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  1. New in 1.7, the ability to add multiple strokes and fills to a single curve w/o expanding stroke, or duplicating objects to layer fills one on another.
  2. Very nice. Looks like you are using the new appearance studio to good effect.
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    Some last work, icons.

    Wow, very nice!
  4. Hi, MikeT40, Some years back, I was doing grave research, and had the same issue. W. A-Photo, there are a number of easy ways. I used the selection brush and gave the selection a feather of 2. I then used the filter "Noise/dust and scratches, w. a low setting. That is visible in the left of the top line. To the right, I reselected the "dusted" area, and applied "Noise/Diffuse," value 1, followed by Gaussian blur, .5 On the bottom, I just ran the blur brush across the "dusted" area. When I was doing this, it was as research for monument styles across the years, so I wanted to retain a sense of the surface. Gaussian worked OK, not good, but better than "Average.'
  5. No scissors yet. Use booleans the subtract, add, intersect, etc.
  6. It would probl'y be good to feed a screen cap of the logo thru GIMP to desaturate the image. Use the "average" method for desaturation. Here's a shot of what I got as an .svg: Obviously needs a good bit of work. Like @firstdefence, I'd likely just work it up manually. The image is quite simple, many primitives, and a few simple curve shapes.
  7. Hi, s uɐɟəʇs, I'm certainly not privy to Serif's decisions. But what I infer from using both is that Designer and Photo are at core made for very different tasks. Photo is aimed at RAW development, and subsequent bitmap adjustment and compositing. Designer is for vector illustration w. an emphasis on layout and isometric drawing. In the case of Designer, the fx are there to round out the text and shape vectors as common practice have used them for years. For myself, the cost of both is small enough that buying both is not problematic, The fact that I can switch back and forth between the apps w/o converting the file type is a plus.
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    Packaging Design - Marmalade with Honey

    A delicious looking design to go with the product!
  9. "None, no gradient anymore." Same here, can't find a way to set a gradient point to "none" that doesn't wipe out all the coloring.
  10. Select the group from which you don't want to select any object. Hide the group. That is, uncheck the group in the layer panel. After that, you can only select on screen what is visible.
  11. Yes, certainly. A screen grab of the gradient dialogue showing the color of the end of the gradient is a grey.
  12. Hi, Petar, However it happened, the end color was a grey. Also, the gradient did not stop at the edge of the letters, it extended beyond, do the grey could be seen befor the transparency became 100%. Setting the end color to the same yellow works. For me, setting it to white, like the back ground also works.
  13. Hi, shaqmunak, What I think you need to do. Go to the layers panel, and find the curves that are pale blue. Delete those. Select the dark blue object(s). Switch to the node tool, and start deleting the ones that make bumps. Adjust the remaining nodes so you have a smooth curve. It will help if you can get the original image before vectorization into the Designer file as a bitmap. Perhaps you might just do a screen grab of the original. Bring that in as an image pixel layer and place it under the vectors. That way you should be able to adjust the node positions and tensions to get a better fit to the original.
  14. Likewise. I would have sworn I had control clicked on nodes of similar paths and just got all, not the portion. Just spent about an hour playing w. grabbing parts of Curves objects.
  15. I suppose there has to be a listing of all the nodes on a distinct vector shape. At this point, there isn't a routine/tool that allows all nodes in that contiguous series by just touching one of the series. Maybe add a request to the feature list.
  16. Hi, all, Quick question, does the iPad version of Photo have an equivalent to the desktop filter ‘color/monochrome dither?” Closest I can find is half tone set to a small value, not quite the same.
  17. Hi, Joschi, Procreate does not do vectors as far as I know. I don't use GIMP much for painting, but from what little I've done, I haven't seen any vector tools in it. Vectors don't work like that. The curve defines the space that can have a fill. So 2 shapes are needed if you want different color areas. Its easy to nest vectors in vectors, and avoid doing booleans. See attached. Layering.afdesign
  18. Hi, Ahmed Yasir, The easiest thing to do is buy both. Designer by itself does a decent job making images that look like traditional media and methods. And there are a few tools, such as the vector brush, that are unavailable in Photo. But the work done in Designer can be transferred to Photo, and benefit from the layering effects, and modifying tools like the smudge brush.
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    Monochrome dither for iPad?

    Ooops, realized I posted to the wrong forum section.
  20. For the O, do a self divide. Grab whichever set 7 manipulate. Then subtract the inner from the outer.
  21. Both have the same ‘dab’ making capabilities. Designer has a “vector” brush, which allows stretching a stroke along a vector curve,which can then be moved or reshaped as desired. Photo has retouching brushes to sharpen,darken, etc what has already been laid down. Photo is a bit more painterly to me, but all the photo specific operations are sort of excess baggage to me. Neither at core are made to replicate traditional media, unlike some apps that are dedicated to watercolor, for instance.
  22. If the curves are grouped, option clicking drills down thru the layers. Sometimes it helps to marqee select a bunch, and hide those to thin the forest out. Once the curve9s0 is chosen, switch to node tool. Then, command click a for all.
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    How to...?

    Hi, baal_uriel, From what I can see of the image, the cupcakes appear to have started as traditional watercolors painted mostly inside friskets. While both Designer and Photo can create watercolor like images, Photo is a little better. But neither are specifically for emulating traditional watercolors. In Designer, one would mask the watercolors w. vectors. In Photo, either vectors of other bitmaps could be used. this is something I don't do much, so will suggest you down load the trial versions and see if they satisfy your needs.
  24. A 1.6 file. w. a couple of samples. (My d-load speed is so pitiful that the new version will take at least 7 hours. Tried updating my iOS version, and it failed. Haven't wanted to tie up my connection, needed to do other things.) LongShadow2.afdesign
  25. Considering that people, some of whom have been hopping up and down about it, have been asking for a mesh warp tool for a few years, I suspect the dev team might be more likely to devote time to that. Or maybe a blend tool. Both the infill on the ring design, and the form from the intersecting lines can be done already w. a bit of effort. In the case of the simple quadrangle, almost w/o effort. Its not my decision, but I'd have to put something like that well down on the list of really good to have. Attached, a sloppy figure, but the sections were colored in just about 1 min, 15 sec. Most of that time was just opening the swatch group, and assigning a color for each shape.
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