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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Vector Assets: Flakes   
    Vector Assets from Inktober 2019 
    Added a set of snowflake assets to resources
    60 Snowflakes (Compounds and grouped objects)
    30 Basic Elements (So you can make your own!)
    Assets file containing all vector elements and some adjusted shapes

    Attached file includes Asset Library and AD file as pages below:

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    BobsDaubs reacted to Mensch Mesch in APub - Calendar Templates 2020   
    Here you will find some calendar templates for Affinity Publisher in DIN A2, DIN A3 and DIN A4 format (portrait or landscape). All templates have a bleed of 3 mm.
    You can change the colors of background, weekdays, weekends and months with the custom color palette (Kalender | Calendar) in the swatches studio.

    You can change the the fonts via the custom font styles in the font studio.
    MONATSTITEL = Month title
    Wochenende = weekend
    Wochentage = weekend

    The template have a master for each month and a background.
    You can download the templates here:
    German: https://mensch-mesch.com/download/affinity-publisher-kalender-vorlagen-2020/
    English: https://mensch-mesch.com/download/affinity-publisher-calendar-templates-2020/
    Other languages:
    For other languages please use the find and replace text function in Affinity Publisher.
    If you don't know how to use this function watch this tutorial: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/337309804/
    Keep on drawin'

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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project InkBrush: Vector Assets   
    Vector Assets for InkBrush Project
    30 new sample elements from latest drawings

    Extended Vector Assets set to include some new vector texture elements used so far in Inktober 2019
    As previously the set is not applied to assets library but released as a single Affinity Designer File 
    15 Compound Textures (Red)
    15 Placement Textures (White)

    ProjectBrush_1.7 - Document_Texture_Mixed_Assets_02.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project InkBrush: Vector Assets   
    Vector Assets for InkBrush Project 
    Added a mixed set of vector patterns to supplement Inkbrush Project 07 containing:
    Geometric pattern textures (Red)
    Organic pattern textures.(White)
    I was going to add these into an asset library but the compound paths may be a bit too large...So I have done it the old way as 'letraset sheet'

    AD 1.7 file contains 2 pages consisting of 50 vector patterns created directly from inkBrush sets for Geometric and Organic Brushes
    Sample images as below

    ProjectBrush_1.7 - Document_VectorPatterns_Mixed_Assets_01.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush inkBrush Set 07   
    Project Brush inkBrush Vector -Render [Texture]
    Added textured versions of the Render Brush Set

    Zip File with 30 Vector Brushes 
    Sample PDF as attached
    Samples as below:

    inkBrush - Vector - RenderTexture.zip
    ProjectBrush - Document_Vector_RenderTexture_01.pdf
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in inkBrush - Vector Paint Sample Set [Project Set 12]   
    Inkbrush 07 and Project Set 12 
    Added new 5 new sets of Vector brushes to library based upon work for Inktober 2019 and Camouflage II with some help from the supplementary Vector Assets library

    Sample set inkBrush Vector Paint as below consisting of the first 6 brushes from each of the 5 set (30/150)
    Red:Render and Linear II extensions for inkbrush Project 07
    White: Vector Texture Sets 01, 02 , 03  Project Brush Set 12

    Vector Paint Sample Set 01.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Creating Vector Brushes   
    Project Assets and sample brushes
    Added a small assets Library containing the vector objects used and a small sample set of inkBrush (vector Brushes) created for the inktober 2018 project
    Brushes created in 1.65 AD not 1.7 (beta)
    Sample sheet as below:

    Assets - Create_Vector_Brushes.zip
    Create - Vector -Brushes.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Creating Vector Brushes   
    Added a PDF tutorial describing some of the methods to create vector brushes from a personal perspective.
    Some of the techniques are a bit unconventional.. but I hope you find it useful!
    Created using AD and APu (1.7 beta)
    Sample pages as below:

