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Karl Works

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  1. I can't help but reminisce about the one GOLD graphics program; Aldus Freehand. forget adobe illustrator, the more Designer leans towards Freehand the better I will like it. ? anyone else remember that far back?
  2. this may help, make it a point to save all Affinity files to one folder, set the folder view to "Cover Flow". I call it flip through.... this allows fast thumbnail views, so if all the files in question are in that folder you will be able to 'flip through' them. see the one you want and double click it or "open with"
  3. The problem is there is no program that does just the sort and catalog for easy retrieval of assets. DarkTable is great, LightTable, Photos, even Aperture ALL have the premise of doing the photo correction within, and the sorting is a "second thought" as it were. It must be possible if it were implemented: What we would like to see in a Photo Organizational Program: Not a photo manipulator, no adjustments needed = we have programs for that. No need to copy photos into the program, just thumbnails Similar to Apple’s Aperture, but only vaguely similar. Within the Folder of Photos: we create or program creates subfolders as directed. The program is more a script to move photos from the “primary” or “imported” folder where they reside temporally till they are tagged and relocated into the appropriate “home / category” folder. This means that even with the program not running, the user can go to “photos” folder and see the sorted tree of folders; (this is not a clear description) The primary purpose of the program is simply to sort and group into folders and smart collections. Making accessible the original file for manipulation. Ease of locating, and grouping. If Affinity would do this, all documents, videos, as well as photos would be available to sort and group. Projects and tasks, as well as archive, would be made easy and direct.
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    Affinity Photo for iPad - 1.6.5

    nice to see it on windows and tablets, but is there going to be any more development on the program? while Affinity is moving wider, Adobe is still moving forward, and the features are very impressive.
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    Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!

    december 2016 --- it is now late october 2017 and what we have seen is a Sideways move to Windows and the tablet, but no further action moving forward for Designer or Photo, meanwhile, Adobe is continuing to develop features. as I look around the forum I notice the lack of activity, and as I continue to find critical restrictions in Affinity, I have been reconsidering Adobe's CC, painful as the thought is. no talk of updates to the programs, what it is now is what it will be? .... ? ... ?
  6. thanks, that does avoid rasterising, but i am still trying to get it to only effect the text, I am still "poking at it" if i find something useful i will post it back. here is a sample of one of the templates, where the letters conform to the wrinkles in the shirt, yet the text is editable.
  7. Affinity Photo. / Designer Question is; how to create an effect that resembles adobe photo’s smart layer. Specifically; to create a t-shirt mock up template. In adobe you make a smart layer that holds a mesh adjustment, with a text layer that allows changing copy, and the base layer of the model in a t-shirt. note; Holds the adjustment, so the adjustment is there and will be applied to anything in its folder, thus leaving the text/object free to be changed without changing the mesh. In Affinity I have found no way to create a layer that will hold the mesh adjustment = without rasterizing the text. and importing an adobe file redefines the "smart layer" / since there is no actual equivalent in Photo. WHY is this important? the mesh makes the text / or graphic wrap to the wrinkles and curves and around the body - so to speak, of the shirt. We are talking about doing “a step beyond” displacement and ambient occlusion. This forces one to remake the mesh for each change. = now I am thinking to try to apply the mesh to a gray layer, and change the layer blend mode, = if there were a Style that was a mesh, that would be similar, i think. any ideas on this? :blink:
  8. yes, thank you. I am trying to do much at the same time. some for textures in Blender, some for my "further education" into CAN/CAM, I have a tiny desktop CNC/Laser . that I am trying to learn all the little bits that make up the steps to make everything work. along with Blender, Photo, Designer, and all this cad stuff, I have to be careful that my head doesnt explode....
  9. Photo & Draw have come a long way in a short time, haven't opened PS in over 6 months. :P any-hoo, the question: When it comes to bump map creation, I do not want to have to add Gimp to my workflow. Gimp has built in tone map and bump map as well as plugin called Insane Bump. (any way to make that plugin work in Photo?) for 3D images, Normal, AO, Specular, and Bump Map layers are used to map onto a surface for realistic effects. In addition; a Displacement Map or Tonal Map for use in milling / CNC relief cutting, and laser engraving. It seems to me that these ends can be achieved with Affinity Designer / Photo, however; my lack of understanding of both CNC and Affinity has me at a loss. Any help?
  10. I was trying to set up the UI to my current workflow, and can't quite figure out how to save that -- other than it saves with the program = remembers windows placements. Is there a way to save multiple UI = Studio set ups -- for different workflows? Am I missing something somewhere? (again) .. thank you Affinity programers for you efforts.
  11. start with a new document, with "transparent" check box selected make a new layer and fill it with color copy or create the lines on another layer the layer with color lets you see the image better, and the object you want is on a layer with no background.
  12. currently there is only one layer lock: don't move the layer. However, to quickly lock pixels that have color, and lock pixels that are empty, and lock against changes . these four would be awesome. thanks, karl
  13. when printing more than one art board, the program wants to print one or All art boards to ONE page. can that be changed to print each art board as One page, ? thanks, karl
  14. I am used to, and would love to see this in both: click and drag the corner of the ruler to re-locate the 0-0 point to the desired position. then click twice in the corner to re-set to corner. unless there is something in preferences that I missed, thanks, karl
  15. is there any way to create and save patterns? I believe also referred to as arrays, I have found no way other than copy and duplicate, which is ridiculous way to try to work. creating patterns and seamless patterns in either Designer or Photo. ? thank you, karl