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  1. Fantomasas

    PDF Export white edge lines

    Quick question: are the FX vector layers considered raster in this case? I am running blur for most design elements.
  2. Fantomasas

    PDF Export white edge lines

    I am punching the rounded values into the program, mm wise (50mm, 240mm) because it is a print file. I must work with mm units in this document. The program was shuffling a few decimals from 50mm to 49.5mm. I thought that it was rounding them into full pixels (and I still have to multiply everything by 10 after it is approved), so I didn't mind some minor size fluctuations. The program is claiming way more than the single pixel line to round-up the pixels. The white line remains the same thickness regardless of DPI. If this is working as intended, what is the course of action for making precise measurements without getting white-line artifacts? It is not a problem as of now, I can easily send the file with some white artifacts on the edges to print.
  3. Fantomasas

    PDF Export white edge lines

    I have experienced this a couple of times now. When I export PDF documents, they tend to get white lines at the edges, even though the artwork expands far beyond the export area. I doubt it is related to composition/effects/images/rasterization, because I had simple, one color background business cards which had the inconsistent white edges on some of the designs. It is not a pixel-perfect issue where the program has to round-up the edge to fit the print dimensions, it is at least 5 pixels with the 600DPI export. It is also not a preview issue because the file will open with the white-edge inside the artboard back in AD. Latest release version. I have the file which is currently not exporting right, and a screenshot showcasing the problem: Colt Automobilio Maketas2.afdesign
  4. 1/2. In the case why I want clipping of layers, it is because some of the shapes in the portrait go into each other, and the smaller ones extend beyond the bigger. This allows me to modify the points of the bigger without worrying about the smaller shape not extending enough. I can also finish drawing the small shape with the massive square back instead of matching the outline of the shape it is on. 4. The first minute of the video shows how the color picker tool works in Coreldraw: 12. The bleed bounds are visible, but the contents inside them are not. I am attaching an illustrator bleed screenshot, bleed is also visible in CorelDraw. 7. It wouldn't be a problem if it reverted back to the wheel after you deselect the global-color object. If I know that multiple shapes will be the same color, I tend to tag them with the color whether for future refinement or preparing easy color iterations for the client. However, I still want to have the color wheel for all the other design elements which don't need linked colors. I work back and forth: applying color, tweaking shape, moving objects around, changing color, adding outline, deleting objects etc. This is the case of the app predicting or using the context-sensitive option in a negative way. To answer the question directly: I don't want to keep switching back to color-wheel every time I touch a global-color object or a group. Just tell me straight: is this an unreasonable request? Is this something wrong with my workflow and I should just adapt somehow?
  5. Thank you for your response. 1. I don't understand how it works. I have 2 shapes selected, hit "Move Inside", and it just drops them into Artboard. I guess there is no command to Move Inside one another without the layers panel? 2. For the example where selection fails me, let's say I wanted to apply the stroke or color (or whatever) to all, or a lot of objects with children, like a blueprint drawing where all lines are 1pt, but for some reason, I need to make them all 2pts. There is no good way to select them all. If you select all, or shift-select start-end of the layer stack, you don't get any children is the selection. You will have all parent layers as 2pts, but all children will remain at 1pts. 4. The way color picker works in CorelDRAW: you start it as an eyedropper tool, but as soon as you sample the color, you get to morph it into the bucket/flood fill tool (or don't, depends on the keys you press). It is rather convenient when you aren't sure about colors or objects, you can iterate really fast without actually selecting any object, just pointing on it with the tool. 7. Added sequence of images to describe the problem. (Discovered a bug while trying to screenshot the color menu change. If you select an object to add its fill as a global color, it only works on the first selected object. If you select another object with a different color, it will not do anything with the right-click add fill as a global color option. ) 11. Could have been my error, or bug, but I have just tried re-exporting the cards and there is no white edge this time. I will submit the file into the bug reporting section if it happens in the future. 12. Added a picture about visible bleed. For example, if I have multiple images at the edge of the design, I would appreciate if I could see the visible indication that they indeed go beyond the cutting line into the bleed area. Not a big issue, but it is nice to visually error-check the design without selecting specific components to see their outlines. 14. In LR or Rawtherapee, the speed to open any RAW file is much much faster. I have Honeyview to preview RAWs as if they were Jpegs, but I feel like opening RAWs in AP is only if I am going to edit the images with brushes or liquid tools.
  6. Mistaken on the slice tool. The Slice Select Tool doesn't allow any modifications (what is it for?), the top slice tool does everything like positioning or resizing (including selection).
  7. Hi, I am trying to use AD/AP for as many tasks as possible at my job. Here are some everyday problems that I have discovered: • Parenting a layer to another can only be done in the layer panel There has to be a shortcut for that, I can't be bothered looking for objects. Even with CTRL K, it takes too long for the tasks. In Modo (3D program), you select a bunch of objects and hit P (last object is the parent). • Parented layers are hard to select with the box or layer selection. Selecting one with the modifier key is easy, but it is a nightmare if you have 2 or 3 levels of parents with multiple children. Even select all command fails to select children. • CorelDraw (we use this one for many tasks because it is a graphics design + production company, so lots of plotting/cutting/engraving etc.) has a contour tool, which allows to easily expand or shrink the object. No such tool in AD, even if you do expand-stroke, it requires re-merging objects because it expands the outline only, as opposed to growing the entire object. • Color picker is fast for a single object, but it is slow for multiple. Corel allows you to sample a color, and the fill whatever objects you want. Combined with the difficulties of selecting multiple parented objects, it is very slow. If you could add the modifier for the color picker tool to apply the color (instead of sampling it), it would be great. • Selecting export slices - impossible. Sometimes you want to move or resize them instead of drawing a perfect one... • No perspective transformation. No, AP does not do it either, it doesn't understand how to transform non-pixel or multiple layers at all. • Global colors force a different color panel which has opacity only, even though I was told it is a feature, it is a useless feature making the global colors useless for any project for me. • Toggling shortcuts on AP are bizarre, nothing else works this way, always hitting the wrong brush/erase/box selection tool. Then I have to undo and select the right one... • Different units for stroke size could be useful, although not a problem if they aren't. • +1 to the linking images request! • Exporting a PDF usually leaves white lines on the edges, and it isn't the pixel-perfect issue. The exporter just fails to export the correct bounds, sometimes by a few pixels. • No visible bleed area... Have to make an entire project with the bleed on the artboard, and then resize it prior to export. Or draw an export slice 2mm smaller if I want to send the design to the client. • Knife tool would be nice. • AP is only good as a photo editing tool once you have a photo selected. It is way too slow for previewing RAWs... • Publisher is not a solution for not implementing linked images, visible bleed, correct export settings. A program like AD has to be able to do one-page project without relying on another app. A knife tool or vector perspective tool are major tools and I don't expect them to make their way to AD soon... However, I think that the small things like toggling, selection, parenting, color picker, slice transforms, global colors fix, linking images, PDF export issues or visible bleed should be easy to implement/fix.
  8. Hi, I have an issue where it is disastrous to work with the design works which have both global and regular colors. The problem is simple: whenever a global-color is activated, the color wheel will switch into the tint mode. It might be intended behavior, but it is inconvenient. The issue (if it is an issue) is a long time one. It is present in regular and the latest beta releases. Please give me some kind of fix to prevent the global-colors from always switching the color mode to tint. I don't mind opening two color tabs.