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  1. Simple password protection of a document. Much like Pages, Numbers has. There are certain documents I would like to encrypt and protect. For professional work which sometimes requires some protection, or clients who have classified projects, I would like to have some password option.
  2. I'e set up a document wich should have bleed/crop marks on every edge with 3mm inset. If I export that as pdf and include the marks, only the top and bottom marks are placed correctly. The left and right are placed exactly where the document ends, but they should be inset my 3mm. If I set the bleed marks to 6mm, they same happens. Top and bottom marks are set correctly, left and right are not inset at all. (see screenshots) This bug happens on new documents, two different macs and even on iPad. The same behavior is for Affinity photo and Affinity Publisher beta.
  3. Thanks for your AD File. I did not now that you have to extend the contend beyond the dartboard (not visible) in order to get the inset right. Thats why the crop marks in my file where just on the top and on the bottom, because the content extended there but not on the left and the right side of the document. So no bug here, just something that you really have to now how to do...
  4. As Adobe has decided to make the import screen in Lightroom suitable for Instagram users, I have concerns wether Lightroom should be replaced in the future. Adobe makes this concerns even bigger by publishing buggy apps too early which ruin lives of professionals. Last year, Serif came out with this Affinity-suite and I have high hopes that they will release a Lightroom alternative. I am serious about that, since Capture One, well, does not work for me. But if you do, make sure that people can transfer 100k photos with any adjustments non-destructively. I don't know if you have plans for this, or if you have resources for this. But if you have, well, I would be the first to buy. Adobe is going for Instagram users with all their iOS-photoshop-mix-fix crap, which is not what professionals want. I know that one day, I will enjoy Affinity Designer on my iPad without compromises. And I hope you guys could rescue the professional photography business. I know this post has not the right spot in the forum, since everything is about Designer or Photo. But I just want to post this to see wether this could be the future of photography. Any name suggestions for a Lightroom alternative?
  5. Hi. Is there a way to edit imported sag files? I made some sine curves in "Grapher" and exportet to PDF. I tried to convert them to curves, which did nothing. Same with SVG files. I want to edit them, so that the sine curves do not overlap the whole graphic. I want to crop it. The vector crop tool is just a rectangle, which does not work for me. You can see in the Screenshot, the yellow curves overlap. I want them to be just inside the speech bubble. Anyone knows how to do this? A just can't use boolean operations like substract, ect. They are greyed out.
  6. Please bring back the dedicated noise slider. I searched for hours finding the noise slider until I noticed it appears when you click the opacity slider. Why does Affinity not just show two sliders? Two sliders would be so much more user friendly and easier to find and use.
  7. I want to draw a shape like you can see in the first image. The black stroke should go around the shape but interrupt at multiple points. The filling should be everywhere within that shape. I use shapes with the same background color which cover the stroke part (second image) but that does not always work. Is there a better way to do this? I know I can use the "erase" blend mode but I think this causes rasterization on export. If anyone knows how to draw a shape like in the first image please let me know... I dont want to draw a separate curve and place it on top the grey shape. It has to be one shape for easy editing.
  8. Thanks for pointing that out. I could reproduce this issue.
  9. I am trying to export to pdf, so that I can print my map. I figured it out: A stroke on the mask will cause rasterization. Just make your the mask shape has no stroke width (see screenshots). Select the mask shape and change the stroke width to zero (screenshot 2). Then voila, nothing gets rasterized (screenshot 3: "nichts wird gerastert"). So to recap: The solution is to draw a mask shape and then place it like you see in screenshot 1 (or right click - > mask to below, when you place it on top of the actual layer). I am so happy that it works now, I made a crappy gif (which is way to large in file size..). Thank you all for you participation and support.
  10. This is something I did not know. I was referring to the vector crop tool which is rectangular. The problem is, though, that I will get rasterized on export ( I do not know why). THIS ACTUALLY WORKED! I created a mask shape which is roughly the same as the street map. But then I left out the street beginnings (screenshot 1). I then placed it on top of the street shape (screenshot 2). Then i did what you said and masked it out using right click and "mask to below" (screenshot 3). This is exactly what I was searching for as it cuts the shape cleanly (screenshot 4 and 5). BUT AD was not able to retain vector and rasterizes this (screenshot 6). This is strange, since I tested this in an other document which worked fine on export (screenshot 7). If I get this method to work properly without rasterization, this would be the solution for my problem. I just don't know why AD rasterizes some stuff that is vector only, sometimes it seems to be buggy.
