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  1. You know Adobe bought Freehand, right? So… Illustrator didn’t innovate as you think.
  2. Did you see something like that in the past? I mean... I can't recall if this has been done before. My vector design tool of choice was Aldus Freehand 8 back in the old days, and it was revolutionary with the knife tool and perspective features. I think this is the first time I have seen something like this. Am I wrong?
  3. You were very brave trying to do that with live text! I don’t even think that’s possible. The way I always do it is converting the text in curves first then make the cuts and colors. It would be amazing if you can do that with editable text!
  4. Impressed. Works perfect! The fact that create the fills as standalone vector parts is insanely good.
  5. Here are powerful online alternatives: (FREE OF CHARGE) https://svgco.de/ https://svgstorm.com/app https://www.visioncortex.org/vtracer/
  6. I was recommending an affordable option capable of doing tracing in a very usable and productive way. 300 dollars for one trick pony is unacceptable and asking $10 monthly is why I ended up here buying Affinity instead of Adobe. Regarding the accuracy of the vector result, I was honest when I said "The manual editing after export is minimal." Acknowledging that you in fact will need to work around the result. Thanks for pointing out Vectorize! App (by the same developer of Logoist) I didn't recommend it for a reason. When using Logoist you get better results than with Vectorize! Why? I really can't answer that one, I just can tell you the results aren't that good. Remember this is a forum for resources, so if you find something you think the community should know, share it here; if it's not for you then life goes on. I thought it was good to share for the great quality and the price. Have a good one, mate.
  7. I bought all the most usable vectorizers for Mac out there, so you don't need to and in my experience (working with complex raster pictures to vectorize) I can positively tell you with confidence that the more powerful yet to achieve that goal is one app not many people take seriously. The app is called Logoist, and it's the most versatile and powerful vectorize tool in the market for Mac. Be confident that Logoist will be powerful enough to get you the best SVG output. The manual editing after export is minimal.
  8. Exactly. I give up trying to explain here. Artboards are needed as a default feature on all apps.
  9. Download Vectornator App (is a free app) see if the same vector make the app crash too. Is that happen then your vector is the problem. First you need to solve that problem with some tools already included in Affinity Designer. Let me know how it goes and I will help you with your Vector.
  10. In short answer it can't be done as easy as one click. The good news is that you can use the new tools of Version 2 to achieve this effect. like in the video: drop-move_final.mp4
  11. I upgraded my monitors to a curved ultra-wide one so no I can't tell if that will still happen or not. I don't have any issues with this large monitor now. Thanks for asking.
  12. I found this in the settings, but it seems to not be working well. Is this the only way?
  13. I need to have all elements in the Affinity Publisher document. I share projects on different servers and locations and when one of the team opens a project and a window says" files are missing" the whole day is a mess. Is there a way to avoid this? Creating a project that stores all elements together will work better for us. Is there a way or a setting for it please share. Please don't explain why the file link is better or why it's designed that way. I understand this is not a flaw or a bad implementation. I just need to know how to manually create a document that doesn't use file links. Thanks for understanding.
  14. You can do that with one click on Pixelmator Pro. That's basically the newest feature now. I always have Pixelmator on the side for specific needs. One click background remover, editable PSD exports and video photo FX. Basically you can save a lot of time with those one click features.
  15. It’s happening to me too. I re-installed the old versions to see if it was a problem with Ventura OS (newest macOS) or it was the Affinity apps. I use Tech tool Pro for verifying the health of the drive and inspected the resources of the version 2 apps as well. Here’s an interesting found… Turning off all internet connections on my machine and basically blocking it from the web makes the apps work better after a soft system reboot. That means only the essentials without the internet were working in order to version 2 start behaving better. The problem was still there, but it was lightly better with this environment. Version 1 was outstanding with the same conditions. With and without internet Version 1 was fast, useful and productive. So, this is my theory. I am a developer too so, I think this new version (I didn't open this app with Xcode or any other program analyzer yet) is using a large amount of code from a server to help some of the tool executions inside the app shell. For example, in one of my latest developed apps a color picker app is using a server connection to create gradient progress of the selected colors and show the user a code for the preferred language to export as a color picker. It's a simple and small app, but it uses an online server to run. I’m not saying this is happening here but, Little Snitch (an app to track behind the scenes' internet actions) is showing a constant connection. If that’s true… Affinity needs to update the servers to a faster one or use a sandbox layout to bring half of the code within the app. In other words, that’s why Adobe is a cloud server overall that uses their apps as content shells now. Everything is running on servers. So, maybe the solution will be to create a super large app to run flawlessly, or to clean up the code and give them a better answer. Anyway… it’s driving me crazy the way it has been responding V2 lately. Hope this gets resolved soon.
  16. It’s annoying man. I’m an Affinity apps user since their debut. I bought the Universal license without thinking because I want to support them and keep using their software. The things I am dealing with Version 2 aren’t not even main issues. Are small issues like beach ball from hell and crashing that is between me and productivity. They need to fix this ASAP. I’m even thinking to installing Version 1 again until these issues get fixed.
  17. This is happening lately. I wanted to record it to document it here because it's not been addressed before, and I think is going to get worse in time. In Version 1 I never had this problem and now every time I want to copy and paste I need to wait for the app to think before doing it. Like something is going behind the scenes before pasting. Here is a video: Albertkinng-01-11-2023.mp4
  18. So? In which way do you think your comment helped people with the same app issues? Just wondering.
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