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  1. Wosven

    Scaling Raster Help

    What happens when you "merge visible layers" and try to scale this new one ?
  2. Hi, You go to the channels pannel: you right-click "Background Green" and "Clear" right-click "Composite Red" or "Background Red" and "Create Spare Channel" right-click "Spare Channel" and "Load to Background Green"
  3. On a painting that create a lot of different colors, perhaps it would slow down the app? I'm used to working on apps in which you need to create colors before using them (ID, QXP), and other where it's not necessary, and I it can be clutered when there's too many colors in the swatches palette… when painting, we just pick them here and there with no need for a palette. Perhaps it can be an option if it's necessiting a lot ressources?
  4. You select your shape/on a gradient: the round that represent the selected color and you click on a swatch.
  5. But if you're painting you use a lot of colors and usually don't need them as global. I usually create a palette first hand and add colors if I need few of them. When there's too many colors, I don't add them, since a TSI adjustement will give better results if I need to change them. An option to add colors from another palette to an existing one would be better (instead of having more than one document's palettes when we add another one).
  6. Hi @meachp When you create a global color, Designer won't apply this new global color to your shapes, unless you select your shapes and apply the global color (it's the same if you use the colors palette or the menu to add global color). When you create a new global color from a shape, you need to apply this color to the shape (the swatch is selected, a light white border is visible). Colors can be the same, if some are global colors you applied to shapes, changing the swatch color will change color of your shapes, but if the colors aren't applied to shapes, they'll stay the same. Don't forget to create and apply color swatches to your shapes.
  7. It was usefull when we did a lot of duotone in QXpress and in inDesign for yearly publications. The next year, we only had to select 2 differents colors, change fonts, some images and do some corrections in the text, and voilà! Today, it can be use in some publications where colors change monthly: we change main colors — easy trick — and work on texts and images.
  8. For checking your PDFs, you can use Adobe reader, or some other apps others people mentioned (but I can't find their posts, perhaps if they came here tehy can help for those other apps ) And for viewing/reading usual PDFs you don't want to print, you can use your browser or some fast PDF reader like Sumatra PDF. I usually check PDF with Adobe reader, read some in Sumatra PDF and use FoxitReader when I need to add or write comments on them (there's a pen to write/draw, and you can add text block anywhere too, I find it more user-friendly than Adobe comments on PDFs).
  9. Hi, Do you use a browser to check your PDFs? You'd rather use Adobe reader or another app for reading them instead of a browser that'll use a javascript library that won't be able to render PDF in an optimal way.
  10. Hi @iMac1943 Because this bird make me think of a peacock or a "bird of paradise" (I never checked how it looks, but I Think it's exotic and colorfull !) The tail's feathfes ather like the black and blue ones of a rooster (but violet and yellow ones are more exotic ) And since I was trying those brushes, I thought the strokes would blend nicely in color.
  11. I don't know what resolution you need, but I had fun playing with your bird Here some high resolution exported files and a test with the half-tone filter in photo, that you can play with on the greyed file. You can modify the resolution and play with the files (2 exported ones + the original Designer file), perhaps lightning some parts, etc.: Bird files Some previews:
  12. It's really easy to do on a file or in batch mode with some apps. For example on Windows with FastStone viewer: 1. You select your files. 2. Tools > Batch convert… 3. Adjust your settings (output folder, rename, and specifically: Advanced options 4. Click on "convert" 5. Nothing, it's done
  13. Hi, You can try to make custom brushes to make some fading. Here some examples with textures vector brushes (I did try with colors, but it can be done in black). Here some vector brushes: Pinceaux_Lunes.afbrushes and an example of PNG for the vector brushes:
  14. Hi, to complete @SrPx post, for changing DPI there's FastStone Viewer that is fast and easy to use on Windows. You've got a free version and you can buy some licences for cheap if you need it professionnaly (I did it since I find it really usefull). It's similar to good old ACDSee (this one's got a free version too). Or you can use more complexe apps depending of your uses.
