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Hi Patrick,

I am using the trial version of Affinity Designer so far and following the instructions on youtube I tried to convert a color picture into line art. The original procedure was designed for Affinity Photo, but initially it looked like the same thing. Then I came across the missing "New Live Filter Layer" option, which only contains the Photo version. So I want to ask if your great programmers are not considering giving this (and similar) nice features in the form of paid patches?
Just as a subject for thought, I really like Designer.

Swat

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@Swat

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :) 

The filter layers are not available in Designer and no they do not belong in Designer. Affinity Photo trial is here and Affinity Designer can open any file created or edited in Affinity Photo


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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8 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

and Affinity Designer can open any file created or edited in Affinity Photo

For example by command "Edit in Photo...". 


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@Patrick Connor

Thank you for the welcome :)
I understand your explanation, just trying to identify the differences between the two versions - they have a lot in common, that's why I thought of it with Patches. I am looking for a graphic tool in which to create characters for cartoon animator 4 pipeline, originally I wanted to upgrade from my old version of Xara Xtreme to Xara Designer Pro X. Now I have found Affinity and I will probably stay there.

Swat

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@Pšenda

Thank you for guidance, I will download the Photo version. So far I've only tried all on Designer, but on examples for Photo. The simpler examples are going well. By the way, I'm from the Ústí Region :)

Swat

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Zdravím Ústecko :-)

Jednotlivé aplikace Affinity Suite mají poměrně specifické a specializované zaměření - což je podle mě jen dobře, protože si každý vybere přesně podle svých potřeb. Jednotlivé aplikace pak spolu umí celkem pružně spolupracovat (viz zmíněné "Edit in Photo/Designer", nebo StudioLink v Publisheru), a hlavně umí číst a dále upravovat nativní soubory ostatních aplikací. A vzhledem k bezkonkurenční ceně jednotlivých aplikací pak není problém, aby si uživatel vyladit svoji Suite přesně jak potřebuje.

Tedy k vaší původní otázce na možnost dokoupení patche - tím je dokoupení Affinity Photo k Designeru, a naopak :-) 


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909, Build 18363.476.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

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Dear Pšenda,

thank you for your feedback. I also recognize that my idea is not entirely appropriate here, because the user has a rich choice. But as a genuine amateur at least now I want to confine myself to just one product. I hope I make the right choice when I'll choose Designer. I welcome your advice.
Affinity Photo is already downloaded and I have successfully converted the picture of the bridge into pen drawing :)

Swat

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