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Finally using AD for some commercial work and now using the interface intensely and have numerous frustrations

the subtle colour differences between tools selected or not is really stupid.. for an industry that primary objective is legibility the UI sucks

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one small sample of a widespread ui problem...

the edit all layers button ,,, is it on of off? 

I have played with all the UI Preference setting , this was the best I could get

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Yes i am with you!
I work for 3-4 months on Designer and the lack of contrast is painful. It's the same on Publisher.
In the layers panel, where we move a lot of things, the colors have very little brightness, it's a hassle.
And in the colors proposed to locate the layers, 4 out of 7 are too dark to see if the layer is ... visible!
Active panels are also indistinguishable from inactive panels.
I hope that the next version will be more advanced at this level ...

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MacOS desktop has the same problems.  The contrast is so low that you can't tell which window is in focus.  There's a lot of pointless transparency being used but thank god it's not the way it was a decade ago.  I've been noticing this change in UI design for the past 20 years or so.  Form and function used to be joined at the hip.  Now, they are disconnected and competing with each other.  Form is winning.

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"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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Thanks Jowday,, an informative site link there...  Sometimes you wonder how such UI designs got so far without someone flagging a basic problem,  particularly bad for software dedicated to good Graphic / UI design

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On 1/13/2020 at 3:57 AM, gary danang said:

the edit all layers button ,,, is it on of off?

 


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909, Build 18363.476.
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.

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