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  1. Hello! after Adobe pulled another stunt (with Lightroom this time) I'm preparing for an Adobe Free Future™! I've come back to Designer (ßeta 1.6/12) — and what I saw made me very, very happy. Cannot wait till I see what you guys do with Publisher! As you have guessed I'm still missing some features before I can ditch Illustrator all together: selecting objects by type/look (see screenshots with Graffix Select Menu) lockable guides and the making guides from objects. Also: split in to grid. overprint on a per object (fill/stroke) base (not only in the swatches). ability to choose a font (and other things) from the contextual menu. Despite its name, it's not very contextual right now. plugins/scripting would make Designer much more powerful of course. See for example what you can do with Python in DrawBot of Nodebox offset path (could be scripted?) more transform options like "transform each", which is very, very handy in Illustrator … Anyway, can't stress enough that you guys already did a fantastic job, making such a powerful app from zero. …without the income of subscription-model ;-). Keep up the good work! — Benjamin
  2. Hi all just wanted to share this link to, what I thought was a good explanation of typographic terms. A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know Example.
  3. Right now both Artistic and Frame text tools mishandle Thai language text. Thai has a number of glyphs that go over or under the preceding glyph, like these two which spell the word duu, meaning to look: ดู In Designer, typing those two characters gives ด ู, which is an unreadable garble. Bizarrely, Affinity Photo handles Thai artistic and frame text okay, so the workaround isn't a hard one. But why make any workaround necessary?
  4. I think this is a bug. Latest Affinity Designer from Apple Store on latest MacOS. Font is Segoe Print from Microsoft. The last closing bracket is too close to the previous text. See pic included. I think this is incorrect kerning? Perhaps the font definition itself is faulty?
  5. Hi everyone, I have looked in the forum for a trace of this, and couldn't find it in the functionalities in the App, but it is such a sadly missing function of Illustrator that it is, for me, entirely necessary to add it to Affinity Designer to make it THE Adobe killer. Some of you might have used Inkscape in the past, I discovered it very recently, being a mac user (and it is far from user friendly on a Mac...): The Spiro Spline, or automatic smooth curves, swirls and swooshes. For both typography and ornaments, 2 "hot topics" nowadays, this tool is just fantastic. There are 2 elements that are genius about it: - First, it calculates automatically the "smallest curve value" between two points or a specific node, transforming any rough angle into smooth curves to create spirographic-style designs so easily it made my jaw drop when I discovered it (it is a nightmare in Illustrator). - Second, and that's the most powerful, is the ability to edit "live and dynamically" the shape used as the fill of the stroke. Meaning you can easily conver a simple curve into a gorgeous "fat to slim" swirl and create highly editable ornaments on the go, using triangles and other shapes. For those who never heard of it, check those two links, you will just be... wowed. A simple tutorial to show your the "spiro magic" And this one to show you how powerful it is, especially for Typography design: Inkscape + Spiro (sorry it's in Spanish–which I'm not, and it goes fast, but it's quite straightforward). This, combined to the user-friendliness of Affinity Designer, would make me put the premium for it right away. Hope you enjoy it guys! Boris
  6. Hi, I recently switched to affinity designer from AI. To be honest, it hasn't been the experience I expected. The most recent issue I am facing is the font rendering of Indic languages. Am I going the wrong way? Which settings should I use to render hindi content well? Please help. Attached are the screenshots:
  7. Hello, Are you planning on adding functionality for the new OpenType variable font technology in Designer, Photo and Publisher? Best, Bauke
  8. It's not possible to scroll with the mousewheel in the typography control box (shown below). There are certain zones that don't intercept the mouse scroll event, letting the window scroll very briefly, but as soon as a checkbox or radio button comes under the cursor, it appears that those controls intercept the scroll events and don't bubble them up to the parent scroll panel, stopping the scrolling.
