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    William Overington got a reaction from Manozac2000 in what I need to do for next level   
    @Manozac2000
    Would it be a good idea to remove the drawing lines around the mountains, the drawing lines around the yacht and the drawing lines around the reflection in the lake from the final image?
    Having said that, at my present level of skill, I cannot produce anything like as good as what you have produced.
    William
     
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    William Overington got a reaction from Manozac2000 in what I need to do for next level   
    Also, I like the way that you have done that shimmering reflection.
    William
     
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    William Overington reacted to firstdefence in Portrait of a lady   
    The colours are jarring to the eyes, even as a vector you will get a dark line as the eyes try to resolve where the colours meet.
    As an example I changed the colours to create less of an assault on the retinas. 

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    William Overington got a reaction from bodobe in Portrait of a lady   
    I produced this image by first producing an outline using several of the tool shapes.
    I used the trapezoid for the lady's dress; two rectangles, an ellipse and a triangle for her skin; a crescent for her hair and a circle for her eye. Alas there is no "Quick grid" so I used a table for the window frame, though I could not seem to get the corners quite right. I then used the Pen tool to produce the shapes that I wanted by going round, or nearby, the regular shape so as to make the curves look more natural than strict mathematical lines, then deleting the original shape, though I did have a record as I had saved the original outline design as a separate document. I then altered some of the points in the shapes that I had produced so as to get the finished image. Finally I added a rectangle for the wall behind her, though that then led to needing to sort out the view through the window as that is done using a rectangle behind a transparent table object. That leaves the possibility that a future such image could have a view through the window that has something like a tree or a mountain in the distance. 
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    William Overington got a reaction from Alfred in Portrait of a lady   
    For readers who are not aware, Alfred is making a friendly nod to a font that I made which I named as Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady.
    In fact, the font is free to use and can be obtained without any need to register from the following link.
    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETRL.TTF
    As Alfred had mentioned the font I got the idea of making a copy of the original lady_1.afpub file as lady_2.afpub and then in the copy grouping the items in the picture, scaling the picture down to about 40% of its linear size, and moving it to about half-way down and with its right edge at the right margin line.
    I then had the idea of adding a text box, use the font Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady at 24 point and add some text - filler text at first - and then try to have the text so that it goes around the picture so as to produce a nice page with the text and the picture. If I could learn the technique I could then change the text to something suitable and make an image and post it in this thread.
    Here is the result.

    There is now a PDF version of the document on the web and the display is clearer as the PDF document is completely vector-based.
    PDF version on the web
    There is also a PDF version of the complete picture on the web. It is completely vector-based.
    PDF version on the web of the original picture
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    William Overington reacted to Alfred in Portrait of a lady   
    Definitely not a Renaissance lady!
    If you’re referring to the corners being rounded, you can make them square by changing the Join style.
    Use a different background colour, perhaps?
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    William Overington reacted to Manozac2000 in what I need to do for next level   
    this is my third painting... I want to know what changes I must have to draw well

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    William Overington reacted to Wosven in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    Hi,
    You can't add or create a colour (or a palette) and have it as spot colours. You can only make them global colours in APub.
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    William Overington reacted to MikeW in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    BTW, the PDF I produced is only 4.6k, about 100 times fewer KBs than yours have.
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    William Overington reacted to MikeW in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    It is now a CMYK document, but there are no Pantone spot colors in the PDF.
    There are several/many spot color models.
    Here's your PDF I recolored with 4 different spot color libraries, as well as how Acrobat shows them separate from process colors.

