Everything posted by INKT
Hi, I hope I'm not creating an unnecessary topic, but I couldn't find what I was looking for in past threads. Would be good to have the forums separated by AF Photo and AF Designer as well. I'm trying to find out if AF Photo's crop tool has the following features; 1) Crop canvas based on transparent pixels - I come from using Adobe for the past 15-20 years and their crop feature of being able to crop an image based on transparent pixels is extremely useful when trimming images. Is this hidden somewhere in the menus? Being able to do a hard crop and soft crop would be great too (destructive and non-destructive. 2) Because I was unable to find the feature above, I resorted to manually cropping. When using the manual crop tool ©, is there a way to lock the ratio, and also have equal scaling? For example, in PS you can use a number of modifier keys when scaling, transforming, or cropping. The modifiers allow scaling from the center, or keeping the ratio when dragging a corner. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. And great product! I'm very happy with it. :)
Hi Callum, Thank you for your response on my questions. #2 fixed what I was looking for as far as the crop tool. But I still can't seem to find a way to trim the canvas by transparent pixels. When I enable and disable "clip canvas" it actually expands the canvas to a larger size. When I undo, it only returns the canvas to my original working size. What I'm looking for is the feature that trims the canvas based on transparent pixels, so that the end result is a canvas size that fits the layer's actual used pixels. I hope I'm explaining this correctly. The feature in PS is called "Trim", located under Image>>Trim, and set to "Based On Transparent Pixels". The attached images show what I'm referring too. If it's not already available in AP, it would would an extremely useful addition, along with modifier keys. :) Modifier keys for everything. :D Thanks again for your help, and I'm really enjoying using AP so far, and can't wait to see it's capabilities truly outperform Photoshop. I'm dying to get away from Adobe products.
I've used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for about 20 years now. I just bought Affinity Photo over the weekend after using the trial for about 10mins. It is that good as an alternative/replacement to PS. I was about to buy Affinity Designer as well, until I tried integrating it into my workflow this week... Until I had to deal with the Eyedropper (colour picker). The Eyedropper tool and it's functionality is absolutely crucial in a designer's workflow, almost just as important as the Pen tool itself. The way this tool currently works in Photo (1.4.2) and Designer (1.4.2) is not intuitive at all. It just doesn't make any sense. Even Bohemian's Sketch has it functioning better (control+c, then click on sample). It would be great to see this improved. And I understand that it is already in the works for the next release. I can't wait! :D Your 2 programs are without a doubt the best alternatives to Adobe's top 2 that I have found (aside from Sketch for UI work haha). I am absolutely impressed with both and will be buying Designer shortly. Keep up the awesome work!