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    Kiarian got a reaction from jmwellborn in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    I was expecting to see some indie vector text warping software for a tenner. $60? I purchased both Affinity Photo and Designer combined, for not much more.
    I'm only just starting to use Affinity Publisher, looks like it does vector text on a path, but haven't experiemented with it yet. The golden question is - can it do the Netflix logo?
    Affinity Publisher full product being released today - rubs hands. It's been nestled in my pre order account for weeks.
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    Kiarian reacted to Patrick Connor in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    It may change, but the Official ordered and structured list are on our website, titled, tagged localized and organised by similar function.
    https://affin.co/phototuts
    https://affin.co/photoipadtuts
    We put them on our site and designed the tagging and grouping and localisation because of the poor UI. I'll get them all hidden on Vimeo if it's such a problem
    There is a properly organised list of Publisher tutorials already
    https://affin.co/publishertuts
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    Kiarian got a reaction from Alfred in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    Much appreciated Alfred.
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    Kiarian got a reaction from Alfred in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    Much appreciated Alfred.
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    Kiarian got a reaction from Alfred in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    Much appreciated Alfred.
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    Kiarian reacted to Alfred in Official Affinity Publisher (Desktop) Tutorials   
    Basic Operations: Start with the basics of using Affinity Publisher.
    UI overview: Explore the Affinity Publisher user interface.
    https://vimeo.com/285242938/483331a68f (04:15)
    New publication: Set up your publication for desktop printing or electronic/print-ready PDF delivery.
    https://vimeo.com/285249440/d386863211 (03:06)
    Open and import: Open an existing publication or import PDFs.
    https://vimeo.com/285249814/bba611737f (01:55)
    Pan and zoom: Navigate around your document for focused editing.
    https://vimeo.com/336783904/3c17276890 (03:05)
    Selecting: Edit one or more objects by object selection.
    https://vimeo.com/337259737/1d633e56f3 (02:11)
    Moving, resizing and rotating: Transform objects on the page or via Transform Panel.
    https://vimeo.com/337260283/3a25bff5b9 (03:29)
     
    Page Layout: Establish the basic building blocks of your publication.
    Pages: Add single or two-page spreads to your publication and navigate between them.
    https://vimeo.com/337263766/4b0f1c776d (08:28)
    Master pages: Find out how master pages can be created and applied in Affinity Publisher.
    https://vimeo.com/337264378/9fdfe94753 (11:55)
    Sections: Divide your publication logically into separate sections (e.g., preface, TOC, chapters).
    https://vimeo.com/337265458/39b45251d5 (04:42)
    Page numbers: Add page numbering and section names to master pages for page navigation.
    https://vimeo.com/337266962/342e111972 (05:21)
    Rulers, ruler guides and column guides: Position ruler and column guides on your master/publication page to snap to.
    https://vimeo.com/337279962/09f54643ca (08:29)
    Baseline grids: Vertically align text baselines using a document, text frame or table baseline grid.
    https://vimeo.com/337282841/44ee40aac4 (07:08)
    Picture frame tools: Add picture frames to place an imported image or document into.
    https://vimeo.com/337286114/d5cd9db143 (04:38)
    Placing content: Add images and other Affinity documents to your page or picture frame.
    https://vimeo.com/337292835/a696f6561c (11:02)
    Linking and embedding: Find out how you can link or embed your placed images and documents.
    https://vimeo.com/337294349/bdafe26d6d (04:54)
    Pinning: Make images move with reflowing frame text as your story develops. Also great for picture frames, tables and text frames.
    https://vimeo.com/337296999/64c0ff04ac (06:34)
    Assets Panel: Use the panel to store your own custom assets (e.g., text frames and picture frames) for later use.
    https://vimeo.com/337297740/f5455d094 (03:42)
    Shape tools: Introduce geometric shape to your page for visual interest.
    https://vimeo.com/337298520/9f9dcfe543 (05:14)
     
    Text Tools: A look at the text tools available to add title, body copy and decorative text.
    Simple text: Add text to the page in Affinity Publisher and apply some text styles.
    https://vimeo.com/337299232/f44b1dfb2f (04:14)
    Frame Text Tool: Set up your text frame and introduce body copy to it.
    https://vimeo.com/337299876/5325d8d8d9 (07:04)
    Linked text frames: Flow text through placed text frames to keep your story text connected.
    https://vimeo.com/337302558/d4b6753766 (11:02)
    Text styles: Use text styles for consistent heading and paragraph text in Affinity Publisher.
    https://vimeo.com/337305725/9ed388fb02 (17:09)
    Text wrapping: Make text flow around overlapping images, picture frames, text frames or tables.
    https://vimeo.com/337308529/d30c896561 (05:01)
    Text on a path: Artistic text can follow a line, curve or outline of a shape.
    https://vimeo.com/337309094/f89267a279 (04:28)
    Artistic Text Tool: Add scalable decorative titles and headlines to your publication.
    https://vimeo.com/337309488/a0a7ce5647 (04:32)
    Find and Replace: Locate text and formatting in your publication and replace individually or all in one operation.
    https://vimeo.com/337309804/b939190d71 (08:55)
     
