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  1. Bad_Wolf


    Because I want guides of different colors, I also create my own. In this way, you can lock every guide individually or give them another color. Also I can combine the "Golden" rule and add my own grid (guides) to it. I support Catlover's remark that guides should extend to the rulers, which with your own guides (like I described) is not possible. But you can save your own guides to use in another creation over and over again. I have to be honest, I learned most here in this community and the Udemy instructor Daniel Evans (which has some Affinity courses but mostly Adobe Illustrator).
  2. Hi all, Last year we bought a license for Photo and Designer for an external employee because he agreed working for us. But since more than half a year he is no longer working for us anymore. So we like to use his licenses for one of our own computers. That is the reason why I like to know if a license can be deactivated by the owner so it becomes useless on on computer and can be activated on the other one. When deactivation is not possible, we will buy new licenses for Designer and Photo and later Publisher. Thank you very much for your time and efforts spend on my request. Chris
  3. Hello Emmrecs01 and Alfred, We bought the licenses because that employee said he wanted to work for us but he hasn't the money for buying the licenses (its in Botswana Africa). So because we thought he was sincere and willing to work for us, we bought him the licenses. He did not keep his side of the bargain and just worked for himself. He won in the short term but will loose in the long term. He cannot re-install any of those programs because those programs where licensed but the license keys are still in our possession. Thank you both again for your replies and advice. Chris
  4. Thank you all for your replies. Indeed, last year May we paid additional (new) license for both Designer and Photo. What we did was and is completely legal. Over a few weeks we need Designer and Photo on a machine we do not use much, but we will buy new licenses for the two. We consider those versions we bought last year May as lost. Anyway, the employee does not have the license keys and we bought from my Serif account. So theoretically, piracy is not possible. To avoid these unpleasant situtions in the future, we no longer buy licenses for machines which are not ours. Thank you all very much for your insights and ideas. I really do appreciate your help. Chris
  5. Hello everyone, A few weeks ago I asked a question about printing a logo. Now the customer talked with his printer and said it was too expensive. His printer said that 3 color (spot) was cheaper and all the gradients has to be removed. When I choose "New" I am confused about the color format. I do not think CMYK will do anymore but don't know which one to choose. Also which color profile does I need to choose? Thank you very much for your help. Chris
  6. Hi Mike, Thank you very much for your very valuable advice. I will follow your advice and choose CMYK. It is indeed black with 2 other colors surely yellow and probably blue or red. Very nice also to include the PDF spot color hint. You surely made my day. Chris
  7. Hello everyone, Thank you all for your interesting and useful advice. I created several prototype logos for this client. They now want a logo with a blue waterdrop, yellow text, and a greyish background. When I count 3 spot colors. I do not use a printer myself, it is the client who chooses his/her printer. I just create that is all. I will use the advice here for future projects. Thanks again for your time spent on my request,. Chris
  8. Hi everyone, Can you please give me advice about creating artwork (a logo) for printing. This is my problem. I created a logo for a client. He wanted something special which stand out the crowd. I told him that it would be a very expensive logo and he agreed. However, now the logo is finished and sent to the printer, he said that the printing costs are too high because of those gradients which are in the logo. The logo needs to be printed on a 4 color printing press. How can I make sure, the logo I design, can be printed as spot color? I am now thinking on using yellow, blue and grey. So how can I make sure that whatever I design, it can be printed in these colors only? For the New Document option, which color model should I choose? I intend to use blue/yellow/grey colors but will add some transparancy to create a 3D look instead of those gradients. I just design and draw logo's and don't want to be bothered with the financial side of printing costs. I assume that when I tell somebody that the logo they request will need expensive 4 color printing press and they agree, they know what they are requesting. I realize I am using many sentences because I am very unsure. This all comes down on one thing; when somebody ask for a cheap logo, how can I prevent that the techniques I use in Designer will not need that expensive 4 color printing? Thank you very much for your advice which will be very much appreciated. I apologize for not being clearer. Chris
  9. Hi all, As an exercise, I drew an enlightenment symbol this morning. When understanding this symbol, you understand how the universe work. It should be nice to me if somebody could explain this symbol to me, so I understand the universe:). I included two images, one is the original Affinity Designer file, the other one is the png version. Can you give me your remarks, suggestions or idea about the drawing itself? I like to learn and improve my skills. If you think I did something wrong, just tell me. Even if you don't like what I drew, you can tell me. Thank you very much for your time and efforts spent on my request. It is a pleasure to work with Affinity Designer, which is my favourite program for drawing. Chris
  10. I bought the Affinity range Designer and Photo from the moment they became available. To be honest it was a difficult switch because those Plus range products could do so much more than the Affinity range. From the moment I switched to Affinity, I forgot about the Plus range and never returned back to them. I found out that creativity will get us much further than even the most versatile application will do. Look to the astonishing artwork created with the Affinity range, masterpieces in their own right. I want to add +1 support for the mail merge feature. I agree, this feature is essential for Publisher to compete with the others. Nevertheless, I will buy Publisher without this feature. Chris
  11. I also will prefer Python and secondly JavaScript. Overall, adding scripting whatever the language will be a very nice addition. Thank you Serif team for your hard work on our favourite applications.
  12. Hi all, Thank you all very much for your replies and your help which is truly appreciated. I just found the thread : I was indeed mixing up threads. Wish you all a very nice day and all the best. Chris
  13. Hi R C-R, Thank you for your reply but it is not the video I saw. I did indeed watch both clipping and masking videos. What I remember of the missing movie is that there where 4 horizontal brushes, each in a different color. The person was asking for help because he didn't understand. Maybe I am mixing threads. Have a nice day. Chris
  14. @Alfred I can't remember exactly when but it was on this forum. Problem is that my short term memory is damaged during a heart attack in June last year. So please don't be upset when I am wrong. A knife tool should be a very nice addition to the toolset of Affinity Designer, however for me I can live without. I am looking forward to the 1.7 stable version because I am sure it will be a great release! Chris
  15. Hi all, This afternoon I looked at a post here which had a movie with 4 different color brushes. Now I wanted to look again to this post but it is no longer here. Did anybody removed a posting here? Thank you. Chris
  16. The knife tool will be in the 1.7 release. I read it somewhere along the line but can't remember when. I have an older beta version but cannot find the knife tool. Maybe it will be added later in the beta cycle or in another release.
  17. Hello everyone Can you please help me with the following problem? There are red lines visible on the artwork which I placed in my Designer document. Also around the text I type is a a kind of red outline present. When I export everything to png then those red lines are no longer present. However it is very confusing those red outlines in the design environment. I tried everything but cannot get rid of those lines. Can you tell me how I can get rid of those frustrating lines? Thank you very much in advance for your help. Chris
  18. Hello walt.farrell, Thank you very much for your reply. Indeed, they are showing up every time over the whole design. But in the meantime I find the cause of my problem by the reply of Dutchshader. I appreciate you and Dutchshader advice very much. Have a nice day. Chris
  19. Hello Dutchshader, Thank you very much for your help, exactly what I was looking for. My problem is solved now. Have a great day. Chris
  20. Despite the fact ebook creation would be a nice feature, I think the main purpose of Affinity Publisher is in Desktop publishing. Adobe Indesign can produce epub, mobi ebooks. However, dedicated ebook creation applications like Jutoh are far better than Indesign or Publisher will ever be. Not because they are not capable but because paper publishing is very much different than ebook publishing. With Publisher format and style is very important. For ebook creation formatting and style is very important as long as the generated ebook is easy to read and navigate. Creating bookmarks and notes is much more important than layout. PagePlus also could generate ebooks, however there where many problems with it. Atlantis WordProcessor, Microsoft Word can create ebooks too, however Word add a lot of garbage. One good advice, if you really want to create ebooks, use dedicated applications like Jutoh. It is worthwhile the steep learning curve. Chris
  21. Bad_Wolf