  9. Here are some album covers that I worked on a while ago but never got round to properly finishing. One is for a sort of "hard rock" cover (a bit of GIMP work on the background) and the other is more "trance" (all AD) but using the same logotype. The logotype was originally Times New Roman - I'm fairly sure of that - but AD made the modifications pretty easy, for the most part anyway. Neither is particularly Earth-shattering or anything like that but I thought I'd post them in case they were interesting to anyone (and before I completely forgot about them). P.S. The band name is fictional and not related to any existing band with the same name (I just thought it made some nice shapes).
  10. I know that Adobe Illustrator can work as an alternative to page layout software such as InDesign. Can AD also work as an alternative? Thank you
  11. I have for example two fonts. In the first font kerning features added like: feature kern { # Kerning # DEFAULT lookup kern0 { pos quotedbl comma -100; pos quotedbl hyphen -50; pos quotedbl period -100; pos quotedbl A -70; pos quotedbl J -100; pos quotedbl a -40; For this font Open Type features is available on AD and kerning working fine. But for second professional font with settings like: feature kern { # Kerning # DEFAULT lookup kern0 { pos fraction hyphen.dnom -250; pos fraction plus.dnom -250; pos fraction plusminus.dnom -250; pos @_A @_C1 -23; pos @_A @_Dcroat -43; pos @_A @_T -69; pos @_A @_C.smcp1 -20; pos @_A @_U.smcp -10; pos @_A @_V.smcp -40; pos @_A @_f1 -15; pos @_A @_onesuperior -70; For this font Typography Panel is empty and kerning do not applying. Differences? In the secondary font kerning based on classes (groups of characters). And it seems that AD does not support it.
  12. One feature in AD is bugging me for quite some time now. When I type the letters fi, they disappear. I already found out I can fix it by disabling Character > Typography > fi, but every time I open a new document it's enabled again. In my case, it's particularly annoying because my last name and my company name start with fi. So how can I disable this permanently? I don't even know what it's for, so I am probably never going to use it anyway.
  13. Humble request to Typographers, Can any of you show off your font designs? Give a story how you used AD to create your font(s)? How you converted AD to font (rtf,otf)? Im just wondering how it can be done... I'm not a typographer, but I want to learn Dennis
  14. One thing that always bothered me about the adobe suite was the lack of options for organizing typography so I had to look through lots of fonts to find the one I was looking for if I didn't remember the name of it off the to of my head. It would be awesome if fonts could be organized into folders of my choice so that I could put decorative fonts in one folder, favorite fonts in another, sans serif, serif etc... Having an organized font system would improve my workflow immensely as a graphic designer. As it is now with illustrator picking fonts is a nightmare. (All this would be in the font drop down.)
  15. Hey Everyone, I'm back with another video on how to add an Image inside of a Text: Let me know what you think and feel free to use this technique into your own design work. Thanks, Mike
  16. Hey Everyone, I'm back with another video on how to add an Image inside of a Text: Let me know what you think and feel free to use this technique into your own design work. Thanks, Mike
  17. I have discovered an issue when pasting text from Mac Pages and Mac Mail documents. My clients usually send word documents for copy that I view in Pages, and I then copy and paste the text into the Designer document. I noticed that some of the text that I copy and paste is thicker and doesn't print as clearly than some others. It took me a while to find any discernible difference in texts because I could have two different text boxes with the same fonts, including font size, weight, spacing, and stroke, etc. I noticed that in the text boxes that have the slightly thicker fuzzier printing text that the typography buttons for ordinals and fractions were greyed out, whereas the text boxes that were more precise and clear were not. Unfortunately, I was not able to solve the problem easily by clicking the ordinals and fractions buttons as they were greyed out. On the clearer text boxes, these buttons were clickable, but not on the others. I've discovered that this happens whenever I cut and paste something from Pages or Mac Mail (have not tried any other programs but I assume it is with any text that is formatted). I've tried this with a number of fonts, and it's the same issue with any font that I use, so the problem is not with a specific font, it's with pasting formatted text from one program into a text box in Designer. If I paste the copy into Text Editor first and then paste it into the text box the ordinals and fractions boxes stay clickable. The only issue then is that I lose all formatting... clients often send documents with partial formatting that definitely saves time. Can anyone provide some insight into what is happening here and how I might solve this issue? Thanks!
