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The pen tool in Affinity Designer and the pen tool in Affinity Publisher

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I am currently using a trial version of Affinity Designer and the beta version of Affinity Publisher.

Is the Pen Tool exactly identical in both applications please?

Also, is the Pencil tool only in Affinity Designer? If so, would it be possible to add the Pencil Tool into Affinity Publisher please?

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Hi William,

The Pen Tool in the Affinity range is the same tool (or will be once everything is on 1.7).  The one currently in Publisher is better than the trial one, but thats due to certain fixes and tweaks that have been made during the beta cycle of the apps.

The Pencil is only currently in Designer.  If you wanted to see it introduced into Publisher, you'd have to put in a Feature Request in the Publisher section of the forums and it may be added but only if the Dev team see it a suitable tool for Publisher. 

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Note that if one owns both Publisher and Designer, then it is likely that the pencil tool would be available in Publisher via the Designer Persona once Serif unlocks the personas for Publisher. But we don't have details on that yet. And that would apply only to those who own both applications.


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9 hours ago, stokerg said:

The Pencil is only currently in Designer.  If you wanted to see it introduced into Publisher, you'd have to put in a Feature Request in the Publisher section of the forums and it may be added but only if the Dev team see it a suitable tool for Publisher. 

Well, it would be good, but then again Serif is in the business of selling (licences for) software, and I suppose  that I would really be asking for a way to get to use the Pencil tool without buying (a licence for) Affinity Publisher. So I am I suppose reticent about asking. The thing is, with the Plus range I have used PagePlus a lot and DrawPlus hardly at all. So I am hoping to buy (a licence for) Affinity Publisher when they become available for purchase. I have never seemed to get to grips with using DrawPlus to produce anything like the sort of images that some other people have produced.

William

 


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I think some tools like the Pencil was left out as a way to draw an equal comparison between the apps. Publisher, just being in beta, can already do a lot of the tasks Designer can do. To make proper use of those personas, Designer would need to feature some tools specifically for illustration. That how I perceive it anyway.

But hey, don't be afraid to ask. Like Stokerg said, you could always put it as a feature request.


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2 hours ago, Bri-Toon said:

I think some tools like the Pencil was left out as a way to draw an equal comparison between the apps. Publisher, just being in beta, can already do a lot of the tasks Designer can do. To make proper use of those personas, Designer would need to feature some tools specifically for illustration. That how I perceive it anyway.

But hey, don't be afraid to ask. Like Stokerg said, you could always put it as a feature request.

i had that thought also

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