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    Blending shapes

    @deedsNails it. In an effort to refresh both design and software skills (dormant since art school over a decade ago), I purchased the suite. I've been fiddling, running through tutorials on Skillshare, seeing what still works in my artistic brain. Sadly, AD is technologically incapable of allowing users to complete a frustrating majority of elementary design projects. I think this is generally where @deedsfinds the pillar of his argument that AD is much more for illustration than design. There's too much that it cannot do that anyone who expects to work seriously will need it to do. AD is a 20th century solution to 21st century design problems. Until it grows up, the only aspect of all-things Adobe where an argument can be made for it is through the pricing model, which seems wonderful, until tripping over the inability to execute a specific, relatively fundamental design technique leads to the asphyxiation and stymieing of the creative mind. The "roadmap" that a prospective buyer might peruse before deciding to make a purchase is a well-manicured cul-de-sac.
  2. jstnhllmn

    Blending shapes

    There were supposed to be jet packs.
  3. @Patrick ConnorMy apologies for the ambiguous word choice. No ad hominem slur was intended.
  4. A nice sentiment, but that isn't how the world works, in any respect, in any field, in any competitive situation, in any arena. If I was less excited about finding a competitor to Adobe, I would have been better about reading the fine print. Somewhere, it would have surely said that this is a pay-to-beta. At least Avis tried harder. Affinity Designer can only seem to promise to get there eventually, maybe, one day, who knows, but without that pesky subscription fee. Great. I'm using this platform why? I chose to dip my running shows in a bucket of mud right before the big race to save a few bucks? Really? This is the value proposition that I fell for? Oh, but when you say you're an illustrator killer — or at the very least a legitimate competitor — most prospective customers think you're talking about Illustrator in 2019. If your competing against Illustrator 2002, well nevermind, because Affinity Designer is still too late — Distortion and Warping (among a coterie of tolls Designer can't sniff) have existed there since 2001. The only saving grace is now you can not use the various features on an iPad, too.. To demonstrate how < moderated > the development of this program is, please refer to the images below. They show what cell phones looked liked in in 2001. In computer time, Designer was born a dinosaur that had just enough time to look up and see the asteroid. If there was a refund button, I would have already mashed it into the ground. If anyone wants to dive deeper into this sad exercise of masochism, here's a link to Serif's plans for Affinity Designer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Illustrator They are assuredly on the roadmap to 2030.
  5. I am trying to download the file, but the forum isn't allowing anything to be uploaded. Cascading agitations.
  6. In which of your products did you create the effect circled in red, and how did you do it? Thanks.
  7. jstnhllmn

    Hey Affinity,

    @ErrkaPetti you've done well here
  8. jstnhllmn

    Hey Affinity,

    what are we talking about? Im just looking to see a tutorial of how you made the image you posted.
  9. Does the community have any ideas how to accomplish this without the blend tool? Cheers.
  10. Hello Folks. Smudging some type (with the smudge brush). I keep seeing squared-off strokes as shown in the movie. It doesn't appear to be a rendering issue, since the stroke never corrects. Anyone know what's happening here or how to fix it? Cheers. Screen Recording 2019-05-11 at 11.54.24 AM.mov
  11. jstnhllmn

    Brush Glitch

    I slid the spacing down to 1% — as low as it will go. result is the same as in the movie above.
  12. jstnhllmn

    Brush Glitch

    thanks for the suggestion, but no dice... Screen Recording 2019-05-11 at 12.14.52 PM.mov
  13. As soon as possible = before the meteor hits — promise!
  14. @Polygoniusany screenshots of your magic at work?
  15. Echoing @reglico, maybe the advert line on the attached image needs to be rethought. You can sell a '65 Mustang (AD) in 1965 as the car to end all cars and you'd probably get 95% of potential drivers' heads nodding along with you, but X-years later, when the new wizband whatever comes out with the sexy-talking navigational widget and the custom-powered ass-heaters (Illu), you can't still be peddling the '65 mustang as the car to end all cars. It corners like a beast. Horsepower for days. Hums like a peach on crack. But we have other needs now. Can it massage my butt while the heat is cranking? No, it cannot. Better believe that drivers — particularly those prone to believe the proclamations of over-eager marketing departments — are going to predictably express their frustration. Here's mine: Wake me up when we get there.
  16. That inference is your own, and it is false. If I (or any user) thought Illustrator (or its development) was wonderful, I'd be on the wrong forum. Again, I addressed this 'two-wrongs-make-a-right' logic in my previous post. Adobe's 'pits' don't exonerate Affinity of their failure to deliver a feature road-mapped 4-years ago. This is unclear, but it suggests you think these tools are essential (irreplaceable) features. I guess then that we agree, that they are necessary? Shrug emoji. I am not inventing the sourced and cited frustration of other users or projecting my frustration onto them as the linked forum threads above indicate — you can find more yourself, and it won't take very long. Ironically, you're quite guilty of dismissing my perspective — the false charge you levy upon me with your misleading and curiously personal accusation. We can be a user of a thing, and a fan of a thing, without being an apologist for the shortcomings of a thing. Cheers!
  17. @Mithferion I hope that "but Adobe sucks too" isn't the standard to which Affinity measures itself — or justifies its glaring, critical functionality shortcomings. This was supposed to be the Illustrator killer, not an exercise in comparable frustration.
  18. I refer the above dedicated users to posts from as far back as 2014 indicating roadmapped features which have yet to manifest, specifically Object Blend and Envelope Distort. The frustration with Affinity compels a user to spend $30/month on CorelDraw for features that have existed in Illustrator et al since when, the early 90s?
  19. "Roadmap" is Affinity talk for "lol".
  20. it does do envelop distort and object blend, so there's that.
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