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  1. Hello, I often use "blend if" in photoshop. I use it to convert a draw to coloring page or blend two images based on color. Does Affinity Photo have this feature ? Thanks !
  2. Hi. I have an image I want to fade into on both sides. So I use the transparency tool on one side, then when I click on the other side, the left one doesn't remain in place? Any ideas how to do this please. Thanks
  3. Windows 10 Home, Publisher 1.7.3.481. I’ve been playing around with the Transparency setting in the Paragraph Studio Decorations Section and can’t figure out what it does or how to use it. I set a Decoration to Fill, then gave the decoration a solid fill of colour (looks as I would expect), then tried modifying the Transparency setting but I can’t see much happening except for the Opacity. The same goes when I use a Gradient Fill. I can change the Opacity of the whole fill – that works okay – but the colour part of the dialog doesn’t seem to affect anything, no matter which colour pic
  4. It is a well-known flaw of PDF that it does not print what you see if transparency is involved. As I am using transparency in my drawings with AD, my question is if there are workarounds? I would like this workflow: 1) Make a drawing in AD with multiple art boards. 2) Export that as PDF (for print, web, ...). 3) Print it, or send it to a printing company. Notes: Please, do not say "Publisher", my computer is an iPad. My book printer only accepts PDF (in RGB only - but that is not the issue here). What happens is illustrated in the two images below. The original Transparency
  5. If you apply to an object a gradient and then add a modification using the transparent tool the result will be one gradient predominating the other after exporting using SVG format Only works if there is neither a gradient or a transparency applied, not both together sample 1.afdesign
  6. See attached Publisher document. 1) Select the gray transparent rectangle (it has K100 applied, and layer opacity of 55%). 2) Select the Color Picker tool from the toolbox. 3) Click on the selected gray rectangle. Its color assingment changed to K55, while transparency setting is retained as 55%, accordingly the vsiual outlook of the object being changed. Can this be intended behavior? The feature picks now the color of a transparent object against the background (at the point where color picker is clicked), which in this case is K55, as the layer transparency of 55% combin
  7. In Photoshop you can preserve transparency for a layer using the hotkey '/'. There's a similar function in the brush tool setting called 'Protect Alpha', is there a hotkey for that?? Or ways to assign a hotkey to that?? Ideally this setting should be in the layers too
  8. I've been trying to use transparent PNGs to add lightweight texture to my artwork. I've tried several different tutorials, and multiple different PNGs. When I overlay them on to my artwork and change the transparency to 'erase' it just turns the PNG texture white. I've tried using the color swatches and pickers to change the color to match the back ground paper, etc. and am still not able to get the desired affect. This is one of the tutorials I tried and best represents what I want to achieve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUi9KytBRLs I got the PNG files from Retro Supply Co, I've
  9. I have just moved over from PhotoShop to Affinity Designer. With PhotoShop I used to be able to use a "MAGIC ERASER" tool to remove the background on an image with only one click. Is there such a feature on Afinity Designer?
  10. After update to 1.7.2, Fill paint with transparent color doesn't work. (It works propery on 1.7.1, and this bug occurs on MacOS also.) I very often use this function, so I'm very discouraged. I degradee software version to 1.7.1 . I strongly want serif company to fix this bug.
