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  1. Loving it so far - are there any plans to add in document or Master page column guides? I know one can use normal guides, but it requires a lot of maths to work out a 12 column grid for example. As an old-school print designer, I rely heavily on a column grid as a basis of every single design, so it's quite a big deal. Thanks! Andy
  2. Hi guys! I needed to create a custom design for a Brand manual and I was struggling with the fact that there's no layout grid option like sketch. So I decided to download the illustrator templates of the 960.gs grid system and adapt it to affinity designer using the constraints (so no matter how wide your artboard is, the grid will always strech porportionally). Hope you find this as useful as me. You've got three files: 12 column layout 16 column layout 24 column layout Happy designing! 960_grid_12_col.afdesign 960_grid_16_col.afdesign 960_grid_24_col.afdesign
  3. Hi, I'm new to Affinity Designer and Photo, bought them last year, using both tools to develop my job as an Environmental Engineer. It's possible to develop a spherical grid or geometrical grid manager to draw worlds like Lazy Nezumi software? Thank you!
  4. I am trying to create a complex responsive grid to easily work with bootstrap mockups: - grid centered to artboard - maintain constant gutter of 30px (no issues there) - limit grid to 12 main columns - set y axis grid to 32pt (or whatever lineheight I need for my type rythm, independent of gutter) I know this is a very specific setup, and there are templates out there with column groups that approximate this, but even those aren't resizable, and you have to make a new group for every page, just tedious. Would love to set up some pre-programmable and responsive guides for different situations, and just select the guide I need for whatever project. Just as a reference, Sketch seems to be able to do this quite nicely: https://medium.com/@petehouston/setup-twitter-bootstrap-grid-in-sketch-f6e69eab95c2 They have split this functionality out from the grid system into a layout system that has snapping behavior, in addition to the grid system. This way I can make the columns according to bootstrap grid layout, and the actual grid set to my type-face's baseline for vertical rhythm. Thanks for listening
  5. firstdefence

    Affinity Designer - Scrolling Grids?

    I was just making a video to help out another Affinity Designer user and noticed the grid moved when I zoomed in and out, at first I thought the rectangle was moving so I zoomed out and the rectangle is static, see video attached, I assume grids aren't supposed to move so is this a bug? High Seirra 10.13.3 - Affinity Designer 1.6.0
  6. Hello all - I seem to have a problem getting grids to work properly. My artboard is 297 x 210mm. If you look at the first image and note the spacing of the 2nd axis, it's 10mm which into 210mm is equally divided. If I then add to the1st axis a spacing of 148.5 (second image) the grid shifts. If I divid the 1st axis further, it keeps shifting (image 3). What the hell is going on / have I missed? Thanks
  7. Hi Affinity team, Im really liking the customisability of the grid systems. The only thing that I feel is missing is the ability to offset the grid, hopefully I just havent found the feature yet. Sometimes its important that the grid aligns with the middle of the document instead of the top left. :D Hopefully you understand what I mean, if not, i'll try upload an image. Cheers,
  8. I understand the reasons why the rectangle is the dominant architecture of graphic design and UX. I work in data visualisation and analysis of network complexities - and often in that context circles are the reference geometry of choice - for good cognitive reasons. Right now when I need to base designs on circles I have to fire up Inkscape - which has a customisable polar coordinate grid plugin, and some very nifty arc, were and chord, modes on its circle line and shape tools that make graphical representations of number, proportion, kind and relationships quite fast (hours of very manual work and hideously hard adjustments and refinements) in most design tools that only think in rectangles. It would be fantastic to see Affinity designer provide tools that support layout geometries other than those base on rectangular (even isometrically so) geometry. My wish list.... - Definable polar grids (values and groupings for angle and magnitude) linear and logarithmic - movable origin. - Arc, segment and wedge tools for line and circle which positionable origin for freehand and parameter rotations. - Circular scale from selectable origins. - Special curves for point to point anchors inside and outside regular arcs - with numeric or slider adjustments of 'elasticity'. - distribution of selected line nodes along an arc (by degrees as an option).. - text-on-path that understands circular symmetries - left right, inside outside, etc... (so it isn't a pain to avoid anti-clockwise mirror text MajorActivities-A4.pdf RMIT Course Inforgraphic.pdf
  9. Hi, I'm new to using Affinity Photo. I've been using PS up until now and I've always wanted to give this a try. What I'm trying to do is have my pixel tool snap to a grid and color that entire pixel to create an upscaled version of pixel art. for example my grid is divided into 32 pixel boxes, my pixel brush is set to 32 pixels but I want it to snap to the boxes Thanks!
  10. Hi all, Generally not sure if I'm being an idiot, but I can't find any information on modifying the appearance of guides (and grids). I happen to be working on a document that requires very specific alignment and the easiest way to to this is via the guides. I then hit a problem. My document uses the same blue as the guides, rendering them completely invisible. :rolleyes: I was wondering if it's possible to change the colour/thickness of guides and grids? I can obviously work around it, but figured I might be missing something. Cheers, Caz
  11. When I change the type of grid from the drop down list (for example from triangular to isometric) the current grid that is shown over the image does not update. I was surprised by the huge amount of choice for grid types, and wanted to see what each one is but in order to show the newly selected type of grid, it appears that I have to change settings randomly after selecting a new grid type in order for Affinity Photo 'notice' and update the grid. Computer: Windows 10 Home 64 bit 8Gb ram Intel i5-6400 (2.7ghz) nVidia 1060 3Gb
  12. Sometimes I need grid system with gutters on the very left and the very right columns. So if I can move the grids a gutter's width toward the right and reset the artboard sizes, I get what I want.
