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    illustration, photography, woodworking,

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  1. OMG! Brilliant. You guys are awesome. Such a simple thing (check box), and easily overlooked. Thank you.
  2. I apologize if this topic was already covered. I searched and found nothing quite like the problem I am having. Summary: Brushes, strokes, and effect are limited in how far up they can be scaled, limiting the overall size of the image created. I have a small bullet-like object created on the iPad. After opening the file on my desktop app I realized it is too small, so I scale it up. As you can see, from the attached image, the brush strokes and effects don't scale up even though I have the stroke's Scale with Object selected. I tried to resize the gaussian blur effect, but it is limited (won't blur enough). So, I am assuming then that effects such as Gaussian blur, noise, and simple things like stroke thickness are somewhat limited when you use them in large works. Is that assumption correct? And what about brush textures? Those are bitmaps right, so how far can those be upscaled before losing clarity? Will creating larger brush textures remedy the problem, and will AD have vector brushes in the future? For now, I hope that by exporting to the final size the quality will be high enough to be used. Thoughts or ideas? Thanks -Bill
  3. Hi Wosven, This works pretty well, but I can't select the top level layer(s) or group(s) and apply, I have to select the individual objects then apply. Still, pretty slick solution. Do you have a different experience on your end?
  4. This sounds perfect, but the outcome was a little wonky. Using this method seems to have changed colors and color positions in some of the gradients, both in PDF and EPS. My method of turning the effect off for each object worked much better, more predictable, though much more time consuming.
  5. Ha, right. I thought I could select the top level of each layer in the stack, then find a function like “remove all effect”. But no. What I did was, while keeping the effects window open, I expanded each layer and group, selected objects within each layer/group, then unchecked the applied effects in the effects window. Still, it a bit time consuming but better than one object at a time.
  6. In Affinity Designer, does anyone know if there is a way to remove all effects from a drawing at once, instead of having to remove them one object at a time? I want to export to Illustrator (EPS or PDF) an illustration which contains gaussian blurs, and those would rasterize at export, and I want to keep it all "vector." Thanks SORRY, I figured it out. Does anyone know how to remove a topic? :-(
  7. I hope the developers make this a priority.
  8. I struggle to create gradient fills easily and efficiently. Here are the two methods that I use, and perhaps the only way. I'd be curious if someone out there has another method. Method one: Create object select "G" on the keyboard draw gradient Select the Gradient color box at the top toolbar make active a node on the gradient line select color from colour box Repeat steps 6 -7 for each node in the gradient line. Method two: Create object select "G" on the keyboard draw gradient Select the node in gradient bar Select Swatches tab in the docker on the right Select color in the Swatches pallet. Repeat steps 5 -6 for each node in the gradient line. Suggested Improvements: A) What I would like to see is the ability to double click on the color node on the object itself, not the node from the methods above, and by double click the node a swatches pallet opens for you to make your color selection. B) Another option would be to select color node, select the eyedropper in the tool bar and while holding the Shift key down select the color you want applied to that node. This method is great for sampling color from other drawings or reference images. I appoligize if there is another method alreay in place, I just haven't come across it yet. Thanks in advance. -Bill
  9. befehr

    Tea cup illustration

    I feel a cup theme coming on. All done in Affinity Designer's Draw Persona, lot's of blur fx and transparencies. Ideally, I would have used a' blend tool' or 'blend along path' to created the equaliy spaced and repeating patterns, but AD doesn't have it. Soooo, I had to eyeball everything, and I now have a headache. :-)
  10. I hear they have the gradient mesh tool planned. Whether or not THAT will be compatible with ai is another story.
  11. befehr

    Carborator illustration

    Thanks Mithferion. Actually, I mostly eye balled it. I took a photo of the flat face (on the left side), foreshortened and skewed that then built everything off of that. Once I find the proper foreshortening proportions and basic objects, like ellipses, for each axis I just copy/paste down each axis. Example is the bottom of the carb, the o-rings, float, boat, bolt and threads. If I had used Grid and Axis manager things would have gone a lot quicker, but I wanted to challenge myself.
  12. befehr

    Carborator illustration

    Technical illustration of a carburetor from a small Subaru engine. The pressure profile for stroke widths makes thick/thin transitions easy.
  13. For now, anytime I need to provide a file as an AI (or even a good PDF) , I'll just create the artwork in CorelDRAW because I can't get anything out of Designer, at least not a print-friendly scalable vector. I don't dare think about trying to creating something for a large print job like a banner. Sadly this means I have to run Win10 on my mac just for CorelDRAW, which is stupid, but you do what you have to do.
  14. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    Thanks retrograde. It is all "vector" in that it was done all in Designer in the Draw persona, but I am a bit of a purist and if I exported it to a vector format (like eps or svg) I am sure a lot of elements would be rasterized since I used the Gaussian Blur fx tool quite a bit.