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  1. I did ask 'does Affinity have any plans in the future'. I'm not saying it's something anyone needs right now. We have Affinity Photo/Designer/Publisher, an entire suite. So we now have all the core software in a complete form. Of course a portfolio trumps any piece of paper, isn't that obvious? As for how would certification help you, clearly it would help you in the job market - Autodesk and Adobe do it specifically for this reason, but yes at the moment it would take a lot of time and money to set up and organise. I'm only a hobbyist, but I have worked in other areas/disciplines, and in those areas being Autodesk Certified for example is like having a massive stamp on your CV saying that this person knows their stuff. Saves the client the risk of hiring someone who has absolutely no idea about the software (which does happen).
  2. There hasn't been an Affinity Publisher workbook as of yet. I prefer workbooks to read offline as well as go through. Something a lot more satisfying having a tactile new workbook, with that new book smell...... ooooohhhh that new book smell - If they bottled that as an aftershave I'd buy it!
  3. Ahh, I was typing a combination of either just 8, or 8px to see if I could specify a unit.
  4. Can someone help me out here? I create a circle (10px by 10px) with a thickness of 2, CTRL+J to copy, go into the Transform box and type +8 in the W: and H: section. So I now have my duplicate circle (increased 8 pixels both in the width and height). OK, so all I want to do now is to power duplicate and keep pressing CTRL+J however many times I want to make these circles, each one 8 pixels larger than the previous. Isn't the expression of +8 in both the W and H correct? I'm not getting each circle +8 pixels larger than the last.
  5. +1 this. I'm just about to buy the game F1 2020 (PC version). You can create your own custom livery and import it into the game. But, uses .dds support. Check Affinity.... nope. I remember not too long back Affinity had no TGA support which it does now, so I'm hoping this will be another option to export than can simply be added to the software, pretty please!
  6. They need to be .svg files which I think is what you have, but they have to be tiny, 15kb from the last time I checked. Are you sure your files are 5kb, or are they 5MB?
  7. Using Affinity Photo on Windows 10, pressed F1 for help, loads up window. All fine. But now the help window is stuck in taskbar and cannot open. Closed and restarted. Opened up Designer and Publisher, and help is fine on those two. Still stuck on Affinity Photo. Any advice? I was trying to find out the clip to canvas toggle option. Image outside of canvas not showing, I want it to show, so two queries. Any help and advice appreciated.
  8. According to James Ritson's reply to a similar question on yesterdays Lockdown 2020 YouTube presentation, we will be seeing a significant update for Windows 10 which will be using GPU acceleration. Apparently this is still in the testing stage, but is very quick. Looking forward to the Affinity Suite making use of GPU RAM in the same way other software is doing.
  9. Not that I know of. Definitely something for the future though. The technology isn't too far away though, couple of years I reckon. In the future we'll be able to look behind photos!
  10. I received an email from NVIDIA promoting a new technique for converting a 2D photo into a 3D image. Article quotes: 'To convert a single RGB-D input image into a 3D photo, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Facebook developed a deep learning-based image inpainting model that can synthesize color and depth structures in regions occluded in the original view. "Classic image-based reconstruction and rendering techniques require elaborate capture setups involving many images with large baselines, and/or special hardware,” the researchers stated in their paper, 3D Photography using Context-aware Layered Depth Inpainting. “In this work, we present a new learning-based method that generates a 3D photo from an RGB-D input. The depth can either come from dual-camera cell phone stereo or be estimated from a single RGB image." 'To show the potential of the project, a separate researcher from Google has taken the code and developed a Chrome extension that turns every Instagram post into 3D images. Developers interested in setting up the extension can follow the tutorial to set up and run the project using NVIDIA GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform' Is this something Affinity Photo might have on the horizon? This isn't simply cutting away chucks of an image to then move in a parallax motion, the technique actually looks to give objects 3D properties. Also see YouTube link using this technique on old historic photos. The results are amazing. The picture comes alive! Full link as follows: https://news.developer.nvidia.com/automatically-convert-your-photos-into-3d-images-with-ai/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpaa1l6ZGxPREExTXpsaiIsInQiOiJ1MzBYaDJIbjBIK0JlWHptajFZdCtDWTRQUU81UHVsU0Rhb3JNZTkxMHlCaXZlZnkxTzAzWWF6cDdQRXQ2UnRObVVEMXFZU0pzbVdpckdhXC85MlVOTVIrUmJnVnNBUnlvT0p5UGZ6VklkMHFXcCs0aVI0SVZDSzFOdkdRQWlzeUsifQ%3D%3D
  11. I don't even know where to post this. Just seen Affinity's Facebook post about giving away the entire Affinity Suite free for 90 days, with a 50% option to buy as well. I'm telling everyone I know to get this, try it for 90 days, or buy it if they want. People trapped indoors during this coronavirus lockdown and having something like this to learn or just doodle about with is a very smart decision by all of you at Serif. So thanks, and if I didn't already own the suite, I'd buy it again. In fact, might just buy Affinity Designer for iPad as a gift.
  12. You need to calm down TonyO. This is a forum. We have free speech. Get over it. No insults from myself or anyone else here apart from yourself.
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