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    Sunset got a reaction from malyKeri in Affinity Designer on Windows (1.5.0.4)   
    Downloaded just fine :)
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from paulfromaustralia in Introduce Yourself   
    Thanks for the welcome, Andy!
     
    If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.
     
    And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).
     
    Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?
     
    Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from eikapai in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.
     
    I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from paulfromaustralia in Introduce Yourself   
    Thanks for the welcome, Andy!
     
    If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.
     
    And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).
     
    Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?
     
    Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset reacted to Mithferion in Summer Evenings...   
    Almospheric and pleasant to the eye.
     
    Very good composition. :)
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    Sunset reacted to Aammppaa in Summer Evenings...   
    Looks nice - you may have gone a bit far on the jpg compression though! Looks rather granular :)
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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Summer Evenings...   
    Using Designer to imagine sitting on a headland on a balmy summer's evening, with the warm air carrying the scents and seeds of summer high into the sky :) I made the seeds the easy way with the transform tool by selecting the centre bas point for rotation and a 15 degree angle (actually, that's how I fixed the later version, I had the rotation point slightly off centre for this version which gave a more casual feel)
     
    Changed the attachment to a very low res/smaller size

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    Sunset reacted to giantlobsterprd in Spotter's guide to stereotypes #9   
    For anyone who's been to a music gig in the last five years.
     

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    Sunset got a reaction from paulfromaustralia in Introduce Yourself   
    Thanks for the welcome, Andy!
     
    If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.
     
    And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).
     
    Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?
     
    Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from eikapai in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.
     
    I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset got a reaction from eikapai in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.
     
    I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)
     
    Hilary/Sunset
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    Sunset reacted to Aeros4 in I love this software   
    I like the idea of experimentation, like exploration, it can take us to new levels of achievement and awe inspiring places. :rolleyes:
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    Sunset got a reaction from Aeros4 in I love this software   
    My kind of page, experimenting and coming up with some excellent effects :)
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    Sunset reacted to Rossrob14 in First edit with Affinity Photo   
    Here is my first attempt at an edit with Affinity photo 1.5.

     

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    Sunset reacted to Richard622 in I love this software   
    Defenitely it is a real pleasure to work with! After trying many softwares in this price rage, i can say  that Affinity photo is unbeatable!
     
     The more i work with, the more i can see how powerful it is!

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    Sunset reacted to v_kyr in Reusing wild animal textures in AD   
    Needed a few wild animal textures for AD, so I made some custom styles for this purpose.
     

     

     

     
     
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Headlines with Attitude - Nesting AD   
    Haven't posted here for a long while, but enjoyed doing some nesting this morning with a picture I took a while back of Paris Mountain in Anglesey. I used Designer for the page including fading out the background photo. Quick and easy.
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from pioneer in Headlines with Attitude - Nesting AD   
    You have no idea how many times I had to squint at your version until I could see the difference!
     
    Very good, Alfred :D
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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Headlines with Attitude - Nesting AD   
    Haven't posted here for a long while, but enjoyed doing some nesting this morning with a picture I took a while back of Paris Mountain in Anglesey. I used Designer for the page including fading out the background photo. Quick and easy.
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from Alfred in Headlines with Attitude - Nesting AD   
    Haven't posted here for a long while, but enjoyed doing some nesting this morning with a picture I took a while back of Paris Mountain in Anglesey. I used Designer for the page including fading out the background photo. Quick and easy.
     
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    Sunset got a reaction from LilleG in Affinity Designer Workbook   
    HINT: I can make a space on one of my bookshelves to line up three of these books in due course, Designer, Photo, Publisher................ :D
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    Sunset got a reaction from LilleG in Affinity Designer Workbook   
    Good Point!
     
    It won't be my used book, though, I've just just been browsing through the tutorials/projects and I am amazed at the detail and depth and the care that has gone into this. :)
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    Sunset got a reaction from LilleG in Affinity Designer Workbook   
    Have to love insomnia, working my way through the Affinity Designer Workbook, picking up little things that I hadn't noticed before and finally understanding the purpose of artboards! I've designed three colourways of the logo for my new imaginary company and I am waiting for my imaginary client to choose one and pay me some imaginary money. Imagine is the key word with this new book, it banishes the 'white page" syndrome and feeds my imagination. 
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    Sunset got a reaction from PeanutsA in Affinity Designer Workbook   
    That's very kind of you to look! However, the Workbook would change pages all by itself too often, so I might have to settle for the one I have - the pegs come forwards, not sideways, to accommodate those v-e-r-y chunky coffee table books! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fellowes-Booklift-Copy-Holder-Silver/dp/B00006IC4E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481476357&sr=8-1&keywords=book+stand+fellowes
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    Sunset reacted to PeanutsA in Affinity Designer Workbook   
    I've ordered the book and am now wondering if I should order a coffee table from Ikea for it to go on - and see if they arrive together as Yorkshire is in its own universe  :D 
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