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  1. Try following: https://ibb.co/277QnfC MODS... picking @Patrick Connor as a mention... This is more than annoying... happens in all the browsers all the platforms (Linux, macOS, Win) so it's not a browser issue. Copypasting smaller images (not gifs) directly to the post are sometimes works, most of the time doesn't. Certainly never works with animated gifs.
  2. Just to let you know: knife tool's origin has nothing to do with Illustrator, but the CTF where such stuff as rules, knife, scissors etc. were main part of the workflow. When Illustrator was created, the authors tried to make it as close to the CTF that was used as possible, not to reinvent the wheel by creating new terms that might confuse the operators.
  3. Indeed, that us what I’ve done. Just look at the layers panel on my screenshot, it’ll become obvious (call it thinking outside the box if you want to). However, it’s tedious to work with such layers, since we don’t have a proper lock layer function. Once you manage to click the object(s) that span across the layers, it will be “sucked” into the artboard layer you clicked in (due to the weird tree artboard / object system affinity uses... the only way is to disable Edit all layers switch, but that’s another hassle...
  4. FYI StudioLink is a feature very similar to what Calamus for Atari ST had in the early 90’s. It was a complete DTP app containing full vector editor, pixel editor and an DTP solution (and more).
  5. Ok, Walter. Anyway. it can be done with a bit of effort and an object can span multiple artboards from what I gathered. You only have to disable "Edit all layers" or it will suck the objects in. Not perfect and should be fixed as @JGD mentions elsewhere.
  6. Hi @Alexis3. Try View > View Mode > (untick) Clip to canvas (or just hit the backslash key "\" that is a default key to toggle the switch).
  7. Hi @Disappointed & Frustrated, welcome to the forums. Your best bet is to contact Serif directly via an e-mail at affinity@serif.com - the help desk or a salesperson will get in touch with you asap. From the experience, you don’t have to be worried, the Black Friday sale still applies to your unfinished purchase. 😉
  8. Hi there @Artzfartzy, I have quite good experience with the free version of FontBase. It's multi-platform (Win, Mac, Linux), quite lightweight and fast. Its free version does have all the standard features, the only thing I miss is font auto-activation, that's available only in a subscription-only version.
  9. Well. I believe I said VetorStyler (free beta, about a year in development) is still rough at the edges, but it delivers. I couldn't phrase this better. With Affinity Designer (paid product, 6 years in development, app marketed as a professional solution), we do have a nice UI, but it doesn't deliver, you constantly have to use dozens of workarounds to get the job done. What's better? To me, the product that delivers does have a splendid UX, while the product that does not doesn't have a good UX, despite it's nicer and tidy UI. How about you? Don't get me wrong, I still DO believe that Serif will man up and finally fixes the most annoying bugs and adds features professional designers desperately need. I still didn't give up on Affinity, otherwise I wouldn't be here.
  10. Awww, here, here... Well, since this whole forum is all about workarounds, usage of Inskcape, VectorStyler and other software is a workaround to Designers missing features, thus this whole discussion is very on topic, @dominik. Sorry, but I couldn't help and post this. Take care!
  11. Well, VectorStyler dev decided to put all his skills and efforts into feature set instead of building a nice UI. And "this is the way" 😉 The UX is imo quite splendid, especially for its awesome vector features. While its UI is rough at the edges at the moment, I'm sure it will be polished before its official release.
  12. Hi @Hokusai, well, to be fair you should also mention that from January 1987 to at least January 2005, AI was distributed on physical media (floppy drives, later CD/DVD, which was a form of copy protection - you had to have to get the physical media to use and update/upgrade sw), there were no digital downloads of the product and the development was quite slow at the time, mostly one major version per a year or two. Also, you had way more time to get your job complete compared to today, when nearly every customer wants you to finish the task in the instant. Next, somebody had to invent the isolation mode, since back in the day, vector illustrations were mostly way simpler than nowdays, thus such feature wasn’t necessary until those got complex enough 😉. Next, in AI, you have a working (global) layer system (compared to Affinity Object=layer system) and functional lock and hide element/layer feature that we could use before isolation mode got implemented... Tl;dr Thrown out of context, it seems Adobe was so slow developing Illustrator for many years without adding such features we use today, but that is in fact unfair argument considering software and hardware needs at the time, different distribution model at the time and feels like comparing apples to oranges... thus kinda out of the place this time.
  13. I've just tested on my MBP 15" 2019 freshly upgraded to macOS Big Sur and all three apps start in a flash, so it might be perhaps related to the Apple Gatekeeper related servers being unavailable or overloaded again? Try with internet connection turned off, if it starts faster, you'll know it might be the issue I've mentioned above. I haven't done a single job with the updated suite on this upgraded system yet, but will be testing in following days.
  14. Hi @DianeF, I've installed all three 1.8.6 Affinity apps on my old MBP 6,2 (mid 2010) that still runs High Sierra (to keep my old Adobe CS 6.5 working) and all three of them are working well, just taking more space than the previous release(s). To answer the other question: no, I don't believe it's necessary to install those since, as mentioned by @Patrick Connor the 1.8.6 versions are mainly made to support macOS Big Sur and the new M1 Apple Silicone Macs natively with only some minor bugfixes (that weren't even important enough to make a list in the release post). Hope that helps.
