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  1. Right now, an Affinity Photo document can only be RGB, Grayscale or LAB at a time. However, there are several workflows where it would be beneficial to work in more than one. Examples are: Black and white conversion – you would like to end up with a grayscale image, but work with RGB data using channel mixers, HSL and so on and be able to edit these after the fact. The final image being saved as Grayscale is so important because it ensure that it ends up being separated into the CMYK black channel, leaving CMY clean. Applying LAB mode corrections like LAB curves inside of an RGB mode retouch (could also be implemented as an implicit conversion as part of the curves adjustment layer like in PhotoLine though) Manually fine-tuning the result of CMYK conversion by manipulating the image in RGB mode (possible through soft-proofing, but requires a manual CMYK-export in the end and you have to re-do any manual adjustments that may have been made on the resulting CMYK file every time) These will be even more relevant once work files can be saved natively as TIFF retaining layers and so on since you can then actually place your working files in third party software and not have to export a bunch of separate files. Especially in the B/W case, you currently have to keep your RGB original retouch, then your BW conversion RGB file, and then a final single-channel BW exported file. Currently, there seems to be no other way than to flatten the image and convert to another mode as far as I can tell (haven't tried placing embedded documents yet though). Photoshop provides a rather clumsy workflow where you can convert your entire document into a smart object and then change the colour mode of the enclosing document. But especially if you just want to quickly apply LAB curves a bunch of times in your retouch, the nesting just becomes unusable. If you had simple adjustment layers along the lines of "Convert to LAB" and "Convert to CMYK", that would make it easy to mix the best of all worlds in one single document.
  2. Hello, i was wondering if Affinity Designer has possibility to convert vector elements (selecting by layers) from color CMYK (or RGB) to CMYK but only in black K. I have to prepare black and white maps for printing and file is in CMYK with all colors, but lines are in greyscale. So to have better quality i have to change CMYK colors only for K (black). I can't find information about this at web page. I'm using Affinity Photo as Photoshop alternative - and it is really good for my needs. Thank you! bests Aerobie
  3. Dear Community, its my first question here and I'm a “newcomer“ of the photography-world, but I think that you have an answer for my question. We are a small company from Germany which are selling gift paper & -ribbons. At the moment we are modify our catalogue and online-shop. Caused by that we need a lot new photos of our products, which we release with PhotoKey 7 Pro (very easy and good) want to edit afterwards with Affinity. Certainly a lot of our products are similar but in different colors. We want to shot one or two main pictures which are colored afterwards in the certain color. We have already tried it with "recolor" or "HSL-Adaptation" but there it is only possible to change the color with Hue/HSL. Primarily we are working with Pantone for our products, but also have the option to use RGB/HEX/CMYK. My question now: How can I colorize our images in a precise color (Pantone/RGB/CMYK/HEX) “fast & easy"? Here you find an example for one of our products and I will upload some images which we already shot. http://geschenkpapierverpackung.de/geschenkbaender/chiffon-geschenkband.html (it is our old presentation which getting an update) Thanks in advance, Carl Buening P.s. the “green-screen“ & light situation is just a first try, it will be better later (but we like it already) 1. original image https://www.dropbox.com/s/vu5893p1pd1pt0r/IMG_9869.JPG?dl=0 2. released image with PhotoKey 7 https://www.dropbox.com/s/81jgvpu8qu75nba/IMG_9869%202.png?dl=0 3. colored image with Affinity (not precise enough) https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2qnt5583qgjiuk/probe.jpg?dl=0
  4. Hi all, im up this zip containing two pallets rgb and cmyk basic. colors set.zip
  5. Hello, When I create a RGB document in Designer and export it using one of the following presets, it always gets converted to CMYK, even when explicitly setting its colour space to RGB. PDF/X-1a PDF/X-3 PDF/X-4 The PDF settings that kept the RGB profile (regardless of explicitly setting the colour space to RGB) were: PDF (for export) PDF (for web) PDF (for print) PDF (flatten) Is this a known bug? I could recreate in both AD and AP in 1.5 and 1.6 beta 1. Thanks in advance! Bauke
  6. pa.ka

    CMYK

    I have a Problem with the Colors on Photo and Designer. When look at the http://rgb.to/rgb/0,158,160 the CMYK value is quite different How can i solve these? Which CMYK is the correct one? Affinity or http://rgb.to/rgb/0,158,160. Thanks for help.
