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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from JoMal in How To Use Clipping Masks in Affinity Designer   
    In this tutorial you will learn how to work with clipping masks in Affinity Designer. It's a simple and enjoyable process, once you know the basic rules.
    Here is the link to the tutorial - watch
    If you find the video useful, please it. Thanks!

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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from JoMal in How To Use Clipping Masks in Affinity Designer   
    In this tutorial you will learn how to work with clipping masks in Affinity Designer. It's a simple and enjoyable process, once you know the basic rules.
    Here is the link to the tutorial - watch
    If you find the video useful, please it. Thanks!

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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from JoMal in How To Use Clipping Masks in Affinity Designer   
    In this tutorial you will learn how to work with clipping masks in Affinity Designer. It's a simple and enjoyable process, once you know the basic rules.
    Here is the link to the tutorial - watch
    If you find the video useful, please it. Thanks!

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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from JoMal in How To Use Clipping Masks in Affinity Designer   
    In this tutorial you will learn how to work with clipping masks in Affinity Designer. It's a simple and enjoyable process, once you know the basic rules.
    Here is the link to the tutorial - watch
    If you find the video useful, please it. Thanks!

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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from gdenby in Video Tutorial - How To Create Custom Shapes   
    Hey,
    here's another one of my Affinity Designer tutorials. In this one you will learn how to create custom shapes using the Custom Shapes tools.
     
    Click here to see the tutorial.
     

     
    If you haven't seen my previous tutorials, you can watch them here
     
    If you like the tutorial, hit that like button and feel free to leave a comment! Thanks for the support!
     
     
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Alfred in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    If it was project based it would be another workbook. It's a combination of both
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to GarryP in How to Use the Vector Crop tool   
    Nice video.

    I didn't realise that the Vector Crop Tool could also crop raster images. I had assumed - wrongly - that it was a tool for cropping vectors rather than a vector tool for cropping.

    Having looked at the help files I now see that it can also crop objects and grouped objects. An easy way of cropping almost anything to a rectangle without putting it inside another rectangle object, which is what I learned to do.

    I think the tool should be renamed as I don't think I'm the only person who will have been confused by this.
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Irrgeist in How to Use the Vector Crop tool   
    Hi,
    I've created a quick tutorial on using the Vector Crop Tool in Designer. Hope you will find it useful!
    https://youtu.be/llVCGilaYtM
     

     
     
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Alfred in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    If it was project based it would be another workbook. It's a combination of both
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Alfred in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    If it was project based it would be another workbook. It's a combination of both
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Alfred in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    If it was project based it would be another workbook. It's a combination of both
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to ralphonz in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    My main reasons in order were:
     
    1.  Ridiculous subscription fees of adobe products -  amounting to too much expenditure
    2.  Constraints for responsive web design - actually make it more efficient than illustrator
    3.  Really similar to adobe software making it easy to figure out and use
     
    I've only had Affinity for under a week but I'm quite impressed so far.  Still working out how the constraints work properly and getting frustrated now and then but to be expected when switching to a new program.  All in all, I'm glad I went for it.
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to jer in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    As a Macromedia Suite user (and dedicated fan) I was forced to Adobe (although I also used PS since ver 4) when they bought Macromedia. As Adobe killed off the great Macromedia apps and Macromedia's excellent support organization, I was forever looking how to dump Adobe but nothing much made sense. Then I saw early Affinity demos and thought I had been saved... until I noticed there were only Mac versions available. So I waited, and waited. Then Affinity betas for Windows were announced and I jumped first to AD, then also to AP. I'm struggling a little with ver 1 instability and certain missing tools but this fantastic support forum makes the effort worthwhile!
    :)
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to Mithferion in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    I alwasys wanted an alternative to Adobe products, and I was used to Inkscape for my vector works (icons, banners, logos, etc.). On October 6th, 2014, I saw a blog post about the final realease of Affinity Designer, but as promising as it looked, it was Mac only, so I sticked with Inkscape some more time...
     
    After that, on November 2016 I was just casually looking again on Win Supersite (long time I didn't enter there), and came across with the news of the Windows Beta. I immediattly jumped aborad because I had high expectations on the software; I tried and I liked it. I felt it had many things that Inkscape lacked and considering it's a modern piece of software, improving realease after release. It's not perfect, it lacks many features, but Rome was not built in one day. I believe this is good for the industry, for designers and creatives around the world and of course, for me, as a hobbyst and also as a professional (icons, banners, logos, etc. are a must from time to time).
     
    I thought that I would like to be part of this. So, when it finally hit the release date, I purchased it and the book a few days later (I was doubtful about it, I must say). After that, even if I don't spend that much time with photography, decided to purchas Photo as well when it was available on the store, for some minor improvements but also for digital painting, considering tutorials around the YouTube world that used Photoshop).
     
    So, the fact that is a good software, at a great price and that this is making a goof impact on industry (even if it's a minor one right now, my confidence in this project is there).
     
    Best regards!
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to R C-R in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    I discovered Affinity Designer shortly after it first appeared on the Mac App Store, around the end of December 2014. It was only at version 1.1.2 back then, & lacked a lot of its current features, but even so, after downloading the trial version & playing around with it for a couple of hours, I went back to the store & bought it.
     
