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  1. 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 ?
  2. 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 )
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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…
  6. Like the affinityspotlight.com site, I suppose traduction is done by a specific team or in separate files and correcting a language that is not your won't be a huge problem and inpending release of APub or debugging…
  7. Oui, parce que la taille correspond à la largeur et à la hauteur, en gros , taille = size.
  8. Sometimes, it's because some knowledge is not about the sofware but about generic features like color profiles. Same things with PDF export options. Does Affinity need to add the whole PDF x-1a:2003 to 1.7 documentation in the help file, or do people need to learn more about exporting to PDF/using color profiles, etc. ? i.e. To manage color profiles, I had to learn from specific web sites that explain such things, it wasn't provided (no more than how to select a profile) in the CC suite help. But there's a little bit of information in their documentation. Creating documentation/how-to/courses is difficult, sometimes you only need to explain where and how to modify settings, sometimes you need to do a complete course explaining more than the feature because people don't have enought knowledge. Sometimes, knowing tricks is enougth, but it's better to know why we do this or that
  9. Or if you installed some fonts recently, try to uninstall them.
  10. I'm aware of this, but there're limitations to document's palettes. Document palette are usefull for specific documents, but it would be usefull too, to be able to add them while copying-pasting from another document (the same way they appear in others apps when you do this), perhaps with a prompt : "Do you want to add… ?" or in a different part of the current document palette ? Since creating a palette from current document create more colours than used in the shapes (only using plain fill in those shapes), and since we can't add or merge document's palettes. i.e. if I used a Pantone in another document, and copy-paste the shape using this color in another document, the only way to know it's a Pantone color is to add the color to the current document palette or have the same palette selected (to be able to see the selected swatch). If there're only few new colors, that's not difficult to add them, but if there are 20, it begin to be annoying to add them one at a time.
  11. Hi, I rarely use color palette in my documents, unless I need Pantone. How apps usually manage colors swatches, and especially global swatches between documents ? Don't we lack a default color palette for each document (more than "recent used colors"), to show at least global colors used in the current document ? When I copy-paste from another document, shouldn't AD ask to create swatches to the current color palette or ask to add a color palette with (global) swatches ? I'm not sure about this, since it would be more complicated because of color profiles, but I would like some advices. For example: I just re-drew a logo in a separate file, and created a document color palette (global colors) since it use 15+ colors. I copied-pasted it in another document, and I was disapointed when the swatches didn't appeared in this document. Of course I can export-import the palette, but if I had a palette for this document, I would have to switch palettes to get the logo's colors or the ducument's colors.
  12. Hi @paulzabphoto, can you provide exemple files (afdesign & PDF) ? And a screenshot of the PDF parameters you used ? Some effects need to be rasterised, perhaps you unchecked to option before exporting ? And since my app is in french, it's not easy sometimes to translate mode, filter, etc. 's names.
  13. The bands results of a backward use of color. The first 4 colors are the result I get, the second are what it should be, or similar decrease of color I suppose. (CMJN 8 bits or RVB 16 bits exports result in banding, and the file is made of gradients at 20% opacity and gaussian blur layers.) test_degrades.afphoto
  14. I don't have this on Windows (AD, but if I switch fill/stroke, the selected swatch color stay selected instead of selecting the stroke/fill color. If the stroke is in front, and I select a shape with a stroke, the right swatch is selected, etc. It's the same way with fill color. If there isn't any swatch for a stroke/fill color, no swatch is selected. The bug would be in my case "AD doesn't select the swatch" when switching (x) or clicking fill/stroke, and stay on the shape stroke/fill swatch/transparency.
  15. Yes, it's difficult to have smooth gradients without banding or artefacts appearing. I had to redo a cover where I applied a gradient in color mode on a black and white image resulting of layers effect on a painting until until the result was acceptable (No banding on the screen or with our Ricoh printer). After publishing (if you know what to look for), I could find banding effects too. It seems avoiding this is difficult, and there are few apps able to do gradients without banding effects.
  16. This would be usefull, and to be able to revert to default swatches order, since ordering by name or color can be worst. For now, we need to re-import the original palette when ordering by name or color is a misstep. Below : original order, by color, by name.
  17. Don't forget that this façade was made of straight lines and regular curves. Imagine a cube, or rotate a box in your hands. The perspective grid is the best way to correct this photo, and we have to correct many angles. You can add guides to make the process easier. (in yellow, the curves added by the mesh warp grid). If you use fisheye lens, it's another problem since this add a lot of distortion, and it can be difficult or impossible to correct.
