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  1. Affinity Designer for Desktop feature requests: 1. Add a "Recents" or "Recent Files" panel/option to the Welcome Dialog to quickly open a recent project. 2. Add a tracing feature to create an outline or centerline vector image from an original raster image, with option to choose how many colors and nodes to use in creating the vector. I use Corel Draw to do this easily. This is especially useful for converting scanned or photographed hand-drawn text into a vector image. I'd love to have this feature in Designer.
  2. Currently, the “shear” function of the Transform Studio within Designer only shears objects along the ‘x’ axis, or horizontally. To shear vertically, the user has to turn the target object 45 degrees (on its side), reorient the control handles, perform “shear” function, turn the object 45 degrees in the opposite direction, and either reorient the handles again, or deselect the object and allow the handles to default to their original rotation. If the resulting vertical shear is not correct, the user has to start over to attempt to correct the shear. A second “shear” control would make the vertical shearing process so much easier. The two controls could be named “Shear X” and “Shear Y”, or “Shear Horz” and “Shear Vert”. It would be something to keep users from going crazy while Affinity continues to steer itself down its chosen roadmap and finally implement the Envelope Vector Warp users have been promised. I honestly would really really really really really prefer the Vector Warp, but Vertical Shear I’d be willing to take now. Soon. Like, during the next update.
  3. Hi, Affinity Forum! I recently purchased AD and AP to scratch an itch and start doing more of my own graphics design work. As I become accustomed to the software and develop my design skills, I lean on stock graphics websites for things I can't yet build myself. The problem is that I'm having a very hard time finding graphics and illustrations that can be reliably managed by AD/AP. It didn't take me long to figure out that free graphics are out, which is just as well because those sites are a nightmare to navigate. I also found that with many inexpensive graphics, AD would either report that the file doesn't contain a PDF stream so it can't be opened, or it would automatically assign a color palette to the file and it would look too distorted to use. Based on my experience, I think the problem isn't with AD/AP but my graphics sourcing. I've had a little bit of luck with VectorStock, but I haven't found any websites that track the kind of compatibility features that AD needs (like a PDF stream for .ai files). Has anyone come up with guidelines for AD/AP-safe stock graphics or identified any sites that are consistently reliable? Shutterstock seems like the obvious choice, but I want to see if there are any less expensive alternatives, or at least any sites that sell assets individually. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. StuartRc

    Inktober 2018 (Raster)

    Inktober 2018 So it begins again....All AD this year....hopefully! (except for initial sketching)... Links Day 01 [Prompt:Poisonous] | Day 02 [Tranquil] | Day 03 [Roasted] | Day 04 [Spell] | Day 05 [Chicken] Day 06 [Drooling] | Day 07 [Exhausted] | Day 08 [Star] | Day 09 [Precious] | Day 10 [Flowing] Day 11 [Cruel] | Day 12 [Whale] | Day 13 [Guarded] | Day 14 [Clock] | Day 15 [Weak] Day 16 [Angular] | Day 17 [Swollen] | Day 18 [Bottle] | Day 19 [Scorched] | Day 20 [Breakable] Day 21 [Drain] Day 22 [Expensive] | Day 23 [Muddy] | Day 24 [Chop] | Day 25 [Prickly] Day 26 [Stretch] | Day 27 [Thunder] | Day 28 [Gift] | Day 29 [Double] | Day 30 [Jolt] Day 31 [Slice] (This one is the only vector!) Project Brushes INK Working on a new Inking 'toolkit' consisting of Vector, Raster Brushes and vector assets. Samples as shown below: Vector Brushes A. inkBrush - Vector - Inking B. inkBrush - Vector - Paint C. inkBrush - Vector - Texture D. inkBrush - Vector - Effects E. inkBrush - Vector - Granular F. inkBrush - Vector - Render G. inkBrush - Vector - Linear Raster Brushes A. inkBrush - Raster - Pattern (Geometric) B. inkBrush - Raster - Pattern (Organic) C. inkBrush - Raster - Sketch D. inkBrush - Raster - Draw E. inkBrush - Raster -Paint F. inkBrush - Raster - Bristle G. inkBrush - Raster - Hatch H. inkBrush - Raster - Vegetation 'Stamps' I. inkBrush - Raster - Splatter J. inkBrush - Raster - Grunge K. inkBrush - Raster - Texture L. inkBrush - Raster - Stipple M. inkBrush - Raster - Effects Vector Assets A. vectorAssets - Grunge B. vectorAssets - Texture C. vectorAssets - Geometric Patterns D. vectorAssets - Organic Patterns Tutorials A. Creating Vector Brushes Experiments Vector Brush Experiments Inktober Prompts Day 01 [Prompt:Poisonous] AD only Original Size: AD 400 x 400mm 300dpi (Uploaded Size:1417x1741px/300dpi/hq jpeg)
  5. I've just installed AD and AP. I'm in the process of learning the software by taking the Affinity Designer Essentials course on Lynda dot com. During the chapter about managing vector brushes, the instructor mentions all the stock brushes available upon install. I have very few categories upon install. I don't have any of the special image vector brushes the instructor shows. Is this normal?
