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  1. Thanks yes I recently learned assets need to be exported, but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of the whole asset library idea, unless I'm missing something? I thought the whole point of the asset library was having all your assets readily available within the app. Before I discovered how to use Assets, I stored all my vector design elements & motifs as Affinity files in a folder and sub-folders for the various categories on my desktop. Then every time I needed an asset, I'd open the file in Affinity Designer in a separate window. Please can you help clarify this- When the assets are exported do they leave the asset library or is the export feature for saving/backup? Thanks.
  2. Thanks but only found out about this recently on the forums. To be honest I had no clue that assets had to be exported, I thought an asset library was exactly that- a library. Funny thing is my own custom assets disappeared except that iOS asset library 🙄🙄. I'm still trying to research solutions to retrieving them. I still can't accept my entire asset library is gone forever.
  3. I recently upgraded to Affinity Designer 1.9 (on Windows 10) and did a completely new install as I have been having problems at every launch where all my settings revert to the default factory settings. I thought the problem would be resolved with the new upgrade and account registration, but it appears to freeze more and I still get the same "There was an error loading your settings. Some settings may be inaccurate" error message. After my last launch of AD, I went to my asset library and noticed my entire asset library I had taken time to build (over 10 categories) with over 100 assets had all disappeared except the iOS assets. I also noticed the new free assets that I had downloaded from new AD 1.9 upgrade had also gone. However, when I went to my account, I downloaded them again and "re-synced" my library hoping my own assets would reappear but alas no. Those elements were invaluable to me because most of them were created spontaneously and I excitedly stored them there, including my entire custom KDP interior collection. I don't know whether to scream or cry. 😭. I have located assets.propcol but what do I do with it? I would really appreciate help to retrieve them, thanks
  4. Yeah just make sure you have everything backed up as I discovered to my dismay today. Over a period of a few months, after discovering what I could do with assets, I was excited as it's a brilliant feature and had built several design elements under about 10 different categories including my pattern design templates, KDP interiors collections and close to over 100 designs I had created spontaneously and stored there thinking it was safe. Well after launching the new AD 1.9 today, my entire asset collection is gone, except the default iOS one (useless to me)- I'm livid.
  5. Thanks for the response. However, I haven't launched the app as Administrator because I normally install, launch and uninstall apps as a normal user without any issues. Normally I get prompted to agree to privileged access when required. It's even happening after updating to version 1.9 and now after my last relaunch, my asset library I had taken time to build (over 10 categories) with over 100 assets have all disappeared only with the iOS assets left- I don't know whether to scream or cry. 😡😭
  6. Hi, thanks for responding. I don't have CCleaner and I have the free Avast for anti-virus but my Avast Cleaner subscription had expired last year, so it isn't it. I never had this problem with the last version. I'm sorry but I said this error occurs when I launch the application not when updating the app. It is now happening almost every time I launch the app.
  7. Hi, I'm using Affinity Designer 1.8 on my Windows 10 laptop. I don't know if this counts as a bug or a problem with Windows 10, but every now and again when I launch the app, I get the following message " There was an error loading your settings. Some settings may be inaccurate". Then when I either apply "OK" or close the dialogue box, my Affinity Designer app loads with the default settings. All my customized toolbar, tools, studio settings and preferences are gone and I'm presented with the default settings and it's so frustrating. I'm now having to customise my Affinity Designer app most times before I use it. I'd appreciate it if anyone can tell me what the problem is. Thanks.
  8. You can vectorize raster images in Gravit Designer- there's a free version too.
  9. Yeah still don't get what you mean because my comment is related to this topic and I clearly stated I'm experiencing the same issue. Any resolution to this will greatly help me too because as a pattern artist I'm not entirely happy with my exported swatches and text no matter what I do as stated by others on this thread. You may patronizingly put "the same issue" in quotes but I'm only I can know what issues I am having and it is the same, thank you.
  10. I don't understand what you mean. I commented to the topic addressed here because I'm experiencing white lines in my repeat patterns even after applying all the suggestions. I'm confused why I need to create a separate post?
  11. Thanks for mentioning that because I had never heard of coverage maps until today! Why do we have to do workarounds for things that should be basic features anyway? I love AD but It's now getting tedious with having to use workarounds in AD.
  12. Even with all that I get the white lines after I apply a transparent clipping mask to my pattern swatch. The repeat pattern preview shows white lines after I've clipped the repeating elements.
  13. It didn't get the fuzzy image because I zoomed in otherwise I wouldn't have complained. The image looks like this regardless of whether it's zoomed or not. I obviously zoomed on the browser to make the distortion of the lines and edges much larger and clearer to see. I don't zoom in when uploading on Redbubble and the huge I'll explain it like this: Redbubble has over 20 products with different file dimensions hence, they recommend uploading one large high res image (@ 300dpi of course) which will fit the largest items like duvet covers, tapestries etc but will appear to large for smaller items like mugs, cushions. Hence, they have the scale sliders (0%-100%) as shown images above to scale down and make the design smaller to fit the smaller items to look good. The above image is a repeat pattern and they have the tiling options to repeat but for smaller items I have to scale down and the image gets worse as shown above. TBH I don't know how else to explain it. I uploaded three images from the uploader on Redbubble to show the scale sliders which allows you to resize the image to accommodate the various dimensions. I know quite well that this is a raster image and will eventually get blurry if scaled up and up. If you read my post properly you'd realise that isn't what me and several other AD users on this forum have been complaining about since 2014. All of these people aren't novices. It's to do with not being able to switch anti-aliasing off prior to exporting your design which is a feature Illustrator has. Besides all the people on this forum complaining about their fuzzy images when exported this haven't all "zoomed in their images". You've obviously missed the point entirely. I reached out to a helpful experienced graphic designer YouTuber who uses both Ai and AD for his work and he said he would said he would experiment by exporting and uploading an AD and Ai version of the same design to RedBubble and do a tutorial on that. I can't wait for the outcome!
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