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  1. We achieved accurate colors in offset (Ryobi 522) with ISO Coated v2 (ECI) color profile. How I can use it in Affinity?
  2. Hello guys (and affinity designer pros), I tried now 8 hours to fix this bug and it makes me crazy!!! First I have to say, I am not into graphic design, so I am only self-taught and everything I don't know how to do, I don not have any clue where to look for or what to google... I made an image with two colors, black and light green (#8EDB8D). Unfortunately because I don't have any clue about color management, when I save my image as JPG or PNG the colors look pale and sickly. I found out that it has something to do with RGB/CMYK conversion of print views and web views. Anyway I found an article in a forum, that I can save my picture as SVG (no rasterize) and open it again and export from new to JPG and then it should work... actually it did! For lots of small graphics consisting of texts and curves, this was a quite useful and effective workaround for noobs like me. Unfortunately, I made also an important big document with text, curves and pixel layers (I bought a Wacom tablet and drew some sketches, mostly shadows on my (boring) curves to have them look more realistic. I am quite happy with my results, because I started two weeks ago with 'graphic design'. Unfortunately, when I now export to SVG (without rasterize), all pixel layers disappear. If I export to SVG format with rasterize, they appear, but most graphics seem to be placed incorrect and stretched, so it seems to be difficult for lots of small pictures to correct them all by hand after a conversion, which should work automatically. So here's my two questions: 1) Does anyone know the official preferred way to convert my image without workaround (SVG conversion) to have the colors not being shale? 2) If not possible, does anyone know a way, how I can use my workaround with SVG conversion without disappearing all handmade pixel layers or having them stretched? BONUS: Does anyone know something else how to fix this? I'll attach my afdesign file (How to Flyer CMYK4) and a another jpg file (U CMYK) that shows, how the color of the light green should look like after conversion (not that pale, slicky one). Sorry for the probably dumb question... Thanks in advance for your support guys! You can't think how much your help will get me hope again, that it is possible with Affinity Designer to do some basic sketches for my homepage... Best regards, Matthias How to Flyer CMYK4.afdesign
  3. If you open the Black Test affinity file attached you'll see two black rectangles, look close enough and you'll see there's a slight difference. Open the Colours panel and select each shape, they both will report the exact same colour, K=100, despite looking different. Export to PDF (also attached) and examine in Illustrator, you'll see the shape in the right is indeed K=100, while the one on the left is RGB black converted to CMKY (C=89 M=78 Y=62 K=97)! Go back to Affinity and in the Swatches panel select the Greys palette, you'll notice the left shape as the Black swatch applied, while the right one doesn't. Therefor the Greys palette is introducing converted RGB colours into a CMYK document, but what is more troubling is that Affinity's Colour panel will report both as K=100 This is a very serious error, it's hard to have confidence in this application output with errors like this... Black Test.afdesign Black Test.pdf
  4. as described already in another thread here, i am encountering (strange?) problems with colors in both designer and photo, especially for cymk-colours. they kind of 'burn out' and are far too vibrant, so theres no way working with because they not nearly match whats expected. rgb seems quite right to me so far, but i have to use both affinitys mainly for cymk-workflows regarding print. so i have some questions that may be answered to get a grip on this and hopefully find a way towards a solution. 1. there are two options for rgb-profiles, one is called 'rgbu' - what do they exaclty refer to, and what is the difference between them regarding the use within affinity. more simple: why there are two? 2. is there any way, affinity works different regarding color-management than other applications like the adobe ones or corel does? the reason behind this is: the latter seems to do it right and (cymk-) colors are more or less close on screen - but not so in AF, although the profiles are set consistend and are the same thoughout all applications. 