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Bad_Wolf

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  1. Scribus is free and can get help you out until Affinity Publisher is released. When the beta cycle starts, you can use the beta also but I have to warn you, it is risky. I am planning to use the beta version together with Ragtime (which I use now just until aPub is released). I also have Designer and Photo and I do not want to use anything else anymore. But like somebody else has said, if you can master the free Scribus, that can help you also. I would not recommend PagePlus because there is no longer any development anymore. Also those deprecated "Plus" applications are not compatible with the much better Affinity range.
  2. Hello Walt, Thank you for your reply and your information. You are correct, the difference in dpi is the cause that the ruler no longer works on any resolution than 300 dpi. I only use two resolutions, 96 for web and 300 for print. So I have to make another ruler for the 96 dpi which I need to make in pixels measurements. A friend of mine suggested to use a macro for the rulers. However, this seems not available yet for Affinity Designer. Wish you a very good day. Chris
  3. Hi again, Just a few moments ago, I also noticed there is no "snapping" to the individual measurements (lines) on the ruler. Whatever I do, even ungrouping them, make no difference with or without locking. Any idea how to solve this problem? Thank you again. Chris
  4. Hello everyone, Because I cannot move the rulers position to any place inside the drawing, I created my own ruler. The ruler consist of a dark grey background with 10 mm divisions (the main division) in aquablue. Then the 2 mm divisions are orange and a little bit longer than the 1 mm divisions which are white. Then I grouped the 10mm divisions with each other, then the 2 mm divisions with each other and lastly the 1 mm divisions with each other. Then in the end I grouped the background rectangle with the 3 other groups. The subgroups are locked. Now I have to select the main mm group in the layers panel to select the ruler and drag it around. This works as expected. Inside this drawing I can choose other measurements and the ruler still keeps correct. The ruler is designed for print documents. However when I change the document to "web", it still shows the correct distance. Now I created another new document as Web with pixels and copy the ruler to that document. Now the ruler is no longer correct. I have two questions : 1. Do you know the reason why copying to another document with different measurements, the ruler is no longer showing the correct measurements while changing in the ruler document the measurement is still correct? 2. How can I create a template from this document, so I can have new documents based on the ruler original? When this is not possible, do you know a method how to make the mm ruler available standard to each document? I included the Affinity Designer document together with this post. If it is usefull to you, you can use it as much as you like. In case you have any suggestions, I will be very happy to hear them. Your help will be much appreciated and thank you in advance. Have a nice day! Chris mm_ruler.afdesign
  5. On 16 october 2015, MEB was writing : Now we are more than 2,5 years later, using Affinity Designer 1.6.104 and I can still find no place where I can change the colors for the guides. Also a much requested feature for placing the rulers is still missing. Any update if this will be implemented in the near future? Both features especially the last one, will improve Designer significantly. Like Affinity Designer and Photo very much. Nicely done! Chris
  6. Last night I bought a Udemy course about Affinity Photo (Solid foundations), which hopefully will prevent me from asking stupid questions like the one above. Anyway I am now on lecture 3 and already learned a lot about Photo. I should invest more time in learning thouroughly instead of trying to figure everything out myself. I appreciate the Affinity range very much and will surely buy Publisher when it comes available. I can hardly wait.
  7. Hi again, I just found my mistake. When starting a new page, inside the dialog at "Profile" a color profile "OpticFilm 120" was automaticly choosen. I did not change this and therefore was unaware of these setting. I was more looking on a layer on top of my image, which I could not find. Can you tell me if I want to correct a normal photo in jpg or png format for the screen, which profile I best choose? Maybe it is better to "Open" a photo instead of placing it in a document. I really need a course on Photo like I followed with Designer. Wish you all the best. Chris
  8. Hello all, I have a problem with importing an image (jpg or png) into Affinity Photo. It is the first time I am using Affinity Photo because normally I do everything in Designer. However, this time I have to change a photo. When I import a photograph into Affinity Photo the whole photo is yellowish while the original is not. I do not know what to do to remove the yellow overlay (that is how it looks). Can you tell me what I did wrong and how to correct my mistake? I will appreciate your help very much. Wish you a very nice day and all the best. Chris
  9. Hello Callum, Thank you very much for your reply which I do appreciate. Affinity Artboards are very powerfull. I created an artboard named "MainDrawing" and another artboard named "MoodBoard". I placed inside the MoodBoard artboard the example images and just draw in the other. It works perfectly for me. Also the author told me that if I know how to work with Affinity Designer, there would be no problem (it is an Adobe Illustrator course about designing Vintage Logo's). I have no problems creating the Vintage Logo's with Affinity. Wish you a very nice day and all the best. Chris
  10. Hi everyone, I am learning to create vintage logo's. The Udemy course is actually for Adobe Illustrator where they have moodboards for mindmapping. I am thinking about using artboards as mood boards for mindmapping. I like to have a tall artboard which I store my ideas visually. Then in another artboard I will draw the vintage logo. However I have the feeling my thinking about this is flawed but do not know where I go wrong with the use of artboards. Can you tell me if my idea is good and also the pro's and con's or do and don'ts? Thank you very much for sharing your ideasand suggestions. Chris
  11. Hello MystrawberryMonkey, I am also a developer and new to Affinity Designer. Because I found out here that you write clear tutorials, I like to join the club here and will be very interested to read or view a tutorial about web related items. By the way, I also use Scirra Construct 2 as my game development software and will be interested in any Sprite and Sprite animation tutorial to create sprites with Affinity Designer. Thank you very much for the good work!!! Bad_Wolf
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