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  1. Hello, Latest beta 10 is unable to open PSD files without with an extension to the filename. Thank you
  2. Question! And thanks in advance. Is it possible to save a document as a Photoshop file and NOT render the type uneditable? I have tried several different options, in both APhoto and ADesigner and all result in type rendered pixel. I was able to save in PDF and then open it back in APhoto but my client says that upon opening the file in Photoshop all texts are pixels.
  3. Hi! So what I need to to be able to create a vector object within Designer and export a PSD file that within Photoshop is the vector object and its a shape layer. Is this possible? I just want to get a editable vector shape into Photoshop (Photoshop is being a real jerk with getting vectors into the program as shapes... :P)
  4. I’m frequently opening PSD files with Affinity Designer and while they look good, editing text is a bit wonky. If I try to select a text object/layer on the canvas it doesn’t show any outline/indication, I have to look in the layers panel to see whether the object is selected (or select it there right away). I can also not edit the text by double clicking it with the Move tool, I have to select the Text tool first (and have the text object selected) in order to edit the text. Once I’ve entered any character in the text frame and exit the edit mode the outline appears and I can select that object normally. Also, sometimes these wonky text objects have graphical glitches when zooming but I’m not able to say exactly when, it seems a little random. I’m using AD 1.5 beta 4, by the way, but it shouldn’t matter.
  5. Hi there, I'm trying to work with a .psd file in Affinity Photo and having trouble getting it to work correctly. I tried searching the forum and I found that it may be automatically rasterizing smart objects? Is there a different way that Affinity works to 'edit' when Photoshop asks to 'Right Click to Edit'? Thanks in advance and apologies if this is a simple question! With that said - does anyone know of any t-shirt mock up templates made specifically for Photo/Designer? :) Cheers, Tanner
  6. I have been trying to open my .PSD files but my text layers are been converted to Pixels and my Smart Objects (.psb) too. I tried to create a new PSD and make two types of text: paragraph and point, but twice are covnerted to Pixels and I can't edit. If have some configuration to do to import correct I missed that, altough if not is a bug. Untitled-1.psd
  7. Hello, I'm working with your Photo Trial software. My intention is to use it for compositing in Final Cut Pro X. I currently use Photoshop for this purpose. My workflow is to export frames from FCPX, open them in Photoshop where I create my masks and knockouts, then import them to FCPX where I assemble my composite shots. Unfortunately, I find that the images I create in your software and export as PSDs open as a blank white frames in FCPX. I tried exporting using a variety of PSD settings (including the FCPX preset), but the result is the same. The exported Affinity files will open correctly in Photoshop, and if I save them from Photoshop (without any changes), they will import correctly into FCPX. Anyone having success with this sort of thing?
  8. I have a one layer doc with a mask on it and i am trying to open it in PS. I exported it with all possible options and PS says there's a disk error. AP won't open either it says could not be parsed. What is happening?
  9. Hallo to everyone, i was wondering why i can open from lightroom in Affinity in PSD format, but after i can't have it back in lightroom, if i use a tif file or jpeg the is no problem... but not with PSD.. Missing something?
  10. Hi everyone, I have Affinity photo and having big issues with it: 1. It doesn't read the fonts from PSD files, so all the files look messed up until i fix it manually myself (the fonts inside the psd are not on my mac and the suggested fonts never look aligned ). 2. Once i export the file as PSD, the text can not be edited anymore after opening the PSD. 3. When i export the file as PDF for print, the pictures don't look as sharp and become kind of bright unlike in the original file, so i need to export as PNG instead to keep the look as the original. I am using this app for designing brochures and ads. The question is: Would it help if i'll buy Affinity Designer, or that app has the same core design/bugs? The thing is that Affinity Photo gives me ALL i need, but these bugs.... Thanx, in advance.
  11. I have 100s of comic pages I've drawn, saved as PSD files in bitmap format (ie. pure black and white), but when I try and open them in Affinity Photo I get a message saying 'Failed to open PSD file ... The file could not be parsed'. File > Place (into an RGB doc, for instance) doesn't seem to work for this either. I note AP doesn't have a BMP format, just RGB, greyscale and CMYK, but is there a way to open such files? Thank you.
  12. Hi! Here's a minor (double) bug with the Photoshop exporter Details: If you have a non-destructive compound object in Affinity Designer, and you hide (deselect) one of its components, in AD it displays properly. In the example I have a compound object that consists of one strawberry curve and its stem. The stem is hidden though. I also have a replica of this coumpound object, that has been converted to curves and was slightly rotated. on this one the stem has been irreversibly lost (as it should be). 1)The exported PSD file, displays the stem. Apparently the exporter doesn't take into account that the stem curve was cast invisible in the layers stack. 2)Another minor issue deriving from that, is that the PSD embedded thumbnail shows the image without the stem (as it appears in AD, not in PS). Hope it helps! -Fotis bug.afdesign bug02.psd
  13. Hi there, there is something strange with "export to PSD", if I export a shape directly drawing in Designer, the shape remains vector shapes in PS, but if I work with a SVG in Designer and export it to PSD, the shape becomes a bitmap in PS. Why? What is wrong? Thank you (OS X 10.11.2 - AD 1.4)
  14. firstneevha

