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  1. Hey MikeW, Thanks for responding and attaching the link In QXP, I used Item>Convert Text to Boxes so that I could use Item>Merge/Split Paths>Intersection to clip a portion of my letterform in a circle (to make my logo). To my knowledge, I can't Merge/Split a path w/o first converting a letterform to Boxes. Yes? I was trying to get the EPS into AfDes to see If I could do a color overlay on the logo. As far as I know, EPS conversions can only be black. Are you saying that if I export a (colored in QXP) file as a EPS, it will retain the color? I guess that I could start over and build the logo in AfDes . . . if that meant that RGB and a CMYK versions could be exported as an EPS that retained color. Is that possible? Thanks, i'gothic
  2. Thanks for responding. I had already tried that, with the same result, as described.
  3. Hi, I modified a single letterform (changed to paths) in QuarkXpress 2017. I exported the letterform (3 inches x 3 inches @ 100%) as an EPS. I created a new document in Designer. I selected "place", navigated to the .eps file and clicked "open". The "place" window turns all white, the beachball starts to spin and Designer hangs, requiring a "force quit" Is there a way to get this to work? My reason for bringing it into Designer was to see if I could use "color overlay" to change the black eps letterform to a color. thanks, lettergothic
  4. Thanks for responding. Why don't the apps automatically update upon opening as per the information/instructions on the Affinity site? do downloaded DMG's (?) install over the top of the existing, installed version? thanks
  5. all three were downloaded from Affinity. 10.11.5
  6. Hi, I own Designer 1.7.1, Publisher 1.7.1 and Photo 1.6.7 and want to update them to the most current (1.8?) vers.. I looked up on the Affinity site about getting updaters: "If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store—each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or in the application main menu there is an option Check for Updates." – none of my applications have ever updated when I open any of the applications. – none of the application menus have a "Check for Updates" option. How do I get my applications to automatically update? Thanks for your help. David
  7. In the "help" file, keyboard commands are given as: To loosen spacing, press . option - right arrow To tighten spacing, press . option - left arrow For even looser spacing, press . option - command - right arrow For even tighter spacing, press . option - command - left arrow Nowhere, that I can see, is a description of how many 1/000ths of an EM is "looser/tighter spacing" and "even looser/tighter spacing" • What are the numerical increments of these vague semantic descriptions? • Are the basic increment units and the multiplier/divider modifier (command) user customizable in a measurements preference? • Do the kerning key commands produce the same increments when one selects a line, paragraph, column or story to track for fit? thanks, lettergothic
  8. The link doesn't work. Where are these brushes available? thanks, lettergothic
  9. I'm new to Publisher. i was exploring how to hang a open quote mark in the margin in a 2 line display head. I went to Character>Optical Align>Type>Manual, as per the "help" page. I selected the first default, which seemed to be quote marks but it didn't have any effect on my selected type. In exploring the panel for a solution, I inadvertently made all 5 of the presets disappear! 1) How do I get those 5 default presets back? 2) How do I get the Hanging Punctuation to work? I read the "help" page for Optical Alignment over and over and I still can't figure it out. I use "Hanging Characters" settings in QXP all the time, but I just can't figure out how to do it in APub. Thanks ahead of time for the assistance. lettergothic
  10. Great! Good for you! I need help to find out what I'm doing wrong. thanks, lettergothic
  11. R C-R, Thanks for responding. It's not a dumb question. Thank you for asking. Unfortunately, for the sake me being able to solve this problem, the pixel layer is—and has been—selected when I hit "delete" . . . I attached the image in question to my original post—if that's of any help. Thanks, lettergothic
  12. RHKLN, Thanks for responding. The Layers Panel says it's a pixel layer. Thanks, lettergothic
  13. thanks for responding, Walt. The layer in question is a pixel layer. It's simply a 1 layer image that I opened in Af Photo. So, why can't I select the bg and delete it—like I can when I use the wand? thanks, lettergothic
  14. I want to eliminate the a black background bg. of an open book lying on a black ground, so I just have the irregular shape of the open book. I've successfully done this on about 6 of them just like this one, using the wand. I can't (or don't know how to) use the wand on this one because of the B+W image (bottom center) abutting the blk. bg. The wand selection enters the image and I can't seem to get the "wand-subtract" setting to eliminate the inadvertent selection of portions of the image. With the magnetic lasso, I can switch to manual mode right before the problem area, trace the edge of the page across the problem area manually and them resume "magnetic" right after the problem area. When I close the selection, I get the marching ants around the book spread. I choose "invert selection" to select the blk. bg. I hit "delete" (as I do, successfully, with the wand) and nothing happens—the bg is not deleted. How do I get the bg. of this magnetic wand selection to delete? How come the selected bg of the image does not delete with the lasso but does delete with the wand selection? thanks, lettergothic
  15. Callum, thanks very much for responding. I appreciate it. "...have the layer rasterised" — The image is a photograph on a black ground. It's already a bitmap when I open it in APhoto, no? One rasterizes vector images, no? There's only one layer. "...provide a screen recording" — I don't know how to do that but I do know how to use the "wand" and the "lasso". I've attached the image in question—an open book on a black bg. I want to eliminate the bg. so I just have the irregular shape of the book. I've successfully done this on about 6 of them just like this one. I can't (don't know how to) use the wand on this one because of the B+W image (bottom center) abutting the blk. bg. The wand selection enters the image and I can't seem to get the "wand-subtract" setting to eliminate the inadvertent selection of portions of the image. With the magnetic lasso, I can switch to manual mode right before the problem area, trace the edge of the page across the problem area manually (sort of :-/ ) and them resume "magnetic" right after the image. When I close the selection, I get the marching ants around the book spread. I choose "invert selection" to select the blk. bg. I hit "delete" (as I do, successfully, with the wand) and nothing happens—the bg is not deleted. How do I get the bg. to delete? Why is this different that the wand "delete"? Is there a technique with the wand—that I'm unaware of—that I could use to solve this? In the end, of course, I just want a fast, non-manual way of outlining the spread (pretty well) and ditching the bg. I can do it, except in this case, because the wand can't distinguish the blk. in the image from the blk. bg. Thanks very much. I really appreciate your help.
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