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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.)
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. Hi, I noticed that Text is overlapped on Radio Buttons in Typography Palette.please refer attached screen shot. Thanks, Srinivas
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. Hello, I come here to show you my works in Affinity Designer. There is two+ One is "Typography Anatomy Explained Complete For Serif Character Knowledge":…/typography-anatomy-explained-c…/ And second is "Solar system complete illustration guide":…/solar-system-complete-illustra…/ I offer bout file for free download. You can see interactive slider on top of pages. Tell me what you think
  20. It seems that control-enter is actually… the soft return key combo. At the point of this posting after eons of frustration using the usual shift-return I only just thought to try some wild and crazy key combos, and stumbled on control-enter. Dearest AD peeps… Why? Why Why Why… not a normal, intuitive, standard key combination for this? But at least now I have something that is better than my workaround: quite literally that was breaking text boxes into two and nudging them vertically… such was my desperation with the line height issues I was getting via shift-return.
  21. I made project without standard system font. So then when I have finished work I want export to PDF and don't loose it.. Questions 1. When PDF is exported fonts are auto convert to curves? 2. How prepare PDF and don't missing font? I've got two years ago trouble. I make PDF, but in printing house they haven't font in their system which I use. I don't convert font to curves too. I would avoid this type of troubles.. Could you tell me what to do in AD?
  22. I’m pleased to see how quickly the text has been improved / fixed with version Text in the first version was practically unusable for me, but now seems fast and stable, so far. I really like the options for leading. I haven’t worked out how to get proper curly apostrophes and quotes (i.e. ‘’“” vs '"). They appear as straight / dumb quotes when I type them. I’ve installed a keyboard layout that allows me to get them in most apps, even in this post, but it doesn’t work in AD. So far the only way I’ve found of getting them into my text is to copy and paste from another app. Is this something I’m missing, a bug, or a feature coming in a future update? Thanks for the super program, quick updates, and great communication through the forum. It’s great to know we’re being heard and things are happening, fast! Well done. Buying into a software suite is about more than the programs themselves − it’s also about the company culture and interaction with users, and support. Affinity has impressed me on all counts. I’m excited about the future.
  23. Last December me and two colleagues were featured in a newspaper article about calligraphers, type designers and letterers in our town (Florianópolis, Brazil). The editor also invited us to create the cover for the art supplement. Each of us took a word of the title and did it according to our speciality. Then, I've assembled the three contributions in Affinity Photo. Here's a machine translation of my blog post detailing the process:
  24. In the Affinity Designer video for Open Type - Typography ( it shows how to use the Text menu to embellish the fonts. I tried with many fonts and none would do what the video is showing. Can someone let me know which fonts have been used in the video so I can achieve the same? Thanks for you help.
  25. Hi, Very excited about Affinity Designer!! Could you please answer a few questions that I haven't been able to discover before I pull the trigger: 1. Typography: – prof. level kerning and tracking? – optical char. alignment/hanging punct.? – text stand-off/runaround object? – OpenType support for small caps, o.s. figures, alternate styles, etc.? 1 Support for multi-page docs (i.e. 8 pg brochure)? 2 Drag reposition highlight in radial gradient? 3. Import+open Ai documents? InDes. docs? Quark docs? MS word docs? 4. User-definable/adjustable pasteboard size/width? 5. "pathfinder" style tools? "envelope distort" capability? Thanks so much for your answers! David