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    Illustration. Food. That's pretty much it.

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  1. Massive thanks to DWright for all their help. There appears to be a bug with the PDF export. I've tried various combinations of setting with no success. The document has been resized with different options and scales with no success. The file has been been exported on two different Win 10 systems running Affinity Designer with the same problematic results. When rasterising all unsupported properties it gives an exceptionally weird colour cast. Unfortunately I'm just lost as to what else I can do. I have provided high resolution TIFF files which the client was very happy with, so I'll leave it for the moment and see if the problem solves itself in future releases. I really can't thank you enough for all your time. I know what you have done for me would have taken more than a few minutes, so thank you.
  2. Thanks so much for all your help. The settings are bellow. I was hoping this could be achieved without having to rasterise objects with blend modes as that will rasterise 50% of a vector image. A PM has been sent.
  3. I am currently trying to export an artwork as a PDF to give to a client, and seem to getting an unusual result. The left is the PDF, and the right is the actual file. It appears to have issues with some layer blend modes and opacity gradients. I was hoping someone here may be able to explain to me why this may be happening. I had a bit of a search here and elsewhere with no success, so apologies if this has been raised before.
  4. Love those really soft tones mixed with the really strong tattoo work.
  5. I cancelled my Adobe subscription the other week after being with them for a very long time. The software is good, but their business practices have been a little frustrating for a while. Years ago when I moved to the US for a period of time, I couldn't use my regular Adobe ID, as they are region locked and a new one needed to be created. That was the beginning of my frustration. For the last few years, I actually kept on rolling Illustrator back to CC13 as I found it ran more stable than newer versions. It was only CC18 that felt as stable. The selection engine still feels worse though, and they also killed the ability to use it in portrait orientation on a tablet, so that was nice. Its lack of print options and its awful rending of vector lines had been bugging me for a while. I still have difficulties understanding why placing an AI file in Photoshop renders thin lines drastically better than how it looks or exports directly out of Illustrator. Photoshop has worked the same way, so I can't complain, but I also had no need for any single additional thing they've added in ages. Constantly paying for a couple of programmes that have essentially stayed unchanged for half a decade was the final kicker. If the pricing was more reasonable, I would have stayed. So I've been waiting for ages for a decent Illustrator alternative to appear. I was aware of Affinity, but wasn't aware they were now on Windows. Wish I'd known that a year ago. I've been using Designer for less than a month and it feels really good for my usage needs. I love the rendering quality, and the tools it has work really well. It's no where near as full a package as Illustrator and Photoshop combined, but I'm not finding it to be a problem so far. I thought the lack of extra Illustrator tools would have stopped me from transitioning, but it hasn't been an issue. I still hope some of those tools make their way across in some form, but at the moment I can live without them. I love that Adobe's subscription pricing has caused a lot more competition to come to market. I hope that competition continues to grow and new and interesting ideas surface as a result.
  6. Hello everyone, my name is Matt and I'm from Australia. New to using Affinity Designer after making a move across from the Adobe suite. My primary interest is vector illustration, but I enjoy a little design and photography as well. I've been enjoying digital art since high school when we got a 16 colour monitor for a 286 and I could start using paint. Things have become a little better since then
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