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  1. Thank you, this is also not what I want to do. I promised video, but I'm super busy at work and with my children. On the weekend I will find time and make a video that will show what I do in Corel.
  2. carl, not possible as I open client files (rectangles) they have many items inside. If I would stack them all on one and make transformation it would also transform items (objects or bitmaps) contained in each respective rectangle When I get home from work I will record video with camtasia and show what I need both in Corel and Designer. MEB already thankfully replied to my question so I will take that in mind.
  3. I see what you did there, I know symbols. This is not a solution, as with symbols you have to set one at the begining, and than you work with exact copies of it. In my case I have to apply same transformation to diffrent objects. They are all rectangular, but they are diffrent in their visuals, and have to stay that way. I don't want them to be same. Just the changes applied have to be same and "repeatable". Let's say I work with flags. I have different coutries. Each of the flag has to have bleed for sewing or cutting. Now what? I can't do symbols as it won't work.
  4. I would like to switch from Corel. I often make similar changes to objects. Is there "Repeat" or "Redo" somewhere? But not duplicate, but just use same steps for different object. Let's say I have rectangle. It's 100x100cm. I have 5 of them. I want to change one's size to 105x105. After that I want all others to follow. I would like to click on each of them, and as in Corel, click CTRL+R to repeat same manipulation onto those different objects. Is this possible? Another question - set once and for all across all documents that I want to work as default with mm. Not pixels or points. I don't want to have to change that each time I open new file or create one. Is there an option for that somewhere?
  5. Here is for example Pantone 200C as seen and interpreted by 3 different softwares. This is why in many proffesionally made brand books you will see with logos : Pantone, HKS, CMYK, RGB, RAL, hell even both uncoated and coated versions, as good desiger knows there are many media types logos will be used and printed onto. Someone has to decide, clients ussually want the RGB color pop and vividness, juicyness of reds and greens. People are now used to OLED displays, and are usually not pleased with washed out colours on prints.. It's hard to explain them why they have to accept it. Some of them don't want to. So to end this conversation, I will repeat myself again, work with your priting guys. They will help you to decide. And foremost always use named colors. They are here to help us. Color accuracy and matching is hard work. And it's not just so simple as "tell me which one is correct value". Thank you for reading this. I will gladly answer more questions or share my knowledge. In the end we are all here to explore and learn.
  6. There is TLDR at the bottom. So here is my simple, yet not popular answer - I do not know. But I know the solution - and I repeat - it's "work with your printing company". Why? It's plain and simple. Choose the color/rous you have trouble with. Use CMYK or Pantone deck to decide while viewing with your bare eyes in the light condition you/clients will be viewing final product. Else, if you don't have color deck : A) Decide if it's worth getting one B) Print yourself some Pantones from Affinity (the one you think will be ok) and examine them with bare eyes, same as in above statements. Now you should have some basic idea which of the colours are better or worse. Exact precise value is not important in printing, just because there are so many variables in printing technology, that each factory has it's own protocol - 2-3-5% of colour change or inaccuracy is usually possible. This is due to many things, starting from type of the media chosen, inks used, air humidity, post processing ingriedients used (like water) etc. Now when you are satisfied with the result, and you have your printed sample, bring it here so I can use my own eyes and my experience, than we will talk, and I'll decide, or we will together, using my own printed palette from the same software. You see I use mostly Corel. When I print a proof from someone who used Adobe - colours will be differently translated. This why many if not all printing studious take vector files and like them better, or should I say postscript. TIFF is a form of bitmap, that can use named colors., but usually we like vector files where we can easily change colours so they will look as intended. As long as you export colors by name and not by cmyk values you are safe. There is a whole another topic about color matching. There are software that help with that, but eye is eye, and in the end eye will tell Also keep in mind that there are not-web safe colors and also - another completly diffrent topic - non printable colors. We could talk for hours about those and I like it TLDR: Print swatches, examine which you like most. Send those to print production ask for proof swatches with named colors. Pick a number. Get colors you like.
  7. You all understand that color conversion is based on mathematical rules right? Those rules can be stored in color profiles, which there are many. For that matter we're using RAL/HKS/Pantone in printing industry so you all creative guys can be proud of your work when we will print it Ralf you said Can you elaborate on the topic? What is that industry standard? I don't know if this is regarding printing (but what else could it be if CMYK is talked) but I can tell you what I tell clients daily - always work with the printing company, ask them for help Or better get yourself Pantone deck and use those instead, and forget about issues. As long as your colors will be available to achieve anyway
  8. Hello, I like your apps very much. I work professionally in printing industry and I use it daily. I would like to help other people and you aswell, and translate the app. More info I would share with someone from Affinity team. If you're interested please respond.
  9. Hi, Guides options that I need: - being able to rotate guides(!), place rotated in the first place, or modify them as objects - being able to transform any shape into guides, so this will be snapping to, but will not snap to any other objects on page - guides created on seperate layer, with option to quickly show/hide them, without deleting them(!)
  10. which offers more options that I use + it's already paid for. So no, not a good points.
  11. What? But it was a AD advertisement. Was it false? The name of the windows shown on the video are "Affinity Designer" there's not even for one second - window with Affinity Photo name on it shown.... This was major thing that pushed me into buying this software, as making mockups is 30% of my time, prepairng projects to visualise them and make decision making on the other side easier... Last post in above mentioned topic, about promo video, states : So not only it was a false advertised, but also it's not possible to repeat. So what should I do now?
  12. Hi, I work in print shop, most of my work is done in CorelX7. From time to time I do some work in PS. Recently I found out about AP and AD, and decided to buy AD. Now I try to switch from Corel to AD, but it is a pain. I saw in the video promo, that there is a way to edit flag image in one place, and see changes being made in 3D-like perspective (I'm talking about shoe box creation and yellow skyscraper wall painting). So today one of our client ordered 1k pcs of foil stickers, and he wanted them to be placed onto pizza-box type of thing. I thouth to myself - this is a job for my new AD app. And I tried, for 15mins and I failed. Than I spent another hour and half trying to find out another video tutorial, and I ended up doing it in Corel, using "Envelope" tool, which gives shit results, but it was accepted by the client and it passed for production. My workflow in Corel is flawless, but sometimes I see that clients want not only simple, vector based projects, but more and more of them usually coming from "web" oriented bussineses, they don't understand (and I don't blame them) and they want their logos with fine, pixel pased effects like can be made in PS. This is why I was so hyped about AD (personas)... Was it a misteake? I've read about embedded artbords and files. I would like to find easy solution to make somthing like those two things I mentioned before - shoebox creation and wall paiting: