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  1. VectorWhiz

    T-shirt designs

    Made some T-shirt designs in Affinity Designer. All vector, no pixels. More designs in my portfolio blog. (Images removed due to adult content - please follow the link above to view)
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    Photo - Nature Design

    Brilliant work, great skill!
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    Working with Affinity Designer

    It is visible that you obviously have above average drawing skills. Glad you put them to use in AD. Looks great! Soon you won't be missing AI at all, I guess.
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    Caricature in Designer, Raster

    Most excellent creations.
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    Greek word for love

    I've seen people post similar problems on Facebook. Exchange between different versions sometimes seems to result in problems.
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    Typography is a specialist trade. Mind the kerning. The visual space between the I, N and E for instance, is tiny compared to that between the L and the I. If you even that out (more space between the I, N and E that is) it would be easier on the eye.
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    General Photography - Edited on Photo

    AP's HDR function is so powerful that you can make a city view look like the tiny Faller houses. Reality beyond reality.
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    First time sharing work

    Very good first work! Palette and composition are excellent. Perhaps use the fx Gaussian blur effect to enhance realism?
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    View from the big cave

    Nice atmosphere in the drawing somewhere between eerie and beautiful. Great work.
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    Velocette Venom

    They knew how to make proper bikes back in the day. You know how to draw them. Kudos!
  11. To make a long story short; I dislike Adobe's subscription policies enough to live with the transient lack of features in AD, AP and Publisher. In addition I applaud Serif for working on a solid alternative, however difficult and time consuming that may be.
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    Vector portrait of a wolf

    Vector portrait of a wolf - zero pixels, 100% vector. Created in Affinity Designer with Huion H610 Pro tablet, which was some sort of a struggle since the rendering of drawn lines was extremely slow. I may one day next year add more detail and correct errors, but for now I am fed up. Progress sequence and explanation in my blog: https://communicats.blogspot.com/2018/12/vector-portrait-of-wolf.html
  13. The fluffy texture is created excellently. But as retrograde said some of the edges are too hard. Don't cut contour lines of adjacent areas so that they bump flush; let the overlap and use the transparency and blur tools to make the transition are look natural, like I did in this 100% vector image in the face & neck against the jacket and shirt areas: Detailed suggestions are given, because the rest of the drawing shows you have the skill to do this. I know such vector drawing require a lot of curve drawing and patience, but the benefit is that they can be rescaled to any size without loss of quality. Once an artists such as you set foot on this path, the challenge is the puzzling of how to make the vector drawing look like pixel art, while not copying the disadvantages of bitmap images.
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    Coup de tĂȘte

    You have great skill. One remark perhaps: the thin horizontal strip filled with cherries above the right side of the mouth puzzles me; if the head is split at that point maybe show no cherries or the top half of them in stead of the bottom half.
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    Duplicate - horny stuff

    This is a 100% vector image heavily depending on the very powerful Duplicate function, which I will explain in this thread. Below you see the three sections of the horn indicated: First the contours of each of the sections were drawn. After that and on top of that the first rib nearest to the skull was drawn, giving it a custom Swatch (which I saved), and a 3D fx that I gave the Scale with Object property. Then Duplicate the rib using Control + J, resize, rotate and position it until it no longer follows the underlying contour. Resize and rotate (and skew if necessary) and Duplicate again until it no longer follows the contour lines. Do this until the entire contour area is filled with ribs. Note: Every time a new rib is duplicated, move it below the previous one using the Back One icon below the menu bar. Penultimate function of creating the horn is uncheck the contour lines in the Layers panel to hide them. Finally mirror and position to the opposite side. Btw, the skull consists of a Duplicated layer that has a custom Fill in a different direction relative (180 degrees vs 45 degrees) to the original one. Its transparency was set to the Colour Burn filter with an 80% opacity. Both skull objects were given a double 3D fx lighting - 45 degrees and 270 degrees light source. Last action is to group all objects and apply a 3D fx of 45 degrees (top right) was applied to them to make lighting seem consistent.
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    T-shirt designs

    Thought I'd kick off the new year with some T-shirt designs. Here's two, check out the rest on my portfolio blog.
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    Texture Brushes 03 [Hatching]

    Thanks for the effort. It is appreciated!
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    Affinity Photo pdf manual for your enjoyment.

    Thanks a bundle for the effort. Great work.
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    Smarty Studio : Our Project (made with Affinity)

    You're a great designer. Composition and especially palettes are great. Enjoyed watching your work.
  20. This feature seems to work quite well compared to not activating the function. I have a Huion H610 Pro for which I downloaded and installed the latest driver. In the tablet's configuration program I set tablet sensitivity to the highest value (in 'Pressure Sensitivity') and when 'High precision tablet input' is activated the transition between various line thickness is smoother than when this function isn't activated. So the experiment for this particular Huion tablet works or is on its way to get even better. It is a very useful Preference setting in AD.
  21. I placed a more extensive description of my experience of working on a Huion H610 Pro tablet, using Affinity Designer, creating a complex vector portrait that has a bucket load of curves that were input on the tablet. It can be found here. The image below is a screendump of the outline view, which gives an impression of the number of curves contained within the portrait. The original image size is 6961 x 4113 pixels.
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    Kind of vintage Christmas card

    You probably wouldn't have needed Procreate since all this can be done in AD, but the result is very good, considering you probably didn't have a lot of time to create this image. Very authentic looking.
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    I designed an art book in Publisher Beta

    VERY nicely done! Kudos!
  24. One thing I've noticed already is that the rendering of the brush strokes are very slow in an image that contains intensive hatching to create fur for instance. In addition uninterrupted hatching renders faster than separate brush strokes. This experimental function in Affinity Designer in the beta version - High Precision Tablet Input (located under Preferences - Tools) - that seems to slightly improve performance, but there still is a lot of lagging when hatching. The image below shows the type of hatching I refer to.