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About Filo63

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  • Birthday 04/02/1963

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    Savona Italy
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    Design, Art, Illustration.

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  1. I have never loved Adobe's transformation and warp tool because it is inaccurate with the result I would like to get. Before Affinity, with Ai I used the warp tools as a starting point, then I rasterized them and took them to Ps to draw on them with the Cintiq. Once I got the desired sketch, I imported it to Ai to retrace them. Now with Affinity I create my writings on Publisher, transform them with the tools of Photo as a sketch and redesign them with Cintiq until you get the desired design and then retrace it. All this with a single software thanks to StudioLink. I can not be satisfied and for this I hope in a more precise and sophisticated instrument from Affinity ... with the digital pencil and today also that of iPad I can draw by hand what I really want. Forgive me but I'm too tied to the accuracy of my sketches and for this I thank Affinity for including them in a single graphic tool. I'm probably too old, but what a creative can do with pencil is basically better.
  2. I started the Graphic Designer business when the computer was not yet used, so I experienced the whole digital epic. I have used the triad of Adobe products from their very first versions including PageMaker and QuarkXpress ... good versions and bad versions could be the plot of a book! I also miss the warp distortions and much more, but not being a programmer I don't know if they are so simple to write. What I know and appreciate is that the Affinity project has adopted a philosophy consistent with the work of the Graphic Designer. 1 - the files are readable and editable by any of their software, keeping the levels and their characteristics intact. 2 - in each of their software I have a direct manual drawing level without having to use another software. With a Wacom or an iPad I can explore modifications and shapes of my projects through sketches ... sorry for the presumption, but this is the basis of an analog-digital graphic project. 3 - have created a layout software that brings them all together into one tool (StudioLink). This point has been dreamed of and coveted by many professionals for over thirty years. For Affinity to be complete it will take many years, and it will never be complete, but I can say that today it is probably the software suite most consistent with the graphic designer's operating spirit. Take a blank digital sheet, the pen of your iPad, Cintiq or graphics tablet, and start sketching your idea, without changing software, start transforming it into a vector or bitmap executive and then move on to the print file ... let's give time to time, but this is a great thing and Adobe still doesn't offer it after 33 years of software development.
  3. GT70 if all the software houses waited to complete a product in all its components before moving on to another we would only have Adobe Illustrator which was born in 1987. it seems obvious to me that to be competitive in the world of graphic design they have to develop the three main software almost simultaneously ...
  4. Until now to open files from iPad I used the FileBrowserGo app, now that I've updated to iPadOS I thought I'd do it from the File finder but I couldn't. From the iPad I see the folders of my Mac through "File" through the connection to the server but this does not happen from within the Affinity applications. I also tried directly from "File" and I can't. The same operation on a .psd file works, in practice I can select it and when it is open, if I select sharing with Affinity Photo, it opens it. Am I wrong about the operations or do you have to wait for some updates? Grazie Fabio
  5. I still remember when Adobe was charging the double license for mac and for windows. Then they introduced a new payment model and "grant" the use on different platforms ... I prefer Affinity for many reasons and I paid for the iPad version as well as the Mac version and I find it right. I don't think that writing an application for a single operating system is the same as writing it for more than one OS. Of course they could increase the cost by 25 € and say that it was possible to use it on Mac and on Win ... other 25 and give it also for iPad. Probably doubling the cost they could promise more but pleasing few people and making many more "sad".
  6. Si per annullare è perfetto. Mi sono spiegato male...Quello che mi capita spesso è che a zoom elevato, l'uso delle due dita con la mo sinistra + la penna con la mano destra, comporta degli spostamenti o degli zoom indesiderati. Ci vuole un allenamento non indifferente.
  7. @Angelos58 quale problema incontri... spesso con lavori a tanti livelli ci si confonde, però riesco ancora gestire le cose in modo appropriato. Forse mi trovo peggio con lo spostamento rispetto all'annulla perché se le due dita non sono bene coordinate si rischia di invertire la funzione. Ciao Fabio
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    Arrowheads on Lines

    @Tadhg The problem escapes me ... forgive my poor English, but I don't understand. If it is convenient to have the last color used or the font used why should terminations and arrows such as line thickness be zero when I switch to a shape? It seems to me a complex form of artificial intelligence that we can define in just a few steps. The software should understand what we want to do. There are more important things to deal with. For heaven's sake, everyone has his own vision and need that at the moment may seem the most important. Put that you are drawing a technical scheme where you use the arrows to indicate the direction of movement of a mechanical apparatus. Use the arrows on the lines and maybe even create a rotation pattern ... draw a circle that already has the arrow, cut it where it is useful and eliminate the arc of a circle that you are not interested in and the arrow is there where you need. If you reset everything you have to recreate it while, with the current solution, you have it ready!
  9. I do not deny that it is a useful function, especially for those who work in sportswear to create vintage graphics. I'd like to have her in AD, but I'm waiting. Deep down AD offers me so many things that other software don't have, especially a work logic that others badly implement. AD allows you to draw by hand with a tablet or cintiq as if it were a paint software, it allows to merge vector and bit-map elements like no other. I find it useful and decisive for many things ... that can be improved, updated, but his work philosophy meets and blends with mine, and that's why I chose it. Even more so Designer compared to AP, Publisher is on the right track. The fact that the three software blends so well with each other is again a fantastic and better assembled element than the competitors. Of course Serif could be faster and punctual with updates or news, on the other hand they have a much more democratic price policy that respects the work of creatives ... they could grow and have more programmers, but often all this distances software houses from their audience and intent that moved them from the beginning. And we've seen this with so many other software houses. We have been using Publisher for months, the end date has been moved, but we can use it anyway. I am still a member of the CC but I use it less and less ... maybe a lot of hatred is not needed to solve. It is better to know that it will be done compared to so many promises. A suggestion, invest in a new resource when it covers more than fifty percent of your operational work needs. This is simply my thought. Ciao
  10. Error typing the apostrophe. Using the button of the apostrophe comes out a wrong symbol. This error is also present in the penultimate beta version. Thanks Fabio
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    Hand Painted Textures

    I would try to make the pools of water a little 'wider and the most dry and rougher
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    Hand Painted Textures

    The mud effect is improving
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    Hand Painted Textures

    Your work is becoming more and more professional. For the mud you should increase the sheen of the water in some areas. Shots of light and homogeneous areas alternated with drier and craggy areas. Where there is more water the mud reflects more the ambient light. Bravo F.

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