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7 minutes ago, eobet said:

A new version is about to get released. Anyone know if perspective distort for Designer will be included in it?

The betas of Designer 1.8 has been public for quite some time and I haven't heard anything about this being fixed there, only the other major issue (expanding strokes), you can read detailed release notes here

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On 2/26/2020 at 5:13 PM, MCFC_4Heatons said:

Unless its a major release (which I'm sure we would have heard about) I doubt it - Development of Designer seems to have slowed down ....

That’s disappointing. This tool is a big deal. Overall though it’s a fantastic program.

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Posted (edited)

Hello hello,

after long searches through the web and youtube I got here and I must say: I am shocked that this feature is actually not implemented in AD. I just was so sure it was my mistake just not to find it...

I'm no programmer at all - but i can not really understand why it is possible to shear an object/text etc. - but not to distort in in the above described way... 

This is really really needed!

Otherwise AD works awesome fluently on my 2012 macbook. Its great fun to work with - but this feature... hell! that was possible with WordArt in 1999 or am I mistaken?

Please work on this!

Edited by dominusblandus

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From what I've read on this topic, these options (the screenshot) are nowhere to be found:

If so, this is really disappointing. It took me a while to get used to AD not having a Shape Builder tool, but now if none of the transform/distort effects are available in Designer... This is just sad.

 

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This is actually infuriating. I bought AD since I graduated and could no longer use the Adobe Suite without bootlegging it. Now while I'm trying to make a mock-up of a business card (ie. trying to distort the final designs onto a photo of blank cards), I found out I can't?! I'm going to have to bootleg software just to make realistic mock-ups for my portfolio.

I know everyone's already said it, but this is a HUGE oversight and a NECESSITY for designers. Having full control of something so simple is what makes Illustrator or AD so attractive, but now I feel cheated.

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4 hours ago, justcharjust said:

This is actually infuriating. I bought AD since I graduated and could no longer use the Adobe Suite without bootlegging it. Now while I'm trying to make a mock-up of a business card (ie. trying to distort the final designs onto a photo of blank cards), I found out I can't?! I'm going to have to bootleg software just to make realistic mock-ups for my portfolio.

I know everyone's already said it, but this is a HUGE oversight and a NECESSITY for designers. Having full control of something so simple is what makes Illustrator or AD so attractive, but now I feel cheated.

You can make simple mock-ups in Affinity Photo. I tried it with business cards and folders. AP has it's own Smart Object - embed document. For simple mock ups - it's totally fine. It gets harder and even impossible with something more complicated, unfortunately.

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This is an old ass thread. I really hope they are taking note by now. Affinity have done an exceptional job overall, but without one of the most basic vector tools included a ball has seriously been dropped. With regards to the use of photo to perform perspective. I tried this, and since the lines aren’t vector, the tapering caused some of them to disappear at the wider end. Please guys, sort this.

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2 minutes ago, MCFC_4Heatons said:

Agree, if we get free transform, perspective and warp tools then we'd drop Adobe in an instant

Yup yup. Focusing on issues like these, animation capabilities etc etc, the skies the limit after that. 

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I'm still quite new to Affinity Designer.

I was just researching about perspective and tools for distortion and I'm baffled that this feature is missing. Is there some way to request features? Are the developers on this board too?

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31 minutes ago, Ohex said:

I'm still quite new to Affinity Designer.

I was just researching about perspective and tools for distortion and I'm baffled that this feature is missing. Is there some way to request features? Are the developers on this board too?

As much as my above comment implies doubt, I’m pretty sure they must be aware. Incidentally I’ve had really helpful and chill responses by people either working for or connected to Affinity on here and they seem to be a great team, but yeah, perspective tools should be high on the list. There are work arounds with AP, but it ain’t the same.

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Could someone from the Affinity team please speak up?

There are a lot of requests for this simple and basic tool on the forum. Virtually all are heroically ignored by the developer. For so many Designer versions, the community cannot get something that is implemented in every vector editing program.  

To make it clear - we're not talking about AP bitmap operations but about transforming vector curves, groups and text in Designer.

Can you finally show your customers a bit of respect and at least give a clear answer when this feature will be added or why you don't want to introduce it?

