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  1. I love Affinity Designer, please keep up the good work. It's coming along nicely, but I have run into some basic usability issues that significantly slow down my workflow. I think these would be useful for most users. Please add some form of vector trace - I am still keeping other vector apps for just this 1 feature. The Selection Marquee can’t select layers within groups - can this be added as an option or to the direct selection tool. With large documents, finding and selecting multiple layers really slows down the workflow. When ungrouping from a hidden group the layers don’t become hidden (which I would prefer) and I have to do that manually. Can they stay hidden by default unless I unhide the group and then ungroup, Can I change the highlight colour In Export tab When zoomed out with alot of slices. I can’t tell which slices I have chosen unless I have them all both selected and ticked. Please enable macros - this would be useful for many repetitive tasks making long shadows for example Again thanks for a great application. These are just suggestions (apart from number 1).
  2. Why is it not possible to make a selection using the marquee tool and copy and paste that area to a new pixel layer with alpha surround that new object? //EDIT: is it only possible on a pixel layer?
  3. In PS you can hold down the shift key when drawing a marquee to move it. This is really handy when drawing ellipses where it's really difficult to locate the first point. Good in other shapes too! Could we have this one please? Pretty please? Thank you so much.
  4. Hi, Loving Affinity Designer so far! It's sleek, fast, and does a great job at everything it does. I am curious about one aspect of selection, though. Let's say I have 2 vector shapes. I do the following steps: Select on one shape Hold shift and drag a select box around the shapes As expected, it inverts the selection of all objects I drag over. If the object wasn't selected, it is now selected. If the object was previously selected, the dragged box deselects it. That works great, and is desirable sometimes. But there are also times when it's super important to be able to hold shift and only add objects. For example, if you have a bunch of overlapping shapes you need to select, but they're also arranged around another set of shapes you don't want to select, there's currently no good way to combine selections. For example: What if I want to select all of the red and yellow objects, but not the blue objects? Is there currently any way to easily do that?
  5. I've read the help pages and watched tutorials. I just can't seem to find how to correctly constrain a circle or square using the marquee tools (gesture with a second finger). Any help further explaining this would be appreciated. Please be detailed since the other help sources do not fully explain how to do this. Thanks.
  6. It's bug i think... in selection tool.. Please follow the following steps to get an idea. BUG #1 1. select some area with rectangular/Elliptical marquee with "add" option 2. Then select "subtract" or "Intersect" option from toolbar 3. now start selecting from within already selected area, the original selection starts dragging BUG #2 4. If i start selection from outside previously selected area, no marquee appears (that should be visible to see if there is anything working or not) and also some time user can forget what portion is already selected. BUG #3 1. If I first select some area with any marquee tool., Rect, Ellip or freehand 2. Now intersect with freehand marquee tool, if started intersection from within previously selected area that doesn't work as mentioned above. but also if started "intersecting" from outside of previously selected area, that doesn't work at all and deselects everything as well.. BUG #4 1. If intersect option was remain selected in last actions under marquee tools.. now when marquee tools is selected to select some area, .. a very new selection on blank area with marquee tools (where intersect/subtract option is already selected), nothing happens .. that should select something as first level selection. BUG #4 1. similarly as above.. i started selecting a very complex image with magic, lasso (polygonal) tools .. and option was previously selected as "subtract" and i forgot to change "add" option from "subtract" and made a very precise marquee selection and all gone when I finished selecting area. So please 2 features are literally required. 1. if any option under marquee is already selected "new", "add", "subtract", "intersect", then first selection should behave as "new" selection.. 2. if selection is started from within already selected area, then marquee tool should convert into "move" tool. thank you I hope I put some reasonable words.
  7. Hi, I'm enjoying Affinity Photo, but the main reason I find myself having to use Photoshop now is the lack of Fixed Ratio and Fixed Size style options for the rectangular selection marquee. I use these all the time, and would really appreciate having this functionality added to AP :) Cheers and thanks!
  8. When you make a selection (using the marquee tool) on a layer and subsequently copy that selection, everything works fine. See photos ‘Capture20’ and ‘Capture21’. But, when you change the size of the selection, by using quick masque and the move tool, the chosen selection is copied incorrectly. See photos ‘Capture22’, ‘Capture23’, ‘Capture24’, ‘Capture25’ and ‘Capture26’.
  9. I am trying to change eye color, like I saw in the Youtube tutorial. I selected the first eye, and I used the CTRL key to try to select the second eye (as instructed in the YouTube video). It would not allow me to make a second marquee while using the CTRL key. I tried using shift, alt and other mouse keys without positive results. I finally gave up and changed one of the eyes colors, and then went to try to do the other eye. I draw the Marquee and within 2 seconds of drawing it, it disappears. I closed the program and tried again and it still would not work. What I found odd, is I can make another shaped marquee, but once I make one of those- I cannot make a second one. Am I doing something wrong or is there a glitch? I cannot figure this out and it is very frustrating.
  10. I have an intermittent problem, where I cannot make a selection on my image using any of the selection tools (e.g. Rectangular Selection, Magic Wand, Freeform Selection). I am on a "Pixel" layer, and not an "Image" layer. I can select the tool, and draw my selection, and while I am drawing the selection I can see the marching ants, however when I let go of the mouse, there is no selection. I have to save my document and close Affinity Photo then r-open the file. I have checked the obvious things that I can think of, including: * Have I selected the "Pixel" layer (yes - and this is the only layer in my file) * Have I tried toggling the menu option View > Show Pixel Selection (yes, several times) * Is my selection mode set to "New" ot "Add", and not "Subtract" or "Intersect" (yes, I always set it to "New") I can't think of anything else it might be. I am running version 1.5.1.54 on Windows 10 Home 64bit. My compter is well above the minimum reccommended spec.
