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  1. As soon as I call the NIK plugins, the fonts are updated and Affinity Photo 1.7 needs to be quit without any way to save the former work. Any ideas?
  2. Im working on a document in APub Beta on macOS 10.12.6 (16G2016). If I use floating text over 40 pages with multiple text frames and insert some pictures and graphics with custom wrappings APub slows down extremely and the fan of my iMac27 (4 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB) start to spin like crazy even if I only scroll. It seems to be caused by rendering the whole document on every event (scrolling, inserting text, etc.) I redesigned the document and use only text frames without floating from one page to the next. And behold... no time consuming rendering. Everything works fine. The slow document with floating text is appr. 2.2 MB the one that works fine is appr. 700 kB. All images/graphics are linked and not embedded. CPU in macs Activity Monitor App sometimes reaches over 500%. Another side effect is the slow rendering of the previews in the pages panels. Rendering-Problem.mp4 Any ideas how to use floating text without this side effect???
  3. Hey @Pauls I sent you a personal message because of the confidentiality.
  4. Thanks for your considerations Bruce. At this point in time I've a workaround. I don't use floating text in linked text frames and it seams to work.
  5. Hey @Old Bruce, thanks for your reply! Yes I've placed the text frames on individual pages. Created with the double-click on the little link triangle. I have no text frame on the master pages. Yes, the effect occurs also when I double-click on the page preview. I've already tested all settings (Software, OpenGL Basic, OpenGL and Metal) in the performance panel. Same behavior. Even opening the file, which is only 2.2 MB, from a local drive takes 10 seconds.
  6. Hallo @dainese, ich habe deinen Beitrag erst jetzt gesehen. Wenn das Tastaturkürzel ⇧⌘E nicht funktioniert versuche es doch bitte mal über das Menü: Ich habe dir hier mal ein Beispiel deiner Zeichnung mit Historie als AD-Datei angehängt: Arbeiten-mit-erweiterten-Konturen.afdesign Keep on drawin' Norbert
  7. In this short quick tip i'll demonstrate how to create simple parallel outlines with expand stroke and geometric functions in Affinity Designer. Parallele-Außenkonturen-720.mp4
  8. With these simple hatching styles you can hatch your vector objects in Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo. Affinity Publisher Beta seems not working yet (previews looks strange on my machine). DOWNLOAD: https://mensch-mesch.com/download/affinity-designer-schraffuren-hatchings/ With the red styles you can easily change the color of the hatching while using an adjusment layer recolor. Keep on drawin' Norbert
  9. Hey @Kaffeepause, I've just added a little example Affinity Photo file (Papierabriss.afphoto). Just play with the different layers and you will get the idea. The vector calendar is just the base for the rasterized pixel calendars. For the top and the bottom paper I've inverted the mask layer (⌘ i on a Mac). Keep on drawin' Norbert Papierabriss.afphoto
  10. You may have seen this video on YouTube about Affinity Publisher Beta v. Adobe InDesign. which is in my opinion a massive fail. Affinity Publisher isn't a copy of of InDesign. It's a different operation concept. Think different! I really like what I've seen and tested so far in APub - very good job! To solve the problem of the video I've nested picture frames inside the beautiful symbols and with one click you've added a picture to all linked triangles as shown in this demonstration: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1x5G9JD5bLlmhiIYhQWnAoigEL1Q7LhZx Keep on drawin' Norbert
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    Forget me not - Focus combination (Stack)

    Hey John! Thanks for your comment. After several tests I would say it isn't necessary on this particular image to take 40 single images. In addition to many other parameters the aperture and focus difference in my OM-D has a huge impact on the amount of single frames. Norbert
  12. This image was stacked and edited in APh 1.6.7 out of 40 single photos.
  13. Simple colorized glass spheres created with Affinity Designer BETA Glaskugeln.mp4 You can download the sample file here. Keep on drawin' Norbert
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    AD - Sketching a belt buckle

    A few lines and effects in Affinity Designer's Draw Persona, a few brush strokes with the @Frankentoon brushes in Pixel Persona and the idea for a belt buckle takes shape. There is still a little work on the pixel drawn belt buckle but I think for a first idea which takes only a few minutes it's okay. Gürtelschnalle.mp4
  15. TokyoCard-Symbols-AffinityDesigner.mp4
  16. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to draw psychedelic, checkered patterns in Affinity Designer 1.6.1 using the Geometric operations. Keep on drawin' Norbert
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    Simple hatching styles | Einfach Schraffur Stile

    Just a sample on how to use the hatching styles. Beispiel-Twitter.mp4
  18. Hallo @Eishle, wie von den anderen schon beschrieben kannst du bislang noch keine ai oder eps Pinsel importieren. Wenn du die eps jedoch öffnest kannst du natürlich selbst daraus neue Pinsel über den herkömmlichen Weg (Export als png) erstellen. Leider muss du dann natürlich sämtliche Einstellungen für die Pinsel selbst vornehmen. Keep on drawin' Norbert
  19. With this free template you can use the cool symbols function from Affinity Designer in Affinity Photo on you desktop and on your iPad. Download This tutorial demonstrates the use of the template Have fun to draw your own seamless repeating patterns. Norbert
  20. With this Affinity Designer template you can create your own Dodecahedron 2019 Calendar. If you want to plot just the Dodecahedron you can export the plot data as a SVG-File only. (I use this template on a Brother ScanNCut Plotter thats the reason why I choose 96dpi as resolution.) If you want to use my calendar template you can print only the print data, which you will find in the layers Druckdaten and Plotmarken. (I use the plot marks to justify my plotter) You can download the template here: Affinity Designer – Dodecahedron Calendar 2019 Keep on drawin' Norbert
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    Dodecahedron Calendar 2019 - Plot and print template

    If added a tutorial on my YouTube channel which demonstrates how to draw the dodecahedron with polygon shapes with five sides.
  22. Hey @Serge R, THX for your comment! I've just added a new version of my little SVG Calendar Generator. You can now copy the SVG Data direct to your clipboard and paste it direct into your Affinity application. Note! You should enable Copy items as SVG on the General tab in your Preferences in Affinity Designer. SVG-Calendar-Direct-copy-to-clipboard-3.mp4 Keep on drawin' Norbert
  23. With my free SVG Calendar Tool (https://svg-tools.mensch-mesch.com/calendar/) you can create different types of SVG Calendar Templates (Scalable Vector Graphic) for all Affinity products. This tool is not perfect but it will possibly safe a lot of time. Hope you like this simple tool Keep on drawin' Norbert
  24. I've just added a switch to change the start of the week from Sunday to Monday to my little free #SVG #calendartool. https://svg-tools.mensch-mesch.com/calendar Keep on drawin' and have fun to create your own calendars with your Affinity software! Norbert