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  1. If I understand Petar's request #1, it's that all Global colors be labeled with their respective color components (CMK or RGB.) That's a minimum. I would prefer ALL swatches be thus labeled… and possibly editable to give the color a reference… all leaves, all pencils, etc.. In addition there must be a way to select a spot PMS color by typing its reference#. And the document swatch file must be available in list form with labels at all times. Color overprinting should be on an object-by-object basis. Or the object selection should override the swatch designation. Or both. Full-color printing or video art are not as demanding as spot color or flexographic art where every object is a specific ink or combination. AD should be as suitable as Illustrator. I would like AD to do simple jobs accurately. Affinity photo does a good job at refining photos, but right now, I find Affinity Designer makes simple print jobs more challenging than necessary. I would love vector blending and envelope distortion, but Designer has to handle color(s) better. Or at least let me know where I can find out what I'm missing. This is not in criticism of Perar's observations. His are more sophisticated and include things that Adobe has recently made available
  2. Not yet in Affinity. Illustrator is a monster! Just about anything you can imagine can be done. Affinity does almost everything you need get done. Vector blending will be a welcome addition.
  3. A really clear demo.It will still take me several times to get straight. But the information is all here.
  4. I would add support for spot color duotones. I don't believe a photo can be printed in, lets say, metallic gold much less gold and black. This is a necessity in packaging, flexographic printing, or high-end graphics. Not everything is just cmyk or rgb.
  5. Hi. I found this topic of interest also. I have not (yet) found the eclipse context menu that would control the length of the arc. However, I was able to draw a circle with a stroke > convert to curves > select a node with node tool > delete. This removed a segment of the circle between two nodes. Subsequent segments can be removed in set same manner. Placing a node on the path with the pen tool will control how much of the path gets removed. This is very close to the performance of the scissors tool in Illustrator. Similar results can be had using the crop tool. But I found that this was non-destructive and the "deleted" segments were invisible, but still there, just masked. I am not sure if I have misunderstood Alfred or GabrielM but I am submitting this in case it is different and can be of use. The color path is done with the Vector Crop Tool. The black segment with deleted segment of path. Segment tests.afdesign
  6. These simple "shadows" are no problem. What we are waiting for is a vector morph/blend that creates a shadow that fades in the contour of the original. This would help make the lightening bolt shadow more convincing. In any case, while the results look interesting and attractive, they look like extrusions rather than shadows which is OK. But this will improve when AD is able blend vector shapes. That's something Macromedia's Freehand could do. One day, AD will be able to also.
  7. Nivrams

    Affinity Publisher - Sneak Preview

    Will there be font auto-activation? It's something Designer and Photo could use. It seems to me that with a page layout application, font auto activation would be a must. And a decent color management system.
  8. To really be pro applications, Affinity will have to work with a font manager that auto-activates. But we will still support Affinity as the Adobe Alternative. Color management is also problematic. I struggle to understand it. I wonder if others do.
  9. owenr, thanks. It was right there and I didn't see it. I'm not sure what this feature is for. The pen tool makes accurate paths that can be used to erase along a straight edge. And thanks to RC-R. For some reason the stabilizer was engaged only when I used the eraser tool. I never got the stabilizer as being a function available to many, if not all brushes. Thanks again for sharing.
  10. When I attempt to use the eraser tool in Affinity Photo ( not the background eraser tool) I get the tool shape with a "string" dragging a "+" which does the actual erasing. It is impossible to control with any precision as there is a lag in distance and direction. The background eraser erases on contact, as expected. I have attached a diagram of the problematic tool. The circle is the tool size and the idea is to drag the "+" over whatever you want to erase. Imagine the red line is a string (not a rigid stick or rod) that only permits you to drag the +. It is a great challenge and would probably make a good game, but I am having difficulty actually using it. Where have I gone wrong. Eraser tool.afdesign
  11. Yea. I would like to know, too. Selecting and applying colors to selections in AD & AP is a pain. At least for me, and ianstudio. Creating and selecting swatches & global corps and PMS colors, and just about any color are process that elude my understanding. What seems intuitive and strait forward in Photoshop remains a mystery in affinity. Working with photos is not so bad. I can understand the creation of shapes in AD. But color swatches and "global color" escape me.
  12. Thanks. I will work with this. I don't quite understand how the entire square is modified by the symbol engine. But I will work on it.