Paul Bravery

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About Paul Bravery

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  1. Hi tecz, Welcome to the forum. The Persona gives focus to the task at hand, exporting and the choice of parameters can be accessed in either mode – see screenshots attached. Export Persona: Export Menu: I hope this helps, Cheers, Paul.
  2. Hi Daniel, Have you selected Separated Mode?
  3. Hi Ian, Are you using a Beta version of AD?
  4. Hi all, I think I've found a Mac solution. I'm not sure if it works in Windows, as the default text editor in Windows works a bit differently to the Mac's "TextEdit" app. The screenshot attached shows the original formatted text in AD to the left, the imported text box in AI at centre and the RTF file that I made by copying the AD text into TextEdit and then saving it as a RTF file. Illustrator was able to "Import" the RTF file, but I had to change the font from Myriad to the version of Helvetica that I used in AD!
  5. I'd be very surprised if Affinity Publisher could resolve the exported live text issues in Illustrator, when Adobe haven't managed it with InDesign. Freehand, QuarkXpress and PageMaker were nightmarish in Illustrator also!
  6. Hi Jim et al, I realise that Jim's post is from 3 years ago, but I'd like to share my trapped files produced in the latest version of AD. I have no idea if actual trapping controls for individual objects has been implemented, perhaps I missed that memo! However, as you will see from both the AD file and the PDF, I have achieved editable trapping for individual objects by using 'Darken' on the objects that I need to trap and layering them above the object that they trap into. The varying amounts of trap is a function of the amount of stroke applied to the objects. The black cat below the trapping objects has the original object shapes knocking out of it in white, so only the stroke will trap. I have been using Illustrator since AI5.5 on a PPC Mac. I've noticed that some designers who use Illustrator use this same method of trapping also, even though overprinting strokes is the standard! Just thought this might be a convenient workaround for those who produce for print and need to supply trapped spot colour PDF files… Affinity_Cat-Pantone-Trapped.pdf Affinity_Cat-Pantone-Trapped.afdesign
  7. Hi Dmitri, Please accept my apologies, I ditched Windows a few years ago in favour of the Unices (GNU/Linux and macOS). I have also been a Mac Pre-Press Operator/Graphic Designer since the '90s, starting with classic Macs (Mac OS 7.5.5-9.2.2). Clearly, your Print Manager issue is specific to how Windows interacts with Affinity Photo. Have you tried printing the TIFF file from another native Windows application? Kind regards, Paul.
  8. Hi Dmitri, welcome to the Affinity Forum! I notice that you have the paper size as "Defined by Driver". Have you tried selecting the actual paper size you are printing to (A4, A3…)? Paul.
  9. Hi hobbytobiz, welcome to the Affinity Forum! Are you referring to Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, Mac or Windows? I've included screenshots from both AD and AP, using the crop tool. When the crop tool is active in both apps, at the lower left of your screen, you should see contextual hints on how to use it. With both AD and AP, when the desired cropping is achieved, you can confirm the crop by either clicking on the blue 'Apply' button at top left or simply pressing <Enter> (Windows) or <return> (macOS).
  10. Hi Vitalspark, There is an open source project named Darktable for macOS and Linux. It is under development for Windows. It might be worth a look. Cheers, Paul.
  11. G'day, Kads, Do you know what the spec is for your PC? It may have a 64 Bit CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo minimum). If so, can you afford to purchase and install Win10 64 Bit? All the best, Paul.
  12. Hi bru, Have you tried <File: New From Clipboard>? Paul. ;)
  13. Hi guys, I've just returned to working in a pre-press role for a packaging company & their main app is Illustrator, I use the outline at layer level regularly, this would be handy in AD. They are also tied in to Illustrator, because of packaging plug ins by Esko that are exclusively developed for Illustrator… would it be possible to negotiate with Esko around plug in support? https://www.esko.com/en/products/deskpack
  14. Good point! I've just returned to working in a pre-press role for a packaging company & their main app is Illustrator, I use the outline at layer level regularly. They are also tied in to Illustrator, because of packaging plug ins by Esko that are exclusively developed for Illustrator… https://www.esko.com/en/products/deskpack
  15. Hi coop3842, You may have inadvertently hidden it with the keyboard shortcut, 'Shift>Command>H'. Use the same shortcut to toggle it back on, see screenshot below: Hope this helps! ;) Paul.