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  1. Hello, <deutsch see below> I have constructed a Bavarian flag (diamond flag) in the designer: - many rectangles 30 x 1000 directly to each other, grouping - Copy the group, rotate by -51° - Rotate both groups by +67° - Colorize half of the resulting diamonds in blue, the rest in white or transparent, so that the laser does not perceive it as a shape afterwards. This worked so well. I save this as a future base for Bavarian flags. Now I need a strip 170 mm x 40 mm of it. Rest should disappear or be finally deleted. For this I marked both groups and cut them to size with the cut tool. Here is the first issue: The rest still exists, it's just not visible. How do I delete everything around it completely? Now I want to punch a rectangle in this remaining strip. A font is then to be embedded in this rectangle. The punched rectangle must become transparent again so that the laser does not do anything here. Unfortunately, I fail completely. I can't get the transparent "hole" punched through the many individual blue diamonds. How can I punch out a shape from a large number of individual curve objects that actually affects only a part of the objects? Or did I go about it the wrong way? The important thing is that I can end up exporting an SVG that can only export the blue diamonds and partial diamonds and the font as curve objects. This is the only way I can tell the laser where to laser at all and where "nothing" is. many thanks I can also post partial results as files here. I just didn't know what I needed and didn't want to upload too much here. deutsch: Hallo, ich habe mir eine bayerische Flagge (Rauten Flagge) im Designer konstruiert: - viele Rechtecke 30 x 1000 unmittelbar aneinander, gruppieren - Kopieren der Gruppe, drehen um -51° - Drehen beider Gruppen um +67° - Einfärben der Hälfte aller entstandenen Rauten in blau, Rest in weiß bzw. transparent, damit der Laser das nachher nicht als Form wahrnimmt. Das hat so gut funktioniert. Das speichere ich als zukünftige Basis für bayerische Flaggen. Nun brauche ich davon einen Streifen 170 mm x 40 mm. Rest soll verschwinden bzw. endgültig gelöscht werden. Dazu habe beide Gruppen markiert und mit dem zuschneiden Werkzeug auf Maß gebracht. Hier ist das erste Problem: Der Rest exisitiert immer noch, ist nur nicht sichtbar. Wie lösche ich alles umliegende vollständig? Nun möchte ich in diesen verbleibenden Streifen ein Rechteck stanzen. In dieses Rechteck soll dann eine Schrift eingelassen werden. Das ausgestanzte Rechteck muss dabei wieder transparent werden, damit der Laser hier nichts tut. Daran scheitere ich leider vollständig. Ich bekomme das transparente "loch" nicht durch die vielen einzelnen blauen Rauten gestanzt . Wie kann ich aus einer Vielzahl von einzelnen Kurvenobjekten eine Form ausstanzen, die auch nur einen Teil der Objekte wirklich betrifft? Oder habe ich das Ganze falsch angepackt? Wichtig ist, dass ich am Ende eine SVG exportieren kann, die nur die blauen Rauten und Teilrauten sowie die Schrift als Kurvenobjekte exportieren kann. Nur so kann ich dem Laser vorgeben, wo er überhaupt lasern soll und wo "nichts" ist. herzlichen Dank
  2. Greetings! I'm here to propose the addition of an Affinity version of the Illustrator option called "Knockout Group" that prevents elements in a group from showing through each other, so that, even if two circles are transparent, if I put one at the top of the other, the one at the top will be at the top hiding what's beneath, like this: Even though both circles are transparent, the green is still at the top and doesn't show the purple line that should be beneath. With that option I can achieve this! The clock at the top is not showing what's beneath, instead, it's showing the background (which is transparent but this image shows a white color). Thanks! If there's an option like this already, please tell me! I've been searching this with no luck, so I guessed that it's not actually on Affinity Designer!
  3. Hello, this bug appeared after the update. I've checked the last couple of forum pages as well as the resolved bugs section and couldn't find any similar topic. So I hope I don't run in any open doors. When I have two different textframes, with which I want to create a group, the font size changes drastically as well as the line spacing. This only happens, if you have two textframes with different fontsizes and then only to the text with the bigger fontsize. So, if you put to textframes in a group with different fontsizes the bigger text will change size. I couldn't reproduce this bug with the artistic text tool. Only with the frame text tool. Cheers from Germany
  4. I have of text objects that I want to group (first screen shot). When I group them, the point size changes (2nd screen shot). Is this a bug?
