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#1 MattP

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

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Hi, I'm Matt Priestley and I'm one of the Affinity developers. I'll try to help out on any topic, but particularly anything relating to tools, views and document drawing as they're the bits I'm mostly responsible for writing.

 

Feel free to join me and introduce yourself, too! :)


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hello all, I'm Andy Tang and I'm also a Affinity developers. I will also try to help out when I can and I look forward to seeing your feedback and work created using our product. :)


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:34 PM

Hi, I'm Tony Brightman. I head the SerifLabs team that have been developing the new Affinity range of applications. We have been deep in research for 4 years but it's now time to show the world.

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:59 AM

Hi I'm Sean Riley,  I have been a long time user of most Serif Products more notably Drawplus and PhotoPlus and I have in the past been a tester for these products, but let my testing badge lapse due to family issues.  I have been using all Serif programs for the last 4-5 years on a MacBookPro via Parallels emulator and I was sent a message today pushing me forward to your beta test link for the new Mac Program that is Affinity. Gotta be a good development in the Serif make up.   I notice my old mate Matt is heading the testing - Great to see your name again bud.

 

I'm 53 in a couple of weeks and out of work at the moment awaiting a knee replacement perhaps later this year/start of next…fingers crossed then I can get back on a building site as an Electrician.  Hence the signing up to this little soiree.

 

 Good luck people!


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#5 MattP

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

Hi there, Sean!  :D I was just looking at Flickr a few minutes ago (for the first time in years!) and was just about to contact you! Great to see your name appear on the list and I'm sure Designer should work well on your MacBook Pro - I wrote a lot of it on my old 2008 MacBook Pro so there's been a lot of effort put in to make sure that it runs smoothly without needing the latest and greatest hardware.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 12:28 PM

Thanks Matt - great to "see" you…I'd love it if you popped back onto Sugs every now and then on the flickr site - we are still going strong 

 

Just one thing - I don't know if your forum servers are at fault or what! but, I couldn't get my membership to validate (no E-mail at all in 1 hour) I have since joined again under a member name  Sean Riley - but that too cannot be verified due to no e-mail back.  I got round this with trial and error and logged into this account (Seanyboy) and changed the e-mail address to a G.Mail addy instead of a .tiscali one and luckily this g.mail account brought in an e-mail with a clickable link saying that I had changed my e-mail address and should now click the link to verify…Thus getting finally onto your system.

 

I wonder if others with only one e-mail address (maybe tiscali is a bad addy) are having the same trouble - Just thought I would bring this to your attention...

 

Also if you would be so good as to delete the Sean Riley pending account as it serves no purpose.

 

Much obliged.

 

Sean


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:43 AM

Hi all. I'm Dave Harris and I'm another of the Affinity developers. I have been mostly responsible for text, printing and some of the vector import and export formats.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hi, I'm Hilary Hartigan, AKA sunset. I always said that when I retired I would buy a new (electric) piano. Yesterday hubby asked me which would I prefer, a piano or a Mac. Let's just say that the Mac will arrive in the next few days :) And, after working my way through Windows 3.1 to Windows 8.1.  I am going to be a complete novice with the Mac.

 

I'm a total fan of things Serif but I really need something new as 'I'm all scrapped out' (a CraftArtist expression) and I don't want to get left behind on a Windows-Shelf. This looks different and exciting and fresh. By trade I'm a part time lecturer (computing out in the community), a self employed publisher and designer (but looking to change tack), a family history researcher and recorder (nearly finished) and a lover of logic and order. I have a head overflowing with ideas  :D and tons of ambitions  :D . I hope that I can make a useful contribution  :)

 

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Hi Hilary,

 

Nice to see you join up :) Good news about the new Mac! Which particular model did you go for (not that it matters - they will all work with Affinity - I'm just being nosey :) )?

 

Most of us here were novices 4 years ago when we started this project - it's nothing to worry about though, the differences are primarily cosmetic and I'm sure it won't take long to get up to speed with it.

 

This link is generally considered useful for "switchers" - https://www.apple.co...basics/pctomac/

 

Thanks,

 

Andy.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for the welcome, Andy!

 

If you're sitting comfortably.....the MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display. It had to be a laptop because my workhorse souped up desktop with decent sized monitor will still be my office computer, and I couldn't work with a smaller screen.

 

And it's going to have to pay for itself, that's my motivation. I have a niece who designs and sells to Liberty, etc etc, so I have something to work towards (and we'll be able to discuss Macs, now). Also, I'll never give up CraftArtist but I'm well into the stage where I want to be working with my own original designs (aspirations for the DT shop??).

 

Virginia Woolf famously said  'a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction' - this is what I've bought, a room of my own to create graphics. Can you tell that I'm excited  :D  :D  :D ?

 

Thanks for the link - bookmarked  :) 

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Hi Hils, nice to see you on here - My 2010 model is like yours,  I think that you will soon take to a Mac,  Just as an aside - I Run windows on my Mac using parallels software and I use a usb hard drive to run all the windows stuff -although this does tie down it's portability a tad.

Good to have you on the team  :)


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

Thanks, Sean :) Mine will be collectable either today or Thursday but I won't be switching from my Win7 desktop and Win8 laptop, it's going to be a separate "life". Daughter moves into her own house in two weeks time so, at last, I can make sweeping changes and have a proper office and start my new life (and we'll be able to visit daughter just down the road :) ).

 

I'm really looking forward to Affinity even though I'm not particularly advanced with creating my own graphics (not like you - yet!).


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:32 PM

Hello, I'm Naz, an avid fan of Serif titles. Never has much luck with drawing apps until I met DrawPlus, so very keen to get to know Affinity Designer.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'm Ali. I don't have a Mac, but I'm curious about this new Serif development. It's interesting to see people here that I thought had 'moved on'!!! Anyway, good to be here, even if I lurk more than I post.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:25 AM

All up and running, the Mac is a breeze to use and I like the new darker interface of the Affinity. Now on the learning curve :)


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hello, I'm Chris. I've used a few Serif products before and I've been a mac owner for a long time, so I'm excited I can finally get some serif action on my mac!  :)


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

Hi all.  Lots of familiar names.  I can't even spell MAC, and I've never even touched one.  So, I'm on the lookout for an inexpensive MacBook hereabouts.  The Mac side of Serif intrigues me, and I'd like to get in on the ground floor of this.

 

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 01:22 PM

Hi, I'm Dale, copywriter, tech author, blogger, demonstrator and a few other things. I've joined the Mac lads (and ladies) so I can use and abuse Affinity titles and other Mac software and help make it shine on our website, in the press, and social media accts.

 

If you think the way Affinity apps are described is inaccurate or missing the point, hit me up and I'll make it better. If there's a tutorial you're desperate for, let me know and I'll raise it with the documentation team.

 

FYI the soppy little cat in my avatar is Rorschach.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

 

FYI the soppy little cat in my avatar is Rorschach.

 

 

Looks a little...er...testy!  :lol:

 

Hiya, Dale!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

Looks a little...er...testy!  :lol:

 

Hiya, Dale!

 

He's definitely soppy, he loves morning hugs and nightimes asleep on my feet about as much as I do.


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