How to use Affinity Designer to draw more easily origami diagram ?
Facebook Group : "Use Affinity Designer to draw your diagrams"
To draw my diagrams since 15 years, I used Freehand, Corel Draw, Illustrator and Inkscape. But their uses remained so painful and so consuming of my time, that I gradually abandoned the drawing of new diagrams. Fortunately, I discovered Affinity Designer which, step by step, becomes the new rising star of vectorial program in the world.
My goal here is not to convince you to use this diagram. I just share here my enthousiasm using this software because since I use it, I recover all my pleasure to draw diagrams. I tested it drawing 2 origami books for kids and now, I'm impatient to start my new own book (while I thought never again published book).
If you are familiar with your own program, you will probably find that yours is much better, and can do everything that Affinity Designer proposes. But if you are like me and just want an intuitive, fun and easy-to-use program, get started!
I received several requests to try Affinity Designer and download my origami assets. This is the way to do that :
1) Download a free Trial and set-up
The french version is here https://affinity.serif.com/fr/designer/
The link at the bottom of this page.
You might find the free trial in your own langage at the bottom of the page presentation of the software at https://affinity.store
Mac version : https://affinity.store/fr/checkout/?basket=939cceda26b1f2d768b2fc71b3144cc6
2) Download my assets, styles & Guide lines
- Assets for arrows, symbols and various icons
- Styles for colors and creases (valley / Mountain-folds...)
- An example of one my diagram to see how that works
- Guide lines
3) Import the assets
Open View > Studio and click on "Assets" In the assets windows, click on import assets and include the assets that you've just downloaded
4) Import the styles
In the styles section, import the styles you've just downloaded
5) Open the diagram and see how I use Affinty Designer to draw it
Check particularly the layers section