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  1. Any chance that Opentype SVG fonts will be supported in the affinity range anytime soon or at all? Just seeing support in Adobe CC so far.
  2. What is the best way to make the white area around around a bitmap image transparent within Designer and/or Publisher?
  3. Well done Serif! Having used Adobe CS - CS4 and CorelDraw 7 - X8 with PageMaker in between, very happy to be firmly in the Affinity camp.
  4. iMatt

    And then that happened!

    Well done! I have gone from Aldus to Corel to Adobe, back to Corel and now Affinity. No regrets whatsoever.
  5. What is the best way to skew a shape in Affinity Designer?
  6. Okay, thanks. Will try this tomorrow.
  7. As the title suggests, I have a large collection of ornate TIFF images. They are designed to create even more ornate patterns when overlayed. naturally, this requires transparency set to 0% so that the overlay works. How do I set transparency in Aff Designer so that each image shows below the one placed above (or below)? As you can see the image above is covered by the 'white space' of the lower image.
  8. Any chance of Affinity Photo gaining the ability to scan an image directly into the program via Windows WIA interface anytime soon?
  9. iMatt

    Affinity Publisher (1.7) Launch Announcement

    Downloaded! The personas are spookily good. Will take a bit of getting used to this new mindset. I often pondered whether it was ever possible for one related program to be able to share functionality with another by importing icons or simply ''tearing'' them from one prog to another. Affinity makes this pretty much a reality. Good work lads and lasses!
  10. Thanks for this. Serif refunded me £5! What great customer service.
  11. I missed the 30% off email! I pre-ordered at 20%!! Is it possible to get a quick refund and repurchase at the 30% off price?
  12. As the title suggests, I have various images which when imported into Affinity Designer retain thier white background. I was told of a way to do this within these forums but I forgot the toll used!!! Any chance of a reminder?
  13. Okay, no problem. Still good enough to know what you meant, which is all that matters!
  14. Yay! This worked! It is actually called 'Erase white paper' in Aff Photo. Thanx!
  15. Dunno if this is the best location to post this. However, Corel has just released CorelDraw 2019. I take an interest as a former CD user, now using Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher (beta). What is interesting is that Corel has released CD 2019 as an app. And for the first time since CD 11, a Mac version. Yes, Corel probably had the app and Mac versions under development for some time. But it does seem very timely given how successful Serif is being with its desktop Windows and Mac versions of Affinity and the iOS versions as well. Whilst Adobe is the main target for Affinity and should be most worried, others such as Corel should be considered as well.
  16. Having trouble clipping an image inside an irregular vector shape. I am following the instructions from Affinity Designer's help namely dragging the object in the Layers panel to be clipped on top of the object which is to perform the clipping. No joy I'm afraid as attempting to do this results in the image 'disappearing'.Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  17. I very much doubt Affinity products to include bundled fonts. There is the issue of the cost of licencing to Serif for a start. And then the fact there are some very fine fonts available from a reasonable to low cost and in many cases FREE. You can build up a decent font library with high quality free and low-cost fonts. CorelDraw has been mentioned as an example. Be aware that CD which used to come with 1,000 fonts and 10,000 clipart imaged directly on the DVD/download, from X8 onwards forces users to download these assets as they are no longer included in the bundle.
  18. Thanks. Can see them now in pixel persona.
  19. I have created brush strokes from some EPS grunge patterns by clicking on them. Affinity Designer displays a message saying they have been added to the brushed library. How do I import them?
  20. iMatt

    Affinity Designer for Windows - 1.6.5

    Remember when Adobe Indesign 1.0 came out? It had certain features which its main rival QuarkXpress 4.0 lacked and vice versa. A couple of important features InD lacked were the ability to place type on a path and the creation of tables. These were rectified in the 1.5 update a year later. I feel the Affinity range is in this stage right now. Remember, Adobe (probably) spends more on advertising and promotion than Serif does overall. No doubt Serif's game plan is to get all the apps up to the same 1.7 level and take on new features from there.
  21. As a subscriber to Print Week, guess what I saw within its pages! An article on Serif and how they're taking on Adobe with their Affinity range. What is very interesting is the talk of an Affinity asset manager to manage Serif files and that Affinity Publisher should be on sale proper early next year. https://www.printweek.com/print-week/feature/1166103/britain-would-be-poorer-sans-serif (Sorry if this is the wrong forum to announce this)
  22. 2021...."Serif is pleased to announce...the Affinity Creative Suite'' 2027...."Serif is pleased to announce...the Affinity Creative Cloud'' Wakes up in a cold sweat!
  23. Given that Serif will not (at least in the foreseeable future) produce a web app, I guess I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by saying I would strongly recommend WYSIWYG Web Builder. I have no affiliation with the program other than being a long-ish time user. Works very well with Affinity Designer and Photo. If you can use either of these, then the basics of WWB will be very straightforward. Check it out here: http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/ P.S. WWB is Windows only. They do have a website app for the Mac though:http://www.quickandeasywebbuilder.com/
  24. My experience with Affinity Publisher has been positive so far. In essence, it appears to be Affinity Designer with a far more robust text capability and multiple pages. A little simplistic, I know. But as Adobe incorporated Illustrator's graphics engine into InDesign, so Serif have done the same with Designer and Publisher. And I think they've probably done a better job given my experiences with Adobe CS in the past.

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