Navigator Studio

Hello fellow designers and creatives. Today we are overviewing the Navigator studio in Affinity Designer on iPad. The navigator studio will not affect your design in any way, however, it gives you another way to pan and zoom around your document. That said because you are working on the iPad version of the software you do not need to use this at all if you do not want to because you can pinch and zoom, or pan around with your fingers.

Because when you’re on the iPad you have pinch to zoom and other hand gestures available to your there isn’t much that the navigator does by way of panning and zooming around the image. That doesn’t mean that it is completely useless.

This top display when you open the navigation studio shows you the entire image. You can see below that there are some %’s that you can quickly jump to that are set at 50%, 100%, 200%, and a fit to screen button. When looking at this display you will also see a small % in the bottom right of that document viewer and it is telling you what is the current percentage size the image is at.

As you can see here when you zoom in (pinching with your fingers) on the document you will then see a view rectangle appear upon document viewer. This rectangle is showing you which part of the image you’re looking at while zoomed in.

Right below the document viewer is the canvas rotation. Making adjustments can be done one of two ways, you can pinch and zoom with your fingers on the canvas or you can adjust the degree of rotation in this ring. Also if you toggle on the lock button seen here it will lock the canvas at whatever rotation the canvas is currently set to.

View Mode

The view mode will allow you to view the document in different ways to see how the document will look in different modes. This is what I use when trying to see what my document will look like when exporting the file in different formats.

The different view modes that you can display the document in are vector, pixels, retina pixels, and outline.

When you choose one mode for the main view mode and one mode for the split mode you’ll get a slider that lets you see the difference between two different modes at varying points of your image.

That is pretty much all the features of the navigation studio in affinity designer for the iPad.

As always thank you for taking the time to read 💚. Know that I appreciate you and wish you all the luck in the world in your creative endeavors.

Till next time, Happy Designing 💚!

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