Affinity Designer – Perspective Distort Vector Art

Since there’s currently (as of July 2019) no Perspective / Distort / Warp tool in Affinity Designer ($49.99) (which I was totally used to for forever in Adobe Illustrator), ya gotta use Affinity Photo ($49.99). And you can open Affinity Photo directly from within Affinity Designer: File > Edit in Photo… Currently you can only … Read more

Affinity Designer: Adding Image Into Multi-line Text

Adding image inside text, and solving lowercase e’s and d’s that mistakenly fill in as solid Start with 5 lines of lowercase text, and transform into outline: Layer > Convert to curves In the Layers tab: select all outlined text objects, then click the little blue Add icon in the Tool Bar (top menu location). … Read more

Designing T-shirt Outside Label Art

Three design options. Let’s create 100%-size mockups and test what the designs look like “in place.” Using Affinity Designer to design the 3 inch x 3 inch graphics, print’em out, cut’em out, and place’em on the back of a t-shirt. Then, post pics on Facebook and Instagram Gallery and ask peeps which one they like … Read more

Analog DJ Headphones face - Affinity Designer

How To Draw A Face by Darlene Nguyen

Super-helpful tutorial for beginners like myself: Learn how to draw a face in 8 easy steps: Beginners – Darlene Nguyen Darlene’s tutorial taught me everything I needed to know to draw a face from scratch. I used her instructions to create my Analog DJ Headphones t-shirt artwork in Affinity Designer.

It All Starts With A Single Pebble

As I update my life’s bio, I gotta give a big shoutout to William Hanford Lee Jr. In the summer of 1983 or 84 (I can never remember), we were all standing in the parking lot of Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, CA, just after performing in The Best of Broadway for a couple’a … Read more

WIP 012 - T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN

WIP 012 – T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN

YouTube thumbnails, t-shirt designs using Affinity Designer, Muscle Milk, rockin’ the scene with Philz Coffee Barista RJ, Capital City Toastmasters club meeting, and a meeting with Toastmasters club members Jonathan Faridian and Jaytika Nand to do a little speech contest coaching.

WIP 011 - GREEN SUPERFOOD, DAD’S PETS, LANCE SAVES A SNAKE, BIKE RACK, T-SHIRT DESIGNS

WIP 011 – GREEN SUPERFOOD, DAD’S PETS, LANCE SAVES A SNAKE, BIKE RACK, T-SHIRT DESIGNS

Always good to see a long line at Philz Coffee Sacramento. Green Superfood by Amazing Grass is amazing (first heard about it from Tim Ferriss). Amazon Locker is a life-saver. A little showcase of Dad’s rescue-dog, Sammy, and his two cats, Brin and Pepper, during Easter Sunday. Really like Dad’s water fountain in the backyard. … Read more

WIP 002 - GRAPHICS & MUSIC

WIP 002 – GRAPHICS & MUSIC

Work In Progress (WIP) 002. Getting used to designing graphics in Affinity Designer, after using Adobe Illustrator since 1990. Finding a really good music mix to enhance the productivity zone is a long and worthwhile journey: Soul Cool Records / Pots & Pans Radio – The Funk Recipe Mixed by G- Spot on Mixcloud. But … Read more