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  1. Callum, I have Affinity Photo but I am trying to keep everything vector he requested this for a metal business card application he is working with. Once I throw it into Affinity Photo it will have to be rasterized. I have used Affinity Designer Betas in the past with great results when new features were on the brink of release. I was hoping that this feature may be in the latest beta so I could load it and try it out. Thanks again, I do appreciate the replies. Chad
  2. I have combined all paths so I can distort as a whole. I made a copy of all the individual components so I have them in the event I need to edit anything later. I haven't played with Inkscape so I will have to check it out. Thanks for the reply!
  3. I am familiar with this function but unfortunately, I need to distort the perspective as well and the shear function is limited in that regard. I do thank you for your prompt reply but this won't work for my application. If you have a moment, take a quick look at the files I attached in my original post. Thanks, again!
  4. Back again with another question for this awesome community. I of course used the search function and found some related questions in 2014 and early 2015 where MEB commented that this feature was on the roadmap and would eventually be released. I'm hoping for 2 things...first, a work-around to keep my shapes vectors and not have to move a thousand individual nodes to reach my desired effect. Second, a possible ETA of when this feature will go live in Affinity Designer. I am currently recreating a logo for a client (not my favorite task in the least) and his logo was pixel based, created in photoshop, and skewed for the final effect. He only has a JPEG so I have had to create the logo from scratch, starting from the beginning. In photoshop, I used the perspective crop tool to make it a more head-on view so I can create the logo first. I have recreated it in Affinity Designer and before adding all of the effects, I would like to skew the perspective to match his original logo. I can easily do it in Photoshop but then we're back to raster graphics and square one. For the Affinity Designer geniuses here, give me some options. For the mods, please let me know if this is in a beta version that I can install or when the feature may be available in a future update. I am attaching some images so you get a better idea of what I am working with here. Again, not my art or creation so go easy me as it's not the greatest design in my opinion. Thanks in advance, Chad
  5. Thank you guys for all the great replies! I've had a busy day but look forward to watching the videos posted this evening. I did recreate the design from scratch because it was a very simple design. I made a template so I can easily help my wife with these monograms she frequently does. That said, more intricate designs would be more time consuming to recreate from scratch so having more robust transform & alignment tool panels in the future would be welcomed. Until that happens, I appreciate all the great solutions. Hopefully this thread helps others as it has helped me. Chad
  6. This seems like the best option so far. Thank you for putting so much time into my question, you have gone over and above.
  7. Out of curiosity, what did others refer to this process as? I was thinking "Text on a path" crossed with "Shape alignment" but none of my searches yielded results. I always do my best to search thoroughly and you may notice my overall post count is quite low in comparison to how long I have been using the app but I attribute this to a great community and search bar ;)
  8. Thank you for the reply and detailed explanation. I originally was doing what SignGuy mentioned but was hoping to find a more automated and accurate way of completing the task. It does't look like there is a simple solution currently available so I will have to use methods like yours to reach my desired look. Thanks again!
  9. More or less, yes. If you take a peak at the screenshots in the original post you will have a better idea. I was hoping to find an easy method as I could incorporate the technique into my workflow on a more regular basis.
  10. Her cutting software recognizes SVG files but it isn't very consistent. We were just selecting "SVG for export" and it was working great for the last 7 months. Then, about a month ago, it would no longer recognize the files. I played around with different software, extensions, etc and kept having problems. I changed the SVG export to "SVG for Print" and it recognizes them once again. The Cricut Design Studio is very buggy so I won't be surprised if I have to find a new work around for her in the near future. For now, it is working great.
  11. This is how I would do it if I were setting up a design from scratch. There are an uneven amount of circles in this design so I was hoping there was a way to evenly space them along a path. This would come in handy with other files as well. I have already completed the monograms for my wife so she could cut and apply the vinyl but I am still curious about placing shapes on a path and if there is a way to do so. Thank you for your reply, I do appreciate it.
  12. Ok AD Gurus...I need your help once again. I have searched the forums with no luck. I may be searching under the wrong terms so if you have a link to an existing thread, I would appreciate pointing me in that direction. My wife got a Cricut for Christmas and the design software is garbage. Luckily, Affinity Designer is my go to app and I have been able to help her on many occasions. Today she asked me to convert some PNG files into SVGs for her to cut. I use the Image Vectorizer app but the results aren't that great. The circles have flat spots and are funny shaped in general. I decided to clean up the template for her and there are a bunch of small circles that need to be placed on a circular path evenly spaced. How can I align and space these shapes easily? I am sure there is a trick or tool that I am overlooking. I have attached some screenshots so you can see what I am trying to do. The first screenshot is the monogram. She has a handful and if I can set up the template, the letters are much easier to do. The second screenshot shows the potato shaped circles. The last shows the circles I created and will cut out of the shape once aligned...just need to figure out how to align perfectly with proper spacing. As always, thanks in advance for your help! Chad
  13. Bummer...that is how I was currently doing it but figured there may be a way that I was overlooking. Thank you for your prompt reply, I appreciate it!
  14. Ok guys...I'm sure there's a simple solution that I am just overlooking here. I fully understand the text on a path setup but I'm interested in something a little different. I would like my top edge of my font to remain straight. I would like the bottom edge of my font to follow a path. I don't want to cut out that portion of the letters, just have them follow a path. I am attaching an image that is similar to what I am trying to do so it hopefully makes more sense. Thanks in advance!! Chad
  15. Thank you! I will give this a shot as well! This is why Affinity is the best...not just an awesome and powerful program but an equally awesome community. Thanks again! Chad
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