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  1. Thanks for this tip on the Fill Mode @MEB I was running into this as well. I'd never had it fail to work like this before. But changing the bottom object to Alternate Fill Mode fixed it.
  2. On further thought and testing, this might be a HiDPI screen problem: on my screen the PNG image is being enlarged by twice it's normal dimensions (4x total pixels), and therefore looks softer.... Not sure yet, but might be a factor, or the factor.... Will test more soon.
  3. Thanks for taking time to reply, all. I appreciate the help and insight. Understand that part of my frustration comes from 1. I've not had this happen before on AD, and I've been using it a while. Or perhaps I just didn't notice? 2. Illustrator doesn't require this. It uses the same kind of "magic" that AD uses to render on the screen when exporting as raster. Remember that anytime you see it on the screen, it's rendered as pixels. It may be vector, but it's still being rendered as pixels. It looks sharper/clearer to me, even at 100%, in vector view than in 100% pixel view or exported as
  4. To expound on point #2 above and why it's so confusing/frustrating to me that it can convert to pixels just fine, inside Affinity as it renders live on-screen, but can't replicate that when exporting. I can actually take a screenshot of this and get a nicer PNG, than if I export it. See attached screenshot version. Call me crazy, but to me that seems like a technical bug, or a UX bug at the very least. It's doubly so, when you add the fact that the only solution (outside of a screenshot) is to completely re-create the graphic with the pixel alignment turned on! There's a lot I like about
  5. I find this baffling @MEB on several levels, from a user experience perspective. 1. Does this mean I'd have to re-create this entire graphic in order to get pixel alignment to work and stop making this image so soft? What if I just resized them all some, wouldn't they then snap to the pixels? And what about vector elements I copied from other sources? They weren't created with this turned on. So will they inevitably turn out soft, no matter what I do? 2. If Affinity can render it all so sharply as pixels (don't forget, our screens are still pixel-based) while I'm working with it, why
  6. Thank you. That's probably a good thing to do anyway, for anything that's meant for screens (pretty much everything I do). Tomorrow I'll see if I can take some screenshots and do some enlarged comparisons between the exported file and what I see on my screen in AD. The ones provided above are smoothed over and don't really provide a clear picture. I need to enlarge them the way you did Brad, for more accuracy.
  7. Hey Brad, I'm not entirely certain. I'd have to get it into photoshop to see if it's any better. But initial impression is it's about the same. I'd be interested to know though, just so I can try and see if it does anything? I dunno, am I crazy all? Are my eyes just blurry? I've been looking at pixels for design for like 25+ years now, and trust my eyes pretty good.... But ya'll are making me doubt myself. : )
  8. I appreciate both your effort, but yours both look soft, even blurry, just like mine. To me the easiest offender to identify is the sides of the white boxes on the blue background. What should be a nice, crisp line white one pixel and blue the next, is instead a few lines of pixels that are gradient from the solid white to the solid blue. But it's not just there, all the text, shapes, etc, it's all that way. It's just easiest to see there, because it should be solid white one pixel and solid blue the next one over. The export produces very soft edges on everything and is much softer/blurr
  9. FYI: I can take a screenshot of it, then pull that into Photoshop, resize there, and export and get a sharper image. AD's renderer is rendering it just great inside the app. But for some reason goes all soft and blurry when exporting. It has to translate to pixels in it's internal-renderer, why can't it use that same method to convert to pixels as part of the exporter? I always assumed it did something like this in the past, since it's always looked nice and sharp. But suddenly (or on this specific project) it's not handling it well. Oh, and I think you'll need Roboto font to view the aff
  10. Hi, Affinity Designer has been fine in the past. But suddenly (maybe it's just this one image?) is exporting a very soft or fuzzy image. It's 100% vector and text, so there's no raster/bitmap involved until I export it to PNG. But when I do, it looks much softer, to the point of blurry, than it does in Designer at any zoom level. This happens when exporting at both 100% and at quarter-size. I'm attaching the affinity file and the PNGs so you can see. I've tried adjusting the document DPI (since one post suggested that could help), but this is for the web and is all pixel-based, so DPI shoul
  11. Hi, going into sys prefs > trackpad and disabling pinch-to-zoom then enabling it again worked for me. I found this on Reddit: It suggests that it could be a conflict with Better Touch Tool (in my case) or similar apps like Magnet, etc. Here's my issue though: this doesn't happen in any other apps! It doesn't happen in Illustrator, Photoshop, Chrome, etc. It only affects Affinity Designer (I don't use Photo) for me. So maybe the BTT devs can help, but it seems like it's an Affinity issue that needs to be fixed on their end!
  12. I already fixed it using the Divide command. So I'm good. Thanks.
  13. Oh weird! The Divide button worked. I tried that before, but it filled in the middle of one shape. I assumed it wasn't working, but it was. Guess that works. Not very elegant. Seems like there should be a way to select just the parts (shapes within a shape?) that you want. But I guess that works to break them out.
  14. Hmmm... well I tried selecting all the nodes on one of the shapes, but if I cut it, it removes the whole layer, rather than just the part I want. What am I missing here. Surely there's a way to pull out non-overlapping parts of a shape?
  15. Hi, I have an .eps file saved in another program. There are a number of shapes that are all "linked" (sorry, I don't know the terminology here) as if they were one shape. It's not a group, and they don't overlap. I'm wondering if there's an easy way to separate them, so they're each their own shape and on their own layer? I can't seem to find an easy way. I think I can select each, and copy/paste it into it's own, but from what I can tell, I'd have to select all the nodes on each shape, on order to copy just it, since it can't be individually selected with the Move Tool. Any help app
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