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  1. I just recreated it, instead of spending time trying to figure out why. I thought someone out here might have experienced this before and if so I'd report it as a bug. Thanks folks.
  2. I have a object that changes from grey to some greenish color cast when I apply a 3D fx. All colors within the 3D window have zero color, though I can visually correct by changing the light source color but that's less than accurate. Thoughts?
  3. Yeah, I do the copy/paste dance for simple illustrations but dealing with multiple layers can be time consuming. I guess my point was, which is something I always seem to miss on my original posts, is that it is interesting that DRAW can open EPSs seemingly more reliably than Illustrator. That is about the only thing I like about Corel these days, especially since the price has really gone up. Sadly, EPS is still required for sites stock sites that sell vector files.
  4. I made a bit of a discovery today. I started an illustration in Designer with the intention of exporting to eps and finishing in Illustrator, but and got carried away and took it to far...too many gradients, transparencies, etc. Illustrator of course rasterized a bunch of elements so I decided to try opening the eps file in CorelDRAW 2020 and what do ya know, it opened without converting objects to raster, and removed any transparencies I had to solid colors which are easy to recreate. Not that we all happen to have CorelDRAW on our machines, and I still need to prove this out to make sure it reliable, but there is a possible alternative.
  5. Has anyone seen any discussion of including some kind of line erasing tool like Corel's Virtual Segment Delete tool (see attached video)? I believe that I have mentioned the need to this tool at least a year ago but I have not seen or heard any serious talk. The more I use AD as my go-to software the more I am running into simple tools that I wish it had that would make my illustration life SO much better. VertSegDelKey.mov
  6. I get the importing of hand drawn art, but I’ve never had an auto trace work well enough were I didn’t spend more time fixing it than just drawing it outright over the imported image. Especially when you need to be concerned about specific colors and the number of colors. Then again, I am a bit of a control freak and I like to keep my anchor points to a minimum.
  7. Per suggestion from @Alfred Affinity Designer on the iPad Pro...my go-to software/hardware combination. Thanks Serif. IMG_0195.MOV
  8. I am unclear why so many folk want auto trace. Is this a time constraint thing or just not having the talent to draw things themselves. I don’t mean to be demeaning here, I have just never had the need, or have been in the position, to trace something.
  9. I love Designer on the iPad. There are a few things, like my expected location of certain tools located in pull down menus vs. toolbars, but in all it’s pretty solid. In fact, I am now finding myself picking up my iPad rather than going to the desktop.
  10. This was an easy solution/fix, once I figured out what was happening. It seems that this only happens when copy/pasting something off of the page/artboard. (I often work off of the artboard then move into place). I falsely assumed that the copy/paste behaviors were the same on the artboard as off.
  11. Interesting. Thanks for the info.
  12. When doing a copy/paste (menu or keyboard) the pasted object is not pasting in the same place as the copied object, as it did previously. I know that in other programs you can specify where the paste occurs (middle of page, x,y coordinates, etc). Does designer have a method of specifying where the pasted object occurs? I assuming I could use the duplicate function...but I'd rather have the option of copy/paste in the same place and Duplicate for other locations.
  13. Welcome to the pains of Affinity. Ask if they’ll take a PDF file. Otherwise maybe you can download a trial of AI or CDR and see if you can make something usable. As far as the colors go, sound like you are working in RGB and outputting to CMYK. So, to work in CMYK go to Document Setup > Color tab and change to CMYK in the drop down list. Then, to check you colors before outputting, turn on Soft Proofing by going to the main menu at the top of the application then Layer > New Adjustment > Soft proof. This will create a new adjustment layer. You want to move this to the top of the stack then adjust your colors accordingly. You can turn off/on this layer To see color changes. All of this is in the Help section of Affinity Designer. Good luck. Hope this helps
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