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  1. Hey all, I run an annual collaborative writing event, and used Designer to produce all of the brand materials associated with the event. The designs themselves are all pretty simple / minimal (as you'll see below), but I was impressed with what an intuitive and easy to use environment Designer was to play around with some ideas and refine them from within the program. Materials produced include the logo (below) which was then reused for things like the forum badge shown in my signature. I also produced a design for use on t-shirts and mugs... Like I said, all pretty minimal design but (hopefully you'll agree) good for the purpose and not too in-your-face or distracting.
  2. This is how it works in Adobe Illustrator, and it is easier to explain with examples: If we have a shape tool selected and click (not click and drag) an empty area on the artboard or simply press ↩, we get a dialog. It allows us to input values for width and height. After we do, the shape gets created with those values. If we have a shape (or group) selected, are using the move tool, and press ↩, we get a dialog. It allows us to input values to move our selected elements. Other tools might have other dialogs and interactions, but that is the gist: press ↩ and/or click an empty area, get a dialog that allows fine control over your action, instead of having to use the (imprecise) mouse cursor.
  3. Hello! I do not understand how to keep the brush in the curve, the curve is obtained only fat, and not what I need. To attach a screenshot of their actions. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. Tatyana.
  4. Greetings all! I wanted to show off my artistic endeavors with Affinity Designer. A lil' backstory, I used to do the small-press comic scene 10+ years ago and used a program called Creature House's Expression 3. In 2003, Microsoft bought Expression and continued the program... haphazardly... but only for Windows. As a Mac user, I lost my favorite digital inking program as OS updates rendered the old version of Expression useless. Flash forward to 2015, Affinity Designer appears and gives me another chance at creating natural looking, vector-based art. Check out my weekly comic strip, Wee Freekz... www.facebook.com/weefreekz Cheers! jB
  5. For precision work, I prefer to keep most layers locked after I am finished editing them so I don't accidentally nudge them, or I don't want them to be selectable all the time. I think it would really help workflows to be able to hover over a layer that's locked at have a lock icon show up, perhaps in the upper lefthand corner of that layer, and you could click it to unlock that layer. Normally, I have to navigate through all of the layers to find the one I want to unlock in the layers palette (since I can't select it), which can be a time sink in complex documents. It would be a dream for me to be able to just hover over a locked layer, click the unlock icon, edit, and lock again, all without having to dig through my layers palette. Cheers
  6. My first attempt within AD. I used only the brush tool along with the different colours. I didn't have a drawing tablet to hand, hence the shaky lines. Let me know what you think? Thanks to Lee and Gareth for helping - I'm definitely a newb :)
  7. Hello, When I export a .pdf of my design (in Affinity Designer) there is white space visible in-between shapes. I'm not sure if this matters but all of these shapes are filled with grain texture. I've included a screenshot of the issue- notice the white lines on the man's shirt, the edges of the pie chart, and the one edge of the table. Is there a setting that I've missed that would fix this or is this a software bug? survey-crop.afdesign
  8. I mentioned this in another topic but posting it here as it seems to be a bug... Make a shape with a fill and stroke colour. select it (use the blue cloud with the up arrow icon) to synchronise defaults from selection. select the rect shape tool, draw a rect it's all fine - I get stroke and colour. now try the pen tool. I only get the stroke. Seems like it's been broken for a while, my MAS version has this issue as does the latest beta. Cheers.
  9. Not a question at all, but I can't post in the «News» forum so I'm posting this here. A friend told me about a John Siracusa podcast where he talks about Affinity Designer (among other apps). Siracusa, for those of you who don't know the guy, is a programmer but he dabbles into pretty much anything so he will talk about AD as a programmer/developer/UI guy. Here's the link (it starts around the 81:00 minute mark with a prologue/intro into the subject): http://atp.fm/episodes/132 Short but pretty interesting. I suppose that there will be a surge in demo downloads and users because of this podcast.
  10. Here is a web design project i'm currently working on. Completed in Affinity Designer. Allan
  11. Was asked by some theatre kids at my college to make a poster for an upcoming show... Where else should I turn but to Affinity Designer!
  12. Hi folks, hello Serif-Team, I need to export my work as PDF/X (3), many advertising agencies, printing companies or clients ask for it. Will Affinity Designer support this important format/settings? If so, when? ;)
  13. I am wondering if Guides can be locked and unlocked in Affinity Designer (as can be done with Illustrator). So far, I have not found any way to do this. ... help?
  14. When using the paintbrush, clicking on the canvas doesn't make a dot. I have to scribble the mouse/stylus around in order for a mark to appear. I'm guessing it has something to do with a smoothing effect (the same thing that causes a delay when writing with my stylus before the marks start appearing on the page), but I have no idea what settings to play with in order to adjust either of those (the delay & inability to draw a "dot") situations. Any ideas, forum participants? :huh:
  15. Hey there, I ran in this problem a few times now. Every now and then, when I'm in a hurry or just want to quit the app, I use the shortcut ⌘+S for saving and right after that the ⌘+Q combination to quit the app and go on. But sometimes I'm stuck with this screen. The app doesn't quit and stays open like that with the progress-bar. Menus are fully accessible and responding, except for quitting. I can open files via ⌘+O, but the little »Save document as« progress-bar stays there. Closing the opened document via ⌘+W is no problem, but the progress-bar will stay visible, and still I am not able to quit the app completely. Cheers Dennis
  16. This was originally designed by me in InDesign/Photoshop, ISSUU link here: https://issuu.com/jasonproductsltd/docs/crgnz0815_nz___australia___asia_201?e=0 I have produced just the front cover in the latest Affinity Designer Beta ( — better file compression in the AD file & much improved PDF export settings, great work devs! :D Oops, I'll have to share the AD file later with a link! When full pre-press features come in, it will be great! In the mean time, I made the canvas size 20mm larger than the A4 trim size to accommodate my hand drawn trim marks with a 'bleed' mask for the background image. Also, the background image was edited in AP — RAW dev, sharpening, additional lighting effects. Affinity just keeps getting better!
