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  1. I have something related in Designer . New document, create pixel layer, try to draw with brush tool ... nothing. Flood fill with a colour different from the brush tool; now the brush strokes are visible. Alternatively, if I start with a new document and draw a vector rectangle; switch to pixel ; brush tool only appears on the vector item. I've looked for help on this - clearly i am missing something.
  2. If I use a hard Basic brush in AFF Photo with opac/dens/flow all set 100% , the result is 100% dense as specified. The same spec in pixel persona Designer appears to be 25% dense ( about 4 overpaints needed to make a full black or other colour ). If one reduces the hardness in Photo, the edges of the stroke are faded as expected. In Px in designer, if one reduces hardness the *centre* of the stroke fades leaving the edges hard. Huh?! Very entertaining trying to work out the rules of the game here .... WTF is going on? - Any ideas please?
  3. Although the OP was about PDF1.3, problems exist for PDF 1.7 as well. Transparent items come out much paler in the PDF file - the rasterisation used in export to PDF appears to be broken - pre-rasterising transparent areas before exporting fixes it - but at a cost in terms of usability.
  4. gw_westdale

    Exporting to PDF Loses Outer Shadows

    Also messes up transparency for me exporting to PDF 1.7 - fixed using rasterising - which was OK as it was a background layer - I have yet to see what happens with transparency in a top layer
  5. thanks .. it's a useful idea --- it would be great if when creating a style, one could choose which bits to use
  6. So I have a number of items representing a process -- boxes , circles and lines. They are in different colours and line weights. They are layered so that sub-processes can be moved around. For a sales type presentation, we add shadows and other effects. How can we 'remember' ( like a style ) the effects only to apply to newly added items. I cannot create a normal style as that will remember the colour - and cannot use a layer style as the text is managed in the layers as well. Any ideas?
  7. Basics that would save a lot of time --- select same font ( fix when someone uses a rogue font ) , colours for branding ....
  8. 1) How can one tell if an effect is 'not supported' -- if it's not greyed out, it should work all the way to print. 2) yes it needs rasterising but it would seem that the code is not rasterising correctly
  9. gw_westdale

    Hearts Brushes - Valentines Day

    Many thanks!
  10. Sorry to have been a long time replying, Ive been away -- Pauls is quite right. Using the dark workspace has some (logical) side effects when working with colour. Thanks for your response Pauls
  11. When one creates a 50% tint in CMYK, the swatch panel shows it as darker than the original colour - which feels like RGB behaviour. Reported during beta phase but not seen a response - or a suggestion as to how to avoid this.
  12. As per Graphos, a border round each asset would be good - remembering that the border should work for dark and light workspaces ;-)
  13. In Text Styles, as in Page Plus, I would like the 'show where this style is used' action. Very useful when developing templates and when copying text in ( which tends to create new styles automatically ) it enables merging of styles too. This would presumably also work for graphic styles, though I don't use those. Similarly I would like 'normal text for para style' action -- the character 'no style' does not seem to do the same thing.
  14. In a CMYK document, a 25% version of a colour should appear lighter not darker. This also applies to the patch displayed at the top of the screen when in a document. The swatch panel, as far as I can tell, cannot be resized and takes up a lot of space Swatches should have option to display the name alongside the colour - some corporate colours are visually very close.
  15. gw_westdale

    swatch panel suggestions

    + if one renames a swatch, the new name exists immediately but does not show until one leaves the swatch panel ( eg to colours) and returns
  16. gw_westdale

    swatch panel suggestions

    Thank you -- didn't see it at top level, now found in /appearance.

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