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  1. For completeness, here is the document on some of the background. To put this in context, what I am trying to do is to produce an A3 poster version of the greetings card in the following thread, which is interesting because I need to work out how to do it, given the different aspect ratios, and that the explanation is inside the greetings card and I am wondering if, and if so, how, to incorporate the explanation, prominently yet unobtrusively, into the poster. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/163212-art-and-a-poem-using-language-independent-glyphs/ William
  2. Here is the dialogue panel. But if I click OK, then open it again, the red has not locked in, I get the default grey again. The Save for the document was still greyed out. William
  3. Well, I found that grey filled rectangle on the panel, which I had thought was "greyed out" but in fact is just a colour and it was grey by default. So I changed it to red (255, 0, 0) and the filled rectangle was red and I clicked OK. But when I looked at the document it was not showing. But when I went back to document setup, the filled rectangle was grey again. So I have not been able to get the red colour "locked in". William
  4. I have just started a new A3 portrait orientation document, with a 3 mm bleed on each edge. I have View Show Bleed ticked. That shoes the area. However, I seem to remember that there is a way to have a visual indication of which area is document and which area is bleed, in the form of a rectangle, possibly red. However, I don't remember how to do that. i have tried looking in the help facility but I could not find it. Can someone remind me please? William William
  5. I received an email from MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York) today. It is about rare posters for sale. There is a link. https://store.moma.org/prints-artists/rare-posters I noticed this one. https://store.moma.org/prints-artists/rare-posters/ellsworth-kelly-red-yellow-blue-framed-poster I note the size as 27.37h x 20.5w x .75"d That seems to be in inches. But that is the overall size, including the frame, and not knowing if any of the poster is hidden by the frame. But I can have a go at estimating the actual size of the poster and seeking if that is a standard size. Along the way I will try to find out how the poster was produced. For example, printed or silkscreen or what? I was thinking of trying an "inspired by" version, not as a copy. However, I am now thinking of trying to produce a PDF document of a poster version of the image from this thread. The original artwork is all vector so as it should work alright over resizing as such. However, although it might never, in practice, ever get printed, I would like to try to make it have the best chance, so I need to look at what are standard sizes. I think that it might be best to make two PDF documents, one to produce an A3 size poster, so not as big as a poster (should?) be, but probably straightforward to get a print, and the other full size, just in case chance favours the prepared hobbyist artist. But there are many other posters on that page, so looking at their sizes may be helpful. The current artwork is for a 7 inch by 5 inch greetings card and includes a bleed area on each edge. I will need to find out if I need to adjust the aspect ratio for a poster. William
  6. Thank ypu. I did not see your post until after I had posted mine. Yours is a better reply. William
  7. Could someone remind me how to set the author field when outputting a PDF document from Affinity Publisher please? I know it can be done, but I can't remember how, and I have not been able to find it today. William
  8. Yesterday I generated some artwork in Affinity Designer. I saved the file as I went along. When I had got in electronic form the idea that I had in my mind, I exported a png file at one third size in both axes (so a ninth of the area) and posted it in the Share your work section. Loking at what i produced is probably not relevant to the question in this post, but for completeness, here is a link to the thread. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/163212-art-and-a-poem-using-language-independent-glyphs/ So earlier this evening I decided to produce a full size jpg version (so as to inspect it and if fine get a hardcopy greetings card made featuring the artwork). However, when I opened the file I was offerd a recovery file. This is not the first time this has happened, not with this project, but with other projects. So I accepted and saved as an .afdesign file with a new name (in fact, as before but _recovey file_added. The artwork seems the same in both files, though that without detailed checking. So my question please is as follows. Does exporting a png file where one alters the size of the exported image or one alters anything about the export get regarded as changing the file, even if the artwork itself has not been altered since saving before the exporting dialogue was entered? William
  9. Ah, nothing as far as I know. In view of your comment I need to rewrite the sentence. The original. The illustration is a png file for the web. The new version. The illustration is a png that I have produced so as to present the artwork on the web. However, the Papier web facility to where I upload image files so as to get a hardcopy print in the form of the front of a custom greetings card produced on industrial quality printing machinery requires a jpg file. I thik that this is quite probably because (most? all?) digital cameras, including in particular digital cameras on mobile telephones, export an image as a jpg file, and the facility is indeed marketed asprovidimg photo cards. So I am having available a facility to print my (hobbyist) artwork, as a - well the word isn't byproduct - from the mass market printing of photo cards. A similar effect to the way that the emoji craze led to better support for characters encoded in plane 1 of the Universal Character Set to support emoji, yet it also helped support users of some languages too, which might not have had such good support but for the emoji craze. I suppose that I could have used a jpg to upload here, but, and I don't know if this is right, I tend to think that where the image has glyphs as in text that a png is better. William
  10. The artwork was produced using Affinity Designer, using shapes drawn using the Pen Tool for the colourful areas and a font that I made myself for the language-independent glyphs. The illustration is a png file for the web. Subject to finalizing the design, I hope to export a full size jpg file to upload to a web facility that will, for a fee, print and send by Royal Mail a custom hardcopy printed greetings card to me, that I can then frame for my art collection. I am thinking of including, in the place inside the greetings card where the greeting usually is placed, the localization of the poem into French. William
  11. Localisation du poème en français La couleur est noire. La couleur est blanche. La couleur est noire. La couleur est blanche. La couleur est noire. La couleur est blanche. La couleur est rouge. La couleur est noire. La couleur est blanche. La couleur est rouge. La couleur est verte. La couleur est jaune. La couleur est noire. La couleur est blanche. La couleur est rouge. La couleur est verte. La couleur est jaune. La couleur est bleue.