  11. A few tips on this highlighting the shortcuts available in particular when using marquee select:
  12. Hello, I'm new to Affinity Photo. I'm trying to make a marquee selection, centered on the starting point. In Photoshop i did this using the ⌘ modifier, but in Affinity Photo that's reserved to subtract to the selection. How can I accomplish this? Thank you in advance.
  13. Zoom in to >2000%, use marquee rectangle selection, start a selection with 'Force pixel alignment' and 'Move by whole numbers' set to ON, press shift and at certain cursor positions width won't equal height by 1 pixel.
  14. I recently downloaded Affinity designer and I am trying to simply edit an image. I can't seem to find the marquee tool. What I am trying to do is; Drag/select an area of the image or background. Cut that section out, and replace it with a new graphic or paste in a new image. Is this possible with affinity designer?
  15. Is there a way to use the elliptical and rectangular marquee tools and have them expand from the center of your initial click? I would think holding a modifier key would allow for this but I can't seem to find any combination that works. Thanks for any help!
  16. I'm not 100% sure if this is a bug, but at least it's an inconsistent behaviour. If I lock a layer I will not be able to select any objects under it with the Move tool, either by clicking the object or drawing a marquee around. If I lock an artboard I will not be able to select any objects under it with the Move tool by clicking them, but I will be able to select them by drawing a marquee around. ​Thanks!
  17. Hi, I've been searching around but I can't seem to find a solution: I have a a simple jpeg file with black text on white background. I want to marquee the text so that I could create a shape/s out of the text. In PS, i would simply magic wand the text, when the marquee comes out, I create paths from selection. I have looked around and I read somewhere that after selection, I can go to Selection>Outline. I can't seem to find that command in my version. I;m using ver 1.5.1.43. Is there any other workaround for this? I know different software need different approach, so I guess I need time to wrap my head around this. Also, I have tried to export the paths from PS but when I open in designer there are no paths! Thanks.
  18. Hello. Having consigned my CC account to the trash can, I am now learning to use Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. My question concerns the addition of a stroke to the selection marquee. I have searched the forums and cannot find any answer and wonder if a more experienced user of Affinity Photo can help me. Photoshop had a very simple method by which a stroke could be applied to any selection marquee. This was a really useful feature and I used it regularly for highlighting salient features of images which I had included in presentations, where the images would be included to illustrate important points in the discussion. I would like to know what sequence of events I should follow in Affinity Photo when applying a coloured stroke to a selection marquee. Thank you for your assistance.
  19. Hello together, first of all, thank you very much for your magnificent software, I'm working with the Beta for Windows now some days and it's very fun to do so. Nontheless I have a question regarding the Marquee pixel selection tools (e.g. elliptical marquee and rectangular marquee tool) and their modifier keys. I have consulted the help and found there are only two modifier keys, one which constrains the proportions (Shift) and on modifier key the removes ares from the current selection (Alt) and the possibility to drag with both left and right mouse button down) to add to a selection. I would ask if it is possible to add some more (from my personal experience) very useful modifier keys which would make it way easier to select circular shapes. A modifier key to draw the marquees from the center point rather than from the egde where the click at the begin occurred, for example holding the (Strg) key or another suitable one down Another modifier key I find very useful is, e.g. holding the (spacebar) key down to move the selection on the fly while it is still being drawn holding the mouse key down These are just some things I find really useful that make with selection these tools much easier to work with, I'm quite accustomed to such key modifiers as they are available in Photoshop CC. Thank you again and a wonderful week ahead. Kindest regards from Germany, Robert Christian Strasser
  20. Is there a max in the amount of highlighted objects in a marquee selection?
  21. Hi there, First of all, i'm loving Affinity! I'm testing the windows betas and i will need about 5 licenses of each application very soon. But, for me, it's been very hard to use it because the selection of objects in Affinity designer. I've found the option "Select object when intersects with selection marquee", wich supose to be se same as "Select object by path only" in illustrator, but it's not exactly. The main problem is when i try to select objects in front of a bigger object... it selects the bigger one and i cant get those i wanted. I think this option is kind of useless with this behavior. I know there is a possibility to use layers... but it will create a artwork with a lot of layers to make small selections, can be not productive. I do preffer to use layers for important things. Is there a possibility to change this in a near future? Thanks
  22. With the info panel visible, I select the Rectangular Marquee Tool and draw some kind of rectangle. Immediately upon releasing the mouse button (track pad in my case), the width and height values disappear immediately (revert to the "--" value, more specifically). I would expect that the values should remain in the info panel while the selection remains active. About once every ten times, the values remain, but I am at a loss as to why they should randomly work on very rare occasions.
  23. How do I draw a selection marquee outward from its centre instead of away from one corner? The Cmd key, which enables this when drawing shapes or transforming shapes or pixel layers, is otherwise assigned for the marquee tool and there is nothing on the option bar either. I have nasty a feeling I am going to be forehead slapping when I hear the reply but, presently, I am stumped ......... :huh:
  24. Hi all, Since Affinity Photo doesn't show tooltips with dimensions on the Marquee Tool (feature request), we have to depend on the Info panel for dimensions. However, when selecting with Marquee Tool, once the mouse key is released, the width of the current selection disappears! It becomes impossible to know the dimensions of the selection! This is very annoying and I wish developers kept the width and height of the selection shown in the Info panel persistently.
  25. Right now, it is difficult to create pixel-perfect selections using marquee tool because the size of the selection isn't shown while selection in progress (the Info panel is reporting inaccurate size). Having a little tooltip next to the cursor that reports the size of the current selection would be very, very helpful.