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  1. Hello Gentlemen, Thank you both some much for your input and help on this matter. @carl123 I've plugged in your maths and it's doing the job for me wonderfully. I've combined your 'x' section John's 'y' to create both the more extreme compression in the edges and the gentle curvature of the label. @John Rostron Your response did make me chuckle - I love your turns of phrase and they cheered up my morning no end! I'm not whizz on the fine art of geometry (can I call it an art?!), but I think I follow your point about appropriate marginal compression. I will of course be following this thread, so if you want to keep on experimenting then I will be keen to see where you arrive at. Many thanks again; I wish you both a great day, All the best, Pete
  2. Hi John, Thanks for such a prompt reply - I've been having a little play with the canvas sizes to see what effect it has, but can't get the extreme perspective shift I'm after. The effect I'm trying to achieve is that of a label which is almost (or even) 100% of the half-circumference of the bottle, so that the far left and right ends of the label end (or get towards ending) in a compressed mass of ink (as it would appear to camera). Here's a little gif of what I'm thinking about... it's set to 0.5 to give the effect of shooting straight on to the bottle (rather than creating the up or down curve), but I can't get those edges to compress enough to give the sense of the label wrapping around the edges. It's .gif which flips between the before and after - as you can see, there's not much fall off (see the vertical bars) as it is (though there does seem to be more if I get the label to wrap up or down?). Hope this helps clarify?! Thanks again, Pete
  3. Hi John, Thanks so much for sharing these equations. Having trawled the web while looking for ways to 'apply' labels to pack shots of bottles in Affinity Photo, this tutorial (and the accompanying equations and macros) are about the only things I've found to achieve this result - and they do it so well! I've been trying to work out how to change the amount of compression (which gives the effect of a 'fall off') on the sides of the 'label'. I understand that changing the variable mentioned (between 0 and 1) gives the effect of looking down/up at the 'label', but I'm wondering if there's a way to change the equation to give the appearance of the 'label' being wrapped around a larger object. Essentially it's a matter of persective, and I'm trying the make the left and right sides of the label compress more (in a smooth fashion), so that I can can achieve a effect of the label falling off as it curves around a round bottle, but with the camera as though it was square on to the bottle. My requirement is that as you get a wider label (that wraps further around the object), the compression applied the label will need to become more extreme as it reaches the 'edge' of the bottle. I hope this makes some kind of sense! Is there something I'm missing, or could you kindly point me in the direction of what I'd need to change in your equations? Many thanks, Pete
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Hi... these issues are still resolved and the fonts (or the Beta) don't seem to fix anything. Is there another solution? Thanks
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Hi, Not sure if this related... AD is now crashing when trying to change the rulers. I'm not really sure if it's something system wide, but AD is definitely struggling to work at the moment. Thanks for your assistance. Pete Crash on changing guides.txt
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Hi, There's a small selection of font's installed, but I've disabled them all, rebooted and still have the issue. I get the same result if I try to open a PDF in Affinity Photo (see attached report). Thanks, Pete APhoto Crash on PDF Open.txt
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Hi guys, Thanks for the info. Tried the Beta today and have the same issue (crashing on opening a PDF and crashing on Export Person PDF). Attached is the crash report for the crash on export issue. Thanks, Pete ps. This issue doesn't seem to occur in AD running on El Capitain Crash Beta.txt
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Thanks Sean, I wondered if that might be a work around. I've not used Beta's before and the T&C's make it sound a little risky! I know it says it not for commercial use, but I can't really use the 1.5.5 version as it is? Is 1.6 near ready?! Cheers, Pete
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    Crash on PDF Export in AD

    Hi, Have replied re. this in another post... let me know which is best to proceed with. I can reset (holding down Ctrl) and get it to work once, but the second time I try to export (using (Shift-Cmd-Alt-S) it crashes immediately. It's not file dependent... I've just created a new CMYK document with one shape in it, as as soon as I (Shift-Cmd-Alt-S) it closes. Attached is the crash report. Thanks, Pete Craash Report Export.txt
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Just created a new document, click Shift-Cmd-Alt-S and this is what I get... I can't tell you the setting as it crashed as soon as the PDF tab is clicked on. Craash Report Export.txt
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    Designer Can't Open PDF created by itself

    Hi, Thanks for the response. The whole thing has just become hugely unstable. Attached is a PDF that I created a few months ago and which will now not open (along with the crash report). I can't seem to open any PDF files in AD anymore. (will post again with AF files re the export issue, but esentailly whatever document I create, if I open the Export Dialogue Box and click the PDF tab, it immediately crashes. I can export via the Export Persona, but it's a longer way around.) Thanks DT_SalesSheet_(A4).pdf Craash Report.txt
  12. Hi, Related to this post, AD has become hugely unstable. It won't open PDF that have it has created, and seems ti be crashing on various operation (ie. creating new Documents, adjusting gradients). Is 1.5.5 just very unstable and when will there be a new release? Interestingly it seems to be running fine on an old MBP but with a 2016 edition running Sierra it's seriously buggy! Thanks, Pete
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    Crash on PDF Export in AD

    Hi, I have seen this issue in the Window Bug post and there seems to lots of issue in general around PDF with AD. I have 2 Mac's, one of which has been running AP and AD for a few years with no issues, and a new one that constantly crashes when using AD and exporting a PDF. It gets in a cycle where once the last used export setting is/was PDF, it remembers this, then as soon as I click export (Shift-Cmd-Alt-E) it opens up the dialogue box then crashes immediately. The only solution us to reset the program everytime. I see that this consistent bug (exporting a PDF in CMYK from AD) is noted and well documented in the new Beta releases, but this issue is in the public version (1.5.5). It only seems to be happen on my new Mac which makes the situation even stranger. As it is, the program is unusable for print design work. Any thoughts? Regards, Pete ps. I have deleted and reinstalled the app and all available Apple updates. I have all the colour profiles present. The whole program is much more unstable on my new Mac that on my old one (running El Capitain)... though I'm not sure which version of AD is running on that machine.
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    Crash when choosing PDF export in cmyk

    Hi, Sorry to jump in on this. I have very similar issues and this seems to be the closest report of the problem. I have 2 Mac's, one of which has been running AP and AD for a few years with no issues, and a new one that constantly crashes when using AD and exporting a PDF (definitely in CMYK, I can't say I've tried it in other colour spaces). It gets in a cycle where once the last used export setting is/was PDF, it remembers this, then as soon as I click export it opens up the dialogue box then crashes. The only solution us to reset the program everytime. I see that this consistent bug (exporting a PDF in CMYK from AD) is noted and well documented in the new Beta releases, but this issue is in the public version (1.5.5). It only seems to be happen on the new Mac which makes the situation even stranger. As it is, the program is unusable for print design work. Any thoughts? Regards, Pete
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    Inverted Shapes converted to Text Frame

    Thanks for the speedy response and work arounds :)
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