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  1. I wonder if I could take screen shots of a series of graphics (about 30) I created in AD, but it has to be a fixed size (1920x1080), to use later in a video editing software, DaVinci Resolve to animate. the screen shots from a Mac, either option-command- 3 or option-command-4 will not determine a fixed aspect ratio, I wonder if AP, has a capability like Photoshop to automate several shots as an action? thanks.
  2. I am using AD, the Slice feature, I think it is a bug in AD, I wanted to create 4 PDFs from an oversized document, so I used the slice and exported each slice, but when I decided to redo, commmand z, all the way to the beginning of the document, it seems the 4 slices I created on that document have trimmed the at the slice position; so if you select one area, it will select 1/4 of the document, and does not remember that we are starting from scratch. I was trying to print an over sized poster by tiling it when printed and later tape it, considering the bleed area, gave an extra half inch on all sides. Any feed back? Thanks
  3. You can still recreate the whole graphic using AD, mind you in Adobe illustrator your fonts will be vector to use with Mesh Tool. I normally place that PDF file on lower layer, locked and redraw what I have, if you know the name of the font and you have it in your system, then you can size the letters - convert curves- to match your PDF. Remember in AD you can skew top to bottom and left to right only. This is a work around only. I look forward to see how Mesh tool work in AD.
  4. As for the font, try Kudos Book SSi, or any of the Kudos font family. Speaking of fonts Whenever I go down the arrow key to see how the font looks on a selected title, once I see one I like, as in Kudos, I hit the enter key-on a mac- and the font is already selected. But if I decide to go back the list from where I left off, I have to start from the top again, leaving the area of favorite fonts and type the first few letters as in Kudos, otherwise from favorites area it will take me to the top of the letters of fonts that start with K and then scroll down to Kudos. Anyone had the same experience. Thanks
  5. I'm glad you mentioned that, it's the same case for ADesigner as well. For example I have the brush on a certain size, then after coming back to it from another tool, the brush goes back to a default size, rather than the size I selected to wrk with.
  6. That is a good idea. If it not possible, I have a partial solution: to point with an arrow the name of tool the narrator speaks. For example, if the tutorial mentions how to move a layer to the top, by selecting it and drag it to where you want, then show the arrow and "select and drag layer" should come on the screen.
  7. Yes, you can draw anything you want with the Pen Tool, it takes a little practice, and then you would become a pro. Here is a good toturail on the basics of the Peb Tool and Corner Tool. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw_lSHZv5y0 Also, you can draw one leg and make a copy and reflect it to the other side, so both will match, just like the arms, in illustration you provided. Good article by the way about from the link in your post.
  8. You need to use Affinity Photo, not Affinity Designer for this task, I know you mentioned it's not a stacking focus question, but for what you are asking, you would achieve those results with stacking in Affinity Photo. I just did that a couple of weeks ago with flames, I took 200 shots of flames burning in a fires place, my camera was on the tripod, and I got good results. In case you did not see a tutorial on stacking, here is one, it's simple and to the point. - Video Tube for YouTube - iPhone/iPadI hope this helped.
  9. Yasir

    Brush/Pixel tool issues. (AF 1.5.1)

    Are you using a wireless mouse. Not sure it's the mouse issue, I'm on a Mac and have experienced similar issues, Apple replaced my wireless Keyboard with a wired extended keyboard and a new Magic Mouse 2, thinking it's wireless connectivity, The extended keyboard is great, a much bigger and responds well once touching, but the new Magic Mouse 2 is still an issue. My situation: I use the short cut to acces the move tool "V" but get the space bar instead, I have to click on another tool and then hit the V key for the move tool. I am still trying to figure the cause of it, if anyone experienced tool shortcut access, by press a key and not getting a response.
  10. Here is a menu I am working on, the flames, which I shot, I found Stacking in AP helpful, as I shot on a tripod and took about 200 flames in different exposures and F stops. I had to cut out some of the flames, I found the best was the pen tool. All other photos, I had to cut around them to knock off background. My methods after cutting around ( or as some know it as clipping), if I were in Photo I just copy the mask and file and bring to Designer. I'm not sure if this keeps the file much larger than saving an eps and place from Designer. Thanks. Yasir
  11. I have been using AD & AP for one year now, most of my work is in graphic design and food photography, which I use AP to cut around an image, the choices are either the lasso tool or brush tool; I'm used to the pen tool being an illustrator user for 20 some years. Most tutorial videos utilize the brush tool combined with the refining method, I was wondering is it possible to convert the marching lines in the Freehand Lasso tool to vector lines, this will be really ideal to fix certain spots. And would like to hear other opinions what is the best method to cut around in a photo, I'm sure Freehand Lasso tool in AD in the pixel persona will do the same as AP, lasso tool. Thanks.
  12. Hi jateyaert It's seems that the fonts have not been loaded, they are pixelated. Also the art looks pixelated. Though the second PDF Jared looks much better. Did you creat the art from scratch, or did you created in another application. Somehow the background has to do with the images not looking so bright. I wider how it looks if you took a screen shot opposed to the PDF. I'll await to see what moderator MEB has to say. I would like to look at the original file though. Yasir.
  13. Just moved from Adobe Illustrator last December and have been using both Desiger and Photo, didn't need illustrator until yesterday. I still have my old CS3 on the older iMac and mangled to import both Ai and eps files to Designer and I had to edit few object which have fallen apart when importing. Will Affinity Designer have such a plugin or a tool for extruding to a 3D. I know of the perspective tool, but this is in Photo and is not victor.
  14. I am thinking you have a combination of blacks, what they call a rich black, having all 4 CMYK colors mixed together, and a 100% Black. Even though you have an RGB on your document. Check what are the colors on the black glow? another possibility, some monitors do not preview the color correctly, like some Dell monitors, but I assume you are in a Mac or iMac, which should be accurate. Also, make a PDF and open in Acrobat or Preview and see how the colors of they changes form your document. I hope any of this helps.
  15. Or you can utilize Preview, a free app from Apple. I use it all the time, I shoot raw, upload to my desktop then open as many as 100 raw photos at a time, I go through them and decide which one I want to deal with in Affinity Photo. BTW, apple' default is Photos, once you insert a card, Photos will open it. But Preview is a great tool, you can open and edit PDFs, and export PNG files with transparency with alpha channel for web or video editing.. Preview is a Swiss Army knife. It has multiple uses.
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