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  1. Please see the video below: Drag with the mouse to select multiple objects. Then Shift-click on one object to deselect it. The result: the Shift-clicked object is the only one selected. Select multiple objects by Shift-clicking on each. Then use Shift-click again to deselect or reselect any of them. The results are unpredictable. PS: works as expected in 1.7.3 Recording-9.mp4
  2. There is something weird going on in one of my files created in 1.7.3, then edited with 1.8 beta. See the screenshot below, I have three shapes, stroke with no fill. When I apply the Expand stroke command on each shape, the two straight lines just disappear, while the shape on the right looks like this: I attached the afdesign file in case anyone wants to look at it. test beta.afdesign
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    Expand stroke weird results

    You are right, I took a look at the Stroke studio and the strokes were aligned inside, even though on screen they looked like they were center aligned. The question is, why does the application let me set the stroke alignment on an open shape? An open shape does not have an inside or an outside, so those stroke alignment options don't make sense (and the program does ignore them when drawing the curves on screen). This causes only troubles as we can see here.
  4. I'm posting this bug report here because I stumbled upon it while I was working in Designer, but it affects all three Affinity apps. A Perspective Live Filter applied to a layer in an Affinity Photo file is gone when exporting to PDF from Photo, Designer, or Publisher. (the .afphoto file was placed linked into Designer and Publisher) I use the latest versions of Affinity apps (1.7.2) on macOS 10.14.6
  5. That's because by default all Adobe CC apps share the same color management settings. So Acrobat will just use the same default CMYK profile used by InDesign and the colors will be the same. Remember: the color values in RGB or CMYK only represent a particular color when associated with a particular RGB or CMYK color space, described by the color profile.
  6. The EPS file format does not support transparency. That's why the layer effects in AD are automatically flattened when exporting to EPS. There is nothing you can do about it. For what is worth, your EPS file looks fine in Illustrator. The effects are still flattened into bitmaps, but at least they blend completely into the background.
  7. One serious issue I have with the Affinity apps is the slow PDF export. Very annoying when you're in a hurry and have to edit and export a dozen of files to meet a print deadline. A year ago I posted this message here on the forums: One way to deal with this issue is to move the export operations in the background, allowing us to open and work on other files at the same time. Adobe did that with InDesign a while ago. Possible?
  8. It works fine here. Have you checked for updates in DefaultFolderX?
  9. When working with large size print files in Affinity Designer, I am forced to split them into separate artboards because of that stupid PDF page size limit of 200"x200". So I set up the file as multiple artboards placed side by side (see screenshot attached) and lay out the graphics across all artboards as necessary. The problem is that AD insists on cropping any graphic to the artboard in which it was initially placed. I can force the object to span over multiple artboards by dragging it below all artboards in the Layers panel, but as soon as I move it, it gets cropped again. Could we have an option to disable this behaviour please?
  10. The best workaround for me right now is to make the full size artwork in Designer, then place it into Publisher on separate pages and export the print-ready PDF from there.
  11. No, that doesn't work. I tried it and I had the same issues with objects being confined automatically inside the smaller artboards as soon as I moved them.
  12. Once again, it's not the fault of the software if you like to mix print and screen measurement units like they're the same thing. They are not. 4.1666 inches, more precisely, which is 300px divided by 72 ppi. The default ppi value of screens since the beginning of time. Really? Change units to inches and resize the artboard to 1"x1". Export it at 300 ppi and you'll get your 300px file if so you wish. I've no idea how CorelDraw works because I stopped using it a long time ago. Illustrator doesn't make assumptions or decisions for you. It is made for people who know what they're doing.
  13. Nope. The software has to be flexible enough to let the user work as desired. The user has to be smart enough to understand the basic rules of working with units of measurement in graphic design, according to the final output.
  14. Illustrator assumes that the user knows one of the basic rules of working with computer graphics: the ppi has relevance only when you are working with physical measurement units, like inches or mm. If you're working in pixels, this means you're creating graphics for screen, where a pixel will always be a pixel no matter what the ppi of your image is. A "300px X 300px, at 300ppi" graphic is a semantical nonsense.
  15. Ugh... just when I was setting up my very first real project using Publisher (a white paper for one of my clients), creating master pages and text styles... I discovered it does not support footnotes yet... ... so frustrating... Back to InDesign...
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. Draw the shape, put it above the image, set it to "Mask to Below" in the Layers panel.
  21. It was already enabled. Still not working.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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