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WalterBeiter

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  1. I have already shared this with the affinity support. Everything's fine. It was an embedded document which gets rasterized when exporting.
  2. 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.
  3. Hiding a layer shours work. I do this all the time. Hiding the reference layer and export. It should be vector.
  4. Affinity said that embedded documents even vector drawing will get pixelated when exported. This happened in my case. To solve this: open the embedded document and copy each layer to your original project. This way, they won't get rasterized when being exported.
  5. Well, the PDF is sharp, there is no pixelated vector shape. Today, another print came along which has the same problems. My vector hand drawing is a tiny little bit pixelated. Same background, same Handwriting, but different color. I have a white outglow on the shapes. maybe thats the problem. I don't know. I just don't know that much about printing, but I though vector is vector, it should be sharp like normal text. I will send my document to you, maybe you know someone who knows someone who knows about printing problems. edit: The PDF is pixelated, too (but not the text, just the handwriting). (Or maybe this is just OS X and the laggy Preview in Yosemite). I will send you a slightly modified one (without the images, the file is 5.2GB with the images).
  6. Hi Aledel, No, I didnt rasterize the vector shapes. 300dpi was the required resolution of the print press. The background noise is everywhere, including the part where the text is, which is not pixelated. My document has photos in it, but they are quite sharp. Print method was offset.
  7. So this question is not truly AD specific, but since I created my printed document in AD, I will kindly ask you to answer my question if you can. So I started by creating an A4 sized paper. I used text as well as other vector graphics I inserted from a PDF I made. Since AD is not very suitable for hand-writing with a tablet ( I tried Wacom Intuos, but the brush kind of smoothed out and it lagged), I used my iPad with GoodNotes and my Adonit Jot Touch (a capacitive stylus). I then exported my hand writings as a PDF (GoodNotes is vector, so should be now problem), inserted the PDF in my AD document and removed the background. I had the beautiful curves I wanted. Still everything was vector graphic. I also used standard text in my document using the text tool in AD. Now I exported as PDF and 300 dpi, which the print press required. Today, my print project was in the mall. I noticed something strange. The text which I made in AD with the standard text tool was sharp, but the vector curves (my handwriting from the iPad) was slightly blurred / pixeled. Now this is strange since even the photos and other rastered objects I had in this document are still sharper than my vector hand writing. Has anybody a clue, how this could have happened? I am just curious, whether there are some differences in vector graphics. Has anybody any experience with this? I have added some screenshots and photos. I just want to make it better next time. The photos are low quality but you can see the difference in the sharpness. The text is very sharp, the hand writing is slightly pixeled. Keep in mind that the handwritten text is about he same size as the text "Schau mir in de ..." below the red title. Please post any ideas on how this could have happened. I will talk to the print press on monday, but I had a similar problem with other print presses as well. (Text was pixeled / low quality, even though it was PDF). Sincerely, Walter
  8. thanks a lot. This helps. it worked. But I didn't need to delete any new layer.
  9. please let me center my text inside a text box horizontally. See screenshots. 1. Screenshot: The problem 2. Screenshot: Manual, very imprecise solution (adjusting the base line in the character menu) 3. Screenshot: What I want to have (just to make things clear) 4. Screenshot: Where this setting has to be in the user interface 5. Screenshot: Just to make things very clear: How Pages handles this. This is a very important feature, every typographer needs. If the textbox is aligned properly using guide lines, the text should be in the center of my textbox, or whereever I want it. It is impossible to align my text properly centered on a horizontal guide line.
  10. Hi there, I am working on a map project. I have drawn the map so far and I was wondering, whether you could open the stroke on the outside (see the screenshots), to illustrate streets and make it clear, which streets are ending and which are going further. In my screenshots, you can see, that I have an other shape on top to cover the black stroke underneath. This is not precise and would require a tremendous amount of work to cover all open streets on my map. I was wondering, since there is no slice tool yet, whether you could solve this problem differently, maybe with several layers, blend modes, combine and subtract modes. You can see in the last screenshot the selected shape which I use as an overlay.
  11. If you want to hide the UI temporarily, just hold Space and the tool UI will disappear :) Ultimately, corners will be a property on the shapes so they won't force the shapes to become curves - I think that'll be a nice addition :) -> very good news.. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to new updates.
  12. I created a document which is now ready for printing. I realized, that I made it to big. A few millimeters. So I created a slice in the export personna and some guide lines, to cut off 2 millimeters on each side. Now, slices do not snap to my guide lines, and I just cannot position it properly. If there is an other way to cut my document by 2 millimeters on each side, let me know. I just need to export it as pdf for printing.
  13. The new corner tool is awesome. I tried it and played a little with it. Now what I found is, when you select a lot of corners and modify them with the corner tool it is sometimes hard to recognize the changes it makes, because the corner tool requires so much UI (circles and lines, etc). It would be great to simply move with the mouse outside the canvas and the UI would disappear and reappear once the mouse is inside the canvas again. That way, you could easily see even small changes made by the corner tool quickly without deselecting every corner you carefully selected. Sometimes the changes are covered by the UI (or corner-tool-quide-lines, if you will, those red lines, circles and dots). Also, the corner tool quickly becomes slow on my iMac mid 2011, 2.7GHz i5, HD 6770 HD, 20GB Ram. And finally, to celebrate the new corner tool, here are some great and funny shapes, one can do when mixing the live shapes with the corner tool:
  14. plug-ins would indeed be great. There is a lot of potential.
  15. I just can't stand copycats. I am about to deinstall Arial just to see what happens in Affinity.
  16. This would be awesome. It's great for 3D drawing.
  17. 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.
  18. Please let me easily transform any vector object. With a transform tool I could set the perspective right, and distort groups and other objects. For instance: I have a group of rectangles, and I want to transform and distort this group as if it was a line. I have a rectangle and I want to put it in perspective, or make a 3D effect. It would be great either have a transform tool similar to photoshop and the ability to select for instance the outer corners of a rectangle and option drag them towards the middle in the same amount. I definitely need a line tool. I want to edit every single bit of a line. I the ability to make a dashed or a dotted line. Of course I could use cmd-j, but I want it as a line so I can distort it. Also I want dashed lines for rectangles, etc. It would be great to turn a group of objects into a line, like when you have a couple of objects and you want to put them on a path and behave like they were a line.
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