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CorkyO

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    CorkyO got a reaction from GrayFH in Shorcut to fill a selection (PS: ALT + Delete)   
    Just wanted to say +1 for a keyboard shortcut for filling a selection (e.g., Option + Delete for primary (foreground in PS) and Command + Delete for secondary (background in PS)).
     
    Use those all the time in PS and am really missing that feature in Photo at the moment!  :(
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    CorkyO got a reaction from GrayFH in Shorcut to fill a selection (PS: ALT + Delete)   
    Just wanted to say +1 for a keyboard shortcut for filling a selection (e.g., Option + Delete for primary (foreground in PS) and Command + Delete for secondary (background in PS)).
     
    Use those all the time in PS and am really missing that feature in Photo at the moment!  :(
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    CorkyO got a reaction from Alfred in Development Status - Where is Affinity 1.5 Beta?   
    Indeed.
     
    I was basically speculating on the apparent delay in the 1.5 beta for OS X (although it may not be delayed at all). If the beta for both platforms are released at the same time and have the same versioning, then it suggests to me a conscious effort to align the feature set (which only makes sense).
     
    I work professionally on the Windows platform (using the Adobe CC design products), but my home machine is an iMac. Having seen many products over the years get released for the Windows platform, the sheer number of users who would potentially want to try the Windows beta will most likely have a lot to say regarding how they feel about the app. If I were in the marketing team, I would certainly be aware of the potential backlash for any differences if the users felt it was somehow not inline with the 'other' platform's version. Especially if in an environment where users want to test the cross-platform functionality.
     
    No real concerns here, as these are new to the market and have shown a great (in my opinion) use of the current modern OS architecture. The performance is pretty much unparalleled at the moment. I hope to see some improvements in the current tools and some additional tools, but no worries if it takes a little time.  :P
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    CorkyO got a reaction from Gear maker in Development Status - Where is Affinity 1.5 Beta?   
    I would like to add both some pros and cons to the current feel of the development direction.
     
    Pros:
     
    Great responsive apps (both Designer and Photo) running on either OS X Yosemite or OS X El Capitan. Great interactive tools (e.g. gradient, transparency, blend mode live view). Very fun to work in the apps due to said responsiveness in the OS. Great for home projects.
     
    Cons:
     
    Starting to feel a little like the Pixelmator development (but far from becoming a product that is a disappointment - at least to me). Since I use Adobe products professionally at work (on a Windows based infrastructure) and have been for over 10 years, I can't say I feel comfortable with Affinity apps when I think of completing a project from start to finish at this point in time. Perhaps once the tool sets are complete, I may be confident.
     
    The expand stroke issue as well as the lack of path offset are basic prerequisites for my work. The lack of a mesh tool (which has been on the roadmap since I started using Designer and has yet to be seen or mentioned outside of the roadmap) also has me wondering when that will ever show up.
     
    These are a couple of basic reasons I can't remove other design apps from my home machine (which I would like to do since I prefer simple and efficient). I have the seat license from work for Adobe CC, so I do keep that installed and continue to fall back on it for any serious work at home, even though the newest CC desktop client feels very intrusive on my iMac as far as responsiveness goes. In fact; Photoshop CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015 and Lightroom CC all feel like they are running in a browser instead of locally off the hard drive.
     
    I really am looking forward to Affinity improvements (read additional tools, options and fixes like the expand stroke's - IMHO - unreasonable amount of nodes created for a program that is meant to make work easier). I would very much like to see one of these MAS companies move past the 'app of the year' stage and into the 'just continues to amaze' part!!  :P
     
    Note - please don't take this as anything other than an honest perspective from one user who hopes for the day when one set of tools that perform efficiently without bloat will do just fine. I still believe Serif's Affinity products can make that come true. The main reason I am even posting this comment is that there was an indication that a stable MAS version would be presented first and then beta's would resume. I now see that has changed.  :unsure:
     
    Best regards,
    CorkyO
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    CorkyO got a reaction from GrayFH in Shorcut to fill a selection (PS: ALT + Delete)   
    Just wanted to say +1 for a keyboard shortcut for filling a selection (e.g., Option + Delete for primary (foreground in PS) and Command + Delete for secondary (background in PS)).
     
    Use those all the time in PS and am really missing that feature in Photo at the moment!  :(
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    CorkyO got a reaction from MattP in Stroke size display (properties) box issue?   
    Most excellent, team!!! The issue is indeed fixed on my end with the just released RC2.
     
    Attention to detail = good!
     
    The new app icons (both Designer and Photo) are kinda cool. I like that they have a character of their own.
     
    Thanks a million. These programs really are fun to use. Will post anything else I come across as I move more toward using these programs full-time at home.  :P
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    CorkyO got a reaction from JGD in Request: Designer (gradient in stroke)   
    +1 for the gradient that follows stroke (introduced to Illustrator in CS6).
     
    Keep up the great work Affinity team!  :P
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