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  1. I'm sure I read a post recently about this and a script to expand the artboard to encompass all the objects outside the artboard. Importing an ai file will cut outthink outside the artboard, any object that sits over the artboard edge will see its fill trimmed to the artboard but not its stroke. Groups suffer the same fate as the orange rectangle, I placed all three rectangles into a group but the same fate was met, on a more cheery note, text overhanging the edge of the artboard remains intact and imports as text. Shown in Adobe Illustrator Opened in Affinity Designer
  2. firstdefence

    Guides

    Use the same method and keys to have consistency.
  3. firstdefence

    Guides

    Create a square Go to the Transform panel and click in the W: Hold shift down and press the up arrow on the keyboard, the units will increase by 10 Do the same thing but this time hold down the Alt Key, the units will increase by .1
  4. firstdefence

    Guides

    It would tie in with resizing options with the shift and Alt keys in the transform panel.
  5. I still prefer the Photomatrix version, especially regarding the sun, it's handled that very well, the grass and the cairn are also more in keeping with the scene, although my personal taste would be to lighten them a bit to gain some foreground interest. Affinity Photo βeta 1.7.0.x is OK but that sun is just way too blown out.
  6. firstdefence

    Guides

    In Affinity Designer βeta 1.7.0. and the retail version, the guides do extend into the ruler but not initially. when you drag or create a guide from the guides manager the guide appears but no marker in the ruler shows, however, if you move that guide the ruler marker appears. It works the same in the retail version. The difference between the retail and beta versions at the moment is that the beta version shows a numerical reference when not on the artboard/canvas as well as when on the canvas. Method: drag guide onto artboard canvas, let go, grab it again and move it to your desired location noting the ruler marker.
  7. I think I'm right in saying, adding Layer FX will rasterise any vector. What are you trying to achieve visually? Upload an example, you can also add code so that we can look at that code using the <> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?><!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd"><svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 52 126" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xml:space="preserve" xmlns:serif="http://www.serif.com/" style="fill-rule:evenodd;clip-rule:evenodd;stroke-linejoin:round; stroke-miterlimit:1.41421;"><rect x="0" y="0" width="51.976" height="51.976" style="fill:#f20d0d;"/><use xlink:href="#_Image1" x="0" y="72.945" width="51.976px" height="52.755px" transform="matrix(0.999538,0,0,0.995383,5.68434e-14,-2.84217e-14)"/>< defs><image id="_Image1" width="52px" height="53px" xlink:href="data:image/png;base64, iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADQAAAA1CAYAAAAOJMhOAAAACXBIWXMAAA7EAAAOxAGVK w4bAAAC4klEQVRoge2a0Y7iOBBFTxknQNOwtEbT3zL//zLS/ sN8QjPNAAGS2HcfymlG09I+W7u5UslGcqI6Kds83LK/ N5tvT2ZsQ2AbAk8hsAwBzDxq05RXjNC2sNnAfg9fv8LrK/ Egfe8BciYCjRktYNPDtckMQvCIEZrG530P7+/ EN4kBCMBK4gmwafFiUR9UCJ7XauXV2W5huYSc4Xh0oBGIwJPELgRfsF77GIK/ qBawCWa3g5cXz/Nygbc3uFyIPyUS0AAbib3kZdzt4PnZ57XAmD1ye32FL198q/ 34AV0Hv34RTxICVsBW4pgS55R4Bv8aMdYF1LaP7bZew/UKp5NH1xE7wCTOwFnilBKH+ 53N5eJnqbYKta3Pl0sYRzgc4Hh0sL4n9hKNGTfgBnQSp77n0HXsJRZN83hZDWoaB4GPbc b57FtvHIkJGEsMEr3EPWe6vqcJgSYlzIwacAxox/ FRKcmhhgFSAokoYIpcxiSRJIacsQJUg8wMS4lmHB1iGLxaOfsCiTgt1p+j9PgtUYumvJA +B/5/+p/ SDFS7ZqDaNQPVrhmods1AtWsGql0zUO2agWrXDFS7ZqDaNQPVrhmods1AtWsGql0zUO36 fwHVY3P9oX8x4CJ8TvzDppTcMavEkkQi/zb/ 3bmb9MljzbjHOubMmBJAVaYxwGoY3PUuzjc5f4DFDOTSHjOY0UvccqYr1nkMoQoY8A8bQ yDlzN7Mne+U3DwuUDEBA9ADN4nOjHPOMAxcU2JRSXUmLcw43e909zsvlwtrM+ h7lJJ3lE1AV+CMd2QB3FKizbmqa9DwW6w1473v+Xm9sguBNdAUSz+ OEtmMhcSxPHiTWJnRSFUCNWasc2abEn+ ZsTNjY8barHSSTDdZ6Z27AK1ErGy7TUBRYm3GVuJkxosZezO2ZsRAOUMFKknc8HazUF5S G1TEj0ZXepRGIOE3dFyWyky33WBGLouCVBUM+ EdeAKMZKvnFEg3wD71Xg2MBeRSjAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC"/></defs></svg> svg example with fx.svg The svg has a rectangle with no layer fx and one with a 3D layer fx applied, if you look at the More settings on the export panel it will have an option to rasterise unsupported properties, telling it not to will remove (ignore) any layer fx from that object.
  8. I agree, the assets panel needs work to get it to a reasonable standard.
  9. I think the asset without the name is more to do with the scale (height) of the rectangle, if you reduce the height and add it as an asset it will show "rectangle" as the asset name. If you rotate that asset it will show as a thick horizontal line with no space for a name, else to mouse over and it will show rectangle.
  10. firstdefence

    Advice on the Blurb for my First Novel in the series.

    I'm not great at English but a few things I can see... I think you are trying to add too many details Describe blossom, her character and how she looks Hint at what is to come but leave the reader wanting more. You are using full stops too much, this make's it hard to read, use comma's instead. Example: Blossom is a happy foal, a curious foal, an out for adventure foal. One such adventure see's Blossom get into a deadly situation and those are not the type of situations to get into. Saved by of all things a Dragon, a sworn enemy of Blossoms kind, but not today, today this Dragon is her saviour. Their journey together begins and what a journey it will be, read on and follow their story. Where will it go, is love around the corner, turn the page to start your journey?
  11. firstdefence

    Wollaton Hall

    Ease back on the sky they are looking out of whack with the rest of the image; they look a bit fake.
  12. Recovering passwords on any windows system is very easy, windows is about as secure a tent. One of the most common issues I've come across is not being able to type in the search bar or edge, there are multiple fixes to this issue, they fix it for some people, but many don't get it fixed and have to use workarounds like running a new task for ctfmon.exe. I have three friends who suffer this win10 malady, they have all tried to fix this permanently but none have succeeded. Some win10 users never get this issue, but it's a pain in the butt for the ones that do get it. As for Microoksoft and their creepy spying, there are a few apps that attempt to stop it, how successful they are is open for debate but apps such as Spybot Anti-Beacon go someway to stopping this. There are other apps too: https://www.geckoandfly.com/25083/free-tools-disable-stop-windows-spying-tracking-you/ and don't forget the tinfoil hat to stop the mothership from calling you in
  13. If you turn off all of the adjustments is the white ring still evident? If not make a mask so as not to include the edge in the adjustments. If it is there make a mask to dial down the brightness with another adjustment layer.
  14. Create a rectangle to overlay the circle so the bottom line sits where you want the nodes added, the top of the rectangle must be above the top of the circle. Removes the outer part of the rectangle. This will leave the nodes where the rectangle intersected the circle. Result.
  15. Just rename the layer to reflect the object then add it to the assets panel.
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