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  1. I saved it as a png. AD gives the option to save as .png. I'm designing some prints and my printer needs them as a .png or psd. I prefer to work in a vector program so my plan is to design in AD with rgb and export as png. Is this not a good plan? Thanks
  2. Hi, I created an Affinity Designer document 18" x 18" at 300 dpi. I place just text, converted the text to outlines and exported as a png. When I open the .png in Affinity Designer, the text is jagged, looks horrible. to zoom in at 100% and now it looks normal. Can someone tell me why it does that? I would think that since it's vector, it should look the same at any zoom level. Thanks
  3. I got the impression the guys at Affinity were dog people, but maybe that's what the cats want us to think, hmm?! Merry Christmas
  4. I kind of feel like Christmas came a day early! All of these cool new tips and tricks are awesome. I'm really getting more and more impressed with Affinity Designer. Thanks.
  5. Thank you Alfred. It's nice to keep discovering all the things Affinity Designer is capable of :)
  6. Thanks so much. I followed these instructions and I created exactly what you did in the image. I would like to apply the stripes to the fill, not the stroke. How do I do this? Thanks
  7. I made a circle, then I copy it and move the copy next to the first one. I can see the green line letting me know it's lined up. But if I move the copy while holding down the alt key (so I can use command-j to power duplicate, then I don't see the green lines and can't snap it to align perfectly with the first circle. What am I doing wrong? I would like to make patterns using the power duplicate method but I need to see that everything is lining up correctly. Thanks
  8. I'm watching a Chris Spooner tutorial (Retro Style Geometric Lines Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial). At about the 1:20 mark he selects the vertical stripe pattern he created and chooses the new brush icon, the art brush and creates a new brush. Then he makes a circle, clicks the newly created stripe brush and the circle is now filled with stripes that fill the circle and the strips are now circular. So, how do I do this in Affinity Designer? Thanks
  9. Let's say I want to create two sides of a circle. I use the pen tool to start creating the first half but when it's time to create the straight line, there is no guide showing me that the line is straight. I've seen tutorials in Illustrator where the guide is there so is there a setting I can set for this in AD? Thanks
  10. +1 on the Live Trace request I didn't know Inkscape had this feature. I think I will take a look at this, thanks.
  11. Hi, I'm setting up a t-shirt template. I downloaded a similar one for Illustrator that has the artboard setup as the design space for the t-shirt but it has a cutout shape of a t-shirt BEHIND this artboard and it has blocks of colored rectangles behind the cutout shape. How would I do this in Designer? Thanks
  12. I have a great setup using my smartphone for playing video and pdf tutorials. I set the smartphone up on my tripod and I watch it as I work on my laptop, great setup for me. And it's portable. I remember years ago, when I would try to prop a book up and follow the steps on my computer screen, very awkward, I don't see myself doing that again. I also used to have a great pile of adobe books, etc, that would become quickly outdated as new versions of the software came out. I just can't go back to buying software tutorial books when there are so many great online tutorials. I'm all for beautifully designed books and certainly don't think books are dead, but for software tutorial type books like this, there should be an online version as well. Too bad, because this looks like a great resource.
  13. Hi, I just watched this Youtube Video about how to set up an Illustrator template for designing t-shirts for Merch by Amazon. The setup in Photoshop should be: 15"W x 18"H @ 300ppi (i.e. 4500 x 5400 pixels), sRGB, less than 25MB. So in the video, he says that Illustrator has PPI and Photoshop has DPI and so he sets the Illustrator document at 1080 by 1296 @ 300ppi and then says that it will export to the correct size for Photoshop (to 4500 x 5300 pixels @ 300ppi) So he exports the Illustrator document (set at 1080 x 1296) as a png, opens it up in Photoshop and the dimensions are now 4500 x 5300). I tried this with Affinity Designer and Photo and the dimensions stayed the same. So do I not have to do this with Affinity? Should I just set up my template in Designer at 15"W x 18"H @ 300ppi (i.e. 4500 x 5400 pixels), sRGB, and then export to png? Hope this isn't too confusing. Thanks
  14. I think one of the earliest requests for this was around 2014. So I really don't think most of us expect this to be rushed just to give a quick fix. There seems to be a lot of patience being shown even when there is not a lot of info being given about a time frame. Having said that, I will say that, for the most part, I like the idea of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. I especially love the price point. I really want to replace my Adobe software with Affinity and scream from the rooftops while others should do the same. I'm very excited about creating content about Affinity Designer that targets my audience. But the problem for me is that my audience consists of mostly female bloggers who have been sold the "Adobe is the only way to go" mantra. With this audience it's form and function equally. They want something that can compete with Adobe in performance and aesthetics. I can not bring Affinity products to that audience with a dark interface as the only option. For those who work in other areas targeting other groups, you may find this incredulous. But I assure you that my audience wants something light and cheerful and yes, they want it from a pro app (and not just Canva, etc.) It could be a real game changer to not only let us change the UI from the current dark to light but to have skins as well. Hopefully make something that is a real game changer. But at the very least we should have the choice to lighten things up. I wish Affinity could make this more of a priority and at the very least give us a glimmer into what the plan is to improve this and the time frame. Right now, I use Adobe in my work, but I'm learning Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. When you guys lighten up that workspace, I will start letting my audience know that your tools are worth the switch from Adobe.
  15. It worked. And thank you for the quick response MEB.
  16. I created a new layer in Affinity Photo which goes to the top by default and when I try to move it to the bottom (below all the other layers) it just won't go. Instead it goes into the last layer that is already there. I've been trying to do this for the last ten minutes. What am I missing? Thanks
  17. The pasteboard is actually what I wanted to change. Artboard, canvas, pasteboards...these terms confuse me : ) And I actually love how easy it is to change the pasteboard's grey level. Thanks MEB
  18. Hi, I'm laying out a website in Affinity Designer. I'm using a lot of black and so would like to lighten up the dark gray canvas around my layout to a lighter gray. I've looked around and can't figure out how to do this. Can I change the canvas color and how? Thanks
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