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  1. After installing the latest version AD after opening, shows a slew of corrupted files (the entire width of the bar is filled with corrupted files), all named 'untitled'. When closing them I am required to save them (there is no way to not save them). When I do, AD crashes. It suddenly closes without giving an opportunity to send crash reports. I tried starting AD while holding the Control key, which does not change the situation. I am running AD on Windows 10 on a 16GB RAM machine with an Asus Mb and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU. Please advice.
  2. Hi Gabe, thanks a bundle. This solved it.
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    Penguin - How to soften edges?

    Here's a trick: Duplicate an object that you want to give some hard edges and some blurred edges Move the underlying object inside the one above it (select in the Layers panel to make certain you have the right one) so that the top object serves as a mask Do not give any blurring to the object on top Blur the underlying object to the amount of choice, using fx - Gaussian blur Move points to outwards of the top image to make an edge blurred Move the nodes of the blurred underlying object outwards where you want a hard edge - the top object masks it Hope this helps. Take care.
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    Smarty Studio : Our Project (made with Affinity)

    Your sense of graphical ethics keeps amazing me. The compositions, choice of palette and skill to make it work are excellent. Kudos!
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    Applying an Astronomical process to a terrestrial Image

    HDR has a wealth of enticing functions that make it difficult to stop (editing). It's all a matter of preference, but artists can take it anywhere. That is the brilliance but also potential pitfall of advanced graphic programs. In this case, I like what you did; the result is appealing.
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    New to Affinity

    Keep going. You've found the best graphic software at the best price around.
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    It's the little things

    I think you shouldn't put yourself down. I would say your work would fit in there flawlessly.
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    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!
  18. 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
  20. 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!