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New Transform Controls in Designer 1.7.0 ???

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On opening the new Designer 1.7 for iPad, when I grabbed a handle with the move tool I was able to skew the object left to right and also up and down.

However, I can’t figure out why or how this happened!? Subsequently, I have tried to replicate skewing and most of the time it just goes to rotate or does regular transforms. 

Does anyone know how this skew option works and how to engage it reliably as it will very useful to utilize.

thanks!

KTDN

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Can you please send me a screen recording of this with the show touches enabled as I have been unable to replicate this can you also please let me know the iPad model you are using.

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Hello DWright,

Sorry for taking so long to reply, but I was unable to replicate this until today. Attached is an example of skewing left to right. This must be a bug since there seems no reason for it engaging for any other reason besides pure chance, that said Designer could really use this feature!

KTDN

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13 minutes ago, KTDN said:

that said Designer could really use this feature!

Designer already has this feature in Transform studio. It’s called Shear. :)


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That is useful to know! Thanks! 

I was also able to do the same up and down (on the Y plane) is that also possible using the shear controls? It seems as though it’s only possible to shear on the X plane.

KTDN

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Even after looking through the in-app help and online (was probably looking in the wrong place), I found this by accident - switched to the Move tool and hovered just above a control handle, it converted to shear/skew (?).

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The in app help in Photo and Designer are still being updated for 1.7 and will appear in a later update, sorry. However, Skew (shear) on the side handles is not new, so does skew not show when searching the (1.6) help I think it's a common enough thing to put under "shear"

 


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Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Not for iPad.

The weird thing is — not simply that one can shear — but that (as in the video I shared) it engages using the move tool, and unlike the shear feature in transform studio which only shears on the x plane, it is also possible to shear on the y plane.

Basically, being able to shear using the move tool (by accident), is a bug, or this feature was being developed and code that enabled it at some point, hasn’t been fully removed.

would be great to see this make it to a future update but for now, I was just hoping to let the people at Serif know about the bug.

KTDN

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On 6/13/2019 at 8:51 PM, DWright said:

Can you please send me a screen recording of this with the show touches enabled as I have been unable to replicate this can you also please let me know the iPad model you are using.

I am using the iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)

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1 hour ago, KTDN said:

I was just hoping to let the people at Serif know about the bug

Not a bug, 100% by design to grab a side handle close to scale and slightly further away from the object to shear. Same as the desktop. Difficulty in seeing what you are doing (near a side handle) with a finger can be improved using a pencil on devices that support one.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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24 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

Difficulty in seeing what you are doing (near a side handle) with a finger can be improved using a pencil on devices that support one.

Or any capacitive stylus with a pointed tip on an iPad that doesn’t support an Apple Pencil. (I use a Meko stylus on my iPad Air 2.)

9 hours ago, KTDN said:

That is useful to know! Thanks! 

I was also able to do the same up and down (on the Y plane) is that also possible using the shear controls? It seems as though it’s only possible to shear on the X plane.

KTDN

To shear on the Y plane, you need to use a combination of rotating and shearing:

 


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8 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

Not a bug, 100% by design to grab a side handle close to scale and slightly further away from the object to shear. 

Nice to know.  :)  Any chance this could be added to the Help file Shear info?


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