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Milos Micatek

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    comic book lettering, typeface design

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  1. @v_kyr I am not very familiar with scripting language. Anyway the inputs for Nanits composer are PNG files, the balloons and text with transparent background. Yes, I can rename those files later but my question was if there is an implemented batch renaming functionality which obviously is not (thanks @GabrielM for your answer). Maybe it should be added to requested features...
  2. Hello. I am working on comic book lettering and using Groups to prepare the balloons for future slicing to PNG format (they are inputs for comic book composer we are developing). I try to keep it clean and organized by using simple naming code "LANGUAGE platform ###" e.g CZE mobil 001, CZE mobil 002, etc. Sometimes I need to split the ballon and/or add new one which messing up the order. I usually put there an extra letter (001a, 001b...) but I would prefer to keep numbers only. Is there any chance to rename all groups in 1 step by defining syntax I described above? I found the batch renaming for Slices is not possible but what about the Groups, Layers...?
  3. I couldn't find any topic related to this item... so I'm asking here. Is it possible in Designer to show Styles as list the same way as it is in Publisher? If not, I guess it should be somewhere in the requested features for Designer (and Photo as well). Thanks for answer.
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    Typeface design (WIP)

    Sneak peek to re-lettering in Affinity Photo - retouching of the SFX for upcoming Czech translation of comic book Asgard
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    Typeface design (WIP)

    Final comparison of the SFX retouching in Affinity photo.
  6. FYI - Boolean operations added (I guess) to the latest beta release They are not in the Toolbar by default but can be added. It seems they are working OK, compounds can be created by shortcut ⌥+click on the icon.
  7. There are 2 callouts in the toolbar but I don't recommend to use any of them for comic book lettering. It would be like to use Comic Sans for lettering. Or for anything else Btw, you can always create your own assets
  8. I am testing the possibility to do comic book lettering in Publisher Beta. There is couple of methods how to create balloons and one of them is to combine 2 shapes (ellipse and tail) into 1 shape or rather create the non-destructive compound shape for future modifications. It works perfectly in Designer but I cannot find how to combine shapes (destructively or non-destructively) in Publisher. Are those functionalities dedicated to Designer only? I assume when the commercial version of Publisher is out and all three apps in suite are communicating it won't be a problem.
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    Typeface design (WIP)

    I am quite missing Assets in Affinity Photo. It would be very useful in comic book lettering when I don't have accurate font. Here is the example where I created whole alphabet in Affinity Designer (I had no time to create it as font), then I built the text in some of dialogue balloons letter by letter using Assets and then copied it to Photo which I used to adjust and do little retouching of the original artwork. Question: Is there a plan to implement Assets to Photo? And similar.... to implement Macro to Designer?
  10. For me it is simple: I paid for version AD 1.4 (if my memory serves me well) so any 1.x version / update should be for free as it was said. I am willing to pay for the upgrade 2.0 and get 2.x updates for free, if this upgrade is so significant that I will make the decision to switch to version 2.0 (I will probably buy it anyway just to support Serif :-)) But the subscription model? Well this would lead me to go back to other company’s products...
  11. Well, theoretically yes, but I use Canvas X in my regular full-time job in automotive industry, not for comic book lettering (that is just my part time job) so it could potentially legal issue.
  12. Hi MEB. Thanks for feedback. It could be great to have opportunity to break text to curves. As typeface designer I usually have the same font or very similar font in my portfolio (talking about comic book lettering fonts) so I am able to use it. Otherwise I will have to ask for the font my client which is not always possible to get it. OR retype the text and do all lettering again.
  13. Hello. Is there an option in Photo and/or Designer to convert text to curves during opening of PDF file instead of finding substitute font? I have this kind of option in Canvas X but I cannot find similar feature in Affinity... maybe I am just blind...
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    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    There are couple of pages about the cost... *sigh*... S**t up and take my money! Btw, is there any chance to get some new sneak peek video? Or "leaked" or "stolen" screenshots of Publisher?
  15. I found some old requests to add Macros to Affinity Designer, here, here and here, just starting new topic to make those requests live. I believe that Macros in AD will be appreciated by many users. Any comments from development team?