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    Royk reacted to MaryAnne in To all illustrators: Can you do it all with Designer?   
    I completely understand!  Grab that iPad and get outside!  Its not a romantic notion at all; it will be a great way to get away from your desk. 
    And since the new device isn't going to be your main device, I'm going to go out on a limb and recommend the iPad.  I'm sure some of my friends are dropping dead right now as that news spreads through the universe.  The iPad is my first non-Windows computer (device?), so it was a bit different to get used to, but I was surprised how easy it was to figure out; most questions answered via a quick Google search and a YouTube video or two.  The file system still does have me baffled.  As you had mentioned, OneDrive seems the best way to transfer files back and forth.  There is a fun-factor to the iPad that the Surface Pro just doesn't have.  Maybe its the fact that the iPad is so completely different from my "work" machine?
    A Cintiq 27 . . . how cool is that?!  How do you like it?  I've never had the opportunity to try one. I've read where some of the Cintiqs have fan noise that can be a bid loud.  Do you find that the case?   How about the GTX1070 . . . is it very noisy?  As you can see, I'm sensitive to a noisy machine. 
    Happy drawing!
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    Royk reacted to gdenby in To all illustrators: Can you do it all with Designer?   
    Hi, Royk,
    Here is what I can offer.
    I have an iPad pro. There are a few Affinity features not available on the iPad, but nothing that bothers me. The interface is quite different, so I sometimes have to thrash around to find out where some settings  and commands are. I don't use the iPad much. With age, my hands and eyes are not working so well, and the touch/gesture based interface and the smallish screen are not very pleasant for doing work. The hardware does seem to me to be quite adequate for the job. 
    But when I need gestural work, Affinity w. the iPencil is wonderful. Far nicer than the Huion tablet I use w. my iMac.
    One of my daughters uses a Surface Pro for her illustrations. She's tried the iPad w. iPencil, and says it is far more responsive. She does use Adobe products, but has mentioned the licensing is getting problematic, and is happy Affinity is available.  She has tried the demo versions, and noted right away that Affinity had more blend modes. She has also said she may buy Affinity for her husband's mobile machine. I don't know what platform he is using, but he needs to do graphics for interactive educational apps.
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    Royk reacted to summersara in To all illustrators: Can you do it all with Designer?   
    Hi,
    I guess it depends on what kind of work you do in Illustrator and what tools you use to whether you could make that jump to the iPad. Im not a pro but most of the pro artists and designers I follow on Instagram who are pixel/raster based, use the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.
    I don’t follow that many vector artists but the ones I do are still using Illustrator. Designer and Illustrator don’t support each other’s native file types so you would have to export as a pdf if you was switching between them. Designer also doesn’t have a vector image trace facility if your scanning in sketch work for tracing or pixel/raster work from other apps.
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    Royk reacted to Aammppaa in 1.7 designer. Pencil tool - Close a shape?   
    Draw with Pencil, and end somewhere near where you began. Hold Ctrl to temporarily switch to Node Tool. Drag end node on to start node. Optionally, while still holding Ctrl, click with both left and right mouse buttons to smooth the newly joined node. Release Ctrl to continue with Pencil. Notes…
    Keypresses etc are for Windows - they may be different on Mac. Yes the two button click is ghastly. Yes this is a clunky workaround. Yes Serif really ought to give us a better way to close curves with the pencil tool.
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    Royk reacted to StuartRc in New Version 1.7 Update   
    With the pencil tool selected..to close the line you can hold down control to switch to node tool and drag the node to close the line...
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    Royk reacted to Mark Oehlschlager in New Version 1.7 Update   
    @Royk
    Only solution I know of is to draw the bulk of your shape with the pencil, and then switch to the pen tool to finish, either by drawing the last segment or by clicking the Close Curve button on the context toolbar.
    Perhaps there's a way to draw closed curves with the Pencil tool directly, but I am unaware of it.
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    Royk got a reaction from TextusGames in Pencil tool question - is it possible to continue drawing?   
    hey peeps,
    I would like to ask you who is playing with the beta..
    1) is it possible to continue a line with the pencil tool? So.. when you create a line, you simple start a new line where you ended your last, and the two lines merge together, just like Adobe Illustrator does.
    2) Also, does a object close itselfs when using the pencil tool and the startingpoint and endpoint merge together so it is one closed object?
    3) Is is possible to change the line you draw with the pencil tool by drawing on top of it?
    Al of this, is working in AI for years now and makes the Pencil tool THE tool to draw and create an vector illustration superfast. So far, all of this lacking in Afinity is it for me a no go to switch.
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    Royk got a reaction from SrPx in Pencil tool question - is it possible to continue drawing?   
    yep, i installed the beta and can say, this is a huge step forward (for me) with Designer. Still some strange effects when i redraw a shape but that is workable. I am very pleased with this update like this. Keep it up Affinity!!!
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    Royk got a reaction from davemac2015 in We need an POWERFULL pencil tool - my feedback   
    Hey Affinity people!
     
