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  1. Hey guys, I'm setting up a project for some Riso printing and I would like to emulate the settings I use for process printing for Illustrator in Affinity Designer. I have seen in some of the AD features videos a full process printing menu / work-flow but I have no clue how to set that up. Is there a way I can do process color separations with AD? Or more importantly, how do I set up the work-flow? Where're all my Print-Heads at? :ph34r: I attached an example of my Illustrator set up.
  2. As a complete newbie to Affinity Photo (and with no PS experience) I would like to know if anyone can point me to a decent vimeo/youtube/whatever video tutorial on how to prepare a photo with CMYK output for silkscreening (with frequency&angles for each channel, +anything on adding single spot colors to a screenprint. There are a few on youtube for Photoshop but I have not been able to find anything comparable for Affinity Photo. Thanks for any help.
  3. I started a new document and set the colour to CMYK in the document setup. Then I opened the Colour Tab. I expected the Colour tab to automatically update to CMYK when opened but it remained as RGBhowever, the colours in the RGB sliders look like CMYK - see screenshot
  4. Hi, I'm desperately trying to export to a PDF with embedded ICC profile (CMYK in some flavour). My document color space is CMYK/8, I have checked all the options similar to "PDF for export" in the export persona or the export menu, see first screenshot. Still, the PDFs which are created do not contain an ICC profile when I import them into inDesign (second screenshot) or when I open them in Preview. Designer 1.4.1 I got the feeling that I'm missing something very obvious. Any help is highly appreciated. Cheers, Jens
  5. When I create a rich black object (CMYK 65/65/65/100) in Designer, and print it to my b&w laser printer, I get not a solid black but a slightly dot-patterned one, as if the file is trying to separate itself. Which makes all black text look awful. I can get a solid black print if I set the document colour mode to Gray, but mostly what I want is crispy black text surrounded by colour objects if needed. Am I missing a step? Thanks—
  6. I find there's strange color shifting when pasting from RGB to CMYK in Designer. I know they are 2 different colour spaces but typically in Photoshop the colours don't shift a lot unless they are vibrant colours. In Designer however, the colour can lighten drastically. I've attached a JPG illustrating this with grey tones. Even when an image is copy and pasted within the same document the colour shifts as you'll see in #3 to #4. At one point (on a different project) I had 3 different colour shifts but I can't seem to figure out how to replicate that again. The sample attached just show 2 variations.
  7. Hello! I discovered Global Colors to be very useful. However, it seems difficult to use them across multiple documents (I was hoping for "global" to be "global" enough to at least cover my machine ;-) ). Thus, I created a System palette from a palette of global colors, but when I use colors from the resulting palette in another file, the colors seem to have turned into plain regular colors, causing two disavdantages: 1) Obvious: Objects dont update when the color is chagned in the palette. 2) Less obvious: CMYK pure grayscale tones defined as 0/0/0/40 turn into a CMYK mixture of something looking like 81/80/99/26 (with non-zero CMY components), so the result in the printer's shop is probably a different gray tone. So here are my questions: Q1) How can I use global colors across files? Q2) Is the behaviour mentioned in 2) expected (and why?), or is it a bug? Thanks, Philipp
  8. I want to show which colors I used in my graph, but I don't know how to find the color name in my graph. Do any one know how to get the color name in affinity designer? Thanks!!
  9. Hi guys, I want to export a print ready PDF where parts of the design are transparent and other parts are solid. What happens is that suddenly every element has a transparency. I don’t know why, In the meantime I tried different options – creating a new document from scratch w & w/ artboards, changing the colour, changing the layer/element opacity instead of the colour opacity, converting the text into paths (which sometimes work, but overlapping digits result in some strange boolean effects). I recorded a shot clip trying to show what’s going on. https://youtu.be/KfBph_Q0k8w Any ideas what else could cause this? Is it the colour-format? Cheers Dennis
  10. This is just a tiny bug but for some inexplicable reason, the options to choose between several colour profiles are hid behind the colour window itself, as you can see if you look closely on the attached screenshot. Is there a way to get it back to normal?
  11. Hi, Not sure if this is a bug or not, but say I have an image that is: RGB - 240dpi - 250mm wide and I want to change the image to: CMYK - 300dpi - 200mm wide when I then export the image via the "file > export" method, the image retains its CMYK colour mode & the document ICC profile (U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2), but doesn't retain the resized width or the updated DPI setting, so the exported image is now: CMYK - 240dpi - 250mm wide - U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 NOT CMYK - 300dpi - 200mm wide - U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 If I then try the same export via the "Export Persona", the image retains its CMYK colour mode, its resized with & the updated DPI, but doesn't retain the document ICC profile (U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2), so the exported image is now: CMYK - 300dpi - 200mm wide - no profile / Generic CMYK profile Am I doing something wrong or have I missed something when I'm exporting the image that's causing the difference between the 2 export methods? Any help would be much appreciated.
