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  1. No. This is the affinity preferences on the Mac. The way you know is Metal is only on Mac - and it helps tremendously. If you click the 12 block square button at the top of the window it will give you a whole bunch of preferences that you may not have seen before, one of these being performance. Depending on the Mac you have depends on what you can upgrade - and the difficulty. A MacPro, Mac Mini, are easily upgradable. An iMac can be upgraded by not so easy. A Macbook, Air, Pro cannot be upgraded with internal storage. You could use an external SSD and it's relatively easy but trying to explain how to install the OS on an external large SSD is not something I'm going to go into here. I don't know what machine you have. If you want your harddrive to show up on the desktop you need to go to Finder preferences and check the box: I don't think the numbers sound too bad for your files being opened. It's different depending on how much memory you have in your system. I think you have 8GB RAM but not sure. How much space did you say you had left on your Harddrive? Either way If you can the SSD really will help things.
  2. Speed is an issue here is a couple things in addition to what you already have checked: What kind of internal storage: HDD or SSD? An SSD will be tremendously faster for everything. They are worth every penny and can make an old computer feel like new. How full is your internal storage? If you are more than 70% full I think you will see more slow downs. Above that you will have more issues. Clear your system cache out might help. One person said to turn off the history - yes. Affinity files can get massive even without history. I've found that you may have better luck changing your preferences in performance as seen in the screen shot. You might want to turn your memory usage down just so you can give more back to the system. Also change from Metal to OpenGl or vice versa seems to affect performance differently depending on the computer. I've run Affinity before on an 8GB Mac Book Air and it was fine. So I think it should be good on yours.
  3. I'm getting that too on two computers except one of them won't let it finish. I can't click anything it just beeps. I'm not sure if the user hit cancel originally or not. I hit approve and it let me, but he can't export anything. At first it shows the normal folder view then when you hit save it goes blank like the original. Its not thinking or work because I try to click and it beeps like it's a hidden window now.
  4. You should make sure that your document is CMYK/8 and US WebCoated (SWOP) V2 when you create it. Then when you export it choose PDF/X-4 There are bugs in the export of the other ones that cause elements that are supposed to be CMYK (drop shadows, transparencies, etc) suddenly have mixed elements with both. This is what I use and recommend to those who bring files to our printshop from Designer.
  5. Here is the file so you can look at it. test.afdesign
  6. You can split more than one now. You just hold down shift while you click on all the points you want to split and then split all at once when you click Break Curve. Maybe I'm missing something?
  7. I just made a new file and tried to use similar effects to what you used. Here is what I came up with: I don't see the pixilation when I zoom up, but I also made sure that I was in vector persona which others here are asking you too. Do you see the problem here? I don't. I then exported the final piece to the resolution of the iPhone XR: Both seem to be just fine. I bet that if you go with the suggestions here, it probably all be good. If you can provide the file it will be even better. is it by chance possible that you started with a bitmap file and then applied the effects?
  8. isn't the way that AD splits lines better than the knife in IL? I never liked the scissors or the knife but the direct click and then split seems to work well for me.
  9. Bryce


    It sounds like it's pretty good - the next update. Is there an expected date for all the fantastic features I keep seeing getting ready to come out?
  10. I think I hit reply about the same time you did and the responses crossed. I have been trying to get people to move towards Affinity. It needs a little polish but overall I use it regularly to fix Indesign exported PDF's. It's interesting that it doesn't happen to the PDF embedded but it does happen to EPS and AD embedded files.
  11. And being in the prepress/printing industry, which I am, I have to check for improper overprints all of the time before it gets to press. If Indesign and Quark are both correct when exported and it only happens with when the PDF is exported with that option selected in Affinity Designer, then the bug is clearly in AD. The problem is not in Acrobat. Acrobat is just showing there is a problem. It's like your check engine light being on in your car so you remove the bulb. The check engine light wasn't the problem, it was alerting you to a problem. The logo is actually made of three separate objects with three separate fills. The black is not an outer ring it's a completely filled circle just like the white and red is. As you can see below it is not set to overprint in Illustrator. That includes the white too. here in Illustrator it is not Yet, here after the export from AD, it now is overprinting: It's also not just black. Red, and white are also overprinting. Every color is now overprinting after the export. IMO, Overprinting really should be called underprinting because it allows everything else to print underneath the object, which is generally what you do not want. I think it would make more sense to people designing. I wish designers couldn't set the overprints because they will soon be clicking overprint for objects and not realize what the outcome is. That is why I tell every designer to make sure you have overprints preview turned on.
  12. Yes, that's correct. The bug is how the eps is handled. If I take the original artwork, or the PDF of the original artwork, it is fine. There are times that you really need an an embedded vector EPS rather than the art so that it accidentally doesn't get changed, too many vector objects, or if you don't have the fonts on your system. For some reason it is overprinting the red even when it's not set to be overprinted as a color or as an object (originally made with illustrator).
  13. Hello Gabriel, I have attached the files, logo, and video. thanks! Bryce TEST.pdf TEST.afdesign TM plus LCI logo_CS3.eps EPS_overprint.mov Export_EPS_not_overprint.mov
  14. For what you are doing I think you would want another program to do the separations such as Acrobat or a RIP. It's the same reason why we don't, at our printshop, have Indesign or Illustrator handle separations. They just aren't very good at it. Acrobat can handle the imposition with plugins, edit all objects including editing EPS and other embedded PDF's that other ones just can't do very well.
  15. I found an overprint bug in Affinity Designer 1.6.1 (from App store). 1. EPS logo dropped into sign 2. export or using slices with "Overprint Black" checked will actually set all colors to overprint, even when the colors are not set to overprint in the original file. There is rarely a case that anything should overprint other than black. 3. This only happens with EPS files. As you can see in the screenshot from Acrobat that the PDF to the right did not overprint but is correct. Unchecking the box "Overprint Black" in the More dialog box will enable it to not overprint all the other colors but that is just a workaround and could cause other problems.