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  1. Hi all, Very general question here. Note that I am not looking for someone to give me a tutorial. I am looking to see what kinds of things I would want to learn about using to do the what I will describe below. When it comes to AD, I've read things like raster and rasterize and all kinds of terms...it's all pretty overwhelming. Just hoping someone could point me in a good direction. To wit, here is my current process. I take a snip image of a google earth section; I then, through the magic of AD(and now AD2), get myself to a point similar to this: Now I can fill in the water with blue, and come up with some type of image to represent trees, and I think I am pretty good with text. But what kind of things would I want to learn to do in order to go from the second image, to this: Again, I'm not asking for the step by step, I know it's out there, I'm just not sure which areas I want to focus on. I have some time but not enough to make myself an AD2 expert in a quick bit of time. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Coming back to this as I had forgotten about it at the time. I had pulled up a video from someone showing V2 and new features, and his menu had Save a Copy. At 9:03 of this video, his menu is very different from what I have. (Don't know how to embed with the arrow set to the exact moment.) But 9:03 would also explain my previous question, since I saw that. I don't get the sense this fellow is a Serif guy based on what I am seeing but maybe. Just seems weird he has that.
  3. I was doing a Save As. The location comes up after tapping the Save on the menu that pops up.
  4. Thank you. It appears the issue was the length of time it was taking to save, not the process. I do see my file where I want it finally.
  5. I have one Doc on Live Doc, and when I tap the 3 line icon, I get Save and Save As. Save As does not give me those options. I'm also not sure if I should start another thread as when I am actually in the document, I do not have "Save a Copy" as an option. Have not been able to get a file that iCloud says is saved there to my desktop.
  6. Wow. Only ended up here because I had to clear cookies and thus re-sign in, and I saw this headline. I will say I am in complete agreement about the subscription model being a major turn off. I bought designer this summer at the full price, and added the Ipad when I saw the sale. I'm getting good value for my money thus far, and very well might pay for the upgrade just to support a company that doesn't do subscriptions. But the rest of the stuff about Serif owing answers, and definitive dates....not with that. It will come when it comes.
  7. Thought I had already posted this question. Has it been your experience that double sided printing helps mitigate the bounce issue, or it will still be the same? Or could that make it worse?
  8. You may regret posting this answer. :-) I guess I always assumed I had to go through a PDF or some other export. I see the Print option in AD, and it appears I can select my group and print it. So that is a good start. I have to say the Value stuff you posted is complete news to me, though. I have one file with 40 artboards broken into 10 groups. For what you are saying, should I have 10 files with 4 boards each? Thank you.
  9. Wow. OK, well thank you for the info. Considering they are just for me, I will deal with it(and for the few people I do make one up, well, their price is very good :-) ). Thank you for the perspective and info.
  10. So essentially, I'm basically going to have to assume this will happen unless I get something quite sophisticated? Thanks for the reply, btw.
  11. Tried a search but didn't quite get the result I was looking for, so apologies if this is a repeating topic. I am making artboards into a flip book. So what I do is put 4 artboards into a group, and the books I make require 5 double sided pages, so there are ten groups. So I have the groups named front page X and back page X. I export into PDF(separate files). I will print the front page, then simply turn it around, put it back in the printer, and the boards come out on the back. I have them lined up in terms of what is on the back is where it should be, and I can put them together into the book. My issue comes from the fact that I have lines around outside of the boards, boards are all the same size, but when they print, they are slightly off. So when I cut, I don't have them lined up on both sides of the page. If you picture the traditional window drawing of a square with 4 squares inside, I cut the page on the top, bottom and sides of the window, along with down the middle, so you end up with two halves of the window. But you can see through the paper that the square on the other side is pretty close at one end, and off about an eighth of an inch at the opposite end. So at the end of all that, is it a problem with my printer, or is there something I can do with Affinity to get them lined up better? Thank you.
  12. Autotracer.... now this could be real useful. I will be doing a lot of reading/watching in a couple days. Thank you.
  13. Ok, after trying a few things, I get the concept of why it's doing that. What I'm not seeing is how to get the blue in the right spot. I'm less concerned about the land in the top left corner or mid-left, but it's that portion in the top half of the curve. I've tried redrawing the line to where it comes across the top, ostensibly "closing" it, but that doesn't give me a different result. I don't know that I want to use the paintbrush, because it looks a little messy(at least when I do it).
  14. So I'm trying to see what "closed" is. I have a similar image on this one: But no problem getting the fill to go. The only difference is I think I drew it all at once. But deleting the original curve and tracing it again all at once, gave me the same result as before. I also did a "merge curves" that I found in a search, but nothing. I've even removed the curves that were left of the curve delineating the water, but still no luck. I'm obviously missing a step somewhere, but can't really piece it to what I am finding.
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