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  1. There are several different brush types in Affinity, and unlike I am missing something obvious, it appears to me that the raster brushes used in Affinity Photo can only be used with brush tools. It would be fantastic to be able to apply these non-destructively to vector paths. Essentially like a non-destructive version of Photoshops "Stroke Path" feature. This is something that for instance Macromedia Fireworks and Discreet Combustion were always able to do, but for some reason it was never added to Photoshop. Possibly, the applications could also support adding multiple brushes (or strokes in vector terms) to the same path, opening up even more possibilities. In addition to the obvious benefits, having raster brushes on vector paths would also allow the brush engine to be used more like a particle system, another long-standing omission in Photoshop's feature set that would be great to see in Affinity. NOTE: There is a "Texture Line Style" setting in Affinity Photo's path stroke options, but this doesn't seem to work with the raster brushes, counter-intuitively not even with those in the "Textured" category in Photo's brushes panel. I assume that this requires Designer brushes (as these work when applied in Designer in the same place), but those are not available inside Photo as far as I can tell. As such, I find this a bit confusing, and it seems that I'm not alone. Some kind of note in the Stroke popup under the "Texture Line Style" that lets the user know that they need to use Designer to apply Texture stroke brushes would be useful.
  2. Dear Affinity Designer developers, as a technical writer over the past 25 years I have used illustration software to provide images with multiple stroke lines: thin black line with a dot at the end on top of a wider white line with a larger dot at the end (see attached file sample.tiff). This way the line and particularly its end are always easily visible, no matter what the image in the background looks like. With CorelDraw I never figured out how to select a node of the black line in the foreground and the node of the white line right behind it together, so creating this effect was always a pain, particularly when changes had to be applied. So once I started to work with AI I found the multiple stroke feature to be a real blessing (licensing and update policy not quite so). When I open an EPS from AI in AD, the white line, the black line, the white dot, and the black dot are all individual objects. Well, I expected that... I see that "Multiple Effects/Fills/Strokes per shape" is on the AD roadmap. Parametric "arrow tips", too? Adding these features would open a market of thousands of technical writers who yearn to replace AI. When will we see these features in AD? In the meantime: "brushes" seem to be very powerful (the rope, #196, is really cool!), much more than needed for the above mentioned effect. Can brushes be "abused" to create the multiple stroke line incl. the dot ends as a temporary workaround? What would I have to do to achieve that? (I don't find an instruction on how to create my own brushes). Regards Rainer
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