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    bpedit reacted to Andy Somerfield in Why so expensive?   
    deeds,
     
    I find this conversation tiresome, to say the least..
     
    Show me *one place* in *any* of our marketing where we say we "replace" Photoshop, or "replace" Illustrator - if there are are any, I will happily have them removed immediately..
     
    If you think that you can identify areas in which we are less capable than the products mentioned above, I absolutely guarantee I can identify fifty times more than you - we don't, and have never claimed to replace these products..
     
    Our *users*, for their *particular workflow* might claim that we are in that position - but their words are not mine..
     
    Affinity is a line of new products, with new ambitions and a new timeline - if you want a $50 Photoshop, or a $50 Illustrator at this point in time, you are in the wrong forum..
     
    A
     
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    bpedit reacted to Hokusai in Why so expensive?   
    deeds,
     
    VectorCat asked you"Is there data to support the idea that the forum is a "ghost town?" ought it be teeming with user by now, or does it take longer for software to grow a user base?" you didn't answer his question with facts only opinions. Opinions are meaningless compared to facts. Do you have any facts to support your opinions? Of course you don't because if you did, you would have said them. There are many people who visit forums and don't join but read the posts. This is very common. So you can't just look at the total number of posts or the total number of members and say "the sky is falling". 
     
    Why are you so negative and pessimistic? The Affinity team needs constructive criticism and suggestions, not unrealistic predictions of doom by some "marketing" bloke who feels the need to prophesy. The Affinity team is working hard to make their products a cut above the rest. In my opinion, they have done a great job. Sure there are some missing features and a bug here or there but that is expected of a version 1 release. There are many things that Illustrator was lacking for more than 10 years. For example even up to Illustrator 7 the ruler was on the bottom and the left side of the screen, not the top and the right (which was and is common on most applications). As well, Illustrator didn't get a trace feature until CS 2 (version 12). It took Adobe 12 versions to add the trace feature and when they did, it was simply adding the code from Streamline into Illustrator and calling it a new feature (which is lame). So don't be so hard on the Affinity team. They have done a great so far and I'm sure that they will continue to add more features and fixes things that aren't working as soon as they can. In the end it comes down to the question "Do you want to be positive and contribute to something worthwhile or do you just want to be just a negative fearmonger?" 
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    bpedit got a reaction from ronnyb in Instant Arrowhead   
    • Open the Stroke panel.
    • Click on the Pressure parameter.
    • Add points (click on the existing plot) to the graph that pops up and arrange them.
    • Use the PenTool to draw a line.
     
    You may need to adjust the line width to enhance the effect. On the pressure graph, add extra points close to existing points to force a straight line.
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    bpedit got a reaction from MattP in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Thanks for the confirmation, Matt. We can now sleep at night. Maybe the timing will coincide with Apple getting all the bugs out of Yosemite and I can feel free to upgrade.
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    bpedit got a reaction from ronnyb in Instant Arrowhead   
    Thanks for sharing. While not a complete replacement for dedicated arrowheads, it's a great example of the versatility of an existing tool. 
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    bpedit reacted to MattP in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Just wanted to reiterate our intentions here: We are aware that users want arrowheads, so we are aiming to put them in as soon as we are able to. I'm very sorry if this deficiency is affecting your productivity and fully intend to get this addressed.
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    bpedit reacted to ronnyb in Instant Arrowhead   
    Found this neat trick playing with the pressure setting of a stroke...
     

     
    Can also be used for tails...
     
     
     
    Wouldn't use it for long paths though, it gets tricky to edit the shapes as it's mapped onto a narrow palette. Still fun for signage and as a design element, not technical illustration....
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    bpedit got a reaction from Raskolnikov in Scaling objects by a percentage   
    Nice feature, thanks for sharing. Any idea why the equals sign is necessary? Cinema 4D, a well constructed animation package, has a robust version of this feature, no entering of equals needed.
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    bpedit reacted to ronniemcbride in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Ohh man I know this not like having vector arrow heads but you could just make your own "Texture Intensity Brush"  I think it would solve your problem until they implement that feature. I hate to see you blow a gasket over a arrow head option.
     
