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  1. I am working with non-symmetric rhomboidal shapes and trying to do some nice inlayed "chevrons" on the design for pop. SEE EX1.JPG: For example, here is one shape with inlays. I would like the gold inlays' nodes to precisely fall/attach to the edge of the blue shape beneath so that there is no bleed. The troublesome part is the upper inlay, in this area (See Screen Shot). Getting the upper node to snap is ... well ... a snap because it snaps precisely to the node beneath (the point of the blue shape). However, the lower node - I would like this node to snap to the edge of the blue shape beneath it precisely. The best I have been able to do is zoom in dozens of levels and keep adjusting the node closer and closer to the blue edge, though this is...not precise, just "close" (see second screen shot, zoomed in...alot). Is it possible to snap a node to the edge of another shape?
  2. I feel like I've gotten into one of the mental corners I just can't get out of and I just need to ask a question. I have felt like in any pixel editing application on the Mac I've ever used - including Photoshop and Affinity - using the select tool on a pixel layer and then using the Edit->Copy command should copy the selected area of pixels to the clipboard. Subsequently, I could paste this selection to another layer or application. However, I feel like recently in Affinity Photo, this is not working as I expect and I feel like I am going nuts. To wit: Open a simple image (JPG or PNG) in Affinity. Using the marquee rectangle select tool set to NEW
  3. PS - Can we get real bleed marks in documents soon (or did I miss something in the new release?)
  4. Sorry about the mechanical error. We didn't see that. Our typical way to proof things is export them from Affinity and then immediately view them in AI before releasing them into the wild (since our clients and printers are likely to be using AI than Affinity). We got hung up on the PDF generation error thrown in AI and not the human error and ... there you go... Although...I went back and checked the bleed rect in the original file. I never saw what you were talking about, it was correctly positioned outside the canvas (all for corners) at the bleed bounds...so....very odd...(I have attached a screenshot of what we see in the original document). "Sadly", I had to rebuild the document in Adobe to meet the deadline. Fortunately, the client was delighted. Here's a video clip from local news coverage, you can see the 8x8 banner peeking through: http://www.wfaa.com/news/the-extraordinary-is-gala-2017/490913351 I have also attached a shot of the presets we use:
  5. Noted also that attempting to generate an EPS from the Affinity file also produces a error in the generated EPS (it cannot be read by Adobe, in fact).
  6. Hi- I am having a problem with the PDF generated by AI for a print. Was making the final proof for the printer (300dpi, bleeds, outlines). When I inspected the PDF in Preview, I noticed a "band of white" at the top of the image. I subsequently opened the PDF in Adobe (AI CC 2018) and it complained about errors in the PDF (An unknown imaging construct was encountered.) Adobe also displays the white band at the top of the image. I am attaching the AI document and the PDF result. This is a bit of a emergency, as the client needs the file to the printer 8AM in the morning... ExIs Banner 8x8 PRINT.pdf ExIs Banner 10x8.afdesign
  7. So, I was chugging merrily along, thinking I knew what I was doing and where I was going... I made a simple watermark brush. To make sure that I was "doing it right", I went back and referred to a tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCIdx9I2SUQ). I tested it on a random image, worked. So I moved on. I had some work in Affinity Designer I wanted to watermark. So, I File->Edit in Photo'd the image. Then I created a new pixel layer, selected the Brush tool, and selected my watermark brush. Then I got confused. My brush was just an outline and trying to paint it into the selected pixel layer did nothing. I stepped back, opened a random image again, added a pixel layer, and successfully used the brush. Why can't I paint a brush into a pixel layer on a Designer image sent to and edited in Photo? Subsequent question: On going back and trying to figure this out, I exported the image I wanted to watermark from Designer to a JPG. I open the JPG in Photo and add a pixel layer. Now I get REALLY confused. I can open another JPG image, add a pixel layer, paint the watermark into the layer: success. But I cannot repeat this with this exported JPG (exported from Designer). My brain is hurting.
  8. I noticed today while trying to export a simple gradient rectangle to PDF that the gradient didn't render at all in the PDF. (see attached image, PDF on left, JPEG on right) Notice also that the blurred semi-transparent background element is almost non-existent in the PDF version. Is this related?
  9. I was prepping a file for print today. We normally do approvals via lightweight JPGs and then generate proofs for printing. My export PDF settings are 300 dpi, text to curves, and include bleeds. When I exported the design to PDF, we saw that the recolor filter on an embedded Affinity Photo document was not properly rendered. I have included three files: The designer file. The JPG sample (which looks correct) The PDF proof (which has the error) My workaround will be to export the Photo document to a jpg or tiff, and then embed that image in the design. Evolve Invitation Flyer US.afdesign Evolve Invitation Flyer US PROOF.pdf
  10. Another very rookie question: should these import as solids or gradients? Can you have a palette of gradients? I imported the palette successfully, sort of expecting a palette of gradients, but just got a palette of colors...
  11. I noticed an error was introduced into our image workflow when reading an EPS file into AD to work on. Roughly in the middle of the image, a hairline crack was introduced by AD. I did not immediately notice this crack until I was just about to deliver some print materials to the client. I saw it and began investigating. Pulling up the original EPS (client supplied) in AD, I see the crack. Pulling up the original EPS in Adobe Illustrator, I do not see the crack. I have attached screenshots of what I see and the EPS file in question. EVOLVE Logo 1.eps
  12. I've been trying to manipulate this out with masks all morning and I think I'm just wrapped around the axle and getting confused and frustrating myself. Thus, I turn for help. I've uploaded a simple AD document which says everything. MaskOutline.afdesign
  13. Question - which guitar part did you edit? The MASTER, or the one's embedded in the texts, or all of them?
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