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  1. Hello, everybody, I'm curious when the radial gradient direction & distance features will be coming to AD. This is a feature I use of Illustrator's gradient tool all the time. I've attached examples of the tool's results, for those reading this who are unfamiliar with the effect. In Adobe's UI, the feature is implemented via the software's Gradient Annotator, either by dragging the small dot just past a radial/elliptical gradient's origin, or by clicking with the gradient tool on a radial gradient, somewhere away from the Gradient Annotator. Anyway, especially for applying realistic lighting effects to rounded objects, this feature simply is a must-have. In the mean time, anybody who knows an AD-native technique for applying (a reasonable facsimile of) such an effect in AD, I'd be happy to hear your suggestions. Until then, I'm going to be ⌘-tabbing a lot, in order to make and mask raster fills when I'd really rather be using vector. Thanks in advance! —Russ Johnson Murfreesboro, TN
  2. So most (all) gradients are even transitions along a 1d line. AD does 2d, so why not 2d gradients. This is in two parts. One) every gradient would have a "Distort Mode", distort mode brings up a grid of handles, rotated to the direction of the gradient and radial etc. for the respective gradient. These can be moved, distorting the gradient. This would be basically a special implementation of the second part; 2D gradients) each 2d gradient would be a assortment of points, each with controllable spread, hsl, and shape. Spread is the distance, think a gaussian function, squished or squashed. HSL is obvious, color controllable with any of the already implemented options. Shape is the shape (no duh), by default a circle, but a star (long points extending from a circle), square, ellipse, or custom could be chosen. Inspired by Logoist 2's lightmap feature (also a good idea to implement), blurred stuff, low-poly stuff.
  3. Hello! I'm not quite sure where to post this, but I couldn't find anything about it, so here goes: I'm making a logo to be printed as a car sticker, and it has a lot of gradients and some line pressure going on. Client requested that I give it to them as an eps, but unchecking "rasterize gradients" meant that anything with transparency became completely solid. - this using the Beta. I then tried saving as a pdf, which did preserve the look, but rasterized all transparent objects, and removed the line pressure simulation. I opened these files both by using "open..." and "place" in Affinity Designer, and the results were the same. Same thing as the pdf happened when copy-pasting into indesign. Is it even possible to have this kind of transparency in an eps or pdf? And line pressure? Or do these effects have to be rasterized? (Screenshots explaining are linked in the text.) I'm new to using vectors, so sorry if this has a very obvious answer. :) EDIT: And now all the affinity designer files I output are corrupted :/ EDIT: None of the png or eps files i output can be opened by photoshop because it cannot "parse the postscript" or "parse the file." Is this an affinity problem?
  4. Hi How do I go about creating a gradient disc in designer like the one attached Thank you Paul M
  5. If I create a text block and give it a drop shadow that text block will get rasterized if I export the file to PDF. That reduces the quality of the PDF significantly (no sharp edges, text not selectable). Is that normal or will that change in a later version of Affinity Designer? Also shapes with certain gradients (elliptical, conical) get rasterized without a vector clipping path. That means the shape no longer has a sharp edge. Will that change? Thank you! :) Rasterization.afdesign Rasterization.pdf
  6. I was playing with the Bitmap Fill, which is buried within the Gradient Fill type Pop-up menu. This doesn't make too much sense as a Bitmap is not a type of Fill Gradient.... Perhaps a better place is as another tab under the Move tool's Fill pop-up palette from the toolbar across the top:
  7. I'd love to have an integration between Adobe Color CC (aka Adobe Kuler) and Affinity Designer. You can find Adobe Color CC here ---> https://color.adobe.com/it/create/color-wheel/ It would be great also to import .ASE files like the one attached Thanks Purple 01.ase.zip
  8. Hi, I'm new to afd and just starting learning. I opened an existing jpg, very simple line drawing, then I chose one part of the drawing with selection brush. Works nice. Now I'd like to fill this selection with a gradient and then select another area in drawing and repeat this and finally I would have the whole drawing in color and I still could modify each gradient separately. I just don't manage to succeed with any instinctive approach (photoshop-style tools use).
  9. Hi, I've searched an answer but didn't find. How can I edit (f.ex. fill with colour or with gradient, convert to curves, etc.) an object that was imported as a png file (with transparent background)? When I draw a circle in AD, I can do with it whatever I want, but when I'm trying to fill an imported object with a gradient, the selection dissapears and I can do nothing with it. Also changing the colour of drawed object is dynamic, but for the imported object I have to use Flood Fill. I'd be grateful for some help. Regards, Anna
  10. Hi I have Just bought affinity to replace illustrator and i am loving it but i am still trying to figure out how to do certain things. I have started to create a ad for new balance as a project for college i traced the shoe using the pen tool but i didn't close the shapes i just started new lines. Is there a way of colouring the shapes or will i have to close each line and make a shape. the attachment might make this make more sense. Thanks Untitled.afdesign
  11. This one just covering the basics of the fill tool, also covering using a repeating texture with a bitmap fill...
  12. will someone pls explain the gradient tool. it does not make sense. read the instructions. the slider thingy on my image keeps disappearing. one minute its there. next, its gone. how do i get two colours? there is only one colour on the colour wheel. in the instructions there is a gradient tab. i don't have it. its hard to explain. gradients make no sense. i am struggling.
  13. This is part 2 of yesterday's gradient post that is now locked. I just want to mention a couple more things that I didn't get a chance to do. Matt, My problem is I will often make a colour in the middle and then realize it needs to go on the end. Right now I am working on an illustration where I need three shades for the same colour. A darker part for the shadows and a brighter spot for the highlights. The way I have been doing it is I start with the midrange colour and then drag it to one end for the highlight and then to the other side for the shadow but the way it is set up now you can't really do that. When you drag one colour to the end the previous colour at the end still stays there and it is very difficult to delete the original end colour. I found that I end up having to recreate the colours on the ends. This should be a quick drag and drop procedure with just a slight alternation to the colour's brightness. One way to do this would be if the middle colour could replace the colour at the end but then there might be some instances where you wanted to keep the end colour too. It would be nice if we could converse on this issue a little before closing it please. There might be some compromise between what I am saying and what you are saying. I can understand what you were trying to do with the canvas bar maybe we can figure something out. It is the only area I have come across in Affinity Designer that acts clunky. Just about every other feature in the program seems to be executed fantastically.
  14. General question or idea: is there a way to draw in autofill/loop mode with the vector line-tool? that's for creating closed shapes, maybe with a smoothing slider? And even more important: do you see a way to integrate intelligent gradient fill for this function? Would be a KILLER feature. Settings: Smooth, Autoloop, Fill, Gradient The idea is to make the gradient fill depending on where you start drawing your shape. Gradient fill always from color to transparency, with a slider for color intensity. Normal vector fill (whatever setting) is just so 90'ies - having seen what YOU can do, it would be just great !!! Please find my sample here:
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