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  1. I have requested this same Tool a year ago in some other thread. Glad to see others having the same issue. This is exactly what I need. Photoshop has it, Procreate has it, and even Krita and many other no name creative softwares are having this simple but powerful tool. Also the pen tool (Line mode) is not really intuitive and only works for the pen, not the brush. Too much clicking involved. If Serif would add such tool....they would get more attention from the digital artists community (not only them). Quick Lines with the brush tool would give us the possibility to set up complex drawings/compositions in a very short time. As you have maybe heard the news from procreate: they are now offering Quick Shapes...that is insane (positively) and useful. I'm using it myself. Of course, I do not ask for the same tool like Quick Shapes. Serif: we would be happy if you would just add quick straight line function to the brush tool (without needing to double-clicking, shifting, and whatsnot). That would be a great start. ^^
  2. First: As some have already said, I absolutely agree that it makes no sense to add 3D-capabilities to Affinity Designer. I mean it would be different If we would talk about the ability in AD to have possibilities to draw complex and CORRECT(!!!) 3D-Perspective. Someone in this Forum mentioned a perspective drawing technique called "Circle of View". If there would be a way Affinity Designer could add Tools for that kind of correct 3D-perspective drawing, then I'm totally into it. What I mean is that people who are really interested in 3D-perspective drawing will find out sooner or later, that the common knowledge of perspective drawing has some major faults in it. Secondly: If I want to make 3D-Object/Modeling, then I'm definitely using Blender! If I have a 2D-Text made in Affinity Designer and I want to make it 3D, then I'm just exporting the Text in svg for Blender. If there would be a clean and better way to export and import Scalable vector graphics from Affinity Designer to Blender and back, that would be something I and many others would totally love. This will be in future anyway better because the Blender Foundation is currently working on Blender 2.8. I think there is a good reason Serif is keeping Affinity Designer mainly as a 2D-Tool and I'm happy they stick to it, because they know it would be a huge waste of time and money to add 3D-functionalities. We should also keep in mind that the creative industry is also working on all fronts to develop kind of new standard graphics formats (e.g. overhaul for formats like Raw, Vectors, jpeg and so on), which is a win-win for everyone! It would not be smart to add something to AD that might be anyway obsolete and useless in a few years, because other softwares (like Blender) are superior in what they can offer. Affinity Designer would lose its identity. You see, It is not only the subscription model why people are canceling Adobe's creative cloud. It is also because more and more people do not recognize Photoshop (as one example) anymore. 5-10 Years ago, creative people would know what Photoshops Identity as a product was. Today Photoshop is more than Photoshop. It is so jam-full of functionalities (it can also do 3D, which by the way do not use it! It is just a wast of time to use Photoshops 3D-tools) that even professionals today only know a fraction of what Photoshop is capable of. And that is for me the reason Adobe products are not attractive to me anymore. Although I still have to use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop at work (unfortunately), which is a pain. Over the past years Adobe just lost its identity hard! That is something I hope Serif will never do. Until now Serif has proven this to me very well. They show me products with a clear identity. I know what it can do and what it can not do. It does not brag about capabilities other softwares can do better. It does show their strong capabilities so I know the main purpose for it. That is why I'm more and more using Serif products. So please Serif, do not add something that would be waste of resource^^
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    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    I also got the same mail from microsoft! That is so low! I'm personally not a fan of changing rules so quickly. To me this is really a low action from microsoft to extend the voting. I personally understand, if microsoft wants to extend the voting, but this should be a serious competition. This is not some kind of a drawing contest for 10 year olds, where rules are getting changed every time just to satisfy everyone! I should calm down....the world has more severe problems than this
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    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    Well...Affinity Designer is currently at 63%. Last Hours are ticking......
  5. Joschi

    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    Yees...AD is now on the lead with 35%. I will now tell people around me to vote for AD!!!
  6. Joschi

    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    Exactly. Really Sad! But Honestly, I really don't care about the final outcome. That is because I assume Serif will present Affinity Designer for Ipad at WWDC 2018. This will have way more impact on creative/productive people. Nobody will then talk about Todoist anymore. Furthermore, in the second half of 2018 new rumors/ Information about Affinity Publisher will spread (does not matter if Serif will only release the beta version or not at all). So, good publicity for Serif. It would be of course awesome, if Serif would somehow win this developer Award. That would give them a good boost for their ego and motivation during the next months. I think 2018 could be very exciting for Serif customers. It is the year, customers will get a bigger picture on what the company Serif is really about (goals, target groups, products, etc.). It could be a crucial year for Serif! They can lay a good rock solid foundation for their upcoming years, if everything goes as expected.
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    Microsoft Windows Developer Awards 2018

    Whaaat? Last Time I checked, Affinity Designer was voted around 48% and now only 26%...and I also remember that even Penbook was a few percent over Todoist! I mean there are hundreds of similar Apps like Todoist. I can absolutely see no exciting Tools, Features and whatsovever Todoist can offer in comparison to other Projectmanagement or To-Do-List Apps for Windows. I mean even Plex does sound more exciting and useful to me^^
  8. Wow...you guys are fast. I hope the day when Version 1.6 is coming out, there will be a few unexpected improvements that will surprise me. Can't wait. I hope the release will not take longer than 2 months Great works guys. Now I know, there will be better overviews with fonts. So happy
  9. But the Lines are always made of the last clicked point on the canvas - that's the problem I was talking about. And as you can see in the video ( from 2:18 - 2:21), in order to create a new line somewhere else on the canvas, you have to first create a "last clicked" Point, to create a line (you can see from 2:18 - 2:21, there is a green tiny dot - because of creating a last clicked point). So in reality, you do not have only a straight line, but also the dot you because you had to create a "last clicked point" in order to create a straigth line. That is useless, because it is not clean and accurate for drawing or painting - especially when your drawings are mainly (perspective) sketching. Look at Krita, and see their Line-tool. You will know what I and many other drawing/painting/sketching users mean by that.
  10. This is what i meant. I don't want to create a straight line from the last point to the clicked one. It is inconvenience, slows down the drawing process and is very inaccurate, because you have estimate your A to B points in order to create a straight line (there is no useful cursor for that) I want to create several, if not hundreds single straight line - and it does no good, if a line is always created from the last clicked point.
  11. This is exactly what I'm trying to tell them all the time what people who sketch a lot really needs. They don't understand, that the way how affinity now works to create straight line, is useless and very inaccurate. Not everyone wants to work with paths and polygons to create lines. There are many who just want to be able to create straight brush lines. They need to understand, that (especially in brush mode) there is a need for a own straight line tool. Their only answer regarding this is : "create line by first click start- and second click end"
  12. good to know :) I thought I have missed something.^^
  13. I'm not sure if I have mixed up the V 1.6 with Beta or official release. Can I update my Desktop version to 1.6?
  14. PLEASE, add a new tool to Affinity Photo: straight line (brush) tool (with ruler function, but mainly further developed and as a own work tool) !!! It would be really useful. This is some of the main worktools and elements that still keeps some painter/sketch artist away from Affinity. There are a bunch of other People who would really love and need it!
  15. I'm still waiting for a single brush line tool as a main worktool :) It's so important to me and many others as you can see here and elsewhere! Can we count on a tool like this for the next months ahead, or does it look like, we have to wait until the next big upgrade 2.x version? Love your work by the way - I know you can't fulfill every customers wish-list and despite of that, you really do great how you handle your customers feedback. So, thumbs up! :)
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