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  1. Select node tool. Tips at bottom of page include Alt-click for polygon selection. Tips then change, now suggesting actions for lasso selection. Playing with this it seems to be a part-complete feature. You can draw, but Return or closing path makes selection disappear. Hitting Ctrl-M when selection visible leads to a curves panel without the curve.
  2. I love the possibility to stretch a curve directly (no need to control both handles). And I like the “organic forms” we can achieve with that options. But there are situations where we would need to stretch curves maintaining handles direction (even if that handles are not horizontal or vertical) My suggestion is: — Direct manipulation of curve ---> actual behavior — SHIFT + direct manipulation of curve ---> modify curve maintaining handles direction Next capture shows a practical case maintaining HV handles (very useful for corners):
  3. If a node has no handles it's awkward and not intuitive to add a handle to it. As far I can make out, I have to select the node using the Node Tool, then switch to the Pen Tool to drag out a new handle. Worse, if I want just one handle on the 'wrong' side of the node, I have to add two handles using the pen tool, then switch back to the Node Tool to delete the one I don't need. Could you not arrange it so that option-dragging (or ctrl-dragging) from a node when using the Node Tool adds a new handle? (It would be nice if the pointer changed in some way to show this new behaviour, too.)
  4. Hi everyone. I have created this topic to get help about how to make control handles of a node visible in affinity designer 1.8. As I am a total beginner to affinity designer, I cannot see the control handles even when I click on a node with the node tool selected. Please help me. Thanks.
  5. It would be useful if when hovering over line segments, it would allow snapping to the midpoint of the segment.
  6. I finally broke down and updated Affinity Designer to the latest release and what I feared the most happened. The functionality of the node tool has gone out of the window. I can no longer add anchor points along a path with the node tool. As an example, I draw a lot of text and then bring those sketches into Designer. I select a basic shape like a box and work around my sketch adding points and manipulating handles along the way. Now when I choose the simple shape to work with, convert to curves and try to add anchor points with the node tool all I can do is manipulate the path between two existing points. New anchor points cannot be added, period. I am extremely frustrated, is there a way I can go back to the previous iteration of Affinity Designer where the node tool worked well? This is a make or break function for me as a users. That tool worked perfectly in previous versions of the software. Thanks, Dave
  7. I am having a problem while zoomed in on smaller details. After zooming in to draw with the vector brush or pencil, if I want to go back and edit the stroke with the node tool or selection tool I cannot get it to select the stroke I have the cursor on. If I move the cursor to the left completely away from the stroke it will finally select the stroke. I kind of have to fish around to get it to select the stroke I want to edit. I can select the stroke from the layers panel with no problem as long as I know which one it is.
  8. Hi, Using a Wacom tablet or mouse I am able to add nodes to an existing path by clicking on the path (using the node tool). But when using a Surface Book 2 pen clicking on the path doesn't add nodes. It only shows the position where the new node might be added. I searched through the Designer settings and found 'Enable Pointer Support' in the UI section. But checking that setting and restarting Designer didn't fix this. When I turn off Windows Ink in the Designer Tool-settings and restart Designer it fixes this issue, but than there is another issue as the pressure sensitivity of the pen isn't working anymore. So that's not a solution unfortunately. Using the Surface pen to draw without the full node tool functionality is a pain. I might be missing something, but this looks like an issue in Designer. Love working with Designer and love the Surface Book 2, but it would be great to use Designer on the Surface book with its pen as that's an important reason buying this Surface Book! 😀 designer-pen-issue-node-tool.mp4
  9. Hello. I am working on a large file which contains many shapes which share their borders. Only the outline will be printed (there is no fill to any of the shapes). It is very important that two shapes sharing path overlap precisely otherwise printed stroke will not have the same thickness/shape. How can I shape the path of two elements at the same time (so the path stays overlapping)? I know I could break the path of one shape, remove overlapping piece and only modify the remaining path of the second shape. This however takes many steps to accomplish (not a problem for a small piece but could take ages with large files; imagine jigsaw puzzles cut pattern"). How can I somehow "glue" both shapes and modify mutual path with simple drag method typical for single paths? Thank you in advance for your help! Best regards, Marcin
  10. I'm working on AD using pen tool and note tool. I'm also using the snap to node feature to make sure objects notes are exactly contiguous whenever required. When I want two pieces to be exactly contiguous (no overlap, no gap) I move the node and wait for the yellow highlight to the node of the other object before releasing the node. However, there seems to be a gap between objects as on the picture. Why is that? How can I get rid of these gaps?
  11. Found in AP and AD. The node is deleted in some cases during the movement with snapping option allowed. See the behaviour in my screencast. Affinity-snapping.mov
  12. I cant manage shapes efficiently using the Node tool Is or will there be a curvature tool? There are very limited tools in the software, few, I would like to see more tools eventually added
  13. So, I’ve been using affinity for a while, but I haven’t really messed with these functions, I know they’re actions and snaps but I can’t tell the difference. If there’s any tutorial I’d love to figure these out, thanks!
  14. Glad I found this Forum... so far its answered a number of issues i've been experiencing. However, due to a lack of text warping capabilities within Designer I'm having to go old school and take the long road just to be able to manipulate text. (Sadly my subscription to Adobe expires very soon and my workflow is definitely going to suffer accordingly, so I really hope Affinity have something up their sleeve) But I have hit a bit of a snag in that the CTRL function for converting nodes to smooth on a path now doesn't work... Nor too when selecting curve handles to be able to equally spread the curve uniformly. When you've become so used to a workflow and then suddenly that functionality seems to stop it can get quite frustrating. Anyone else having issues of this type? I've watched a few video uploads that clearly show the shortcut methods using CTRL to adapt curves equally ... have I switched something off by mistake? I really hope there is a solution to my pain. Thanks in advance.
