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Having real problems doing simple transformations of shapes in Affinity Designer. (Bear with me, as I am used to Photoshop and Illustrator, where I know how to do this). 

Scaling and sheering is simple enough - but let me give you an example of the sort of very basic thing I am trying to do. 

I have a book cover at an angle (half-closed book)  - so a sheered rectangle - now I have a simple logo that I want to transform so that it looks like it is on the book cover. (see attached image). For the life of me, I cannot figure it out and I am sure it must be very simple to do.

Anyone able to put me on the right track? 

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Hello Chris Gould,

Unfortunately, currently it is not possible to do this in Designer, you must use Affinity Photo.
This tool must be added in Designer in a future version but there is no eta yet.

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Wow, really? This is pretty basic stuff - back to Illustrator I guess. Hope Serif get around to adding these fundamental features soon, as I really want to move over 100%.

Thanks for letting me know. 

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Thank you for the feedback, from what I understand, SERIF wants to be sure to have a really powerful tool to add it to Designer.

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48 minutes ago, Chris Gould said:

This is pretty basic stuff - back to Illustrator I guess. Hope Serif get around to adding these fundamental features soon, as I really want to move over 100%.

Thanks for letting me know. 

Well, Illustrator has much more PS functionality from PS inside and vice-verse. But both cost as SINGEL more than 10 times than AD and AP together.... 

Serif gives you a very fair deal (the function you want is in AP just 2,3 mouseclicks)... but yeah, i also would like to have some AD inside AP and maybe also some A-pub-functions... And this in ONE simple app, without changing, switching....

For me i really hope, Serif would make a bundle in once, a SUITE-app: An AP+AD in one suite (and if you like a publisher too (for greater price). But however: Either AP uses AD same code (functions) from each solo and viceversa... so the SUITE shuold be maybe 80% of the price for both together. The SUITEs (2,3,4...) should always offer some or all SERIF apps/function inside ONE app, but with a special-offer for each "app" of maybe 20%.

A Serif SUITE, where you can choose maybe 4 "apps" / bigmodules, whatever... in ONE handy app (special-app personas wiil listed as SUITE-personas) would be really nice. Even if Serif grows the generally prices... that would be great for me. I just want to decide: Do i need a DAW-app/persona? Or a publisher-app/persona) Or a paint-persona? A AFter FX-persona? ... No, i just want 3 personas/apps? So i only buy this as ONE SUITE!

 

 


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I agree that Serif gives more than great value for the price (this has always been the case from way back). I have been buying Serif products since my PC was beige. Plus - I really hate subscription models - so I am rooting for Serif and hope that they take over Adobe at some point. However, to do this, they really need to compete on the basic features at least. I really hope that they do so and win the endgame. I still use both Designer and Photo when I can (and will be getting The Publisher when it comes out), but at the moment I find myself switching back and forth with the adobe programs that I would like very much to leave behind. 

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FWIW, it took Adobe years to be able to do an envelope warp. Corel had it earlier, but my recollection was at introduction, it was very limited. The mesh was, I think, just 3 x 3. So, I'm not surprised the Affinity apps don't have it yet.

As a btw, there's a neat production available called "Graphic Means," which charts some of the changes to graphic arts that happened w. computers. One of the last parts has a woman who was there when DTP 1st appeared. She mentioned that while the dead line was always so hard to meet, they usually had 2 days to make sudden changes. Now, clients expect like 2 seconds. In other words, back in the day, the logo would just have been hand drawn, and taken an hour or so on the old slow hardware. Better than a day working at the drafting table.


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