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I learned a lot about using Affinity Designer for iPad with this piece.

- To select multiple objects in the layers panel, tap the first item and then two-finger tap the last item. Those two items and all the intervening items in the same layer will be selected. This came in so handy for quickly selecting those hundreds of scales. Thanks to @DM1 for this one. :)

- To add a gradient to a stroke, select the object (or objects or group!) and then open the appearance studio. Tap the stroke and then the gradient tool and drag it to position your gradient as desired. You can see the different stroke and fill gradients applied across the scales. Separate stroke and fill gradients gave me the most trouble though. Repeatedly the stroke would become unselected, or the fill would be selected instead (or vice versa if I was working on the fill gradient), or the gradient would disappear and I’d have to start over. These issues made adjusting the gradient quite cumbersome and a bit frustrating.

- To snap nodes to each other, well I never did really figure out which of the little symbols it was... but if you turn on all the snapping options in the node tool’s context toolbar, your nodes will snap. This was great for aligning the tip of the tail. And I’ve been wondering about how to do this for a long time.

- Oh and I found the in-app user manual which is basically a lifesaver. I wish I’d known about it sooner!

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2018 iPad Pro 12.9” | Apple Pencil 2 | Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher for iPad?

2019 MacBook Pro 16” | Affinity Designer 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.8.1

https://www.instagram.com/cealcrest/

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3 hours ago, Cealcrest said:

Oh and I found the in-app user manual which is basically a lifesaver. I wish I’d known about it sooner!

Here is a PDF version that you can browse while using the app. 🙂

 


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.4   Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180   Affinity Design 1.8.3.2 Publisher for iPad (2020?)

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@DM1 No wonder you’re a genius about AD on iPad... You replicated the manual, so you’ve probably read the whole thing more than once! Lol That’s great. Thanks for sharing 😁


2018 iPad Pro 12.9” | Apple Pencil 2 | Affinity Designer for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher for iPad?

2019 MacBook Pro 16” | Affinity Designer 1.8.3 | Affinity Photo 1.8.3 | Affinity Publisher 1.8.1

https://www.instagram.com/cealcrest/

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