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  1. @Dan C Thanks again Dan - I appreciate your time. Having browsed other topics, I suspect it might be related to using a combination of a gradient with a transparency mask, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone else can help.
  2. @Dan C Thanks Dan - this did occur to me but I didn't see an option for CMYK/16 in the Document Setup ( see attached )
  3. I'm creating a document for print. Initially I had a rich black background ( I checked with the printer first and they said it would be fine ) and a smaller content area with a vertical gradient ( blue to rich black ) - See ARTBOARD A in the attached file. This gave me some really nice deep blues in the gradient. The printer then decided I couldn't use rich black after all ( !! ) so I had to change both the background and gradient stop to key black, but this left the gradient looking very dull, grey and washed out ( see ARTBOARD B ). I'd like to retain the look of the original gradient if possible. Obviously if I only change the background to key black and keep the rich black in the gradient, the inner frame is visible ( see ARTBOARD C ). The best solution I can come up with is to keep the rich black in the gradient, and use the transparency tool to fade it out towards the top ( see ARTBOARD D ) - this looks great on screen but causes banding when I print the exported PDF. Does anyone know how I can address these banding issues? Or what's causing it in the first place? I need to export the file as a PDF - I've tried lots of different settings. Hopefully the attached file will explain it better than I did ! Document palette is included in the file with blue, rich black and key black. Smooth Gradient.afdesign
  4. Hi, In the Draw persona I'm just looking for simple a drop down list with basic brushes ( see brushes_1.jpg ) but all I see is a list of more artistic brush categories ( brushes_2.jpg ). What happened to the Basic, Image and Textured categories?
  5. Thanks to everyone for their contributions. Really appreciate it. I must have inadvertently flipped the object. Flipping it back sorted it out. @Gear maker Baseline was set to 0
  6. @Alfred Thanks Alfred - really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Very disappointing though - this is way too much effort for something that should be pretty simple. I'll just type +70px in the Transform box each time, unless there's a keyboard shortcut to repeat all those steps ( * add a thick stroke to the circle; * menu "Layer → Expand Stroke"; * menu "Layer →Geometry → Separate Curves"; * select the inner circle; * ) ?
  7. I'm trying to create a series of evenly spaced concentric shapes using power duplicate. I used CTRL + J then increased the overall dimension by adding +70px in the Transform panel ( see transform.jpg ). Using power duplicate after this ( CTRL+ J ) I thought all the subsequent shapes would be 70px apart, but the gap increases exponentially ( see result.jpg ). How can I get the power duplicate function to just add 70px each time?
  8. @firstdefence Thanks for that - it's complicated to explain but there's a reason why I did't really want to use this method. It means I have to take several steps backwards and create my design again. Nevermind, I think that's what I'll have to do. Seems crazy that this is the default behaviour for text on a path ( at least in this case ). @G13RL Thanks for your input also - much appreciated.
  9. When I try to type text on a path it's backwards, like it's being reflected in a mirror ( see attached ). I have no idea why this is happening and it's driving me crazy. Any help would be very much appreciated.
  10. @R C-R In my original example I was snapping to the grid, but without it, you're correct, the snap settings don't appear to work. I've tried Align to nodes of selected curves on the context toolbar, also Snap to object bounding boxes, Snap to shape key points and Snap to object geometry under snapping options. None of these work but dragging out a horizontal guide and snapping to that is a workaround. Do we think this is a bug? I thought Snap to shape key points should probably work, as we are using the point transform tool.
  11. @Joachim_L No apology necessary. Many thanks again for your help - very neat solution.
  12. @GarryP Thanks for the CTRL tip - that one had me confused for a minute until I Googled it. I even tried pressing S + T + R + G and dragging :-D
  13. @carl123 You're correct - it is nested under the Node Tool. I just reset the program defaults to double check.
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