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  1. Boolean operations can result in incorrect geometry. This seems to most often happen with shapes with rounded corners. Sometimes the problem can be worked around by converting the shape to a curve before applying the boolean operation, although this shouldn't be necessary. See attached file and screenshot for an example ("Example Boolean Bug.afdesign" and "Boolean Bug 1"). Another problem often exhibited when performing boolean operations is faceting around the edge of filled objects. Combining two layers by grouping does not exhibit this issue. See "Faceting - Boolean" and "Faceting - Grouped" (attached) for examples of this behavior. The only difference between the geometry in these two screenshots is that the two objects were combined with a boolean operation in one and grouped in the other. Example Boolean Bug.afdesign
  2. wildfox76

    Fairy Tales Illustration

    Hello to all, I show you my latest creation, is fully developed in affinity designers, the trees I applied the finishing touches with the pixel persona. I enjoyed myself to realize it, and my idea of starting er aun colorful illustration suitable for example for a storybook, hope you like it, Greetings to all of you. and thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to look at my work.
  3. I want to create a text box, with rounded corners and a background colour. Some of the text, I want to have different background and foreground colours from the rest. Unfortunately my 10 days has expired, so I can not try this. Thanks mcl
  4. In this lesson we look at how you can use your iPhone to design vector based artwork and send it over to Affinity Designer on your Mac. Also allows you to add additional shapes within Affinity to use... https://youtu.be/B9E_uahfeLo
  5. Hi, I'm trying to create a maze for a game - similar idea to Pac-Man, but with curved walls. In order for it to work properly, ideally the finished maze will be one large image with the paths cut out as holes. The best way I've found so far is to create a compound and subtract shapes in order to create these paths. This sort of works - you can see the results in the attached (green) image. The trouble with this is it only works with circles converted to donuts, and rectangles. I'd like to be able to create a maze of flowing, intersecting paths without any sharp corners, and where the path is a constant width. One thing I can do is to draw a single line and increase the stroke width so that it resembles a path (see the other screenshot) - but the trouble is this creates a shape with a fill, rather than the line itself being a shape that I can subtract from a compound to create the maze with cut-out paths. Any ideas on how I could achieve this? Thanks
  6. Hi. cannot export EPS file, it's insane. Keep trying to reserve the file - it either hangs on my machine or just exports a useless eps file. Please help me ASAP, I need to send this for a job and am now totally dead in the water... Edit: I just received word of another problem wit a separate EPS export so I'm attaching the files in question on this post. medallions and armours.eps kopi xaraksi 3 sampe.afdesign kopi xaraksi 3 sample.eps
  7. Hi Folks, since I'm using Affinity designer to redesign our hole App-Icon Set I'm running i one problem. the basic file of the icon set is set with 96x96 pixels. If i create a shape in it, which leaves some parts of the file completly transparent over the full width or height of the file, these parts are cropped away. For example i've attached two icons, which are created in the same AD-Project-File with 96x96 pixels. The export results are different resoluted... Attachments Can anybody help me solving these issue? Thanks, Daniel
  8. I have just started using the Trial of Affinity Designer in which I started placing some existing content into a new file. I tried both jpg as an eps, but after placing the image files I still didn't see it. I can select it, with the difference of the eps that it shows the outlines like in the screenshot below, but no fills etc. are shown. I also included the original eps-file, that's how it should appear. Any suggestions on how to resolve this? Thanks.
  9. I would LOVE to see a persona for Affinity Designer that would serve for sketching. A persona that would allow me to get rid of sketchbook pro by Autodesk. Think about it, sketching can then take you to the draw persona where you can now make into vectors. A lot of designers, illustrators, bring in sketches into their vector app and begin to draw on top of the sketch... a persona can take care of this allowing for all to happen inside affinity designer!
