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  1. 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.
  2. Here is the file so you can look at it. test.afdesign
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
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    EPS Overprint Bug in Affinity Designer

    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.
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    EPS Overprint Bug in Affinity Designer

    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.
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    EPS Overprint Bug in Affinity Designer

    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).
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    EPS Overprint Bug in Affinity Designer

    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
  12. 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.
  13. I am running into this exact same problem with the exact same font. I'm on the Mac. If I choose another font it works.
  14. Excellent. I have found many times that I can fix Illustrator and Indesign vector problems using Affinity so I've had to learn to go back and forth.
  15. export it as a PDF or EPS and set in the "more" options to rasterize nothing. When you are in Illustrator you will need to ungroup/release mask and maybe several times.
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    Skin Art Magazine171

    Hi Danny, I personally am not into tats but your work speaks volumes! Great Job! I too am using Affinity more and more. I have a print/sign shop and a newspaper and every day more and more is getting done in Affinity. Here's why: 1. Size: Adobe is limited to 200 inches. I've done over 1200 feet files in Affinity. 2. gradations and transparencies - much more powerful 3. iPad version is fully compatible and as capable as the desktop version. 4. Drop shadows actually export correctly rather than strange squares around objects that sometimes show up in print. There are certainly things I have gotten frustrated over and that is the massive file sizes but I get over it. Much of the time though Affinity will fix files that come from Adobe. Sometime I'll probably post my comics here but I am completely amazed everytime I use Designer. One day I hope to be free of Adobe - though I don't see a replacement for Acrobat (and my plugins) any time soon.
  17. I'm not sure if this is a bug. Certainly not a feature! When I am trying to combine two objects with points right on top of each other the thickness of lines gets huge. It will go from 4 point to 16 or even 25 points thick for the entire selection. I am not sure the rhyme or the reason. I can post a video if that would help. i don't think I have noticed it on the Mac version.
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    I need a new iPad

    I’m not sure about tiff . I pretty much use PDF but, yes it had problems with being RGB even though it said it was CMYK. I do believe i’ve Got it worked out now. That is the correct profile for us.
  19. How about a feature for a file timer. It could be reset, have a list of times and dates when it was worked on.
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    I need a new iPad

    I see what you mean now. "Generic" is only available on the desktop version. I actually am a printer and we setup for the US Web Coated (SWOP) v2 for compatibility then we (try) and tell it to remove all profiles on export to PDF so that it will not mess up the RIP's and large format printers. On files we have exported from Designer they have had massive pilings of ink and it should not be that way. I noticed that the transparency, even if told to be CMYK will export with an RGB profile. I've reported this as a bug. If you use PDF/x4 it will export as CMYK transparencies.
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    I need a new iPad

    @Love2Design I agree with everything up there. Even before the new models came out I was able to get a 256 12.9 iPad Pro for $750. I thought it was a great deal on Amazon and picked it up. I wasn't even considering one until I saw Designer come out. Apple should be paying Affinity since it's selling iPad Pros! >>That’s a few helpful hints and tips to get you started. Hope it’s helpful for you seeing you helped me so much before. I did notice that affinity designer on the iPad doesn’t have the generic cmyk profile option, << I am able to set the print profile just fine in the preferences, along with the color model as CMYK when setting up a new document. Is that what you are talking about?
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    Blend Space CMYK actually as RGB

    You are correct. It does seem to be correct for CMYK but then the profile is embedded. I'll see how the RIP and printers like it. Thanks for finding that there is a workaround while this gets fixed.
  23. The issue I have pertains to color management and why inks will print very heavy and I think I have finally found why a file made in Affinity will print so much ink compared to the file then being exported in Indesign using much less. The CMYK Blend space is not being honored on the PDF export dialog box: Now you see here it is correct. We specifically do not embed profiles because our RIPS will apply the correct for the device and wrong ones can confuse the device. But the color space very much matters. What is happening is that even though it shows CMYK blend space, when examining the file in Acrobat it shows this: But it should be generic and showing this: Unless there is something I am missing, I would like to report this as a bug. In commercial printing Affinity will have to compete and this I believe is where the issue lies for color matching and intensity.
  24. Has a solution to this been implemented? I can't seem to find it. thanks!
  25. I just ran into a problem. I noticed there was an update (1.6.5) for Designer on the Affinity site here and I downloaded it and installed it. I originally bought it on the Mac App store where the last update is 10 months old (1.6.1). I thought I would install the latest since I was having a problem with gradient transparencies not exporting correctly to PDF. Now it's asking me for a key that I don't have. What can I do now besides by another version online? The app store won't let me download it because it's installed and just wants to open. What's the deal with the app store not getting updated? thanks!