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chriscaldwell

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  1. Hi. I'm creating a document in Publisher. A part of this document has a diagram with part numbers. I created this diagram in Affinity Designer. I export at high resolution as a PDF, even selecting 400 dpi since small text is involved. I placed the image, and printed and all was good. Then I spotted a typo, so I fixed the image in Designer, exported again as a high res PDF, then tried Placing the image in my Publisher document again. What is happening is that the document is now not as crisp. I've done this many times and can't figure out what is causing this. Publisher doc is attached. You 'll in the layers are the original pdf titled part nos 2, and the corrected pdf titled part nos. 9. If you toggle both on and zoom in, you will see the problem with the fuzzy-ness in the letters. The pdfs look perfectly similar when viewed in Designer. It's only when placed in Publisher do I see this difference in resolution. Thank you for any help! MASTER .afpub
  2. All is working now. I am not sure how I got it to work, tbh. I don't see Edit Document in the Context toolbar. Screenshot attached. Thank you. Still find it weird that the computer has slowed. Is there something I can do, like delete cache/prefs (on a Mac). Never experienced sluggishness with Affinity before. Not sure what is causing it. THANK YOU!
  3. Hi Nathan, This is exactly what I wanted to do. I am using Affinity Publisher to create a brochure with this table. I have tried clicking, selecting with the move, going to Table options and nothing has worked. Must be a bug in my software installation or something. Another thing that's been happening is a constant beachball delay now. Not sure what's going on using an M1 MacBook Air with 8G RAM. Something's obviously not right. Thanks again, Chris
  4. Hello, I created a table in Designer. I cannot figure out how to target the to left corner cell (above Density Options). I want to delete this cell. Failing that, I would like to make it transparent with no upper or left border. Failing that, I would like to know how to change the color of this cell. It's been hours of clicking, researching, etc., and I cannot seem to find any information. Clicking in the cell only allows me to type in it. Can someone please help me to understand how to do this? Thank you so much! Chris table.pdf
  5. v_kyr, this is so helpful to me. All of these are all excellent techniques and tutorials. Is it possible to download them onto my computer so I can keep a file of these techniques? Thank you so very much.
  6. Wow, that's great. Such a simple, elegant solution. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend, Anto!
  7. Thank you so much. And for drawing the glass as a vector. So much to learn. I admire you all that just seem to know how to do these things. I think what I'm trying to do is make the hand appear on the other side of the glass. It appears to me this is the right arm, therefore, the body of the glass should be obscured by the hand. As it appears to me now, the beer glass seems to be floating on the back of his right hand. I realize since this is a line drawing with no fill this may be difficult to convey. I will try your original fill technique and see if it works here. Thank you, Chris
  8. anto, can you also help me figure out how to move the beer glass behind the hand in this image? So far, your mini tutorials have been so helpful to me, and i really appreciate it. sandbox bbb logo final.afdesign
  9. This is great. I just made a whole bunch of variations and was able to get this done tonight because of you! Thank you so much, anto!
  10. Thank you so much, Anto! This is fantastic, and such a great method. Can you please explain to me how I can change the lines of the body to white, so that it is a white line drawing with no fill, and only the beer is in color? I was able to make the lines white by using FX>Color Overlay, but can't figure out how to keep the beer the original color, rather than it turning white, too. (attached) Thanks again, Chris bbb-eps.eps
  11. Hello again, Can someone please tell me how I can make the background transparent so that the image is outlined with black, but filled with white so that I can place it on a (yet to be decided) colored background? Thank you so much. Chris
  12. One of the images used on the TV shows is what the client sketched. (attached is the original Hitchcock logo used on TV). I think he's hoping for a line drawing that is very simple and just using lines to suggest the figure head and arm are about to sample a beer, as if to judge it's taste.
  13. May client (friend) got back to me with some details: ...was thinking about mimicking the Alfred Hitchcock logo. I drew up a sketch and was just thinking of keeping it in dark grey and white and adding the holding a glass of beer like it was being judged; kinda imagine just holding a glass with just your finger tips. Then, maybe the beer could be yellow/gold as the only pop of color? So I really am not sure how to take the Hitchcock silhouette and turn it into a vector and change it, as I'm not versed at Designer. Thanks so much.
  14. Hi thomaso, Thank you for your helpful post. Yes, the client scanned a sketch he did and emailed me. There'd be an copyright infringement if I used the original Alfred Hitchcock image, so I bought some vector files that I thought gave a similar profile that maybe I could adjust using Designer. But I'm not well-versed in Designer, so am sort of trying to experiment a bit and make a vector work. Perhaps I can do that with the Hitch logo, if I can learn to draw something similar. Thank you, Chris
  15. Andy, It'll probably cost a fortune to buy an extended license. But maybe if I can redraw something that is inspired by the image, it'll be okay? thanks again!
  16. It'll probably cost a fortune to buy an extended license. But maybe if I can redraw something that is inspired by the image, it'll be okay?
  17. If the client wants to use this exact purchased image as the final in his logo, I'll be sure and tell him to purchase the "appropriate extended license." "Without limitation, Media may not be used as a trademark or service mark (unless the appropriate extended license is being used)." Thanks again.
  18. Great suggestion. To clarify, do you mean the stroke size on the text or the circle or both? Thank you. Also, absolute love the word cloud idea. Wow.
  19. Hi Andy, Thanks for the heads up. Fortunately, this image was purchased from Dreamstime. Standard license is unlimited use on Websites, Blogs, Newsletters, etc. This will likely be used only on a website blog. But I appreciate your suggestion to be cautious! Thank you.
  20. Hey firstdefence! This is just wonderful! I have been trying for a few hours to figure out some ways to make the text look better. This is super good. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! Even your shade of orange is superb. My only thought is that the client is probably going to want the heavier set figure, he's I think making a bit of fun at the idea of getting a beer belly from drinking many beers. My ideas are attached, but I dunno if they are any good...I was stuck for more, and now this! Thank you for sharing your skills. What a great forum. Always fun and I feel like I learn so much every time. Chris
  21. Oh this so great! I love it. Thank you for taking the time to do this v_kyr!
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