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  1. I always wonder that in AP there is no direct way to apply a transparent color adjustment gradient fade, which would be pretty useful for macros to have. When recording macros one actually can only use an adjustment gradient or a fx gradient effect, but the first one (which I would prefer to use for quick turn arounds) doesn't allow to alter/setup a linear gradient color transparency ... ... the fx effect in turn allows to setup this but works on a whole pixel layer and not an adjustment mask level. Also the usual gradient tool allows to setup such color->trancparency fades, but isn't recordable in macros at all. Any reason why an adjustment gradient (see the top shown panel) doesn't offer to setup a opacity color aka transparent fade here? - That looks somehow like an option omission to me.
  2. Hi Affinity Team, I am having some issues with PNGs with transparency. If I add these PNGs inside a CMYK document and export them as PDF I get different colors behind the transparency of the PNG. This happens when I use the format PDF/X-1a:2003 or PDF/X-3:2003. If I use the PDF/X-4 the transparency problem does NOT occur. It would be great to fix this issue since most professional printer would like to have files with the PDF/X-3:2003 format. Thanks and Kind Regards Tim
  3. Hi! I'd love to see a Gaussian Blur tool that acted similarly to the Transparency or Gradient tools ... You could have the blur get progressively heavier as you dragged the mouse pointer towards the edge of the object. Having the ability to have a "blur gradient" could make for some awesome effects! Does anyone know of a way to duplicate this effect without the Affinity folks having to come up with a new widget tool?
  4. Friends Sometimes exporting a project to SVG results in errors in the resulting file, so when those files are reopened in AfDesign some text disappears or is transparent, or the like. Attached original file and error file.... Help Logo Toledo 2018 30.afdesign Logo Toledo 2018 30e.svg
  5. Hello! In Affinity Designer, is there a feature to replace transparent areas by a specific color? • Replace all transparent areas • Replace only the single contiguous transparent area I click on I have searched for this in the program, but I did not find anything.
  6. Hello, I have pixel layer in AP with semi-transparent pixels. How can I remove transparency of those pixel without changing color of those pixels? I basically want to reset alpha of those pixels. But whenever I make editable only alpha channel (in Channels pane) and use flood fill or paint brush with while color I don't get completely "white" alpha channel. I have to paint the pixels several time to get to make them completely opaque. Is there a better way? Thx
  7. Hi there, just something I noticed, not sure if it's a bug, missing feature, or something that can't work by design. I made a nice artwork in Affinity Designer, using bunch of gradient fills (linear), and also transparency fills (linear). I exported the file as SVG and it looks great in Safari and Firefox (no lost features). Next I optimise things with SVGO (https://github.com/svg/svgo) which does its thing and reduces the file size by almost 40%. The resulting file still looks great in Safari and Firefox (no lost features and all gradients and transparency effects are still there). But when I load this optimised SVG file back to Affinity Designer all the gradients and transparency effects are gone.
  8. ms.fuentecilla

    Effects tutorials

    Hello. The photographic tutorials are really excellent. It seems very difficult to match the range of especially 3D effects in AP with those available in Photoshop, especially things like the tags above. This might be due to different methodologies. Is this something still in development perhaps? Would it be possible to produce some tutorials about this feature for AP? Or in Designer for that matter. I have tried to apply methods used in the past with Photoshop learned through the Photoshop Wow Books, things similar to glass marbles for example, but that doesn't seem to apply. Neither in Photo nor Designer.
  9. Came across this oddity... 1. Create a text frame, and insert filler text. 2. Lock the text frame. 3. Draw some other stuff. 4. Apply transparency to the locked text frame. 5. Make some alterations to the other stuff (so that there is something to undo). 4. Now undo repeatedly. All other actions undo, but not the application of transparency to the locked Text Frame, which is skipped, despite being listed in the History Panel. It tried the same sequence of steps with a Rectangle in place of the Text Frame and the applied transparency did undo correctly - which is bizarre!
  10. I’m currently working on moving from Adobe to Affinity Designer but I just hit a road block. I recreated a logo in AD using transparency on an element. When I create a PDF from this file, the transparent element doesn’t show at all ! Freelancer Logo Full Color.afdesign
  11. Greetings... There seems to be quite a bit of confusing regarding .tga files... to which I need to add another... In PHOTO how do I create some kind of transparent export from a .tga file with a transparent Channel? Any assistance is much appreciated, thank you kindly.
  12. Where is the transparency tool on the iPad version? I feel like I've looked in every menu and I just can't seem to find it. I've also looked at tutorials, but every tutorial that speaks about the transparency tool is showing the desktop version.
  13. Hello, I'm sorely missing the feature to export palettized PNG-8 with alpha from Affinity Designer for web development. I can export PNG-24 with alpha or PNG-8 with binary (on or off) transparency, but not PNG-8 using a palette in which the colors of the palette have alpha values attached. This is a feature that's supported by both the standalone tool ImageAlpha (converts PNG-24 to PNG-8 with alpha) and by Photoshop's Export dialog that you get by right-clicking layers. I'm using PNG-8 with alpha for image size optimization, especially for spritesheets and graphics that would not quite work as SVG. At the moment my workflow is: Export PNG-24, open each PNG in ImageAlpha, manually adjust the settings there, save. I have to repeat this in parts every time I change a graphic, cancelling the benefits continuous export would provide me with. Please add this feature Cheers -- Peter ImageAlpha is using "pngquant and pngnq-s9 and alpha-channel-aware posterizer." ImageAlpha: https://pngmini.com
  14. Not sure if this counts as a bug or a feature request, but currently the Colour Picker Tool does not recognise transparency. (This makes it pretty hard to do icon design for non-retina screens in Affinity.)