    Arrow Tool

    You can also use "Convert to curves" which lets you change the individual nodes with the "Node" tool. Also take a look at the context toolbar for the arrow tool. I experimented a little with it and it gives fine control over the arrow. What puzzles me is that you can draw vertical arrows. Maybe you are using the 1.7 beta but I can only draw horizontal arrows in the 1.6.x version. Can you tell me how you can draw vertical arrows? Thank you very much. Have a nice day. Chris
  22. Hello all, Can you help me with editing styles. I created my own style and add it to several objects. Now I want to edit my self created style so that the change reflect in all objects where this style is used. Can you tell me if that is possible and how? I created that style in the "Default" category. Now I created a new category "Bad_Wolf". How can I move my styles in "Default" to "Bad_Wolf"? Thank you for your help. Chris
  23. Hello everybody, Thank you all very much for your advice which is very helpfull and let me think in a different way. I made my own style category "Bad_Wolf" and wanted to move some styles I created in the "Default" category. It is not possible to drag and drop them directly, nor is there a menu command which do this. So I took an empty document and placed an object (rectangle, oval, ...) onto the drawing area and gave it the style I wanted to move. Then I switched to the "Bad_Wolf" category and selected "Add style from selection". Now I just have to rename this style and bingo. @Petar PetrenkoYour suggestion works only for text styles. When using object Styles, that is not possible. Thank you anyway for the suggestion. @Petar Petrenko
  24. Thank you for your reply which I appreciate very much . I was afraid of this answer because I searched for hours and experimented a lot but with no result. Like you, I also hope linked object styles will be added. Chris
  25. Epubs should be a reflowable layout. Ereaders have problems with fixed layouts, they mostly do not look good. I think Apub is targetting tradional printing instead of the ereader/epub market segment. I am using Jutoh for my epub documents. I do not think it is a good idea for Apub to support epub/kindle compiling. Good epub documents do not contain much formatting because the user can change it in the blink of an eye. For true traditional printing or wordprocessing documents it is another matter. There layout is much more important and necessary.