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  1. Hi, i wanted to highlight some areas in a map as you can see on the attatched screenshot. But the way I achieved it (with AD on macOS) feels a little bit to complicated to me: draw the vectorshape with no filling and the black outline. (shape A) duplicate it, remove the outline and add a filling. (shape B) add the shadow/gradient arround shape A with a layer effect. rasterize shape A and its effect. draw a rectangle as big as the document and use shape B to cut a hole into it. finaly use it to mask the rasterized shape A. really?!? My first idea was to create the wanted shape, add the shadow and mask the inner area of the shape. But the mask does not mask the layer effect. Any idea how to get the wanted effect more easy and with more vector shapes/adjustable effects and less pixel layer? Subquestion: How to "invert" masks? For example to make step 5 a little bit easier... Thanks!
  2. So you just want the three photos next to each other? You can just create a new document with the height an three times the width of your original photos and copy/paste them in for example.
  3. Set guidlines and margins on more than one artboard would be a great feature! @GT70 : As a workaround for your calender project you can first make kind of a "master artboard" with every guidlines you need and then just copy it. If it is not already to late...
  4. One way to do this is the function in the develop persona. There is a screenshot attatched. It is form the german version, but i hope you will find it in the english version.
  5. Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the delayed response. I have added a screenshot of the document in the first post. I also made smaler jpg version of the whole thing but the forum won‘t upload it. Ja, PDF Dateigrößen sind immer etwas verwunderlich. Kannst du nachvollziehen, was Acrobat genau gemacht hat? Theoretisch sollte man mit den richtigen Einstellungen in der Export Persona ja ein ähnliches Ergebniss direkt aus AD erreichen. English summary: PDF filesize is sometimes a little weird. Any Idea about settings for export persona to produce a good looking PDF with a smaller filesize? Like with the most other CAD programms you get a free educational version for use in university. For this work I think I used only a small part of the tools an possibility of the programm. Nothing special you can‘t re-create using AD. It‘s more about how easy and fast you can create it. As CAD/computer-aided design already says the tools like simple rotate and move are made for more accurate work and constructing things and drawings. Also the snapping and so on. Another very important point is that the drawings got a scale. So you can work with real dimensions and set the needed scale for the plan in the output options. Or use for example the same drawing in 1:500 and with some added information on another layer in 1:100. For architekture competitions it is a common workflow to draw with a CAD Software and afterwards use Illustrator or Photoshop to make it look nice. And with the whole post I just want to show that Designer can do this job, too. Maybe better. I have added some sceenshots how it looks in Vectorworks and bevore Designer. Maybe interesting for everyone who never was into the CAD/architecture thing
  6. nice ones! ...and I have no idea how i would do something like this.
  7. Hi, this semester I used for the first time Designer for my final presentation posters in university. The site plan and the sections are drawn with Vectorworks (CAD software) and exportet as PDF for Designer. I was delighted how easy it was to adjust colors and line width of the vector parts and just switch to pixel persona for some nice background textures. I used Photo to add the diffuse fade out on the edges of the site plan. I handled the drawings as individual files and embeded them directly into the final layout file. Only the site plan was to heavy to handle for my late 2011 MPB and so i had to export and embend it as a tiff file. Maybe the size (DIN A0@300dpi) and the live blur filter could be an explanation for this ;) Feedback welcome! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13340316/RundgangAffinity.pdf(~34mb)
  8. Maybe you are looking for something like this? or that? or something for RAW files?
  9. The media browser and also the read the image function are part of OS X/macOS. So Serif has not writen these functions and only uses the capabilitys of the operating system. In the Mac version you already can change brush size and hardness with ctrl+alt+right mouse button, so i hope it works in the windows version, too. Maybe with another shortcut...
  10. Great! I have not found this function yet.
  11. Hey, it's a nice idea to put the buttons for alignment in the front row, but I am missing some options i have used frequently. Will they ever come back? (I‘m not sure if alignment is the right english name for the function and I am sorry for the german screenshots. I hope you can understand my problem.)
  12. spontaneous i found two ways to get something similary like in the example: 1: just put a colored rectangle above a B/W picture and change the blendmode of the rectangle to multiply 2: just use the "Umfärben" adjustment layer. Sorry, I do not know how it is called in the english version but i attached a screenshot of the dialog.
  13. Thanks! I knew that there must be a button for...
  14. Hi, just a simple question. Is it possible to copy/paste something into a layer mask? And How? I have a B/W layer i want to use as a mask for another layer. In Photoshop I just copy/past the whole layer into the layermask. AP does not past it into the mask but as an new layer. Or is there another easy way to use a complete B/W layer as a mask for another layer? Thanks!