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  1. All you're doing is modifying the image boundary. You're not vectorising the image. Best way.
  2. I've looked at it once or twice and found the installation process for MacOS utterly forbidding.
  3. Once she's out of Uni she'll be on Affinity too, I suspect. And I reckon you've made a good choice. Looks like Baby Lock is Windows-only, which is a big shortsighted of them as far as we Mac users are concerned.
  4. My daughter's not using digitising software - she's using Photoshop (she gets it free as a student!) and I'm just trying to extrapolate from what I've seen of her work and re-imagining it in Affinity Designer. Out of interest, what software are you using? She might find it useful too.
  5. My daughter is drawing up embroidery/tapestry patterns for Uni - from what I can tell, the document size is entirely up to you, and the resolution isn't that important, but what may be helpful is to set a grid that will match the mesh size of your fabric. You can then place colours within the squares to match the stitches. If you pull down the View menu and choose Grid and Axis manager, you can set the grid spacing to match the mesh spacing of your fabric. Y If you then set Snap to Grid: You can use the Rectangle tool to to fill out the grid. Not sure if that's what you want to do, but hope it helps!
  6. TBH it's almost overkill. The Web tab start you off with documents based on different monitor sizes and resolutions, the Devices tab starts you off with documents based on the sizes of different phone and tablet screens. If you're just experimenting then it doesn't really matter. If you're designing for a particular format then they may be useful.
  7. Because they've been converted in-camera, and because Canon have updated DPP to support your spanking new camera when you view its .CR3's. Neither libraw nor Apple's Core Image, which Serif/Affinity use as raw engines, support your camera or its raw format yet. Such is the fate of those who ride the bleeding edge...
  8. Along the top of the New Document dialog there's a rather inconspicuous row of buttons that will let you choose between presets for Print/Press Ready/Photo/Web/Devices/Architectural. They come with their own units. Spoilt for choice...
  9. One quick way is to alt+drag the text from one circle to the other: Screen Recording 2020-10-10 at 22.55.46.mov Cheers, H
  10. With artboards you can also get quite funky with Symbols - change one poster and the other changes too: Screen Recording 2020-10-09 at 10.51.00.mov Cheers, H
  11. They won't appear unless you select either the Node tool or the original tool you used to create the Callout (Ellipse or Rounded Rectangle). They don't appear with the Move tool selected.
  12. Hi @judy jj A6 or A5? A6 is tiny. However, this should work with any A(x) sheet and will give you two working posters, one at A3 and one at A6. It's a bit more complex than @Paul Mc's suggestion but it it retains both sizes of poster in the same .afd document. First, use the Artboard tool to change your A3 document into an artboard. I also changed the name of my artboard to A3. Next, rasterise the photograph if you haven't already done so - it should show as Pixel in the Layers palette, not Image. This is so you can resize it at the same time as the text. Should look a bit like this: Now duplicate your artboard - click on the Artboard layer in the Layers palette and type Cmd-J (Ctrl-J on a PC). Rename this artboard to A6, drag it away from the A3 artboard in the working area so you can see both. Use the Transform panel to resize the A6 artboard to 105x148: Should look a bit like this: Select all the content of the "A6" artboard and use the Move tool with the resize handle to scale the content and adjust its position within the A6 artboard: Make any aesthetic changes (tracking, vertical spacing...) you think necessary to the smaller poster. Switch to Export Persona and in the Export Options panel select both Artboards, set the Mode to Selection and the preset to PDF (you may need to adjust the Export Options further depending on your printer's requirements.) In the Slices panel, click Export Slices to export both artboards as PDFs: Hope this makes sense...
  13. If you mean the Refine Selection brush and dialog, then click Apply in the bottom right:
  14. At a guess, it might be the Leading Override in the Character Panel. But without sight of your character and paragraph settings it's difficult to tell. Cheers, H
  15. Hi @roseposy44 and welcome! It look as though you're using a brush or pencil tool to fill the squares on the grid. These will tend to have a soft edge and give the shading effect that you're seeing. Instead, if you enable snapping and turn on Snap to Grid, you can then use the Rectangle tool to draw precise shapes and then fill them with colour. You can also resize the rectangles by dragging the handles, and duplicate them if required. This is from Photo, but it should work the same in Designer and Publisher too: Hope this helps.
  16. Yes, absolutely. My question to the OP is whether they want a multi-page pdf, or 10 individual files, one for each page. I may of course be misunderstanding the original question.
  17. Can I check, @Etdronehome, do you want to export 10 individual pdf files, one for each page, as opposed to a multiple-page pdf? If so, I think you would need to select page 1, export, choose "Current page" next to "Area" in the export dialog, name the export something like "page1.pdf"; export it, then select page 2 and repeat for the remaining individual pages.
  18. Hi @Destiny Rose and welcome! Here's one way: Use the Flood Select tool ("Magic Wand") in Add mode to select the areas you want to mask. Use the File-Place command to choose the background image. In the layer stack, make sure it's above the background image. In the Layers panel, click the Mask Layer button. Deselect. Hope this helps, H
  19. Thanks @cgleeson, very pleased to be able to help.
  20. I can't help wondering if this is a font issue. I don't have Word installed on my Mac, but I do have Cambria, which I believe is one of the standard fonts installed with Word on both Mac and PC. The original .docx file uploaded by @AntiqueFlaneur works pretty well for me - I had to delete a couple of page breaks and slightly reposition the images to fit an A4 page, but the result is to my mind pretty impressive. The only real issue I can see is the small square blobs at the beginning of each paragraph, which could easily be removed with a search and replace. Just to reiterate, this is not from a Word- or Pages-generated .pdf, but from the original .docx, and I really have done minimal layout editing to get it into this state. I've uploaded the .afpub document as well, but clearly you would need to have Cambria installed for it to open correctly. I'd normally be the first to say 'strip out the formatting and re-do it from scratch in AFPublisher'. But in this case I'm not so sure. core_blimey.afpub
  21. Hi @vinodnayakyahoo and welcome! Is this the effect you want to achieve: If so, click on the stroke, go to the Layer menu and choose Expand Stroke, then perform the subtract operation. Cheers, H
  22. You may also need to check Include bleed under More in the Export dialog: But (just asking) PNG isn't really a print format - there's no option to include printer's marks. Is your printer happy to accept PNG, or would he/she prefer PDF?
  23. To my eye High Pass is probably your best bet, but a lot of it is down to fiddling around until you get something you like (politely called "experimentation"). I tried Clarity without much luck. At the end of the day there isn't much in the original to sharpen.
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