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How is it handled in AD when you want to distort vector shapes, either for perspective or for abstract reasons?

do AD-using artists simply draw it that way to begin with?


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8 minutes ago, Mark Oehlschlager said:

Vector distortion is not a feature presently. Hopefully it's a high priority for the developers.

Understood. Until that time arrives, artists simply draw with the distortion, or maybe do a pencil sketch as a guide, then the “real” drawing over the top?


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Yet a very good plan b. Thank you. 


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7 hours ago, Mark Oehlschlager said:

If you're working strictly with Affinity apps, probably the best workflow would be to use the Perspective and Mesh Warp tools in Photo, then manually trace the results in Designer

Why not simply import live filters into Designer and directly manipulate the vector? :D


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I simply installed the live filters as assets in Designer. You can read about it here. 

 


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But the output, of that which is distorted, will be raster, not vector ?


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@VectorCat

I did not download the package of filters from the link above. Instead, I launched Photo, created a new document, created a layer group containing a placeholder shape, applied the Perspective live filter to the group, then copied that layer group and then pasted it into a Designer document. Lo and behold, the Perspective live filter came across in Designer and was functioning. I was even able to distort live text. The display rendering, however, can show some blurry anti-aliasing.

In addition to using copy and paste to move a layer group from Photo to Designer, you can also save your Photo document and then open it in Designer. As another alternative, from within Photo, you can also select the menu command File > Edit in Designer... (Remember that the file format for all three Affinity apps is the same.)

One crucial live filter that is missing, however, is the Mesh Warp. This is the filter you would need to convincingly warp art and text around cylindrical forms like bottles and cans.

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Distort is the Great Pumpkin feature of AD

 

Affinity, please oh please oh please. This is the one thing that reluctantly sends me back to Illustrator.

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Well so far not on iPad, but according to their website they are working on that, Amadine offers freeform vector distortions. - Another newcomer tool which is actually in BETA stages which seems then to offer some of the vector things Affinity Designer is missing (vector distortion, blend, autotrace, ...) is called VectorStyler, though that beta actually cores on my old OSX, thus I couldn't test it's vector distortion features so far.


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