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Hi all,

my first post here. I am using photoshop since CS2 and I am pretty good in it. Never the less it became to expensive for me to use it just once in a while so I decided to buy Affinity Photo. Great programm so far. I have just one question: Since AP doesnt behave like it is said in the helpfile I was wondering, if I am doing something wrong. I just want to place a text on a path or curve. I create the path/curve and select the text tool. It is said, that the curser would change, when I come next to the curve with the tool selected. But that little devil mouse icon wont change. Hence I cant wrap my text along the curve. Am I missing something here? A simple checkbox somewhere to click? Any hint will be much appreciated. I found a lot of hints for Affinity Designer, but that differs to Photo. Hopefully someone can give me a tip. Many thanks in advance.

cheers

Marcus

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oh no. thats a pitty. will it come? I hope Serif doesnt think that this only AD feature will keep ppl buying AD instead of AP. But I understand that AP is a photo retouche tool and no DTP.

Many thanks for the quick answer.

cheers

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1 hour ago, Demon said:

will it come?

Probably not. The Serif staff have said that they believe in keeping the applications focused on their primary purposes.

However, the applications are inexpensive when compared to other commercial applications, which makes it more feasible for users to own both Photo and Designer. And they integrate well when you own both.


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I believe the next sale is coming. Thanks for your reply. I am thinking about it. Allthough I dont do a lot design stuff, what keeps me away from the designer application.

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We can do it punctually in AP with "CTRL/CMD + J" but the method is binding and will not satisfy a professional!

To put "ESSAI DE TEXTE CIRCULAIRE" in a circle, we have 26 steps around the circle (22 letters and 4 spaces including the one between the last and first letter).

Type a letter at the desired size and move its center of rotation to the center of the circle around which the text will rotate. Press "Ctrl/Cmd + J". 
With the copy selected, in the "Transform" tab of the Studio, type in the "Rotation" window 360/26 (the total number of letters and spaces) and continue doing "Ctrl + J" until you cover the entire circumference of the circle.
Then take the "Art Text" tool and replace each letter with the corresponding letter of the text to type.
Transparent the letters that are at the space locations.
Once finished, turn the assembly if necessary to start the text at the chosen place.

I know that this way of proceeding will make some people scream but can sometimes help out for a small file.

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nice workaround. Thanks for sharing. It would be easy for the developers to implement the source code from the Affinity Designer application. I guess it is just the fact to strictly devide both programms and its features. PS has also the abilities of Adobe's InDesign and they still sell the InDesign Application allthough PS has the feature as well. I bet Affinity Design has much more to offer for designers, than Affinity Photo even if it would have the same Textwrap tools. But thats up to the Serif guys to decide weather they implant it or not. just my 2 cents

 

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Thanks for the comment Demon, it's indeed a shame that AP doesn't have the possibility to do that, it might come one day... The fact that Affinity applications share certain features would certainly not prevent users from acquiring them all since they each have their destination!

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7 hours ago, Demon said:

Since AP doesnt behave like it is said in the helpfile

Where is this mentioned? It's a mistake they should fix.


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57 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

Where is this mentioned? It's a mistake they should fix.

I don't see any reference to text on a path in AP help, unlike AD help (at least in the French version).

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8 hours ago, toltec said:

Text on a path is an Affinity Designer feature. You can't do it in Photo, sorry :(

You can’t create text on a path in Affinity Photo, but you can copy a suitable object created in Designer.

 


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2 hours ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

you can copy a suitable object created in Designer.

Do you think, that is this "hacking" of properties from ADesigner to APhoto for Serif desirable?


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7 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

Do you think, that is this "hacking" of properties from ADesigner to APhoto for Serif desirable?

I think it’s an inevitable consequence of the shared file format.


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13 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Where is this mentioned? It's a mistake they should fix.

I was just looking for it and I can't find it myself in the inbuild help file of AP. I am almost 100% sure I had seen it in there. That is the reason why I was asking if I am doing something wrong. I do not own AD so I couldn't have accedently looked up in the wrong help file, right? Never the less, if the feature is not available in AP than it isnt. end of discussion. But maybe we can open a feature request. I can imagine, that others would like to see that feature in AP as well?! Is there a place to "collect" votes for a feature? Just my 2c :)

cheers and many thanks to all who took the time to answer and help me! 

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12 hours ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

You can’t create text on a path in Affinity Photo, but you can copy a suitable object created in Designer.

 

Thanks for that tip. But I do not own AD. So I cant create anything in AD and copy it to AP. Unfortunately. I am waiting for the next sale. But I do mostly textures and not DTP. So to buy Designer just for the heck of bending text seems a bit odd to me. I am sure they will import that feature in the future ;) hope dies last...

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8 minutes ago, Demon said:

Thanks for that tip. But I do not own AD. So I cant create anything in AD and copy it to AP. Unfortunately.

But you don’t need to create anything yourself! Go to the linked post, download the *.afphoto file that @dutchshader kindly provided, and open it in Affinity Photo. :)


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Just now, αℓƒяє∂ said:

But you don’t need to create anything yourself! Go to the linked post, download the *.afphoto file that @dutchshader kindly provided, and open it in Affinity Photo. :)

Oh shit. Sorry man totaly missunderstood...that is like importing the feature...that is wonderfull. Thanks a lot for clarifying!

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