  12. I am trying to work with tiff files that are CMYK and fairly large. The "large" part isn't the problem - it's the fact that my files are improperly shown, just one part of it and never the whole image. I'm sure that there is nothing wrong with the file because they open just fine in photoshop right off the bat. Please help me out, I really need to get this done for a big project and would like to go Adobe-free as soon as humanly possible.
  13. 16-Bit would be so much better for printing. especially with gradients as a background. CMYK 16-Bit please. Thanks.
  14. I am trying to print a large banner 37 feet by 4 feet. I can create the canvas and then place all of the content onto the canvas and save the document as an afdesign file. But every time that I try and export any output I get the "boing" sound indicating an error of some type and I am unable to export anything in any form, bitmapped or vector. I have no bitmapped content and no effects for which bitmapping might be applied. If the output size is less than 12 inches then I can export but anything over a relatively small paper size refuses to process. Any suggestions?
  15. I've been trying to export a vector file as an eps file from Affinity Designer, so it can be laser cut. For this the eps file needs to be in RGB colour, which I set up in the document settings. On sending it to be laser cut though, it the eps file was returned saying it was in CMYK colour format. Does the format change for export? I can't see any way of setting the colour format during export, only in the document setup. Is there any way of making sure that it can be exported with its RGB colour profile? I've attached the example file and exported file: Circle test.afdesign Circle test.eps
  16. CMYK document exports EPS files as RGB, even if I select "EPS(for print)". In fact every option I have tried has resulted in an RGB file being created. I was hoping to run EPS files through Acrobat Distiller as my print repro workflow, but this isn't working correctly. I know EPS files support CMYK, so I know it's not a limitation of the file type.
  17. Hello Just purchased AP as a quick & unbloated alternative to PS (stupid cloud). I work as a print designer and something I use to do a lot in PS was converting images from RGB to CMYK with a specific colour profile (eg: sRGB -> ISO coated 300%). However, if I choose "document -> Convert ICC Profile" in AP I only see RGB-profiles (and no rendering options). I can convert of course with "document -> Colour Format", but that doesn't give me any options on how I want to convert my images… Am I missing something? kind regards, Benjamin
  18. Hi, there's a Plugin for PS (Windows only) called Curvemeister which allows to Curve in different colorspaces. E.g. the document is RGB, the Curves dialog shows the usual RGB Composite + R, G, B channels and L, a, b, and C, M, Y, K (which channels are calculated on the fly). In PrePress it's quite usual to switch carelessly from one colorspace to another to exploit each colorspace peculiar features. The multi-colorspace Curving could be implemented, say, only when the document is converted to Lab (so that you're already in a device-independend space, which saves you a conversion). Thank you, Davide Barranca
  19. Just for fun I opened up a AD sample image and changed the document to be CMYK/8. That muted the colors a lot. Didn't find a saturation change option. Reverted to RGB and exported the file to PSD and opened in PS and opened it. The files look close. Converted the file to CMYK in PS and there quite a difference. In the below the top is PS (left) and AD (right) in RGB. Bottom is PS (left) and AD (right) in CMYK.
  20. Hi - apologies if this answered elsewhere but I couldn't see it. I use the eyedropper tool to sample colours (usually 5*5 pixels) to check on skin tones, and convert these values to CMYK to compare to established skin tone colour values. Being red-green colour blind, this is vital for me! Is this a procedure within Affinity, or at least one that can be imitated? Howard
  21. I'm trying to migrate from Illustrator to Affinity, but experiencing some problems making the switch. I'd love to be able to use the software I've beta tested and bought! :) Opening the attached file as CMYK and converting to RGB (or exporting to a RGB PNG) completely changes all the colors. (EDIT: No ICC, title is wrong) CMYK.zip
  22. It appears the the CMYK color mode default "white" background is not exactly pure white, as compared to RGB. I understand that 100% key black in CMYK and RGB black are not the same; however, it seems white should be the same in both. It is not in Affinity. You can see the difference in the image below. This might be caused by a monitor color issue, but I have never seen this problem before.
  23. I have a question concerning colour. When I create a new Affinity Designer document, the Default Black colour isn't 100% Black, it is 72 Cyan, 68 Magenta, 67 Yellow and 88 Black. Why that colour? If it was "registration" (100% of all colours) I could understand but it isn't. It is odd because I have set the colour space to be CMYK when I created the document. Is this a bug or is it supposed to be that way? For someone who has experience working with images for print it isn't as much of a problem (it is annoying but can be dealt with) but for someone who doesn't quite understand the printing process this could be a problem. On screen it looks black but if it were to be printed commercially, it wouldn't look so good.
  24. Why is the default colour format for a new document with Print as the type, RGB? Shouldn't it default as CMYK? The Press-Ready Preset is, but not the general Print. I think this is just leading more to the conclusion that this app is being aimed at digital designers and really not thinking of print design.
  25. Not sure if has been reported before, can't find any similar. If it is the case, sorry. When working in CMYK, the current color, recent colors and eyedropped color shows in RGB, which is very confusing as makes difficult to appreciate real color being used. I attached screen capture of the issue, showing path in real color and the rgb green in the dropper and cmyk selector.
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