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  1. Thanks, @SPaceBar ! That’s seems to have done the trick. All working now. I hope the devs will find my logs useful in fixing the issue.
  2. Hi, I've run into a reproducable crash in the current app store version (1.8.4) of Publisher that's been quite a pain for me. I'm not able to install the current beta at the moment so I can't confirm if it crashes there as well, but I suspect it would, too. Basically, every time I create a document with a certain template I made, the app will crash if I: - creat artistic text - use the "Layer->Convert to Text Path" menu option on a curve If I don't use the template and just use a built-in preset (Print->A4, for example), the app does not crash and runs just fine, so I suspect there is something in the template configuration that is causing havoc somewhere. An important detail about my computer configuration: I have Japanese installed as my secondary system language (primary being “English (South Africa)”. The template in question does have some Japanese text in it, using "Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro" font, which comes pre-installed with macOS. I mention this as issues with Japanese text have been part of previous issues I've reported here. I'm attaching the following files that I expect will be useful - TextCrash.aftemplate : the template in question - Text on Path Crash Report.txt : crash report generated when I tried to "Convert to Text Path" - Artistic Text Crash Report : crash report generated when I tried to create artistic text I hope this helps! TextCrash.aftemplate Artistic Text Crash Report.txt Text on Path Crash Report.txt
  3. Glad to hear that its getting tracked down Here is what "locale" gives me LANG= LC_COLLATE="C" LC_CTYPE="UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_ALL= My workaround is just to make really big frames before pasting the text, just to ensure it fits.
  4. Thanks for the replies, I've answered the questions above and I've attached the crash report. I had some really wierd crashes with early versions of designer that eventually were found to be due to having Japanese installed as a secondary language on my computer (I live in Japan but I'm not Japanese). I seem to remember that it was crashing a menu somehow, even though I was doing something apparently unrelated. I'm just mentioning this again as it is the main difference in my setup to most folks. Hope it helps. Crash Report.txt
  5. I'm getting a reproducible crash on publisher with the following steps: create a new document create an empty frame text frame copy a block of text several lines long from another app (I've been using the Notes app) that has enough text to not "fit" in the frame crashes every time I've attached a sample file with the empty text frame and a file with some random text. if you paste the text from the text file into the frame in the publisher file it crashes immediately. It also crashes the latest beta at this time (1.7.3 475). I'm running Mojave 10.14.6 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). As I've had weird crashes connected with text in designer and photo before, I should also mention that macOS has Japanese as a secondary language installed but that the text being pasted does not have any Japanese text in it. Hope this helps Text to paste.txt Empty frame.afpub
  6. Hi all Its been a while since I posted any work and I was wanting to make another custom icon for a device I plug into my computer again: this time my "Sony IC Recorder" voice recorder. I wasn't able to match the fonts exactly, but it looks good enough for me (especially when its resized really small when used as an icon!). I did find the advanced font adjustments useful at getting "close" to the originals. I was also quite happy with how easy it was to give the rounded effect on the top and the bottom of the device by simple adding more points to a gradient and moving them around until I got a convincing shading. I also took the opportunity to make a custom style for the LCD display, so now if I want one, I just click once and all the works already done! :) Hope you like it :)
  7. Looks great. The battery icon seems to be a bit too bright to me, though. I don't have an iPhone so I don't know if its like that on the real thing, but I would make it a bit dimmer if it were me. Maybe also give a bit of variation on the outer, silver, bezel to give the illusion of a light source lighting up one side / corner and the opposite side being in shadow. I did this in my kindle paperwhite pic. (http://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/4025-kindle-paperwhite-poster/) where I brightened the top left corner and darkened the bottom right corner (just as simple diagonal gradient overlay) so that it looks like there's a light source to the top left of the device. As for the reflection, have a look at this post and maybe try something similar: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/3999-htc-m8-smartphone/. I didn't do something like that on my kindle pic as it doesn't have a very reflective screen. The idea is to give something subtle so don't try to make things too shiny if you want it to look realistic.
  8. By the way, I like the 2nd one better as the 'A' is easier to make out. The larger triangles on don't look as "busy" as the 1st one and give nice contrast with the smaller triangles on the right so its easier to "read".
  9. I've found a possibly more accurate way as it uses a shape generated by the app and so isn't reliant on the precision of a hand-written aspect ratio: Select the polygon shape from the shapes toolbar Draw one of any size while holding SHIFT (so that it constrains proportions) With the new polygon selected, reduce the "Sides" property up at the top of the app window (by the fill and stroke) to Say, "Hello" to your equilateral triangle :) You can then convert it to a curve and then resize it to the desired side length by editing the "W" value in the "Transform" tab (bottom right of the app window). I suggest you click the little link icon so that the "W" and "H" values will be linked
  10. Thanks everyone! :) @pmeinertz Yes, I used the noise feature that MEB mentioned. For more specific details about the screen: There's a lower layer for the base colour of the screen at the bottom; then another layer with the e-book text and icons etc.; then there's a top layer for the surface of the screen with a slight gradient from the top-left to the bottom-right (for lighting) that has 100% noise set to the 2 colours. I then give that top layer a very small amount of gaussian blur (0.1px) to smooth out the noise a bit to make it a bit more natural looking and then I reduce the layer's opacity to 25%. This has the effect of slightly obscuring the "e-ink" so that it's not perfectly black which gives it a nice authentic feel.
  11. Thanks! What I really liked was that I could create an image that was actually big enough to draw it with the actual dimensions (its about 11.5 x 17cm in real life). Try that with a pixel image and you'd have a really massive file size! This was really helpful as I just had to whip out my ruler and measure things for size and placement resulting in a very accurate result :)
  12. I was making a icon to use as a replacement for the one automatically displayed on the desktop when I plug in my kindle paperwhite and it turned out quite well. So, I thought I'd make it even more accurate and make a marketing-type poster. All vector and all done in Affinity Designer, including all the text, lines and icons on the display. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, mainly because its really a lot of rounded rectangle shapes, but that's what makes vector art (and AD) great :) I'm hoping to make a more 3D-ish one that appears to be rotated around 20~30 degrees around the y-axis sometime, but I'm happy with this "straight on" one, too. I've also include the icon as a png if anyone would like to use it. Hope you like it! edit: re-uploaded the png with a few minor fixes for some strokes getting too big after resizing the layer
  13. Looking good! I like the background: gives a sense of depth but not too busy to distract from the foreground. Maybe give the ships in the background a bit of blur to give a bit more depth?
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