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  1. Dear Affinity-Community, hopefully one of you knows something : My client needs a file (pdf) that requires some lines (strokes) to be RGB-red and have a width of exactly 0.001pt. This hairlines will later define the cutting lines for caoutchouc, so I guess some kind of laser cutting. When i set the stroke width to 0.001point it jumps to zero!?! What do I do? Any work-arounds or solutions? Thank you so much.
  2. yes yes yes!!!! Found it, preferences : user interface. Thank you John, indeed what we see is rarely what we get...
  3. Just for clarification : To export a pdf means, whatever has been in pixel before, stays rasterized. Meaning that exporting something as an pdf is not a way to vectorize stuff. pdf Export settings : So if your text really were in vector, but after the export they are rasterized, then it could be the export setting. If you choose to export a pdf, look under "more" there you find rasterizing options. See which elements are vector and which are pixel : Open your document (should work with a pdf as well) and use Outline-Viewmode (little icon showing some geometrical shapes). See attached screenshots with the icon activated. Everything that is rasterized will appear as an empty rectangle when viewed in this mode. Hope that helps.
  4. hannah

    Line Tool

    Hello ThettRO Media, I don't think that there is a line-tool like there are shape-tools, but you can simply use the Pen Tool to make a line. If the line should be straight (0, 45 or 90°) click, then hold Shift, move (yellow forcast-line apears) and click again. If you click a third time it continues the line, if that's not what you want, just press ESC after you are done with your line. Like this if you click again you start a new line, not connected to the one you just did. Hope that helps!
  5. Hello dear people, I'd like to retouch a bunch of photos (resize/crop/contrast), all in the same way, and then export them efficiently (like not one by one). Is there a trick? With file->New Stack, I managed to do the retouching-part, which gave me a "Live Stack Group" in the layers panel. (Is this a "normal" layer with childs?). Now I am searching a way to export all single images from this Stack Group. efficiently. like not one by one. Is this even possible? Or maybe you would know a different way to go about it? TL;DR : Who knows a way to export several layers as independent pictures with "one move"? Thank you!!!! EDIT : I think I FOUND SOMETHING that works, via export persona and using the layers as slices... looks promising. sorry for the fuzz
  6. Hello fellows, Can someone pleeeeeaaase explain to me how I can reuse only a part of a path? I manage to mark several points, I can drag them around or delete them, but when I copy and paste them, Affinity Designer pastes me the whole path instead (not just the nodes I've previously selected). I'm only familiar with adobe illustrator, where this method (selecting, copy/paste) works like a charm. It's like an everyday thing to do for me and thus quite important for my work. Thank you for your help and thank you guys from Affinity for that awesome application!
  7. Hehe, looking good Cp3, well done! :)
  8. Hehe Cp3, I think if you want a real looking effect you have to use AfD and AfP after to retouch (for the shadow-effect of the paper and how it effects the engravings)... LEFT In AfD I have used a very thin line, gaussian-blur effect to make it visually disappear, outer-shadow-effect as lightening (because you can change the direction) and outer-glow for the darker part to give "substance". it's too blurry in my example, but that is adjustable within the different effects. RIGHT Same thin line but with Bevel/Emboss effect + outer-shadow-effect as lightening. I attached my AfD-file for you, if you'd like to go down that road. However, it seems that it requires some heavy retouching in AfP afterwards, to partially remove the effect/play with transparancy... Hope that helps you at least a little bit. engraving.afdesign
  9. thanks for this clever work-around while we wait for proper implementation of bleed preview.
  10. hannah

    Mandala maker

    magic! I can't stop plying around with it Thanks Tamauro!!! I try to understand how you do that... I can see that one layer mirrors the line and another layer multiplies and rotates it. how do you "record" this actions? would you care explaining the principle behind it???? that would be very very nice.
  11. hannah