  18. Hi, I noticed that Text is overlapped on Radio Buttons in Typography Palette.please refer attached screen shot. Thanks, Srinivas
  19. Why Choosing right font combination is essence of graphic design. I think it should be enhanced on two field - basic filtering and font management (for Affinity Publisher). How Filters - user can filter available font by checking option like fx. Corel Draw did. If I looking Serif font to match used Sans Serif I simply check "serif". Option will use available font metadata, filtering by family, styles is base. Selecting by available chars / glyphs / letters / characters - is crucial for multinational support. It's saving time. When I use polish text letters like ą, ę, ł, ó, ź many times are not available in font. In place fx. ą is square or character from another font. It is not look nice. On this function is simple inputbox where I put my letter like "ą" and Affinity Designer / Affinity Photo show me only fonts which can view this char. Is a very simple and may be unique advantage (I don't find it in any application) Font presets - posibility set shortcut to prefered fonts. It's like most used fonts, but I choose fx. "kids stuff "- my preset and get drawing font to project for kids, and then when I change to "industry business" I have classic fonts. At some times last and most used fonts are not enough. It should be only global feature, because for one document text styles are enough. *Font management - install / deinstall font, font sites integration like Font Squirell - I'm not sure that should be part of AD / AP. I prefer here more sofisticated DTP app. I'll be think about font site integration for all Affinity apps, because in some place is very handy on creative desig if user looks for more unique typoghaphy.
  20. Hello everyone! I would like to show you a project I'm working on in my free time. Every letter gets random word and logo. I will post other logos from this project in this topic. On my instagram you can find black-and-white versions of these logos. I hope you will enjoy following this project with me! First part (A-E) on my Behance: Second part (F-J) on my Behance: Third part (K-O) on my Behance: Fourth part (P-T) on my Behance: Fifth part (U-Z) on my Behance:
  21. Hi, I just realized I could use Affinity Designer for creating my church's bulletins. I'm already using it for creating the graphics, so why not the whole bulletin. But, since I would with Thai, Affinity doesn't properly render complex text like Thai. The characters that go above and below other characters are placed in their own space without the inside text. The result is totally unreadable. The same problem also exists in the beta. Since this isn't a beta only issue, I posted it here. I've attached an example of some Thai text. Richard Guay
  22. Hello, As part of an ongoing research to baseline grid composition, my colleague and I recently made Fitbaseline, a calculator that distributes the baseline grid over the document height. This is especially convenient when designing a document with fixed sizes (for example in print) in which you want to evenly distribute the baseline grid. Although we developed a version that applies the calculation automatically for Adobe InDesign, the online calculator is application agnostic so it can be used with Affinity too. However, it would be great to see this concept implemented in Affinity applications such as the upcoming Publisher. I'll make a feature request for this soon. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Bauke
  23. Hello everybody this is my new video on my youtube channel on How to Draw Custom Lettering in Affinity design I Hope you like it :) . . . . . other videos --------------------- Affinity Photo : Logo Design From Face by Tutsup® --------------------- How to Draw Twitch Logo in Affinity design --------------------- Affinity Design speedart : gravity falls by Tutsup® --------------------- Web design using affinity designer | "TutsUp" website (speed art) ...etc
  24. What are the type of work each tool is suitable for? For example I was designing UI and I have been using artistic tool and I saw there was some spacing around the text. For example when I choose 24 pt text using Artistic tool there is some space while for frame tool it's exactly 24 pt. I hope I making sense. I wanted to know in what type of design do you use each one of them?
  25. I really a glyphs panel. So that I can select a specific glyphs. The Typography -> Show all font features are great. But if you have a font with a lot of option, or special display characters, or just need a special character. You can't select that. And, sidenote. In the typography panel, the tekst and checkbox are overlaying.