  10. I'm new to Affinity Designer (AD), and to vector graphics, so pls bear with me. Amazing piece of software, by the way! So, I created a vector graphic with AD (v1.3.5) that is to serve as a logo. The client wanted a grunge effect on one part of the graphic, which I did by adding vector grunge textures as layers. Long story short, I needed quite a few to get the exact effect we wanted. They were mostly laid over text. When I come to export, so the client can use the logo in the real world (i.e., .eps, .svg, and via Illustrator to .ai), everything works fine when I have a background present in the graphic. But I'm trying to find a way to have a transparent version, too. This would be important for the client, in terms of flexibility of use of the logo. Some images that relate to my query: https://cldup.com/T__1kSZ5pa-3000x3000.jpeg I'm having problems with the grunge texture layers. The Erase option on layers or groups in AD is fabulous. It does exactly what I want. I want to get rid of the colored font, but keep the grunge effect over the font (and elsewhere in this part of the graphic). With Erase enabled in AD on particular layers or groups, when you scale up the graphic in you see precise vector shapes are preserved. But when it comes to exporting, there are two options, as we know: 1. Export with rasterising "unsupported effects" (which sadly includes the Erase function); or 2. Don't rasterise, and see the Erase effect lost, and hence the transparency I need lost. In my specific situation, rasterisation is not possible, and the result from Option #1 above is pixelated anyway, which is useless for me. On the other hand, because of the grunge effects, there are literally way too many small shapes to locate and make transparent manually. There are probably 5000+ of these tiny shapes. And I'd not only need to delete what is otherwise a white fill (absent the Erase function), but also the same shape, in place, in the background layers the grunge effects rest on top of. Erase just does this directly. But it's unusable if you need a 100% vector output. Because it is an unsupported effect. I've tried seeking a solution outside of AD. In Illustrator, in iDraw / Graphic, and also Inkspace. In none was I able to work out how to do what I wanted to do. I also tried exporting my AD graphic as .png and running through Vector Magic on the most detailed settings and vectorising again. But the result is at least 50% or more poorer than the original in my AD document. In Illustrator, I could pick all layers with a certain color. But I wasn't able to work out how "cut" those layers *and* all other layers relevant that these shapes or nodes lay over. I also tried merging to get one "flat" layer, but this didn't work as I expected. I still had around 15 layers, which was better than earlier. I had hope to produce one layer, basically black and white, and then render everything white transparent. But this was not working. I was unable to pick a white node without picking everything at the same time, including black. In Inkspace, the exported .eps was pixelated, even without rasterising. I couldn't immediately see anything in iDraw / Graphic that would help, though the .eps file was clean, just like it is in the original AD file. I couldn't see how to erase, in iDraw / Graphic, globally a single hex color, which is really -- ultimately -- what I need to do. Or otherwise, to force that color to be transparent, from the top of the layer tree to the bottom. So: two questions 1. Is AD close to being able to export a vector with the Erase effect preserved? 2. Does anyone have advice on how to get that effect in a complex vector in the meantime, even if outside of AD (in Illustrator, for example)? I spent all day trying to search for solutions on Google, but I'm not finding what I need so far. I fear that the complexity of the layers I have will prevent a simple solution. Again: Erase does it. But it's not possible, sadly, to output a 100% vector from it. Vector Magic has a great feature when vectorising a bitmap image: you can cut a background out with the press of a button. Given the complexity of the grunge effects, this would not exactly be practical in my instance, but I know the hex value that I want to make transparent throughout my graphic, if anyone knows a way of forcing that. Thanks for reading this far ... and for any advice or input.
  11. rebeccaturnerdesign

    Distort Tool Menu

    It would be super awesome if more was made of distorting shapes. At the moment if you hoover the mouse over the protruding centre line at the top of any shape and wait, you get a little icon which is two arrows pointing in either direction, you can click and drag this to skew the shape a little bit. But they you need to keep rotating the item then turning it a bit if you want to adjust it and it can be a bit of a pain. It would be great if there was a distortion menu which allowed you to just selected pre-made angles for which your shape could distort too, so for example isometric left, isometric right, 45 degrees etc.. and if then you can add advance alteration like changing the percentage of the skew and the manually pick the direction that would be perfect! Really awesome work on the software so far I use it everyday now!
