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  1. Hello @Andy Somerfield Thank you for this great release. 1- download was a bit slow but no cut no issues and came right. 2- install was fast, no issue 3- First launch was okay, second launch okay too, si the release works but ... now when you load a picture saved as PSD and to develop it ... the software just crash ! Iv'e tried couple of times but it is impossible to load a PSD on the develop persona, it simply crashes the software, the previous wasn't doing that ! Please Fix ! Blessings.
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    Smarty Studio : Our Project (made with Affinity)

    Hello @Wosven i am but they are still making their mind and i will start working on it when they all come together otherwise, time will be spent moving from this ot that one without any proper results. For this occasion i just made a text based design with common and known stuffs for them to have something they can look at. Your remark is welcome and just pointed the right thing, thank you for your kind words. Blessings.
  3. Hello everyone, From today i believe i have to start sharing few of our design works (actually i'm working alone but i do build a team from time to time depending on project size ) Most of our client/requesters are Church based and we really enjoy doing stuffs for them but what you will se here is more about Smarty Studio standing with other studio/teams together into what is to become Congolese Design Style. Well each country have it's own style of design but Congo doesn't have a proper thus most of Congolese designers simply clone/copy styles from everywhere. This is a beginning, please your inputs on each design palet/kit will be of great help and will help us improving better. Blessings !
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    Smarty Studio : Our Project (made with Affinity)

    Hello People ! Back today with a really quick one, made for a friend of mine starting a SHEQ teaching business. This is really quick work made with AfPublisher with all pixels worked out with AfPhoto and Vectors with AfDesigner all 3 from the latest beta build (except AfPublisher because v.312 was not released yet). Tell me what you find and how you think you would improve this. Blessings.
  5. Hello @AdamW Thank you for this release. Download on my side was good, no stop, no real lag. no issue with installation, took around 3min (yes my mbp is not that recent) 1st launch was a bit slower than previous build, still no new splash screen there but the old black square thing ! loaded a project made with previous build version was quite fast no warning message, no lag. Did Export of that project made with previous build was fast for TIFF, better with PSD compared to previous build but i've noticed the software now open the exported document straight forward not giving us choice if we want it to load with default software or just save it and open later (maybe i'm missing something here,if so, please teach me how to fix). Also i've noticed the interface is more crisp and clear than previous version, in the same time i've noticed the change in the toogle preview mode button. the over all thing is Okay, even if i still need to give a serious try.
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.122)

    Hello @Andy Somerfield My side, download was okay no breaks but good speed. The install was fluid and no issue at all. First launch was Okay and everything was just there. So up to now, i'm enjoying this release and what it brings.
  7. Hello everyone ! Well i will try to make it short, today ! With all recents improvements brought into Affinity line of product, i believe it is time for Serif to develop what i would call smart layers. Well this smart layers would be similar to what one have on photoshop (smart object) but will be more flexible and would allow users who convert from Adobe products to not lose it all: Smart layer would : a- bring more non destructive possibilities as when we uses the develop persona Case: i open a a photo and switch to develop persona then do my thing there, the minute i click Develop the software should actually not apply all those tuning liek it does now but instead convert the photo into a smart layer and embed all settings in there as sub Adjust. layers or Live Adjust.layer allowing us to fine tune it later if wanted. b- handle smart objects from PS and make it possible to fine tune them or even better convert them (only convertible functions) into what we actually have and use on AfPhoto then allow users to continu and finish their work started on PS with AfPhoto with ease. c- help us go beyond what we do and actually make it possible for AfPhoto users to create Dynamic Mockups that would be used among all 3 softwares and even exported for use with PS but discarding non compatible stuffs also allowing to open and process Mockups crreated with PS without losing anything. implementing Smart Layers would actually open to new possibilities and this is only a glimpse of what i think it could be, anyone here more talented or aware of stuffs then i do should had inputs here to help the Dev's to figure it out even better. Blessings
  8. Hello Team, Want to know if the add of Luminosity mask (Live) is planned for AfPhoto ? actually in beta cycle. Yes Luminosity masks will make life even better and easier for a lot of people, i've learned to use it and it makes a lot of things possible. I know people have said it is possible to mimic it but i'm actually asking about a native one and if it is planned to be implemented. Blessings !
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    Luminosity Mask: AfPhoto 1.7 Beta ?

