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  1. So I am trying to replace the green background from a photo with a simple light grey background. Here is a detail from the original photo: I use the Selection Brush Tool and then refine the selection to get rid of the green color while selecting the hair. The preview looks pretty good (over the new background I added): I then output as a mask and I get this: As you can see the green is still showing in the hair area. Why isn't the end result as good as the preview?
  2. Has this been fixed? I use Designer 1.6.1/Mac and Shift-Return still doesn't work as it should. It inserts a new paragraph, not a line break.
  3. The default Grays palette available in Affinity Designer and Publisher is not CMYK-based, so if you apply the Black swatch from that palette, you'll get a rich black. Define your own 100% K black swatch and use that one.
  4. Draw the shape, put it above the image, set it to "Mask to Below" in the Layers panel.
  5. It was already enabled. Still not working.
  6. I've just discovered that I am able to rotate the whole canvas using the trackpad, which is pretty cool and can be useful sometimes. But how do I reset the rotation back to 0º?
  7. Great job with the Publisher, guys! Most of the things we need are there, with a couple of obvious exceptions. The dealbreaker for me is the fact that I cannot add links to the text. I hope you'll add that feature soon.
  8. CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator use proprietary file formats which will probably never be made public by their owners.Therefore no other software will be able to open those files. When Affinity Designer successfully opens an AI file, it actually opens the PDF part of it, not the actual editable Illustrator code. That’s the reason why objects outside the artboards are gone. They don’t exist in the PDF data. So, don’t hold your breath waiting for CDR support.
  9. tudor

    Grays and Blacks output CMYK

    I'm not seeing this on my system. If I use the same profile everywhere, from start to finish: in AD, when creating a new file, in AD, when exporting to PDF (the app uses the document profile by default) on the PDF files I place into AD, in Acrobat, when checking colors with the Output Preview tool, then the colors are the same. and one more thing: in AD only the PDF/X presets set the output intent to the document profile. The “for print” preset does not. Acrobat reads the output intent value from the PDF; if it's not present then it uses the default profile and that WILL cause a color shift if the PDF was based on a different color profile
  10. I've been trying to use Affinity Designer for a print project involving the creation of all kinds of posters and banners (starting from 24"x36" posters, going up to 31.5"x79" banners and other pieces larger than that). The graphics are quite simple but I have to use a couple of bitmap graphics which at that size are heavy enough in MB. Everything went well excepting for the final PDF output, which turned out to be very slow. For example, exporting a simple 31.5"x79" test file took 2.5 minutes in AD, with the CPU usage going up to the max of 800%. On the same computer Illustrator exports the same file in 25 seconds. Obviously the AD export process isn't very efficient so there is room for improvement. So while UX and flashy illustration seem to be all the rage these days, it would be great if the Affinity team could spend some time focusing on improving and adding features required for print production and general graphic design. Besides improving the PDF export speed, I'll vote for these too: Bleed guides Arrowheads Placing linked graphics Better grid/guides management Selecting all objects with the same fill or stroke Object styles which can be modified and updated Thank you!
  11. Workaround: create your rounded rectangles on the desktop version of AD and then import on iPad. The corner radius values seems to be preserved when resizing, editing etc.
  12. I don’t notice this bug on my first-gen 12” iPad Pro.
  13. Affinity Designer for iPad with the same feature set like the desktop version would be a breakthrough for graphic designers. Currently in the App Store there is no app which could be seriously used for print and web projects from start to finish. There are a couple of illustration apps but they don't have anything else: no layout tools, no print features (CMYK, spot colors, bleeds), no web design/export features (pixel snapping, asset export etc. etc.). If I were the CEO of Serif Ltd., I would've pushed Affinity Designer for iPad to the market before the Photo app. :)