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  1. Please forgive the weird question…I’m trying to find balance between print sizes and video sizes such that the same illustration would work for either. Granted, print will require dimensions that are suitable for a book or magazine, at 300dpi or higher, and the same file used in print could be save as / converted to what’s useful in Video (CMYK > RGB for example). Maybe it’s merely an issue of matching aspect ratios? The goal would be for the print version of a set of illustrations to match as closely as possible to the video counterpart. I hope I’m making sense, and thank you for any answers on this..surely many others are doing what I’m describing.
  2. I’d gotten it to 300 dpi (up from the initial 144). Could go no further this morning. No feedback / app quits. Tried again, this time just waited for the interface to “blink.” Checked the resolution and it’d been increased. Tried again and another increase. Got it up to 600dpi, which was my goal. I was waiting for the “Apply” button to get a blue ring around it; that never happened. The blink seems to be the tell. Thank you
  3. That’s the method I’m trying- thank you. There’s no sign that the change has completed. I let it work on it for a half hour. No change.
  4. I’d like to bump the resolution of a document I’m working on from 144 to 600 dpi. I can’t tell whether iPad Designer can do this or not. I’ve had one quit and a lot of seemingly nothing happening; perhaps the iPad is working on it. Any suggestions on how best to increase resolution of a work already begun? Thank you!
  5. Good to know it’s on their radar…are we closer to having this functionality now? Thanks!
  6. So, you’re disappointed that a laggard software developer hasn’t yet released a software tool which is sure to be inferior?
  7. The performance of M1 is clearly greater, but could the issue be one of writing for one architecture vs another, and why support 2 if you don’t have to? Apple have been pretty good at smoothing the bumps over chip transition. Affinity is stellar at supporting a range of hardware ages. If it’s just a speed difference, then to me it’s like, “your Maserati is faster than my Maserati.” I rarely wait for anything on this 2017 iPad Pro.
  8. OK..figured it out. the added pixel layer had nothing in it. "protect alpha" I believe in this case results in protecting the entire layer's alpha. My solution to adding more color / texture layers to that "A" was to dupe the first one - shown as textured gold, then to paint on that dupe. hope this helps another..
  9. Hope the screencapture is self-explanatory. I have a linked Designer file that has a raster layer. I hope to modify with that files pixel layers in Photo..I modified one, added another, but can't paint or draw on it. "Protect Alpha" is on - which should confine painstrokes to inside the "A." Thank you for any clues!
  10. I agree that it makes more sense to enable editing placed text straight away. In the (my?) typical use case, you place the filler text, then do some level of formatting to it so that it serves the purpose of showing what the real / final text will look like in the design. I can’t envision a scenario in which you’d place some lorem ipsum, then leave it as-is.
  11. Not sure what you’re saying here, Alfred. Sounds like you doubt that Affinity Publisher will be released for iPad, but that when it’s released, you expect it to work on iPad Air 2 or newer? Am I reading correctly? Schrodinger’s version of Publisher for iPad? 😉
  12. Thank. you, DM1 - Do you mean that, even when we switch to Pixel person on iPad, we aren’t seeing the full set of raster tools we ought to? To be honest, I’m diggin’ the iPad so much, I haven’t used the desktop Affinity tools since Hector was a pup. I look forward to the increase in iPad designer’s UI capability..that and when Publisher for iPad is released..will be a very fine day for artists everywhere… Been trying to use Designer the way I’d use Publisher - through the use of artboards. Perhaps others are as well…
  13. I guess the corresponding tool would be Links in a page layout program. I’m assuming that in Designer, Placed raster images are in fact placed, and not parsed. Once a raster image is placed in Designer, is there a link from Designer, through iPad OS, to the image file? Or is the image somehow tucked into the Designer file? FWIW, the use scenario is: I placed an image in a Designer layout and wanted to touch out some schmutz in the photo. Pixel persona doesn’t appear to have such tools, so Affinity Photo is my next stop. Was hoping Designer could take me to where the file resides. Thank you!
  14. This is great for getting the multi-artboard document put to a paper size, which is great and I thank you for this idea. However, still remains to be..adjusted is Designer’s ability to put a multi-artboard document to PDF to artboard dimensions, irrespective of electro-mechanical printing machines and / or paper sizes. Contrast to the way Pages produces PDFs from a custom-page-size and multi-page document: if your page is 8” x 8” you get a PDF of that dimension. On-screen, viewer sees a square-page PDF, without a margin of “paper” surrounding it. Naturally, were you to print said 8” x 8” PDF onto paper, you’d end up with blank paper surrounding the live area. If I understand correctly, Designer should be able to do this, but at this time, is unable to do so.
  15. Sad news, but thank you for sharing that, DM1 I’d assume that this issue is more an A-list item to be corrected since PDF is such an important part of modern workflow. Meanwhile, do people simply avoid printing PDFs from iPad Designer?
  16. I began a multi-page document in the Pages app in which the pages are square..IIRC, they are 8” square. I made a PDF from this document which I opened in Designer to complete the project. Everything looks great in Designer - the artboards are indeed square - but PDFs made from this document are cut off vertically. When I resize the document, I’m not shown square-page dimensions! Where is Designer taking its marching orders from in terms of page size? Thank you!
  17. I don’t have this issue only on Affinity software: careful as I am after moving something, the moment I lift the Apple pencil or my finger tip, the object will move. I have very steady hands, no tremors, fairly well coordinated. How do people deal with this bit? Thank you
  18. Just tried to reproduce and failed. I'd quit Designer, then re-launched to try it again. I booted up from shut down first thing, so you could say that the Mac and the software each got a fresh start, so to speak... Perhaps it was lingering halloween ghosts up to mischief..
  19. also..what made this really weird for me is that I didn't see "Untitled" in the Window menu, where I'd think we could rely on to get the straight dope about which documents were open at the time.
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