    Create Vector Brush_06.pdf
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    BobsDaubs reacted to Granddaddy in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    @Patrick Connor said "There is an Affinity Photo Desktop and Affinity Photo iPad channel on VimeoPro already I have no idea why there is not an equivalent for Designer, Designer iPad and Publisher, other than the time it takes to do. I will push for some consistency."
    For Affinity Photo I hope you will also push for some organization to the display of those tutorials. At this moment for Photo Desktop there are 7 pages with 9 tutorials each plus an 8th page with one tutorial. The pages are not numbered so there is no way to orient yourself within the random display. The videos are not in any discernible order so there is no efficient way to browse for something you might need.  The date of posting is not shown so you cannot tell if any particular video is new or months old. The Search box is not very useful unless you know exactly what you are looking for. You are probably better off using some general web search engine to find Affinity Photo tutorials instead of going directly to the Affinity page on Vimeo. Also, there is no way to download the tutorials.
    The iPad page is worse as the moving ribbon of tutorials is grayed out in my Vivaldi browser and so barely readable and extremely difficult to browse.
    I wish Affinity had not hidden its old Photo tutorials when 1.7 was released. There were some 225 tutorials at that time. Surely they are not all considered outdated. I myself downloaded most of them when that was possible since I've learned never to depend on any company to keep useful information online. Fortunately at least one individual with his own web site prepared an organized list of the old Vimeo tutorials and that is still available.
    I greatly appreciate @Alfred's work in preparing an organized list of official Affinity Publisher tutorials.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to Alfred in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    Basic Operations: Start with the basics of using Affinity Publisher.
    UI overview: Explore the Affinity Publisher user interface.
    https://vimeo.com/285242938/483331a68f (04:15)
    New publication: Set up your publication for desktop printing or electronic/print-ready PDF delivery.
    https://vimeo.com/285249440/d386863211 (03:06)
    Open and import: Open an existing publication or import PDFs.
    https://vimeo.com/285249814/bba611737f (01:55)
    Pan and zoom: Navigate around your document for focused editing.
    https://vimeo.com/336783904/3c17276890 (03:05)
    Selecting: Edit one or more objects by object selection.
    https://vimeo.com/337259737/1d633e56f3 (02:11)
    Moving, resizing and rotating: Transform objects on the page or via Transform Panel.
    https://vimeo.com/337260283/3a25bff5b9 (03:29)
    Page Layout: Establish the basic building blocks of your publication.
    Pages: Add single or two-page spreads to your publication and navigate between them.
    https://vimeo.com/337263766/4b0f1c776d (08:28)
    Master pages: Find out how master pages can be created and applied in Affinity Publisher.
    https://vimeo.com/337264378/9fdfe94753 (11:55)
    Sections: Divide your publication logically into separate sections (e.g., preface, TOC, chapters).
    https://vimeo.com/337265458/39b45251d5 (04:42)
    Page numbers: Add page numbering and section names to master pages for page navigation.
    https://vimeo.com/337266962/342e111972 (05:21)
    Rulers, ruler guides and column guides: Position ruler and column guides on your master/publication page to snap to.
    https://vimeo.com/337279962/09f54643ca (08:29)
    Baseline grids: Vertically align text baselines using a document, text frame or table baseline grid.
    https://vimeo.com/337282841/44ee40aac4 (07:08)
    Picture frame tools: Add picture frames to place an imported image or document into.
    https://vimeo.com/337286114/d5cd9db143 (04:38)
    Placing content: Add images and other Affinity documents to your page or picture frame.
    https://vimeo.com/337292835/a696f6561c (11:02)
    Linking and embedding: Find out how you can link or embed your placed images and documents.
    https://vimeo.com/337294349/bdafe26d6d (04:54)
    Pinning: Make images move with reflowing frame text as your story develops. Also great for picture frames, tables and text frames.
    https://vimeo.com/337296999/64c0ff04ac (06:34)
