Was awake at three this night, couldb’t sleep anymore… So what do you do?
Jump into Affinity Publisher.
Panels are everywhere. At te lefthand side, the righthand side and at the top.
Some panels are at a strange place like the Transform panel.
I haven’t found a way to reorganise them or to personalise.
Panels are in a special submenu called studio".
There is an asset panel with some prefab icons, most of them are screen/website oriented.
In the tools panel there are normal tools like in InDesign + some extra
Crop tool, transparency tool, artistic text tool (like point text in Illustrator) and a bunch of prefab shapes like in CorelDraw
Prefab often is the idea, text styles are included (Paragraph and Character)
Some strange things like the shift key works differently depending what you have selected.
If you select a picture and you want to scale it. If you a corner handle it will nog constrain, if you select an intermediate handle it will constrain. Taken a corner point without the shift it will constrain
If you select an object the shift key constrains whatever handle you choose. Strange
When you create a document you must say yhe PPI of the dodument.
So when you place an image it will resize the incoming picture to the maximum dimensions (Like CorelDraw)
Kerning and tracking are set to % instead of ems
Auto leading is set to the same value as the point size
And hell what did they do, you can create a faux bold even if the font has no bold!!
They also took the idea of CorelDraw concerning shapes. When you Draw a shape and you want to edit the anchor points you must first “convert to curves”.
In general not a bad thing,
But I get the feeling that I am using ideas from three programs (InDesign, CorelDraw and Illustrator).