    First of all, Designer looks very nice. It could be my main program in the future. but it lacks here and there and this is what i would like to see.
     
    For me, as an illustrator in vector... i work with the pencil tool A LOT!. the pentool is okey, free drawing on my tablet / cintiq is 'tha best" So pencil power!
     
    Okey, i have tried this workflow and this is what is what happens for me when i do character vector work:
     
    Affinity Designer:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool.
    - The tool doesn't know that i want to do a correction.If i draw on top of the line it creates a new vector. I need to delete the whole line and do it again also when its just a small part that needs an fix.
    - Press N to switch to pentool so node icons appear on top
    - press close icon and the object is now closed.
    - press N to switch to pencil tool
    - create new line.
     
    Adobe Illustrator:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool
    - draw directly on top of the line to correct it. It will re-shape my previous action. Most of the time its just a minor fix.
    - simply hit the line somewhere, it will close.
     
    U see how powerful the pencil tool is in Illustrator vs the long and lack of workflow in Designer. In illustrator i stay in my tool an continue working non-stop where in Designer i need to switch tools and use icons.
     
    I hope this helpfull!
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    Royk got a reaction from davemac2015 in We need an POWERFULL pencil tool - my feedback   
    Hey Affinity people!
     
    First of all, Designer looks very nice. It could be my main program in the future. but it lacks here and there and this is what i would like to see.
     
    For me, as an illustrator in vector... i work with the pencil tool A LOT!. the pentool is okey, free drawing on my tablet / cintiq is 'tha best" So pencil power!
     
    Okey, i have tried this workflow and this is what is what happens for me when i do character vector work:
     
    Affinity Designer:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool.
    - The tool doesn't know that i want to do a correction.If i draw on top of the line it creates a new vector. I need to delete the whole line and do it again also when its just a small part that needs an fix.
    - Press N to switch to pentool so node icons appear on top
    - press close icon and the object is now closed.
    - press N to switch to pencil tool
    - create new line.
     
    Adobe Illustrator:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool
    - draw directly on top of the line to correct it. It will re-shape my previous action. Most of the time its just a minor fix.
    - simply hit the line somewhere, it will close.
     
    U see how powerful the pencil tool is in Illustrator vs the long and lack of workflow in Designer. In illustrator i stay in my tool an continue working non-stop where in Designer i need to switch tools and use icons.
     
    I hope this helpfull!
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    Royk got a reaction from Maria in Designer: How to close objects FAST using the PENCIL tool   
    Okey, i have tried this workflow and this is what is what happens for me when i do character vector work:
     
    Affinity Designer:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool.
    - The tool doesn't know that i want to do a correction.If i draw on top of the line it creates a new vector. I need to delete the whole line and do it again also when its just a small part that needs an fix.
    - Press N to switch to pentool so node icons appear on top
    - press close icon and the object is now closed.
    - press N to switch to pencil tool
    - create new line.
     
    Adobe Illustrator:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool
    - draw directly on top of the line to correct it. It will re-shape my previous action. Most of the time its just a minor fix.
    - simply hit the line somewhere, it will close.
     
    U see how powerful the pencil tool is in Illustrator vs the long and not niceworkflow in Designer.
     
    I will post this in the request part.
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    Royk got a reaction from davemac2015 in We need an POWERFULL pencil tool - my feedback   
    Hey Affinity people!
     
    First of all, Designer looks very nice. It could be my main program in the future. but it lacks here and there and this is what i would like to see.
     
    For me, as an illustrator in vector... i work with the pencil tool A LOT!. the pentool is okey, free drawing on my tablet / cintiq is 'tha best" So pencil power!
     
    Okey, i have tried this workflow and this is what is what happens for me when i do character vector work:
     
    Affinity Designer:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool.
    - The tool doesn't know that i want to do a correction.If i draw on top of the line it creates a new vector. I need to delete the whole line and do it again also when its just a small part that needs an fix.
    - Press N to switch to pentool so node icons appear on top
    - press close icon and the object is now closed.
    - press N to switch to pencil tool
    - create new line.
     
    Adobe Illustrator:
    - I draw my desired line with the pencil tool
    - draw directly on top of the line to correct it. It will re-shape my previous action. Most of the time its just a minor fix.
    - simply hit the line somewhere, it will close.
     
    U see how powerful the pencil tool is in Illustrator vs the long and lack of workflow in Designer. In illustrator i stay in my tool an continue working non-stop where in Designer i need to switch tools and use icons.
     
    I hope this helpfull!
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    Royk reacted to Alfred in Change stroke color by dragging foreground color into stroke color   
    With the object selected, go to the Colour panel or the Swatches panel and make sure that the stroke ring is on top of the fill circle. Choose the Colour Picker Tool and click on the fill of the object on the canvas.
     
    If you have the HSL sliders displayed in the Colour panel, you just need to move the L slider a little to the left to make the stroke a bit darker.
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    Royk reacted to Callum in Designer: How to close objects FAST using the PENCIL tool   
    Knew id forgotten something!
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