    Thank you so much ! i think it should be improved and made easier to do as per new comers and beginner designers. until then, Thank you so much !
  10. Thank you @MattP Giving it a download right in few minutes and will also give it a serious try today. Download worked a charm. installation went smooth, no error ! First Launch was a bit slow (no other software was launched but AfDesigner only): should be checked by AfDesigner Team. I like it when your team and you, take to make the pen tool so much friendly better. Blessings !
  11. Thank You Olivio, this was needed on this side of the world. BLessings
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    Smarty Studio : Our Project (made with Affinity)

    Hello Everyone ! Back today with only small stuff i've recently made. again that client of mine Perez Chapel Foucks for a quick Job (Yes they like quick stuffs !!!) A simple banner + Profile picture for their use. Hope you'll like it ! do not forget: Tell me what you think of it it was exclusively done with Affinity Designer Public Beta 1.7.0.10. Yes it has been a long time since i started and finished a project on AfDesigner only, since AfPublisher my workflow have evolved a bit.
  13. i simply like this version. Download was straight, no fail ! no crash up to now, no major lag. even i created a flyer with it ... simply nice
  14. Hello everyone ! Happy to share this with you today; Yes i'm back because power outage was fixed in my suburb but only for few hours then we may go back into ... no power at all for the time or number of days they decide . Not a problem at all as opportunity is given and i take it on both hands. Now let's move ! --------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Review and propositions for Affinity Designer 1.7.0.2 (also applicable to Affinity Photo and Publisher too) Well the new Affinity Designer load faster than what I've seen up to now and i'm really really happy with it and can just imagine how great would be the final version. Brushes are more fluid and easy to use and they flow in more natural way, it's simply a pleasure to make use of it. BUT !, because there is always a but in stages like this ! These are the few problems or difficulties i had with (that is existing since old versions): Brushes Loading was really fast (just drag and drop and click Ok) .afassets, .afpalette, and .afstyles still can't be added or loaded to the software by selecting them from the file browser using the drag and drop method. From the import window opening i can only select one item after another, would be very useful if select all is activated allowing to select everything compatible within the same folder then just click Ok/Add for the software start loading them. My Proposition to the above problem this is a proposition i have for the above problem i encountered and still encounter: Well, to me a good Fix would bean Assistant working similar to a font manager but a bit differently. It would ask the user where is the folder with desired stuffs to load then that kind of resource manager would scan that folder looking for everything compatible (palettes, brushes, styles, macros, etc.) then display it in a list (like when we try to add PS stuffs on Affinity) they would be classified by categories with level of usability and trust (orange, green and red etc.), from that place we would make our choice to activate and/or approve whatever we want (on a column with check boxes ON/OFF) and the software would just load our choice then after it is done we would receive a DONE message. That solution would make it even simple and take less minutes than leaving it to us to manually load them one by one and could be very helpful even for those using the iPad version and who have their stuffs somewhere on the iCloud. Please think about this, it may save lives. This is what I like from the new (affinity Photo) beta version : The icon used on the top bar to indicate the different personas are far away better than what Affinity had, it's more refined and i personally feel better looking at it, now left the tools icons, they need a refresh like you did with the personas icons: Please implement it on the next Affinity Designer, they are simple and beautiful. This is what i believe Serif should start thinking about or add in this beta cycle: 1- A rotate on plane functionality that will help us to rotate subjects such as shapes, beveled/extruded texts, curves etc... thus moving one step close to a real 3D capability 2- Make Designer more capable of making UI/UX with new functions or simply revised functions and why not bringing the Prototyping Persona where all prototyping for Ui/UX guys to feel at home and create the best they can or want. 3- The Fill Tool used to create gradient must now become curvable, allowing the user that create a gradient to also bend it or curve it in one or another direction or even or draw circles or complex lines with it, to me, it will make it possible to create the "up to now" impossible multicolored curved gradient that ever existed (maybe it does exist somewhere else and just don't know about... ) Well, that's everything i wanted to share with you and even bring up to light, may you have advice or corrections, please feel free, it will help us all grow ! Blessings !
  15. Hello Team ! Just wanted to know at some stage Affinity Photo will support Lens Profile for devices like iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, Pixel and Mi by Xiaomi ? IN fact, today there a lot of people are shooting with their mobile phone because it is what they own and like but those devices doesn't produce RAW file the same way big brand does but some will produce HEIC, JPEG and TIFF files. I know you focus on Pro and Expert but will it be possible for small creators to also be taken in consideration ? Blessings
  16. Hello Team ! i believe Affinity Publisher would do better job and be even competitive if you had a possibility to do OCR or Characters recognition on loaded PDF or scanned documents. in fact Publisher should be pair correctly with scanners and have Pro level scan functionalities to allow more Pro to converge or convert to it. There is a capture software called snagit who does that job so why not Publisher ? Hope this helps ! Blessings.
  17. Because it is always better to have everything in one place. ONly they don't work as expected then one can search - find - install and use another one (more suitable to him) Less is more: less installed software on a laptop/mac is still more. Blessings.
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    Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.0.120)