    Typography: Learn the essentials of great typography
    Characters: Fonts and font attributes: Find out how to change fonts and their attributes.
    https://vimeo.com/337310503/199cf98768 (04:50)
    Characters: Kerning and tracking: Adjust the horizontal spacing between characters.
    https://vimeo.com/337310860/20908707ed (04:38)
    Characters: Optical alignment: Aesthetically align starting or ending characters in paragraphs.
    https://vimeo.com/337311429/a57a45045e (06:03)
    Characters: Special characters: Insert any glyph or special character from menu, Glyph Browser panel or direct input.
    https://vimeo.com/337311780/f17c09cbe0 (04:40)
    Characters: Advanced typography: Edit your artistic and frame text's character and paragraph properties.
    https://vimeo.com/337312718/3a31d4d6a4 (05:51)
    Paragraphs: Alignment, leading and inter-paragraph spacing: Align paragraphs or adjust the vertical spacing between text baselines and paragraphs.
    https://vimeo.com/337313133/bfbfc3a0bf (07:32)
    Paragraphs: Text Ruler for indents and tabs: Use the on-page Text Ruler to introduce indents from your frame edge, as well as add tabs.
    https://vimeo.com/337313448/e54c623347 (05:59)
    Paragraphs: Bullets, numbers and initial words: Present list items with bullet characters, number any lists and emphasise initial words.
    https://vimeo.com/337313778/11881c7a46 (07:50)
     
    Advanced: Use a range of advanced features for more powerful publication design. 
    Tables: Add tables to your page to present data in a more structured way.
    https://vimeo.com/337317434/c7c5635e39 (15:45)
    Table of contents: Add a table of contents to quickly jump to referenced pages in your publication.
    https://vimeo.com/337458714/53e824f0dd (06:34)
    Indexing: Reference important terms in an index that gets you to information fast.
    https://vimeo.com/337458844/26025d018e (06:12)
    Hyperlinks: Create hyperlinks to another publication page, Internet web page or inserted anchor.
    https://vimeo.com/337459129/ec2516a467 (06:18)
     
    StudioLink - interworking with Designer and Photo: With Designer and Photo installed, you can make use of powerful graphic design and photo editing toolsets and features.
    Designer Persona: Vector Brush and Pencil Tool: Introduce some ornate filigree using stabilised brush and pencil strokes.
    https://vimeo.com/337461317/4dbdcae69d (05:16)
    Designer Persona: Multi-stroke/multi-fill effects: Shapes take on a cool look with multiple strokes and fills.
    https://vimeo.com/337462508/5935fbef6c (03:21)
    Photo Persona: Paint Brush Tool: Paint realistic brush textures on page backgrounds for a cool creative look.
    https://vimeo.com/337462814/2cdfa60076 (02:05)
    Photo Persona: Removing image areas: Make unwanted pixels disappear as if by magic.
    https://vimeo.com/337464466/76eea953ae (02:02)
    Photo Persona: Applying creative live filters: Give your publication images a creative boost with live filter layers. In this case, we'll introduce some motion blur.
    https://vimeo.com/337465563/533a84663e (02:21)
     
    Publishing and Sharing: Output your publication for electronic delivery or desktop/professional printing.
    Spot PANTONE colours: Add spot and PANTONE colours to your palette and apply to your page.
    https://vimeo.com/337465699/a222ee57ce (06:14)
    Desktop printing: Explore a range of print layouts for desktop printing.
    https://vimeo.com/337465816/3b5134502d (06:44)
    PDF publishing for web: Find out how to publish web-ready RGB PDFs.
    https://vimeo.com/337466005/5e8bda2577 (04:14)
    PDF publishing for pro print: Find out how to publish CMYK PDFs for professional printing.
    https://vimeo.com/337466797/012faed633 (05:43)
     