    Assets Panel: Use the panel to store your own custom assets (e.g., text frames and picture frames) for later use.
    https://vimeo.com/337297740/f5455d094 (03:42)
    Shape tools: Introduce geometric shape to your page for visual interest.
    https://vimeo.com/337298520/9f9dcfe543 (05:14)
    Text Tools: A look at the text tools available to add title, body copy and decorative text.
    Simple text: Add text to the page in Affinity Publisher and apply some text styles.
    https://vimeo.com/337299232/f44b1dfb2f (04:14)
    Frame Text Tool: Set up your text frame and introduce body copy to it.
    https://vimeo.com/337299876/5325d8d8d9 (07:04)
    Linked text frames: Flow text through placed text frames to keep your story text connected.
    https://vimeo.com/337302558/d4b6753766 (11:02)
    Text styles: Use text styles for consistent heading and paragraph text in Affinity Publisher.
    https://vimeo.com/337305725/9ed388fb02 (17:09)
    Text wrapping: Make text flow around overlapping images, picture frames, text frames or tables.
    https://vimeo.com/337308529/d30c896561 (05:01)
    Text on a path: Artistic text can follow a line, curve or outline of a shape.
    https://vimeo.com/337309094/f89267a279 (04:28)
    Artistic Text Tool: Add scalable decorative titles and headlines to your publication.
    https://vimeo.com/337309488/a0a7ce5647 (04:32)
    Find and Replace: Locate text and formatting in your publication and replace individually or all in one operation.
    https://vimeo.com/337309804/b939190d71 (08:55)
    Typography: Learn the essentials of great typography
    Characters: Fonts and font attributes: Find out how to change fonts and their attributes.
    https://vimeo.com/337310503/199cf98768 (04:50)
    Characters: Kerning and tracking: Adjust the horizontal spacing between characters.
    https://vimeo.com/337310860/20908707ed (04:38)
    Characters: Optical alignment: Aesthetically align starting or ending characters in paragraphs.
    https://vimeo.com/337311429/a57a45045e (06:03)
    Characters: Special characters: Insert any glyph or special character from menu, Glyph Browser panel or direct input.
    https://vimeo.com/337311780/f17c09cbe0 (04:40)
    Characters: Advanced typography: Edit your artistic and frame text's character and paragraph properties.
    https://vimeo.com/337312718/3a31d4d6a4 (05:51)
    Paragraphs: Alignment, leading and inter-paragraph spacing: Align paragraphs or adjust the vertical spacing between text baselines and paragraphs.
    https://vimeo.com/337313133/bfbfc3a0bf (07:32)
    Paragraphs: Text Ruler for indents and tabs: Use the on-page Text Ruler to introduce indents from your frame edge, as well as add tabs.
    https://vimeo.com/337313448/e54c623347 (05:59)
    Paragraphs: Bullets, numbers and initial words: Present list items with bullet characters, number any lists and emphasise initial words.
    https://vimeo.com/337313778/11881c7a46 (07:50)
    Advanced: Use a range of advanced features for more powerful publication design. 
    Tables: Add tables to your page to present data in a more structured way.
    https://vimeo.com/337317434/c7c5635e39 (15:45)
    Table of contents: Add a table of contents to quickly jump to referenced pages in your publication.
    https://vimeo.com/337458714/53e824f0dd (06:34)
    Indexing: Reference important terms in an index that gets you to information fast.
    https://vimeo.com/337458844/26025d018e (06:12)
    Hyperlinks: Create hyperlinks to another publication page, Internet web page or inserted anchor.
    https://vimeo.com/337459129/ec2516a467 (06:18)
    StudioLink - interworking with Designer and Photo: With Designer and Photo installed, you can make use of powerful graphic design and photo editing toolsets and features.
    Designer Persona: Vector Brush and Pencil Tool: Introduce some ornate filigree using stabilised brush and pencil strokes.
    https://vimeo.com/337461317/4dbdcae69d (05:16)
    Designer Persona: Multi-stroke/multi-fill effects: Shapes take on a cool look with multiple strokes and fills.
    https://vimeo.com/337462508/5935fbef6c (03:21)
    Photo Persona: Paint Brush Tool: Paint realistic brush textures on page backgrounds for a cool creative look.
    https://vimeo.com/337462814/2cdfa60076 (02:05)
    Photo Persona: Removing image areas: Make unwanted pixels disappear as if by magic.
    https://vimeo.com/337464466/76eea953ae (02:02)
    Photo Persona: Applying creative live filters: Give your publication images a creative boost with live filter layers. In this case, we'll introduce some motion blur.
