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  1. How can you convert ANY existing colour into a Spot colour? Seems to me you can only set an existing colour to become Overprint. Spot colours need to be set up at the start as Global colours - unless I've (hopefully) missed something.
  2. Agreed. This still seems to be the case. And... there's also still no way to search Swatches when making Global colours. Would be much easier if we could just right click on the colour and choose "Spot" like we do with "Overprint". Worse.. when any edits are made to existing Spot Global colours, the colour loses the Spot attribute. EDIT: FWIW, editing a Spot Global colour in Publisher KEEPS the color as spot. (Go figure.) Please fix this in Designer.
  3. Thanks for Publisher!!! Love it. Rasterizing an "empty" picture frame results in the diagonal X lines. Even if the picture frame is used for other needs (ie, gradient bg). However exporting the page with an empty picture frame shows varying "results" depending on file format chosen. SVG, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, EPS and PDF show no diagonal lines, while PSD "includes" the diagonal lines - ONLY in the Finder Quick View preview. The lines do not show up when opening the PSD in the app. I'd expect that rasterizing within Publisher should probably just remove the diagonal lines.
  4. Under macOS 10.13.6 with Publisher, Publisher doesn't use the bleed settings I'd set up in a Designer file. I opened my Designer and converted to Publisher spreads. This conversion works, but the bleed settings were changed to zero in the Publisher file.
  5. Using Designer v1.6.1 under macOS 10.13.6, I have a 300ppi (dpi) document with 2 artboards - it includes 0.125" bleed. Each artboard is the same size -- 5.25" x 8.25". When exporting individual pages as PDF with printer's marks, crops, registration, bars and page info, the resultiing PDF size of the cropped area works fine and is, as expected at 5.25" x 8.25". However when exporting the whole document (both pages), with the same settings preset, the crop size somehow is changing to 5.5" x 8.5". This doesn't seem like the correct behaviour and is a different result than exporting the individual pages. Am I doing something wrong here? How can I get the expected results of a crop of 5.25" x 8.25" when exporting all the pages (whole document)? fwiw, my issue also occurs with the Designer Beta 18-1639OHA-PDF-Export-issue-wholedocument.pdf 18-1639OHA-PDF-Export-issue-nobleed.pdf 18-1639OHA-PDF-Export-issue-withbleed.pdf 18-1639OHA-PDF-Export-issue.afdesign
  6. Would like to see an option allowing the conversion of Designer files that include multiple Artboards to Publisher Pages. Currently it seems as though all Designer artboards are converted to a single giant page in Publisher. I have built a number of 24 - 60 "page" files using Designer in hopes that Publisher would have some option to see the artboards as pages. Bonus Request: Allow entering "Number of Pages in the New Document dialog, saving a step from going to the "Add Pages" dialog. thanks!
  7. I guess the main reason is what I initially mentioned - I want to see a difference between path object vs text object (that I do not have access to the path). My expectation for this comes from using other applications such as Aldus Freehand, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk / Picta Graphic, QuarkXPress etc - which all handle text vs path object with a visual difference.
  8. Hello - Is there a way to visually differentiate between (real) Text vs Text that has been converted to Curves, when viewing in Outline View Mode? As it stands, I only see a "wireframe" outline of the text which looks exactly like the text that has been converted to path curves. In the first example below, the top is still text and the bottom have been converted to curves. This makes it difficult to understand which element group is actual text vs. paths when working in Outline View mode. Sorry if I've overlooked a function or feature. Otherwise, would love to see a feature like I'm showing in the second image where the text is solid black in outline mode.
  9. I've just used locked rules as my guides and then played with the snapping. Here's a quick video. guides.afdesign
  10. Would be nice to have more control over the "Erase White Paper" magic command. Perhaps a dialog that allows me to eyedropper the background "paper" color, similar to how "Select Sampled Colour" works, but with the magic :)
  11. Undo / Redo should not work while in Export Sheet. The same occurs when in a Save or Save As sheet (dialog)
  12. With Affinity Designer v. 1.1.2, adding a Colour Overlay effect onto a pixel image lowers the resolution of that part of the image. The same pixel image without the Colour Overlay effect keeps the original resolution. See image showing the zoomed, exported PDF over the original Designer file. EDIT: This also occurs in the beta v
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