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  1. Ah! Thank you, @>|<, for the help. It does work! I had missed a step in your process. I still hope that the Affinity team will add a function to simplify this case but this is a solution I couldn't see by myself. Thanks again
  2. @>|< nope, that doesn't work since when I click on "Divide" the object just switch Fille Mode and I start to see the empty holes. Anyway, since it's just a single object self-intersecting, there is nothing to separate. This is why I'm asking for a new feature, not a solution. There is no solution but to cover the "holes" with patch shapes like in picture and then "Add" all those patches to the original one. But it's long and in Illustrator I can do it with 2 clicks. Here the file so you can try and see. The original design comes from freepik.com Crown-freepik.afdesign
  3. That is just a display option, the holes would look filled but the shape would still be intersecting itself.
  4. My case: a self-intersecting shape that shows empty holes in the intersections. What I want: obtain a shape with no holes On Illustrator I just need to: use Winding (non-zero) > duplicate the shape or overlay another small shape on it > use the "Unite" command The intersections disappear and the shape is uniform. In Affinity Designer this is impossible. Following this operation in AD the result is to just revert to the above shape. So, there is no real way to empty those holes and make a single non-self-intersecting shape. Winding (non-zero) is just a display option that doesn't unify the shape.
  5. Will be possible in future to have spreads of more than 2 pages? See InDesign: Control Spread Pagination
  6. First of all, I'm on Win 10 and have a free tool installed called Advanced SystemCare that in its many many functions, it also analyses the RAM usage and allow me to wipe it if needed, or close software that is using too much memory for no reason. (See the images attached) So, here are my tests: Saved in a blank area - no difference Saved with all artboards visibility off - no difference Opened (only 2 artboards in viewport because of zoom, all artboards visibility were on) - RAM used by Designer was 687 MB (see attached image) Zoomed out to fit all the artboards and moved around a couple of them - RAM went up to 1.28 GB (see attached image) At the end makes sense that working in a big area the RAM in use increases, so probably my problem last time was that I've been working on that file for a couple of hours and the RAM must have gone up and up. I should have closed Designer for a minute and cleaned the RAM before re-open on a close view. Also: I too knew that thing of saving on a blank space to save a bit of disk. I knew it for Photoshop, placing a solid colored layer on top of the others before to save reduces the file size a bit. So I tried on Affiinity Photo and yes, the filesize is reduced but only by a bunch of KB :huh: ... probably because the thumbnail of the file now is different.
  7. @v_kyr and @Alfred, I don't think I'll go for PagePlus X9 for the reasons that Alfred exposed. @R C-R I don't think that there is something wrong with the file size, I'm aware that the number of images I have is the cause and of course the size is big. Just wanted to explore the experience of the community to see if there were ideas/solutions to work better, without Designer to freeze constantly. Like the good idea you brought, of keeping few images inside the view so the RAM is loaded with them only. Thanks! :) So I've tested saving the file with all the artboards view set off and working with only a maximum of 3 pages (artboards) visible per time. The RAM load dropped to 850 MB, super acceptable and now the workflow is fluid.
  8. @Hokusai thanks for the answer. I thought that 315 MB was big because of the 2 GB RAM used and the fact that frequently Designer kind of freeze some seconds when I manage the images. Yes, they are all artboards and I thought the same you're suggesting, breaking the file into 2 or 3, that's probably what I'm going to do in the end. Anyway, I was curious to see what best practices the community were suggesting as for Illustrator there are tons of tutorials and manuals but for the Affinity products, the offer is lower and it's interesting to see how other users would manage this situation. Regarding the images, they are not vectors, I've applied an art filter with a mobile app and imported them on my laptop. So fully raster. Thanks again for your answer. If someone else has different opinions/ideas, pls post them. I'm curious to hear them :)
  9. It's better if you export the image from Powerpoint as a png file (look in the exporting options), save it on your computer and then open it in Photo. To copy like copy-paste sometimes leads to a bad quality and this might depend on Photo as well as Powerpoint or your operative system. For instance, if you use Windows 10 and try to copy-paste any image with transparency from your browser to any other software (Photoshop and Illustrator included) the transparent portion will be pasted as totally black. :)
  10. Hi everybody, I'm currently working on a little booklet with Designer. I know, it's not the software for booklets, but I'm not fun of Scribus, and I don't have a licence for Indesign... and I'm waiting for Serif to publish their publisher software solution. So here's my problem, the booklet is full of images (it's a little comic book) and having 30 pages more or less, the file size raised the 315 MB! Which means an average of 2 GB of RAM used right after opening the project. Only some of the images are embedded as the Assistant has rasterized them when I've used Pixel Persona to blur some areas. But I can edit the original files and re-import them as external, no problem. Anyway, the project file size is still huge. Any suggestion on how to reduce it? Any best practice for working with big files in Designer? Consider that: format is A5 all the images have a dimension that grants an average of 200dpi (shorter side is 1080px) All images are masked in order to stay inside the comic layout so they could be cropped a bit Here an image to make all this a bit more clear. In one picture you'll see that the image is masked Thanks
  11. Hi Chris_K I made a new document from the clipboard in Affinity Photo when that happened. Happy to know that it's a known issue. Cheers
  12. I think I might had a similar problem just now. I pasted an image copied from the browser, then cropped and rasterised. It appeared a transparent border over which I wasn't able to paint, even on different raster layers. Here 2 images. In the first, you can see the brush tool that over the border is not showing the preview of the color. In the second, I tried to make a selection but I wasn't able to select that transparent border. Seems like the boundaries of the document were smaller than the preview on-screen. Working on Win10 - NVIDIA GTX970M
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