  5. Issue: The antialiasing of a painted group mask is broken. See my example screenshot below. Bug description: When using the a painted mask in a layer all works fine. Moving the same mask into a group results in destroyed stroke edges (broken antialiasing). Is this a bug or do I something wrong? Screenshot:
  6. Adding a mask to a layer/group will multiply the end result's opacity by itself, since the mask inherits the opacity; so a 50% opacity layer/group will look like 25% opacity if a mask is added. In the attached file, the right layer and group are given a mask, and as such they look half as opaque as on the left (because 50% * 50% = 25%). (And the more masks you add, the less opaque it will end up being (so long as the opacity is not 100%), because each of them will inherit the opacity) Alpha Bug.afdesign
  7. I'm a fan of using groups to organise layers in Designer. However I've come across a situation where that doesn't work, because it seems that grouped layers have to be contiguous. I have a diagram where I need to show one layer behind others, to create a depth effect. I'm attaching a screenshot to show what I mean. In this diagram the "collars" around the frame contain multiple parts, two of which need to appear in front of the frame and one behind. If I try to group these parts (layers) together so that I can organise them the back layer gets promoted to the front, which kills the effect. Am I missing something? Is there another way to achieve the effect I'm trying to achieve? TIA.
  8. Hello. I am working on comic book lettering and using Groups to prepare the balloons for future slicing to PNG format (they are inputs for comic book composer we are developing). I try to keep it clean and organized by using simple naming code "LANGUAGE platform ###" e.g CZE mobil 001, CZE mobil 002, etc. Sometimes I need to split the ballon and/or add new one which messing up the order. I usually put there an extra letter (001a, 001b...) but I would prefer to keep numbers only. Is there any chance to rename all groups in 1 step by defining syntax I described above? I found the batch renaming for Slices is not possible but what about the Groups, Layers...?
  9. Hello Affinity. I have two group. I need distribute this group to 14 mm vertically. After that, when I click on artboard, two Groups align back... two-group-align.mov
  10. Hi everyone ! I am currently working in Publisher using Designer's tools. As you can see on the sreenshot, I have a tile here which is part of a group. What I wich to do, is to make is responsive the the text that is written (artistic mode), the red rectangles representing the margin I wish to keep. In other words from left to write: The first blue rectangle shouldn't be mofified The text, here "Skills and knowleges", would be anchored on the right. Then the last rectangle would see its size varying depending on the length of what is written in the title while conserving the margin (in red). I've tried in many ways, like using constraints but I don't manage to do what I want. The point is that this title is a text place holder in a master page (affinity publisher) and on the other regular pages I'd like to have different titles that will obviously not have all the same length. I'm not sure if I'm clear.. Thanks for you help in advance Have a lovely Thursday !
  11. Select the rectangles group Copy (ctrl+v) Select the circles group paste-style (from the edit menu Ctl+shft+V) Nothing happens. I think the style is transferred but it is not refreshing or something. The dash info is there and the color is there but doesn't update on the screen. BrokenPasteStyleOnGroups.afdesign
  12. Hi, I'm getting confused about how and when to use groups vs layers in AD. The question has been already discussed (previous discussion about groups and layers) but the answer seems to be unsatisfactory as it's full of personal opinions and the only video that seems to answer the question is not available anymore. So, if there is any solid, official answer to the question: what is the difference between LAYERS and GROUPS in Affinity Designer?, please post it here, so people like me, looking for it, will find it in the future. Thank you.
  13. If I want to change the spell check language I have to select each text frame individually because when they are in groups and I select the whole document and change the language in the character panel, it doesn't change it for the text fields in groups. This is pretty cumbersome and and I think could be done better. Maybe have the character panel language dropdown effect also text fields in groups or maybe have a way of changing the language globally.
  14. 2019-07-24_13-52-52.mp4 As seen in the video, the problem only gets worse with subsequent artboards. I manually grouped the objects so it's clear what i'm doing compared to Ctrl+G. I've also had objects sometimes move when ungrouped if they had constraints, which meant i had to remove the constraints, ungroup, then add them back.
  15. Hi, this might be a silly question but I was wondering if there was a way to position a group of objects closer or further away from a central anchor point without changing the size like you would by holding ⌘ and scaling from the center except without actually changing the scale. For the image below, I would like to move all the inner spokes of the wheel inwards without changing their size. I realize I can do this manually one by one but is there a way to do them all at once?
  16. I just began working with the 10 day free trial of Affinity Photo. I am a professional photographer who uses Capture One Pro – formally used Lightroom — and have been using Photoshop for the past five years. I’m very fluent in Photoshop but I’m sick of Adobe and I’m very impressed with Affinity so far after just a couple of days. This might be a somewhat ignorant question, but the way the layers are laid out, the way Affinity has them viewed, confuses me. I cannot tell a group from a clipped layer from a mask from a clipped mask, if that’s even a thing. They all look exactly alike to me, even though I know there is a certain way to do it by dragging and dropping in a certain area of the layer or underneath to the left or to the right, but it’s all very confusing — yet I do see the blue bars that change positions: just not sure what they mean exactly. But even when I start to understand where to drag and drop to do a clipping (child) or put in a group or put underneath or above another layer, once it’s done I cannot tell if that layer is actually clipped or not. In Photoshop of course there’s that crooked arrow pointing at the layer that it’s clipped too. I really wish Affinity would have each look more different, maybe with icons, etc... If anyone can explain and demonstrate, maybe in a video or screenshots, how all the above actually works, that would be great. I have attached a screenshot where I have a Group on top, and then a levels adjustment that I put in there as a blue vertical line, then I have another levels adjustment that was an automatic child layer, and then I have a masked layer at the bottom. I know the mask says mask, and the group says group, but they all look so similar I’m not sure just by looking at them, if I were not to read what it says in the text, how would I know which is which? Thank you.
