Making music artwork. Alternatives to Adobe?

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KVRAF

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2296 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:51 pm

Affinity apparently doesn't do curved text.

What software for curved text?

KVRian
735 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:02 pm

Spring Goose wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Affinity apparently doesn't do curved text.

What software for curved text?
https://logosbynick.com/curve-text-with ... -designer/

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KVRAF

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2296 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:07 pm

ralfrobert wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:02 pm
Spring Goose wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:51 pm
Affinity apparently doesn't do curved text.

What software for curved text?
https://logosbynick.com/curve-text-with ... -designer/
Thankyou very much pal! probably should have googled it first ;)

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KVRAF

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2296 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:11 pm

Change The Text Baseline


Text has a baseline! learn something new every day ;)

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KVRAF
1672 posts since 4 May, 2012

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:13 pm

If you first create a curved object and then select the text tool, when you hover over the outside edge of the object you should see the icon change to a sine wave. If you then left click, the text you enter will conform to the curve of the object. Then, any transformation you apply to the object will also apply to the text, including 3D mesh transforms.

Affinity Photo would be my first choice over Adobe Photoshop.

pekbro wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:42 pm
gimp is actually pretty good, but you have to know how to use it. lotta studios use it because you can customize it as much as you like because you have access to the code base. :shrug:
It's not bad and is especially useful if you're modding games and having to convert between more exotic image types.

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KVRAF
3740 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:06 pm

Unaspected wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:13 pm
If you first create a curved object and then select the text tool, when you hover over the outside edge of the object you should see the icon change to a sine wave. If you then left click, the text you enter will conform to the curve of the object. Then, any transformation you apply to the object will also apply to the text, including 3D mesh transforms.

Affinity Photo would be my first choice over Adobe Photoshop.

pekbro wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:42 pm
gimp is actually pretty good, but you have to know how to use it. lotta studios use it because you can customize it as much as you like because you have access to the code base. :shrug:
It's not bad and is especially useful if you're modding games and having to convert between more exotic image types.
Gimps cool, I've actually used it in feature film work. Cinepaint was very prevalent as well back in the day.

KVRian
1441 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:12 am

I think the GIMP is worth learning about. Because it is - besides Photoshop -
the most versatile graphics program. Curve-like text is a finger exercise
in GIMP. And GIMP also supports the new HEIF-format - Photoshop doesn't.

:wink:
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KVRAF
27905 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:19 am

That curved text thing is one of those things which also reminds of other stuff I did in the Affinity apps... sometimes, it's really all a bit tedious, when you compare it to Photoshop, or even GIMP in this case. Getting a colored border around something is one of those things as well. In Photoshop Elements, you simply draw the border of a selection. In Affinity Photo, you need to draw a form, then hide the content, and color the border of the form. One of those "let's make things more complicated as they should be" moments I often have in the Affinity stuff. That's why I still have Photoshop Elements installed.

Not saying that everything in the apps are like that. But, I already discovered 2 or 3 things which are like that.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
2092 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:37 am

chk071 wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:19 am
One of those "let's make things more complicated as they should be" moments I often have in the Affinity stuff. That's why I still have Photoshop Elements installed.

Not saying that everything in the apps are like that. But, I already discovered 2 or 3 things which are like that.
Unfortunately I have to agree with you. However, I looked into Krita, suggested in this thread and free. Seems tempting to learn! (For drawing mainly.) https://krita.org/en/features/highlights/
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

KVRAF
2092 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:38 am

...but then again (thinking of Affinity), maybe it's like with our favourite DAWs. I sometimes get annoyed with its shortcomings, try another one and feel GOD I NEED TO GO BACK TO MY DAW! :lol:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

KVRian
1318 posts since 7 Jun, 2007

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:15 am

I've been playing around with Lunacy vector graphics app a bit lately. Seems very capable, and free, with in-app package purchases, if you want that stuff. Very responsive on my ancient laptop too.
https://icons8.com/articles/free-design-software/
It's possibly worth looking at the legacy Serif software too (the guys behind the Affinity stuff). Decently capable vector graphics, photo editing, document publishing at a palatable price point. Sorry no link, just google Serif design :tu:

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KVRAF
3917 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:20 am

I made a whole album cover for an OSC challenge that didn't look half-bad just in The Gimp. @Vurt, you can have your chuckle...

KVRian
1441 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:03 am

SparkySpark wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:37 am
Unfortunately I have to agree with you. However, I looked into Krita, suggested in this thread and free. Seems tempting to learn! (For drawing mainly.) https://krita.org/en/features/highlights/
Yeah, Krita has its focus when you draw yourself.
GIMP, on the other hand, is primarily the standard for photos.
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KVRist
261 posts since 25 Jan, 2010

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 am

I use Corel Painter, Paintshop and Draw. They do have subscription service but you can you don't have to do it.

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Beware the Quoth
29395 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 am

smd12 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 am
I use Corel Painter, Paintshop and Draw. They do have subscription service but you can you don't have to do it.
best option financially, if things arent urgent, is wait and buy them all for £20 or whatever from Humble Bundle...
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