  15. It just struck me how handy it would be to be able to set a transparency or gradient vector on an object, and then go to the Transform window to specify the angle and position of the vector. Could be especially interesting when Ctrl-J'ing (new phrase :) )
  16. I'm new to affinity photo (using windows version). I'm trying to take a png logo file with transparent background and save it as a much smaller file ~ 159 x 55 px When I do this with gif or png8 it looks terrible (upload of export attached). I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but not sure what. Any suggestions on settings? I'm trying to keep the file as small as possible which is why I'm not doing png-24 although that looks fine. Thanks in advance.
  17. Affinity Designer crashes every time I try to add opacity gradient to a pixel layer in Draw Persona Steps to re-create issue: I am in Draw Persona Added image in new layer, and selected layer Select Transparency tool Draw with Transparency tool on image (nothing happens) Undo create transparency Get unhandled exception error message and Affinity Designer crashes Then get cannot start the Crash Reporter I am very new to this so am sure I am doing it incorrectly e.g. opacity on pixel layer in draw mode, but Affinity Designer should not crash! I want to remove the hard edge of my pixel image and get the feeling this cannot be achieved using the Transparency tool in Draw Persona I cannot find the equivalent Transparency tool in Pixel Persona? Can someone advise me please how I can achieve my goal of having a pixel image with fading edges to 0 opacity in draw persona or how to achieve it in pixel persona Update: Realize my error in that I had rasterized my image to pixels, then applied transparency, then undo crashes AD Transparency works fine in draw persona, on image
  18. Is there a tool for creating images with transparent regions? I have a stock photo of a cat on a white background, I'm trying to make the background transparent so I can export to a PNG and import into powerpoint, where the cat will be placed over different color backgrounds. Also, is there a way to get Affinity Photo to display the background in a grey and white checkerboard pattern so we know that a region is actually transparent?' Lastly, I know this is the questions forum, but the export options in photo are surprisingly complicated, partially because of the transparency issue, but also, there is no usable preview of what you're going to get when you export something. We really need WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouExport WYSIWYE! For an example of this: start a new AF document - any size Grab the paintbrush tool and draw a single line switch to the export persona What you see on screen is a black line on a white background Click to export at 1x What you get is a black line on a transparent background (I know this can be fixed by setting the 'matte' but the trouble is, then, I'm not working with that matte color as I do my work)
  19. Hello How to find out in Affinity Designer and in Affinity Photo where the image has the transparency or alpha channes? I'm trying to import an App Icon to Itunes Connect, but I get the following error: images can't contain alpha channels or transparencies? The problem is described also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25681869/images-cant-contain-alpha-channels-or-transparencies How to solve it with AD or AP. The png image (pixel) does not have any layers.
  20. I would very much like to see a Texture "Pane" Option in Affinity Designer (and Photo): In addition to being able to paint with texture brushes (in vector or pixel), or simply import a pixel layer with texture, I would love to be able to save and use an entire Texture "Pane" (as in window "pane") Option from a panel of options like the brush window offers. I would like to have the ABILITY TO MAKE A TEXTURE "PANE" TRANSPARENT (or translucent; either vector or pixel) IN ADDITION TO BLACK, WHITE, AND COLOR and be able to choose whether it will cut through all layers, or only a selection of layers. (I have searched and not found any method for doing this.) (I'm a newbie when it comes to the technical jargon, hopefully you get the idea. If anyone knows how to do this, I'd love your direction!) Thanks, H
  21. I'm doing some logo work and have multiple layers on top of each other. I want to burn the top layer of text through all the layers and make that area transparent through the whole image, not just transparent for the top layer, but for all layers. See attached image: I want to remove the white and make it transparent where the white is and then also through the area where the white covers the red. Thanks in advance.
  22. Hello. A huge request to create a linear gradient as in Adobe Photoshop. If, of course, this is possible. And that's all I've achieved in Affinity Photo. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but nevertheless, the difference is obvious. Thank you.
  23. Hi, Could any of you great experts tell me how I could use Affinity Photo to make an image partially transparent? If I, for instance, have an image of a cup leaking lemonade I'd like to make the lemonade partially transparent so it picks up the background of whatever I drop it on. I'm hoping to use some images in a presentation and although I can probably get away without this, the perfectionist in me just won't shut up :). Before anyone mentions that Powerpoint has such facilities, (a) I don't use Powerpoint and (b) that's not the point, I'm trying to get comfortable with image editing in AP which I don't use much (I'm not a professional) and this was something I haven't managed to work out. Thanks in advance!
  24. The description for this forum is "Post your fantastic designs for all to see". Well I don't claim that this is a fantastic design, but it is (to me) an interesting experiment… I was troubleshooting a file for someone else who couldn't see why an element in their design was transparent, when the transparency tool clearly said 'none'. That got me thinking about the number of different ways in which an object can be made transparent in AD - I thought of 8 examples, and I suspect that there are others! Some are a little convoluted, but most probably have their place at one time or another. The experiment shows me just how versatile AD is, but I think that comes with a cost: If I didn't know how the transparency had been applied to each of my 8 squares, it would be quite a task to figure out the various methods used - especially to a newcomer to vector graphics, or Affinity. Can you find other ways that I've not discovered? Opacity Experiment.afdesign
  25. How to make white default background transparent for PNGs?
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