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  1. Fine choices. I usually like his videos. Another interesting one is about brushes and how we don't need so many of them. It reminds me of when I used real paint and the same favorite bruches that didn't have a lot or long hair anymore but I was able to do a lot of thing with them. The video is : Make YOUR OWN Damn Brushes. Tutorial. The "Moment of supremacy" 's ones are interesting too.
  2. Striping the exif and xmp info is not a solution since when workking with photographer's photo, you need those to generate legends and credits in your documents, and it's the best place to store them for later use of those images. Another solution is to adjust the resolution before importing images, but it's an extra step, and it depend of the application, since some dpi info aren't respected. I did some tests to check how drag & drop/place are done (it behave the same way on Windows). It was ok until I decided to dupplicate (copy and paste an image), and modify colors with one of the test images. This image import at 72dpi when it's a 400dpi file (400dpi checked with Faststone viewer, Aphoto, Gimp, Irfanview, Krita…). I did this test again, and same import at 72dpi instead of 400 for this image. Same problem with other images from photographs' agency, free and paid images… : some are imported/placed at 72dpi when the file give another resolution, some other are at the right resolution… It's a mess. Use of pixel dimension depending of document dpi would be more accurate, since pixel width and pixel height won't vary. Or at least have this option in the settings, or an easy way to get your imported image at 100%. (the easiest way it to lock width and height and input the w or h pixel size).
  3. If I add an image of 200×200 pixels in another image, I want it to be 200×200 pixels, unless I resize it. So I would lock the W and H ratio and input 200 px in one of the boxes. Resolution is only a display information, once used in browser when we barely used CSS and added <img> tags in a simple way. I expect APub or perhaps a vector app like Designer to use resolution to facilitate work and avoid i.e. exporting PDF with low resolution images, but by default APhoto should keep pixels width and height. It's not a problem when you understand it and know how to check your work, but it's mostly a cabalistic notion for a lot of people, and if you don't spend time trying to explain resolution, you spend it correcting file or asking for images or files with correct resolution
  4. Thanks a lot @GabrielM ! I missed the link at the bottom of the page when I looked the first time ! I'm like a child playing with new brushes and all in Affinity apps… someday I'll try to do some real stuff and work with those
  5. Hi, I saw this video and thought those luminance brushes were interesting, but they seem especially made/available for iPad. Will it be possible to get or buy them for our desktop applications or are they OS related ?
  6. Try to put violet color in the last stop BEFORE fadding to 0 opacity.(or you won't be able to modify it).
  7. Hi, I was unable to open APh and AD for 3 weeks (v and 1.6.2, Win 10) for 3 weeks… because of a new font I had to install (and forgeted I did it). When I checked for fonts, I suddenly saw this one (Clan font), uninstalled it and I was again able to run the apps. Since the most recents updates for Win 10 modify things about fonts, for now it's a pain… last one broke Suitcase and I had to use some tricks to get it to be able to mount font as usual… Sometimes, the apps would launch if I started them early after booting — before Suitcase service was launched ?
  8. Wosven

    Train logo design

    It is usually said not to put your "worst" design with the good ones to make them stand out in front of the client, since he usually selects it And about bad choices… our new logo, selected/voted by our hierarchy, achieve unanimity for us — nobody asked for our opinions, even if it's our daily job — , it's the worst choice (shapes and colors) they could made and we hate it ! I'd rather have one with funny smiley like this one.
  9. If you want to have the same adjustment to each parts, you can put the adjustment(s) on top of all “parts”. Some examples: adjustment layers on top (but one violet square). Each other violet square under the adjustment layer are light red. Each violet parts and the bottom violet layer get the same adjustment layer clipped : they became light red but the one without adjustment layer in the middle of the stack. Adjustment layers clipped and one not clipped : the colors are messed up.
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    Train logo design

    I like better with the windows too, and I don't know if without them, it looks like one because I saw the first logo or not…
  11. Wosven

