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  1. @Maigriet, Thats great, just shows how some apps fit in with your workflow better than others.
  2. I am aware of the need to use the interception of font requests setting, it may have been related to my own system but I still found it to be generally unreliable. This wasn't just an Affinity issue, integration with Adobe never seemed to be as good as expected either. Right Font is working out for me at present so I am happy with the change.
  3. Yes, it was really the auto activation aspect. Also, after manually activating a font I would always have to relaunch the app I was working in, whether that be Affinity or Adobe for the new font to be available. Right Font is much better in this regard.
  4. @Margriet I think it is sometimes down to the way you work as to what is best, TypeFace just didn't seem as good for me as Right Font did. Testing the options yourself is the way to go.
  5. After being a long time user of FontExplorer (since V1) I recently gave up on it, it really isn't that great. I tested pretty much all the options and eventually settled on RightFont, this is currently working well for me, not perfect of course but it's doing a good job and the auto activation works well with all Affinity apps. It actually works better with Adobe apps than FontExplorer and it's (usually out of date) activation plugins.
  6. @Jon P Yes, a ctrl start has sorted that out, I can confirm the preflight panel will now display in separated mode.
  7. I see the same behaviour - Preflight panel does not display in Separated Mode on Mac OS 10.14.6
  8. Just wondered if anyone else is having the same hesitations as me? My problem isn't that I don't like Affinity products, quite the opposite: I am still learning how they work all the time and there is so much that I really like, the more I use them the more I find it annoying when I go back to Adobe. So, what's the problem? Unfortunately when it comes to sending press-ready PDFs to print I am unsure if I can fully trust Affinity Designer and Publisher, so the easy option is to stick with tried and tested Illustrator and InDesign. I am using Photo very often now for web based artwork, I have recently completed 3 new logo design projects with Designer with no issues. But only one print job has been done so far with Publisher (a small run business card), again with no issues. I just can't quite commit and produce a brochure design for example with Publisher in case something goes wrong at the printers. In a typical daily workflow there is very little, if anything that I can't do with Affinity, but I am finding it difficult to jump this hurdle.
  9. Hi My second attempt at such an illustration with Designer.
  10. I can see that my original post isn't very clear, so I will add a bit more detail. The idea is that I am testing out how viable it is to convert PDF's into AP files and save the images as linked instead of embedded. I have tested this out with two PDF's generated from InDesign files. One PDF contains CMYK .tif photos and saved as PDF/X-1a, the other contains CMYK photoshop .eps photos and saved as a 'press quality' non flattened PDF. When opened in AP and according to Resource Manager, the images are all CMYK .jpg - I assume this is because both PDF's use JPEG compression when being exported from InDesign, hence AP sees them as .jpg instead of the original format? I am not manually changing file extensions or anything like that. Within AP Resource Manager I used the option to make embedded photos linked, which then prompts for a folder to save them in (as in point 3 above 'Images saved as .jpg into a folder'). At this point when images are saved they are also inverted. So, now I have just done another quick experiment. I saved a PDF containing CMYK .tif images from InDesign but this time I made sure JPEG compression was turned OFF, when opened in AP the images are still .tif and when selecting 'make linked' they are saved into the folder without being changed to negative. There is the bug - When using AP to open a CMYK PDF that uses JPEG compression and then changing images from embedded to linked, the .jpg images saved become negative.
  11. While doing a bit of experimenting I came across what may be a bug. I opened a CMYK PDF in Publisher (original artwork created with InDesign) From the 'Resource Manager' dialogue I selected the images and chose 'Make Linked' Images saved as .jpg into a folder File saved as a Publisher document The process seems to be working well except that the images that are now linked and saved into the folder have inverted colours - ie. have become negative.
  12. After owning AD since it was released I have not really made much use of it - my workflow means that I use InDesign every day, so I end up relying on Adobe Illustrator. Now Publisher is almost here I might be able to think more seriously about making the switch. Anyway, I have been working on this illustration for some time in AD as a way of acquainting myself with it, finally finished it so thought I may as well share the results. Completely done in AD except for the rock texture, unfortunately I resorted to using Illustrators auto trace to generate that from a JPG. I found AD to be a great tool for this illustration, I will definitely be using it much more from now on.
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