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  1. Hmm, ok thanks a lot! 🙂 I guess I have to find another similar font that I can send along.. It wasn´t anything special or especially nice anyway, but something like what they wanted.. 🙂
  2. Hi all, I made a simple design for my wife´s office.. and in Affinity Designer I used a font named "! Beirut" I converted the type to curves so they should be able to print it, but for some reason they want the font too.. but when I search in "Font Book" I can´t find the font.. the Beirut font that shows up looks way different.. Is there is a way to find the font "! Beirut" on the computer or is that a hidden system font or something like that.. I have tried to google it but only finds other Beirut fonts.
  3. I love the dark mode, but it’s quite hard to see when it’s sunny and I’m sitting on the terrace.. and we have about 300 sunny days a year so a light mode would be great! 🙂
  4. Oh thanks a lot! 🙂 Feel a bit silly.. been so long I forgot all about the alpha and the recolor fx.. so easy, but I was so blocked.. Anyway, really appreciate it! 🙂
  5. Hi all, I´m a little out of AD as I havent been able to use for a while, but I´m back.. and I have a question 🙂 I have drawn an object in pixel persona in white.. is there any way to re color that object in an easy way, like it is in Procreate, where I can use alpha lock and then just recolor. Any sugestions? I´m asking because I´m drawing most in black and white and would like to choose the exact colors after.. Thanks in advance! 🙂
  6. No I’m sorry it’s not.. I made a pair I use my self in assets but never got around to really finish due to too many other projects.. would love to do it but struggle to find the time these days..
  7. It´s actually a "lot" easier to engrave real object by hand than trying to make the designs fit a laser engraver.. Here a couple of he last things I hand engraved 🙂
  8. Thanks for your reply! 🙂 Corel sounds interesting to try, but the thing is I do most of this kind of scrollwork on the ipad and AD there with the Apple Pencil, and I have never ever used an app where the workflow is that good as AD on the iPad 🙂 It´s really mindblowing.. so I dont really have much options. To do this kind of vector lines with all the shadowing etc would just take too much time on the desktop. I could test Corel to clean up after though, but I really want to try to find a solution without adding another program. I dont do laser at all, I´m actually a hand engraver, but I do a lot of comission designs for laser engravers. For some laser engravers which has a lot of experience and great machines the work usually go seamless, but for others it´s just too much hassle.. 🙂 If there is a demo version of Corel I could check out how it cleans up after, but if it is another expence I just have to find a way.. 🙂
  9. Yes it just distorted the design too much.. as it is a quite complex design. Illustrator removed quite a lot of nodes too, but dint distort the design a lot, just a little bit. I tried both ways in Inkscape, but with the effect, it didnt really remove much nodes to keep the design usable. 🙂
  10. Tried to simplify the nodes with Illustrator and Inkscape today.. For me illustrator made a quite good job but changed the design a tiny bit so would take some time to clean that up. With inkscape it cleaned up pretty well to but after the design was totally useless.. would take more time to clean up than trying to make a new.. so in my case, inkscape was really useless.. and it was my impression from many years ago.
  11. Cool! Thanks a lot! I’ll download it and check it out when I get home.. looks like a good example! Appreciate it! 🙂
  12. Yea it’s a bit tricky but at the same time, I absolutely love working with Affinity designer, changing back and forth from the iPad and desktop.. it’s such a great app in most ways.. which still makes it worth it but it would be a big advantage with DXF and a few other improvements.. 🙂
  13. I can try Inkscape but yes it’s horrible to work with! Do you know if illustrator has it too? Maybe silly to ask as I have a illustrator subscription but only to export to DXF files as affinity can’t.. but that’s all I use illustrator for :-) never open illustrator if it’s not for this :-) thanks for feedback! :-)
  14. Hi all, I´m working on a laser engraving design.. obviously and its fun! But I have a big problem.. It´s basically two layers now, one "outline" and one background" First I made the outline design with all the shadowing and expanded the strokes and used "add" to add them all together as one curve. Then I made the background All outside the outline but I made it a little bigger so I could have curves to fit exactly to the outline wnen using the subtract button. But when I use subtract it creates insane lots of unnessesary nodes (See screenshots) Is there any settings or reason why it makes so many nodes? It would take forever to try to clean up all this, as the laser engraver will go a little mental with all these nodes. I´m using a Mac Catalina 10.15.6 and Affinity Designer 1.8.6 Any help or tips would be very welcome 🙂
  15. I guess it's a "newbie" question for Affinity Designer.. but anyway.. :-) Is there any way I can set the stroke with (thickness) in mm instead of pt (points) or calculate mm to points?
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