  7. 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*)
  8. I don't know much about color formats and color profiles, so I could use some help. I have a project that I plan to get professionally printed. However, I tried printing on my home printer as well as FedEx Office and the colors are drastically different from my monitor (Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF9 34" Curved LED-Lit Monitor). When printed, my purple looks like blue, and my light gray looks dark, etc. I have my document setup as Print-ready with CMYK/8 and all my colors have been created using the CMYK slider. This has been the case since I first started this document. So, I have a couple questions: 1. Am I doing something wrong? 2. What is a color profile? 3. How do I prevent this from happening when I get it professionally printed? (I think they want PDF, but may accept other formats) Thank you in advance! I attached a couple images of my Document Setup and CMYK Slider.
  9. I have a crash with Affinty Designer 1.5.2.58, Windows 7, German: I wanted to convert a document to RGB which I created in CMYK (ISO Coated v2 300%). Document Settings > Color > RGB/8 Then the program crashes. Code: 0xC0000005 Unfortunately I can not give more hints
  10. I am building a black and white (grayscale) advertisement. Final PDF for printing needs to be in CMYK with only the black ink being used. The issue I came across is when I place a (8 bit) grayscale image that has any ICC color profile (Dot Gain 20% or whatever) attached it exports as a CMYK build in the PDF and not in just the black. When I place an image with no ICC color profile it exports correctly using just the black ink. I am starting the export process with the "PDF (for export)" preset, the "PDF (for print)" seemed to create other issues. The "X1a" preset seemed to totally whack out the black tonal ranges. Not being able to use images with attached color profiles in placed images could be a real issue for print production work. I have attached three PDF's two from Designer and one I output from Illustrator. In the Designer PDFs the smaller inset photo (of the guy) uses an attached profile in one and the other is without. The placed TIFF files both came from Affinity Photo, but I get the same results from images exported out of Photo Shop. In the PDF from Illustrator the image does include an ICC profile with the image and the export to PDF worked fine. Also please notice the huge difference in file sizes, the Designer PDF files seem a lot bigger than they need to be. Let me know if you need the Designer file. There was also an issues with areas where an overlaying transparency effects was used in some of the PDF's I exported from Designer as well. But that can be for another bug report. AK-PreMedSummit Ad-AI_file.pdf AK-PreMedSummit Ad-No ICC.pdf AK-PreMedSummit Ad-ICC.pdf
  11. Okay, long story short, I got a new boss and this boss wanted to rebrand. I'm an amateur and endlessly making changes to a logo isn't my idea of a fun time, so I had her open up a logo tournament. I set out the expectations of the final design, knowing it had to be a file I could work with. The designers soon realized that she had the final say and knew nothing about design, but only one of them would get the money, and that's the one who gave her a logo that looked good on the computer screen regardless of how it would print. She kept telling them she wanted a neon green, an electric purple, and he gave her an RGB logo. I requested countless versions, and the only one I can get to open right is the AI files. All of the EPS have issues, the gradients have issues, and when trying to use the CMYK versions we were provided everything prints like Pea Soup instead of neon green. I kept telling him to imbed the color profile and he keeps insisting that if I open it in Adobe it will work. I have issues with the files in AF and mac preview. I found that I can open the AI files and work on them but the colors will be off. I am going to post the files and see if you guys can help me.CW Logo Tournament.zip CELLULAR CMYK BK.ai CELLULAR CMYK.ai CELLULAR RGB BK.ai CELLULAR RGB.ai
  12. We achieved accurate colors in offset (Ryobi 522) with ISO Coated v2 (ECI) color profile. How I can use it in Affinity?
