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Wilfred Hildonen

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  • Birthday 03/15/1953

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    Mariehamn, Åland Islands, Finland

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  1. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    I think I might have understood what happened. After I had painted the shapes in pixel persona, I erased some parts of it with the eraser, and I guess this caused the clipping mask to “leak” if I can put it that way. Should probably have tried to use the cut- or divide-functions, but it isn’t always convenient. But perhaps I should merge or rasterise the shape with it’s clipping layer first, before using the eraser on parts of it, if need be? Or use an ordinary masking layer in order to paint away instead of erasing?
  2. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    No, I’m sorry - but I have to make another illustration tomorrow using the same technique, so if it happens again, I’ll come back to you.
  3. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    I checked out the file I uploaded but it doesn’t have all the parts anymore. To try to resolve it I did a lot of rasterising and merging and although I couldn’t see it being merged when the document was open in AD it seems like it has been merged now. The problematic parts were the two parts of the chain and they are completely merged now, so you cannot get the result I did.
  4. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    Well, as I said I fixed it up by using the eraser so I don’t know if you will get anything out of it now, but here it is. debatteckning .03-2019.afdesign
  5. Wilfred Hildonen

    Export question

    It’s a bit complicated to explain, but I’m going back and forth between vector and pixel personae to create my illustrations. I create a shape in vector and then I go to pixel to paint on it and it works as a clipping mask, without me having to add one. Then, after having created lots of vector shapes and painting on them in pixel persona, I export it to a jpeg. But sometimes the result is that some of the painted areas no longer appear within the clipped mask, but everything becomes visible. But what is odd is that doesn’t happen with all the shapes, just some of them. But I don’t see any pattern to it, so perhaps someone have an idea as to why this happens and perhaps a way to avoid it. I fixed the actual illustration up by using the eraser, so I don’t have an example to show you. Got a deadline to keep.
  6. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    OK, but I guess the fuzzy ones have raster layers
  7. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    Thanks, Gabe, that clarifies a lot, but is there a way seeing which are which, other than going into the details of each brush? I guess most special effects brushes do have a raster layer.
  8. Wilfred Hildonen

    Not all strokes expand?

    I wanted to expand the stroke made from some imported brushes, but it doesn’t expand. When I try some of the pens which came with the app, it works. And I’m in the Vector Persona all the time. So how do I know which pens work expanding or not?
  9. Wilfred Hildonen

    Lost work after reinstall

    Thanks a lot. I’ve added Documents and although it’s quite a lot to get into, it’s not overwhelmingly difficult:) With this experience, I might understand why some people still consider the iPad a toy, in spite of the fact that you can create some serious work on it. Perhaps Apple should buy Readdle to implement some of these functions in the iPad Pro, to make it really pro...
  10. Wilfred Hildonen

    Lost work after reinstall

    Oh shit! Well, it wasn’t that much but it really sucks. Perhaps you should change that default or at least give users a warning? Well, done is done and there’s nothing to do about it now, but I’ll change that setting now - and I suggest that you change the default setting to avoid worse disasters for other users.
  11. Wilfred Hildonen

    Lost work after reinstall

    Hello! Affinity Designer began to run slow on my iPad Pro first generation, so I thought I'd better delete and reinstall the app. I took care to save the work I had in there, but I cannot find all of it now, just one of them. So what happened to the other work I had in there? It said that it saved but obviously it did not. Any ideas?
  12. Wilfred Hildonen

    Can’t see text

    Sorry for the late response. Lots of work, but yes, it was definitely something useful there! At the very end of it. That was what I was looking for and which I need to remember when I start a new illustration based on the same saved document. I’m still thinking paper and if I grab a new sheet of paper, it’s blank, isn’t it? But this isn’t. So I need to revert to default each time. Thanks a lot. I had problems with text again today and no matter how I twisted, tweaked and turned properties and everything and anything, it stayed invisible. But revert to default solved it. Phew!
  13. Wilfred Hildonen

    Can’t see text

    Yes, that was it! But I cannot understand how that would happen. Well, the reason it might have been turned the wrong way now, is perhaps since I added the question mark again, just for the sake of demonstrating the issue, and then I probably did move the container accidentally - but I thought that when you add a text, the container would be resized automatically so the text would appear. But in this case it clearly didn't, because the question mark was never visible. Is there an easy way to reset tools without resetting any preferences? In some cases, like in this, I start anew using the same "template" you might say, for each time I need to make a new illustration named "debatteckning", but perhaps that is why some changes are transferred from a previous illustration to a new one. But if I just could reset the tools when I start a new one, that could be avoided.
  14. Wilfred Hildonen

    Can’t see text

    Perhaps you meant the highlighted text box when you mentioned the blue rectangle? Anyway, I checked the horizontal scale and it wasn’t set to zero. If it had been, it would have meant that a setting from a previous illustration had been carried over to this which shouldn’t happen, I think. But anyway, here’s the file. debatteckning .00-2018.afdesign
  15. Wilfred Hildonen

    Can’t see text

    Not in this illustration at least, but I think I’ve experienced that settings have carried over from a previous illustration, which I think it should not. Anyway, as I don’t have much time, I painted the question mark I needed, but I took a screenshot of it with a text box and the settings for the text. Perhaps it can give a clue... (Hm, couldn’t just paste it here. Need to save it first. Bummer)
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