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  1. Have you guys thought of approaching schools and offering your software either free or reduced cost? In the early day I think most of us would have to own up to 'acquiring' a copy of Adobes offering to learn the skills that would be otherwise impossible, because lets be honest what kid can afford a £1000 design suit? My son is in his last year of school and is completing a GCSE in graphic design, I was shocked to find out that the school did not teach any correct form of Adobe software only paint shop pro and an old copy of fireworks. If kids where to learn this off the bat, and leave school loving the software and equally it did not cripple the school to provide it as a learning tool. I think it would provide you a solid foundation of loyal users wanting to move forward and use this in the professional world.
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    A snail bot for a game

    Cool work, I agree very Machinarium, which is a great thing
  3. Not sure does this help? (screen grab from Disk Utility)
  4. Hello all, I' m working on final edit for a print file today, Its over 250mb with 6 or so artboards and it crashed whilst changing some text, tried opening the crash file that failed now I cant open it at all?? any help would be amazing, this is due to go to print tomorrow.
  5. WD 750 GB 2.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Red
  6. StarTech USB 3.0 to SATA III Dual Bay 2.5-Inch Hard Drive Enclosure https://www.startech.com/uk/HDD/Enclosures/~S252BU33R
  7. By the way I'm world class at breaking things in very unusual ways, My developer is often astounded at the impossible damage I've done to Wordpress sites.
  8. Just edited my above reply, remembered it crashing a second time
  9. Interesting, I went in to do some last text amends before export, and moved an outlined price label. From here I hit the beachball spin in and sat for 5-10 mins, so I forced quite the program. I opened the crash file and it then crashed whilst doing the change again, I believe I tried saving before I made the edit at this point. Every open after that refused to open with the above message. Mac specs in screen shot, My external drive is a raid connects Via USB3 is set up as a raid drive with two WD Red HDs.
  10. Ok thanks, I know I was pushing it with a very complicated texture overlay sat on about 8 spreads, my mac could well have run out of ram whilst moving or editing a layer. I will just rebuild, I have a PDF export to work from. May just create this with a transparent background then import to indesign as an eps for the texturing, as the link files aren't then held on/in page, this would keep my AD file small and the Indd file small too. Thanks Anyway
  11. Thanks, just uploaded now. I work from a usb3 raid drive yes, could that be it? It got a speckled texture on each page which i left off until ready for export. If i can get it fixed Im going to remove this and add it as a background image instead to reduce the file footprint....i just like having as much vector as possible.
  12. The Ice Cream Rave Van...January Blues so needed a dose of Neon cheer this week.
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    If she catches the receipt, I will be sleeping in the shed - still I'm sure I could run an extension lead down and set up office amongst the garden furniture.
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    Well, Ive been saving ages for and I've googled & youtube researched the hell out of it, I was tempted with the cheap(er) Chinese tablets, but I'm terrified of warranty issues, quality and disappointment. I'm holding out for the Wacom Cintiq Pro 16. The 13 looks brilliant too, but I know what I'm like, I will wish I pushed for the next size up. The 27QHD looks amazing but I work in studios often and also hot desk at two locations during the week so need to have portability. Edit; Wacom are taking so long Ive researched myself out of it, iPad pro with a textured screen protector is the future, also the possible cable nest has put me clean off - plus I get top buy the Affinity App.
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    Im refusing to finish any new artwork until my new Wacom arrives. Ive literally been like a kid before Christmas day all this month.
  16. I know graphics tablets questions have been asked a heap of times but looking at buying one for a project I have coming in February so need to know I'm getting kit that works first time. So my question is this: Will budget graphics display tablets such as XP-Pen 10 or Parblo Coast10 work and play well with Affinity software, or are they a disaster? Ive heard drivers can be tricky. I would like the Wacom Cintig 13HD but £600 is a lot of money to pay out in a very skint January.
  17. So your tablet is one of the lower cost Chinese "copies" of the Wacom tablets? I'm just worried about forking out cash for the wrong kit.
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    Its very cool, have fun with it :) not sure why its not in the effects panel though?
  19. so cool, I'm really envious of all you painters I love all this stuff
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    Don't encourage me, Ive done no work as it is today :P
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    I drew it all on grid, rather than skew anything. just use the snap to guides then as you say use the corner tool to round it all up. Takes a bit of messing to get them all looking balanced as corner angles are different on opposing sides. Edit: I'm pretty hooked on isometric everything at the moment, have a robot to do next, I could literally sit doing it all day. I love it (desperately putting off a brochure and a batch of boring flyers I'm supposed to be making for a client).
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    Ice Cream Rave Van

    Thanks Matt :)
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    New Logo for Brass Band.

    Lots better, its a icon logo so don't worry about 100% readability, I think its sometimes more fun to discover elements hidden within logos too. People are often scared of change, so I feel you've changed it just enough but still has a familiarity to the old.

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