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  1. As a FreeHand jockey whose 32-bit MacBook Pro finally went to its reward, AD is exactly what I've been looking for. So far, the beta performs beautifully. Very few problems. Amazingly stable for a beta… Huge kudos to AD developers for this wonderful program! When it's released, I'll be the first in line. The FreeHand tools (or facsimiles) I'm hoping for include: Add points & simplify points Envelope warping (or some kind of object-distortion tool) 3D rotation (perspective tool) Fisheye lens Roughen effect Expand Stroke, Stroke to path & Inset path Text flow around objects, along paths & flow between text boxes Multiple pages, with a scratch area for layout design work A lot to expect, I know. But when Affinity Designer can do these things, then it really is adios, Illustrator... I've heard that AD developers may be working on opening Freehand files. If so, then I DO believe in Santa Claus! Also, IMHO, pro-level CYMK prepress isn't a big priority since the vast majority of users (even Illustrator users) don't do 4-color publishing. Thanks again for filling a big hole in the Mac vector sphere...
  2. LOVE AD and anxious for the ipad version release! Just need to express how badly we need an vector erase tool like Illustrator has, to quickly cut through strokes, but more importantly, to be able to quickly edit fills. Also hoping for a direct node deletion method. In Illustrator, you press the minus key and it activates the node erase tool. I get that we can hit delete after selecting the node in AD, but there are a couple issues with that... first, its a multi-step process each time (click on node or drag selection box over node(s) and then hit delete to erase them.) second, there is always a risk of hitting delete too many times and accidently deleting the fill you are trying to edit. Hoping there is also a plan to add a freeform selection tool for AD on the vector persona. If we need to select multiple nodes to erase using the selectnad then hit delete method, it would be a little easier if we could have more control over how to grab those nodes. The vector erase tooll would be the compliment of the "blob tool" in Illustrator... where I can add vetor fill to a new or existing fill as if i were painting and turn around and delte parts away from it easily. If anyone has any great solutions I am missing - please let me know. I am a grateful Affinity user - just sharing where the limitations are that i can find that hold back what would make Affinity be my sole set of apps for design work.
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