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On 11/21/2019 at 5:33 PM, John Rostron said:

Your images are impressive as artwork, but I find them less impressive as text. Most are hardly readable.

Horses for courses as they say!

John

John, you are right. The readability is not the main key. The main goal - overall impression, even when the text is full abracadabra )))

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I don’t know if it’s just me but I think the highlight ellipses would look better if they were blurred a little towards the edges.
The effects are great – a kind of ‘metallic jelly’ – but I think they are a little bit spoilt by the highlights.
Maybe someone else in the forums has some good advice on this as I’m not an expert.

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I test (earlier) some adjustments and make these ovals blurred a bit - it gives shiny look, and it is also look nice, but then switch blur off ))) But actually there a lot of FAKES here, and my goal is the main impression. Also there a lot of endless combinations - turn this ON, then turn this OFF and so on ))) So i decide to make STOP and release it to public :)

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This time i decide to reproduce NEON effect in Affinity Designer. All elements are from vector. Only background is a bitmap. I found interesting thing. My file dimension is 1080px square. And after applying intensive FX - some image areas looks harsh. What i found to solve this issue - during export i enter resolution 3240px square - 3x per side bigger. And then open exported image and downscale it back to 1080 px square as i need. And it looks MUCH better :)
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P.S. I use lanczos separable

 

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Here is my example, that illustrates, what i was talking in previous ENGINE post. This is very useful and unique feature ))) Thank you, Affinity team !

P.S. Click to picture (you see just big thumbnail in my post) and look to it at 100% zoom to evaluate actual difference.

 

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Hi Manofjesus,
Fantastic lettering work, thanks for sharing with us :)
DrawPlus did have a supersampling option for export so it's possible the devs also consider it for Affinity later, who knows. I wouldn't mind to have it for sure.
Thanks.

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