  15. I need the ability to automatically change the image to vectors. Designers use pen tools on top of images with poor resolution, not vectors, below them to make them vectors. I think it needs to be automated. In fact, if you take a program that's automated, it's Vector Magic. Even though it is not very accurate, it is very helpful in images that require a lot of vector conversion work. Obviously, if we include this feature in our efficiency, it will be a simple and automated function.
  16. Overall performance is good for me, but there is a lag when trying to use the node and move tools with a pen. The node or object selected doesn't start moving until a *long* time after the drag starts, and in that time the pen is a long way from the original touch point. After the delay, the object or node snaps to the pen position. Things are smooth after the initial delay-snap. Other features are smooth as well. Drawing with the pen for example is perfectly smooth and lag free. I am using a Surface Book 2 with maxed out memory, and the latest version of Designer. Having the base attached or not makes no difference. I tried turning off the "tap and hold to right click" feature in Windows and various settings in the performance tab. Nothing I have tried so far makes a difference. Also note that the CPU is basically idle and I am just trying this with one object. This is super annoying, especially after using my iPad for editing, where the same features are buttery smooth. Even editing over a wifi connection on the Mac with AstroPad is a better experience. Any suggestions on how to fix this with a setting somewhere? If not, are you working to improve this feature? I would like to use my Surface Book more with Designer, but this is a total buzz kill for me. Thanks for an awesome Mac and iPad version. I am really looking forward to a better experience on Windows.
  17. Hello! Has been discussed, I know, but scattered all over the place. With the Node Tool, it should be possible to delete nodes in these variants: - Without adapting the neighbouring tangents - that's the existing behavior. Shortcut could be: left-doubleclick (besides DEL) - With adapting the neighbouring tangets, so that the curvature is preserved as good as possible (CorelDraw can do this). Possible shortcut: CTRL-left-doubleclick - With also deleting the neighbouring curve segments. Possible shortcut: CTRL-ALT-left-doubleclick. Regarding shortcuts: Choose any combination of mouse pointer and modifier keys you like for node editing, but avoid having to use DEL or other keys wich are harder to reach. Thanks for considering!! Best regards
  18. Noob question: So I have a letter that I've converted to curves, and I want to tweak the letter form a bit. One thing I'd like to do is delete one of the serifs in the letter, and then lengthen the extender. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to select the nodes in the serif, other then shift clicking on every single node, which is would be very tedious because of all of the curves in the serif. I've tried using the node tool and clicking and dragging over the serif of the font, but nothing is selected. I've looked through the tutorials, but all I can find is how to select the entire object, or how to modify a single node. Any help with this would be appreciated.
  19. Hello, I’ve been having a problem with a basic function on affinity Designer for IPad. But as I don’t know if it can be a settings issue I’ve come here to ask but maybe I’m just being dumb or I’m not used to the affinity workflow. Depending on the distance between a node and the handles, I just can’t select the node properly, instead one of the handles ends up being selected and I accidentally move that handle. So in order to move the node I have to zoom in until there’s really no chance of selecting a handle. Even if I’m clearly with the Apple Pencil right on top of the node and completely out of the handle space most of the time I accidentally select the handle. the same missclick problem happens if I have a thin Line (about 0.5pt) above a another selectable object. If try to move or duplicate that thin line, almost always the background object ends up being selected, unless I give a huge zoom and even then it was difficult for me to move the line. Another case is if I zoom out and there’s some nodes close to each other I can’t select most of them due to the click area. I couldn’t find any affinity tutorial that solved my problem. I’ve tested another vectorial app for iPad and I could do all the things I mentioned here without a single problem. I do like affinity and I really do hope there’s a way of changing this selection range/sensitivity/threshold , because it’s not being worth for me to use it right now, it’s only slowing down my workflow. From the object distance on the attached imagem I’m already unable to select any of the two nodes by the side of the blue(active) one. I’m using IPad Pro A1876 with Apple Pencil 2nd generation and Affinity 16.4.45 thanks for the support.
  20. In previous versions of Designer, when selecting more than one node on a path, I would use to node tool and with 1 finger touching I would tap each node with the pencil to add it the the selection. In 1.7 when I do that, instead of adding each node to the selection it converts the point to a sharp angle (no bezier handles) and doesn't add the selected point at all. The only way I can select more than one point on a path is with rectangular selection. Is this new functionality or a bug? Thanks, Chris
  21. Had to post here because all other options grayed out. Node tool issue, when using one finger and tapping node tool does not select the second node it just changes to sharp node. Anyone else have this issue. Worked before the update how can I roll back on ipad pro.
  22. Node tool no longer selects multiple nodes holding down 1 finger. Tap node selects hold down 1 finger tap second node this node is blue filled while the other is deselected. if node is smooth changes to sharp. Update screwed it all up.
  23. Please add an option for disabling the magnifying glass while using the pen tool and node tool. The magnifying glass is a nice feature when using a finger, but with the Apple Pencil it blocks the view and makes the process of editing curves harder. Thank you.
  24. the gestures of touches do not recognize when I use my apple pencil and show that circle, the circle works best with the finger. Please change that!!!!
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