  12. This illustration is one third size both horiziontally and vertically of the original artwork William
  13. @Nebie1 wrote > Please forgive me if I ask stupid questions, and please be patient with me. When I was working I made two lineprinter large banners, each many feet long, and I bluetacked to the wall, one above the other. IF YOU NEED TO KNOW ... .... THEN IT'S NOT A SILLY QUESTION It worked wonders in showing students that it was fine to ask me for programming advice. Welcome to the forums. Those two notices could well describe the friendly, helpful attitude here in these forums. I don't know quite what you mean by post production. But then, I am a hobbyist and I have hardly used Affinity Photo, I got it when it was on offer. I tend to use Affinity Designer to generate original art. Would you like to get a discussion started by answerimng a few questions please? Other forum members who do know about such things will hopefully then join in the discussion. What do you mean by post production? What do you want to know about that you don't know about already? You have presented four pictures in electronic form. What end result do you want, for example, something on the web, a hardcopy printed magazine, a greetings card, a framed print as a one-off for your home, a framed limited edition signed print run, an unlimited print run, something else? I am not an art expert but for what it's worth to me those pictures look good, particularly the first one with its palm trees and their shadows, and the fourth one with its reflections in the water. William
  14. One time in the 1960s I produced a similar effect using metal type 12 point square single type ornaments and spaces. If I remember correctly I used spaces, thick-line circles and filled circles. I then printed copies letterpress on a hand-operated printing press, an Adana 8 x 5 machine, on, I think, a light beige paper of a printing paper brand called, if I remember correctly, Clan 66. I remember that name as I used that type of paper for various things, it was available in a number of colours, I remember using yellow and a deep turquoise blue too. Black ink on quality tinted paper gives a very stylish look. William
  15. Not necessarily. One could do ASCII art from zero. People used to do ASCII art using teleprinters back in the 1960s. Decide on a number of ASCII characters with various ammunts of black, so, say, a space, a fullstop, an I, an o, an M. Draw a grid over a picture. For each cell decide which is the appropriate level of black and use the appropriate character. It takes time, but can be done on the basis as time taken often does not matter if it is a hobby. William
  16. The space character in a monospaced font should have the same width as each of the printing characters in that font. Does that solve it? William
  17. All characters in a monospaced font should have the same width as all other characters wthin the same font. Yet each of two monospaced fonts do not necessarily have characters of the the same width as the characters of the other font. William
  18. Yes they do. And the maufacturers seem to think that everybody wants a bright display and make no provision for people who have sensitive eyes and who like to look at a screen as if it is a page in a book or a painting on a wall not like some pop concert! Grumble, grumble, grumble 😀 William
  19. In fairness, having read both of your replies, I realize that I need to say that, as my eyes are sensitive and computers tend to have very bright screens I have the night light option on all day. I only turn if off for short periods to check colours. Alas, this time I forgot. So when I read Alfred's comments about Sun and Sand I realized my mistake and turned off the night light setting for a short while and the image looks very different. Sorry. William
  20. I am wondering if you might like to try the gradient the other wy up too please, that is, solid at the top then the top of the letters C, l and b would be over a pale part of the BEACH lettering rather than over a solid part. Also, I don't know but I suspect that people will read each of the letters in BEACH from the top, so having the gradient the other way up might make it easier to read. But that is just my thoughts, I am not a trained graphic designer, so this just hobbyist comment not a professional designer level comment. The placement of the word Club with its relatively small yet noticeable overlay of the word BEACH looks good to me. William
  21. A balanced reply. I shall wait to see if @EducationPrinciples replies, and only say if @EducationPrinciples asks me to do so. William
  22. Well that is reasonable. Because the suggested change from a stage representing Denmark to a stage representing Verona is not about something actually in the content presented. Yet if the poster for the production of Hamlet had said Starring John Smith as Romeo, typeset well, would it be reasonable for someone to have pointed out that the character Romeo is not in the play Hamlet or would that be wrong if the claim on the poster was typeset in a nice font? William
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