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  1. Looks like AD sets one value for RGB as HEX and another one for the HEX color code (4C, 4C, 4C versus #4D4D4D in the screenshot). If I step the RGB values up or down the value updates correctly, but every time I open the color panel for this color it shows that difference. PS: The forum doesn't allow me to search for "HEX" or "RGB" because it is less than four letters long, so I don't know if this has been posted before.
  2. Hi, there is a bug in the undo functionality. I can 100% reproduce a bug (also a screening - but both are confidential so that I did not attach it) in the undo functionality of changing a global color. 1. I open my project 2. go into a global color and change it (the results can be seen in the objects) and there will be history steps created for these modifications BUT if I use CMD+Z to go back so that there will be no more history step - the global color is not reseted to it's initial state. It still has the color of my first modification. Cheers, Stefan
  3. So far I have not found this feature in any drawing program. But I think it could be done and it would make technical drawings easier. If I want to draw the wiring of a house I have in Germany a blue and brown line for the the actual electric power and a yellow/green for safety. The catch is, that is is not possible, to draw a line where green and yellow are alternating. I have done some improvisation in CorelDraw by designing a pattern = containing of 45degree lines (kind of hatching) or of concentric circles. Yet in both cases the drawing of powerlines does no longer look „dottet“ or alternating whenever you have a bend. This can lead to the point, that the 45 degree pattern becomes parallel with the powerline drawing. And ist is not possible, to do that, where both colors are drawn parallel. The only way to do this would be to group a yellow and a green line … very cumbersome. CAD-programs for the electric field avoid the problem, by have you just draw one (symbolic) line. But in cases where you need to be more specific, it would be much clearer to have such an option The attached PDF shows part of a drawing where the electric problem was that one had to use the blue and brown line from one source and the yellow/green line from another. So my challenge for the folks of Serif: 1 Offer a feature, that allows to draw lines with alternating color 2 The pattern should stay always at a right angle relative to the direction of the line - during the initial drawing process as well as, when manipiulating the line afterwards like for example rotation or stretching. 3 A not so good fallback position would be, to have a double-line drawn where both colors appear next to each other, because it could look as if that where 2 electric lines = a yellow and a green one.
  4. There are cases when value in #(RGB) input box differs from what is shown in R, G or B. The difference equals 1. Go to Colour panel and set "RGB Hex" in Colour Model Selection. Use mouse to set any slider until you notice that value shown in input box next to the slider differs from #(RGB) input box. Example: I set R to 50 using mouse, but #(RGB) displays 510000. EDIT: Same thing happens for many colours chosen from RGB Spectrum. Affinity Photo 1.5.1.54, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  5. I must be missing something. 1. Open existing file. 2. File=>New then specify size. You will see a blank document. 3. Switch tab to opened existing document. 4. Select eyedropper tool. 5. Select color. 6. Return to new file. 7. Fill (Shift+F5) is greyed out?? 8. Select Flood Fill Tool. 9. Click on new document. 10. Right click on document. Nothing happens. Try a new intermediate step. 7A. Select rectangular marquee tool. 7B. Draw a rectangle around the entire document. Proceed with 8-10. Nothing happens. So, what is the secret to flood filling a document? This is pretty basic, but I must be missing something in Affinity Photo's workflow.
  6. Steps to recreate 1. Add large image to art board (mine was 6720 × 4480) 2. Add rectangle to art board via the rectangle tool and color it 3. Add new layer and paint on said layer with the same color as the rectangle 4. export it as a low-res image My export settings are as followed Type: jpg Size: 1195px X 310px Resample: Bilinear Quality: 100% Estimated file size 80.34kb NOTE: The art board i exported was not the only art board in the file it seemed to work when i started with a lower quality image (eg no artifacting) I can see the artifacting in Affinity when i zoom out but when i zoom in it appears to be gone. Affinity version 1.5.5 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) - 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
  7. I just wonder what is it? and how it works? Thanks
  8. I made some LUT adjustments for AD and AP which I'd like to share with you. ​the attached Affinity file features embedded documents so that you can easily preview the effect of all curves on a single photo and then choose a curve that fits best/ gives you a good starting point/ idea. You can add them to your AP though opening the document, selecting each group, selecting the "LUT" adj, so that it's panel opens up, click "add preset". (I've made a feature request to make that easier) You can then access them by the "view > studio > adjustments" panel which is active by default (only available in AP) please don't overdo it :) blend modes, opacity and blend ranges can, and should be adjusted upon your needs :) for more information about such techniques you can have a look over here https://affinity.ser...er-amateur-pro/ LINK https://www.dropbox.com/s/wu96yk0j03kb0h0/MBd%201LUT.zip?dl=0 I really like the "Technicolor" one :) PS: similar presets for the "channel mixer" are available here PS: similar presets vor curves are available here
  9. Is there an option for the color panel to auto-select the color of the stroke or fill, depending of which one is used so that I can change it with just one click (instead of clicking on the selection I need first)? This would be the case where a shape has only one of these two attributes. For example, I have a square which only has a fill color (no stroke). If I click on another shape, let's say a circle and I'm changing it's stroke color, when I click back on the square, I would like the color panel to auto-select the fill attribute (since it's the only attribute the square has) instead of keeping the stroke attribute selected (from the previous change). My logic is that I would want to change it's color rather than add a stroke to it. This way would eliminate an unnecessary extra click. Does anyone have an ideea if this is possible? In Adobe's software obviously it's not, but I'm keeping higher hopes for Affinity.