  12. Hi fellow illustrators, artists and designers, I made a short and "classic" trace tutorial for Affinity Designer. I do a quick break-down of steps taken from sketch to "final". For me it is a also a short test for moving from Illustrator :) I take around a minute for each step. Original artwork is from micropython.org, so consider this trace as fanart for the above :) I will add my own sketches in the future when I get the time and hopefully also more complete in concptual illustration terms. For the moment, it is more of an exercise. Hopefully the tutorial will bring some value. Do comment on my process or ask questions and I will answer when I have some time. I have been using AD on late nights only and have been reading around the forum for some time now, but thought I would give back something to this awesome community. To Affinity, thank you so much for such a wonderful tool and all the hard work you put in, it truly is moving towards a vector tool replacement for many users now and is innovating from this base also. Trace tutorial
  13. I'm new to Affinity Designer (AD), and to vector graphics, so pls bear with me. Amazing piece of software, by the way! Some images that relate to my query below: https://cldup.com/T__1kSZ5pa-3000x3000.jpeg So, I created a vector graphic with AD (v1.3.5) that is to serve as a logo. The client wanted a grunge effect on one part of the graphic, which I did by adding vector grunge textures as layers. Long story short, I needed quite a few to get the exact effect we wanted. They were mostly laid over text. Now I come to export, so the client can use the logo in the real world (i.e., .eps, .svg, and via Illustrator to .ai). Everything works fine when I have a background present in the graphic. But I'm trying to find a way to have a transparent version, too. This would be important for the client, in terms of flexibility of use of the logo. Here, I'm having problems with the grunge texture layers. The Erase option on layers or groups in AD is fabulous. It does exactly what I want. I want to get rid of the colored font, but keep the grunge effect over the font, and elsewhere in this part of the graphic. With Erase enabled in AD in particular layers or groups, when you scale up the graphic in you see precise vector shapes are preserved, no matter how large you go. But when it comes to exporting, there are two options, as we know: 1. Export with rasterising "unsupported effects" (which sadly includes the Erase function); or 2. Don't rasterise, and see the Erase effect lost, and hence the transparency I need lost. In my specific situation, rasterisation is not possible, and the result from Option #1 above is pixelated anyway, which is useless for me. On the other hand, because of the grunge effects, there are literally way too many small shapes to locate and make transparent manually. There are probably 5000+ of these tiny shapes. And I'd not only need to delete what is otherwise a white fill (absent the Erase function), but also the same shape, in place, in the background layers the grunge effects rest on top of. Erase just does this directly. But it's unusable if you need a 100% vector output. I've tried seeking a solution outside of AD. In Illustrator, in iDraw / Graphic, and also Inkspace. In none was I able to work out how to do what I wanted to do. I also tried exporting my AD graphic as .png and running through Vector Magic on the most detailed settings and vectorising again. But the result is at least 50% or more poorer than the original in my AD document. In Illustrator, I could pick all layers with a certain color. But I wasn't able to work out how "cut" those layers *and* all other layers relevant that these shapes or nodes lay over. In Inkspace, the exported .eps was pixelated, even without rasterising. I couldn't immediately see anything in iDraw / Graphic that would help, though the .eps file was clean, just like it is in the original AD file. I couldn't see how to erase, in iDraw / Graphic, globally a single hex color, which is really -- ultimately -- what I need to do. Or otherwise, to force that color to be transparent, from the top of the layer tree to the bottom. So two questions: 1. Is AD close to being able to export a vector with the Erase effect preserved? 2. Does anyone have advice on how to get that effect in a complex vector in the meantime, even if outside of AD (in Illustrator, for example)? I spent all day trying to search for solutions on Google, but I'm not finding what I need so far. I fear that the complexity of the layers I have will prevent a simple solution. Again: Erase does it. But it's not possible, sadly, to output a 100% vector from it. Vector Magic has a great feature when vectorising a bitmap image: you can cut a background out with the press of a button. Given the complexity of the grunge effects, this would not exactly be practical in my instance, but I know the hex value that I want to make transparent throughout my graphic, if anyone knows a way of forcing that. Thanks for reading this far ... and for any advice or input.
