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  1. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Illustration is one of the things where Affinity Designer really excels. To the best of my knowledge no other software, Adobe or otherwise, does vector shapes + bitmap brushes + global colours. It's a unique selling point that makes it stand out from everyone else. Investing a bit of time in adding a Pen mode feature would really help cement Designer as a 'go to' software for illustration purposes.
  2. LCamachoDesign

    Linking placed images

    I presume the same goes for Affinity Photo? No linked images?
  3. LCamachoDesign

    [Beta 1.7.0.209] Still no Pen Mode option

    Bumping this again, it's an important usability feature. Can we get a word from developers on this? Thanks!
  4. LCamachoDesign

    Expand stroke still sucks

    I remember reporting this, and the similar in nature expanded outer stroke bug, more than a year ago... still nothing…
  5. Same issue as in Affinity Designer, copy/pasting it here as it's also relevant to this application, perhaps even more for some people who prefer a fully raster workflow. There is still no Pen Mode option anywhere in this application, this makes drawing and illustrating on Surface Pros, Wacom Cintiq, etc very annoying as you'll leave unwanted marks as we lay our hand on the screen. For anyone wondering, Pen Mode is an option that disables touch drawing. All I ask is a simple if statement: Fingers are touching the canvas, are they zooming/scrolling? If yes, do the scroll/zoom, if no do nothing. That's it, no further logic needed. Can we do this one thing? It would help massively all illustrators out there. Thanks!
  6. There is still no Pen Mode option anywhere in this application, this makes drawing and illustrating on Surface Pros, Wacom Cintiq, etc very annoying as you'll leave unwanted marks when you lay the hand on the screen. For anyone wondering, Pen Mode is an option that disables touch drawing. All I ask is a simple if statement: Fingers are touching the canvas, are they zooming/scrolling? If yes, do the scroll/zoom, if no do nothing. That's it, no further logic needed. Can we do this one thing? It would help massively all illustrators out there. Thanks!
  7. LCamachoDesign

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.2)

    This is the important question. Are they?
  8. LCamachoDesign

    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.5

    You think what you saw in the main event was amazing? Then you really need to check what they have in the development... watch the video below. It literally blew my mind, I have no idea of how can this possibly be real.
  9. That's kind of what Affinity Designer should be for... maybe. Traditionally Adobe Illustrator has been used for packaging design, but that might be a byproduct of Adobe's pricing, meaning if you had spent 500€ on AI you'd want to use it everywhere to recoup the investment. The same happened with Photoshop, but on an even more absurd scale. The question is, should a vector drawing program be used for packaging design, at all? When you really think about it the right solution seems to be a layout application like InDesign or Quark, with the support of a vector drawing app for graphic elements and a photo editor for bitmap changes. Traditionally this would mean buying the CS Design Suite, or even the Master Suite, clocking you a couple thousand Euros in expenses. It's no surprise Illustrator was shoehorned into doing everything. Nowadays, with the advent of the CC subscription and the lower priced Affinity suite, should a vector drawing application, be it Illustrator or Affinity Designer, sill be used for packaging design? I'd intellectually say no, it's time to let go of shoehorning apps into doing everything. But the truth is, man is a beast of habits, it's going to take a while for this mind set to change, if it ever does...
  10. I'm going to express my interest on this feature as well, in specific, I'd like Affinity to port the iOS interface to Windows in tablet mode. I was waiting for yesterday's Apple event to see if the new iPads were a good buy before deciding. Technically, the new iPads are really great, but then I saw the prices and that killed the idea right there. The base model (64Gb, barely enough to work with) went from 750€ to 910€! The Apple Pencil went from 99€ to 135€! That's almost a 200€ increase in price! That makes the a base model iPad more expensive than a Surface Pro... I can't justify it as I already have a Surface Pro anyway. So, a way to use the Affinity apps as touch friendly drawing tools would be great, and the UI already exists, which may help. Thanks!
  11. Data Merge, as InDesign does it at least, is utter rubbish. If you want to implement some sort of batch data import & formatting then look into InDesign's XML importer and Structure panel instead. It's more complicated but infinitely better. And Affinity can "easily" one-up Adobe on this by simply supporting XML and also JSON import. JSON is being used a lot more than XML these days (for the best and for the worse), so supporting it is a big competitive advantage.
  12. Not @Alex_M but I can confirm the following @Zox instructions I get a crash in 1.6.4 (I haven't updated yet). Thanks!
  13. LCamachoDesign

    Introducing... Affinity Spotlight

    This is great! The feed is already indexed by Feedly, so if anyone uses that service it's just a matter of searching for Affinity Spotlight and add it to your feed list.
  14. LCamachoDesign

    Introducing... Affinity Spotlight

    Yeah, but I already have enough emails related to work going into my inbox. I need less emails, not more. Besides I already have a design related curated feed in Feedly, it's much better to plug this source into the existing system rather than having to check a separate place for news. For these reasons, please consider doing an RSS feed. Thanks!
  15. LCamachoDesign

    Introducing... Affinity Spotlight

    This is actually... brilliant!! It will do wonders for the exposition and divulgation of Affinity software. Important question though. Is there a RSS/Atom feed for the new content/articles/whatever? Thanks!
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