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  1. As much as I am tempted J Emm, I'd risk falling into the same tender trap as I did a few years ago, where I was paid to do X amount of work, then the charitable side of me kicked in and I added Y for free, and then Z, and then became unhappy and broke. :) I'd love to create a tutorial, several, in fact, if I had Affinity's support. We already have a handsome full color guide, the Official Guide, in fact. Let me think of what I can do in the next few weeks where I have some downtime. Believe it or not, I just finished writing The CorelDRAW Offical Guide X7 on Christmas Eve! So I'm taking a short break and doing some personal stuff. Thanks for asking! Gary
  2. Hi Literaturix... Small Internet, isn't it? I love this program. QED I love to post stuff that can be of use to others. Thanks for being a fan. you know where to find me now. :) My Best, Gary
  3. You're always welcome, Alfred. What say we think about posting compositions here that have made use of a texture or two? Mods: is that a good idea? If not, please let me know, but it would encourage forum participation, no? This is coming from an overworked volunteer Mode somewhere else on the Web. My Best, Gary
  4. You're welcome, Chris. I'm very taken with Affinity Designer, so why not share with a talented, rich, and diverse community? I'm flattered that my tiny gifts are so well received! I've gotta come up with something else now that's useful in AD or AP. My Best, Fary
  5. You're very welcome. Hope you rock around the Christmas Tree! :) Gary
  6. Reglico and everyone else who download the six textures: you're more than welcome and in the spirit of Christmas, here's a link to a dozen more. They're weird, but you can get wood and nature textures anywhere. :) I didn't have a window large enough to capture images of all 12 seamless tiling textures. Ah. Such is life. Enjoy! Gary
  7. You're welcome, Pioneer, MEB. Gosh, I'm a novice around the interface at this point! I know how to create an asset from an imported bitmap, but not how to apply it as a fill. With other programs, I create a directory of seamless textures, and then direct different programs to that folder. I'm definitely open to other ideas here! My Best, Gary
  8. You're most welcome, Alfred. I'd love feedback. Some day I'll offer a 50 pack on Creative Market for a pittance—I'm not even considering it at present, though—and I'm wondering whether photorealistic materials, or more visually adventurous ones come in the best. Input appreciated.In the meantime, why not share, a little voice in my head is saying. And here I was believed I'd had my conscience removed when I was a child! My Best, Gary
  9. Thank you, Patrick! Although I did this in celebration of the new release, you are right; it's best served here. COME AND GET IT! :)
  10. You're most welcome! Use them in good health and good designs! This might have been the wrong place to post the free textures, though. I can't even find it amidst the new posts this morning! My Best, Gary
  11. I'd like to provide a little Christmas present to the community, some textures to use in Affinity Designer. I think I've spent a little time over 23 years creating seamless tiling textures. I gave them away when I was a host on a previous website, I thought this wonderful program and crowd might like them, too. I'd discovered early on that this is the way to get a bitmap fill inside a shape, and AD doesn't come with an assortment. I've never sold a collection commercially, I'm not sure if I need to...this is just a fun hobby for me, to get a texture to seamlessly tile, and to make the texture unique. I have some wood and rusty metal textures but heck, you can find these for free just about everywhere! :) Let me know if posting this media is welcome or not. If it's a hit, I will post another texture pack after the Holidays. I have to design my Christmas card for inkjet printing now, no rest for the weary! My Best, Gary
  12. Hi g4oge— You might to try the beta of affinity Photo rather than Designer. If you're comfortable with Corel's PaintShop Pro, Affinity Photo is a bitmap editor, just like PSP. Designer, on the other hand, is totally wonderful, but it's a vector drawing program, that does some bitmap functions, but not as many as AP. Because you are working in an object-based program, you don't select outlines of areas; they're already discrete object and you select them for moving or editing with the top tool on the Toolbox, the Move tool. Kind Regards, Gary
  13. I love Designer. Period. Now, a plea :) Can you make the right-click Context menus contain context-sensitive commands rather than almost identical commands? I screen snagged some options from CorelDRAW when over a line and then a shape. Yeah, some of the commands are the same, because a line and a rectangle share some properties. But the same snags in AD show almost identical commands. How about: • When you're using the Node tool, a right-click provides: Break path, To curve. to cusp, remove node, and so on? • When you have tow shapes selected, how about: Intersect, Add, Top from Bottom, and so on? Your software is already blazingly fast. I think it would be faster still for a user if common commands specific to a tool were right under our cursor. TIA, Gary
  14. Hi Petar_MK, I agree with your thoughts. However, I'm a Moderator on a forum, and as a policy I've learned over the years, we like to keep the forum "friendly". I don't mean to be disrespectful to you, but I think you made your point in your second and third sentence. The rest is just a little off-putting. Sorry. I love this product, and I love this forum. If I myself get overcritical, I expect someone to call me on it. Kind Regards, Gary
  15. I just received the news about Affinity Designer going gold. I think I bought it on Day One, but that's not why I'm posting. I read that AD received ten thousand 5 stars by customers on the Mac App Store. May I be (one of the) first Windows Artists to give AD 5 stars? My Best, Gary