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chbrier

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  1. Does Affinity Designer have the Illustrator equivalent for: 1. Asset Export 2. Smooth tool 3. Trace 4. Shape Builder 5. Lasso Tool 6. Create Outlines Does it have the same glitch Illustrator has when sometimes you export an artboard and the dimensions are off by one pixel? Also, does it also have an issue similar to Illustrator where you will create a pattern and a thin white line will show in the pattern that doesn't actually exist? Thanks
  2. I saved it as a png. AD gives the option to save as .png. I'm designing some prints and my printer needs them as a .png or psd. I prefer to work in a vector program so my plan is to design in AD with rgb and export as png. Is this not a good plan? Thanks
  3. Hi, I created an Affinity Designer document 18" x 18" at 300 dpi. I place just text, converted the text to outlines and exported as a png. When I open the .png in Affinity Designer, the text is jagged, looks horrible. to zoom in at 100% and now it looks normal. Can someone tell me why it does that? I would think that since it's vector, it should look the same at any zoom level. Thanks
  4. I got the impression the guys at Affinity were dog people, but maybe that's what the cats want us to think, hmm?! Merry Christmas
  5. I kind of feel like Christmas came a day early! All of these cool new tips and tricks are awesome. I'm really getting more and more impressed with Affinity Designer. Thanks.
  6. Thank you Alfred. It's nice to keep discovering all the things Affinity Designer is capable of :)
  7. Thanks so much. I followed these instructions and I created exactly what you did in the image. I would like to apply the stripes to the fill, not the stroke. How do I do this? Thanks
  8. I made a circle, then I copy it and move the copy next to the first one. I can see the green line letting me know it's lined up. But if I move the copy while holding down the alt key (so I can use command-j to power duplicate, then I don't see the green lines and can't snap it to align perfectly with the first circle. What am I doing wrong? I would like to make patterns using the power duplicate method but I need to see that everything is lining up correctly. Thanks
  9. I'm watching a Chris Spooner tutorial (Retro Style Geometric Lines Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial). At about the 1:20 mark he selects the vertical stripe pattern he created and chooses the new brush icon, the art brush and creates a new brush. Then he makes a circle, clicks the newly created stripe brush and the circle is now filled with stripes that fill the circle and the strips are now circular. So, how do I do this in Affinity Designer? Thanks
  10. Let's say I want to create two sides of a circle. I use the pen tool to start creating the first half but when it's time to create the straight line, there is no guide showing me that the line is straight. I've seen tutorials in Illustrator where the guide is there so is there a setting I can set for this in AD? Thanks
  11. +1 on the Live Trace request I didn't know Inkscape had this feature. I think I will take a look at this, thanks.
  12. Hi, I'm setting up a t-shirt template. I downloaded a similar one for Illustrator that has the artboard setup as the design space for the t-shirt but it has a cutout shape of a t-shirt BEHIND this artboard and it has blocks of colored rectangles behind the cutout shape. How would I do this in Designer? Thanks
  13. I have a great setup using my smartphone for playing video and pdf tutorials. I set the smartphone up on my tripod and I watch it as I work on my laptop, great setup for me. And it's portable. I remember years ago, when I would try to prop a book up and follow the steps on my computer screen, very awkward, I don't see myself doing that again. I also used to have a great pile of adobe books, etc, that would become quickly outdated as new versions of the software came out. I just can't go back to buying software tutorial books when there are so many great online tutorials. I'm all f
  14. Hi, I just watched this Youtube Video about how to set up an Illustrator template for designing t-shirts for Merch by Amazon. The setup in Photoshop should be: 15"W x 18"H @ 300ppi (i.e. 4500 x 5400 pixels), sRGB, less than 25MB. So in the video, he says that Illustrator has PPI and Photoshop has DPI and so he sets the Illustrator document at 1080 by 1296 @ 300ppi and then says that it will export to the correct size for Photoshop (to 4500 x 5300 pixels @ 300ppi) So he exports the Illustrator document (set at 1080 x 1296) as a png, opens it up in Photoshop and the dimen
  15. I think one of the earliest requests for this was around 2014. So I really don't think most of us expect this to be rushed just to give a quick fix. There seems to be a lot of patience being shown even when there is not a lot of info being given about a time frame. Having said that, I will say that, for the most part, I like the idea of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. I especially love the price point. I really want to replace my Adobe software with Affinity and scream from the rooftops while others should do the same. I'm very excited about creating content about Affinity Desi
  16. It worked. And thank you for the quick response MEB.
  17. I created a new layer in Affinity Photo which goes to the top by default and when I try to move it to the bottom (below all the other layers) it just won't go. Instead it goes into the last layer that is already there. I've been trying to do this for the last ten minutes. What am I missing? Thanks
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