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  1. So I've added a document below. I did custom text with the path tool in AD. When I use the 'expand stroke' function the appearance changes. It becomes thinner, and it shouldn't. The appearance also changes when I do exports via the export persona. I am using Affinity Designer v1.8.4 expand stroke difference.afdesign
  2. Illustrator is not as intuitive as Affinity Designer, I used Adobe Illustrator just for these plugins (It's got nothing to do with whether or not I am willing to pay for it, at the end of the day I use AD more than illustrator, it is a better application for my use case.). I've actually almost completely stopped using illustrator, I open it about once or twice a month. Whereas AD is open everyday. If I had the power of the the astute functionality as well in AD, I'd just be happier with the tool, and completely switch over 100%
  3. Probably true, but I'm gonna be a total "suck-up" and just say that I actually use Affinity Designer because it's performance is pretty "through-the-roof" (it's really fast) and their tools are so much more intuitive. Most of Adobe's apps do not follow any sort of key mapping convention, so switching between the tools always means relearning, tool names change, workflows, functionality, etc I understand when you have a difference in video editing tools, and 3D tools, but I don't understand the graphic design & editing tools can't be standardised this way.
  4. I doubt it, they don't really have Adobe by the balls, and it's the best add-on suite for illustrator. (in fact it's the only reason I have illustrator installed side by side with the Affinity Suite) However, if Serif could achieve a lot of the same functionality right in their own suite that would always be better!
  5. Had the same thing happen to my, but mid document editing! I made a bunch of changes, tried to save before exporting - "access to file lost" and it closes my document now without saving. VERY MUCH ANNOYED. Could you make the program rather keep the document open (with the current memory state) to give us an opportunity to check the drive connection or save elsewhere?
  6. Similar issue, hoping to not have to reset my entire workspace every time something accidentally moves - as it becomes a bit cumbersome. I accidentally somehow separated the 'tools' menu, and it doesn't seem to have any way to clip or join it back to the main window. (screenshot attached) Moving it around doesn't seem to highlight region of the application frame, and I've tried releasing it randomly to no avail.
  7. +1 for this Save custom workspaces Sync settings between suite apps For example if I save presets and a studio layout in AF DESIGNER I would like to access these same things from Publisher. It's a little annoying to have to setup up every export preset twice. And rearrange all my panels every time a new version launches.
  8. I am sure just with the release of Publisher, 1.7 for the entire suite, that running a cost related release with any of the products just after I bunch of us bought publisher may raise eyebrows. This is an eco-system not a stand-alone app so they're probably have an upgrade fee when the make the big v2 jump and there will be a lot more than just PSD text edibility. And I'm sure many of us will repurchase the entire suite every few years without blinking twice, given how reliable and open they are about support. I feel like they know what they're doing. Although you sparked an interesting thought, modular feature expansions might be really cool. On one-hand you can finance specific feature development, which actually sounds fantastic, but if this ever came to the detriment of the users and the suite performance, functionality and growth it could have a slippery side. For example, I use Blender quite a lot, and the add-on market is actually quite amazing, and I'm sure a lot of people would like It if most software had the same approach. At the same time I would throw a fit if I felt like every feature is another micro-transaction.
  9. I'll run through it a few times and see what kinds of results I can get, thanks for the advice.
  10. Hey @John Rostron, @Fixx pretty much nailed the technical description. I use it on my concept art to blend edges for certain artwork, here is a sample I used it on. It's mixed in with a few other things I use to create this style of mine, subtly used but still important for me. Wish I had more samples but NDA means waiting for the projects I worked on to actually release (and some projects have schedules that span years of course) So I still swap to Photoshop occasionally to use it. I've been really eager to make a hard swap, and I've gone as far as recreating custom brushes and learning the new workflow (which I love btw, it's way more adaptable) - but I'll still swap back every now and then for 1 or 2 tools. It is a very niche tool, so I understand it might not be a priority, but you never know unless you ask.