  10. I create maps in QGIS (an open source GIS mapping program on PC and Mac). QGIS can export as PDF and SVG, but the best way is PDF. The problem with PDF's is that all the lines come in as individual layers (objects) while in SVG'sthey are at least grouped as sublayers. To get around this in Illustrator, I can use the Select>Same>Stroke Color and then move all the selected features to a new single layer group. Designer could use an expanded selection ability like Illustrator's. As far as selecting goes, there's a plugin for Illustrator called Select by rj-graffix.com which adds many selection abilities (but right now it doesn't appear that Designer supports plugins). Freehand used to have really robust selection abilities via a dialog box, and this included text attributes. Illustrator has never come close. Thanks.
  11. I made some channel mixer adjustments for AD and AP which I'd like to share with you. You can add them to your AP though opening the document, selecting each group, selecting the "channel mixer" adj, so that it's panel opens up, click "add preset". (I've made a feature request to make that easier) You can then access them by the "view > studio > adjustments" panel which is active by default (only available in AP) These are a bit "Instagram like" so please don't overdo it, blend modes, opacity and blend ranges can, and should be adjusted upon your needs for more information about such techniques you can have a look over here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/37125-ap-ad-beginner-amateur-pro/ cheers channel mix.afdesign PS: similar presets vor curves are available here PS: similar presets for "LUT" adj. are available here
  12. Hi! Firstly, I want to thank you for your products. You do amazing work guys and I really enjoy using them! I believe there are more important features to be implemented, but I couldn't find this one here, so let's list it: There is a "new" font format called OpenType-SVG that stores vector or bitmap informations to create colored fonts. Would be great to push the limit :) PS: Links explaining OpenType-SVG/Color Fonts: http://www.colorfonts.wtf/ https://creativemarket.com/blog/color-fonts?utm_source=ownedsocial&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blogposts&utm_content=inspiration
  13. Hi, I am new to Affinity Photo and amn having problems establishing a consistent work flow with assigning/changing font colors. The issue I'm having now is that outlines are appearing around letters even though outlined is NOT selected in fx. I can't get rid of them, have looked in the manual an done a search, but no joy. Can anyone explain why this is happening and how to stop it? Also, in the color picker, I don't get what the red line through a color means. Thanks!
  14. Just curious if anyone can shed some light on why the same color look so different in Affinity vs other places such as our organization's website or in Microsoft Word. The color in Affinity has the exact same RGB value, but looks significantly different. Is there a way to make it look the same? Or at least close to similar? What's the best way to reconcile this? I created a logo earlier using the rgb color values from our website, but it looks so drastically different I am not able to use it yet. I've attached photos of the green color we are using. The first is from Affinity, the second is from our website and the third is from Microsoft Word. *****EDIT******* I think I figured it out. My color profile was set to "Created by Microsoft WCS..." I switched to sRGB and everything matches up correctly now. I still don't know what the created by Microsoft WCS options mean, so if someone want to explain that to me I would greatly appreciate it!
  15. Each time I open Affinity Photo the color space has been reset from sRGB to sRGB_IEC61966-2.1.
  16. Hey there, what I'm missing so far regarding the swatches panel: - Easy renaming workflow of swatches with F2 and Tab, and to go further: something like Renamy would be even more awesome - Select and delete/copy multiple swatches. At least it should be possible to click/select and delete via DEL-key to easliy clear up the swatches - "remove unused colors"-option to quickly clean up a palette - usecase would be mostly the the document-related palettes - Convert already added swatches to Global/Spot-Colors - Ability to easily set spot-color-name the same as swatch-name and vice versa (without copy-paste, perhaps with a checkbox in the settings of each swatch) - Missing a direct "Add current color to palette as Spot Color" very much! - The to "Add current color to palette [...]"-Icons are not very distinctive. I would've added at least a big triangle in the left bottom corner of the button regarding the "add as global color" option to suit the appearance of those color in the swatch-list/grid below - Setting/checkbox/action to add swatches via "create Palette from document/image" directly as Global/Spot-colors. - Indicator to see in which Colormode the color originally was created and then have the ability to quickly switch color from RGB to CMYK-Mode and vice versa (perhaps even be able to determine the rendering/conversion while doing so) Greetings, Johannes.