  15. @R C-R "Les pixels sont approximativement rectangulaires, parfois carrés. Leur dimension peut être changée en réglant l'écran ou la carte graphique. " ( The pixels are approximately rectangular, sometimes square. Their size can be changed by adjusting the screen or graphics card. — https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel) "Pixels on computer monitors are normally "square" (that is, have equal horizontal and vertical sampling pitch); pixels in other systems are often "rectangular"" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel) Thanks for the info, but that's not the point, more about how to understand and use DPI/PPI while creating images that we usually later need to print, avoiding usual mistake like creating a low resolution image when we need it a lot more bigger. How to get a basic understanding that can help in a fast way to find the canvas size needed. But the link is interesting in a technical way, the same as the way e-ink is displayed. I used to spend a lot of time on another forum for mobile readers, and the various discussions about e-ink diplays and new technologies created and tested for a e-ink color display — seems none were good enough for real production — were interesting readings too. The next reading is how eyes distinguish colors and how some people can perceive more colors than other ones. Next step we will all use a microscope to look at our screens
  16. I'm not sure too looking at this modern screen, but in the old times it seemed those 15 inches monitors had square pixels we could count on the screen I suppose it's from the compressed fonts folders we called "valises de polices" (suitcase of fonts) that contained differents size of bitmap fonts. And for Marchel Duchamp, yes, he added some humour in Art and it's a nice heritage
  17. Really interesting, @toltec, Thoses notions depend of our type of work, and we all need tricks to use today's work with pixels and vectors with old notions… I need someday to update my knowledge about lithography — mine are outdated, a mix of when I was studying and turn around old posters from Toulouse-Lautrec's period — and few pics I saw here and there when you talk about it. @Alfred : Perhaps I didn't stydied enough about pixels, but for me they're squares on my screen, and round on e-ink display. And round when printed And those yellows icons on my desktop are folders and not suitcases! (I'm not sure if it comes from using Mac… but people tend to use the word "suitcase", and it confuses me when they put files in their suitcase on their desktop!) @toltec please, no PQ… I won't be able to stay serious if you use our crude abreviation for "papier-toilette"… if I dare spell it here: "papier-cul" (last work pronouced as the letter "Q" in French).
  18. You need too think of Pixels as a screen propertie, like tiles of different sizes. My 24 inches screen 's got bigger tiles (pixels) than my phone's screen. Imagine if I did the same with real floor tiles… With 10×10 cm tiles, or larger ones of 30×30 cm… When talking about print dots, it's not square tiles but rounds, like with some old printers that spit ink dot on a paper. PPI => for screen (virtual) mesurements DPI => for print ((paper) physical) mesurements When printing, the logical assumption is 1 pixel = 1 dot, and the optimal density is 300 DPI. So we try to get/create/resize images to 300 ppi => 300 dpi. If a client gives you a logo in low resolution, you'll have to import the image in AD and redraw it, and when finished, you'll modify the "DPI" (but on screen it's PPI) to be able to export your logo in hight definition. This way, you don't need to think about its resolution later, you can import and use the exported files in your document for printing and get a good result. When working with vectors, you don't mind since you can modify DPI value and it will translate in pixels depending of your exports size as images (JPG, PNG, TIF…), but if you work with rasterised/pixels images, you'll need to think at the beginning which density of pixel you need for your final result. That's when you need to think: "how many pixels by inch I need at least for my final result?" And create a file with enough or more pixels that needed… Since more is not a problem.
  19. Wosven

    Kernel panic while saving

    Perhaps Lighjtroom lock the file like some app do? Did you tried without launching Lightroom or selecting the file in Lightroom? (But it should tell you it can't save the file, not crash…)
  20. Wosven

    Kernel panic while saving

    Hi @Mellon, Does it happen with all the files you created or is it always with the same file ?
  21. Hi @JuanNaym For this sort of work, you can use the pen tool, zoom and create form for each color… …but since those are regular forms, you can do it too with the triangle tool, the diamond tool, the trapezoid tool, etc. Have fun
  22. Good news @Snycher , now you can have fun
  23. And no crash reports? Perhaps you can create a new session and try installing on it, if it's another program that is only on the other session that is responsible… Or @Mark Ingram will get up with better ideas to solve this problem
  24. When you install a font (by clicking o it and on the button "install", or by right-clicking > install), this create a copy of the font in Windows' fonts folder. If you didn't installed any, it's another problem. Did you checked (again) all the requirements before installing the program? (And the 3rd partie programs that can cause problems?) Which Windows are you using?

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