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  1. Hello, In AD, I created an artboard that is 8.5" X 11" (standard paper, 3300x2550px) and placed two 5"X7" images (1500X2100px) into the artboard. File attached. When I export to print, I see the option to automatically add crop marks and bleed to the artboard. However, it adds these marks around the artboard and not the actual images. In this situation, is my only option to add the crop marks and bleed to the file by hand? Or, is there some automation feature that could help me with this? If I need to do by hand, is there a preferred way to do that? The result would be a PDF that could be printed using 8.5"X11" paper and have marks where the image should be cut. Thanks! 8.5X11artboard.afdesign
  2. Sirenetta

    I Need Some Brushes

    If you are asking how to apply a vector texture to your image, please take a look at the file I attached to see how it was done. The flag group was dragged into the texture group to constrain the textures to the flag.
  3. Sirenetta

    I Need Some Brushes

    I see! Yes, try experimenting with vector grunge textures. I think a combination of those will help you achieve your flag graphic without having to find or create brushes.
  4. Sirenetta

    I Need Some Brushes

    Another idea... If you create the flag using basic shapes in AD, you can apply a vector grunge texture on top of the flag to create that look. Attached is an example of an American flag with a vector grunge texture overlay. You can download free grunge textures online to experiment with. I hope this helps! American Flag.afdesign
  5. CreateSean, if you download the SVG, you can expand the document dimensions (File>>Document Setup) and then copy/paste the curve as needed until you have the size you need. Then combine the curves to create one background image. The attached file was created this way. It's 720px square, but it can be as large as you want with that method. To size it as a rectangle shape, create a rectangle that size and then in your layer's menu, drag the rectangle over the curve to make the curve constrain to the rectangle. See file attached. I hope this helps. floating-cogs.afdesign floating-cogs_rectangle.afdesign
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    Brush zoom bug

    Thanks Chris! I was hoping this issue would be fixed in the 1.65 update, but it is not. :-( Just wondering, are there any new workarounds for this issue? Thanks again!
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    Brush zoom bug

    I am using a textured intensity brush that does the same thing. The brush will change its appearance when you zoom in/out and save at different file sizes. I adjusted the mitre all the way up to 100 with no success? Is there a particular setting I can try (no rasterizing) to keep the stroke stable? As a known issue, will this possibly be resolved in the next release or in the near future? Thanks! stroke zoom bug.afdesign
  8. I'm using Affinity Designer. I have artistic text on a circular path and basic text in the center. I grouped all text together, but when I resize the group, the aspect ratio of the text changes. If I expand the group, the center text gets larger and the text on the path gets smaller. And vice versa. But, I'd like to maintain the ratio so that all text expands/decreases at the same rate. Is that possible? Is there a "scale with object" option for this? I will attach my file. text_path_resize.afdesign
  9. Thanks everyone for all of these!! I will try all of them. Can someone let me know how to access equations? Is that feature in Affinity Designer?
  10. I'm using Affinity Designer. Besides using a textured stroke or manually adjusting curves/nodes, is there another way to distort the edge of a shape? Pic below is similar to what I'd like to accomplish. I could possibly create a textured stroke to mimic this, but are there other ways or anything automatic? Thanks again!
  11. Hello, I would like the text centered at the top and bottom of a circular path.I adjusted the red/green arrows to the sides of the circle, highlighted the text, and selected "align center" for the text. This seems to be centered... is this accurate? Thanks! text center on path.afdesign
  12. Thank you firstdefense on the steps for a custom brush! And thank you gdenby for the advice about the pressure profiles. I was unaware that I could break the shape into line segments and then apply a pressure profile. I like the idea of maintaining pure vector qualities.