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    smallreflection reacted to Chris_K in Eyedropper   
    This seems to be a popular choice, I shall pass this down the line for consideration by the devs
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    smallreflection reacted to aslusers in customize tool default settings   
    I'd really like to be able to adjust the default settings for tools. 
     
    For example - I rarely if ever use 80% hardness on the paintbrush or the clone brush.   Both tools (and others) revert to 80% hardness when I open a new file.    
     
    I just learned I can use the Control + Option + click  +  swipe up/down  to adjust hardness, but I'd really like to adjust the tool to my most common use setting.
     
     
    Thanks for a great product!
     
     
    edit: I misspelled "customize" in the thread title.  Can't seem to edit it.  Might not sleep tonite.
    edit: fixed it.   *Thank god*
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    smallreflection reacted to Chris_K in File stuck in export persona   
    I'm having a bit of trouble recreating this one.
     
    Would you be able to hold ctrl then launch the app. This should bring up some tick boxes which clear some settings, then can you see if the problem still persists for you
     
    Cheers
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    smallreflection reacted to MEB in Affinity Photo is in the Mac App Store Now!   
    Hi postmadesign,
    The trial will be available in about one month.
     
    [EDIT (4 Nov 2015)] The trial is already available here.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Maxxxworld in Social Media Template 2015   
    Hello all! I threw together this social media template based on recommended sizes for 2015—largely based on Constant Contact's recommendations. It doesn't include quite everything, but it has slices already set up as well to help expedite most needs. Enjoy! :)
    social-media-template-2015.afdesign
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    smallreflection reacted to Dave Harris in Publisher hope release 2016   
    That reaction is why we try not to give out dates. Although I don't think we ever said Publisher would be launched this year. We did say the public beta would start towards the end of this year, with the product available to buy from the Mac App Store next year. That available to buy is what I was referring to in the post you quoted, and hasn't really changed: it's still next year. Whether the public beta makes this year remains to be seen; it's still possible, but time is ticking away so I am no longer saying this year for that, even tentatively.
     
    I used the word "hope" in my post out of habit. Our policy is to avoid giving, or even implying, guaranteed release dates.
     
    Whether Designer is usable for professional work depends on exactly which features your particular professional work needs. Everyone has their pet must-have features, and they aren't the same features for everyone. For some it's printing, for others it's multiple pages, for others it's art boards, for others it's better guides and snapping, for others it's arrow-heads, for others it's vector mesh warp, for others it's Pantone colours, for others it's PDF/X, for others it's customisable shortcuts. On the other hand, some people are using Designer professionally right now, and have been for months. What we do, we generally do pretty well, and over time we will cover more and more use cases.
     
    No-one from Serif is thinking 2017. We need it earlier than that. That said, we've been actively developing PagePlus on Windows for over 25 years, and I expect we'll be adding to the Affinity apps long after 2020. We're in it for the long haul.
     
    Meanwhile, we'll release Publisher as soon as we can. We know some of you are waiting eagerly (if not always patiently).
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    smallreflection reacted to Seneca in Publisher hope release 2016   
    Chill out man,
     
    I know, the wait is killing me too, but that what it is. Affinity will always play a catch-up to ADOBE, unless they commit more manpower towards the affinity Trio. (Designer, Photo, Publisher).
     
    Remember, it's £29 a pop so it's not that they are taking your money and running away with it. The price more than fully justifies what the software represented at the moment.
     
    The professional moniker attached to the Designer and Photo is bit of a stretch at this point in time but that's the space they want to be in.
     
    I'm confident that they will get there. Until then, people who would want to use these programs professionally and break away from ADOBE, will need to wait a bit.
     
    I think that's what's killing you, right :-)
     
    :)  :)  :)
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    smallreflection reacted to Tamauro in "Tree of Life" Free logo template   
    Hello,
     
    I like Affinity and I like this community, so I’d like to share this logo template that I did using AD, the title is “Tree of Life” and I hope that can be useful for some of you ;)
     
    Here you can see a preview image: http://ibizaperspectives.com/Tree-of-Life-preview-image.jpg
     
    and here you can download the all item: http://ibizaperspectives.com/Tree-of-Life.zip
     
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    smallreflection got a reaction from ronnyb in New Branding for Affinity   
    Great balance. I think it gets enough tonal value and detail to be interesting and give a greater air of quality, yet flat enough that it reflects a more modern/pro aesthetic. I think you're hitting the most important point—brand distinctiveness. They look quite at home with similar apps in my dock. My only concern is on dark backgrounds the great silhouette shape gets a bit lost. But still, pretty near perfect, in my opinion.
     

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    smallreflection reacted to JimGoshorn in Eyedropper   
    +1. I'd love to see them take a page from Illustrator's book and not only copy color but also other attributes as well  :)
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    smallreflection reacted to hevonen in Eyedropper   
    Yes, please streamline color picker, current way to change color of an object to something else is unnecessarily slow and tedious.
     
    Maybe something like this:
    - hotkey for invoking color picker
    - clicking on a color will instantly change either fill or stroke of selected object(s), using modifier key (like shift) to change which one changes
    - clicking and dragging will recolor the selected object in realtime, to give good visual feedback
    - if no object is selected only color will be changed
    - current color palette eyedropper could coexist with this, as sometimes one just wants the color
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    smallreflection reacted to pbass in New Branding for Affinity   
    Definition of impossible: Pleasing everyone on esthetic matters! 
    Most of us use these great apps because we're really interested in the visual arts. So we all have strong ideas of what we like.
    I sure offered some of my opinions early on.
     
    Whether you love the new icons or not, seen in the Dock, they are pretty good at showing you unambiguously where to click for the Affinity apps!
     