    Rust Styles

    never mind, it's working now. sorry
  12. hannah

    Rust Styles

    Hello everyone, I downloaded the file and unzipped it. It's a .afstyles file, but I can't open it, nor can i import it from the styles manu (designer and photo). anyone knows what I do wrong? Anyway, Thanks v_kyr for sharing!!!
  13. @Sempervivum : I agree, apparently it needs some manual-adjustments or some kind of 2nd action to get a fine result. but the way I see it, the image you've retouched with photoshop is not neutral either but has a very slight green touch. @firstdefence : Pipette? Doesn't do it for me (it suggests that after I've sampled a color I can drop it on another object), whereas "Picker" does what it suggests to me. (my native language is german though).
  14. Did you see, right next to the sliders there is an input field. You can type in "0" and then hit the enter-key. Does that help you?
  15. Hello dear people, Would you know how to flip an object/shape through a self-defined point in AfD? "Flip Horizontal" would always flip through center, even after dragging the "center-point" to some place else. (Crosshairs-thingy in the screenshot). Moving this point makes my shape rotate around it, but has in my case no effect on other transformations than rotating). Thanks
  16. smart. laborsome but i'd have never thought about it. Thanks!
  17. There is no way, no trick, no nothing?!?!? I refuse to believe that.
  18. Maybe I am not understanding something, but one thing that is driving me nuts, is, that I seem to be unable to export smaller images (lets say for web and with a size around 200 or 300 px) in a crisp way when text is included. My results are terrible. I get that you can't fill a pixel with two colors but i can't shake off the feeling, that there is something very tricky going on with the rendering machine/ anti-aliasing setting of Affinity when it comes to exporting text and I just wish that it would do a better job there (sorry, I otherwise really love the apps). Anyway to temper with the anti-aliasing? I have Questions like why is a screenshot of 400px picture viewed in half the size (50%) crisper that a 200 px export (no resizing and lanczos3 setting)? Why can a browser show small fonts crisp and why can i not even come close to that when exporting? Latest example: 236x236px web-image, viewed in 100% in AfP looks ok I guess, too small to tell, hahah (due to my screen-resolution?). Now i see the same picture in 100% in the browser and it appears double the size and extremely blurry. Wtf am I missing? To the good people out there : Has anyone of you a best-practice for me, when creating/exporting smaller stuff for web? Can someone help with advice? Thank you very much, Hannah
  19. you guys are incredible! and yessss, @αℓƒяє∂ and @Oval, Layer blend ranges!!!! Whaaam, x-height-font-sizing and this magic was exactly what I was looking for in the first place!
  20. hahaha, yeah! reminds me of my programming-teacher : " code it or die! "
  21. AHHHHHH, nice!!!! didn't know that i can set the x-height of the font like that (you have to use the character-panel, not the transform panel). great! Seems I have reached todays THANKS-award-limit, but I'll do tomorrow. great!
  22. ah, I did see it. maybe my brain is blocked, but that just doesn't explain anything for me. I might find out later. However, thanks @Oval for your time.
  23. lol ohhhno, don't laugh, speak! (i know what "x-height" means, just don't understand/see how it helps here, so i think you must mean something font-related, and there is where i am lost)
  24. I missed that! Could you tell me what you mean by x-height? Do you mean adjusting x and y coordinates and height and width via the transform panel? (didn't improve results for me) And what's the blend gamma slider?? (couldn't find anything when searching the help-menu). thanks! (I am not ignoring resampling, but it comes later.)
  25. no panic, I never intended to make a "picture" website, it was a thought-experiment to "prove" that (whatever the code and power behind may be), finally you see everything through your screen, and there you see pixels in different colours. Because I have to use the glorious Jimdo-app, I thought I can't pull mouse-over-picture-text off using only css. I could finally, so that's that. I used slightly bigger images, to enhance visual quality for retina-users, but thanks to css-filters I could avoid having to load a second picture for every mouse-over-effect concerning the image. so that was a win-win for me. (thanks again to this forum, that motivated me to find a sleek solution) For people, who come across this later : I was searching for a way to get sharper text-representation in AfP. Where there seem to be no way to alter the anti-aliasing, I could improve my results like this: 1. turn force-pixel-alignment and move-by-whole-pixels OFF 2. Write a "zZ" with Artistic Text Tool 3. Move text around until the baseline is very crisp 4. adjust size (using the top right or left transform-corner) until the top of the "zZ" is also crisp, especially the median-line (top of lower z) 5. See if slightly different letter-spacing (called Tracking in AfP), even some kerning improves what you see. 6. turn force-pixel-alignment and move-by-whole-pixels ON again and write your text. You should be able to move it, keeping the appearance. It's not a different world, but it's an improvement (left: randomly written text / right: adjusted text). EDIT : Thanks to the people here I learned to use x-height sizing for fonts (like "14px/x") and customize Blend-Ranges for layers (Blend Gamma and Coverage Map). (See further down in this topic). Good AfP, good AfP