  13. Hi, I "found" Affinity this weekend....Great tool !! Illustrator no longer needed Right now making some new user interface designs for a new application I only miss 1 function , and probably I overlooked it I want to export my designs, in such a way that the values of all spaces, sizes etc are given along with the design so that the developers can implement the design pixelperfect in illustrator you have such an option but i havent found it yet in affinity if needed i can mail an example how it looks like in illustrator i hope it is there and i just overlooked it thanks for all the good work reinoud
  14. First of all, I think the Constraints feature is excellent, every other design app is missing this feature (except SubForm but it's still in development). Constraints needs to be taken a step further for affinity to really rule the web and app design community. What we need to add is breakpoints for element reflow. Programs like Photoshop and XD still require us to design separate artboards for each breakpoint, and while the constraints-feature is good, it doesn't solve the need for elements in the design to reflow according to the artboard's width. So, while I can make fewer artboards in Affinity, I still need to make at least 3 or 4 to demonstrate to my developers how I want the elements to reflow from 1080p down to mobile. Adobe Edge Reflow came close to tackling this, but it was scrapped and they don't seem to have included it in XD yet. I'm talking about elements on the screen behaving like justified text, so the artboard's width decides wether items will "jump" to the next row below or back to the row above according breakpoints set in the horizontal ruler and min/max widths set in the constraints for each item. I imagine this means constraints need to be set on single elements that can be grouped, then those groups can have constraints added to respect columns (like the Bootstrap grid), and finally the groups can respect overall breakpoint constraints. My mind boggles a bit at how to solve this in the app UI, but I'm sure it's possible.
  15. Hello, I have got a simple question concerning the grid system. I would like to create a 12 grid system with margins on an artboard. I found the margin settings of the document and also the grid system which works fine. But how can I set up these 12 grids only within the "type area" and not until the end of the whole artboard? (I am usually a printdesigner but would like to learn more about UI/UX Design). Thank you so much for your help! Best regards
  16. Hi Folks, More of a general question to put out there tonight. How do I make sure the shape/object/image I am creating is symmetrical? I have used the pen tool to create a shape I was after but I need to make sure it is symmetrical. How would I go about doing this? is there any option to see this? plus then I want to insert other shapes inside my main shape but I want to make sure they are lined up perfectly with certain sections of the original shape. Is there an option somewhere to assist with this? Random I know but just a general question that has been bugging me lately. Cheers folks Mark
  17. I'm trying to create a 960-grid system using AD/s (grid and snapping axis), the only problem is there is NO gutter for the left side of the document. Is it possible to create a gutter for the left-side of the document? Guides work but can get in the way when using a 10px baseline for aligning objects the zooming in and out, and toggling hide/show guides is a pain and slows down productivity.
  18. I am guessing that this is something else that hasn't yet been implemented; but I'm wondering: is there a way to change the colour or opacity of the grid? It's not easy to distinguish where the lines are on a light background, and I've only so far had luck with easily distinguishing the grid lines on a dark background. It would be REALLy helpful to be able to change the colour and opacity of grid lines in this app! -_-
  19. Hi, I keep insisting about the full grid document, in Photo it would be helpful to have this option to have a more precise and sharper sense of alignment for, perspectives in photocomposition and designs. It's obnoxious having to create larger canvas, resize and draw extra guidelines just to cover this feature.
  20. It would be awesome if we could: - Make polar, circular grids. - Create grids that can be imported and resized for reuse in projects such as a golden rectangle grid. - Allow grids and guides to be set in their own layers so that multiple grids and guides can be stacked on top of one another so that modular grids can be created. - Change the color of grids and guide lines. - Set where grid gutters should fall, left, right, or both sides of columns, above, below or both sides of rows. - Create grids out of shapes, rectangle shape can be created and turned into a grid (with the same functionality as global grids) allowing us to be truly creative with the grids we create. - Typographic grids would be awesome as well, baseline for setting type on.
  21. I've just downloaded the trial of Affinity Designer in the quest for an ideal replacement for designing websites other than the typical bloated Adobe Photoshop/Indesign combo, especially after all the hassle of Creative Cloud. Affinity Designer seems more oriented towards illustration, but I was wondering if anyone is using it for more traditional design purposes? So far I really enjoy the feel of AD's UI, it feels very stable, smooth and fast, but I was wondering if there were ways to achieve certain basic things that are quite critical to my workflow. Is there any way to setup column based grids, for example a 12-column grid with custom gutters and so on? I suppose one could manually create all the guides in the 'Guides manager', but it seems a bit cumbersome. Is there any way to define 'Master Pages' or 'Master Artboards' in a sense? Is there any way to set character/paragraph styles so type styles can be re-used and modified document-wide? Is there a way to prevent text frames from showing overflowing text? Is there a way to place images within existing rectangles/frames and access a variety of fitting options? So that one doesn't have to simply place the image and manually use the crop tool. I suppose those are my main questions so far, as these items are the critical building blocks for my design workflow.
  22. Hi, To start the weekend, why not get some inspiration from Nat's cool Designer tutorials? Guaranteed to keep you "on app" and away from cutting the grass. • Grids for Icon Design (New 28/07) • Grids for Floor Plans (New 28/07) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes) (New 29/07) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes) (New 29/07) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds) (New 29/07) Regards Andy Capstick Affinity Docs
  23. Hi Guys, I'm really enjoying affinity design so far. Going from Inkscape to this has been a real change. The only thing Im missing atm is hexagonal grids :( Cheers,