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  1. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I create a document in CYMK. I want the type to be 100% black (not a 4-color build). I also do the same for any drop shadows. Now to hand off the project to my printer as a PDF (for print). Unfortunately when I bring the PDF into Acrobat and check separations the type and drop shadows are now a 4-color build not the 100% black I made it. Either I am doing something wrong or there is a bug in Designer. Any ideas on this one?
  2. V_kyr - thanks for all your help but I solved the issue. Usually when you give a PDF off to a printer (offset or digital) they will add their own profile. What I needed to do was not use a preset (I’ll create my own) and uncheck to “embed profile”. I also unchecked honor spot colors (since I had none) and over print black as I wanted black type at 100% so it would knock out underneath. That work perfectly. If you are handing off the Affinity Designer file (or any Affinity file or folder (Publisher) you can leave a profile. The printer then can change or use the one you selected. I.e. Uncoated sheetfed, etc. Anyway, problem solved. I was just use to using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and in the very early days Pagemaker and Quark!!! Thanks again. James
  3. V_kyr - thanks for your reply. I do understand the difference between True black and Rich black. In my case I did set the type to 100% black, C, M, Y at 0%. When I bring the PDF file into Acrobat and check separations - only when the profile is set to Generic CMYK does it show the black at 100%, and CMY at 0%. If I change the profile to, for example, Web coated black is a combination of CMYK. Illustrator does not do that. I’m trying to understand why the values are changing. I know the printer will apply their own profile. James
  4. I just discovered an interesting item. In Affinity Photo I tried opening an image from a CD. I got an error telling me it can't open it as it is a "Read only image" That same image opens find from the CD in Photoshop CC. Is this a bug in Affinity Photo?? James
  5. I am running version 1.7 beta and you are correct - I was able to import images from a CD. Normally one would transfer images from a CD to a drive but not always. Thanks!!
  6. I’ll try placing the file tomorrow. I had a similar problem when trying to place an image from a CD into Affinity Publisher. I have not tried Designer - I’ll do that tomorrow.
  7. Thanks - Yes, if I copy the images from the CD to the Mac’s hard drive they open just fine. If I try to open them from the Images CD I get the “Read Only” error. James
  8. It turns out the the specialized EPS file I am using is converting everything to CMYK. I have provided that file to the engineers at Serif. Once I deleted the EPS file everything worked fine. The EPS file is a specialized digital printing target. It’s only 4.5 megs but takes forever to place in Publisher and Designer. It’s a very weird file. However, that being said the file works without any issues with InDesign but has issues with Illustrator. Thanks for your help! Sky
  9. I have created several blocks in a form: Some as 100% black, some are 100% Cyan and the same for Magenta and Yellow. In the form are some 4-color images as well. The color profile is set for CMYK for high end digital printing. When I create a PDF all the 100% items are converted to CMYK!! What?? So my black, for example, is now a 100% build of CMYK. How the heck do I create PDF's and keep items that are 100% at 100% in the PDF and a 4-color build?? James
  10. I've just noticed with images - When importing an image sometimes when I click on an image, say to duplicate or move it, I keep getting the right click menu. I keeping clicking on the image and I keep getting the right click menu, even though I'm not use a right click. Second issue - I'll have, say, 6 images on a page. I want to move them all so I will select one and hold down the shift key to select the others but I might be able to select one other but have trouble selecting all the others. The select keeps moving around. Skyking
  11. Yes, I checked and I am set that way - Click or tap with two fingers. Thats why I'm puzzled. Skyking
  12. Hi Chris, I’m using both a trackpad (iMac) and a tablet but the right menu was occurring with the trackpad. I’ll have to check in system prefs and see what may be going on. Usually with the Mac trackpad two fingers activates the right click menu. I was only using one finger. Thanks for your help! Skyking
  13. I tried importing an EPS image on a blank page in Publisher. When I get the file all I get is a spinning beach ball. I let it go for a while but eventually I have to Force Quit the app. I even moved the file to another drive with the same hang up. I tied importing the EPS in Affinity Designer with the same effect. Locks up Designer and I have to force quit. Ironically I can import the EPS image into Pages just fine!! If you want to check the EPS image let me know. James K
  14. Did you get the file and if you did what did you think?? Skyking
  15. JFisher - Attached is the EPS file that won't work and hangs up not only Publisher Beta but Affinity Designer as well. I have not tried it in Affinity Photo. Please keep this file to yourself as it is a proprietary files used for digital press testing. Thanks. Let me know what you get. Skyking! [EDIT] File removed. [/EDIT]
  16. There must be something weird with this file. But, it imports into InDesign just fine. I have tried some other EPS images and they imported OK. So, no clue on this one. James
  17. I was able to resolve the issue. Turns out, for some wierd reason, I had the tablet plugged into a USB 3.0 7 station hub. When I plugged it into my iMac keyboard the tablet worked great with Affinity Photo, Designer and the beta of Publisher. The keyboard is a USB 2.0 keyboard. Not sure why this worked but it did. Issue resolved plus the tablet is a great tablet. James
  18. I am using a Huion Tablet (Q11K V2). The table works great with photoshop, Illustrator and other Mac Programs (photo, etc) Problem is only with all three Affinity apps (desktop). For example, in Affinity Photo when I click on a menu item or tool, the image is moved all most off the screen area. I have to use the hand tool to reposition it. When I use a slider; I can move it but after moving it the slider pulls back to the original position. In essence the pen/tablet is mostly unusable. I have no problems with this tablet in Photoshop, Illustrator, On1 Raw, Lightroom, etc. Not sure what the issue is with the three Affinity apps. I love Affinity Photo, Designer, etc., and would love to be able to use the tablet with them. Any ideas?? James
  19. Callum - Attached is a short saved screen showing part of the issue. You will see when I tried to adjust levels notice when how the sliders work with the tablet pen. This time Affinity Photo did not jump the image when I tried to activate a menu item. Usually it does. No clue what not this time. The sliders are by far the bigger issue. Once you watch the video let me know what you think. BTW, the same happens when I work in Affinity Designer or Publisher. Thanks!! James Affinity Issue.mov
  20. Yes, I just downloaded the lastest beta and it is still doing it. I am also having the same issues with Affinity Photo and Designer. The issue is occurring with all three products. I had to change tablets with Mac OS 10.14 as my old Wacom tablet didn’t work with 10.14 and there was no driver update due to my Wacom tablet being so old. Hence I purchased a new Hurion tablet. Any other ideas?? Maybe I can do a screen video showing the issues. James
  21. I have an occasion to use inks we create. How can you create a spot color for an ink? For example if I am going to run this ink on the 6th unit how would I create that color (color of spot does not have to match the ink we create) as a spot?? Thanks James
  22. I noticed that when using bullets I can create a heading with a bullet then return and tab in to create a nested bullet. That works fine and I can now return to a third line; however, when I "command ]" to go backwards to create a new bullet heading the line moves forward. "I'll command [" and the line backs up. "Command [ again and I am back at the beginning however I have to add a bullet again to the line. Am I doing something wrong?? James
  23. Being an old Photoshop user I really want to being using Affinity Photo as alone and as a plug in for Lightroom. How do I go about adding Affinity Photo as a plug in for Lightroom? Thanks!! James
  24. Few things missing for me:  1. If I create a box, for example, how can I make the color a PMS color? I can't find any way to get PMS colors. 2. No way to check separations to make sure all CMYK and PMS colors could be checked. 3. When printing (on a Mac) the dialog box showing the document has a pink background.  4. Printer marks don't print. James!