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  1. Yep!!!! reset the keyboard shortcuts - problem solved! thanks for giving my brain the nudge! LOL
  2. I have just installed the latest Customer Beta updates and found that the ascribed key combination to reset the page rotation (new feature?) doesn't work in Designer but DOES in Photo
  3. You're welcome! this thread made me think about that and it turned out to be quite a good idea/workaround to impliement! Cheers!
  4. Hi guys, yes having color/type control that you have in AI would be great! BUT.. you realise there is a work around that I tried today? Create a style for line weight and color.... even blend modes/opacity if you needed the guides to be somewhat transparent..then just set a new layer as a guides layer and use shapes and line tool for guides using snap to elements etc in the snapping settings... if anything that's probably a bit more flexible than the current way it is. One thing I did like about Illustrator was the ability to make shapes into actual guide objects. Anyway that was my thoughts.. Cheers
  5. I suspect that's how it was done in Photoshop - so possibly an assumption that it would work the same way in Affinity... well I certainly learned something! LOL
  6. BY JINGAS!!!!! I discovered it!!!! sorry no graphic/gif... BUT click the handle with the left button, while you hold that down and drag, then hold down the RIGHT button and VIOLA !!!! the handles will move in unison!!! I tried this in Beta and the new 1.8.xxx you're welcome!
  7. Yep! I shouldn't have gotten too excited! Affinity (Designer, Photo or Publisher) won't output to PMS only CMYK Come on Affinity! this is needed! now back to your original programme. Addendum: you could still do it in a manual kind of way - as the color doesn't need to be specified in the file as long as the right bitmap image gets assigned the correct ink color and correctly registered it would work, but then that's taking the process back quite a few years! Thanks for listening...
  8. Hey guys I have discovered how to color images of either 1bit OR greyscale - YES!!!! you can create and export a 1 bit image from PHOTO!!! Take a color image say, and convert that to greyscale using Document/Convert format/ICC Profile then select Greyscale 8. Then apply a threshold if you're going for a 1 bit look. Go back up to Document/Convert Format/ICC profile and select the black and White ICC profile. Either save the image as aphoto or export to grey8 Tiff image. Bring that image into Designer Select the image in the layers palette and select the layer effects button Select color overlay - make sure you set the blend mode to screen in either case, you can select from all the different color selectors including the swatches palettes. It works I tell ya I'm very sure it works! Screen Printers/T-Shirt guys you could specify pantone colors for seps and have that work for screen. Let me know what you think!???? Cheers PhotosepTest.afdesign
  9. Hi there, I can't wait for the full retail version of Publisher, will be putting in my pre-order (I know it's close) in the next couple of days! But I'd like to know if there's any chance anyone has thought about adding either a prepress plug-in or Persona to fully press check documents as you can in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro? For example check that spot ink or CMYK separations and rasterisations are correct as required for the print destination.. Acrobat has remained as my only tether to Adobe, it would be nice to be completely free at some point in the future! Anyone else think this? Thanks for listening... Cheers Kind Regards Piers Le Sueur
  10. Hi - I've been a print designer for a long time and still do the occasional print piece.. I understand that Affinity/Serif don't plan to create an Acrobat competitor however the thought occurred to me that perhaps a prepress module could be incorporated to Publisher either as a persona or menu option? The only reason I still sub adobe is for Acrobat so that I can proof my print files. I also understand that there are prepress alternatives out there but they are industrial strength and are cost prohibitive! Would love to hear your thoughts.. Cheers
  11. Hi there, I created a multi artboard document within the most current version of Designer on Windows and the October Windows Update 1809 to an Epson SC-P405 There's an option to print document but when document option is set the display view shows that it's treated the all the artboards as one large piece and only wants to print a chunk the size of my selected paper output. Also the auto rotate doesn't appear to work, I can turn it off and set that manually. But the auto just no.. Please find attached screen shot of the dialog.. I could have printed each artboard separately but that's long and tedious, so I decided to check out the Publisher Beta and got the result I was expecting all behaved as expected. Anyone else had a similar issue? I'm presuming due to the work loads that these common task issues in Designer and Photo will be ironed out on the next Customer Beta or Retail release? Cheers
  12. I use Acrobat for professional Pre-press.. being able to check for correct separations and correct overprints, knockouts and trapping.. etc.. that's the functionality I am looking for.. Sam Neil: " Nitro PDF is the best one out there. We use it all the time. " does that have prepress capability??? Cheers..
  13. Hi I was wondering if there was any consideration of including object level overprint selection in the near future? I recently had to do some tricky overprint settings for a packaging project, and in the end I had to make copies of pantone colors one overprinted the other not and then apply the colors to the objects as requited.. unlike illustrator where you can set all the elements to the spot color then just apply overprint to the relevant elements, I hope that made sense. Cheers
  14. I could as a workaround until this bug is fixed, copy the exif data from the original file and paste it into the exported file using ACDSee Photo Professional 2018 (My Lightroom/RAW editing replacement) I realise that Photo does RAW editing but it appears to be a destructive action ie once you've developed the file you can't go back and edit RAW settings or have I missed something? Cheers... P.S. I haven't tried the copy/paste EXIF thing myself..
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