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  1. Hi, I often design some assets for mobile apps and I usually encounter this problem. At design time, I'm used to use the "Erase" mode for some shapes (using compound shapes and/or cutting the underlaying shapes does not work in cases I need to use gradient fills or colored strokes). During export to vector formats, these "Erase" effects get rasterized, which is not what I need for the mobile app assets. In the end, I have to make copies of all the designs and "flatten" them manually, which is really slow and tedious process... I have to expand all strokes, convert many shapes to curves and
  2. Hi team! Why some exports to PDF resulted on a "big white square" on Windows PC? On Mac OS and iOS I can open the file normally but not on Windows PC -> Except if I open the PDF with Chrome on Windows PC! INSULA - Côtés de scène.pdf
  3. I'm having issues using the new export selection feature in Affinity Designer as PDFs - I want to use the selected objects in other documents to drop into instruction manuals. The selected exports have been coming out as cropped images when I choose 'selected object without background. I know there are kludgy ways around this (like cropping the whole page PDF) but I'd rather not end up losing the potentially useful export selection feature! Many Thanks Jon James Whitstable, UK micrometer dddd.afdesign vernier calliper.pdf micrometer.pdf
  4. When exporting to a PDF, my embedded documents are rasterized, which is problematic for printing. Please rework this system so that, upon export, the objects from the embedded document are "extracted" so that the PDF can contain all vectored assets.
  5. Hey again, I have to deliver a GRACoL coated PDF for printing frequently. - Is that possible with Affinity? I didn´t see a matching profile. - Are there plans to add that profile (quite common in the US) - Is there any profile close by GRACoL (and I mean close enough to work as a professional printing solution)? Thanks in advance for any help, David
  6. After exporting some PSD files to pdf, using both inbuilt pdf export and adobe pdf export. The resulting pdfs crash Apple Preview when trying to combine into one pdf. Exporting the same file from PS results in a useable PDF that can be combined in Preview. Unfortunately this is an endgame for me in using Affinity Photo, as everything I do ends up as pdf at some point. I would supply example pdfs but they are under a confidentiality agreement.
  7. I'm hoping to move from Illustrator to Affinity. I have a PDF file that contains a small icon which I'm using for an iPhone app. I created the file using Illustrator, and have been using that PDF without problem. When I import the file into Affinity, make some changes, and then export as a PDF however, the image looks horrible in the app. It's blotchy and does not appear to contain opacity information (everything is at 100%). Am I missing something?
  8. How do I put several sheets or pages and then export as a PDF? I need to do a digital book. Como hago para poner varias hojas o páginas y luego exportar como un PDF? Yo necesito hacer un libro digital. En Corel Draw se puede hacer.
  9. How do I put several sheets or pages and then export as a PDF? I need to do a digital book Necesito saber si se puede poner mas hojas para luego exportar en PDF.
  10. When I embedd several AD files into a new AD-file and export this new file as a pdf, the elements obviously are not exported as vector files. Exporting the source files in the same way separately, let me zoom into the pdf file without the fonts getting pixalated. Is this a bug or how can I set AD to treat the embedded files as vector files? Thanks
  11. Hi, there. 1. Is there any way to export all layers as PDF ? 2. Or, any shortcut key to export file to PDF ? thanks
  12. When I import a PDF document, if the text fields have fonts changing in-between words, immediately after the font change it appears a question mark character.
  13. Does Affinity allow the importing of multiple-page PDF documents? If so, will it simply export the multi-paged document the same way it came in?
  14. Hello! I'm not quite sure where to post this, but I couldn't find anything about it, so here goes: I'm making a logo to be printed as a car sticker, and it has a lot of gradients and some line pressure going on. Client requested that I give it to them as an eps, but unchecking "rasterize gradients" meant that anything with transparency became completely solid. - this using the Beta. I then tried saving as a pdf, which did preserve the look, but rasterized all transparent objects, and removed the line pressure simulation. I opened these files both by using "open..." and "place" in
  15. If I create a text block and give it a drop shadow that text block will get rasterized if I export the file to PDF. That reduces the quality of the PDF significantly (no sharp edges, text not selectable). Is that normal or will that change in a later version of Affinity Designer? Also shapes with certain gradients (elliptical, conical) get rasterized without a vector clipping path. That means the shape no longer has a sharp edge. Will that change? Thank you! :) Rasterization.afdesign Rasterization.pdf
  16. Hi Affinity team. First I have to say I'm pretty excited about Affinity Designer and Photo, It's looking really good and it is so fast and intuitive. It's good that there is some competition and alternative to "other old tools of this kind" The bug: I have some layered print .pdf files that I have to convert to RGB .png's for VFX to a TVC. But when I open the .pdf's the colors are all wrong. I can't atach the files here in a public forum, so I have attached two small screengrab crop's so you can see the difference I'm talking about. The correct one is the one thats white and yellow
  17. I first tried to search if this bug was already reported but when I search for "PDF" forum returns 0 result :/ (so this is probably a bug to) PDF export 1-image - New document (Device-iPhone6 retina) 2-image - I export to PDF 3-image - when I click the PDF and press space bar (quick preview) everything looks OK 4-image - but in Preview App PDF is to small 5-image - PDF's info window --- 6-image - I tried to export clip 7-image - size is still wrong + area is wrong to
  18. He everybody! I imported a pdf file that was created in Adobe InDesign. This pdf was intended for professional printing purposes. Unfortunately InDesign separated most of the objects to small areas, so instead of some objects there are hundreds of areas next to each other. Between adjacent areas there are white lines visible. These white lines represent the zero-pixel-boarders of the objects and are always visible, no matter which zoom setting (10% or 100000%) In Acrobat reader the lines can (visually) be reduce be disabling anti-aliasing in preferences. Is there any option
  19. Hi, i made the design for the cover of my first CD in AD. I have to export it in PDF for printing. I can't find a way to do that, no parameters in the PDF export menu. Can somebody tell me how to do, if possible ?
  20. I have a very small Logo - a colored rectangle with some white letters on it. So far so good. Filesizes: Designer = 1.5 mb PDF = 1.4 mb (text in curves or as font, doesn't matter) EPS = 45 kb (smallest size is the same) Same thing as I do a new doc with a simple colored area an some text on it. I think the EPS-size is worth the true estimated filesize here. But the AD and PDF filesize is so much more, is it overhead, just not compressed, or ...? And can I do something about this? Or will we gain more controll over PDF specific adjustments with the prepress overhaul? I tried
  21. The Affinity Update was supposed to fix the crashing of App on large exports but alas it still crashes. trying to export an image based PDF with vectors to PDF of 4m by 1m. It crashes everytime. Can you help
  22. Hello all, how can I make the PDF export save my project as multipage pdf with one page for each layer I have? That is useful when I send files for printing, my two layers are front and rear views. Actually, my workaround is save the two layers in separate pdf files, then I will merge the two files using another tool. Andrea
  23. 10on12


    Quick (very) Cheatsheet of the available shortcuts. This is lifted straight from the "Help" section. For those who like to pin it to a physical wall - might help a few people get up and running. Affinity Designer Shortcuts.pdf
  24. In AD the text looks fine however when exported to PDF, JPEG or PNG it appears rasterised. Is this a problem with the programme or something I'm overlooking? Project and PDF attached. TEA.afdesign TEA.pdf
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