    Price had something to do with it, but more than that I liked that it was fast, very well integrated with OS X, & perhaps most of all that it was not an Adobe product. I never forgave Adobe for killing Freehand, nor did I like Adobe's methods of implementing cross-platform compatibility, which often resulted in ignoring system level API's in favor of Adobe written, platform-independent ones that regularly caused problems in the pre-subscription era whenever OS X was upgraded.
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to Renzatic in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    I originally heard about Affinity Designer about the time when I was in the market for a new computer, and was toying with the idea of buying a retina iMac. I heard about this awesome vector program that had the potential to match Illustrator. The fact it was Mac exclusive, along with that promo video (let's begin wah wah chooka chooka wah wah...), made the idea of taking the big plunge across platforms pretty tempting.
     
    But alas, I ultimately opted to stick with Windows. All my stuff is here, and the everpresent idea that, for the same amount of cash, I could build a machine myself with enough power to drop satellites out of orbit AND get a new monitor made me stick with the tried and true. I decided to stick with Photoshop, toyed around with Inkscape a tiny bit, and all but forgot about Designer. 
     
    ...until this December. By that point, I had long since become tired of paying $10 a month for Photoshop, and was out looking for something that could possibly replace it. I had just about ready to settle on Krita with a side order of GIMP, when, by total chance, I happened across an announcement that Affinity Photo had just released for Windows. The name is what caught my eye. It rang a subtle bell in the back of my head. I looked them up, and, hey, yeah, I remember these guys. I was looking at their vector program awhile back.
     
    I dropped $40 with the intentions of getting a refund if I ended up hating it, and gave it a whirl. The first thing I did was run it through The Test: this old .psd file of a bookshelf texture I made mostly with the intention of seeing how complicated I could make something. Each individual book had its own subgroup filled with shadows and detailing, which were then grouped together in nice little hierarchies depending where on the shelf they were located. Each board had its own layer. And adjustment layers? Out the wazoo! Layer FX? Oh yes. I went all out on that thing.
     
    I hadn't run across anything that could open it except Photoshop. Krita choked, and GIMP would just start crying. I figured that no matter how good Photo was, this would probably bring it to its knees.
     
    But it opened it. Without fail. Well, minus a couple of organizational issues that took about 10 seconds to fix. I would say this surprised me, but that'd be putting it lightly. It was more like abject shock. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I just spent a mere $40 for a program that could nigh perfectly replicate a high end program I had already spent about $200 on. Playing around with it beyond that showed me it was capable of doing everything I was used to in PS with just a few differences here and there. I declared it a keeper, and cancelled my PS sub the next week.
     
    Fast forward a couple months. I had intentions on buying Designer, but decided to wait on the Windows trial before making the plunge. It finally arrived, I rode the free week doing tutorials, and, well, here I am. 
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to Renée in How were you sold on Affinity Designer?   
    Same, I was super stoked when I found it now though not so much. I spent months creating a series of images to be used in a line of products that is very specifically Pantone, that is now pretty much useless and I will have to pay for INDD or AI and redo everything.  This has set me back months.
     
    What good is it as a complete design tool (with a Pantone Library) if it's only good for stuff used online and prints in CMYK?
     
    The problem with it not exporting into a eps or pdf and maintaining Pantone colours is huge issue not to mention very disappointing.  I have since read this is an issue going back to 2015 - I am surprised that it was never resolved.   All I got back was - the design team will look at it in the next upgrade ??? Ya that's helpful....
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from urbain in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    Hey guys,
     
    I've decided to create a guide for all those who (like myself) are starting with Affinity Designer and come from the Illustrator background. I've created first few pages and could use some advice:
    do you think it's easily understandable for a beginner? is there enough valuable information for someone starting out with Designer? any other feedback would be much appreciated Here's the link to the pdf https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4EhouZW-YgVZF81c0RBRjdHWG8/view?usp=sharing
     
    Have a nice design
    Dawid
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from Madame in Advice Needed - Affinity Designer For Beginners   
    :D I 've just uploaded my guide's table of contents if you guys are interested. Any advice would be much appreciated https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4EhouZW-YgVTi1XMFZiajZIQTg
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from DanielMig in Introduce Yourself   
    Hi all!
    My name is Dawid and I am an Adobe Certfied Expert in Illustrator (should share it here ?;))
     
    I've been using mainly Illustrator for several years now and I have also been creating online courses on that piece of software.
     
    Recently I've decided to give the Designer a try and I am also planning to share what I've learnt on my Youtube channel.
     
    Thanks for reading this!
    Dawid
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to Alfred in [ADe]Activating the Selection and Zoom Tools   
    When you start to move an object and then press and hold down the Alt key, it overrides snapping.
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in [ADe]Activating the Selection and Zoom Tools   
    Great to know!
     
    Speaking about logical: when you Alt move an object with the Selection tool it clones the object. But when you move an object and then press and hold down the Alt key, it does nothing. Too bad.
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to Tupaia in [ADe]Activating the Selection and Zoom Tools   
    Hi!
    Pressing SPACE+CTRL already toggles the zoom tool.
    However, pressing CTRL+SPACE does not, which isn't that logical. Would be cool if that was fixed.
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    dawid.tuminski got a reaction from LCamachoDesign in [ADe]Activating the Selection and Zoom Tools   
    It would be great if Designer allowed to temporarily switch to the Selection tool by pressing the Control key. I find it frustrating to keep pressing the V key to initialize the Selection tool.
     
    It would also be great if pressing the Ctrl key + the Spacebar temporarily initialized the Zoom tool.
     
    Thanks,
    Dawid
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    dawid.tuminski reacted to boudewijndanser in [ADe] Select same color / fill / stroke / appearance   
    It would be very useful to have functions to select the same:
     
    Color fill stroke (color / width) Appearance To quickly select all your outlines, or background element in 1 color. 
    Speed is everything.  :)
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