    https://vimeo.com/337465563/533a84663e (02:21)
    Publishing and Sharing: Output your publication for electronic delivery or desktop/professional printing.
    Spot PANTONE colours: Add spot and PANTONE colours to your palette and apply to your page.
    https://vimeo.com/337465699/a222ee57ce (06:14)
    Desktop printing: Explore a range of print layouts for desktop printing.
    https://vimeo.com/337465816/3b5134502d (06:44)
    PDF publishing for web: Find out how to publish web-ready RGB PDFs.
    https://vimeo.com/337466005/5e8bda2577 (04:14)
    PDF publishing for pro print: Find out how to publish CMYK PDFs for professional printing.
    https://vimeo.com/337466797/012faed633 (05:43)
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    BobsDaubs reacted to catlover in Purples Palette   
    Example pic added to original post.
    Thanks for your comment.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to Leigh in LEGACY: Official Affinity Designer Video Tutorials (70+)   
    I've updated all the links in the original post so they point to the original video and work again
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    BobsDaubs reacted to R C-R in vector brush   
    On a related subject, it would be great if there was some way to tell if *.afbrushes files were vector or raster ones without having to open them in Designer. I once asked if there was some identifying characters in a file header or some such we could check by opening these files in a text editor & searching for that, but nothing ever came of it. 
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    BobsDaubs reacted to Alfred in vector brush   
    It doesn’t just report vector brushes as being imported, it actually imports them! This seems a bit pointless — and a waste of storage space — given that we can’t use them.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to Aammppaa in Designer isolation mode (what's the point?)   
    There have been many requests to improve isolate mode.
    Hopefully it will happen one day.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to highball326 in Designer isolation mode (what's the point?)   
    Seriously... What is the point of isolation mode if i cannot edit the object? The moment I click onto a child object the entire piece is made visible again! Imagine the pain looking at the demo piece 'A' and wanting to look at a leaf that is in the background and partially obscured. Say i want to edit the veins but when I click on one the entire piece again obscures what I want to edit. Now I have to painstakingly make hidden all the surrounding objects which takes minutes. Again, what's the point of isolation mode again? Sigh...
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    BobsDaubs reacted to catlover in AffDes + AffPhoto: Protractors & Moveable 0-point rulers v2.0   
    Protractors & moveable zero-point rulers
    I have removed the existing files from the Resources Forum, and replaced them with an updated version (v2.0)
    Changes :
    >One-click color change.
    >No separate horizontal and vertical rulers.
    >>If a separate Hor/Vert ruler is needed, open the file and delete the obsolete ruler.
    >Rulers & Protractors are now also available as "Asset".
    >Naming conventions streamlined.
    Please feel free to edit/change the files to your liking.
    The rulers/protractors are available as file  for use with Affinity Photo as well as Asset for Affinity Designer.
    For using the rulers/protractors, please refer to the "How To" file / asset.
    Instead of having to copy/paste a ruler, you can also stick the ruler files onto your desktop and upon use, drag it onto the canvas. It will then show up as an embedded document (separate layer) which you can also delete when no longer needed.
    I hope you find them useful until the upcoming release of the much anticipated major 1.7 update.
    How to v2.0.afdesign
    Protractor-type1 v2.0.afdesign
    Protractor-type1a v2.0.afdesign
    Protractor-type2 v2.0.afdesign
    RulerV+H-15cm v2.0.afdesign
    RulerV+H-30cm v2.0.afdesign
    RulerV+H-Inch-10th v2.0.afdesign
    RulerV+H-Inch-16th v2.0.afdesign
    Rulers&Protractors v2.0.afassets
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush Assets Grunge Set 09   
    Added a Second set to this Project (Affinity 1.7 Only)
    Based on inkbrush - Grunge for inktober 2018 project ) but with modified brush dynamics and additional 30 new nozzles 
    Naming to Match Inktober Project set

