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  1. Callum Happy to oblige, though sending a simplified design. As I've been testing (and testing and testing!) the issue seems to be the extent of the end stops used to adjust the scale of the bitmap fill. If they (or sometimes only one) go beyond the edge of the object being filled the result in the print to PDF file is a square or rectangle rather than the filled shape. Note: the problem has nothing to do with the 4UP format I was using -- single sheet A4 PDF print has the same issue. The odd partial rectangles visible in the top right two images (nativity & annunciation) of my original poster design are due to partial covering by the 'Tidings of..." text group which is PDF printed as a single image rather than an individual curve per letter for the 'plain' text. When it is moved to the bottom layer then PDF print gives the four square / two round stained glass images like the lower picture in my original post. And yes, the two circles (shepherds and kings) have end stops within their perimeters. The 'forum.jpg' image included here was prepared for a possible bug report. How to see the end stops on two images simultaneously is an exercise left for the viewer! : -) Regards, Carl forum_test_design.afdesign
  2. I've designed an A4 poster which needs to be also printed 4UP to give four smaller handbills. I've had no problems in the past but am getting peculiar results now using Affinity Design 1.8.5.703. The left section of the print error screenshot included shows a portion of my design and the print dialog which look fine as does an export as a jpg. On the right side is a screen shot from a preview of the pdf file in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Here the circular images, ellipses with a narrow stroke and bitmap fills, are peculiarly wrong with different parts of the bitmap fills showing outside of the clipping ellipses. As an additional test I deleted everything from my design except the six bitmap filled ellipses. Two printed to PDF correctly (shepherds and wise men) but the others again show bitmap beyond the ellipse -- but curiously not all exactly as they were in the original poster design. A simple 4UP workaround is to place four A4 jpg exports on a new A2 design, but I'd like to know if there is something I should have done to avoid the problem in the first place. Thanks, Carl
  3. Big thanks to carl123 & h_d for some new tips... Typing in alternate units and change of decimal places for display.
  4. Imzan, Google says 1.0 mm = 2.83465 points, so your 0.072 mm = 0.20409 points. Might not 0.2 points (0.0705556 mm) be close enough? I don't think you can get closer than that as AF Designer seems limited to entering tenths of units. Regards, Carl
  5. Maybe I'm missing something about the problem, but I seem to get the desired effect in two steps... [1] Select all the component shapes and [2] click on 'Add'! No need to select the parts one at a time. Added: How is a 'shape builder' tool different? You still have to select all the parts.
  6. Related: I'm beginning to use the colour wheel most of the time and wonder if there is a way to have it the default. I realise I only have to choose it once for a particular editing session but whenever I open a design to resume work I have to choose it again.
  7. For I while I was going somewhat mad trying to get this to work (the fill tool was exactly what I'd been trying before) and suddenly realised that I was still using the tooth and notch settings from v_kyr's example rather that those made by haakoo. Result -- two sorts of designs potentially useful elsewhen. Thanks to you both, CPC
  8. Well, learn something every day! Thanks for that; and for alerting me to 'Symbols'. I suppose much more is made clear if one carefully watches all the tutorial videos but my mind best absorbs what fits with current projects.
  9. As usual I try techniques shown here and I found an attractive pattern by setting the 'Curvature' to its maximum negative value. Any suggestions how to do a bitmap fill of the petals rather than the background?
  10. I checked on https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ and found vaguely similar but nothing exact. Another option might be to stack copies of your text. Choose font and write, convert to curves and make the fill white and the outline black. Attached is a quick Publisher project including the (sorry so sloppy!) history. CIRCULAR FONT.afpub
  11. Ivandigital, Strange! I've examined your project file and the only hint I've found -- but not a solution -- is shown in attached screen shot. Visible in pixel mode at extreme magnification is not only your mystery line but additional grey pixels previously unnoticed against the white background. It looks like anti-aliasing along the diagonal but I've no idea why there should be any such artefacts on the horizontal and verticals. Regards, Carl
  12. misergarth, Trying to open you project gave this missing resource error. I said I'd try and find it and the problem file was identified as 'bernie-logo-black.eps'. I did a jpg export as a full A4 sheet but the photo of Bernie appeared a a nearly complete blur. Edit: I clicked 'Yes' before; going to 'Resource Manager' gave more information. Regards, Carl
  13. JohnG, Here a clip is what I see... I may be confused (missing something) by your description. To me 'original image' is the jpg/bmp used for the art text bitmap fill. Any changes being made in the adjustment layers are non destructive -- the original image remains unchanged. The effect of the adjustments are displayed in a rendering of the image in the project window. I'd reserve 'final output' for a bitmap export or for a print-to-file PDF. Notes: My earlier example was done in Publisher but I switched to Photo here to be sure I was doing the same thing. Again it's not bling, but as simple an example as possible to show WYSIWYG dynamic changes. Could you (and perhaps GaryP and firstdefence's distressed look as well) please post your project file? Regards, Carl BC_adjust.mp4 BC_adjust.afphoto
  14. Is this what you want? With my bit-mapped filled text layer selected I went to the top menu and chose Layer >> New Adjustment >> Colour Balance. My sister's Bloomsbury fabric pattern certainly isn't 'bling' but I can easily make whatever adjustments I want while it's there filling the text. No need to '...go back to the original'.
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