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I remember that joke: a Project Manager is a person who believes that nine women can deliver a newborn in one month.

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8 hours ago, JohaWeber said:

 

"What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months." - Fred Brooks :D

Indeed so, the quote from my post was in fact a summary of someone else's post and not my words or opinion, however yes my post does in effect back up what you have quoted ;)


Please don't mistake my opinion for expert comment :) for no way no how am I an expert on anything. However I am curious and willing to learn. 

 

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On 21/08/2014 at 0:49 PM, TonyB said:

Please find below the current feature roadmap for Affinity Designer.

 

What i the purpose of design? Is it a vector style drawing program    like CorelDraw  Or something different? I just got it and can't see where it fit into the workflow.

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What sort of rough timeline are we looking at with the top of the list stuff, particularly the top 2?

 

-Mesh fill tool

-Mesh warp/distort tool

-Arrow head line styles

 

I mean, are we talking next week, next year?

 

I want to ditch AI, but I'm hanging on for the mesh tool.

 

Also, will we ever see a 3D tool like AI, or are we not really heading in that direction?

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Please say that text as editable from Affinity to PSD  :)  Pleeeassseee. It's sure a great tool, far better than Photoshop and Illustrator, at least from my perspective as a UI designer, surely Affinity will replace the Adobe tools I despise so much :)

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Just realizes that AD doesn't have a function to add arrow heads to the end of lines ... pretty bummed out about that. I saw in some really old posts that the developers had said to add this feature, but that's over a year ago. It's such a basic thing and super useful when mocking up stuff. Please include this in the next point release.

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On 8/21/2014 at 7:49 AM, TonyB said:

Please find below the current feature roadmap for Affinity Designer. The list is a selection of features from our own internal roadmap we would like to share with our users. If a feature you would like isn't on the list then feel free to create a new post so everyone can discuss it. We read all the feature suggestions and consider each one very carefully.

 

The idea is the list will never get longer. As we complete and release features then we will replace those features with new ones.

 

Pro Printing

 

-Phase II transparency flattener

-Bleed area guides

 

Illustration & Design

 

-Mesh fill tool

-Mesh warp/distort tool

-Knife tool

-Calligraphic line styles

-Arrow head line styles

-Export slices previews with actual export data

-Pages

-Text features including Bullets and Numbering

-Knockout groups

-Multiple Effects/Fills/Strokes per shape

-Convert Pixel selection to Vector shape

 

Usability

 

-Replicate/Blend

 

Please feel free to ask questions about the features on the list but don't post new feature requests in this thread, just create a new thread.

Are all these posts from 2014 ?   Where are these features in the new 1.6+ version of Designer ?    I'm still waiting for the Mesh warp/distort tool .....

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11 hours ago, langrock said:

Just realizes that AD doesn't have a function to add arrow heads to the end of lines ... pretty bummed out about that. I saw in some really old posts that the developers had said to add this feature, but that's over a year ago. It's such a basic thing and super useful when mocking up stuff. Please include this in the next point release.

 

Hello langrock,

arrow heads are on the list of features that are going to be added in one of the upcoming releases (before version 2). See the first post in this thread.

At the moment you can use the arrow tool (flyout icon beneath the rounded rectangel tool in the default palette). This already works very well for arrows :)

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I doubt anyone would find it intuitive doing it this way, but just to throw it out there...

 

 

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Just now, Bri-Toon said:

I doubt anyone would find it intuitive doing it this way, but just to throw it out there...

 

 

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This is pretty clever!

The advantage over an arrow shape is that you can modify the curvature of the arrow.

That is currently not possible with the arrow shape unless one converts it into a plain shape. And the shape even needs more editing afterwards.

 

Thanks Bri-Toon :)

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38 minutes ago, dominik said:

This is pretty clever!

But (as has been mentioned before) it is very hard to use the pressure panel method for this if the line is a very long one because the points on the pressure graph forming the arrowhead would be very close together.


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20 hours ago, Con Con said:

Where are these features in the new 1.6+ version of Designer ?

