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  1. I cut and pasted part if an image and the ”cut edge” is clearly visible. Is this typical? BTW, feathering only makes it worse.
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    Cut edge showing-AP iPad

    As a comparison, same exact image (other ends of the car, flipped) but with AP on the desktop app.
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    Cut edge showing-AP iPad

    I guess my point/ question is that with other applications on a desktop or laptop this is not an issue. I would expect to see no line with an object that is cut and pasted in the same location.
  4. In both AP and AD, I have created a reference layer (1), placed a photo on it, and lock that layer. Another layer (2) was created and is being used to hold elements traced from the locked layer. The problem, I cannot box-select the elements on the second layer if the box begins over the photo on the locked layer. Even though layer one is locked it get selected. I can also just click on the background image on that locked layer and select it, of course, I can't do anything with it once selected...because it is locked. The question: Is there a setting I am missing that prevents the object on the locked layer (or locked object) from being selected? Seems to me that if something is truly locked I should not be able to select it. Thank -Bill
  5. I do have high hopes, and not just because I will be vacationing in Colorado this summer.
  6. Lol, I was just thinking it sounds like a CorelDRAW forum.
  7. Just remember, and not that I am trying to be negative, but if Serif goes south with this thing we are all going to be stuck with a bunch of files we can't do anything with. Just saying. I make a living with this stuff and the last thing I want to have is software that can't give me EVERYTHING I need. Not that Illustrator give me "everything" but it does give me everything I NEED. And, to be honest, all my print vendors and other software are ai friendly...with Affinity, not so much. BUT, I like what they have done so far and am looking forward to what they will come up with in future versions.
  8. and so...I still have Illustrator to get real work done, sadly.
  9. Ok, so why not just update the original post with a date at least, ”last updated on xx/xx/xx” or am I missing that?
  10. Certain fx or ANY adjustments are not considered vector, like blur, drop shadows, etc. So they get rasterized. Illustrator does the same thing but since PDF is Adobe it’s handled differently I guess.
  11. in Designer for iPad I have objects that appear to be select when they are not. The only way for this to go away is to exit and close the document, then reopen, though the problem come right back after a short time. See red-ish lines in attached image.
  12. In AD 1.6.1 I am having what I think is strange behavior with symbols. After creating a drawing from a set of symbols, then attempt to organize the symbols in the drawing front-to-back (or stacking) using the SHIFT & COM + [ or ] keyboard commands, all instance of the same symbol moves, They can't be independently reordered. Does that make sense? I have also had instances where, if I move a symbol to the back, notice that the other symbols have moved back as well and hit CTRL + Z, all instances but one disappear. I can't say for sure if the instances of a symbol were consistently duplicated using Copy/Paste or drag/drop from the Symbols window, but should that matter?
  13. Agreed. This program, like Xara, Sketch, etc., is great for web images but for handoff of a scalable file to other members of my team or to print vendors make it useless. PDFs seem like they should be the solution, but they’re not. I’ve just switched back to Illustrator on both my work and home computers. Never thought I’d say I missed it, but I do.
  14. Thank DM1, that took care of it. Purhaps I don't know exactly what snapping candidate means, in this case. Only the items I have edited seem to stay highlighted, no others that I would consider ”candidates”. Anyway, I have turned off the option and all is good now.
  15. Pro Printing Phase II transparency flattener Bleed area guides Illustration & Design Mesh fill tool Mesh warp/distort tool Knife tool Calligraphic line styles Arrow headline styles Export slices previews with actual export data Pages Text features including Bullets and Numbering Knockout groups Multiple Effects/Fills/Strokes per shape Convert Pixel selection to Vector shape Usability Replicate/Blend ____________________________________________________________________ So, just to be clear, this is from 2014? And we've made no real progress? I have to say I'm a bit concerned. I've made quite a commitment to Affinity but I' have no problem jumping back on the Adobe bandwagon if that's what it takes to get things done.
  16. By chance did you guys send out survey to customers through Amazon? I got an email from support@seriflabs.com. It doesn't look legit to me. If it's not from you I am concerned why I got one to my email from your email. Know what I mean?
  17. befehr

    Amazon Survey?

    Forwarded. Thanks Adam.
  18. 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. :-)
  19. 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
  20. OMG! Brilliant. You guys are awesome. Such a simple thing (check box), and easily overlooked. Thank you.
  21. 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? :-(
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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