    Exporting to .PSD

    Hi Affinity team, I have problem about exporting to PSD by using both Affinity Designer and Photo. The error appears every single time I export. How can I solve this problem? I attached my work .afdesign and screenshot for you guys to check. OMEGA_firmware.afdesign
  15. Preservation of live text when saving as a PSD would be a huge help in working with other designers and developers who are working on PC's and can't run Designer. Is this on any roadmap?
  16. Hi, Added artboards was a great idea. Now I am looking forward to creating Smart Object like it is in PS. You can add a file and change it to Smart Object. In example it allows you to edit only this element from whole art. It would be great to work with Smart Objects created in Photoshop already. It is the only reason I still work in PS at least I have already bought Affinity Designer. Great job so far. Regards Maciej
  17. thiago.abreu


    from the 24th of December I am not able to export the file to jpeg, png or any other in both the Information and in the photo. Already desentalei the app, restored and nothing. I've got a lot of work still, need a solution before the quant. I thank the attention of friends. tela affinity.tiff
  18. I also noted psd. issues in the Beta but the exported .psd is bad. Multi layered file exports with no info and when I bring into FCP X it's flattened with no info. Note: I also used the "Final Cut Pro X" preset for the .psd Thanks, Both Times.psd
  19. Hi! Okay, I just downloaded the latest Beta's for Designer and Photo ( and tested the PSD files for Zbrush. I did a full spread render with the default Zbrush Render, about half the files opened. I also did a Keyshot external render of 8bit and 32bit renders, and the 8bit works, 32 doesn't. Here's a dropbox link of all the files, so you can test for yourself. Cheers! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vkkxmjy434okbpm/AACbfHEaUByK5FYQgOn8-LB4a?dl=0
  20. Hi, I'm currently investigating the AP Trial. I noticed when zooming out on a PSD file I was working on that, at a 25% zoom value, the bottom and right-hand edges of the image are distinctly brighter (seems to be 1 or 2px thickness along the edge of the image). If I zoom in or out from 25% the bright edges disappear, but they always reappear at 25% zoom. I've attached a PNG screenshot. Needless to say the bright edges are not part of the stored image. My image is a 16bit RGB PSD file, 2942 x 2942 px. I'm using AP Trial v1.3.5 on a late 2012 Mac Mini running OS X 10.10.5. Many thanks, Matt
  21. Comparing my AD document (on the right) to the exported PSD (on the left)... is this amount of colour-shift normal?
  22. Well, it works splendid for my daily work and I am already able to work at a racing speed, me, who was fuming only having to touch a bézier handle! Anyway, not everything is 100 % perfect. I thought this would be a great way to create layered images to be used for animation, but when I tried to open psd-files created in Affinity with Toon Boom's Stage Essentials, it didn't work out well. Several things happened and I should have noted them down, but to put it short, it couldn't open the files. So I opened them in Photoshop Elements 10 and received the message that it was corrupted so it would fix them. But then everything came out white. I deleted a couple of layers and rearranged them and it looked OK, but when I tried to open it in Stage Essentials, it crashed. I created a simpler file but then it said that layer#2 contained invalid characters. OK, I deleted layer 2, replaced the file, but it gave the same message. Anyway, it seems like it doesn't work. I also tried to open in Toon Boom Studio 8.1 but no go. (Ooops! I thought I should attache the files but I've cleaned up the mess already, but I can attach the affinity-file I used first, the one which crashed Essentials) Well, hope you get that fixed and when that png-bug is fixed, it is a step ahead. modgal.afdesign
  23. I had a major problem exporting on a recent large format project from AD, and now the problem is happening all over again (v1.3.5). Basically, any large dimension file (8+ feet) containing a raster image cannot give me a properly exported file. When the document is all vectors, I don't seem to have an issue. While the exports appear fine in Preview, they come with a wealth of postscript errors when trying to send to multiple industry-standard printing programs like Rasterlink Pro, Corel, etc. This is happening no matter what I export. Even worse, I can hardly get a JPG exported that will open in any other program. I love your program so much - please don't make have to open up Illustrator/Photoshop for any large print work!
  24. ospear

