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  1. Hi Lagarto This is indeed good news. Thank you Lagarto. Strange is, its exactly as I am used to, only that I did copy paste the image from afPhoto and that did not work. I now exported a grayscale TIFF from afPhoto, placed it in Designer and then it worked like you described, setting the Pantone color for it. Unfortunately this shows once again how far behind the affinity apps are in regards of easy of use. There are by far too many quirks with these apps, so that many things do not work by intuition, too many things have to be set right until it works. One further example is here, when I copied the colored image and cut a bit from one side, it lost the color setting and got treated in CMYK, which was only detectable later in Adobe Acrobat, checking color separation.
  2. Hi. Can I set a bitmap or greyscale picture to Pantone spot color in Designer, like I am used to from FreeHand? How else can I achieve to get an image in Pantone color? Thanks for your input, Thom
  3. using the brush tool with a Wacon Tablet on Mac, Affinity 1.8.1 crashes all the time just after some 10-20 lines.
  4. Is there a way to disable that clicking on filter swatches opens that area below them and makes them flipping around in the filter list? I never know what happens when I choose sch a swatch. Will it open? does it flip away? It always needs two or more clicks until I finally get the setting window open. Very annoying.
  5. I just updated everything to the newest Version 1.8.1 and it is still slow. Publisher needs over 12 seconds to open a 60 MB document. AfPhoto brush drawing often drags along way behind the mouse movement. And this on a recent top notch MacMini with Mojave and the fastest processor and 32GB Ram.
  6. Hi Petar FreeHand still works under Windows? That is great. Unfortunately I am too much bound to Mac OS X. Shame on Apple for being intentionally incompatible. That is not the Apple I signed up to 35 years ago!
  7. Walt, all that should not matter. Thats the problem with many things in affinity, things only work if you first do A, then B then C. That is not user friendly. I am not thinking about presets. I just want things to behave the same way and then next time expect again to work the same way.
  8. Subtract does not even work correctly with areas only. In this case, I want to subtract the inside of the letter e, but after subtract, the blue part disappears, and instead of a hole, it is all black.
  9. Well, I just dragged it from desktop into the Designer Layout as I always do. I close de document, trash de images and when opening, warning appears and the images are completely blurred on the page. So they really are linked. Only way around I find now is open them in afPhoto and copy paste from there.
  10. I think I always placed images in Designer, they simply got embedded, I never stored the image documents separately. Now today after I trashed an already place image, Designer alarmed about missing resource. No clue why sudenly images dont get embedded anymore. And I can not find a setting about that or let alone the ressource manager to manually embed it. I am stuck now, not able to embed... what else can I do?
  11. I have the newest and fastest MacMini with 32GB Ram and SSD HD, working on a 5000x2000 Pixel image, drawing with a 90px brush is so TREMENDOUSLY SLOW, it is a pain. I just don't understand why a perfectly new software is outrun by a 3 decade old dinosaur (Photoshop) in speed AND usability.
  12. Like I said. They are placed as PIXEL layers, not (image). Makes no difference to use any distort tool or simply resize the 1200x1200 pixel (sharp and clean) pasted smaller image. The result is unusable because of low resolution.
  13. And how can I add a Pantone color to the global colors list? And make it overprinting?
  14. Sometimes, when I resize or distort part of an image, the result has a very bad resolution - it looks like something reduced to a 20x20 pixel resolution and then zoomed up again. Here I pasted in a plate-design with typography on it. I placed a pixel image 1200x1200 pixel, sharp and clean, then resized it with distort tool and ended up with this clunky representation. One can see, the surrounding image has a much better resolution (plate and background are both pixel images, marked as such in layers palette). Makes no difference if "move whole pixels" and "force pixel position" in top tool bar are on or off).
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