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    jackamus got a reaction from Polygonius in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    This had got to be the worst response I have ever had to a question or comment!
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    jackamus got a reaction from firstdefence in Custom brushes   
    Good advice - it did the trick and now I can use pressure to vary thickness.
    Plastic tube.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Custom brushes   
    Good advice - it did the trick and now I can use pressure to vary thickness.
    Plastic tube.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Custom brushes   
    Hi Alfred,
    Success! I have attached a file showing how I used the transparency effect in a custom brush.
    There have been times when I wanted to 'Feather' the edge of an irregular shape. Using the transparency tool only give you 4 choices of Type and I needed away to create an irregular Type.
    transparent example.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from Sean P in AD getting tired?   
    OK I'll have a go when it happens again although I have never used QuickTime like this before.
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    jackamus reacted to bpedit in Affinity Designer - Reset Selection Box   
    This make no sense to me, at least for my use. "Correctly" must be in the eye of the beholder. The reset boundry box still fits "exactly around the shape" unless you're speaking to the simple case of rotating a rectangle versus a vector drawing. Even then the fit is exact although not orthagonal.
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in AD v DP8   
    A few weeks ago I was bemoaning the fact that DrawPlus8 had a few features and tools that AD has not yet implemented.  Someone suggested that I download 'Parallels' which would allow me to run DP8 from Windows on my Mac. This I did however it left an incompatibility between AD files and DP8 files.
    I was able to get round this by saving as a pdf in AD and then importing into DP8 to use its non-AD features. This is working quite well. 
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    I am aware that there are at least two differences but for me DP is better then AD.
    I have been able to set up the Windows OS using a program called 'Parallel' on a 14 day free trial.
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    jackamus got a reaction from verysame in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    Thanks for your support - it could have been worse - a skate board and Space Shuttle!
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    Thanks for your support - it could have been worse - a skate board and Space Shuttle!
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    jackamus got a reaction from adirusf in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    I am really disappointed that in the time that Affinity has been out no real serious drawing suggestions have been added. I'm tempted to get a PC and install my old DrawPlus program which had more useful drawing features than Affinity has. I have asked, as well others, for Affinity to try and include most of these DP features but to no avail.
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    jackamus got a reaction from Jowday in Comparing AD with DrawPlus   
    I am really disappointed that in the time that Affinity has been out no real serious drawing suggestions have been added. I'm tempted to get a PC and install my old DrawPlus program which had more useful drawing features than Affinity has. I have asked, as well others, for Affinity to try and include most of these DP features but to no avail.
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    jackamus got a reaction from thisldo in Saxophone Work in progress   
    I'm astonished at the very generous compliments AD users are giving my Saxophone work in progress. I really do not deserve it. I'm surprised that nobody as asked me how I created the first layer, saxophone edges?
    I can assure you that my drawing is not as clever as many think it is. Let me reveal how I created the first layer.
    1 I first found a suitable photograph of a saxophone.See attached pjeg.
    2 I then opened it in 'Photoshop' and converted in into greyscale mode and then used the filter 'Find edges'. This give me my first layer in AD. From then on I just used the original jpeg as a reference for all the different shapes and shading.
    This is not a work of original creation but more an exercise in using AD for producing an accurate copy.
    This is how I create my canvases when I do a painting from a photograph. I create a 'Find edges' jpeg and get it printed onto a canvas and then paint on top. It may be cheating but it saves me a lot of time in drawing.
    This link will take you to my website.I http://www.classiccarartist.co.uk/
     
     
     

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    jackamus got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from toltec in Move tool   
    Sonny???? I'm 78! However - oh dear I forgot what I was going to say!!!!
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    jackamus reacted to R C-R in Grey Scale pallet   
    My guess is they thought users either might not want to bother giving the palette a descriptive name or might not be ready to do that (particularly for document palettes) at creation time. Personally, I would be happier if the defaults were just "document palette" & "application palette," but what I really would like is a separate "Swatches Manager" Studio panel that allowed renaming, reordering, deleting, & duplicating palettes & swatches, offering drag & drop reordering & such.
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    jackamus got a reaction from Alfred in Grey Scale pallet   
    Thanks Alfred.
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    jackamus got a reaction from RemN in Saxophone Work in progress   
    I'm astonished at the very generous compliments AD users are giving my Saxophone work in progress. I really do not deserve it. I'm surprised that nobody as asked me how I created the first layer, saxophone edges?
    I can assure you that my drawing is not as clever as many think it is. Let me reveal how I created the first layer.
    1 I first found a suitable photograph of a saxophone.See attached pjeg.
    2 I then opened it in 'Photoshop' and converted in into greyscale mode and then used the filter 'Find edges'. This give me my first layer in AD. From then on I just used the original jpeg as a reference for all the different shapes and shading.
    This is not a work of original creation but more an exercise in using AD for producing an accurate copy.
    This is how I create my canvases when I do a painting from a photograph. I create a 'Find edges' jpeg and get it printed onto a canvas and then paint on top. It may be cheating but it saves me a lot of time in drawing.
    This link will take you to my website.I http://www.classiccarartist.co.uk/
     
     
     

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    jackamus got a reaction from 0_0_0_0_0 in Saxophone Work in progress   
    I'm astonished at the very generous compliments AD users are giving my Saxophone work in progress. I really do not deserve it. I'm surprised that nobody as asked me how I created the first layer, saxophone edges?
    I can assure you that my drawing is not as clever as many think it is. Let me reveal how I created the first layer.
    1 I first found a suitable photograph of a saxophone.See attached pjeg.
    2 I then opened it in 'Photoshop' and converted in into greyscale mode and then used the filter 'Find edges'. This give me my first layer in AD. From then on I just used the original jpeg as a reference for all the different shapes and shading.
    This is not a work of original creation but more an exercise in using AD for producing an accurate copy.
    This is how I create my canvases when I do a painting from a photograph. I create a 'Find edges' jpeg and get it printed onto a canvas and then paint on top. It may be cheating but it saves me a lot of time in drawing.
    This link will take you to my website.I http://www.classiccarartist.co.uk/
     
     
     

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    jackamus got a reaction from 0_0_0_0_0 in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from Ros in Saxophone Work in progress   
    I'm astonished at the very generous compliments AD users are giving my Saxophone work in progress. I really do not deserve it. I'm surprised that nobody as asked me how I created the first layer, saxophone edges?
    I can assure you that my drawing is not as clever as many think it is. Let me reveal how I created the first layer.
    1 I first found a suitable photograph of a saxophone.See attached pjeg.
    2 I then opened it in 'Photoshop' and converted in into greyscale mode and then used the filter 'Find edges'. This give me my first layer in AD. From then on I just used the original jpeg as a reference for all the different shapes and shading.
    This is not a work of original creation but more an exercise in using AD for producing an accurate copy.
    This is how I create my canvases when I do a painting from a photograph. I create a 'Find edges' jpeg and get it printed onto a canvas and then paint on top. It may be cheating but it saves me a lot of time in drawing.
    This link will take you to my website.I http://www.classiccarartist.co.uk/
     
     
     

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    jackamus got a reaction from Ros in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from Fred Lespine in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from StuartRc in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from v_kyr in Saxophone Work in progress   
    Saxophone_WIP.afdesign
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