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Monday 18 January 2016

More Experiments with Affinity Designer

2016 already, and a very Happy New Year to you all, albeit a little late.

I have continued my foray into the mysterious and fascinating world of Affinity Designer. Over Christmas a raft of new brushes were included in an update, which inspired a flurry of activity here, followed by giggles of delight at some of the effects achieved. I've also improved my understanding of the transparency tools, helped not least by the discovery that they were in fact hiding in plain sight. I'm embarrassed to say I was confounded by the beautiful simplicity of the package.

I've been working on a new look for QT in general. I'm aiming for something bolder and simpler, that is hopefully instantly recognisable. I think I'm close, but the question now is whether or not it will translate to the web. This is deeply technical and scary territory and so must wait until my resident expert has a few spare moments to investigate. Updates on progress, or perhaps lack thereof, will follow.

For now, here's a couple of examples of my experiments with Affinity:

An imagined planet with moon in partial transit

A hopefully slightly more familiar planet!

And a little hint of things to come.

And I'm being creative in other areas too thanks to a recent birthday present from my gorgeous daughter - wait for it ... dadedededadada daaaaaa! I got a 3D pen! I'll post about that another day. This is just a teaser.

Have a great week.