    Train logo design

    It's a really nice design ! If you permit an advice, like @MikeW , about kerniing but I would only put less space between "r" and "a", and put a little more between "a", "i" and "n".
  12. Hi, With Affinity you can create PDF 1.3 (acrobat 4) files with options PDF/X-1a-2003 or PDF/X-3-2003, files that won't allow transparency and avoid problems. Those are similar to inDesign parameters, and I expect your printer to allow files made with this application (cf. screenshots). I suspect some other problems with your file than as listed in the screenshot you did. Is the profile in the link provided a profile you can download and install for exporting PDF? Now, if you want to try to convert your file to PSD and convert this PSD to PDF, be carefull and give it at least 600 ppp resolution (I'm not sure texts and graphics will stay as vectors doing those conversions), so the printed result — especially fine text — stay crisp. Doing this for images containing text/details will give a better result and less blur. About PDFX-1a:2003 : BobLevine 14 juin 2011 08:38 “ Apparently X/1-a 2003 does support 1.4 BUT and this is a very big BUT, the file may not contain any transparency. ” Dov Isaacs 14 juin 2011 10:02 “As chairperson of the ISO PDF/X Commitee, I'll confirm Bob's response. Officially, PDF/X-1a:2003 (as opposed to PDF/X-1a:2001) is based on PDF 1.4 with the restriction that live transparency cannot be used. Note that the specification doesn't prohibit use of PDF 1.3 or earlier for such a file! In order to technologically fit into how InDesign and other CS applications “work,” PDF/X-1a:2003 export is done using the PDF 1.3 standard such that live transparency does not appear in the resultant PDF/X-1a:2003 file. Ironically, PDF/X-1a:2003 never really caught on with the print industry. Most print service providers that request or support PDF/X-1a, specify or imply support for PDF/X-1a:2001. Note that in reality, PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 really represent the best of 20th century print publishing workflows, not workflows that need to deal with very graphically-rich content with transparency. Adobe most strongly recommends PDF/X-4 direct export from InDesign (and save as PDF/X-4 from Illustrator and Photoshop). - Dov”
  13. Yes, it would be usefull, especially when you convert text to curves and need to delete extra nodes. Sometimes, a round curve is made of 2 nodes with only one handle, or there are too many nodes for a simple curve. It would be handy when using the pencil tool too.
  14. Interesting technique @gdenby , the result is neat !
  15. Oups, @Altod I forget to ask : there's no log you can get from this page to know exactly what is the real problem ?
  16. There's no lower settings for PDF (those settings are the same we use at work for printing a lot of magazines, this avoid transparency and some problems). I added a screeshot from inDesign options (I did mostly — no bleed, no print marks, for import in other apps — the same settings in Designer/Photo, and our fabrication team validated it). But there's a lot of points to check for a PDF, as in minimum stroke width, fonts (embedded, copyright…), images' resolution (clients often send us PDF with low resolution images embedded), spot colors, etc. Can you check your file with Adobe Acrobat preflight or some program like Pitstop ? (Serif's PDF pass our "Pitstop test"). Or know someone who can do it for you ? The screenshot you did show a list of requirements needed, but doesn't show your problem, or list them as in a Pitstop's log, so you can correct them. And I can't help you with a free software or online preflight test, since I usually do it at work with Adobe Reader pro or Pitstop. Perhaps someone can help about this ?
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    Designer PDF Has No Images

    It's ok at 300 for me ( pdf/x-43), but the export bug using "File > Export" (white parts in the bleed zone). It's ok using the Export persona (I added red cubes to check the Main artboard limits). The bleed is on a bigger artboard. I join a low res PDFwith lot of JPEG compression, since at full res it was huge. PDF_bug_300v2_6.pdf
  18. But it's done with adding sub-pathes: fake3Dmesh.mp4
  19. I didn't know Excentro, but those drawings remind me of an Inkscape image I really like (but I wouldn't know how to do this or use equation to do it) You can find the SVG file here.
  20. Can you show your result ? I need to redo this, but this result isn't too bad spending few time doing it (I'm late too now ) I'll try later to get a better effect. (it was hight resolution, but I had to make it low res to get a lighter file). Easter_light.afphoto
  21. This is strange, the gradient with "Glow" mode stay when I export to PDF. (Which one is the "Halo" effect you use ?) I exported with PDF preset X-1a-2003 (no transparency, all is rasterised) and PDF 1.7 (rasterise: Unsupported properties) and the 2 tests keep the effect (a gradient with Glow mode on another layer). Did you try with a specific ICC profile ?
  22. The same as in Art : use tools depending of/appropriate for your canvas (i.e. no pencil for a 4 × 3 m… unless you've got a lot of time to draw )
  23. If you paste the clouds, only the part of the clouds in the selected area will be modified AND the selection. You need to use Edition > Special copy… (it gives you different options), and selecting : Bitmap (screenshot below). And you'll have to apply a mask. With a shortcut it would be faster than the other way to do this : Create a mask with the selection, paste and resize the clouds (without selection) and apply the mask to the clouds. Same as the first (Edition > Special copy) : drag and drop the clouds image in your file : the new layer is an image, instead of the previous ones that were pixels. This way, you can select and resize the new image layer without modifing the selection. And you add a mask once your done modifying the clouds.
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    Two Settings?

    That's strange. AP and AD stay on the last selected palette I used. If I create a new document, the palette stay selected. The same happens when I close and open the apps. When I close different documents with different palettes, this is the last palette that is selected when I reopen the app. (Win 7). It's when creating a document's palette and closing the document, that the next new document get the Greys' palette selected. The trick is to keep your favorite palette on top of the list by saving and deleting the other ones, and importing them again.
  25. The larger shops using CS apps, that would need to upgrade computers and to pay monthly fees if they want to use CC apps, can think — the same as they did with QXPress — of switching to APub, and keep few CC subscriptions for old files they need sometimes to open or for specific works. Instead of finding a large amount of money and/or laying people off… to switch to CC. Depending of the number of licences needed, it can be an important decision, since switching need to get a different worflow, teaching new apps, converting files…

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