a way to create gradients that are made of solid bands (show banding), as opposed to have them dithered. I understand that the dither is to make them look smoother. But for a particular project I am working on, I need them with banding. I can accomplish this in Photoshop. Its gradient tool bar has a Dither tick box. So you have the option. I thought I found something similar in Affinity Photo/Designer. In Preferences/Performance>"Dither Gradients". But this tick box doesn't seem to affect the Gradient tool in Photo or the Fill Tool in Designer. Maybe it refers to something else? Any ideas how could I produce such gradients? Many thanks!
  16. I'm trying the fill tool of Affinity Designer and have trouble understanding which circle in the color wheel circle and triangle correspond to the circles in the fill tool. Also the circle inside the wheel won't move. Anybody knows?
  17. Hey, here's another one of my Affinity Designer tutorials. In this one you will learn how to add gradients to objects using the fill tool. If you like this video, give it a thumbs up and don't be scared to leave a comment :)
  18. Would be great if it would be possible to use the color picker (alt-key) during using the fill tool.
  19. On the "Fill Tool" [G]. I try to scale this pattern with same ratio, but when I hold "Ctrl" key, it do the same result as holding "Shift" key (align to axis).
  20. Hi Gentlemen! Can somebody tell me how to put the icon "Fill/Stroke" from the Color or Swatches panel - on the Tools toolbar in AD? See screenshot below: Thank you in advance! yoO
  21. Do you have any plans for a Fill tool (Bucket) for Affinity? There are times it can be very useful. Opps, found it in the Pixel Persona. Old age is H......!
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