  17. Hey there, Affinity Designer v1.5.2.58 When renaming colors in the Swatch-Panel, a complete different/wrong color get's renamed. Could not get the pattern why which color get's renamed. See attached GIF. Greetings, Johannes
  18. Hello there, I have copied various objects (with the desired color) from one file to another. There (on the screen) the colors fade, as if I had activated (at print) an extreme ink saving mode. In the original file I have a dark blue and in the destination file I have a pale blue (both with RGB 4/94/156). This fading effect goes over all objects in the file. I have already checked the color values and see the only difference, that in the destination file I work in "Artboards" in contrast to the first one. This was the order of the tutorial. I'm still using the trial version v1.5.4. Thank you for every help. oma-2017-rwg-01-04-flyer-print.afdesign
  19. Dan Margulis says that HSL adjustments are much easier to do LAB color. You already let us do Curves in LAB color space. How about HSL? Thanks!
  20. I have noticed a sizeable difference in color quality when printing the same photo using Affinity Photo vs. Photoshop, on the same printer, with the same settings. The colors I get from printing from Photoshop are truer to the original photos than the colors I get when printing from Affinity Photo. This is especially true of the blues. PS prints a wider range of blues than does AP. I recently printed a photo that had a lot of dark blue gray in it, and the print from AP was almost complete gray with little blue. Part of the issue seems to be there there are more color settings available in PS than in AP. In PS, you can indicate a rendering intent and check black point compensation. As far as I could tell, these settings were not available in AP. At the moment, I have both programs on my desktop computer but only AP on my laptop. At some point, I will no longer have PS available to me as it won't be compatible with further Mac OS upgrades. At that point, if I wanted to use PS for printing, I would have to purchase a subscription to PS which is something I don't want to do and the reason that I purchased AP. So, my questions are: 1. Does AP have any plans to improve its color management tool to get better color output? 2. Are there already color management tools in AP that allow for more fine tuning of color output, tools that I'm missing or unaware of? 3. Has anyone else noticed these differences and found a way to compensate for them, such as increasing the amount of blue in a photo with an HSL adjustment layer? This seems like a very hit or miss strategy, however. Thanks
  21. Hey there, so when importing or opening an EPS-file which was exported with RGB as color-format into Affinity Designer, it will always be handled as CMYK-File and therefore the colors are changing drastically. In Illustrator, the same file is opened with the correct colors and in correct color format (RGB). Do I miss a Default-/Import-/Color-Setting here? When opening the same file in Illustrator and then exporting it with the option for "Include CMYK-PostScript in RGB-Files" checked, the file opens correctly colored in Affinity Designer. The chosen PostScript-Level (2 or 3) on export did NOT made any difference to this behaviour, only the previously described checked option! As I want to ditch Illustrator and I have a huge amount of assets (bought online, not build by me) which behave like this, it's not an option to open up every file and export them once more. As Illustrator is able to open them up the correct way, I assume that this is an error/bug of Affinity Designer and does not occur due to a corrupt file. I attached a screenshot of the same file opened in AI and AD and a PNG with the intended colors. Greetings, Johannes (I hate to say the name of the competitive software this often in this forum...*sigh*)
  22. Hi, I miss: 1: Editing and export 32bit grayscale 2: Color Chooser with full range for 16 and 32bit grayscale 3: Moving zeroes positions in rulers 4: Drawing basic pixel lines 5: Toolbar icons for Undo and Redo 6: Switch to previous tool, after color selected with ColorPickerTool
  23. What are color fonts? They are the next big thing in graphic designThey bring multiple colors, shades, textures and transparency to type They include vector shapes, bitmap images or even both into font filesAnything I write here, would just be copying from this website, http://www.colorfonts.wtf/ Have a read through it, then decide if you want colour fonts. I know, that I want it!
  24. Hello, I have my custom pallet in hexadecimals and I want to add them in a backgroun color for example on a rectangle How can I do it. Thanks in advance
  25. After setting the color picker source to "Current Layer", it still picks using the "Global" setting when using the option-click shortcut for picking a color. Can there be a way to set the source and have it stay that way when using the option-click shortcut?
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