    PDF and Sample as below:

    PROJECT BRUSH - Grunge_INK.pdf
    Project Brush - Grunge 2_INK.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to R C-R in 1.7.0 Designer Pen Tool Unusable for Drawing   
    I am not sure what it was like in the old 1.6 Windows version but in the old 1.6 Mac version it was always necessary to switch to the Node tool to reshape a curve, & there has been no change in that respect in the Mac 1.7 update.
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    BobsDaubs got a reaction from Bill33 in No AutoUpdate for Designer for Windows - 1.7.0 (split)   
    No. 1.7 is an upgrade. It will install over any previous installs of AD.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush Assets Grunge Set 09   
    Project Brush Assets Grunge Set 09
    Built using 1.65 Brush Engine
    30 New Raster Brushes
    PDF sample as attached
    Zip file

    Project Brush - Grunge.zip
    PROJECT BRUSH - Grunge_01.pdf
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush inkBrush Set 07   
    Working on series of brush sets based on Inktober 2018.(here)

    Project Brush inkBrush Vector -Render 
    Built for flat inking and to extend inkBrush Vector - Paint
    Consists of 30 Vector Brushes: 
    Flat colour painting for use with Blend mode/s:Average AND/OR Controller:Pressure OR Opacity settings OR Solid and tint colour values
    Mixing with opacity
    Layering with average

    Sample  PDF as attached
    Zip file with 30 vector brushes

    ProjectBrush - Document_Vector_Render_01.pdf
    inkBrush - Vector - Render.zip
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Project Brush inkBrush Set 07   
    Project Brush inkBrush Vector -Linear
    Supplement to inkBrush Vector - Render

    Zip File with 30 Vector Brushes 
    Sample PDF as attached
    Samples as below:

    inkBrush - Vector - Linear.zip
    ProjectBrush - Document_Vector_Linear_01.pdf
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    BobsDaubs reacted to wwvuillemot in How to Determine Current Brush Type, Size   
    I completely agree.  The brush studio seems flawed in its implementation -- at least to Procreate where you can much more easily see what brush you are using.
    As noted when using Brush Studio
    1. Select Brush -- it is highlighted
    2. Change any setting such size -- it is no longer highlighted
    3. Return settings to original -- still does not highlight
    4. Brush Name Not Shown -- it also hard to know since you cannot remember a name, unless, as noted, you go and fuss with the advanced dialogs for the brush.  Hovering will show the name, but as I am using a Wacom Cintiq this is agonizing hard to do.
    I find this exceedingly frustrating as I am doing digital art.  Makes me want to look at other programs to see if they are better suited to digital art workflows.  My hope with Affinity is a single product between macOS and iOS ... but even something as "trivial" as this is a huge amount of friction to me -- especially as is only one of 3 studios I really care about:  1) brushes, 2) layers, 3) colors.
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    BobsDaubs reacted to StuartRc in Texture Paint [mixed nozzle raster brushes]   
    Hi all
    This is a new small sample set of brushes I have been working on for several months with base textures, seamless patterns with mixed vector/bitmap nozzles. 
    It is a larger single set containing 30 raster brushes I have changed the numeric s slightly on the brush reference sheet (it's just a number!) 
    Sample sheet is attached

    TexturePainter - 01-S.zip
    TxP 1 Set 1.pdf
    Added A new version of the sample set using AD 1.7 Brush Engine
    Used #08 sample set Texture Paint Brush set as latest in sequence!
    TexturePainter - 08-S.zip
    TxP1 BRUSH PACKS TxP 8 01.pdf

    Added Experimental Set combining 2 brush Sets
    1. Project Brush Organics 08 (For AD/AP version 1.7)
    2.Texture Paint Special Set 08 (For AD/AP version 1.7)
    Added luminosity adjustments for effect

    TexturePainter - Effects-09-E.zip
    TxPE1 BRUSH PACKS TxPE 9 01.pdf
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