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  1. I have two shapes that I want to add. When I click on the add button, the result is not what should be expected. This is the shape I am trying to create, not sure if this is the best way to make it though. These are the two shapes; a rectangle, and an octagon with a hole. And this is what happens when I click on Add.
  2. This is a feature I've grown to love in illustrator. If you have multiple shapes that have been 'combined' to make one object you can double click on it. From there you can click on a part of the combined shape and delete it without having to remove it by deleting one node at a time.
  3. Is there a way to save shapes that I frequently use to the shape selector? (sort of like saving brushes) For example I use the circle with a cross, like you'd see on a "no smoking" sign. Currently I copy and paste that shape from a file of shapes that I frequently use. I'm just wondering if there is a quicker way to go about that.
  4. I do this all the time! I think the illustrator default is shift+x but I have always had it bound to §, no idea why..
  5. Hi all, just some doodling here trying out painting inside of shapes in Designer. Started playing with Paolo's blender brushes he so graciously created. When using them in conjunction with the smudge tool you get some really nice mixing abilities. In the call out shape for instance I painted a mixture of the 2 main colours then applied some "blending" using one of Paolo's spatter blend brushes. It just spatters using the underlying colour and doesn't put any new colour down. Changing the size of the brush changes the size of the texture it paints. For the eyeball, (I didn't start out to do an eye it just ended up that way) I used a mix of painting and blending especially in the white of the eye with the blood vessels and texturing... then in the iris I painted inside the circle shape laying in the colour in the general areas and using Paolo's blenders to really gave it a nice complex feel. I usually add a .01 gaussian blur to take the hard edge off the shapes. it tends to soften the paint work a bit but it's a reasonable trade off. On the donut-pie shape I was just playing with a nice painterly play of light and shadow. The blenders are great for adding that "painterly" feel with tons of control. Again by reducing the blender brush size the blend effect gets smaller and more precise. This is all in Designer, which for me is probably where I will spend most of my time. The fact that I can get these type of results in a "vector" app is incredible. The hardest part of all of this is knowing when to stop! :D
  6. Hi! I have had great fun with Affinity Designer's shapes and making this series. So relaxing! I have learned a lot while doing this, as I'm sure you'll be able to tell as I post more-- such as, how to use gradients, boolean operations, converting to curves, centering objects, grouping, bitmap fills, etc. Essentially I've learned how to use AD while making these. I will say that after a bit I realized that if I was going to call the series "Compass Roses" they should have at least multiples of four points, so some of the early ones broke that rule. That said, here are the first five and I will post the others in a bit. There are other wonky things too, but I call that a process of learning and I'm very happy with the last windroses especially. I'm still working on my "villains" series, but they take a LOT longer to do than these compass roses...
  7. Just playing with AD's shapes and FX... triangles.afdesign
  8. Would be great to be able to adjust the amount of curvature ib the leading edge of the teardrop, perhaps oscillating between current (dome shape) and a parabola.... LOVE shapes!
  9. I figured Matt didn't have much to do so here's another one. :D I created a new document in beta 1.0.21861. Then just created a triangle shape, using the triangle shape tool. Then typed V to put it in move. Grabbed the top center handle to resize and all heck breaks out. See attached. I've had it happen with the star also. Sometimes when the long number is displayed the shape disappears. Other times the bottom 3 handles are at the top edge of my screen. It won't let me do a screen capture as any keystroke stops the problem. This may have to do with the crashing I had turned in. Once so far it did crash when playing with it. Report sent to Apple. The new document was Type: Print, 17 x 11 300 dpi. (I tried 111 dpi and had the same issue). Yosemite 27" iMac late 2009.
  10. 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
  11. Is it possible to draw, for example, a rectangle and then reshape just one side by dragging it into a point, or a curve or hollow or does it have to be done with multiple shapes?