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    Kiarian reacted to Patrick Connor in Publisher Master Page Tutorial question (split)   
    Or make a non facing master to drop on left or right of a facing page spread.
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    Kiarian reacted to Petar Petrenko in Publisher Master Page Tutorial question (split)   
    OK. I tried and found that it is the same as in ID and QXP.
    Here is a Publisher file to try it youself. Just try to drag left master-B page to any right page of the document and vice versa.
    master.afpub
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    Kiarian reacted to Patrick Connor in Publisher Master Page Tutorial question (split)   
    There are 3 drop targets on each facing page Left, Middle and Right as shown by the hilight before you release. That shows which facing page will be replaced by a facing master, left, both or right.
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    Kiarian got a reaction from umanoid in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    What Ballyshannon said...
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    Kiarian got a reaction from whitewolf7070 in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    - What he said. Again, please Affinity, can you include an extensive vector text manipulation tool? It's too far gone now to want a basic one. I can only hope you're working on a full bells and whistles one with the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure as I speak.
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    Kiarian reacted to Joel_Cory in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    I'd like to chime in as well. Over the 20 years I've been a designer I've used CorelDraw, Freehand, Illustrator, and recently switched to trying out Affinity Designer. I was actually a little shocked when I discovered that AD didn't have this rudimentary vector manipulation tool... As I stated, all these tools had this capability and this was 20 years ago.
    I never even checked the specs before I purchased... because what vector illustration tool product would ever ship without it? It was inconceivable.

    Please make a concerted effort to build this capability into your application, it's a crippling omission.
    Basic logo work is severely hampered, and has forced me to go back to Illustrator CS2 (released in April, 2005 - 14 years ago...) to continue my design work that I had purchased AD to do.
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    Kiarian got a reaction from Multi4G in Affinity Photo - Color Secrets - You need to know   
    Interesting, I'll check this out.
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    Kiarian reacted to Multi4G in Affinity Photo - Color Secrets - You need to know   
    Find over 100 Affinity Photo Tutorials on my YT Channel
    Learn to pick and organize colors. Understand what Swatches are. Find out the difference between a Fill Color and a Global Color. Auto-create Pallets and many more cool things.
    Today I will show you the interesting ways to pick and manage your colors. In a document as well as across many documents in your application.  Some very useful and powerful stuff. Let's get started

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    Kiarian reacted to drippy cat in Course notes added to Udemy courses as a PDF   
    Hi
    It's Simon here from the Udemy courses about Affinity Photo. I wanted to let you know that I have created a .pdf which summarises the various subjects I talk about in the videos and it's now available for Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations and Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow.
    I did this because I regularly do video courses myself and I know how long it takes me to make notes. For me it increases my learning time by at least a factor of 4. So I thought it would be a good idea to save you a lot of time and do it myself. The course price isn't affected by this. I just wanted to make it a bit better for people.
    Thanks for your time,
    Simon
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    Kiarian reacted to Sean P in Affinity Designer Tangent Snap   
    Hi Kiarian,

    It is possible to snap to tangents when drawing construction guides (see below), however it is only available for these guides. It is not possible to do it for regular shape and curve objects.

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    Kiarian got a reaction from velarde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.3)   
    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!
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    Kiarian got a reaction from velarde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.3)   
    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!
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    Kiarian got a reaction from LeftHandPath in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.3)   
    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? 
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    Kiarian got a reaction from velarde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.3)   
    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!
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    Kiarian got a reaction from velarde in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.7.0.3)   
    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!
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    Kiarian got a reaction from Stefan Johnsson in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    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!?
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    Kiarian got a reaction from umanoid in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    What Ballyshannon said...
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    Kiarian reacted to umanoid in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    I've been an owner and user of Infinity design since it's the first Beta. I love the idea of the program, how it's fast and modern code but over the years I found really using it was difficult since I've been an adobe illustrator user for 25 years. You get used to certain tools and shortcuts, placement of tools etc. Every year I start to play with it and stop out of frustration. This year I'm putting in more time using it for some illustrations which have forced me to learn it's depths. I'm also now starting to see it's many shortcomings. I've tried a few things like starting in illustrator and then finishing and refining in Affinity, it gives me the best of both worlds but it's a pain AND I'm still using an older version of illustrator (5). I'd rather just use Affinity.  I was a huge Adobe supporter for years, doing Beta testing as well as lecturing for them at events. I felt betrayed when they went to a subscription model, It was a cheap cash grab and basically, they said FU to all of their core user base and longtime supporters. Their code has been sloppy and bloated for years and its patched together by chewing gum and string. So many features were never implemented the way they should have been, and even with their promise of addressing these things easily with CC it's still bloated and dodgey.
           Now that I've said this how does this relate to warping text?  You guys have had this feature on the roadmap for four years and still don 't have it. Your roadmap features are all seriously important to have and still no movement on implementation. Instead, you spend many of your resources making iPad versions of your programs. I love that you're developing your own version of InDesign (which I'm also beta testing) BUT YOU ARE NEGLECTING your core programs and promised implementations. This is really a shame because it's taking a page out of Adobes awful practices and if I wanted Adobe nonsense I would just stick with their programs instead of trying to migrate and learn yours. I understand as a company you have to earn money.I know you charge a modest amount and give updates for free but you also need to make sure your products are competitive and it feels like they're gathering dust.
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    Kiarian reacted to farukkk in How do I warp text in Affinity Designer?   
    Sadly just swapt back to adobe illustrator because of this feature Text Warp. We have now almost 2019 :(
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