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Like everyone else in this thread, I've been searching for how to do this in AD and surprised it's not possible. Coming from Illustrator this a really useful feature and a shame AD doesn't have it yet. I'd like to add my name to the long list of people requesting this.

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4 hours ago, PaulMakesGames said:

Like everyone else in this thread ...

Like everyone else should be doing, this request probably should be posted to the Feature Requests & Suggestions part of this site. I doubt that any of the staff are at this point still paying much attention to this topic here because it is not a question & they already have their hands full trying to keep up with the new questions being posted while working from home due to the pandemic.


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10 hours ago, R C-R said:

Like everyone else should be doing, this request probably should be posted to the Feature Requests & Suggestions part of this site. I doubt that any of the staff are at this point still paying much attention to this topic here because it is not a question & they already have their hands full trying to keep up with the new questions being posted while working from home due to the pandemic.

Thanks for your comment R C-R. Someone posted a feature request here Free Transform, Perspective & Warp Tools

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17 hours ago, Jowday said:

Meanwhile in free Inkscape 1.0 RC1 (1.0 due to be released soon) ...

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I don't get it - Inkscape is useless on my iMac27/5K late 2017...

Everything is soooooo f***in' slow in Inkscape on my iMac - everything I try to do takes forever to render...?

Why mr @Jowday ?

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There is a native Mac version of Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/release/1.0alpha2/mac-os-x/


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2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

There is a native Mac version of Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/release/1.0alpha2/mac-os-x/

Exactly. Now a native Mac app in v1.0.

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"Inkscape is now a first-rate native macOS application, and no longer requires XQuartz to operate. The minimum required operating system version is OS X El Capitan 10.11. It has a standard Mac-style menu bar (rather than a menu bar within the window). Keyboard shortcuts now use the command (⌘) key rather than the control key. Retina display screen resolution is now supported. The build is now cleanly 64-bit, a prerequisite for macOS Catalina 10.15 and beyond. It comes bundled with Python 3 to power Inkscape extensions.!

And Inkscape HAS these tons of vector features people are requesting year after year in Designer so far without seeing anything. THAT is why. Just LOOK at that screenshot and amount of options and measure the distance to Affinity Designer where we are still working with sticks and stones! It is not a wishful roadmap or a wet dream. It is reality in another piece of software.

Just to put the reality spotlight (!) on the forthcoming release of Inkscape that is feature rich. Personally I use Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 for all professional work - but I wouldn't hesitate to use Inkscape for as much as I could if my financial situation or professional needs were different. I wouldn't waste years on waiting for Serif or on pointless time consuming income reducing workarounds. Time IS money. 

The Inkscape release notes this time are impressive. Because they really are impressive. No inflated marketing about massive improvements or "produce jawdropping results" here.

Inkscape should focus on speed and a massive usability improvement for the next few years. The outcome could be spectacular. With the massive layoffs worldwide and the global crisis the world really need this kind of free software. 

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1 hour ago, Jowday said:

Hmmm. I could only find an Inkscape-1.0.0rc1.dmg file on the website, & I have only used it for ~20 minutes, so perhaps I have just not yet discovered how to enable its "first-rate native macOS app" features, but so far it still feels like a Windows port, still has a UI that looks & feels like it was designed in the 1990's & has not been updated since then, & does not implement many native macOS features.

It does have a lot of tools AD lacks, but it is among the least intuitive Mac apps I have ever used & the move function of its select tool is so slow & laggy that it is all but unusable. Bizarrely, File > Open offers every folder on the startup drive, including ones it should never expose to the user, like cores, net, opt, & tmp.


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8 hours ago, R C-R said:

[...] but it is among the least intuitive Mac apps I have ever used [...]

I think, you could just delete "Mac" in this part of the sentence.


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8 hours ago, Andy05 said:

I think, you could just delete "Mac" in this part of the sentence.

It is non-intuitive. Needs UX ad libitum. Just like countless open source programs made by engineers. They will never learn it seems. 

NONETHELESS Inkscape has these features and they work and it is free. This is a fact. 

Beggars can’t be choosers. The real reason why so many here use Affinity Designer and Xara. Not “principles” !

And Inkscape delivers for free. 

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