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  1. OK, context toolbar font menu is wideish thing. It would help if user could choose to only one column to be visible if desired. That is, tick mark "Show Font Name/Font Preview/Both".
  2. I think this is not much different from earlier if Character panel is what font chooser means here.
  3. As fonts are embedded in PDF it should not be necessary to rasterize PDF. Affinity should offer option to insert PDF as passthrough in addition of normal editable version (which needs fonts). I assume this is considered as Publisher feature.
  4. Filler text does not behave like normal text anyway. Soft hyphens are very useful in creating professional typography, it is just that hand tuning text is time consuming and autohyphenation would save a lot of time. That is, if your designs have a lot of text. AD is meant for short documents so soft hyphens are ok-ish. There is no ready shortcut for soft hyphen which is weird as it is used a lot. I set it to be alt+cmd+-
  5. Generally workflow is that you either do your raw editing in AP all the way (which may be a bit slowish), or you do your basic editing in LR and do just the finetuning in AP using LRs "edit with" command, which uses TIF (or PSD) as intermediate format. Importing LR content (raw with edits and keywords) is some kind of holy grail right now which could enable any DAM developer to offer easy path from LR to their own favourite DAM/developing app.
  6. That is really hard to say.. i7 is better but then most jobs can be done without problems with i5 processor. I just did some exhibition pieces with AD using mid-12 13" MBP (2.5 GHz i5, 16 GB RAM). Files were 50-90 MB, mostly vector, some bitmap fills. AD took its time opening, exporting and saving, MBP got hot and fans noisy, otherwise worked just fine.
  7. I think AP raw abilities are no better than LR. So it would make no difference if you send a TIF to AP, AP is just slower to open RAW. Naming is neither a problem as you know when format is TIF that it is AP adjusted version. But I suppose some workflows might be easier with true LR plugin.. (?)
  8. I have not found any software that can import PSD and export animated gif (besides PS).
  9. Specialized DAM does different things than LR. DAM is mostly meant for organizing graphic content for any production workflow, preferably multiuser, while LR merely catalogues and develops RAW photos (which general DAMs do not). Developing and cataloguing as one package has serious merits and LR does this best at he moment.
  10. What is "gradient adjustment"? I do not think you get seps that way. All stays in RGB.
  11. You should just convert problem text to curves and be done with it. Try to avoid that font in the future/Futura :-)
  12. Umm.. use only 3 colours? Now if you have a full colour photo in your design your job is not so easy. There used to be plugins that were intended just presenting a photo with 2 or 3 pantone colours and they sometimes gave surprisingly good results. Nowadays I guess people just reduce photos to B&W and apply a chosen colour as tone in it. I have no idea how to do it in AD, in Adobe sw it is easy.
  13. I would think Affinity Photo does not create layers as PDF format defines them. AP layers are just objects in PDF, not layers.
  14. I wish there were a way to remove blend mode and render it as normal fill when you perform booleans. I just made a series of art pieces testing there features and I could not quite nail it down. Sometimes I could reduce blending, sometimes blend effect just disappears, sometimes blend stays the same. I did try saving with old PDF levels and also exporting resulting PDF from InDesign to PDF 1.3-1.6. I guess I keep experimenting.
  15. OK right. I did not see PS banding at first as it is limited to lightest tones but when I tilt display I can see it.