  6. Was drawing a line and some circles, zoomed in to get a tighter fit on the circle, and noticed it was pixelated. Wait, I'm using the equivalent of Illustrator, right? Then I noticed "View Mode" on the toolbar, but they were Pixel / Retina / Outline Then I checked the View > View Mode and saw "Vector" as a choice. I'm confused... Why is Vector not the default view mode? Why is Vector not a button on the toolbar (can't even add it from Customize Toolbar) - I'm in Pixel or Retina, then have to (in my case) accidentally find "Vector" within the View menu? Why would I care about Pixel-anything when I'm using a vector-based program?
  7. I really need something similar to Illustrator's "Blend" tool where you can have 2 vector options, make a blend, and they set the number of steps and some other properties used to create the individual steps in-between. I don't see anything like this in Affinity Designer, am I just missing something? Thanks.
  8. This is the last drawing I have prepared with a 2.5 hour study. https://youtu.be/wbmRDfpI7k0
  9. Hi, what are the chances to receive the option to export Vector shapes into Shapes for Apple Motion? This is a option I would love to see, which would push me away further from Adobe Illustrator. We create most of our Logos in Illustrator and run a script to export the vector shapes for Apple Motion. This would be a great feature for motion graphic artist that use Apple Motion! Thanks
  10. Hello, I was wondering if within Affinity Designer is there a "Free transform tool" to allow perspective distort with shapes, this is something that can be done within illustrator where you can take two points and can move them together or further apart with equal distance like the example below. You can kinda do this with the "Corner" tool set to straight but this is set to only one angle when perspective distort can change the angle. Thank you for your time and I hope you have a great day.
  11. Hi all, haven’t done much lately, but since 1.7 update I’m motivated again ‘Is anyone else finding designer sluggish since the update?
  12. Hey there, It's always a pleasure to share with the Affinity's community how I design my pieces to make the games. regards, Jhonatan
  13. Hi. I would like to see all of the Affinity products have optical kerning similar to what Adobe Illustrator has. Thanks. P.S. I'm going through the process of switching to Affinity from Adobe. CM
  14. Hello everyone, From today i believe i have to start sharing few of our design works (actually i'm working alone but i do build a team from time to time depending on project size ) Most of our client/requesters are Church based and we really enjoy doing stuffs for them but what you will se here is more about Smarty Studio standing with other studio/teams together into what is to become Congolese Design Style. Well each country have it's own style of design but Congo doesn't have a proper thus most of Congolese designers simply clone/copy styles from everywhere. This is a beginning, please your inputs on each design palet/kit will be of great help and will help us improving better. Blessings !
  15. Hi, I'm having a problem similar to the one described in the thread here. I want to export my line art which is a vector (see screenshot ‘Before import’) from Affinity Designer to Affinity Photo in order to colour. I export in a PNG format, import into Affinity Photo, zoom in and that's when I notice the lines look really jagged (see screenshot ‘After export with colour’). I understand that the vector gets turned into pixels during export, but I want to make the lines look smoother. Before using Affinity Designer and Photo, I was working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. My workflow back then was to export the vector from Illustrator as a PNG 'without background' to Photoshop. In Affinity Designer I have tried different PNG preset settings (see screenshot ‘Export settings’) including PNG-24 Bilinear, Bicubic, Lanczos 3 (separable), Lanczos 3 (non-separable) all ‘without background’ selected. But all resulted in the same jagged line. I tried the solutions mentioned in the thread above. However when I click ‘Force pixel alignment’ the quality in Affinity Photo doesn’t seem to change. Would someone on the support team know if I need to do something different in Affinity Designer so that when I import the vector in Affinity Photo there’s not a noticeable difference?