3. normally i would assume, all applications are using the screen-profiles that are defined in settings within OS - or win7 in this case. that means: every application uses this (in this case custom calibrated) profile as a basis to render according to the profiles set within the application itself... any other thing for affinity? so what is completely driving me nuts is the fact, that i cant get affinity to show only slightly correct colors for cymk... and i dont have any clue why. the awful thing is, that when emulating a srgb-space on my wide-gammut-monitors it seems to work far better, but i cant believe affinity wont be able to handle wide-gammut spaces... affinity (at least designer) is buildt to use for design & graphics of course. and while print is (still) some great part of that i believe that one should be able to work within cymk without that hassle and be able to get a correct color-preview on screen even for that. right? so the question to me is whats going wrong in that case??? is it affinity? is it me? is it another hard- or software? currently i am running out of ideas, but i have to solve this! any hints and thoughts highly appreciated and thanks in advance if more info is needed please be so kind and simply ask for it :-)
  5. The export options for TIFF files always remember the last setting, rather than defaulting to the document color mode. I.e. if the last export was CMYK, the default the next time will be CMYK, even if the document is RGB, and the other way round. This is dangerous since it makes it easy to perform unintended color space conversions on export. Especially beginners who may not know about RGB and CMYK or just trust the default export settings might be in for a nasty surprise. Ideally, the export settings would check if the color format in the export settings is set to the same thing as the same as the document color format and in that case offer the document color format of the next document the next time. If the user changes the setting to something else than the document color format, it would offer that specific setting the next time, regardless of document format. That way it won't get in the way of, say, someone trying to manually export 10 RGB documents as CMYK, but it also wouldn't catch someone exporting an RGB file to RGB TIFF by surprise if their last export was a CMYK document to CMYK TIFF.
  6. Hello I have some problem while importing and exporting eps files. When I import a CMYK eps, Designer converts it assigning a RGB profile. So I need to select again all lines (it shows that colors are correct (0,0,0,100K) but it is wrong because in reality it converted those colors into RGB (I see it opening in Illustrator)); so I have to go again to the "color select sliders", drag the K slider left and right again to 100% and then export in "eps (Print mode)". Is this maybe becaus of "print mode eps export"? If yes how can I export an eps in CMYK? In addition I need of a way to not convert on opening, and not assign a color profile, just read colors applied to the lines. thank you! Denis
  7. Will an RGB image be converted automatically when it is placed on a CMYK workspace document? Michael
  8. I have the following problem. So far I have created Adobe IL with advertisements for a company. Be inserted. The cmyk values are 65-0-100-0. Unfortunately, the result in affinity design is quite deviant. The color is too dark. Also a suitable PDF has this deviation. If I'm from a. The monitor is calibrated. Even comparisons with Pantone do not improve. Actually cmyk values would have to be equal to a monitor no matter what program, right? Does somebody has any idea? The cmyk color of acrylic is also a reference expression. There were also no problems
  9. Hello I work mostly with print so I changed the color panel to show CMYK values, but the numbering is still in RGB form (0 to 255). How can I change them to show cmyk percentage? Also I try to do something that helped me in illustrator but can't find out how to do it with AD. In illustrator I could go to edit-> edit colors-> recolor artwork and there I could do some color changes, like say change only the parts of the design that are in black to blue. Is there a way to do this in AD? To give a better example I have selected a group of objects who are blue and I want to turn them black. Just changing the color doesn't do the trick because some of them have the black in fill and other have it in stroke, so if I try to change color to black it create a black fill for the objects with the stroke. Is this possible? Thank you
  10. Hello, I want to make pdf (CMYK). Black color in Affinity Designer is in pdf CMYK mix. Sending previews. What am I doing wrong, what's wrong? Windows 10 Affinity Designer Thanks, Ondra ps: despite a few things, thank you for a great program
  11. I have used Photoshop for comic book related coloring for several years. I see great potential in Affinity Photo; however, the look of the channels is currently confusing. I'm used to seeing A "CMYK" channel and then one channel each for C, M, Y, and K. I can then create a copy of the K channel that I overlay onto the image, after I've used it as a guide to color the image. Affinity seems to give me 2 of each color channel, no main channel and no option to superimpose the Black copy. I'm hoping, if I haven't overlooked anything, that this is something that can be redesigned.
  12. nitro912gr