  12. Well, I think I am slowly getting better at this program. I discovered transparency mode which really helped my blue girl. (3rd try drawing from a sketch) I also slapped on a couple of texture images that I photographed from my monoprint works. As for the girl in pink, well, she still needs a lot more work. More contrast mostly, and I'm sure I am making her much more complex than she needs to be. (2nd sketch attempt) . . . . You /don't/ want to see my first attempt at drawing something from my sketchbook in Affinity . . . . *right?* --Would masks help retain the original edges of base shapes? I have a lot of overlapping edges with layers shifting on me when I reshape them to make shadows. I think I'm about ready to get back to compass roses and spaceships, which just incorporate simple shape patterns and are super fun. :-) It's interesting to discover how easy it is to make geometric forms digitally with the right program. Love love love the shape tools and convert to curves tool. Command J is growing on me too. If you guys have any tips or criitiques, lay on, McDuff! design.tiff
  13. I think in Illustrator, when you select a shape tool - you can perform a key command (I think option+click) to pull up a menu for that shape tool in order to pre-define the shape you want to create. So, let's say you wanted a rounded rectangle at 100px x 100px with a 20px corner-radius, you would be able to set those properties in the options menu and then click a submit type button and it would create the shape on the artboard for you. Currently, (as far as I know) you can only create the shape by clicking and dragging the shape to whatever size on the artboard. I'm assuming there may be an options menu for at least some tools, or a feature request out there for this feature already - but just in case there isn't yet, here you are. Thanks!
  14. I'm just getting started with Designer and am excited about its potential. Excellent work by the Affinity team! I create logos and lettering primarily, and with my method of building shapes with the pen tool, I intersect my line segments in order to be able to edit anchor points and handles of one segment without altering the adjacent segment (see attachment). With Illustrator's Unite function in the Pathfinder palette, I am able to divide a single shape where the paths intersect and delete the unwanted areas outside my desired final shape, while the unwanted overlaps inside the shape are automatically removed by the same function. I've tried a workaround in Designer by placing another small shape inside my desired shape, which is then absorbed completely by the 'Add' operation, but the intersections of my original shape are unaffected. I'm sure this sounds confusing, but I'm not sure how to explain it in a better way. Hopefully the attachments will make it easier to follow. The attachments are from Illustrator's workspace to explain the desired functionality. Is there another way I can do this with Designer? Thanks, Jeff
  15. Hey guys, I have several shapes on a layer and I want to cut some of them out and paste them on another layer. I'm using the node tool to select the desired shapes and when I cut them, it cuts all of the shapes on the layer, not just the ones that are selected. When I hit delete, it only deletes the selected shapes, as expected.
  16. Hello, tout d'abord, je suis désolé pour l'utilisation de ma langue maternelle, mais mon niveau en anglais, ne me permet pas de vous répondre, vous pouvez toutefois y répondre en anglais sans problème. Voilà, l'application m'intéresse fortement pour mes études, mais je ne trouve pas une fonction vraiment très pratique. Ce serait quelque chose qui ressemble au fameux "Smart Copy" d'iDraw ou "Blend Tool" d'illustrator, c'est un outil permettant de répéter une forme de façon à créer des compteurs, par exemple. Affinity Designer possède t-il déjà une telle fonction ? Ou celle-ci est-elle déjà dans les cartons ? Cordialement
  17. Hi, Im struggling to add points to paths I have made, In Illustrator you have the + & - tools to accomplish this. Is there a simple way in Affinity I'm sure there is a very simple solution to this,
  18. I think I may have mentioned this before without getting any feedback, but I would really like to have a tab/place to save symbol/shapes we create. A lot of software programs have Shape Libraries where they can save and categorize shapes. This makes it so easy to grab a shape and insert into the picture and save a shape we created while drawing a picture.
  19. When shapes are overlapping, we can intersect / add / subtract etc. through the layer > geometry menu.... but how about a "Split" option that seperates the overlaps? It would split and break-apart leaving the pieces movable and editable.
  20. I thought I'd give everyone a few samples of what can be achieved with some of our shapes. We've made the shapes available in Designer highly versatile. All of the shapes (apart from the basic Rectangle and Ellipse) can be customised, giving you a high degree of control. Certain shapes have carefully chosen snapping values for each of their control points which quickly allow you to find right angles, inline edges, mirrors, and other useful positions. You'll see what I mean when you try them out! The main reason for using our shape objects is that they remain fully editable in your document. They scale and resize with other objects, but they can maintain proportions, angles and sizes. You have the option to convert any shape to a regular curves object, but in doing so you will lose the unique dynamic properties of that shape. To kick off, the one shape I'm particularly proud of is the Cog. It may sound like quite a restrictive shape, but please look at the samples below to get an idea of the range of shapes that can be made with just the Cog. Here's the actual Designer document, so that you can see for yourself how these shapes were made with the Cog. CogSamples.afdesign
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