  11. Another time Export editable text to PSD would be such a valuable function.
  12. So this one is a bit of a niche filter, but it is one of my favourites (it does an excellent job at breaking up hard edges, and helps bind layers together beautifully if you're going for the grainy look but don't want to introduce standard grain/noise) Especially when photobashing for concept art, "I use it on the daily".
  13. @MEB This also just solved the main issue I was having, as I like to setup templates for proofing. I agree with @HenrikMay I also suggest the tool in the toolbar use this feature natively instead, and have a button in the dialogue box to commit it if they want to use the tool destructively. So by default I think it will save most people from having a headache. If we could get this feature to work with liquify as well it will open the windows for people to start using mock-up packs. which could save many designers a lot of time on presentation documents for things like curved surfaces etc.
  14. Possibly, I don't know why that didn't occur to me. Been ages since I struggled with that in photoshop so it feels like a distant memory
  15. I just experienced this problem for the first time. I tested it out in Affinity Designer and Publisher and both could not export it. I incrementally deleted each object until it would export, the suspect object was a standard square shape with a color fill. The strange thing is that Affinity Designer thought the box was a text layer. Would you like me to upload the file somewhere or have enough files been submitted to review this big/issue?
  16. Thanks for the effort guys. I managed to recreate the file, so luckily I can submit it (luckily I exported a PDF, which I used to copy the text) It was stored on an external drive. Hopefully that won't happen to me again. I now incrementally save more copies as back-ups anyway. If I experience the issue again I'll be sure to update it in this thread. Otherwise I've had flawless performance and I'm glad I have this application.
  17. Hey Jon, thank yo for the speedy response. I uploaded the document for you to look at. I've already begun recreating the document from scratch, just in case It's really strange, The app hasn't crashed once .
  18. Using affinity publisher official release 1.7.1 Made some minor changes to a document (mostly spelling corrections) and tried to open the document again a few days later. POP-UP: Failed to open document <file path> The file appears to be corrupted. I've tried opening the document with Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo and had the same message. Is there a work-around I can use to recover my document? It's 36 page document I have to submit today.
  19. Bump, editable text on export should be a priority to help studios migrate. I'm still forced to use Photoshop in many situations because I have to pass open files to team members who prefer Photoshop because the text is rasterised and they would no longer be able to contribute to the project otherwise. This is an issue with the desktop versions as well.
  20. I did this with logos before, it works as a temporary fix. But this feature does not work at all with embedded jpg, png or other 'export' files.
  21. A quick search and I couldn't find anything. There should be a way to easily export a selected embedded document. This is especially important when you have to share open files with colleagues who need to use assets in other software or suites. Many web developers I work with require the original images I use in my layouts - so the can set up their websites to automatically crop and treat images in the same manner.
  22. It would give AD the upper hand because the technology would be built into the software, where right now Adobe only supports it as a plugin. It would bring features to the table like better boolean operations, cleaner curves, collision detection, curve fitting, scattering operations, Curve extension based on trajectory, etc. If it is part of the core software, it makes it a better core package. I actually agree with your completely, if I could just use the same plugins that would also be great! Serif could also develop the tools as part of AD expansion, and just create a subscription for those of us that need it. I doubt astute will want to support plugins for multiple suites. And the developers at Serif will know who best to fit it in without compromising their suite. I've also wondered why Adobe hasn't gone this route. I feel like Adobe doesn't really focus on their products with special care and attention they used to. The latest copies of Photoshop and Illustrator are very slow and unstable, and instead of fixing these issues they just keep on adding more features that contribute to compromised performance and unreliability. I've been wondering if Photoshop for iPad is going to also accompany an unveiling of a rewritten Photoshop for desktop... in which case maybe they're just being secretive until their project is further along.
  23. +1 more vote on integrating the Astute Graphics Technology in Affinity designer. I own the entire AG suite, and it’s the only reason I still open illustrator. This would give AD the upper hand over illustrator in every way.
  24. +1 on this! I own the full astute suite, and it's honestly the ONLY reason I still have illustrator set up on my machine.
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