I have produced a pdf version of the Affinity Photo manual that you can read without starting the program. It can be interesting to put it on your phone or tablet to read when you have some time to spare. Since the file is too big to upload here, I have put it on Dropbox for you to download. It is current for the last version of Affinity Photo. Comments welcomed. Here is the link:
If you don’t make a concept, this will end in art and not something that is strong. Don’t think about what you like but what your clients need. One rule is that a logo is clear (because it must be understood quickly and survive between others). For example ask why a circle and is it really so much more important than N and D (D stands for your Name and Design and …). So why not a (rounded) rectangle that stands for the hardware (screens) you create things for? First: make a concept. What you want to communicate (show) with the logo and much later (second) play with the forms that communicate what you do/sell.
If you only want to work for clients that work in the natural area, then you could start with a technical font/glyphs for example and change it to a natural style.
Most of your drafts have filigree forms. Try it with more power/strength/thickness.
Ask (yourself/many people) what your new drafts (should) communicate (fashionable, dynamic, static, strong, thin, serious, …).
HTH a bit [corporate design is too complex to fit in this forum]
The gradient tool is so much better than Illustrator (What I'm talking about...Designer infinitely superior Illustrator in every way). B) The Node Tool can be bothering sometime, but Designer can achieve a great effect easily.
All my work published on Behance are made with Designer or Photo, check them out as well!
Well I've only just bought the program very much a beginner. All AP just basic tools really. Chimped around with the brush engine and made four new ones. Blocked out some colours, set some perspective guides and started hitting it with fragments of photos, mostly on soft light, used the mesh tool for stretchy fun, casually used jet engines for the desert rocks and a boiler room wall for the temple.. Painted some more and detailed bits. It's really very basic fun.
Did a half hour speed painting before this that convinced me to try something more, see attached.
I've been transcribing traditional decorative motifs into digital representations for at least a dozen years. A few weeks ago I came across a folder of hand drawn line work and .tif files generated from Corel Draw vector work. As it happened, there was a thread her about duplicating an art nouveau drawing 6 days ago. I started hand tracing one of the better transcriptions I made.
Presented here, a color and a vector/node representation of what I did in 10 - 12 hours, a few hours each day. Please give respect to the now anonymous artist who made the original.
I'm currently remaking my personal logo for my portfolio. I would like your advice on which one do you prefer, because I don't really know what to do... Also, if you have some suggestions to improve my logos, feel free to share them. For the moment it's only draft and not final.
I was looking something that represent me. My first name is starting with "N" and last name with "D", but really difficult to make a cool design with those letters. I really love nature, animals, space and aircraft. For my logos I was thinking about solar eclipse or how to introduce an aircraft for my logo. I prefer something circle since it's easier to put on a website or favicon. I don't know if it should be transparent or be filled up with colors.
You can find all drafts in attached files.
Here is my current logo that I want to remake. I think it was too simple.
Basic questions :
1. What do you think?
2. Should I add colors? Gradients?
3. What should I add/remove or how can I improve my logo?
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Changed 'Affinity Files' to be more specific when saving an image
Fixed crash when adding Curves Adjustment
Fixed Blend Mode dropdown doesn't update on context toolbar when set via a brush
Fixed crash when unhiding UI after closing document
Fixed several issues in the new welcome screen
Fixed scrolling in a selected text field with the mouse wheel doesn't update colour on document
Fixed Keyboard Shortcuts not being saved if focus is lost from dialog
Fixed Blend Mode dropdown doesn't update on context toolbar when set via a brush
Fixed crash when saving keyboard profile
Fixed aspect ratio is disabled for a curve
Fixed Erase Brush Tool Drag + Alt does not display colour picker
Removed Freehand Selection 'Close Line'
Fixed Opacity is the default slider in the gradient fill dropdown menu
Fixed Layer panel jumps/lags with a long layer name
Added New Welcome Screen
Fixed Info panel loupe remains stuck to cursor if interrupted during use
Fixed pasting text from Word is added as groups of Artistic Text objects
Fixed being unable to set Language: None in the Edit Text Style dialog
Fixed Corner type dropdown on context bar not updating when we select objects with different corner types
Fixed Levels Dialog, Color channel reverts to master when altering sliders
Fixed crashing on custom keyboard shortcuts (primarily Pixel Persona)
Fixed Custom keyboard shortcut for Recolour Adjustment is broken
Fixed DPI being shown as points for PDF & EPS export
Fixed Pen Tool crash due to settings change in previous beta
Fixed Adding, Renaming or Deleting an export preset doesn't update the UI straight away
Removed 'Accumulation' from Erase Brush Tool context bar
Fixed black area left when app is restarted after hiding the UI with floating panels
Fixed Levels adjustment using alt modifier not working
Fixed create palette from image being greyed out if accessed before a document is created or opened
Fixed invalid scaling sizes not immediately reverted in Slices Panel
Fixed Zoom tool unable to enter value above 500 on context toolbar
Fixed changing document with a Layer Effects will apply it to the second image
