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  1. Give it a try if you use mac. It is quick and fluid but does NOT supply print preview where you could check ink coverage, overprinting and rich black, of which rich black check would be most wanted feature. I am not keen on convert features as they are more prepress functions. If there is a problem with file you should go back to original file and fix it as it is probably a work flow problem that should be corrected. (Of course if you get an advert with problems it may be easier just fix it and pass on.)
  2. Preparing images for screen printing seems to be full of workarounds in Affinity apps and not at all easy task. Maybe someone could write a comprehensive work flow description (if it is at all possible)?
  3. You can sure export to 1-bit file, see More-button in PGN export dialog. You just cannot work in 1-bit mode in Affinity. Threshold adjustment layer may help to see image in 1-bit lookalike, but there are some strange glitches there, for some reason for example brushed areas do not go black&white but stay feathered.
  4. Really? There is Clip-to-canvas command but when you create a new document it is a page:
  5. There are pages and artboards in Designer, no canvases... page size can be set very accurately with Document setup. It also seems to me that cropping tools in Illustrator are exactly same as in Designer.
  6. So you want brightest blue possible? In RGB display it is made with single blue component. CMYK does not offer single component for blue, so it must be made mixing two colours – cyan and red. As you may notice, mix of two components is never as bright as single one, not to mention that the more you add colour in subtractive system the darker the colour gets. All replies written above apply.
  7. Mind you, this way it is easy to make black text and vectors go rich black (something like C89M78Y62K97). Usually this is not desired. I do not now how to convert RGB000 to K100, other that select objects and adjust values manually.
  8. Means, transparency effects can be rendered to rasterized pixel image below vector objects (like shadows) or rendered within vector shapes (like see through objects).
  9. Because InDesign has paragraph composer on but Publisher's H/J works only row by row?
  10. Sure, this is more like mental hygiene.. colour paper is different from paper where colour is printed on.
  11. Using background colour set to transparent is so 90's. Current WYSIWYG way is way better.
  12. If you going to print to coloured paper background colour setting would be a useful simulation. If you going to PRINT the background colour then rectangle method is sensible, reminding that bg colour is an added element. IMHO.
  13. I usually search/replace for double ¶ to something like ø then search/replace single ¶ to space then search/replace ø to ¶ then search/replace double space to single space (just in case) Also app like TextSoap can help if this feels too tedious. (Can Publisher save searches, or use a macro for this?)
  14. Apple sandboxing is a challenge but Affinity is supposed to get around it with its MAS apps. I guess thats why there is the "Authorise" button here... (Edit: on a second thought, authorising is not necessarily connected to interapp functions but disk access...?)
  15. You say your art is photo based. Normal resolution for prosumer or not last gen professional camera is abt 6000 x 4000 pixels. That image can be printed with excellent quality up to ~ 13" x 20" size. You say your target size is 11" x 14". Is this talk about resize really justified? That said, I have not tested latest ON1 Resize but earlier versions were not anything spectacular – slightly better that AP Lanczos but most of the time no real difference. There is no need to bash Gigapixel for its ability to invent new pixels for low rez photos – when you feed it higher rez material and resample less that twofold resample it creates images more true to original. It is one of the better resamplers out there. That said, OP probably does not need it, as if there is resample even needed, it is so slight that AP lanczos resample can handle it and no one will see the difference.
  16. So, you want to send a photo to outside publisher person, who places the image to some layout application? I tried placing you file and it successfully kept its 152,4 mm X 101,6 mm dimensions and 300 dpi rez. In what format you sent the file? It is possible that you sent Affinity Photo file and your collaborator could not really place the file but somehow placed the small image preview instead (farfetched but possible).
  17. PDF Checkpoint. I have not checked how it performs (still going the Adobe way) but eventually I guess this might be the right one. $39.95. Mac only. https://zevrix.com/pdfcheckpoint/
  18. Well, that was a mouthful. Are you sure the problem is not in the kerning tables built in font file? Many gaps seem to affect letter "w". That said, it would be nice to have optical kerning as competition has. Not to mention paragraph wide H/J engine.
  19. 2) I think Apple recommends (requires?) releasing mac software as universal app with intel and M1 code both included. Serif is doing here as Apple says.
  20. Export to 1-bit can be done with Affinity, but the real problem is how to use 1-bit art in Designer or Publisher. Thus far it cannot be done as we would like.
  21. Well, liquify is kind of warping. I think mostly the difference is the tools you manipulate the warp. Of course, warping is technically fundamentally different operation for pixels and vectors, but appearance may be similar.
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