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2 hours ago, jamesmarkjackson1979 said:

Hi I'm Mark. I'm an Artworker and long time Adobe Creative Cloud user especially Indesign. I've heard good things about Affinity products so I've just downloaded the Publisher Beta to try it out. Which part of the forum is best for discussing Publisher?

Hii, Mark.

Here is where you will find the discussions about the Beta of Publisher.

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Hi! My name is Beth Wagner and I am the perfect beta tester. Why? Because if someone can find some weird bug with a program, it'll be me. It's like they are drawn to my awesome power or something. I have been waiting for an alternative to that other company and I am very excited to try out the beta of Affinity Designer!

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Good Morning

New, now official member of the affinity community. ENT-surgeon, Filmmaker & Publisher in medical higher education.
Excited about AP Beta, hope there will be interactivity features for digital publishing as well ... Will the RD dept. push the necessary development of epub? We, MLX, love iBooks Author, but have our doubts if Apple still loves it. 
 

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Hi,

My name is John and I am an alcoholic!!

Ooops wrong forum  :)

I have just discovered your software and it looks like just what I want, although I am of a mature age and not the brightest spark that still breaths.

I have a Nikon D800 camera and my version of Adobe Photoshop will not open the NEF files and much to my surprise, Affinity does, so it looks like this is the software for me.

Is this the place to ask a few questions please?

Firstly, when Nikon fetch out a new DSLR will the NEF files be recognised by Affinity?

2.  When I purchase your software (I have just downloaded the trial version) will I get any type of DVD that contains your very nice tutorials?

Apologies if I should not have asked these questions   

 

Oh and I am from sunny Torquay, England

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Hi John welcome  to the AA I purchased the book to go with the program its a great help, also theres loads of free videos on line

also with the book you get a set of keyboard short cut cards for each section IE Photo,Liquify,Develope, Personna etc 

regards Will

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Hi there

I am Leo from Denmark and have become more pleased with affinity design now that it is also on iPad .

 

rgds

Leo

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Hi everybody

I am Johannes from Germany. At school and work I always had to use Adobe CS and CC. All apps I used from this company felt very clumsy and non-intuitive to work with. When I discovered Affinity Photo and Publisher in the Microsoft Store last X-Mas it was like an illumunation how fluent and intuitive vector graphics and photo editing can be. Both apps are great with much potential and with publisher I hope that more companies and designers will switch to Affinity. I signed up a little bit earlier to this forum but I think with Publisher Beta it's time to introduce myself and reporting some bugs and suggestions to the Publisher Beta Forums.

Regards John

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5 hours ago, Lelongcaraine said:

Hi John welcome  to the AA I purchased the book to go with the program its a great help, also theres loads of free videos on line

also with the book you get a set of keyboard short cut cards for each section IE Photo,Liquify,Develope, Personna etc 

regards Will

Hi Will

Thank you very much for the reply and could you possibly please tell me the name of the book as it sounds like something I would like.

 

John

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Affinity Photo Workbook: Take Your Photo Editing to New Levels with Affinity Photo [Book]

this is the book eBay sell it, or from the serif affinity web site ,I think there is more than one book but the one above is the one I have it’s not cheap but well worth it 

Will

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Hi everyone, I am Andrew and very new to the Affinity products. I like them both, so far I like the Publisher beta as well, looks like it will be the 3rd.

One thing I miss in all three is the ability to set guide from right to left or to be able to set 0 in the middle of the image and quick changes between them. It would greatly help with positioning under different circumstances. We could also have left to right on the top and right to left on the bottom of the screen and the same with the vertical guides.

I am going through the Photo tutorials and came across a sky background tutorial and in that mentioned that those sky backgrounds can be downloaded. Does anyone know where, I definitely could use those right now.

I hope soon I can be some help here

Andrew

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good eveneing, affinity users, 

Iàm a hopefull beginner with test version of affinity designer. My name is spector from cologne, germany, and i started here with a really ridicoulus error...I misunderstood the question

"display name" - and gave the answer "Hewlett Packard"...so let`s have more fun...try to change into the real name and hope, the administration will allow this...

best regards

Spector

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Howdy! 

 

Eugene here, from Ireland. Been an InDesign user since 2004-ish. And prior to that a Quark user from 1997. Almost exclusively work in InDesign at this point in time (note, in this point in time!)