  13. Hello guys (and affinity designer pros), I tried now 8 hours to fix this bug and it makes me crazy!!! First I have to say, I am not into graphic design, so I am only self-taught and everything I don't know how to do, I don not have any clue where to look for or what to google... I made an image with two colors, black and light green (#8EDB8D). Unfortunately because I don't have any clue about color management, when I save my image as JPG or PNG the colors look pale and sickly. I found out that it has something to do with RGB/CMYK conversion of print views and web views. Anyway I found an article in a forum, that I can save my picture as SVG (no rasterize) and open it again and export from new to JPG and then it should work... actually it did! For lots of small graphics consisting of texts and curves, this was a quite useful and effective workaround for noobs like me. Unfortunately, I made also an important big document with text, curves and pixel layers (I bought a Wacom tablet and drew some sketches, mostly shadows on my (boring) curves to have them look more realistic. I am quite happy with my results, because I started two weeks ago with 'graphic design'. Unfortunately, when I now export to SVG (without rasterize), all pixel layers disappear. If I export to SVG format with rasterize, they appear, but most graphics seem to be placed incorrect and stretched, so it seems to be difficult for lots of small pictures to correct them all by hand after a conversion, which should work automatically. So here's my two questions: 1) Does anyone know the official preferred way to convert my image without workaround (SVG conversion) to have the colors not being shale? 2) If not possible, does anyone know a way, how I can use my workaround with SVG conversion without disappearing all handmade pixel layers or having them stretched? BONUS: Does anyone know something else how to fix this? I'll attach my afdesign file (How to Flyer CMYK4) and a another jpg file (U CMYK) that shows, how the color of the light green should look like after conversion (not that pale, slicky one). Sorry for the probably dumb question... Thanks in advance for your support guys! You can't think how much your help will get me hope again, that it is possible with Affinity Designer to do some basic sketches for my homepage... Best regards, Matthias How to Flyer CMYK4.afdesign
  14. If you open the Black Test affinity file attached you'll see two black rectangles, look close enough and you'll see there's a slight difference. Open the Colours panel and select each shape, they both will report the exact same colour, K=100, despite looking different. Export to PDF (also attached) and examine in Illustrator, you'll see the shape in the right is indeed K=100, while the one on the left is RGB black converted to CMKY (C=89 M=78 Y=62 K=97)! Go back to Affinity and in the Swatches panel select the Greys palette, you'll notice the left shape as the Black swatch applied, while the right one doesn't. Therefor the Greys palette is introducing converted RGB colours into a CMYK document, but what is more troubling is that Affinity's Colour panel will report both as K=100 This is a very serious error, it's hard to have confidence in this application output with errors like this... Black Test.afdesign Black Test.pdf
  15. as described already in another thread here, i am encountering (strange?) problems with colors in both designer and photo, especially for cymk-colours. they kind of 'burn out' and are far too vibrant, so theres no way working with because they not nearly match whats expected. rgb seems quite right to me so far, but i have to use both affinitys mainly for cymk-workflows regarding print. so i have some questions that may be answered to get a grip on this and hopefully find a way towards a solution. 1. there are two options for rgb-profiles, one is called 'rgbu' - what do they exaclty refer to, and what is the difference between them regarding the use within affinity. more simple: why there are two? 2. is there any way, affinity works different regarding color-management than other applications like the adobe ones or corel does? the reason behind this is: the latter seems to do it right and (cymk-) colors are more or less close on screen - but not so in AF, although the profiles are set consistend and are the same thoughout all applications. 3. normally i would assume, all applications are using the screen-profiles that are defined in settings within OS - or win7 in this case. that means: every application uses this (in this case custom calibrated) profile as a basis to render according to the profiles set within the application itself... any other thing for affinity? so what is completely driving me nuts is the fact, that i cant get affinity to show only slightly correct colors for cymk... and i dont have any clue why. the awful thing is, that when emulating a srgb-space on my wide-gammut-monitors it seems to work far better, but i cant believe affinity wont be able to handle wide-gammut spaces... affinity (at least designer) is buildt to use for design & graphics of course. and while print is (still) some great part of that i believe that one should be able to work within cymk without that hassle and be able to get a correct color-preview on screen even for that. right? so the question to me is whats going wrong in that case??? is it affinity? is it me? is it another hard- or software? currently i am running out of ideas, but i have to solve this! any hints and thoughts highly appreciated and thanks in advance if more info is needed please be so kind and simply ask for it :-)
  16. The export options for TIFF files always remember the last setting, rather than defaulting to the document color mode. I.e. if the last export was CMYK, the default the next time will be CMYK, even if the document is RGB, and the other way round. This is dangerous since it makes it easy to perform unintended color space conversions on export. Especially beginners who may not know about RGB and CMYK or just trust the default export settings might be in for a nasty surprise. Ideally, the export settings would check if the color format in the export settings is set to the same thing as the same as the document color format and in that case offer the document color format of the next document the next time. If the user changes the setting to something else than the document color format, it would offer that specific setting the next time, regardless of document format. That way it won't get in the way of, say, someone trying to manually export 10 RGB documents as CMYK, but it also wouldn't catch someone exporting an RGB file to RGB TIFF by surprise if their last export was a CMYK document to CMYK TIFF.