    Hello @Andy Somerfield had some issues with the download of Affinity Photo, needed to retry again and again. install was slow for the very first time since beta cycle started launch was slow too but ended opening, now i simply need to give it serious try. Thanks for this update and hope another one with great features improvements like Content Aware or something simply Serif for the pleasure of everyone. Blessings !
  19. @AdamW thank you for this release and i'm just exited for the next coming version you said your team is cooking. My side the install was fluid no issue, only faced few drop with the download but not that much. The link to your S3 servers works very well for me so no complain. Blessings !
  20. Hello ! I've noticed there is a kind of bug when i work with mask ans quick mask, here is what i did. Loaded an image Made a selection of the subject (worked) Press Q to display quick mask (worked) Click the mask button close to the adjustment in order to mask unnecessary area ... ... Affinity Photo crashed ! Retry the same with rasterized image but the same result. Now when i apply mask with no quick mask displayed it works. Question: it should be okay to apply mask with quick mask displayed, ain't it ? Hope this will be corrected in coming Beta version. Blessings
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    Bug: Mask and Quick Mask

    Hi @GabrielM thank you so much for this peaceful answer. Affinity Photo is getting serious and i too. Blessings !
  22. Thank You so much Olivio. Nice job, i just got mine right now. Blessings !
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    Bug: Mask and Quick Mask

    Hello Team Coming back for this one i'm facing. it is doing the same with AfPhoto beta 118 so no fix was brought to it. Attached you will see in video how it does on my side, hope a fix will come soon. Blessings ! AfPhoto Bug.mp4
  24. Hello ! this is not to mention a bug but more of a question and if it does not exist yet a suggestion. It is possible at this stage to draw a straight line with the pen tool then use some filter or options to create a Zig Zag from it ? Like one would do to make waves or to illustrate waters flowing/moving. i know it was possible with Ai but not yet tried to create it with Affinity Designer (Beta or Retail), so i ask. if it is not implemented (such a filter or a straight function to make zik zag of vector lines and smooth them or sharp them) then i would ask it (for both Windows and MacOS) because it is helpful and time saving and very useful for logos design. Blessings !
  25. Well it is simple ! I personally am amazed with the level of precision acquired by Adobe since they've implemented the Adobe Sensei technology. I recently was asking myself (now i ask to Serif) how fun and interesting would Affinity Photo (and maybe the two others) if Serif develop an intuitive and efficient intelligence that will power their software. not only Adobe but Skylum took the same path and powered their software with Artificial intelligence and now and they are getting very popular, not only that the tools are getting much better and really saves time for impressive results. Just put everything here and hope Devs and staffs will read and indicate us if something similar is coming to Affinity, if not then i tried and it was fun to try. Blessings.
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