  17. 15 minute Challenge. Can you do it? easy.. Remember to Keep it simple (KISS).. ​Source code:Infinity Logo Design.afdesign Enjoy....
  18. Hey guys, I am working with this psd file from which I need to export some layers (rasters). I kind of manage to do it by selecting those images, copying them, pasting somewhere else, exporting... This is not a pro way to do it I guess ;) I there any more gentle way of exporting psd layers via Affinity Designer? All I need is to select an element, and save it to a separate .png or.jpg file. Any help would me much appreciated, Thanks in advance, Greg
  19. I am so sad! I worked so hard on this vector face and then added the quote which inspired me, only to see at the end that my document size was way to small. So now when I export the image it looks awful compared to what I see in Designer - oh well, lesson learned. I wanted to share it anyway because it is such a good quote. And hopefully someone can tell me how I can rescue the vector part (face).
  20. Here's a small part of a larger panel I'm working on for a client. Took me a fair while but I'm really happy with the results, all thanks to the power of AD! George
  21. So, I just wanted to share a real world application case where I used Affinity designer for professional client work. I am not going to win any design awards on this stuff. What is most important to my client is that their message stands out. The challenge I face with the tech industry is making anything look remotely interesting. Maybe one day I get a chance to do something for apple.... ha, yeah right :P All design and concept was created and developed by me. These campaigns will be running for the next 4 weeks in NY city I have two other digital billboard locations displaying my work on a major highway (Rt 80) of NJ and also in the entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel as well. I have received any pictures from my client yet on those, but I will get out there at some point and shoot my own.
  22. After importing PSD file with text frames with overflowed text, this overflowed text is visible outside of text frame boundaries. Photoshop shows only text which is inside the text frame, not outside of it.
  23. Affinity Designer rasterizes smart objects placed into PSD files from Ilustrator/other vector editor, so these objects are no longer vector ones.
  24. I purchased Designer after having purchased (and becoming quite impressed with) Photo. But I didn’t need it - I cannot draw; I thought it might be good for adding text or perhaps some simple graphic to a photo sometime and they were both on sale so it was almost buy one get one free. But seeing the work of others here created a hankering in me to at least try to use this program to see if there were any hidden ability (or unresolved childhood inclination for drawing) - so I did. I have now finally finished a self-inflicted learning project (and not a moment too soon since my ‘vacation’ ends tomorrow leaving me precious little time to delve deeper into Designer other than an hour or so here and there on the odd weekend). This project was never meant to tell a story, be beautiful, or even be ‘art’; It was begun as a process whereby I could learn the tools in AD and develop my skills with them. Having no known innate abilities, I needed to practice - to jump in feet first and to try. I wanted, on my own as much as possible, to produce a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object. Nothing more. After marathon Tutorial viewings, scouring this forum, and even asking a few questions here (to which I gratefully recieved practical and supportive answers) I set about to mentally ’deconstruct’ a small Art Deco period clock. Opening Affinity Designer with the default document settings, I began the ‘reconstruction’ with the basic geometric shapes and slowly crawled my way through the processes while consulting the help files often. The base and the clock itself were merely a time-consuming challenge and I met with no real difficulty. I built the figure’s body from the toes up until reaching a creative dead end when arriving at her hair. I had no ideas on how to do it. So I left her bald. I then turned my attention to wrapping her in a richly-embroidered cloth beginning from the floor up (my incremental improvements can be seen as each new fold of her golden garment somehow became finer than the previous one) After abandoning her once (because of the hair), I did so again as I threw myself into endless repeated attempts to imitate the marble, onyx, and jade which was to make up the base. When I ultimately had nowhere else to turn I reluctantly returned to her hair and somehow finally found some insight on how to proceed. I rushed through the creation of the backdrop and hastily threw on the subtle shadows and some suitable reflections necessary to separate the clock from its new background. After adding a bit of text I exported a .jpg. (I then unsuccessfully attempted to export an image from the Outline View.) And I was done; it wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t perfect, but it - and I - were done. Please have a look at the attached image. It was all done with vector shapes - brushes I will have to attempt another time. I have two requests for the members of this community now that I have completed my initial endeavour: Is it possible (and if so, how) to export the Outline View? and I want to welcome any constructive criticism, comments, critique, suggestions, tips, techniques, etc. to help me to better learn the tools in Designer.
  25. Hi all, I wanted to share the work I've done on our 2D mobile game Storm the Train. We've recently done a big update to the iOS version and launched on Android. During this process I've switched over from Illustrator to Affinity Designer and I'm really enjoying using AD. Almost all of the artwork is now created in AD. Attached are a launch image for the Android version and a small compilation of screen shots. If you fancy downloading and having a play, it's free and can be found using the following links. iOS App Store: http://bit.ly/StYK2d Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/1Mn5hdL Love to hear what you think or answer any questions about the production/workflow.
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