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  1. sbonsell71

    What is this?

    I have a really annoying 'marquee' type thing that I can't get rid of - not even closing the app gets rid of. I have typed in marquee into Help, and searched through 'layers' in the help section, but nothing seems to refer to it. Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of it? i don't even remember what I did to select it!
  2. sbonsell71

    What is this?

    Walt.Farrell you are a genius! 'Undo' always used to solve the problem, but only when I recognised I had done it. Today I was selecting lots of things and doing lots of colour changes, so I couldn't see when I had done it to undo it. Can't believe whatever it is stays selected even when you close the app though ... Anyhow, thanks very much
  3. Sorry, but every time I have a piece of work to produce that must be a precise size, the output from Affinity Designer is just garbage. I've written about this before without any response so I'll try again. I also use the phrase 'seems to' a lot in these examples because, after spending the last ten years operating with other software (SerifDraw being one) and getting exactly the results I need, I just don't know what is going on with Affinity Designer. Exports seem to take into account objects placed outside the document (why bother specifying the work area in the first place?), perhaps when items are cropped (?) such that when I am looking at the screen now and compare it to what I get as an export I am utterly at a loss as to how the result comes about. As a workaround in previous months I've not been using the crop tool at all, instead manipulating every pixel to fit exactly within the screen and hoping for the best. If this isn't responded to I will bin Affinity designer once and for all. Be warned.
  4. sbonsell71

    Export feature

    I nested it with a box the exact dimensions I need (1242 x 2208). When I export as 'selection without background' the export image shows as 1380 x 2264. When I override it with the dimensions I need I get all sorts of stretched images. For info, the image on the right (on the canvas) is the size I need.
  5. sbonsell71

    Export feature

    Hi. I uploaded it using the link. Thanks for having a look.
  6. sbonsell71

    Export feature

    Ok. I’ll send it across tomorrow. Thanks
  7. sbonsell71

    Export feature

    I’m at home now, calming down I’ll try nesting the design again tomorrow. I just don’t understand why there is a view that ‘clips to canvas’, yet the export doesn’t do the same?
  8. It's a problem exporting an image on a mac There are three files attached to this post: an image showing a discrepancy between the image size as shown in transform box and the image size presented in the export box. (The image being exported is the button 'decouvrez votre niveau') an image showing the layer set up to achieve the image the affinity file itself - for someone to download it and respond file not exporting correctly.afdesign
  9. The nesting certainly seems to be much simpler and equally effective - the image is exporting at the correct size with none of the three masks used before. Thanks again Ampa :)
  10. Ampa, thanks, very helpful. I noticed the colour problem too. The issue has always been that this image is about the tenth I've done in the same format - the first worked, so I simply copied, pasted, altered text and image, then exported - with the first nine there were no problems, (though it irritated me that I had to put in three masks when just one should achieve the same goal). I'll look up 'nest' in help and see where that takes me.
  11. The file itself file not exporting correctly.afdesign
  12. It was working fine, then, after I made an adjustment - moving the image behind the mask 350 pixels to the left - (which used to take about 10 seconds in DrawPlus with the crop tool) export insists that the image is 350 pixels than it is and the jpeg exports with 350 pixels of white space beside it. Navigator shows the correct size when I select the full image. Something as basic as this shouldn't be having problems. Now I have to rebuild the entire diagram and try to work out what the problem is. Terrible for workflow.
  13. sbonsell71

    Introduce Yourself

    Bleduc, I think the whole point of art and creativity is to 'overcome' the things that lots of people have difficulty with in life. I often wonder what a living hell life would be without art and creativity - merely the pursuit of money, an exceedingly unchallenging pastime. I taught design for twenty years in the UK, specifically because when I was at school I was just so bored by the normal 'academic' subjects - I was actually advised not to study design as it wasn't academic enough to get into university! Anyhow, I think that most of what makes us creative comes about because we do not fit the mould. I know a number of people who are extremely intelligent and reliable but would readily themselves admit they have almost zero creativity ... which makes them perfect for the jobs they do, though I guess everyone is creative in their own way.
  14. sbonsell71