  14. It seems that Affinity Designer is rendering this SVG incorrectly: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/SriYantra.svg [Gathered from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SriYantra.svg] It is not rendering the triangle or petals shapes as repeat patterns, nor is it rendering the colours correctly. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  15. Autodesk has bought iDraw, added some new features and renamed it "Autodesk Graphic." It hit the streets on October 8th. First of all, not saying that anyone should be worried, it's just that I've found that it's always good to keep an eye on your competition. Congratulations, Affinity...you have garnered Autodesk's interest in the vector creation/illustration market share. Given the fact that they added brushes, clearly this was meant as a warning shot at you and/or the Foundry (for Mischief). The good news is this: Autodesk has already announced that they plan to take all of their offerings and place them under a subscription model (similar to Adobe) by the end of 2015. http://www.graphics.com/article/idraw-relaunched-autodesk-graphic-vector-design-and-illustration http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/10/08/idraw-for-ios-is-now-autodesk-graphic-and-gets-an-iphone-app/ http://graphic.autodesk.com/
  16. Greetings Affinity crew, I'm using the 1.3.5.5 Beta of Affinity Designer and noticed a glitch while entering some text. If you type a comma in either text tool mode, the Split View mode is engaged (View > View Mode > Split View). The app is behaving properly, as the command for the Split View is currently the comma, so I'm thinking the command for Split View was an accident. Cheers! jB
  17. If I create a slice in Export Persona and use the "Export selected" button from slices panel, I after selecting 1x, 2x and 3x checkbox, I get this files as output: slice1.png slice1@2x.png slice1@3x.png It is OK for apps, but when I need it for websites, some servers has issues with "@" character, so my naming convention becomes: slice1.png slice1_2x.png slice1_3x.png I’d like to have the ability to save this naming convention (may be in "Export options" presets), so I can use the great "Continuous" function.
  18. I don't believe anyone has suggested this yet, but it would be fantastic if there were an option to export @2x and @3x assets in respectively labeled sub-folders. When dealing with a lot of images I generally try to keep retina assets organized for our developers for easier reference.
  19. In AD's Pixel Persona the same keystroke is applied to 2 different tools: Pixel Tool & Paint Brush Tool. Why is that? Shouldn't each have its own letter rather than having to toggle back and forth?
  20. bodobe

    Cate ♡

    (vector) portrait (AD). http://b-bertuleit.de/cate-the-cat/
  21. I'm running in problems when I'm trying to export a fairly complex (and huge) Affinity Designer document as PDF: whenever I try that, AD hangs during the export, using up to 700% CPU. The symptoms of the problem actually seem to be very similar to those described here. However, for me exporting to bitmap formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF) works fine – just the PDF export is problematic. I could export an older version of my document to PDF without problems earlier, but now even the export of this older version hangs. I'm not 100% certain if it was the same version of AD (1.3.5) back then, or if there was an update in between. I'm running Affinity Designer under OS X 10.10.5.
  22. I always found this weird, and to be honest don’t like it. Either the gutter should apply to both the left and right of the page, or to none of them (that’d be my preference). Why does the spacing exist in one direction and not the other?
  23. I think I had mentioned this one time before awhile back, but would it be possible to (sorry to compare, but like Photoshop) preserve the appearance of fonts (not expanding to curves) in a doc until a layer is selected, instead of discarding all missing fonts upon opening a document? That's something that would be nice for our web developers, so that they can tell what's what without having to install every font to get started.
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