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    William Overington reacted to MikeW in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    Your PDF is an RGB PDF. Did you make sure that the Honor Spot Colors is checked when you made the PDF?
    I don't think spot colors survive via an ASE file import, so the alternative color space is used, else your ASE files are simply RGB to begin with. You do have Pantone palettes via the swatches. I don't know if those particular colors are in them, though.
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    William Overington reacted to MikeW in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    Color names don't mean that they are actual spot colors.
    In the Export for PDF dialog, there is a More button. Press it and possibly scroll down and ensure it is checked. By default, the For Web PDF type likely is using RGB. Use on of the PDF/X types and ensure the Honor spot colors is checked.
    I used Acrobat.
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    William Overington reacted to MikeW in Some free Pantone .ase palette files   
    Upload the pdf. I'll check it. 
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    William Overington reacted to colin foster in Olivia   
    I tend to get a picture in my mind’s eye as to the overall feel and concept and then begin the work.
    12 hour concept art is my term for a rough time frame that it took me to construct this.  For this I downloaded the three pictures from the net, the model, the chalkboard and finally the spider photo.  The rest is drawn by hand and the photos treated to get the effect that I feel I wanted.  The red shoe was a clip art copy that I redrew from scratch a few months ago.  In this instance the story is the last part of this process.  I take a good look at the finished picture and write the story.  This particular story is a continuation of the Mr Morose photo art concept that I posted earlier this week.  The story is in my mind’s eye but getting it developed is an ongoing process.  The idea is essentially to kick start that left brain thinking whilst preserving the technical process of photography.  This is what I call Photo-Art, the merging together of reality and imagination.  Synaptic pathways linking positive thought. 
    I really like the graphic novel concept, however, as I am new to this and still developing ideas and format this is a work in progress.   We have all seen how photo manipulation can have quite negative effects; my wish is to convey writing and illustration in simple form that is accessible to as many folk as possible.  Simple stories and photo-art that do not take forever to produce, I can go on and on about this but I hope that I have conveyed a rough draft of my thinking.
    Thanks for your reply and I will take a look at your novel.
    As for not being very good at art, I failed my art exam at school and my only friend told me my teachers where laughing at my work, so first off bury the expectations and draw what you like.  There is no judgment upon how art ought to be perceived, let the imagination of the viewer decide that.  Just start and go from there.  Encourage your inner creative self and you will be surprised what it will tell you.
     
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    William Overington reacted to AffinityJules in Olivia   
    Yep. . .can't argue with that. In fact, in my early compositing years using photoshop 7 I used to do exactly what you're doing here; making images and imagining a story to fit along side.
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    William Overington reacted to colin foster in Olivia   
    12 hour concept phot-art
     

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    William Overington reacted to thomaso in Palette export   
    I don't know the answer but see good news the other way: In case you want to import an .ase from your Adobe app into your .afpub document: you just can do it.
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    William Overington reacted to walt.farrell in Palettes   
    That's all that any of the Affinity products come with.
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    William Overington reacted to walt.farrell in [Cannot Reproduce] Crashing when starting the trial version   
    You may need to close the application successfully once before your change will be saved properly.
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    William Overington reacted to GabrielM in [Cannot Reproduce] Crashing when starting the trial version   
    Hi @William Overington,
    Any chance you can send us a screen recording of a crash in action? Does it always happen? Have you got Photo installed? Does that work fine?
    Thanks,
    Gabe.
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    William Overington reacted to Alfred in Gallery of images   
    Just one of a long list! And, of course, the SIL OFL dictates that any derivatives must be released under the same licensing terms.
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    William Overington reacted to Alfred in Gallery of images   
    You could have said 33⅓%, thereby avoiding the possibility of misinterpretation: as written, the first sentence quoted above looks as though it refers to a “recurring increase”. Even if you read it as “thirty-three point three percent recurring”, you end up with the entire percentage recurring rather than just the (point) three.
    You’ve miscounted, anyway. When Affinity Publisher for Mac and Windows is released to retail, there will be eight products in the Affinity range — three for Mac, three for Windows and two for iPad — so a cross-platform digital content product would increase the total by only 12½%.
    If you’re really avoiding fonts other than those supplied by Serif or made by you, you’re missing out on a huge range of high-quality fonts released under generous licensing terms such as those of the SIL Open Font License.
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    William Overington reacted to GarryP in Gallery of images   
    I think the Assets panel will probably do what you want from the standpoint of building up you own standard sets of ‘things’ to put in your documents. (Everyone will have their own ideas about what ‘things’ they need.)
    As for including a set of ready-made clip-art with the Affinity products, I don’t think that’s something which is needed these days. (E.g. Just do a web search for ‘clip-art tree’ and you will get more vector trees than you can shake the proverbial stick at.) The “Resources” section of this forum also gives people plenty of ideas for places to get quality stuff from. (Edit: haakoo just got in there before me.)
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    William Overington reacted to haakoo in Gallery of images   
    Try search for DAM here on the fora because in essence this is what you want.

    As for clipart,
    It would bloat the affinity range and may have copyright issues.
    Besides there are many free or paid clip art repositories on the net.
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    William Overington got a reaction from kconkling in Question about booleen operation   
    The spelling is Boolean.
    It is named in honour of George Boole.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Boole
    Alas I do not know the answer to your question but hopefully someone else will and will post.
    William
     
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