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  1. Dream

    Looking for books recommendation

    Yes. It's a really good book, but it's not a tutorial book. It doesn't teach you step by step how to create your own business card or a logo. Instead, it gives you a better understanding on how to use your current skills in efficient ways and how to improve your skills later. It also gives inspiration and shows real life cases. Are you totally new to graphic design? If so, you might leave this book for later and start with this and this (this one is mostly for inspirational purposes).
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    Looking for books recommendation

    Maybe this is what you're looking for: How to Be a Graphic Designer
  3. Hey @carl123 Just gave it a try and it worked. It's a good solution for my current needs, but I hope that the radius will change by percents in the future. I used Corner Tool on custom shapes. I saw that Rounded Rectangle has that "change by percent" feature and that's why I thought that it should be added to the Corner Tool as well. Anyway, thanks for pointing out that baking solves this problem in one way or another.
  4. Hi! I'm sorry if this was posted before. I couldn't find this topic on the forums. I'd like to have "Radius by percents" for the Corner Tool. I'm currently having this problem where I can't use the Corner Tool with symbols of different size, because when I change the radius of a bigger symbol, its smaller copies get same amount of pixels in corner change, which makes it a dramatic change for a smaller object. P.S. Is there a workaround in the meantime?
  5. A) They are not professional/advanced users And there you are, speaking as if you directly watched those people working and you can tell who is a professional and who is a hobbyist I personally use both Photo and Designer for game asset creation. Since it's part of my job workflow, we can all agree that this is a professional use. Also, three of my friends that work in a professional photography studio have also switched to Affinity Photo. They still thank me from time to time because I was the one who recommended Photo to them. B) With Affinity they get all they need Exactly. If with Affinity we get ALL we need, why would we pay monthly for some extra bloated crap? Or what is it that you don't get in Affinity that Photoshop gives you? That 'magical' one-click subject selection? Anyway, we're not going to come to a mutual agreement on this topic, so let's not turn this post into a war between Photoshop and Affinity users. We've said our opinions. I've spent more than 5 years with Adobe and I had enough experience with it to say that Photoshop has turned into slow, bloated shit. But I don't have anything against your opinion. Some people just like to pay extra for things. People buy expensive Beats by Dre while there are headphones with a greater quality and for lower price, people buy expensive iPhones (probably going to trigger a new wave of Apple fans) while there are more powerful android smartphones that had most of the 'new' features of new iPhones years before Apple even thought of that, people also pay monthly to Adobe for something that they don't even use 70% of, and the other 30% of features that they do use, those features are present in alternative software.
  6. I know this because when someone is crying that Affinity Photo is not even close to Photoshop, it's clear that they don't even know the software. To me it's like they jumped into a trial version for 30 minutes, didn't find their favorite tool in the right place and felt like the software is too far from Photoshop. I'm using this as an example because I've seen many posts on the froums from people asking how to do this and how to do that, while all of it is laying right in front of them just with different names. So they got used to Photoshop so much that they don't even understand that two differently named tools are doing the same job. They don't want to find a way around their workflow that they've been doing for years in the same software, so it leads them to saying that Photo or Designer is too far from Adobe's products. By the way, the thing about the pen tool was just an exaggerated example to push the point.
  7. I wonder how many tries it took you to cancel the subscription without Adobe's Support begging you to stay? I've wasted so much energy on trying to unsubscribe successfully that I was ready to do it the hard way with the help of my bank. The reasons I ended my subscription to Adobe back in 2015 were that I've noticed a huge decrease in performance of Photoshop (more and more with each update, getting all the new useless to me features) and also because the subscription cost in my area got up by almost 30%. So I've spent about a month trying to make them end my subscription before they charge me at the end of the month. P.S. I've read some comments here from people saying that Affinity Photo is not even close to Photoshop and Affinity Designer is not even close to Illustrator. I gotta say those people got dumbed down by Adobe products so much that they don't even know how to do their workflow in a different enviroment with the same tools. It's like if the pen tool is located 5 sections down compared to Photoshop then they lose themselves and don't know what the heck is going on and what should they do now. I've been using Gimp before I found out about Affinity products and I've been able to do 90% of my Photoshop's workflow in Gimp. Yes it wasn't the smoothest workflow in Gimp back then but I didn't have a problem to use my knowledge in a different enviroment and with different tools. But now that I've found Affinity Photo, I just fell in love with it and I gotta say that in some aspects it works faster and better than Photoshop. P.P.S. A couple of days ago I saw news that Adobe is going to release full version of Photoshop for iPads. I feel like they got threatened by Affinity products getting released on iPad and taking all those awards. Anyway, this piece of crap is still going to be subscription based AND it's going to perform like shit as well.
  8. I've posted my vote there as well. Maybe we should stick to one thread and remove this one since the other one has more info in it?
  9. Adding my vote. I tried to sketch with default brushes but the outline didn't let me focus well.
  10. Adding my vote. Just tried to sketch with default brushes but the outline didn't let me focus well.
  11. Dream

    Affinity.Graphics Resources

    So when is it going to be ready? Any news about that?
  12. By the way, does anyone know if there are more of unique brushes like that? Maybe a fur or hair brush? Not those cheap looking photoshop fur brushes, but somthing more unique and special just like AP's Luminance Brushes. I'm enjoying them for special effects.
  13. Is it possible to add Pexels to the Stock panel in Affinity Photo? This website has tons of free stock images that can be used commercially as well.
  14. Always good to see a channel dedicated to Affinity products since that's what I'm interested in.
  15. Wow! I always thought that offer was only for people that purchase the iPad version of the Photo. Thank you!
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