  17. Hello I have some problem while importing and exporting eps files. When I import a CMYK eps, Designer converts it assigning a RGB profile. So I need to select again all lines (it shows that colors are correct (0,0,0,100K) but it is wrong because in reality it converted those colors into RGB (I see it opening in Illustrator)); so I have to go again to the "color select sliders", drag the K slider left and right again to 100% and then export in "eps (Print mode)". Is this maybe becaus of "print mode eps export"? If yes how can I export an eps in CMYK? In addition I need of a way to not convert on opening, and not assign a color profile, just read colors applied to the lines. thank you! Denis
  18. Will an RGB image be converted automatically when it is placed on a CMYK workspace document? Michael
  19. I have the following problem. So far I have created Adobe IL with advertisements for a company. Be inserted. The cmyk values are 65-0-100-0. Unfortunately, the result in affinity design is quite deviant. The color is too dark. Also a suitable PDF has this deviation. If I'm from a. The monitor is calibrated. Even comparisons with Pantone do not improve. Actually cmyk values would have to be equal to a monitor no matter what program, right? Does somebody has any idea? The cmyk color of acrylic is also a reference expression. There were also no problems
  20. Hello I work mostly with print so I changed the color panel to show CMYK values, but the numbering is still in RGB form (0 to 255). How can I change them to show cmyk percentage? Also I try to do something that helped me in illustrator but can't find out how to do it with AD. In illustrator I could go to edit-> edit colors-> recolor artwork and there I could do some color changes, like say change only the parts of the design that are in black to blue. Is there a way to do this in AD? To give a better example I have selected a group of objects who are blue and I want to turn them black. Just changing the color doesn't do the trick because some of them have the black in fill and other have it in stroke, so if I try to change color to black it create a black fill for the objects with the stroke. Is this possible? Thank you
  21. Hello, I want to make pdf (CMYK). Black color in Affinity Designer is in pdf CMYK mix. Sending previews. What am I doing wrong, what's wrong? Windows 10 Affinity Designer 1.5.0.36 Thanks, Ondra ps: despite a few things, thank you for a great program
  22. I have used Photoshop for comic book related coloring for several years. I see great potential in Affinity Photo; however, the look of the channels is currently confusing. I'm used to seeing A "CMYK" channel and then one channel each for C, M, Y, and K. I can then create a copy of the K channel that I overlay onto the image, after I've used it as a guide to color the image. Affinity seems to give me 2 of each color channel, no main channel and no option to superimpose the Black copy. I'm hoping, if I haven't overlooked anything, that this is something that can be redesigned.
  23. Hello, I switch color to cmyk since I work mostly with printing but the color values stay in RGB mode, like from 0 to 255. I haven't figured out a way to change them to % neither I got an answer in the forum for a way to do this, so I guess I have to fill it as a bug, Thank you :)
  24. SHORT VERSION AD surely can import/export EPS file in CMYK color mode. Only the problem is, it doesn't seem include color profile in it. LONG VERSION Hi. I bought Affinity Designer for Windows this morning (GMT+7). For now, I can't give a deep review for the software, but judging from the overview of user interface and features, I can safely say it's a good software. But I have some problems here. 1. When I import an EPS file produced by other software, there's a warning said: Affinity Designer assigned your working profile (U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2) to this unprofiled document. The document I opened has specific CMYK Color Profile, but it's somehow ripped off when I load it into AD. 2. When I export some artwork using AD (using any CMYK profile) to EPS file, then I import the file back to AD, it prompt the same warning as point 1 above. Is there a problem with the Export/Import feature? Is there any workaround about that? Or I just missed something (I hope so)? I have tried some suggestions in forums I found when googling, like changing Postscript level from 3 to 2 in Export dialog, but it didn't work. Other people also suggests that the problem only lies on Import, not on Export. But (I'm not sure though, but I think I have a basis here), I opened EPS exported from AD using Notepad++, I search word cmyk, I could only find the line /DeviceCMYK setcolorspace. In other EPS produced by other software, there are a lot of line with word cmyk in many code other than /DeviceCMYK setcolorspace. I think it has something to do with color profile. Explanation/answer on this topic would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  25. Want to print colour separations for prepress. How do I do it? If I choose a postscript printer, is there a menu for plate angles and more? Conversion from Pantone to 4 colors, etc?
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