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The text for export, especially .psd, should be fully editable, no matter if the text is curved, stretched or rotated. Maybe even if a FX is applied, but I guess that's a minor point.

The lack of this feature is a major drawback IMO. Many of my clients need to edit the text themselves and most use PS. I know a lot of artists who need this feature.

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39 minutes ago, Sapiento said:

The text for export, especially .psd, should be fully editable, no matter if the text is curved, stretched or rotated.

The Affinity apps are currently unable to retain text as editable text when exporting to PSD, even if the text is not curved, stretched or rotated.


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42 minutes ago, Sapiento said:

especially .psd

I know that Serif would like to accomplish that, but part of the problem is that Adobe has not fully documented the PSD format. Everyone thinks it is a standard of some kind, and can be used for interchange between applications, but really it is a proprietary file format of Adobe. Some things cannot be supported by other vendors without experimentation and reverse engineering of the PSD file format.


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7 hours ago, Sapiento said:

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The lack of this feature is a major drawback IMO. Many of my clients need to edit the text themselves and most use PS. I know a lot of artists who need this feature.

There is only one true means of making files that are truly compatible where clients are concerned: use the same application and, when it matters, the same version of that/those application(s).

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On 4/19/2019 at 7:38 PM, MikeW said:

There is only one true means of making files that are truly compatible where clients are concerned: use the same application and, when it matters, the same version of that/those application(s).

At least a good export in a vector format would work. For transformed and curved text. 

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PDF might be an option. At least for regular and rotated text. Most editors import PDF with text intact.

Or perhaps use transparent PDF form fields for your map text with text already filled out, and center text aligned.

But curved and distorted text will always be converted to a graphic object, and no longer be text.

Alternatively, provide your maps not only as a PSD, but also other native formats (Inkscape, Affinity, ...) And if you do need to provide PSDs with full text editing functionality, you may have to invest in renting Photoshop or get an older CS6 version, or something. Perhaps even the CS2 version will suffice?

I mean, if this is important to make a living, I don't think it is a good idea to ignore what your users use as software. Better to accommodate them. I still use an older version of CS6 of Photoshop to deal with these cases myself.

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