Hi all, thought I'd introduce myself, as I predict I will be posting here every so often to help or get help
I'm a hobby graphic designer, and by that I mean very much a beginner. I've done some police badges and car designs, and I'm looking to up my skills and software. I cut my teeth on Inkscape, but it runs a little slow on my mac, and the UI isn't as pretty as all the other apple stuff so I bought affinity designer.
Immediately I was frustrated with trying to join two nodes, but I figured it out. I have a feeling if i put the same time into this as I did with Inkscape I'll be better off with AD.
I look forward to learning from you guys and searching first, and maybe one day contributing!
I've struggled off and on w. Inkscape on Mac for years. While there are lots of good things about it, the interface seems incredibly awkward, and performance under X-windows leaves a lot to be desired.
AD's interface is extensive. Lots of stuff to dig thru, but its laid out pretty well. I still forget sometimes where various things are tucked away.
And the performance is superb, IMO.
I'd suggest you spend some time messing with the built in shapes. There are more than 20, they all have multiple variations, and the cornering tool can add even more variety. With those, and the boolean geometry operations, there are a very large number of things that one may draw w/o using hand drawing.