I've been a regular on the Adobe forums helping people out since about 2006, and since then become an Adobe Community Professional (ACP). Basically, volunteering my time to answer questions from other users on how to use the Adobe software. 

Now, with Affinity finally completing the holy trinity of Photo, Vector, Layout - I'm here to hopefully make the same level of contribution in helping other users. And mostly, to learn myself. 

More about me:
Former screen printer for 2.5 years, prepress operator 5 years, typesetter and graphic designer for 9.5 years, and back to prepress/graphic design for the last 2 years. Overall, I have over 20 years' experience in printing and design. 

Delighted to be here! 

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Howdy,

I'm TAE back from the old original Serif Forums... Left when CommunityPlus replaced the old forums and I started doing my web development by hand rather than using WebPlus. But I still use PagePlus regularly, so thought I'd give the Affinity Publisher beta a whirl as it may finally be time to upgrade PagePlus.

I see a few familiar names still on the forum, which is cool :) And this forum already looks like what I'd hoped would replace the old forum way back when!

I've been out of the loop of the Serif family for the last few years, but felt that it was time to try an worm my way back in again!

 

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I am upgrading my computer system to an iMac Pro.  Is there anything I should be aware of when installing the software on the new computer?  I have several of the free persona packs and tools - is there any difficulty in reinstalling these?

 

Thanks for your help.

-Phil

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Hi, I'm jepho.

I have a little experience of technical writing, pre-press work and graphic design. I have used Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Frame, Tex, Pixelmator, Acorn, Acrobat, Art Text and Impression (Acorn Archimedes and the very first computer to plate software I have ever used). I adore photography, like page layout/imposition and am interested in typography. My first work in Photoshop was during the mid 80s. I used to produce a weekly edition of a full tabloid newspaper, using a Canon BJ330 bubble jet mono printer which could just manage A2.

I have used Affinity Photo for a few jobs and I like its feel. The Affinity Designer program is a worthy replacement for Illustrator and I found myself wishing for very little from the Adobe 800 pound gorillas of image processing and design. I have played around for a few days with the beta of Affinity Publisher and I like it a lot. The ability to edit any affinity file type when it is enabled is going to be a killer feature. No more round tripping in and out of software that fills the holes in one's favoured applications.

A great suite of software and highly capable it is too. Editing PDF files inside Affinity Publisher feels more relaxed than when I am using Acrobat. Great job Serif! 

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Hey, 

I am John, I am from Germany and I am confused! I worked a lot with Photoshop until a friend told me of Affinity, so I bought Affinity and I love it! But I struggle a bit with it, a small bit but I am glad that this forum is here for support!

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On 6/21/2018 at 5:15 AM, Deacon Blue said:

Hello, I'm Glenn Urquhart.  I have a degree in Graphic Art and really excited to dive into AD. From what I've seen so far is amazing! I also have the Affinity Photo program. Being a professional musician (www.theflattopsband.com) and an amateur photographer I'm looking forward to my future projects! I'm hoping to spend more time shooting video/photographs and developing press projects for local musicians.

"When your project isn't working, look for the part that you didn't think was important" - E. Bloch

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Hi My name is Barry and I only brought affinity photo yesterday. I have only one question at the moment. when I go into a adjustment layer once I have finished adjusting the tutorial videos say click on the red dot on the top left hand side of the adjustment widow. there should be 3 dots but do not on mine, is there a setting that I need to change. please help. 

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5 minutes ago, Lezoba said:

the tutorial videos say click on the red dot on the top left hand side

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Barry. :)

Many of the video tutorials were made when there was only a Mac version of Affinity Photo. The red dot is the ‘Close’ button, equivalent to the cross in the top right-hand corner of the dialog on Windows.


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Hello. Marc here. I'm located on the coast in northern California.

I support an independent publisher who puts out both print books and ebooks. Currently using Photoshop and Indesign CS 6 running on Lion under Parallels. I'm fairly new to Affinity Photo, but was totally jazzed to open a PSD file and manipulate it with Affinity. I'm very actively moving away from PS. Also looking forward to someday moving away from ID to Affinity Publisher.

 

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Hi to all,

I am Min Chai Liu from India , I am a dental surgeon by profession.. Photography is my main area of interest .. Though I can negotiate through PS , Affinity Photo is something new for me.Purchased and installed .. Now the issue is learning it to use it full capability 

Hopefully members will help me to learn this

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