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    4personnen got a reaction from Mann Artt in "layer comps" in Affinity Designer   
    Thanks ,
    Well, how do I show only one line of text with all layers showing?
    If I show all the layers, I have 50 lines of text on top of each others (it's not legible  )
    If I only select the layers I need to: ("static" text, background, and the text layer needed) the resulting export will be of these 3 elements in 3 files (1 slice per item)
    Unless I misunderstood something (which is very possible)
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    4personnen got a reaction from Mindea in Affinity Designer - "select similar"   
    Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters.
    I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers.
    One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter)
    We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour.
     
    If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request
     
    Thanks!
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    4personnen got a reaction from Lutz Pietschker in Affinity Designer - "select similar"   
    Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters.
    I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers.
    One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter)
    We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour.
     
    If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request
     
    Thanks!
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    4personnen got a reaction from Incoming Fax in Affinity Designer - "select similar"   
    Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters.
    I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers.
    One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter)
    We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour.
     
    If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request
     
    Thanks!
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    4personnen got a reaction from Xabi in 15 Free Custom Acrylic Brushes   
    Hello!
    So I have created some brushes for a project of mine, and decided that I could as well share them with the community. They are made from actual paint strokes, and some are black with some textured bits (bits of white) and some are plain grey, meaning that they will take the colour (I hope it makes sense! :) ) See sample sheet below.

    I am a bit new to this, so any feedback appreciated. If I can improve the user experience, I will....
     

    Custom_acrylic_brushes_V1.afbrushes
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    4personnen got a reaction from jer in Affinity Publisher 2019 Diary template   
    Hello,
     
    I confess being a total noob using a desktop publishing software, despite having downloaded Publisher Beta version for ages now :). I just didn't find the time to properly do something with it until now.
    Topical I guess, I made a template for a 2019 diary (1 week per page)
    With a master page, and text styles.
    I purposely didn't add any fancy stuff in it, but I guess not inputting 365+ days by hand will at least be helpful. Decorate it your own way
    Let me know if you see any mistakes, things that don't look professional, things that should have been done differently.
    I'm always keen to learn!
    Diary 2019 Template.afpub
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    4personnen reacted to Gabe in Creating Assets (drag and drop)   
    We have made fixes/improvements to this area (Cannot drag objects into Assets) of the program in the latest Windows customer beta of Affinity Photo and/or Affinity Designer. This fix will also become available in the next Publisher 1.8.0 customer beta on Windows. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below.
    The 1.8.0.526 beta builds are in links at the top of these beta forum posts.
    Affinity Photo 1.8.0.526 for Windows Affinity Designer 1.8.0.526 for Windows Once these programs have been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.0 update/patch to all customers.
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    4personnen got a reaction from borkia in Affinity Designer - "select similar"   
    Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters.
    I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers.
    One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter)
    We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour.
     
    If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request
     
    Thanks!
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    4personnen reacted to ronniemcbride in Any Rope brushes out there for AD?   
    I whipped up a couple of rope brushes for yah. Hopefully, this will work for you.
     
    1. Click to download the Mixmediasalad.com Rope Brush
     
    2.Unzip the file.
     
    3. Open Affinity Designer.
     
    4. Open the brush palette in the Draw Persona 
     
    5. Click the options icon in the top right corner of the palette.
     
    6. Select import brushes from the drop down.
     
    7. Navigate to where you saved the brush file.
     
    8. enjoy 
     
    Cheers,
     
    Ronnie 
     
    #Affinitybrushes
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    4personnen got a reaction from xman in Affinity Designer - "select similar"   
    Hello, and sorry if the question have been asked before, but I would like to know if there is a function that would select automatically the "similar objects" according to stroke colour, fill colour, and other parameters.
    I used this function before in illustrator (Unfortunately, I no longer have it to check) and it was very useful, particularly when you have tones of layers.
    One of the top reason I may use it is when I am trying to select die-cuts marks on small objects (think small stickers scattered on a big sheet of paper and needed to be cut with let's a say a plotter)
    We use the same artwork to print the packaging and in that case, I need to get rid of the die-cut marks (they are all with the same stroke colour). The way I was doing in Illustrator was to select one die cut and "auto-select" all the others based on the reference selected stroke colour.
     