    Introduce Yourself

    Alfred, are you able to help as an advanced member? I have a problem with affinity which no one seems able or willing to respond to. My next port of call will be to ask for my money back as I'm not using it already after just five days. Do you have problems exporting images? The problem I have is that, when I select the final image the transform box shows the W H that I expect it to be, but the export box shows something different - along with the final image. I check layers to make sure that there aren't rogue graphics hiding - which was never a problem with the crop to top function of X4 - but I just can't work it out. I don't have much experience with Serif help as I've never really needed it. Not impressed so far ....
  15. sbonsell71

    Introduce Yourself

    X4.0 Alfred, you're right! Let the record be changed.
  16. sbonsell71

    Introduce Yourself

    Hi, my name's Stuart, a mac user and long time user of DrawPlus. Used to run it on a Virtual machine on my mac but decided to change to Affinity for stability. Let me start out by saying there's a reason I stick with Serif - since about 1990 when I was first able to add text to a curved line which Claris couldn't do at the time I've stuck with Serif/you. But ... I have a big problem with affinity which a) is absolutely critical to accurate work (I read 'the most accurate design software' reviews) b) is a really fundamental function, not even a feature, and c) has not been responded to since I posted it here, with screenshots, four days ago. I'm sure affinity is better than Drawplus for many reasons, but, after three days of trying it out and encountering this problem (graphics not exporting at the size they were drawn is really bad news for web design) I've returned to DrawPlus - v4.0, for the record - because, as a graphic designer, I actually need to get jobs done. Heartfelt plea - get affinity right, because binning DrawPlus is a bold, bold move.
  17. And finally ... here is the layout from the layers menu showing how I've laid it out. Hope someone can help because I'm about to return to Drawplus so I can return to meeting deadlines.
  18. I also realise théâtre any drop shadow applied does not fall within the boundaries - so I've attached the final image to show that this is not the problem in this case. The final image extends far beyond the shadow. The image needs to placed centrally in a column on a website alongside two other columns - a very common web layout - and the additional border pushes it offline and makes the layout impossible.
  19. I have an image showing the problem which is attached - the Transform shows one set of W,H, the export box shows a different set of figures, largely, it seems, because the vector mask stops masking when it comes to exporting the image. It's clear that the mask is doing its job visually (the mask is the rectangle with rounded corners and masks the svg on the left and the text box on the right) and this version attached is now with the mask on the group (see post above) and the mask on the svg and text box contained within the group. I can't think how to add any more masks. I should point out that I may be a 'Newbie' on this forum but I have been using masks in Motion for about ten years now without any problem and the same period of time cropping to top on DrawPlus.
  20. Hi MEB, the problem seems to have rectified itself. Initially just an outline box showed up with nothing to select. Then, after re-start, the whole thing showed up but as a flat image - nothing to be edited in layers. Then I double clicked on it and it opened in another window with full editing. One of the fonts hasn't translated but I expect that from windows to mac. It edits but doesn't save, so I copied and pasted it into a new file. All seems well. I have the original app image in affinity format which is all I wanted - hopefully now I'll never have to run a virtual machine to use Serif products on my mac again!
  21. Hi - don't know if this post is still open, but I'm trying to import .svg from DrawPlus (an old version I know, but the most stable I found) and affinity isn't opening them - are there any checkboxes I need to check or is there another way of importing files without turning them into jpegs? Thanks
  22. Is it possible to add a mask to a group of images? I've just posted a problem elsewhere but am still looking for an answer. At the moment I am grouping five images and adding a mask to the group. Sometimes it works and sometimes not - sometimes I have to crop the group to the same width as the mask which shouldn't be necessary should it? The problem is that when I export the image, the exported image is x pixels wider than it should be (interestingly the 'navigator' shows it as the correct size) i.e. by the amount I need to crop by.
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