    Kudos to the Serif folks for both 1) listening to your customers, and 2) steadfastly pursuing your own icon goals.
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    smallreflection reacted to rui_mac in We REALLY NEED a larger pressure profile window   
    Why not implement it like this?
     

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    smallreflection reacted to eejits in We REALLY NEED a larger pressure profile window   
    ....or if the nodes along the spline were replicated in the pressure window, that would be dandy.
     
    +1 for your request though rui_mac
     
    George
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    smallreflection got a reaction from Paul Bravery in New Branding for Affinity   
    Great balance. I think it gets enough tonal value and detail to be interesting and give a greater air of quality, yet flat enough that it reflects a more modern/pro aesthetic. I think you're hitting the most important point—brand distinctiveness. They look quite at home with similar apps in my dock. My only concern is on dark backgrounds the great silhouette shape gets a bit lost. But still, pretty near perfect, in my opinion.
     

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    smallreflection got a reaction from Leigh in New Branding for Affinity   
    Great balance. I think it gets enough tonal value and detail to be interesting and give a greater air of quality, yet flat enough that it reflects a more modern/pro aesthetic. I think you're hitting the most important point—brand distinctiveness. They look quite at home with similar apps in my dock. My only concern is on dark backgrounds the great silhouette shape gets a bit lost. But still, pretty near perfect, in my opinion.
     

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    smallreflection got a reaction from A_B_C in New Branding for Affinity   
    Great balance. I think it gets enough tonal value and detail to be interesting and give a greater air of quality, yet flat enough that it reflects a more modern/pro aesthetic. I think you're hitting the most important point—brand distinctiveness. They look quite at home with similar apps in my dock. My only concern is on dark backgrounds the great silhouette shape gets a bit lost. But still, pretty near perfect, in my opinion.
     

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    smallreflection reacted to osang in New Branding for Affinity   
    I'm fine with the new look. I like it.
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    smallreflection reacted to TonyB in New Branding for Affinity   
    Thanks for all the feedback. As always we have been listening and we are working up some new Icons that we will show soon.
     
    TonyB.
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    smallreflection reacted to meils in New Branding for Affinity   
    I really like the new icons and would prefer them over the old ones.
     
    Great job! :)
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    smallreflection reacted to Plokhi in New Branding for Affinity   
    I agree. Final Cut and Logic icons are just silly... I never really liked Logic Pro 7 and then 8 onward logo. (7 was kind of a sampler, and 8 onward is that silly plaque). I think that professional/prosumer oriented software needs a strong brand rather than suggestive icon.
     
    Suggestive icon is very useful for people are less computer-literate. But an advanced vector software isn't targeting that demographic.
     
    You can't have a clue what a certain plugin does by looking at the icon (battery has a lightning bolt lol), but you instantly know its NI.
    But the links you posted aren't really NI icons. :)
    someone designed them to fit logic better, as they're not stock with NI plugins.
    this is how real battery looks like:

     
    They look kinda out of place in Yosemite, to be frank.
     
    Sharp thick shadows, very deep perspective, and intense gradients. 
     
    everything in yosemite is sort of "soft", gradients are hinted not overblown.
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    smallreflection reacted to imacken in New Branding for Affinity   
    Yes, but Apple's current icon thinking is a mess!  You've got the simple style of icons like Messages, iTunes, iBooks, etc. - which I like - through the Final Cut, Pages type style - which I'm not keen on, to the absurd style of something like the Mail.app postage stamp - which is horrendous, IMO!  Mixed message here I think.
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    smallreflection reacted to Plokhi in New Branding for Affinity   
    Hm.
    Audio guys do it differently then.
     
    Cubase
    Cubase2-300x192.png
     
    ProTools:
    ProTools_Logo.png
     
    Nuendo:
    Nuendo.png
     
    reaper:
    34655.png
     
    Presonus Studio One:
    474214058_175.png
     
    Sonar:
    sonar_256x256x32.png
     
    iZotopeRX:
    icon-64.png
     
    Cycling 74 Max7:
    max7_logo.png
     
     
    Not all of the above are good icons though.
     
    IMO Cubase, reaper and Max stand out.
     
    Also, Evernote for example?
     
    I think a strong logo outline can be powerful, more than suggestive icon.
     
    Frankly, apple doesn't need strong app logos. They have the apple. None of their apps really need competition - you get them for free with your computer.
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    smallreflection got a reaction from ronnyb in New Branding for Affinity   
    I would just say that many designers (including myself) hold the opinion that a good logo (and, often, a good icon) really isn't for the purpose of identifying function much at all. Sometimes, it can. But ultimately a good icon gives a product a unique visual identity, with a fitting tone of voice. Most of the icons in my dock right now are highly abstract, yet I recognize most all of them quickly at a glance from their form, color, and subtle styling. The whole trend away from skeuomorphism reflects this changing attitude. Chrome is a tri-colored disk. Adobe apps have an ultra-minimal consistency and simplicity that makes them clearly part of a brand unit. Sketch is a golden jewel (that certainly doesn't seem to be trying represent anything other than uniqueness and quality to me). Microsoft Office apps are generally simple, stylized letters—they aren't trying to be a page, a tiny projector, or a list of grid cells. Yet as icons they work excellently.
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    smallreflection reacted to pbass in New Branding for Affinity   
    I way over-generalized in my earlier email, saying gradients irredeemably date an icon. The use of varied brightness in Plokhi's versions here are subtle and effective – just enough to suggest light. These are starting to look closer to 2015.
     
    The only thing I still don't care for is all the sharp corners. My unfortunate association with these shapes is with the cover of a 1990's math textbook. :^/ 
    What about softening the contours with that jiffy new corner tool? 
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