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    suntanglory got a reaction from Aftemplate in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory got a reaction from cadobir in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory got a reaction from Creativemedium in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory got a reaction from BradJMurray in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory got a reaction from Nwfackler in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory reacted to Jowday in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    Rolling my eyes. We are not supporting a poor company in a third world country that hasn't got the funds to implement such features before several years pass. Affinity got both a lot of attention and hype and went far beyond a critical mass of paying customers. They are doing just fine. Wake up and smell the coffee!
    This is not a kickstarter. You are paying customers and remember that this company is decades old and made similar more mature software with these features until recently (plus series). Did so for many years. You don't have these features because someone decided you shouldn't. Yet. Or ever. You don't know. It is all about business priorities and scaling. Designer obviously gets the least attention and features. I still don't believe Serif has the vector expertise or the required number of developers with this expertise to push Designer further in bigger steps than we have seen (tiny steps). I don't see the evidence. Publishing software was always Serifs pet project and flagship product so lets see if Designer ever gets the love and features it needs to become more than a tool for digital painters (bitmap). Niche software. Half of Designer - the pixel features - are shared with Photo. 99% of vector brushes are in fact pixel brushes. The other half is so feature weak it is depressing. The toolbar in the designer persona is mostly shapes. Shapes!
    So it it perfectly valid to air criticism and wishes here. The very high number of posts with feature requests and customers asking in disbelief why nothing happened about this and that yet tells a story about where Designer should go to evolve and serve existing and potential customers. Stiff opposition from a core base of forum users (of which ever so few are more than hobby users with simple hobby needs and no insight whatsoever into more professional use and needs) is just not what is needed for Serif or from the customers requesting these features. It is ludicrous. 
    Cheap doesn't matter. As a vector drawing program Designer is not cheap because it has so few and just basic vector features. It doesn't cost "coconut money" whatever that is. Possibly an offensive term in Sweden. Designer is a simple product and you get only what you pay for. Not much more. Besides the great user interface that Serif really did well. Many small programs are actually often overpriced when you see how much you get for four times the price in professional software. But you will never reach that level of knowledge without experience and expertise. What REALLY is expensive in the short and especially long term is workarounds. Again something hobbyists doesn't see or feel.
    So let the customers voice their concerns, wishes, criticism and input. Let Serif handle its unsatisfied (potential) customers and communicate the reasons for this and that. In a more professional tone. 
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    suntanglory reacted to Groovinhouse in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    I can't believe we are still waiting for basic warping tools not to mention (dare we dream) an envelope tool and autotrace. It's clear the Affinity team spread themselves too thin launching Publisher before finishing the basic feature set in Designer.
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    suntanglory reacted to PFraterdeus in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    Skew tool is pretty monodimensional.
    No vertical skew? No Distort, Warp, Mesh distort? These are all fundamental. This discussion goes back to 2017, for crying out loud. 
    What is going on with this???
    This is a painter’s app, apparently, not a designer’s.
    But even a painter would use a ‘perspective’ warp/distort to adjust elements in the initial sketch.
    I sure hope there’s some action happening on these very foundational, very fundamental, essential transforms.
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    suntanglory reacted to artnok in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    +1 We absolutely need this to get rid of this shitty buggy Illustrator I'm just using as a vector shape editor, and for some vector patterns. 
     
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    suntanglory reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Hi all,
    Just to reiterate as this thread is getting hijacked and going off on a tangent, to vote for this feature add a +1 to this new thread here and hopefully Affinity will pay attention:
     
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    suntanglory got a reaction from Jowday in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    This is an essential feature and I was really surprised when I learnt that it's not available in AD. Please add it!
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    suntanglory reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools   
    Any ETA on non destructive free transform, perspective and warp tools like those found illustrator/Photoshop?
     
     
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    suntanglory reacted to R C-R in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Hmmm. I could only find an Inkscape-1.0.0rc1.dmg file on the website, & I have only used it for ~20 minutes, so perhaps I have just not yet discovered how to enable its "first-rate native macOS app" features, but so far it still feels like a Windows port, still has a UI that looks & feels like it was designed in the 1990's & has not been updated since then, & does not implement many native macOS features.
    It does have a lot of tools AD lacks, but it is among the least intuitive Mac apps I have ever used & the move function of its select tool is so slow & laggy that it is all but unusable. Bizarrely, File > Open offers every folder on the startup drive, including ones it should never expose to the user, like cores, net, opt, & tmp.
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    suntanglory reacted to Andy05 in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    I think, you could just delete "Mac" in this part of the sentence.
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    suntanglory reacted to Jowday in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Exactly. Now a native Mac app in v1.0.
    And Inkscape HAS these tons of vector features people are requesting year after year in Designer so far without seeing anything. THAT is why. Just LOOK at that screenshot and amount of options and measure the distance to Affinity Designer where we are still working with sticks and stones! It is not a wishful roadmap or a wet dream. It is reality in another piece of software.
    Just to put the reality spotlight (!) on the forthcoming release of Inkscape that is feature rich. Personally I use Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 for all professional work - but I wouldn't hesitate to use Inkscape for as much as I could if my financial situation or professional needs were different. I wouldn't waste years on waiting for Serif or on pointless time consuming income reducing workarounds. Time IS money. 
    The Inkscape release notes this time are impressive. Because they really are impressive. No inflated marketing about massive improvements or "produce jawdropping results" here.
    Inkscape should focus on speed and a massive usability improvement for the next few years. The outcome could be spectacular. With the massive layoffs worldwide and the global crisis the world really need this kind of free software. 
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    suntanglory reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Agree, if we get free transform, perspective and warp tools then we'd drop Adobe in an instant
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    suntanglory reacted to RosomakPL in Designer - Free transform tool (perspective distort)   
    Could someone from the Affinity team please speak up?
    There are a lot of requests for this simple and basic tool on the forum. Virtually all are heroically ignored by the developer. For so many Designer versions, the community cannot get something that is implemented in every vector editing program.  
    To make it clear - we're not talking about AP bitmap operations but about transforming vector curves, groups and text in Designer.

    Can you finally show your customers a bit of respect and at least give a clear answer when this feature will be added or why you don't want to introduce it?
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    suntanglory reacted to markw in Affinity Photo - objects in PDF have weird outline   
    Not entirely sure why you get those thin lines around some of the Pixel layers when viewing the finished PDF in Acrobat?
    Using Preview on my Mac, your PDF looks fine, no thin lines.
    However;
    The Pixel layers in question in your sample file all have white backgrounds to them and it is at the edges of these backgrounds that the lines occur on opening the exported PDF in Acrobat Reader.
    If you set these 4 layers blend modes to ‘Multiply’ then the subsequent PDF output from Photo displays correctly in Acrobat Reader for me. Even with 'Smooth Images' turned On in Acrobat's preferences.
    But as to why this works I’ve no idea!
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    suntanglory got a reaction from Joachim_L in Affinity Photo - objects in PDF have weird outline   
    THANKS! It was anti-aliasing in Acrobat. Unchecked "smooth images" in Preferences>Page Display>Rendering.
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    suntanglory reacted to Joachim_L in Affinity Photo - objects in PDF have weird outline   
    First guess would be the anti-aliasing options in Acrobat. Have a look at the preferences of Acrobat. If this won't help, the PDF and / or .afphoto file would do to be posted here.
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