Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi!

I notice that Affinity Designer has a couple of tools on the left, whose popups mention being rectangular and elliptical frame tools. They are both grayed out and X-ed out. Does this mean they're upcoming, or that I need to load another attachment or app to select these?

Thanks,

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upload a screenshot James.


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo & Publisher - Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

Affinity Help - Affinity Desktop Tutorials - FeedbackInstagram & Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

don't think they should be there, these are Publisher tools.


intel core i5,  16GB 128Gb ssd win10 Pro Huion new 1060plus.

philips 272p 2560x1440px on intel HD2500 onboard graphics

Razer Tartarus Chroma

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good morning (here in NE USA),

FirstDefence, here is a minimal screenshot. It helps prove that dutchshader was correct, this  was in Publisher, not in Designer. Sorry, late at night and I was experimenting with opening Designer from within Publisher and got lost. This is a very helpful forum, thanks to you guys!

I still have a question. Will frame design tools be available in Publisher soon, or is there an outside app I need to get hold of to enable these tools?

Thank you very much for your replies.

Jamestoolbar.thumb.jpg.c4faef27e7f42dea510efa49bc6a8216.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, JamesCanning said:

I still have a question. Will frame design tools be available in Publisher soon, or is there an outside app I need to get hold of to enable these tools?

The tools are enabled already, James. Their icons are simpy gray.

Just select the tool and drag out the shape you want on a page.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.499 Beta

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Their icons are simpy gray.

This should be an incentive for their adjustment and coloring. The fact is that in the neighborhood of colored icons and the fact Gray = disabled, it can be unnecessarily confusing.


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

2074225910_ScreenShot2019-11-09at15_55_48.png.8db9560018f25f8e00bbbb086e371ffe.png


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo & Publisher - Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

Affinity Help - Affinity Desktop Tutorials - FeedbackInstagram & Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Pšenda said:

This should be an incentive for their adjustment and coloring. The fact is that in the neighborhood of colored icons and the fact Gray = disabled, it can be unnecessarily confusing.

It can be confusing but there is a difference between a grey button icon & a greyed out one, subtle as that difference might be. Also, as far as I can tell, Tools panel buttons are greyed out only when no document is open; otherwise all of them always are enabled.

Besides, at least in the Mac Affinity apps there is a "Monochromatic iconography" option in Preferences > User Interface, which makes all the buttons in both the Tools panel & Toolbar a monochromatic grey. Even without that option enabled, there are already several grey Tools panel buttons like the text & crop ones, & the panel is customizable, so neither greyness nor how near buttons are to each other really implies anything.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.155 & Affinity Designer 1.7.3.1 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.1.2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am glad, that "you" orientate in it. I also have no problem with that - because I know what you're writing here. But for a complete beginner, is color inconsistency "unnecessarily" confusing.


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.418.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.