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Faina

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  1. Thank you so much! Looks like this was my problem. Have to practice it. Actually, I would prefer if there was a separate command for clipping mask. ETA: Yeah, it's kind of tricky...
  2. I follow Affinity Designer Help instructions for clipping layers. One image is a picture, another is a rectangle with outline, no fill. I superimpose two images on the artboard, then in Layers panel I drag the mage to be clipped (a picture) to the place of the rectangle. The result is blank rectangle, no outline, no fill, only area marks if selected with moving tool. What do I do wrong? Are there any bugs in this feature?
  3. I had this issue. It's very tempting to choose 'Save file with history' and I did so. After couple of days of working with the same file, the history apparently became overloaded. The file was slow to open and AD crashed frequently As soon as I disabled 'Save with history', saved the file, closed and opened it again, the problem stopped. Everything works smoothly.
  4. I have changed some preferences in my AD, restarted it and now it shows all menus in German, which, sorry, it's embarrassing, I don't know, . I can't find how to change it back to English. Help, please.
  5. Thank you, everybody, for such a great welcome to AD community! I'm a little overwhelmed with the transition and I'll try all the suggestions. First, I have to think and see what is the most cost (in time and frustration, aside from money) vs benefit. Meanwhile, I discovered the real problem with my files. I now see that it's as a bad habit, but in AI I used the whole canvas, not only artboard area for designing. And frequently, I would leave even final version away from artboard. When I open AI file in AD, AD shows only artboard. So, it looks like empty file. I have to think how to deal with it, and look if anyone had the same or similar problem and what are the ways to fix it. Thank you again!
  6. Thank you! These files I have in PDF.
  7. Thank you! I have another question for you. How do you one transitions from MS Desktop Publisher to Affinity publisher? Or is better to start another topic?
  8. Yes, I understand. Unfortunately, since my old computer doesn't work anymore, I have to go and check my AI files, one by one and see if they open in AD, Those, that were not saved with include .pdf option, wouldn't open in AD. I can subscribe for AI for 1 month for $30, save them with pdf option, or in pdf, and then drop AI subscription. Some files are pretty old, in CS3, so right now I have no idea what options were included back then. To save time, I think I better do everything in one batch, save as AI with .pdf option and go from there. For now - I'm learning my ways around AD. PS. Those Adobe subscriptions are insanely expensive. I got my CS5 just shortly before they started all this subscription business and I never subscribed to them.
  9. Thank you, MEB I had CS5, and some files are saved in PDF as well as in AI, I'll try to open PDF files. For the rest, it looks like I have to see if I can subscribe to AI for a short period of time, save my files in PDF and then transfer to AD. Unfortunately, my old PC died quite suddenly and I didn't know I would have to buy new computer in a hurry, I just didn't have time time to prepare. I'm just glad I had files backed up, so I can do something about it.
  10. I just switched from PC to Mac and I have a lot of files in AI created on my now dead PC. When I try to open my AI files with 'open in', AD is offered as default, but files are blank. What to do? Is possible to open AI files created on PC in AD? Do I need some additional soft to translate my old AI files, so that AD will see them?
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