Fixed being unable to import if no asset categories
Fixed Symbols not snapping immediately when you drag them from the Symbols panel
Added remaining variables to input boxes in the transform panel
Fixed JPG compression changes from 85 to 100 when changing file format
Attempted fix for crash with multiple files open
Fixed clicking on Fill Popup button on context toolbar changes fill on selection
Changed View ▸ Show Grid: new document view grid visibility is independent from the original document grid visibility setting
Fixed AltGr so it can be used in place of Ctrl+Alt shortcuts
Fixed cannot apply a colour picked swatch by clicking on the pipette
Fixed Gradient Type not updating
Fixed Typography panel "Show all font features" includes features that the font doesn't support
Fixed Add New Filter Assistant Option to default to child layer
Fixed crash changing text background colour
Fixed Paragraph panel letter spacing has wrong lower limit
Fixed Pen/Pencil Tool's 'Use Fill' checkbox not being saved if the tool is not selected when the application is closed down
Fixed adjusting colour opacity with scroll wheel does not update object
Fixed slider revert to opacity then changing colour space in the colour flyout
Fixed crash clicking on "no fill" on layer effects
Fixed crash when opening a 32-bit Greyscale file
Fixed changing the colour mode of the Levels adjustment doesn't refresh the component dropdown
Fixed Crop Tool not showing currently selected preset
Performance improvement when panning
Fixed 'Failed to reset brushes' error in Preferences
Fixed Help not launching
Fixed renaming a palette selects a different fill
Fixed being unable to change Character Panel 'Positioning and Transform' values using keyboard
Improved startup and shutdown performance
Changed pixel display zoom to match physical pixels
Fixed crash when clicking Properties for some Printers
Fixed scrolling a value in the transform panel giving a different value if it has focus
Fixed incorrect Export Brush dialog filter
Allow selection of locked nodes in Wireframe view mode
Fixed PDF Import of some bitmaps resulting in incorrect colours (wasn't using colour conversion)
Changed OpenType to relax version check for "Coiny"
Fixed OpenType applying of contextual rules, we were advancing past the lookaheads too
Added several performance improvements
Improved application start time
Fixed crash when using cursor keys to feather a selection
Fixed Selection Brush resize shortcuts not updating the context toolbar values
Fixed mouse wheel on opacity edit not applying
Fixed Retina Rendering Performance Preference (it was always doing a two-pass render for the high quality only option)
Fixed Layers panel not updating when switching documents with a live filter open
Fixed Unlinked / Separate Grid line and Subdivision line colours are not remembered
Fixed being unable to re-apply the last applied snapshot
Changed "Save With History" to prevent silent save back to JPEG, etc
Fixed crash when clicking the swatch in Edit > Matte
Fixed crashes when opening SVGs with no bounding boxes
Fixed Help search results not displaying if temp path contains non-ASCII characters
Distinguish between beta and normal builds in Explorer's "Open With" menu
Fixed failing to select a word when right-clicking on the text caret
Fixed being unable to interact with Transform panel when you draw out a marquee
Fixed Colour Chooser not retaining the last type you were on
Fixed Grid and Axis Manager not reflecting the currently selected artboard
Improved support for badly formed PSD files
Fixed crash when embedding a rotated document
Fixed Help window covering the taskbar when maximised
Fixed status bar to always be visible if any UI is visible when toggling studio UI
Fixed Create palette from image when changing number of colours and then creating a palette without first previewing
Fixed wrong History item icon
Fixed PDF export overprinting on fills and lines
Fixed crash in Xara Designer Pro when copying EMFs then pasting into Affinity Designer
Fixed Tolerance on flood select tool does not update when dragging
Fixed hang when clicking and dragging a font in the font list
Installer: Added supported file types to Explorer's "Open With" menu
Fixed application not appearing in Explorer's "Open With" menu
Fixed Alignment tools breaking after customizing the toolbar
Fixed loading TIFF files as RAW from OnOne
Fixed PSD 32-bit mask
Changed HSL based adjustments to use more precision
Fixed releasing Alt when dragging a Levels Adjustment slider doesn't revert the image
Fixed performance problems when creating multiple views of the same document
Fixed Outer shadow rendering
Added missing Colour picker from Bevel / Emboss layer effect
Fixed Increase/Decrease Brush Size shortcuts are not retained when the application is restarted
Fixed loading images with EXIF DPI set to 1
Added Create Palette from Image
Fixed Save is not initially disabled with an unmodified file
Improved handling of Type 3 fonts (which still aren't supported)
Well. I got my Parblo A609 G.T.
It is well constructed for a cheapish tablet, (£69.00).
It doesn't move about on the desk due to rubberised feet, the pen is battery free so no batteries to replace or recharge. 2048 levels of pressure whatever that means.
And you don't have to use the pen upright you can draw with it up to + or - 60 deg of tilt.
It stated in the user guide that there are spare pen nibs but I can't find mine, I have emailed Parblo with no joy yet.
One review said that there are four programmable buttons but only three could be programmed. I found that all four can be programmed.
I have one button to open AD and one to open AP. I haven't decided what to do with the other two yet! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Overall it's not a bad tab for the price with a 9"x6" working area, I am quite pleased with it.
I have the XP-Star05 and very happy with it. Important to follow the driver install instructions to the letter ie remove ANY graphic tablet drivers and disable antivirus before installing new drivers.