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  1. Hi, id like to ask if is possible to have in Affinity Designer a effect similar to Ai Zig Zag? Maybe with custom brushes, effects or some kind of trick, maybe? Is that even possible? Thanks
  2. In adobe illustrator, their equivalent version of the 'node' tool allows me to select nodes of multiple elements and move them together. In Affinity Designer, I can select multiple elements and try to use the 'node' tools to move a point, but only one of the points (probably the last selected one) moves. Since everything in AD is a layer (what is the logic behind this, btw?), is this operation only allowed on one object at a time? Am I missing something?
  3. It doesn't look like Affinity Designer can create it's own halftones from a gradient like Adobe Illustrator can. Am I correct in seeing this? Unfortunately that means seeing a bunch of tutorials online for drawing tons of tiny circles. I hate when I can't find the identical features. Anyone have a work around? See example of what I'm talking about. http://shirtoid.com/tutorials/halftone-gradient-in-illustrator/
  4. Hi people. I ever use adobe illustrator for my job, but the affinity designer showed a incredible software and a great promise. But unfortunately i've been missing some tools I did not find in the Affinity Designer. Could they help me know if these tools exist in Affinity? Tool 1: Blend Tool. In the adobe illustrato exist the possibility to blend forms and linde, creating interpolation between the forms. Is there something similar in the Affinity Designer ? Tool 2: Aling to Key Object Tool 3: Width Tool In the Illustrator existe the possibility to thicken and taper the lines in the drawing. On the Affinity Designer, the only option I found for this would be the pressure panel. Is there the possibility to control this effect straight in line? At first these are my main doubts. Thank you to anyone who can help me! Fernando Constant
  5. Illustrator .ai file export would be nice. Exporting to EPS files for After effects just don't cut it. You can't edit the vector paths or access layers. :( Thanks for considering :)
  6. I imported a AI file a co-worker gave m into Affinity Designer so I could export it as multiple PDF files since Affinity Designer is incredible with exporting multiple art boards. But when I imported the file, the art boards were labeled as Page 1, Page 2, etc. I had to rename all the art boards before exporting. If possible, could the original art board names on the AI file be used?
  7. How can I open or import my old Adobe Illustrator files?
  8. Hello, is it possible in af designer to copy the last object and copy its distance that i moved? like in illustrator, for example, i draw a circle, move to the side and press ctrl+d then the object and the movement is copied thank you
  9. Dear all, I'm sure that many of you already requested this feature and I was guessing where is located the function in the panel? Hoping is possible...Otherwise, what is the suggested alternative from the AD team? Thank you Pietro
  10. Hey, I'm looking for a way to create patterns easily, but it seems a little complicated to step-and-repeat, then mask and mask again to create a pattern. And what if I create a bigger object that the pattern? Is there plans to make a similar tool like Illustrator, where you simply create one object and the tool show the pattern surrounding and how it comes together?
  11. Hi, ich habe ein paar AI-Dateien erhalten, in denen Vektorpinsel enthalten sind. Wenn ich die Datei mit Affinity Designer öffne, werden diese jedoch nicht angezeigt. Ich vermute, dass eingebettete Pinsel in AI-Dateien von Affinity Designer noch nicht unterstützt werden und würde mir diese Unterstützung wünschen. Herzlichen Dank! Viele Grüße und ein gutes neues Jahr! Newstone --- translated with google translator: Hi, I have received a couple of AI files, in which vector brush are included. When I open the file with Affinity designers, these are not displayed. I suspect that brush embedded in AI files are not yet supported by Affinity designer and would like to see this support. Many thanks! Greetings and a Happy New Year! Newstone
  12. I am new to Affinity Designer, and looking to thin out a fixed width text (I need a thinner version of the text on a different layer for printing purposes). This is possible in Adobe Illustrator through the use of a negative "offset path", but I cannot figure out how to do it in Affinity, which does not appear to have an offset path feature. The latest post I can find re:Offset Paths in Affinity Designer: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30221-offset-path/ Here is how people do this in Illustrator: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/22315/how-to-make-a-font-thinner http://www.alison.co.uk/2011/11/22/how-to-make-a-fixed-font-thinner-in-illustrator/ Does anyone have a technique for achieving the same goal in Affinity Designer?
  13. Hi, I am importing a graphic into AD from AI and part of the graphic translates like this: The lower two images are what it looks like when the object is selected. Any ideas on how to resolve or recreate the AI graphic?
  14. Hi, in 'Designer' is there any way to convert text to outlines (paths)? It's a function that I've use all the time in Illustrator & I'm praying it can be done in AD. Essentially I want to be able to edit each character as a path, so I can customise them.
  15. Please help us by provide some google material design layout template. Google provided us some guideline but in Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop file which does not match with affinity designer shadow/elevation value. Please visit those link . https://material.io/guidelines/resources/layout-templates.html# https://material.io/guidelines/resources/shadows.html# Can you make tutorial or the difference between adobe & affinity shadow/elevation .
  16. Hello, if I open the attached Adobe Illustrator file (.ai), I just get a white/blank page. I work on Win10 64bit with Designer version 1.5.3.69. Is this a bug?
  17. I just purchased Affinity Designer yesterday and opened a few of my files that were created in Illustrator CS6 - two were PDFs and the others ai files. I noticed that when I selected the entire drawing (all objects in the drawing) and held down the shift key (thinking it would maintain proportion as it does in Illustrator) and pulled on a corner to expand the size, the extents would expand, but the contents quickly began to disappear from the right edge and bottom. In other words, the drawing didn't get larger as expected. What am I doing wrong? Is there another way to increase the scale of a drawing? This is the main reason I used illustrator to create vector logos so I could rescale without losing quality. I generally like the interface of Designer, but I can see there is going to be a learning curve. Thanks, Erik
  18. Please introduce a painting tool similar to the live paiting of Adobe Illustrator? You've been missing a lot of migration.