    CMYK color values

    Hello, I switch color to cmyk since I work mostly with printing but the color values stay in RGB mode, like from 0 to 255. I haven't figured out a way to change them to % neither I got an answer in the forum for a way to do this, so I guess I have to fill it as a bug, Thank you :)
  13. SHORT VERSION AD surely can import/export EPS file in CMYK color mode. Only the problem is, it doesn't seem include color profile in it. LONG VERSION Hi. I bought Affinity Designer for Windows this morning (GMT+7). For now, I can't give a deep review for the software, but judging from the overview of user interface and features, I can safely say it's a good software. But I have some problems here. 1. When I import an EPS file produced by other software, there's a warning said: Affinity Designer assigned your working profile (U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2) to this unprofiled document. The document I opened has specific CMYK Color Profile, but it's somehow ripped off when I load it into AD. 2. When I export some artwork using AD (using any CMYK profile) to EPS file, then I import the file back to AD, it prompt the same warning as point 1 above. Is there a problem with the Export/Import feature? Is there any workaround about that? Or I just missed something (I hope so)? I have tried some suggestions in forums I found when googling, like changing Postscript level from 3 to 2 in Export dialog, but it didn't work. Other people also suggests that the problem only lies on Import, not on Export. But (I'm not sure though, but I think I have a basis here), I opened EPS exported from AD using Notepad++, I search word cmyk, I could only find the line /DeviceCMYK setcolorspace. In other EPS produced by other software, there are a lot of line with word cmyk in many code other than /DeviceCMYK setcolorspace. I think it has something to do with color profile. Explanation/answer on this topic would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  14. Want to print colour separations for prepress. How do I do it? If I choose a postscript printer, is there a menu for plate angles and more? Conversion from Pantone to 4 colors, etc?
  15. Hey guys, I'm setting up a project for some Riso printing and I would like to emulate the settings I use for process printing for Illustrator in Affinity Designer. I have seen in some of the AD features videos a full process printing menu / work-flow but I have no clue how to set that up. Is there a way I can do process color separations with AD? Or more importantly, how do I set up the work-flow? Where're all my Print-Heads at? :ph34r: I attached an example of my Illustrator set up.
  16. As a complete newbie to Affinity Photo (and with no PS experience) I would like to know if anyone can point me to a decent vimeo/youtube/whatever video tutorial on how to prepare a photo with CMYK output for silkscreening (with frequency&angles for each channel, +anything on adding single spot colors to a screenprint. There are a few on youtube for Photoshop but I have not been able to find anything comparable for Affinity Photo. Thanks for any help.
  17. I have some stock AI files that I purchased from a stock library and when I open them in Affinity Designer, all the colour shift from what I'm wanting them to be. I can't figure out how to shift them back! When the files are opened, I get a message popping up saying a profile has been applied to the unprofiled document. It applies US Web Coated SWOP v2. Is there a way to change what profile is applied by default? What am I supposed to be doing? I have been to the document setup panel and tried both assigning a profile, and also converting to a profile, but the colours always remain the same and don't match the colours of the same file when opened in any other applications. Here is the same file opened in Designer and Photoshop. This is a drastic colour shift that I can't understand.
  18. I started a new document and set the colour to CMYK in the document setup. Then I opened the Colour Tab. I expected the Colour tab to automatically update to CMYK when opened but it remained as RGBhowever, the colours in the RGB sliders look like CMYK - see screenshot
  19. Hi, I'm desperately trying to export to a PDF with embedded ICC profile (CMYK in some flavour). My document color space is CMYK/8, I have checked all the options similar to "PDF for export" in the export persona or the export menu, see first screenshot. Still, the PDFs which are created do not contain an ICC profile when I import them into inDesign (second screenshot) or when I open them in Preview. Designer 1.4.1 I got the feeling that I'm missing something very obvious. Any help is highly appreciated. Cheers, Jens
  20. When I create a rich black object (CMYK 65/65/65/100) in Designer, and print it to my b&w laser printer, I get not a solid black but a slightly dot-patterned one, as if the file is trying to separate itself. Which makes all black text look awful. I can get a solid black print if I set the document colour mode to Gray, but mostly what I want is crispy black text surrounded by colour objects if needed. Am I missing a step? Thanks—
  21. Keven

    CMYK color shift

    I find there's strange color shifting when pasting from RGB to CMYK in Designer. I know they are 2 different colour spaces but typically in Photoshop the colours don't shift a lot unless they are vibrant colours. In Designer however, the colour can lighten drastically. I've attached a JPG illustrating this with grey tones. Even when an image is copy and pasted within the same document the colour shifts as you'll see in #3 to #4. At one point (on a different project) I had 3 different colour shifts but I can't seem to figure out how to replicate that again. The sample attached just show 2 variations.
  22. Hello! I discovered Global Colors to be very useful. However, it seems difficult to use them across multiple documents (I was hoping for "global" to be "global" enough to at least cover my machine ;-) ). Thus, I created a System palette from a palette of global colors, but when I use colors from the resulting palette in another file, the colors seem to have turned into plain regular colors, causing two disavdantages: 1) Obvious: Objects dont update when the color is chagned in the palette. 2) Less obvious: CMYK pure grayscale tones defined as 0/0/0/40 turn into a CMYK mixture of something looking like 81/80/99/26 (with non-zero CMY components), so the result in the printer's shop is probably a different gray tone. So here are my questions: Q1) How can I use global colors across files? Q2) Is the behaviour mentioned in 2) expected (and why?), or is it a bug? Thanks, Philipp
  23. I want to show which colors I used in my graph, but I don't know how to find the color name in my graph. Do any one know how to get the color name in affinity designer? Thanks!!
  24. Hi guys, I want to export a print ready PDF where parts of the design are transparent and other parts are solid. What happens is that suddenly every element has a transparency. I don’t know why, In the meantime I tried different options – creating a new document from scratch w & w/ artboards, changing the colour, changing the layer/element opacity instead of the colour opacity, converting the text into paths (which sometimes work, but overlapping digits result in some strange boolean effects). I recorded a shot clip trying to show what’s going on. https://youtu.be/KfBph_Q0k8w Any ideas what else could cause this? Is it the colour-format? Cheers Dennis
  25. This is just a tiny bug but for some inexplicable reason, the options to choose between several colour profiles are hid behind the colour window itself, as you can see if you look closely on the attached screenshot. Is there a way to get it back to normal?

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