graphicxtras.com > How to open or place EPS vector files shapes into Affinity Designer and edit and recolor tutorial
Tutorial by: Andrew Buckle
Works with: Affinity Photo
Platform: MAC OS X
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What is Affinity Designer??? It is a powerful vector application with many interesting and useful vector tools such as corner tool / node tool / gear tool and more. It is a product from Serif and you can find more about via their affinity.serif site as well as via the Mac App Store. Sadly, it is a mac only product but it is certainly a decent competitor to Illustrator. You can find a trial version on their site as well more about their other excellent product such as Affinity Photo (it is very similar in many ways).
There has just been an update of the Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo tool and many new features have been added such as a dehaze filter as well as some new adjustments (current version is set to 1.4 as of December 2015). See many EPS sets + freebies
It supports the EPS format. Open the EPS files via the file open command or via the place command). Open via the file open and the item can still be copied and used in another document. In both cases the item is a layer, the open option means it is a vector. Another advantage of opening the EPS file via the file open command is that you can also export the item as a vector via the file export command and also save it as a SVG or PDF etc.
The uses are nearly infinite, in the same way as Illustrator. The item can be manipulated by a range of different tools such as move tool / node tool / corner tool etc. You can also change the color of the item by selecting the color in the swatches or perhaps by selecting the gradient tool where you can add super colorful gradients. You can also add transparency via the transparency tool. You can also go to the effects panel and add outer shadows / blur / glows / outline effects and much more as well as just click the pre-built styles. You can also use the EPS file as a text frame or text path via the layer menu. You can also add strokes, pressure profiles and much more to the EPS vector
You can place the object via file command place and you can then click the 'edit document' command along the top bar. You can then use the right context menu and convert to curves. You can then use the node tool found in the toolbox to edit the object. You can also go to the fill and stroke and set the color for those and set the size of the stroke etc. You can also set the dash for the stroke via the stroke section as well as cap. join and align etc and was as add pressure / width profile via the pressue section in the strokes panel. You can also add effects such as bevels, outer glow etc via the effects panel. You can also use the node tool to model the individual points in the path. You can also add gradients as well as bitmap pattern fills to the path via the gradient tool.