     
    Here, I made you a couple just import this brush set. Adjust the stroke, modify the butt cap. and change the color. This should least give you the basics and you can use it with a brush, pen or a pencil.
     
     

    Arrow heads.afbrushes.zip
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    bpedit got a reaction from idraw in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit got a reaction from idraw in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit got a reaction from ZVK in Entering values beyond "limits"   
    A lot of value-adjusting sliders in AD max out at a certain value. But, for some of them, you can enter values into the input boxes that are greater than the slider value. For example, if the Inner Shadow Radius slider max value of 100% isn't enough, enter a higher value in the text box.
     
    This doesn't work with all parameters of course, 100% opacity is as much as you can expect for example. Nice software.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Jobalou in Tutorial - 3D LOTUS FLOWER - LIGHTS AND SHADOWS   
    Thank you for taking the time and sharing. You serve as not only a resource for using Designer but offer insights into the creative process.
     
    Byrne
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    bpedit reacted to Jobalou in Tutorial - 3D LOTUS FLOWER - LIGHTS AND SHADOWS   
    Hi to all,
    Learn how to do a 3D simulation of a Lotus Flower in the Affinity Design. Learn the usage of lights and shadows. Enjoy.
    :) 
     

     
    http://youtu.be/JzPWNKpibgk
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    bpedit reacted to Jobalou in Another tutorial... learning 3 types of shading   
    Hi "bpedit",
    Thank you for your kind words.
    To see the colours icon its easy:
    1-Go to Menu "View" and select "Customise Tools"
    2- A new menu appears to choose and drag tools for your palete tools. In the bottom you must choose "2" columns (that's the way I like my menu appearance).
    3- After "close" automatically the Colours Icon appears.
     

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    bpedit got a reaction from Jobalou in Another tutorial... learning 3 types of shading   
    Got it, thanks. I tried the 2 columns earlier but didn't know you had to close before the icon would appear.
     
    I tried some shading but it was looking a bit blotchy. Then applied a little blur and it was perfect. Nice app.
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    bpedit got a reaction from Raskolnikov in Scaling objects by a percentage   
    Nice feature, thanks for sharing. Any idea why the equals sign is necessary? Cinema 4D, a well constructed animation package, has a robust version of this feature, no entering of equals needed.
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    bpedit reacted to Jobalou in Another tutorial... learning 3 types of shading   
    Hi people,
    Hoping to help as many artists as possible ... here's another tutorial made by me for understanding certain tools available inside Affinity Design. I'm sure I'm not being exhaustive, these are three ways that I know and found out and they serve me well for my professional work. There must be other ways of working the shadows and highlights. I hope it is easy to you to understand.
    Enjoy
    http://youtu.be/Hb83LpJTxBg
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    bpedit got a reaction from idraw in Arrowheads please. . .   
    Wow! Affinity Designer looks very good from the git-go. It's fast, well organized and pleasant to use. The text handling has some excellent features already. Scrolling through the font menu and watching selected text change live, quite a treat. 
     
    The main addition it needs for me to replace AI is arrowheads. I don't need a lot of useless style options such as Adobe offers, just filled triangles that have some adjustment options.
     
        •  placeable on beziers as well as straight lines
        •  auto scale to line thickness
        •  user adjustable scale acting on default size  (+% and -%, i.e.)
        •  user adjustable head angle (again, maybe relative to default)
     
    And maybe, if not too much trouble:
        •  an option to have arrowhead extend line OR
               have the line shorten to place the arrow tip at the end of the original segment.
     
    Thanks for listening,
    Byrne
     
    [edit] P.S. Another discussion of arrowheads suggests ability to round corners. Not strictly necessary for me but nice. Acts on all three corners, maybe adjustable as a proportion of the arrowhead's size.
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    bpedit reacted to ronniemcbride in Add a Lighter/Brighter UI-mode (implemented)   
    No complaints here. I'm 40 and well, dark...works for me :P  I did notice an option in the preferences for changing the the size of the icons in the UI but they don't seem to do anything. Ugh, I am not  looking forward to the day when "dark" UI does not look good to me anymore. hehe
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