    If it doesn't exist yet, I'd raise my voice for a feature request
     
    Thanks!
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    4personnen got a reaction from mpowell in Affinity Publisher 2019 Diary template   
    Hello,
     
    I confess being a total noob using a desktop publishing software, despite having downloaded Publisher Beta version for ages now :). I just didn't find the time to properly do something with it until now.
    Topical I guess, I made a template for a 2019 diary (1 week per page)
    With a master page, and text styles.
    I purposely didn't add any fancy stuff in it, but I guess not inputting 365+ days by hand will at least be helpful. Decorate it your own way
    Let me know if you see any mistakes, things that don't look professional, things that should have been done differently.
    I'm always keen to learn!
    Diary 2019 Template.afpub
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    4personnen reacted to SusanneB in beginning of vector brush stroke is frayed with xp-pen artist tablet   
    My workflow is a secret I am willing to share :-)
    I would like to use Designer to create schematic illustrations. i mostly use combinations of simple shapes, lines and text with mouse and keyboard. Sometimes I need pressure sensitivity to add organic shapes like tree branches or blood vessels.
    From your replies I get that drawing with a tablet pen just does not work that well in Affinity Designer, it is probably not a specific xp-pen problem and there is nothing that can be done about it right now. Individual strokes can be fixed by adjusting the pressure profile.
    THanks for your replies!
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    4personnen reacted to SrPx in beginning of vector brush stroke is frayed with xp-pen artist tablet   
    Not saying that would be better,  but another useful  method would be :  You can actually paint with the pencil tool, and a round basic brush (in the "basic" brush library),  or directly with the pen tool, node by node, to avoid fancy textured or just irregular brushes here, as can add variations or artifacts, fully all your lines with a boring round basic, no thickness variation brush (so you avoid the undesired randomness), using so a brush from the "basic" brush library, then once all your lines, your drawing is done, you select all layers, all strokes, and could hit "expand stroke", hit "add" to merge all into one vector shape/layer  (well, this part is how has been repeated through this thread), then refine the contours of that shape (that is not the initial pencil/brush stroke anymore), the borders of a shape that the lines are now,  using for example the node tool. The more simplified it is , the easier (so, the dot by dot with the Affinity Designer's PEN,  and long curves technique, much preferred)   would be then to redefine thickness and line weights, line expressiveness and personality, even while is not actually someone "painting directly" in real time to produce those expressions in the lines). One of the reasons why I would prefer to do it with the pen tool , dot by dot, as also then is way less dots (nodes), and so, easier to edit and refine in this way which I mentioned. This way you can add more weight to certain curves, do real brush ink-like lines, etc. WAY longer and more tedious to do than inking directly (in Designer), but might be the most accurate way to get the exact feel and lines that you are after. I wouldn't do that for one of my comics with a bunch of panels to draw and ink, but would certainly do so for a one-off important vector illustration.    When you want a supreme control over the lines, IMO this trick is the way to go, in Designer (as I say, not a method for massive and fast work).
     
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    4personnen reacted to Patrick Connor in And then that happened!   
    We can’t believe it’s been five years since we launched Affinity Designer, the first in our creative suite of apps. It’s been an incredible journey and we’re amazed that Affinity has now been adopted by over two million users worldwide. 
    Along the way we’ve launched the first professional creative applications for iPad, picked up loads of awards including an Apple Design Award and multiple App of the Year awards, and finally realised our initial vision for Affinity - to provide one seamless workflow between creative applications - with the announcement of StudioLink in Affinity Publisher just a few months ago. 
    All of our success is down to the support and feedback you’ve given us, so as a thank you, we’ve slashed the prices of our content packs in half.
    This 50% off sale is only on for a limited time, so make sure you head over to our store now so you don’t miss out. Sale ends Friday 4th Oct!
    https://affinity.serif.com/store/content-packs/
    While you're here we have also just released updates to all our applications, details are found in links from this post
     
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    4personnen reacted to GarryP in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    You're welcome.
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    4personnen got a reaction from Designia in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Hi all,
    I have received the clear to share one of the projects I have done recently using affinity Designer.
    I took advantage of the isometric plane features for this one
     
    So: the first stage was to take an illustration of a bespoke design for my client's own client (a mongram onto a watch)
    second stage was to reproduce a flat design using AD
    then composite it onto a real image of a watch (that's where the isometric comes handy  )

    Cleint was happy and I am proud of it too!





