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  1. Is there a tangent snap function in Affinity Designer Beta? I've just downloaded the new build and am playing about with the new construction/node snapping features (very nice), but I can't seem to find any sort of tangent to tangent construction guide/snap. Edit: the 'Drawing circles using 3 points' draws a tangent between circles I've just figured out. Just wondering now can I use that to draw tangents on anything (rectangles, straight lines to a curve etc)
  2. It's been on the road map since 2015. It's just impossible to compete in logo design against Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw without a vector text warp tool. The text warp in Photo is a great tool. We just need that, along with additional text warp options (the Netflix logo is a prime example) in Designer. PS. Just reading the new updates/features. Very much looking forward to the video on the new node/pen features - I do love a nice curve!
  3. Praying to the Vector Text Warp Gods to see a lovely new Vector Text Distort tool in Affinity Designer before version 2.0 Or are they saving it for version 2.0?
  4. What Ballyshannon said...
  5. What farukkk said. I'm in the middle of something now, vectorising an image. All I need to do is slightly warp some text. Now I have to try and find my old Adobe Illustrator log in details and install the dreaded Adobe software. Hate the Adobe Suite, and I still cannot get my head around Affinity not releasing a basic text warp tool for Designer. I've been reading the original post, and it goes back to 2015. This isn't any hate on Affinity, love the software, but I cannot see how anyone doing any graphic design can not go back to Illustrator for this one tool. It's such a staple tool for any sort of logo design. Boggles the mind why it isn't a priority!?
  6. Is anyone else getting really long waiting times to simple export a file as PNG? It used to be more or less instant, but it's been like this on my desktop for a while. At work, I installed Affinity Photo, on a lesser machine, and it's far quicker?!
  7. Kiarian

    Affinity Photo Export to PNG Lag!?

    Regardless of size. Takes an age. Like I said, on a lesser machine it's quicker. Maybe I just need a fresh install.
  8. Gran Turismo Sport now allow users to import SVG files for the in-game livery editor. The only thing is, the SVG file has to be below 15Kb in memory, which is pretty tiny. It's a nice challenge though, to chop away as much unneeded information as possible, but to still get a good quality image. I created this vector file using Affinity Designer, which I then exported as the SVG file. I then used the livery editor to give my bog standard go-kart a new design. The Gran Turismo screenshots are in game. I'm just showing them to illustrate how the decal design looks on the go-kart!
  9. Kiarian

    Gran Turismo Sport - Super Mario Kart

    Hey Jarentino, search under the hashtag #nintendo #supermariokart #johnnyjawbone and it should come up. Haven't played GT lately as I've been working but it's a cool game. Ongoing, free DLC being released continuously!
  10. Kiarian

    Conical Gradient Doodling (AD)

    Excellent. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for attaching the Styles!
  11. I select multiple layers to group. I expect to see some sort of option I can simply click to group, but I can't see anything. I'm using the Work Book, and a 'group' option is supposed to come up on the Contextual Toolbar, but there is no option to group. Am I missing something? Edit: right click, and I see the option CTRL G for group. Going by the Work Book, should this option be showing up on the Contextual Toolbar?!? Just curious.
  12. Just positioning text using the transform window. Crashing multiple times. This program is becoming more and more unstable. Vector drawing, and now simple positioning of text. Multiple crashes doing the most simple of things. Really starting to lose patience with Affinity Designer.
  13. No. Just simple text transform window manipulating.
  14. The documentation states that this works for 'fill attributes'. But whenever I draw a shape, change opacity then click the 'Sychronise defaults from this selection', the opacity always reverts back to 100%. Why does it not store opacity information? It makes vector drawing a real pain.
  15. Thanks Toltec/R C-R, Understanding it more now. Yes, if I set the opacity as per Toltec said, then yes I can synchronise settings. The method I was using before would be to draw out a shape, use the number keys to quickly set the opacity and either turn stroke on or off, then synchronise settings on that selection, which does not work. Using the numerical keys only modifies the opacity in the Layers tab I can now see, and does not affect the opacity in the colour section. Got it now.
  16. It's text typed using the Text tool. I was trying multiple fonts. The crash happened multiple times when I was adjusting the transform box. I don't have a file as it was just something quick I was doing, using the built in AD tools.
  17. Hi Toltec, Thanks for the reply. That's disappointing. It seems to be a pretty lacklustre tool then.
  18. No probs. You would think 'Synchronise defaults from this selection' would mean exactly that. From what I can make out, all it does is synchronise colour attributes. Does nothing at all with opacity settings.
  19. Hi Callum, Not sure what you mean. I select the shape with the opacity already set to 20%, to set this as the default. When I then select the pen tool, to then draw out a shape, it's always set to 100% fill. I set the opacity beforehand either by pressing the number keys 1 to 10 (10% to 100%), or I manually set the opacity.
  20. Ahhh, thanks. I was trying to get my head around it. Assumed the selection would have a gradient, but wasn't sure. Makes sense.
  21. No, I selected a radial gradient on a new layer, from black to 0% opacity, then clicked the image layer to make active, then pressed delete.
  22. In the context toolbar for what tool? Erase doesn't have a feather value. I CTRL clicked a radial gradient to get a selection, then I have clicked the stone texture pixel layer to make active, then delete. All the Erase tool has is Width/Opactiy/Flow/Hardness, all set to 100%. Edit: I CTRL+I the selection and pressed delete, to get my desired effect. Still not 100% sure why I get this faded gradient, from what looks like a solid selection though. It's the effect I want, just trying to understand it.
  23. So how do you explain this? Pixel layer - selection Now I press delete Eh?!?
  24. I'm trying to make a custom brush, using this as an example (image 1). I'm trying to figure out how they got this soft negative effect. First image is what I am using as a reference, second image (Image 2) is a stone wall image I'm using as a test image. I've already tried inverting a desaturated image, but that's not it. How would I go about creating this?