Jump to content

h_d

Members
  • Content Count

    748
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    h_d got a reaction from jmwellborn in Imported text to keep existing style   
    I tried that and ended up in a sling... ūüėĚ
  2. Like
    h_d reacted to Sean P in 1.9.0.2 Stock panel not available in Separated Mode   
    Hi h_d thanks for passing this on. I'll get it forwarded onto development!
  3. Thanks
    h_d got a reaction from Sean P in Stock Panel is missing from Studio options   
    Same here (MacOS). Looks like a bug. Same in the current beta (1.9.0.2). Just about to report it...
  4. Like
    h_d got a reaction from cbordey in Space between heading and 1st paragraph   
    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
     
     
  5. Thanks
    h_d got a reaction from countbasil in "Stacking" character styles (eg one for color, another for size)   
    You clearly can't apply two character styles to the same run of characters, at least not in Affinity Publisher. That's the nature of the beast.
    However, there is one way of changing a colour everywhere in a document - swatches and global colours. 
    In the Swatches palette, I created a new palette called "Global true greys" (in part to distinguish it from the RGB so-called greys in the default installation). 
    With nothing selected, I then used the CMYK sliders in the Colour palette to create a fill colour of 0C 0M 0Y 30K. 
    Back in the Swatches palette, I added the current colour as a global colour. I renamed it "Light grey"
    I then created "Mid grey" (0C 0M 0Y 50K) and "Dark grey" (0C 0M 0Y 70K).
    This is my Swatches palette:

    In my document, I have a character style called "Small". I applied it to a couple of words - "connection" and "dreamy" below. I then applied "Mid grey" to those words. I also applied "Mid grey" to a word in normal paragraph style - "some" below:

    I then deselected all the words, and edited "Mid grey" using the Swatches palette:

    Screen Recording 2020-10-05 at 14.27.44.mov The colour of all the "Mid grey" words changes as I edit the global swatch.
    I'm not sure if this does exactly what you want, but it may offer a partial solution.
    Cheers,
    H
     
  6. Like
    h_d reacted to ESPR in setting transform to pixels   
    Well then you are stuck with us Affinity fans 
  7. Like
    h_d reacted to ESPR in Boolean on image not working correctly?   
    A boolean operation should not work on images.
    Converting an image to curves does not turn it into a vector. A trace is required for that, which AD does not have.
    Your technique turns an image into a vectorcontainer with a Bitmap Fill, which you can move around with the Fill Tool.
  8. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Sheryl in setting transform to pixels   
    I've looked at it once or twice and found the installation process for MacOS utterly forbidding.
  9. Like
    h_d got a reaction from ESPR in setting transform to pixels   
    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!
     
     
  10. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Sheryl in setting transform to pixels   
    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!
     
     
  11. Like
    h_d got a reaction from markw in changing printable size from A3 to A6   
    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
  12. Like
    h_d reacted to Alfred in Trying to adjust speech bubbles   
    You can choose any of the Shape Tools. It doesn’t need to be the particular one that was used to create the selected shape.
  13. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Paul Mc in changing printable size from A3 to A6   
    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...
     
     
  14. Like
    h_d reacted to Joachim_L in Space between heading and 1st paragraph   
    Good guess. Forgot that one. Starting with APu I often went into the pitfall of "Leading Override". Right now I attached an adhesive label over the place of "Leading Override" to avoid possible confusion.
  15. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Destiny Rose in Affinity Photo:Masking   
    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
  16. Like
    h_d reacted to Etdronehome in PDF printing thumbnails and content   
    Thanks all for the help. R C-R had the answer. When I exported I selected the option to preview the exported document and Apple Preview box had the show thumbnails box checked. Clicking on the pdf in Finder also showed the thumbnails hence my call for help.
    I mentioned the jpg export merely to show that using that option a thumbnail is not shown on each page.
    Thanks again
    Rich
     
  17. Thanks
    h_d got a reaction from vinodnayakyahoo in Shape subtraction problem   
    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
  18. Like
    h_d reacted to vinodnayakyahoo in Shape subtraction problem   
    Oh, wow, that was pretty quick. Thanks a lot @h_d
  19. Like
    h_d reacted to cgleeson in Restore Old Photo   
    So much better than my attempts. The Box Blur live filter is quite effective. Thank you ever so much.
    I'll have a play with the added noise when I get to print the photos. It intrigues me!
    I've used a high pass filter to make it sharper.  Any other suggestions to sharpen it more??
    Thank you again it is already much better than the original.
    Chris
  20. Thanks
    h_d got a reaction from Murfee in Feathered Edge on Photo   
    Just for the record, @Murfee's method is far superior to the one I suggested.
  21. Like
    h_d reacted to Sue Designer in CMYK problem   
    Hi @h_d and welcome. Now Acrobat Reader seems to have worked. Much better than MS Edge. Aaand, I see the same in Chrome as I do in AD. I still learned something new today. Now I’m just looking for a good photo viewer for Win 10.
    Thank you very much for your help @firstdefence and @h_d
  22. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Sue Designer in CMYK problem   
    Hi @Sue Designer and welcome! I'm a bit out of my depth here, but a quick skim through Google suggests that MS Edge is isn't properly colour managed. What happens if you open the pdf in Firefox?
  23. Thanks
    h_d reacted to walt.farrell in Keeping text in a text frame white   
    That's a clever approach I wouldn't have thought of. However, in case it's important to James, use of Erase blend mode on text will cause rasterization in an exported PDF, and the text will no longer be selectable or editable in the output file.
     
  24. Like
    h_d got a reaction from Softfun in Double page image spread   
    In the Bleed tab under File - Document Setup... you can unlink the bleed dimensions by clicking the chain, and then set the Inner bleed to 5mm and the Outer, Top and Bottom values to 3mm:

    This won't change the size of your document - it will only take effect when you export the pdfs as pages.
    This will depend on the number of pages in the product and the weight of the paper. I think you have to take the printer's word that 5mm will be correct and will give them the tolerances they need to avoid this. Why not send them a test?
  25. Like
    h_d reacted to Adrian Collett in Two Publisher Questions (was: Adrian Collett)   
    Thank you.  No wonder I couldn't find it!
     
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.