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    North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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    Drawing/Illustration (Traditional & Digital), Entrepreneurship (Full Time), Automation (AppleScript), Social & Environmental Enterprises, Philanthropy (The Venus Project) and Hiking Scenic Trails in Nevada.

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  1. Even though it will be hobby, I do intend to be a multimedia powerhouse on an iMac Pro, with Affinity Trio being for digital art and graphic design work. 5 to 10 years ago, trying to be a one man multimedia production was way out of most price ranges. From my earliest childhood memories to now, the cost for quality software and hardware has dropped precipitously. I immensely grateful Serif decided to launch the Affinity software lab to create these applications.
  2. Thank you for sharing this @AffinityAppMan ! After I get through being well developed with traditional drawing, I am going to solely use the affinity photo, designer, and publisher. This is a perfect complement until Serif makes their own DAM. I am really glad you shared this tool.
  3. Also, another image reference would be pixabay.com free photo images. The only way there is going to be an expansion of this feature is if everyone pushes for it in the next update or two in the affinity timeline.
  4. Hehe, Adobe is getting mighty nervous. When the Affinity Suite reaches its full potential through updates, the majority of graphic designers and digital artists will probably shift over and put a noticeable dent in Adobe's profits for creative cloud. I don't like paying for software I don't use. The only separate plan Adobe has is for photographers, not for graphic designers. I got both Workbooks on my desk right now. Since Digital art is a hobby right now, I am not required to use photoshop. Thank to the Serif Team I can export as a photoshop file when I decide to do digital art full time.
  5. I checked the available options for the Stock Panel in Affinity Photo and can only see "shutter stock" as available. It would be wonderful if there were many more than just one option. One addition I would like is for Story Blocks images database to be included as well. Here is the link to Story Blocks: https://www.storyblocks.com/stock-image I have included an attachment of the Stock Panel to show you what I am referring to. If anyone else has requests for image databases to be included, please list them here to avoid unnecessary duplicate threads expanding on this feature.
  6. I just got my copy of the book today, well packaged. And this time I did not have any theft issues that happened with the Affinity Designer workbook. I am very happy it came so quickly. Thank you Affinity Serif Staff for making a true competitor to the adobe suite. I am going to go through the whole book and experience just how far I can push this software. These workbooks are better organized than the Adobe Classroom books I went through in college.
  7. Thank you Serif for making these applications! The monthly subscription Adobe has is a serious drain. That and the "bugginess" of the apps. This soon to be complete trio will be all I need for my creative hobby. I don't like paying for apps I will never use. Adobe apps get expensive really fast. The 12 month contract lock in adobe has is also financially and practically a PITA. Thanks again for bringing in high quality challengers to the market. @TonyB
  8. I don't mind learning scripting languages. Javascript tutorials are easy to find. After searching, so is python. Codeschool.com and Codecademy.com are two good resources to learn either. These are what I will use.
  9. This is definitely a great questions to ask. I know plenty of sites I could learn Javascript from.
  10. Remember folks: Only Chuck Norris can defeat Chuck Norris.
  11. Yahoo! Thank you for letting me (and Us) know about this so early. Don't worry I can be patient. I understand the average publishing time can take a year or more in some cases. Edit: Your profile picture reminds me of Chuck Norris (Walker Texas Ranger, an american modern western).
  12. I love the copy of the Affinity Designer Workbook I paid for and makes me very confident as a lay user. Especially with the natural progression and clear instructions it has. Down to graphic layouts of the keyboard short cuts. Are you guys (affinity staff) planning to do two more "Work Books"? One for Photo and one for Publisher? That would be a very wonderful situation to be in for graphic designers. A complete library of the affinity apps as desk references would make our jobs easier. I understand Publisher is going to take a while, but when it does I will be thoroughly grateful. I am most concerned about getting Workbook for Photo at this point. I can wait for publisher. I used to be trained to use Adobe InDesign back in college, so I know the challenges you face for Publisher. Are you guys open to making Workbooks for Affinity Photo & Publisher as well?
  13. Thank you for creating this PDF Manual, I was looking for a comprehensive resource for Photo until the Affinity Team comes out with a workbook for Photo. Thanks again!
  14. Hey AD Staff, are you going to create a similar book for Affinity Photo? I really like what you did with the Affinity Designer Workbook and will go through over this weekend.
  15. I bought my book last week and can't wait to get my hands on it and plow through it to create amazing art I hope Affinity Photo & Publisher will have their own books as well. Then again, I am in the U.S. so it may take a couple weeks at least.