  18. I found a workaround with Notepad++ and macros. You need to create a macro and save it (with a shortcut, you'll find its code in "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml" Here the code you can put in this file between <Macros></Macros> tags : <Macro name="SVG_add_gp_filename_save_close" Ctrl="yes" Alt="no" Shift="yes" Key="97"> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="42030" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2179" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1700" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1601" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)\.svg(&lt;.+)?(&lt;svg[^&gt;]+&gt;)(.+)(&lt;/svg&gt;)" /> <Action type="3" message="1625" wParam="0" lParam="2" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1602" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam='$2$3&lt;g id=&quot;$1&quot;&gt;$4&lt;/g&gt;$5' /> <Action type="3" message="1702" wParam="0" lParam="1794" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1701" wParam="0" lParam="1609" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1700" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1601" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam='(&lt;g id=&quot;[^&quot;]+&quot;&gt;)(.+)?(&lt;title&gt;[^&lt;]+&lt;/title&gt;)' /> <Action type="3" message="1625" wParam="0" lParam="2" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1602" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="$2$3$1" /> <Action type="3" message="1702" wParam="0" lParam="1794" sParam="" /> <Action type="3" message="1701" wParam="0" lParam="1609" sParam="" /> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="41006" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2025" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2422" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="0" message="2325" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" /> <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="41003" lParam="0" sParam="" /> </Macro> The steps to do the macro : (I did it using the Menu) Open one of the svg files (the cursor is at the beginning of the file) Clic on the red dot "record macro" Edit > Copy to clipboard > Current Filename to Clipboard Edit > Paste Search > Replace Options : x Match case x Wrap around x Regular expression // To add the tag <g id="filename"></g> //====================================== Find what : ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)\.svg(<.+)?(<svg[^>]+>)(.+)(</svg>) Replace with : $2$3<g id="$1">$4</g>$5 // To correct if there's a tag <title> //==================================== Find what : (<g id="[^"]+">)(.+)?(<title>[^<]+</title>) Replace with : $2$3$1 6. Do the 2 [Replace all] and close the pannel 7. Save the file 8. Close the file 9. Save the macro Next time, you begin with a blank Notepad++, you open x svg files and : Macro > Run a Macro Multiple Times… Select the macro, and run it x times. It's fast, you only need to have correct filenames without spaces or other characters than A-Za-z0-9 or _- [edit] Adding the Notepad++ "shortcuts.xml" file containing the 2 needed macros to add group depending of file's name shortcuts.zip The 2 macros to copy-paste in your file "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml" (since I'm not sure the code displayed in this post is accurate due to HTML display, it's better to take it from the original file from this archive): Steps to use the macro: The code before and after: Depending of the original code, it's enough or you need a little more work. [/edit]
  19. I did a test too. Since svg is a text file and begin and end with specific tag, it's easy to use app like TextPad/WildEdit (Win) or TextWrangler (Mac, it was able to modify files from a selected folder too), and with a regular expression add those <g> tags. Once all your file have an id, you do the trick with Inkscape (dragging a lot of icons in a file and copy/open them in AD). The trick is about retrieving the file name (apps can give the path — need another regExp to select only the file name) and using it in the replacement expression (not possible with the app I use). Another way would be to use a list with the file names and the files, etc. PHP, Bash, Powershell can do this, we only need time to write the script. Perhaps it would be easy to do in Inkscape with Script-Fu or Python, it would be the more logical way to do this (multi-OS solution, command line). PS. You're on Windows, and me too, at least, a powershell script is possible.
  20. Since SVG is only text, another simple solution would be to use an application able to open and modify multiple files from a folder, and add tags with some regular expression. Or a script (seems easier to do on Linux or OS X than Windows), since I'm not sure an app can retrieve and use the filename as a variable for replacement. The script only need to add 2 group tags (<g></g>) after the first one and before the last one : <svg …> <g id="file_name"> … </g> </svg> I'm a little rusty with bash scripting to do this, but it shouldn't be difficult for someone who do/did it less than a decade ago !
  21. A fastest solution is to use Inkscape and import a bunch of svg files in a single new document. You save this file as (in exemple, the one I choose) "simple svg" format and open it in AD. (I did this in few secondes in Inscape (opening the app, creating a new document, importing the files, saving the file), while AD was choking to place the same 7 files). Then, you open the multi-icons file in AD, and each one is a separate group you can select and add to Assets. (You can do the same with AD, exporting multi-placed svg files as a single file and reopening it, but AD is ok to import a max of 3 files… 4, 7 take toooooo much time).
  22. When I opened both files in Inkscape, both files look fine, as expected. If I open the files in Designer, Test.svg is fine, but not camera_dome.svg. On the right side, how Inkscape "cut"/display the objects. It looks like a bug with Designer. Perhaps you can use commanline to convert your files with Inkscape in an appropriate format for GNS3, until this is fixed ? (It would be faster than opening and saving them). Some screenshots of my tests (3rd one with clipping mask). PS. Each time Inkscape displayed the correct image.
  23. I really like QXP and ID — I didn't played enough with Scibus to have an opinion for now — the problem is not those apps, but the prices, for independants and compagnies. Those apps were/are coded by smart people, adding good features or not so good ones, and most of them come from knowing how to do books, magazines, flyers… I don't think a new apps should "réinventer la roue"/ reinvent the wheel. Some free apps tend to do this, and most people won't use them because they don't want to learn again from scratches because features get others names or stranges parameters, etc. Adding improvement is important, but it shouldn't be an alien software. As @MikeW said, you can do this in ID with Object's style and "Next paragraph style" options, and with scripts (i.e. to count words and apply styles)… GREP can be use in paragraph styles to apply characters styles, or in search/replace or in scripts… When you work every month on the same publication, or on huge books, knowing those tricks is a time saver. The other important one is using styles' shortcut. But we can't expect such features in a first version of APub.
  24. Those brushes are fun, I tried doing the same style brushes for AD. I suspect my lines aren't as fine as their, and I'll delete the files if asked to. As said in another post, the brushes are officially released, so I delete the files from this message. have fun
  25. I used XPress and now ID, but recently I saw some work done by a client with Scribus, and the result was good. (we do the main publications and he do the other ones with Scibus). PDF for print are OK. If you can find time to learn it and bypass the interface's "feel", there's a lot of features and options we usually found in the other apps. And it can import SVG files and modify their colors. For this, I promise myself to play with Scribus more later
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