    PDF Export

    Hi Affinity & Photo keep crashing when exporting to PDF and most of the other export options also don't work. I have produced some simple print artwork for a large outdoor banner to go to print but it just wont export! It seems to struggle with large print designs when exporting! I am also running a new very fast mac so its not my hardware. After AFD crashed it generated the following error logs. (See attached .txt file). Thanks, Ol AF_Designer_Error_Logs.rtf
  25. Hello guys. I would like to ask few questions regarding PSD import / export from Photoshop to Affinity and back. I use Photoshop CS6 in my PC and I have a plan to use Affinity Designer (or Photo later) to do comic book lettering. I use just few tools in PS like Shapes, Paths and Text layers, with some of blending options like Stroke, Drop shadow, Colour and gradient fill. I created one PSD file in PS containing layers with ballons and text for testing how it will be opened in Affinity Designer - option: Favour editable text over fidelity. Well, it looks quite good, but there are still some small issues. I create ballons as elipse (Shape tool) with the tail (Path) as non-destructive combination. AD export this combination as dectructed shape with no possibility to edit ellipse and tail indepently. Yes, still editable as curves but non destructive combinations from PS are gone. Is there something I can do in PS and/or AD to be able import connected shapes correctly? When I create ballon in AD as non desctuctive compound of Ellipse and curve, export it as PSD, then it is opened in PS as 3 layers (with clipping mask?) but the curve is not combined with the ellipsis as in AD. They look like separated shapes. Text layers are imported to AD as editable text, but some of settings are not the same e.g. I am missing “optical” kerning. Would it be possible to get this option in the future? When I export PSD from AD and open it in PS the text layers are rasterised and they are not editable anymore. Would it be possible to get this option in the future? Gradient fill of the Shape is imported/exported correctly but gradient fill as "blending option" of the layer tis imported to AD correctly but in export from AD to PS it is changed to simple colour. Some of my clients are quite OK to get flat 1 layer TIFF or high quality JPG, so there will be no issue. But some of them reqest to have editable PSD to be able do some minor changes by themslef (ususally text correction) if needed. They works with Adobe stuff on PCs so obviously I cannot push them to switch to Affinity’s products and Apple hardware. There are screenshots of my lettering test in Affinity Designer and Photoshop. Original file created in Photoshop: PSD opened in Affinity Designer: and PSD exported from AD and opened back in Photoshop:

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