  11. I this what the upcoming knife tool will do, which is mentioned in the feature roadmap for AD?
  12. Masking would be exactly what I want, but vector masks are rectangles only. The shape that I deal with looks like the following screenshot (it is a map): I dont want / need to draw all streets. So for small and unimportant streets I would only draw the very first meters of that streets and leave the shape open at that place. Indicating that the street goes further. Therefore the shape has to be open and the stroke has to be interrupted. The method I normally choose is that I just place white shapes top of those "street beginnings" (third screenshot). But the just work if you have a white and consistent background. You could use the same background an fill it in the white shapes, but that only works if you background is a single element. I endet up using the method @Mithferion provided, but that resulted in not so clean edges. I can use rounded stroke endings, which kinda work (screenshot 4). But if I choose rectangular stroke endings, there is now way to have a clean cut like when you use cropping or masking (screenshot 5).
  13. This only works if the background is consistent.
  14. This only works when you want to interrupt the stroke on one place. It does not work if you interrupt the stroke on multiple places.
  15. Designer should tell me which part will be rasterized. I almost always choose "rasterize not supported areas" but I just want to have more information than just saying "some areas will be rasterized". I often come in a situation where it is just not clear why rasterization happens and giving more information will help tracking down those areas which will get rasterized for whatever reason. Just a little "show more" button which leads to the appropriate information in the export menu directly under "some areas will get rasterized" would help.
  16. Hey Mithferion, thank you for your quick response. Yep, that would work, however this would mean that I can never edit the original shape without duplicating it again and breaking the curves again. Even slight adjustments would mean a lot of work (I want to draw a map). I hoped that i could break the curves on multiple places and still have the fill that I want..
  17. I want to be able to snap control handles to any object or to the grid. It would be great, if those control handles act the same as every other object when it comes to snapping. That way, I could draw very precise curves, because I can simply lay out helping objects to define spaces and specific angles to snap to with the frontal handles of a node. See the screenshot. It would be nice if that blue control handle of the selected node would snap to the red rectangle.
  18. Hey. I have a shape in a document with a specific fill color (bright blue) with noise. In another document, I have a different document i have a shape that I would like to give the same fill color and also add noise. I filled the shape with the exact same color. Everything looks identical. However, as soon as I add noise, the color shifts towards green. Even if I drag the noise slider to zero again, the color shift stays. Any ideas? I am using Affinity Designer 1.4.1
  19. I've made a nice world map with AD and applied a gradient to it. When I export this as a pdf file, it will be rasterized. However, other shapes on that world map such as an arrow (line) won't be rasterized on export. I changed the filling to a solid color and exported again. Now my map won't be rasterized anymore, but I've lost my gradient. How can I export a shape filled with a gradient without rasterizing it?
  20. ok it seems that this was NOT because of the gradient, but because of an underlying shape. I had to delete that particular shape (which had plain white as a filling) and redraw it. Now it works.
  21. Ok, it seems that there is a problem with the gradients. I still have that problem in a completely different document. The gradients will get rasterized during export. Is there any fix to this? This is not true for all gradients of my document. But there is one which will get rasterized.
  22. It seems to work know. I cannot reproduce this bug.
  23. While the grid mode is very powerful, I want to be able to center the grid in my canvas. So that I don't have to move the layers afterwards to center them.
  24. currently, my magnetic snapping is not working. It would snap only to guide lines, nothing else. And yes, I have the right settings for that. Tried restarting AD and my computer. Did not work. It would not even recognize new snapping candidates. Normally, when you hover over an object, it highlighted purple, so that it is active now for snapping. I tried this on another machine, did not work. I turned on "show snapping candidates", didn't work either. They would show up, but my objects wouldn't snap. Opened a new document, tried it again. It worked. But that doesn't help me. I have a document that is 98% done, just minor alignment stuff.. Thanks. Update: It seems like I have to double click on objects that are in a group to make them a snapping candidate. Didn't know that.