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  1. The main reason of course is having 2 black swatches side by side to assign and easily control overprinting/knock out. And this actually isn‘t given. Overprinting is working — sometimes at least. Look at my sample documents in this thread: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/70509-overprint-issue/
  2. @MikeW, that is an examülde! First I want and need two different blacks (overprint and knock out) at one place one under the other to control at one short glance, if the correct black is applied (is "text black“ defined correctly as overprinting?) Second, this is true not only for black for every other colour too. There must be a way to define two colours with the same values but different overprint states. For example: To counteract printing inaccuracies is may make sense for critical elements, to define a small outline with an overprinting colour to avoid colour shifting.
  3. What I did: I defined 2 global colors: black knock out: C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=100 and black overprint: C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=100, overprint Look, what happens, when these colors are assigned:
  4. mac_heibu

    Overprint issue

    Could somebody please explain, what doesn’t work correctly? I tried to reproduce the op’s issue with no success, as you see in my post above. Edit: The overprint feature seems to work erratically. Now I was able to repo the issue. My sample above works correctly
  5. mac_heibu

    Overprint issue

    No it shouldn’t. If your background is „a rectangle with all CMYK value“, as you say, and in front a 100 c element you have 2 color values: black: 100, 100, 100, 100 cyan: 100, 0, 0, 0; the underlying M, Y and K values are „knocked out". If you create a cyan color, apply it to the text and set this cyan to „overprint“ (by using the right click menu) you see – well – nothing at all in the PDF. And that is absolutely correct, because the underlying black already has 100 cyan too. (No screenshot, because it would be simply black.) If you don’t find these values, you have an issue with color definitions in Publisher or a color profile problem. You are correct in one point: Publisher doesn’t select the correct color in the swatches panel, when an according element is selected. I attached a corresponding .afpub and .pdf. sample.afpub Sample.pdf
  6. You are not up to date @fde101! αℓƒяє∂ is right: Of course Macs have an ALT-key!
  7. Did you restart Publisher? Did you restart your machine?
  8. Only out of interest: @Chris26: You say, masks and channels have been a huge part of your editing in InDesign snd Photoshop. How did you edit/use masks and channels in InDesign?
  9. Not quite correct: You can reinstall a former version, but, when installing a new version, you are asked ot preserve the former one(s). Did this yesterday.
  10. Nevertheless: It is a different issue. I’d suggest to open an extra thread, to keep this thread „clean“.
  11. I assume, this issue has absolutely nothing to do with the initial posting. Would be better to start a new thread about this. But first have a look into the Paragraph studio and check if one of the „Flow Options is active. Especially the „Keep paragraph together“ option may be the culprit. Or – when dealing with imported/pasted text – if there are special characters (f.e. non breaking blanks) are used.
  12. I do! Perhaps you want to select the „G“ (in your screenshot). I think you would grumble, if this glyph is hidden behind the studios.
  13. Every panel, which you detach floats in front. That is intended behaviour in every application out there in the wild. Just drag a different panel out of the studio area and you will notice the same behaviour.
  14. Chris, a tiny recommendation: Since this is a multilingual forum, why not telling you issue in simple, clear words? In my eyes, you don‘t need to decorate your questions in this way. You don‘t need to tell us your personal feelings and your actual mental and physical constitution. If you ask your question staight ahead without distractions, there are definitely better chances to get an answer. My English is not that bad, but it is really hard to separate your essential issue from verbal requisites. But, as I said: This is a personal opinion, others may have a different point of view …