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    chirmer got a reaction from Dominikus in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    You are assuming these are well-made logos lol. The one I'm working with, at least, was made using the default textured brush in Illustrator. I can't manually trace all of those little edges and textures, and I'm not going to modify their logo for my convenience and taste. 
    We are all professionals here. We all know that we are capable of recreating logos that support it. These tools are useful in situations that are less than ideal, where we need stuff as vector but don't have the time/resources or for a variety of reasons cannot simply recreate the logo/work.
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    chirmer got a reaction from Dominikus in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    This is just so frustrating. I have generally been enjoying my time with the Affinity Suite, and Publisher especially is killer software, but missing features like this really make things super difficult to get work done, when Adobe has them and they work.
    Sometimes we have to work with graphics we get from outside organizations, and we have no control over quality. Like right now, I have a logo I need to put on a vehicle wrap that's simply a JPG file with a white background. I need to vectorize it and make the whole thing white, so it pops against the colored wrap. And I can't, because this software suite is missing this, IMO, core functionality.
    I have now put the logo through vectorize it and convertio and neither can convert it. Which is ironic, because the logo was clearly designed in Illustrator using default brushes. So I can't even re-create it, because I don't have those brushes, either.
    Illustrator was so much better in this space, and had the tools needed to get this work done. In an ideal world, you'd be able to get usable vector files from everyone, but that's isn't reality. And Affinity is making this very, very difficult.
    If I have to download other software to do stuff like this, I might as well just download Illustrator and be done with it. Which is frustrating, because I much prefer the Affinity suite.
    TL;DR: add another vote for adding in vector tracing.
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    chirmer got a reaction from miss_c in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    You are assuming these are well-made logos lol. The one I'm working with, at least, was made using the default textured brush in Illustrator. I can't manually trace all of those little edges and textures, and I'm not going to modify their logo for my convenience and taste. 
    We are all professionals here. We all know that we are capable of recreating logos that support it. These tools are useful in situations that are less than ideal, where we need stuff as vector but don't have the time/resources or for a variety of reasons cannot simply recreate the logo/work.
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    chirmer got a reaction from DBerlin81 in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    This is just so frustrating. I have generally been enjoying my time with the Affinity Suite, and Publisher especially is killer software, but missing features like this really make things super difficult to get work done, when Adobe has them and they work.
    Sometimes we have to work with graphics we get from outside organizations, and we have no control over quality. Like right now, I have a logo I need to put on a vehicle wrap that's simply a JPG file with a white background. I need to vectorize it and make the whole thing white, so it pops against the colored wrap. And I can't, because this software suite is missing this, IMO, core functionality.
    I have now put the logo through vectorize it and convertio and neither can convert it. Which is ironic, because the logo was clearly designed in Illustrator using default brushes. So I can't even re-create it, because I don't have those brushes, either.
    Illustrator was so much better in this space, and had the tools needed to get this work done. In an ideal world, you'd be able to get usable vector files from everyone, but that's isn't reality. And Affinity is making this very, very difficult.
    If I have to download other software to do stuff like this, I might as well just download Illustrator and be done with it. Which is frustrating, because I much prefer the Affinity suite.
    TL;DR: add another vote for adding in vector tracing.
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    chirmer got a reaction from R C-R in Converting Pixel drawing to Vector?   
    This is just so frustrating. I have generally been enjoying my time with the Affinity Suite, and Publisher especially is killer software, but missing features like this really make things super difficult to get work done, when Adobe has them and they work.
    Sometimes we have to work with graphics we get from outside organizations, and we have no control over quality. Like right now, I have a logo I need to put on a vehicle wrap that's simply a JPG file with a white background. I need to vectorize it and make the whole thing white, so it pops against the colored wrap. And I can't, because this software suite is missing this, IMO, core functionality.
    I have now put the logo through vectorize it and convertio and neither can convert it. Which is ironic, because the logo was clearly designed in Illustrator using default brushes. So I can't even re-create it, because I don't have those brushes, either.
    Illustrator was so much better in this space, and had the tools needed to get this work done. In an ideal world, you'd be able to get usable vector files from everyone, but that's isn't reality. And Affinity is making this very, very difficult.
    If I have to download other software to do stuff like this, I might as well just download Illustrator and be done with it. Which is frustrating, because I much prefer the Affinity suite.
    TL;DR: add another vote for adding in vector tracing.
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    chirmer reacted to Sean P in Unremovable background color on all text.   
    Hi Ralek,

    My suggestion above was to see if that fixed the invisible text appearing when you reopened the file. To fix the background select the incorrect piece of text and go to Edit > Defaults > Factory Reset and then Edit > Defaults > Synchronize from Selection.

    The first command will reset all the formatting, removing the background, and the second will ensure that newly created text objects are also fixed. You may have to do this for both Text Frame and Artistic Text objects if they're also affected.

    Do you remember how you placed the text in the first place when it started behaving like that? Where was it pasted from?
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