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AD Discussion / Re:Bad Treament at AD forum -
« Last post by MaryLou on March 15, 2019, 08:32:39 pm »
I'm a bit on the other side of the fence.  I fully believe all programs need to be beta tested before being released.  I would rather wait for it than to have it released only to find that too many things simply do not work.

Where I think Affinity went wrong was in coming out with Photo before Designer had a lot of really good tools, etc. The time spent on Photo could have gone into Designer to make it the best it can be before even considering Photo.  However, there's always the issue of money.  Coming out with Photo gave them a little upstart in that field.  In time, I have no doubt that they will have a very good suite of programs.  I'm sure when Adobe first released their programs, they were not full featured.  Not only that, you really can't compare the two products.  Adobe has been around for 29 years and Affinity is only a few years old.  Not only that, there's a HUGE difference in price.   I have no idea what Photoshop costs these days but it was over $500 when I got mine.   That's sort of like comparing a newborn to a college grad.  Just doesn't work.  I have faith that Affinity will turn out to be an okay program at an affordable price somewhere in the future.   :yes01: :yes01: :yes01:
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Affinity Designer Beta Discussion / Re: Picture Frame ?
« Last post by Mali on March 15, 2019, 01:15:25 pm »
It's almost like the POE in the old PI.

I couldn't move the picture around once inserted (whole image would move) but able to Rescale the image by clicking on the Properties tab (next to Replace Image) and choosing an option such as Aspect Ratio.

Might be useful (?) to create segments/shapes using the Pen tool (or Preset Shapes), activate them and then add Picture.  Like my photo example.


Love the Convert to Text, which creates a frame. No matter how much you type it will stay within the frame...love it!
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AD Discussion / Re:Bad Treament at AD forum -
« Last post by Rege on March 15, 2019, 01:03:07 pm »
Mali, DrawPlus also had a very good price/quality ratio and yet it was a relatively complete software even if it had some imperfections (but what software doesn't?).
SERIF could have delayed the launch of Designer in order to add the missing tools, especially since this software is more intended for professionals.
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Rope brush...Grethe
« Last post by Mali on March 15, 2019, 01:01:44 pm »
Great stuff, thanks.  :thumb3:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Returning and felearning
« Last post by Mali on March 15, 2019, 12:47:56 pm »
Welcome back Ken.  :cancan:

Wow...very impressive.
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AD Discussion / Re:Bad Treament at AD forum -
« Last post by Mali on March 15, 2019, 12:42:26 pm »
If the programme is cheap then it's more than likely to be lacking in some of the tools.  I understand that it is not viable for software companies to include all of the tools in the first few versions however, AD has progresses for some time now and Serif have still not included any of the addititonal tools that I and many other users, would like to see included.  The Warp Tool for example is just one.

Maybe Serif shoud consider doing what Corel and Adobe have done as below examples and let users decided which suits their requirements:-


For example Painter has all the tools you can think of but it very expensive. Painter Essentials has some of the more Essential tools, hence the cheaper price tag.
Another example, Adobe Photoshop, again very expensive. Photoshop Elements has some of the "more Essential" tools, hence the cheaper price tag.

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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Returning and felearning
« Last post by Teejay on March 15, 2019, 12:33:10 pm »
ohhhhhhhhhhhh  will you look at that


wow :painting:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Returning and felearning
« Last post by KenA on March 15, 2019, 12:01:04 pm »
Hi TJ, yes it is. Here's one of them-  before, after, and completed - sorta;







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AD Discussion / Re: Vector lines strait and curved stuff
« Last post by KenA on March 15, 2019, 11:21:03 am »
Thank you Rege, Will give it a try
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AD Discussion / Re: Vector lines strait and curved stuff
« Last post by Rege on March 15, 2019, 09:30:56 am »
Hello KenA,

This is certainly not the answer you expect, but to my knowledge (I may be wrong) there is no way to bend two straight lines leaving them perfectly parallel.

You can draw a curved line and apply a brush to it as in the example at the top of my screenshot.

You can also draw the curved line, "Expand Stroke", invert the colors in order to obtain a closed shape. Select the end nodes on each side and do "Break the Curve" and then remove the two small lines at the ends.
Finally, adjust the thickness and color of each of the two lines.
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