  16. Audrey Hepburn has impressed me as an actress and as a woman in real life. https://www.bodobe.de/hepburn/
  17. I have a project in which I need a star shape with several points—easy. But I also need the points of the star to “wave” like sun rays. I know I can convert to curves and individually add nodes to each of the points, and then “bend” the lines to create the wavy rays. I want to know if there’s a way to create those rays universally—in other words, editing one star point edits every star point. Is this possible?
  18. Hi all, I'm considering buying Designer but one thing that I can't find is if there is a way to fill an object using vector or patterns. I only find gradients and bitmap. I know we can duplicate an object to create hand made pattern but I can't then edit the repetitions like if is a bitmap fill. Cheers, Juan
  19. serdarduran

    Hero of the jokes!

    A 5-hour work on the iPad Pro, the former of the previous work with the program called Nasrettin hoca, prepared by the Affinity Designer program with the vector coloring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6tmgaMsDgs&t=3s
  20. Hi there! I've been working on translating my earlier Josephine Baker illustration into a plushie pattern design. I've been only using my iPad and Designer for this project and I'm enjoying it!!!! I'll post the doll when she's finished! Enjoy! Stephen
  21. Hello Affinity Team, I have a problem with the function "vector brush" or brush on curve and I wanted that my created brush is anchored horizontally instead of turning in the vector curve. My idea was that with the Vector or Curve I get more influence on the drawn objects like brush width, Size Variance etc. without the objects changing their angle position. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a switch yet. Is this a case for your to-do list or do you already have this feature in the feature roadmap? Here are some examples when I assign a brush to a curve: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Actual result : Expected result: Brush live arranged: Approach to my drawing idea which unfortunately didn't work out:
  22. Hello there, I am searching for a solution for the performance issue when I'm working with bigger vectorgraphics. My System is stable and doesn't provide any bottlenecks. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor, 3394 MHz RAM: 16GB DDR4 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (4095 MB) This is while working with really large vectorfiles: Affinity (big vector) just opened. ...while zooming in and out very fast. My Problem is now, that I don't know how to merge those files - they are so detailed like I never would need them. But I want them to stay vectorfiles to change their size afterwards like I need them. While working with such files, the performance is very bad, I can't copy and paste anything on realtime, or change anything without big lags (adding a new line of words - 15-30 sec). Does anybody know, how I can change those files, lower the details without changing vector to pixelgraphic? What I have tried: 1. Saving them to compressed .svg => not the best idea (poor details) 2. Merging them with boolean operators (this changes pixels to the same color) => useless Thanks mates. Have a great day! Best regards Chris
  23. Follow this link to see a video that demonstrates this sugggested feature visually. This would be a brush feature adjustment that is a bit more “free” and intuitive than our current ability to adjusted vector lines with the pressure curve. This tool would allow us to grab our vector lines and push and pull them from any point on the individual vector without affecting any of the other vectors in the document. After seeing Kyle Webster working in this way in Adobe Animate, I thought, “Surely we could have a tool like this in Designer that could be even better.”
  24. Hi all, My name is Andrew and I'm graphic designer of Eurosud Cataldi srl (in Italy). Today I have notice that my pen not work proprely in Affinity Designer only (work very good with Affinity photo and Krita). My pen not cover all the screen in AD and when I go left for select vector brush it jump on right side of the screen. How is possible that few days ago it have worked relly good and now is broken? Can anyone help me please? PS: I have two monitor and all pc driver updated. Sorry for bad English
  25. So I'm overall loving the way Affinity handles masking but one thing slightly puzzles me. We can make a compound path but when we use that as a Layer mask you can no longer edit the nodes. Am I doing something wrong here or is this currently a limitation? Ideally I'd prefer not to combine my shapes for ultimate control but it seems it might be necessary. p.s. to the Devs, Designer is a beautiful piece of software and is a joy to use, even with these kind of limitations. Looking forward to 1.7
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