 

This thread was created to highlight and discuss features on the roadmap. The roadmap isn't a changelog, it's a list of planned features, so you shouldn't expect to see any implemented features listed in the original post unless Serif staff have forgotten to remove them from the list!

 

1 minute ago, R C-R said:
42 minutes ago, dominik said:

This is pretty clever!

But (as has been mentioned before) it is very hard to use the pressure panel method for this if the line is a very long one because the points on the pressure graph forming the arrowhead would be very close together.

 

As has also been mentioned before, it wouldn't be so hard to use the pressure panel if it could be made to float and be resizable.


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Just now, R C-R said:

But (as has been mentioned before) it is very hard to use the pressure panel method for this if the line is a very long one because the points on the pressure graph forming the arrowhead would be very close together.

 

Yes, it's only a workaround. Some time ago I suggested a bigger window (or adjustable in size) for the pressure graph. Especially on large resolution displays it is hard to use.

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1 hour ago, R C-R said:

But (as has been mentioned before) it is very hard to use the pressure panel method for this if the line is a very long one because the points on the pressure graph forming the arrowhead would be very close together.

 

Good point. Imagine if there were a zoom for the Pressure panel similar to how you can zoom in to clips for video editing to find key frames.


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Hello everyone. I noticed there being a lot of posts about the feature roadmap not being updated. While I respect everyone's feedback, and I'm not staff nor am I trying to have this sound bossy, I noticed that's not actually true. I'm just saying this to avoid confusion. If you look at davidpwrmc's post on page 5 back in 2014, he implied there was a feature on the roadmap that is not there now. And then there was another about artboards which is now in Designer. And I recall a staff saying that once a roadmap feature is used, it is taken off the topic. So we can assume the list was larger in 2014 and narrows down. I haven't been here long enough to know, but nor did I read every post in this topic either. I do know from those posts, however, that the list has been updated since 2014.


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12 minutes ago, Bri-Toon said:

...And I recall a staff saying that once a roadmap feature is used, it is taken off the topic....

Yeah, it would have been better to have kept everything on the Roadmap and just added "Done" and the date or version number when it was done.  

So people could actually see the progress Serif was making

As the current roadmap features get less and less it gives the impression to newcomers that Serif are not doing very much


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1 minute ago, carl123 said:

Yeah, it would have been better to have kept everything on the Roadmap and just added "Done" and the date or version number when it was done.  

So people could actually see the progress Serif was making

As the current roadmap features get less and less it gives the impression to newcomers that Serif are not doing very much

 

and with "strikethrough".


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On 17.1.2018 at 5:20 PM, Bri-Toon said:

I doubt anyone would find it intuitive doing it this way, but just to throw it out there...

 

 

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Why doesn't this work for me? No matter how I change the pressure, the line doesn't change..

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Oh no. Not that issue again. Did you perhaps draw that curve with the Brush Tool? For an odd reason, the pressure panel cannot be used on brush strokes or even line strokes if they were converted from brush. Use the Pen or Pencil Tool to currently not face that issue.


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2 hours ago, Bri-Toon said:

Oh no. Not that issue again. Did you perhaps draw that curve with the Brush Tool? For an odd reason, the pressure panel cannot be used on brush strokes or even line strokes if they were converted from brush. Use the Pen or Pencil Tool to currently not face that issue.

From the screenshot @toth posted, it looks like the curve is set to use a brush now:

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If that is changed to a line stroke (second icon from the left) I am guessing it will work.


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27 minutes ago, R C-R said:

If that is changed to a line stroke (second icon from the left) I am guessing it will work.

 

Brian seems to be suggesting otherwise, but I haven't tried this myself.

 

3 hours ago, Bri-Toon said:

For an odd reason, the pressure panel cannot be used on brush strokes or even line strokes if they were converted from brush.

 


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12 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Brian seems to be suggesting otherwise, but I haven't tried this myself.

I just tried it & Brian is right -- from what I can tell the line button does not actually change the stroke style if it originally used a brush style.

 

I did find a workaround of a sort: draw a new shape using the line style, copy it, & use Edit > Paste Style to apply it to the stroke that was using the brush style.


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