  11. In AP desktop I’m told you can have defaults of transparency before starting a project and the same with AD. First is this correct ? OS iPad AD and AP does not have this simple features ? As I see vivid white each time. rob
  12. When exporting and scaling down an image (in one step) the edges of the single layers are rendered as 1px white lines. This occurs on the vertical edges of the layers and only when using the export persona with scaling (down). These white lines will appear regardless of the interpolation method (bilinear, lanczos) and are not visible while editing in the UI (any zoom). The lines do not appear in 1:1exports and/or with no interpolation at all (nearest neighbour…). The background color of the layers and the background layer are identical rgb(245,245,245), the layers are cut out with antiali
  13. This doesn't happen on normal export to PDF. This doesn't happen on export to x-1 or x-4. This only happens on exporting to x-3 PDF to the best of my testing ability When you have an image background and then overlay a transparent image, the overlapping pixels become slightly miscolored. Not enough to jump out, but enough that if sent to a professional printer, it will be visible on the page. I've attached a quick af.pub file and a screenshot taken from my PDF viewer (chrome) of this afpub file exported to X-3 PDF standard. To recreate 1) Create a
  14. This bug is rather tricky to explain in words, so you'll just have to look at the attached documents and images. Pay attention to items circled in red on these images. Open the attached Test.afdesign file Notice how the blue rectangle looks like and how the effect was achieved in the attached Affinity.png image Export the Affinity file to a PDF/X4, default settings Open the PDF in Adobe Reader (or any PDF reader), notice how the white texture is almost invisible as seen in Acrobat.png image Open the PDF in Illustrator CC 2019 Examine the clipping mask and gr
  15. It was very easy to preserve the transparency of a layer in PSD. But in Affinity Photo, I cannot figure it out. I have a semi transparent layer with black art in it in varying degrees of transparency. I want to fill the layer but preserve the transparency in oder to change the colour of the art. Cannot figure that out. Thought it would be very simple. Thanks for your help. Rob
  16. Hi there! when exporting text with a gradual transparency to *.eps or *.pdf, the export fails and only exports blocks, no text. I tried converting the text to curves, having single text lines (not a big block), ..., but none works. Can someone tell me what's wrong? (using Designer 1.7.1) Thanks a lot! fabius_ original before export: after export to *.eps: it's rasterized and when going to "outline", only blocks are shown: and the image is rasterized (though it shouldn't be):
  17. Please add an option to control eps format. AD rasterize all objects with gradient & transparency. PostScript level 3 is compatible with gradient, Illustrator or even Inkscape can export eps with gradient without rasterzing it. Also Illustrator can export objects with transparency as divided shapes instead of rasterizing it. Refer Illustrator's option panel
  18. I would like to see the ability to apply a bitmap transparency in the same way you can apply a bitmap fill with the same capabilities. The bitmap would be used for transparency based on the brightness/luminosity of each pixel. In effect, converting whatever image is loaded to a greyscale image and using that for transparency. This could be used to create all sorts of tiled effects. Some other programs do this already and it is a very useful capability.
  19. Sometimes I help companies with print ads. Today I received an ad and it had colour format CMYK/8, but when I exported it to PDF and send it to the newspaper I got the following error message: "RGB color is used for transparency group". The newspaper does not allow RGB at all, only CMYK, in ads. I found the "problem", a transparent rectangle that I attach to this thread. I can not find how to change the transparency from RGB to CMYK for this vector i Affinity Designer. How do I change the transparency from RGB to CMYK? test.afdesign
  20. Is there a way to remove white background like in Photoshop to make an image with transparency and then save it as PNG?
  21. Hello. Tell me please, is it possible to export files drawn on the iPad in EPS format, if there are objects with different transparency in the file, so that these objects remain vector? I tried to export such a file, all objects become raster.
  22. Using Affinity Publisher, I am having difficulty in applying a blended/graduated transparency effect to a color photograph. I'm trying to have a transparency blend to a white area on the bottom, but it keeps making my color photo become black & white. I'm using the graduated tool setting both colors to white/#ffffff and setting one end at 100% and the other at 0%. Can someone help?
  23. Hi, I'm floundering here. I've watched the masking videos but I must be missing the answer. I have created text, applied a background using Place, reduced opacity so I can see the background through the text ... but I now want to get rid of the non text background to leave myself with lettering on a transparent background. I can't find a video that deals with this. Guidance welcome.
  24. Hi..I originally made this design as a circle. A client wants it in a 10x10 inch square. It was much larger but I managed draw a square...but I need to get rid of the transparency and the black line so that only the turquoise is left in a square shape. Sorry if this doesn't make sense... Thanks!!
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