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    4personnen got a reaction from Smee Again in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Hi all,
    I have received the clear to share one of the projects I have done recently using affinity Designer.
    I took advantage of the isometric plane features for this one
     
    So: the first stage was to take an illustration of a bespoke design for my client's own client (a mongram onto a watch)
    second stage was to reproduce a flat design using AD
    then composite it onto a real image of a watch (that's where the isometric comes handy  )

    Cleint was happy and I am proud of it too!





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    4personnen got a reaction from Fred Lespine in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Hi all,
    I have received the clear to share one of the projects I have done recently using affinity Designer.
    I took advantage of the isometric plane features for this one
     
    So: the first stage was to take an illustration of a bespoke design for my client's own client (a mongram onto a watch)
    second stage was to reproduce a flat design using AD
    then composite it onto a real image of a watch (that's where the isometric comes handy  )

    Cleint was happy and I am proud of it too!





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    4personnen got a reaction from StuartRc in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Hi all,
    I have received the clear to share one of the projects I have done recently using affinity Designer.
    I took advantage of the isometric plane features for this one
     
    So: the first stage was to take an illustration of a bespoke design for my client's own client (a mongram onto a watch)
    second stage was to reproduce a flat design using AD
    then composite it onto a real image of a watch (that's where the isometric comes handy  )

    Cleint was happy and I am proud of it too!





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    4personnen reacted to VectorVonDoom in Red Eyed Tree Frog (AD)   
    Red Eyed Tree Frogs are native to Mexico, Central America and go all the way down to Colombia (perhaps on holiday). Its scientific name is A. callidryas, which comes from Greek words kalos (beautiful) and dryas (a tree or wood nymph).
    I was chatting with someone about drawing and she liked to do Victorian style flora and fauna illustrations (I think there’s a proper name for it but I forget). I said that I usually try for realistic when I mess around for fun and she wanted to see something. One her favourite things are frogs, she has lots of ornaments etc in her house. So I did this, I think it might be the first living thing that I’ve done properly although I'll probably do a bit more to it sometime.
    Just the pen tool, no textures.

     

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    4personnen reacted to GarryP in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Nice work.
    The edges of the crystal still need a bit of work to remove reflections from the old face but it looks great.
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    4personnen got a reaction from GarryP in Watch rendering with Affinity designer   
    Hi all,
    I have received the clear to share one of the projects I have done recently using affinity Designer.
    I took advantage of the isometric plane features for this one
     
    So: the first stage was to take an illustration of a bespoke design for my client's own client (a mongram onto a watch)
    second stage was to reproduce a flat design using AD
    then composite it onto a real image of a watch (that's where the isometric comes handy  )

    Cleint was happy and I am proud of it too!





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    4personnen reacted to Kuttyjoe in Halftone Support?   
    I disagree.  The current implementation of some features in Illustrator is a perfectly good goal to set sights on.  I suppose you just hate Adobe, or hate subscription or whatever you hate, but this comment makes no sense. Designer is skeletal.  Serif's marketing is largely based on getting away from the subscription model (read Adobe) so that's logically what should be reflected in the software.  But it's not.
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    4personnen reacted to Kuttyjoe in performance issues, feature requests, general commentaries about AD   
    This comment is interesting.  Creators vs artworkers, or production artists.  I agree with everything you've said here because I'm a production artist.  Affinity software is not geared for that kind of work.  It's exactly as you described it.  It's good for built a design yourself, but it lacks the tools needed for edting any random art that you might receive from someone else.  Even Coreldraw falls short of that kind of work.  Only Adobe truly gets it done.  Regarding the smoothing tools though, it's ironic that Serif's older product DrawPlus actually had not 1 but 2 smoothing tools, both brilliant and uniquely implemented.  It's so sad that those tools are now lost forever along with quite a few other good things that were in DrawPlus.
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    4personnen got a reaction from NilsFinken in Publisher: Expand text from master   
    Hi there!
    I have a bit of the same. Publisher crashes on expanding the filler text, as well as sometimes just when I click on the filler text (without even left click to choose the option).. It never crashes (so far) when I click on the text with the move tool, only with the frame text tool or the artistic text tool. It never crashes with "normal text" (non-filler) as far as I'm aware. I have autorised bug reports so it should be logged somewhere.
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