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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. I don’t notice this bug on my first-gen 12” iPad Pro.
  12. I wanted to use Affinity Designer for a print project and discovered that when I place an EPS file (a logo) containing Pantone spot colors, these colors are not recognized by AD. Instead they are rendered as CMYK. This is not good. The desired behaviour should be to read and import the spot colors automatically into a document palette. Most of the time I have to use the exact same colors for other objects, and they must remain spot colors. I also did some tests and discovered that, if I save that EPS as PDF using Illustrator, then import the PDF into AD, the spot colors are preserved and output correctly when exporting the final artwork as PDF for print. But there is another issue. The color of the imported PDF objects looks different on screen than the same Pantone color added from the Pantone Solid Coated palette. Take a look at the screenshot below to see what I'm talking about. (Once again, this seems to happen only on screen. If I export as PDF for print the colors are exactly the same. Still, the screen lies and that's not good.)
  13. ... on the color pickers, please. :)
  14. Currently we can only choose bold and italic. Something like this would be much better:
  15. 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. :)
  16. Am I missing something, or the color pickers from Affinity Photo on iPad do not support hex color values?
  17. If you mean showing and moving the cursor when hovering the Apple Pencil (or the finger) over the screen, then I don't think this is possible on iPads.
  18. Fonts can be added to the iPad using AnyFont. While this works pretty well, I've noticed AP doesn't let me access all the styles included in a font (including system fonts like Helvetica Neue). For bold and italics I can use the buttons on the Text panel, but other styles like light or black are not accessible.
  19. tudor

    Affinity Photo for iPad launched at Apple WWDC

    Great app, I am playing with it right now on my iPad Pro and I like it a lot. But I am so eager to see Affinity Designer on the iPad!
  20. Can anybody explain why the four shapes shown in the screenshot below disappear when I export the file as "PDF (for print)"? I attached the Affinity Designer file if someone wants to run some tests. The shapes are filled with a gradient and one of its stops is completely transparent (0%). I know I can flatten the transparencies as a last resort, but is there a way to preserve the vector shapes and the transparencies, like Illustrator does? test affinity designer.afdesign
  21. I am glad to hear you're working on apps for iPad. There is a lack of decent vector drawing apps for the iPad Pro and also the available photo editing apps are nothing more than toys. Please don't be afraid to make real PRO apps for iOS and charge as much as needed for them. We have enough dumb apps priced at $10 or less which are useless for professionals.