  19. Hope someone on here can help me. As you can see in the attached file the original Illustrator file (on the left) has a colorful background with some special effects. When the same file is opened in Affinity Designer the background design is missing. Any idea why this could be happening? Thank you. DesignerHelp.pdf
  20. Hello. I have been using Illustrator regularly since CS2 (~10 years), and I recently purchased Affinity Designer. I'm interested in a dictionary of Illustrator features and workflows done in Designer. I'm willing to pay $$$ for it too. For example: Illustrator anchor point: Designer it is called an X Illustrator outline mode: Designer go to X menu and click Y Illustrator direct selection tool: Designer combination of X tool and Y tool. If you need to select and move one Z Illustrator reflect tool: Designer not a tool, but reflection function, etc... Unreal Engine has some pretty good Unity to Unreal transition resources (I won't link to them since this is my first post). Does such a resource exist for Affinity Designer?
  21. I have been using Illustrator for what seems forever, tried the Designer Trial for the first time today and I'm very impressed at its ease of use and features. One thing I can't do without is the ablility to have the software calculate the area of a closed path (I design and hand print fabric and use this to determine quantities for textile inks...) I use a plug-in for this in Illustrator. Is there any way to determine path area with Affinity Designer?
  22. This feature is from illustrator (i used cs4). this is very powerful features which allow to re-color any part of an object: symbols, shapes, groups etc' It shows the user all the color used, and let him modify any of them. saves the user time of selecting objects and sub object individually. Attaching pic. also the ability to make a keyboard short cut to it is vey important. I'm very miss this thing. Thanks, Rotem.
  23. Bringing Illustrator (AI) docs over to Affinity Designer (AD, 1.5.4) has been a joy and a dread. Here is what I have found by trial and error. I would appreciate any correction, advice or comment. Hopefully, this will help others since I find little in AD's Help that addresses this AI to AD transfer. I regret the length of this post, but I have tried to be explicit. Jim 1. Thanks to those working on AD for doing as much as they can to make the AI--->AD transition possible, even with the restrictions that Adobe has built into Illustrator when it comes to opening AI files in other programs. 2. My AI docs are large with dozens of layers in my complex mapping projects, with up to four sub-layers under to top layer, and with a myriad of graphic objects and tons of text (names, text on an AI "path," etc.) 3. Problem #1: In the beginning my many AI layers did not transfer over into AD. All AI objects and texts came into AD as a seemingly endless list of objects, texts or individual SVG letters under one top layer. I set about creating new layers in AD and then putting all of these objects under their proper AD created layers. Long and tedious task, but helped by the fact that similar type of objects appeared one after the other in the long list. 4. Solution #1 and Question: After attempting various failed "solutions" I finally moved my AI layers to a higher level by eliminating my main top layer and consolidating layers as much as possible. My AI layers then appeared in AD, although named AI objects came into AD unnamed. I continued to tweak this solution, even bringing each AI layer into AD separately, together with its sub-layers and their objects. (As some of you know, in AI the layer panel has both layers and objects.) Individual texts on an AI "path" still came into AD as individual SVG letters, correctly placed and with a "path" (an AD "curve") which was no longer attached to the individual letters and thus no longer needed in AD, although it could be used for recreating and positioning text. Editing and repositioning each individual SVG letter is impossible, and thus to edit or reposition such text on a curve I must recreate it in AD as Artistic Text. QUESTION #1: Is the above the only solution or is there a better one that could make the AI--->AD transition easier? 5. Problem #2: After bringing numerous AI docs into AD and doing all the work of reorganizing the layers and objects I felt that i would have a “master” AD doc from which I could copy and paste to other AD docs. I was careful to have the same DPI setting in AD’s Document Setup panel. Usually, my AD copy and AD paste would keep the same graphic size when pasting, but recently there are instances in which my paste graphically expands the layers and objects some 350%, far beyond the art board of the doc into which I am pasting. I quit AD to clear the memory, but it continued to do this. I also tried to group everything, but that did not solve the problem. 6. Solution #2 and Question: Since the above happened when I was copying and pasting a series of top layers with their various sub-layers and objects, I thought that I would try to copy each sub-layer separately, with its own sub-layers and objects. This method kept the size constant from AD copy to AD paste, but it meant that instead of having all my layers and sub-layers together and properly positioned, I had to reposition after pasting. QUESTION #2: Given Problem #1 and #2 above, it appears that something happens when copying/pasting too many top layers, each with sub-layers and many objects and texts from one AD doc to another. In the past this has not been the case with *native* AD docs (created originally in AD). The difference may be some artifact left over from AI that I cannot see nor correct. Any ideas on this that might help me and others who are in this situation? Many thanks! END
  24. Hello, I'm new here, have been waiting for the beta to come on Windows and pretty happy you guys did it ! In my job as a motion designer i use a lot of Ps and Ai before animating stuff, and I was testing compatibility between softwares to see if I could make the move to Affinity Designer . So far I have only one problem:loosing my layers when exporting as .eps. Is there a way to fix that ? I usually really need to keep my images split in multiple layer before animating, and that's something a .ai file enables me to do. Thanks !
  25. Tool from illustrator (i used Cs4): allow to very quickly make a smooth shapes and lines after drawing the rough please see the attached pic. This is saving tons of time in making logos and complexed shapes also in caligraphy and illustration. very important tool, i very miss this. Thanks. Rotem.