  17. One thing I really love about Designer Artboards is how content is grouped into "Artboard1", "Artboard2" and so on. The outcome of this arrangement is you end up with really clean layers that makes it easy to understand what you have "going on" on your canvas. Sadly that's not the case in Publisher when you have facing pages. Anything and everything on the left and right pages goes anywhere on the layers panel and the outcome is lots of chaos in your layers. I suggest implementing the same technique used in designer so that anything created on the left page is automatically grouped under "Left Page" and "Right Page" for content created on the right page. I have 2 simple pages to illustrate
  18. In AD sometimes when I read Layer it seems to refer to an object, other times a container in which to place multiple objects much like a group. Can you explain the difference between vector layers and groups as containers? Why would I use one instead of the other? Does one have certain properties and/or affects on the objects in them that the other doesn't? Any pros and cons? From reading the help I don't see really a difference. I appreciate it.
  19. Hi, I'm completely new to vectors/ Affinity Designer and enjoying using it but really struggling with one thing, subtracting text from multiple shapes. I want the black text in the first image to be clear, so need to subtract it from the white stripes, grey stripes, and white stars beneath. They are all in different layers/groups, and as you can see from the second picture multiple groups within layers. When I select the layers and text the subtract tool is greyed out. I've read a few other posts about similar subjects and it seems I have to convert to curves? But can't get my head around it or work out how to apply it all to my file. Been driving me mad all week so any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
  20. Hi community, I've found an odd behavior (bug or feature?) on my macos Affinity Photo 1.6.7. Sometimes when I duplicate (command+J) a group and I edit the contents of a layer within the duplicated group, for instance it's position or size, the changes are also affecting the original group. Am I missing something or there's a way to prevent this from happening? Thanks! Ale
  21. Hi all, I've started digging into Affinity Designer to design a board game and feel like it's behavior is inconsistent, or maybe I don't know how to use the tools. I am working on a board game, and currently working on cards. I have an Artboard that contains a layout for a card type, and within that board is the card background which is a Symbol, that contains shapes. I've pasted multiple instances of the card background Symbol onto another Artboard (for printing), which is where I overlay the card text and values. When building some iconography for the card, I have two icons that I Group together, and then make another Symbol. When I drag that symbol into the card background Symbol, it does not update the other instances of the symbol. However, if I ungroup the iconography symbol, the card background symbol updates with the icons, and the iconography Symbol updates in the Symbol browser as empty. I just don't understand the behavior. Can Groups not be symbols? I really need the Group to stay intact, because I want the distances of that iconography symbol to be persisted across all the cards. I've uploaded a movie to help with the issue. symbol-issue.mov
  22. Please check the attached video recording. As you can see I'm using Artboard groups to keep everything nice and organized. Now the problem with Artboard Groups is that when I want to move an entire group, it only moves the content inside the Artboards which doesn't make sense! The proper behavior would be to move all the artboards and their content at once when moving the whole group, otherwise what's the point of having a group, right? Affinity Designer 2019-02-15 01-25-32.mp4
  23. Hi, When editing my vector drawing I would like to use the selection tool to select, transform and move the complete eye including outlines and shadows. The tool only allows to draw a rectangle at 1 of 5 attempts (at the faulty attempts always a whole grouping is moved). As soon as I manage to draw a rectangle, not a single layer is marked, although the settings are set in the global settings (see screenshot). The selector "edit all layers" in Layers Studio is also on. I also tried, after selecting the main group, to reach the other objects and groups by double-tapping, but even in this attempt it was not possible for me to combine all the blacks and gray lines of the eye in one selection. I attach my complex AD file to you. How can I quickly select the eye including shades? This problem costs me a lot of time as I have to search for layers in hundreds of layers as a workaround. Instead of making a change in a minute, it takes a lot of effort. The app is really very good, but the Move tool is currently a showstopper when using it. Best regards Sandra Unbenannt_4.afdesign
  24. A few of things about applying strokes to groups: It would be nice to have this working, i.e stroke apply to resulting object, rather than each of the children. Why does applying a stroke to a group containing a pixel layer, essentially apply a fill? When attempting 2, there seems to be a performance issue (high CPU usage).
  25. Hey everyone! I am working a lot on patterns (literally hundreds) that I want to repeat on both x and y later on. For doing so, it would be very useful to be able to offset and repeat (wrap) curves and groups using Affine and being able to access Affine in Designer. Right now, it only seems accessible in Photo and trying to Affine curves or groups will rasterize them. Best wishes, Shu
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