  15. Hi, try View > View Mode > (untick) Clip to canvas (alternativelly just hit the backlash key "\" that is a default key to toggle the switch). I don’t understand why is clip to canvas on by default btw...
  16. @Chris26 Free, open source screencap gif software for both macOS and Windows that I prefer is LICEcap. I guess it couldn’t get any easier than that. https://www.cockos.com/licecap/
  17. I don't think I am. I believe I'm updating the most relevant thread with some relevant fonts, don't you think? I believe if @Mithferion had objections, he would voice them, either here or via PM. Thanks for your input though!
  18. Big Shoulders megafamily Big Shoulders is a family of condensed American Gothic typefaces, created for the city and citizens of Chicago. The family’s tall, sans-serif forms honor Chicago’s multiple histories as railway transport hub, public political action center, and the birthplace of House music. Available as both static Open Type fonts and variable TTF fonts. Note: Don't download the Google Fonts version since it is not updated and sadly contain lots of bugs (see CE accents for dcaron, tcaron or lcaron for example). You can easily download the whole package here and later extract specific files from the whole archive instead of downloading file by file from github directory.
  19. It´s just a bit spaced font with a thick stroke (black), secondary thin Outline fx (white) and Outer Glow layer fx (white).
  20. It's Adobe Poplar, quite popular typeface by Barbara Lind that's either part of Adobe Originals, you can activate it with your Adobe CC subscription (it's part of Adobe Fonts) free of charge, or you can buy it ie. at MyFonts.com. https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/poplar https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/poplar?tab=glyphs Making fonts is not that easy, it's not just about drawing glyphs, but about some kerning, coding open-type features (for advanced fonts) and much more work tbh. Popular font creation choices are FontLab (imo the best software around thanks to its age and features) and for mac there's also glyphsapp, that's quite cheap and powerful as well. There's also FontForge editor, that's completely free (GNU/GPL), but it's quite hard to use compared to apps listed above.
  21. Oh hello, @AlejandroJ - no need to be emotional, let's stay factual. You're from Argentina, which with nominal GDP of 382,760 USD, ranks as 30th country in the world. I'm living in a country that is with 241,975 USD on 47th place out of 180. The main difference seems to be inflation, which seems to be around 25 per cent in your country, while Argentina ranks 85th out of 180 countries in the Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptations index. In my country on the other hand inflation rate is about 3 per cent (and that is quite unusally high value for my country) and the country ranks 44th in the same TI 2017 CPI. Combined taxation in my country is over 47 per cent of income. I believe that in your country, it's less, since there's no payroll tax in Argentina while in my country, wages are way lower, for your information. I my country, there is 15 % income tax + 11 % social security, thus 26 per cent of the income (you have to combine that with other taxes). VAT is the same in both of our countries, 21 per cent. Btw, Argentina, same as my country, has agreements on avoidance of double taxation with countries such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Canada, USA, Finland, France, Chile, Sweden and Russia. That makes me wonder if the prices of imported goods (tariff's) are indeed as high as you mentioned... If you feel offended by my statement, please, re-read it again, I have emphasized important parts that you might have omitted in your consideration: And to answer: Well, we live in a global world with a global market. Why not support and I have to quote "business from Adobe of a foreign country?" since you obviously are supporting Serif that is from the United Kingdom. What is the difference? (That is a rhetorical question, obviously). Your only merit seems to be the price, in my opinion and not support of local -vs- foreign businesses or quality (and/or features) or the of the products we're discussing in this forum. You are deviating from the topic of this conversation and I'm truly sorry I supported this by replying to you. Anyway, it was a nice chat with you, take care and Carpe Omnia!
  22. All prices on the US websites are without the tax, since taxation is different for each of the US countries. You have to add tax in the US as well, depending on which country you account in. If you do have 35 per cent taxes, you should probably vote for good parties that want to support businesses, and not socialist parties , I guess. In the EU where I currently reside, a yearly subscription of Adobe CC (full, all apps included) is from 500 €. BTW, prices of Adobe Creative Suite were very comparable, if not higher, than current CC prices. There were not many updates back then, since it was all about boxed copies on CD's/DVD's. So if you had Adobe CS 4 and wanted to upgrade to CS 5, you had to pay. It was especially pricey for the Master Collection. However there were also Standard and Designer Collections back then, that included less apps, but were quite cheaper. If Adobe released a new CS, you had to pay quite a huge sum to get it. Currently, all the updates that are released over your subscription period are included in your subscription price.
  23. This is where I'm coming from. Started on an old Heidelberg letterpress machine, doing manual typesetting and printing. Later switched to CTF, and 2-color printing press, later printed on 4-colour and even hexachromes, followed by CTP two decades later. Now doing small stuff on digital Xerox machine and offloading all the printing press stuff to a local printing office. They're good and love their jobs. I still do own the Heidelberg letterpress machine, along with multiple full type sets (raging from Baskerville, Venezia, Neue Haas Grotesk...) Once a while I still print some greeting cards, business cards and bibliographies for my friends, in limited amount, clearly, since it's so much work and I have so little time... It's so calming you can't imagine 😄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DN48iMUZ38 I'm supporting both, and even other, independent ones. But I have to state that I'm utterly frustrated about all things Affinity.
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