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  1. Procedural workflow has and is growing and becoming a large driving force in content creation. Something I always knew would be make things very quick to iterate or change, and also keep things consistent and simple, would be referenced colors. So maybe your documents has a palette with named slots, and when you go to select a fill/stroke color, you can optionally select one of these named slots. Other fills or strokes can reference this same slot. Then if you decide you want to change colors later, you simple adjust this palette and every object using those slots gets updated. To extend this concept, it could almost be like symbols but for object appearance where you can have synchronized styles, that way all the parameters are shared, like stroke width, profile, etc.
  2. I like to post on top of a colored area transparent black and white patterns, for example dot fields or hatchings. I cannot find patterns and how to fix them on top of colors.
  3. I got really used to a similar feature in Sketch – when the color picker is activated, all the guides and gridlines are automatically hidden. When you click and pick a color, they reappear. That's a little touch, but it makes picking colors quicker and error-proof. I'd love to see a similar feature implemented in AD. :)
  4. jasonteunissen

    RGB colours

    I've create a little illustration, when copyy pasting it to sketch the colours go wierd. the correct colour should be "81BA2F" when checking with photoshop both ar not this colour. anyone know how to get consistant colouring?
  5. I have used the Create Palette From Document command to fill my own palette with the allready used colors. Now I played around and added some more colors, but I don't need all of them at last. Is there a way to delete the unused colors of the palette automatically? It should be cause of automatic creation is possible :) Also, I can't edit a saved palette color. I can rename it and delete the fill but I can't change the color. Is this correct or does the beta jokes on me? I think it is important to change an existing color -> which also changes the color of all objects that used this fill.
  6. Hello. I am thrilled to learn about Affinity Designer, Photo, and soon also Publisher! From the tutorials, these seem like great programs, and from what I have read, the software is of top quality that rivals or exceed Adobe graphics programs. I am very excited about Affinity! I also hear about the amazing responsiveness of Affinity to consumer needs. For instance, I hear that the cost per program is not excessive at about $50, that the programs are designed to be wholly compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan on the iMac or the new Mac Pro, that Affinity will not be going to the Cloud, and that all software updates to new program versions are free; it is bought once. I am delighted to hear this. Can it be true? Please send me an email to confirm this. Any further information would be welcome. For instance, does Serif have plans to create Affinity video editing software? I have one small concern that is important to me. I have noticed that in every Affinity screen I have seen so far, the entire on-screen area of the program is colored black, except for the actual artwork or photo. I would like the option to choose other colors than black for these areas. What other colors are now available, and if no others, will this feature be included in updates in the near future? Thank you!
  7. Hi AD team, love the product - terrific! Here's my problem: I'm switching from adobe illustrator and would like to take the color swatches with me. CS5 even has an export option to export a given swatch to .ase which I could then import in AD. However, the gradient swatches ('Brights') are not exported with the gradient, just as base colors. Can anyone recommend how to move my AI gradient swatches out of AI into AD? Thanks so much!
  8. Hi, I have an issue when creating the palette from the document. Every time when I create the palette the new generated colours appear slightly different than the original colours. I'll try to give a better explanation this way: 1. I've created a new test document. I've put 3 squares in there and for each I've chosen an unique colour. 2. I've chosen Swatches / Create palette from document / As document palette. 3. I've created 3 circles and applied matching colours from previously generated palette My issue is that when I apply colours from the palette the colours doesn't match the original colours. Any idea what could be wrong? How to fix this? Image from test document: I guess this issue could be related to my mac since I also have similar issues with colours in other apps (Xcode, ...). Maybe it's related to the colour scheme, but my understanding of the matter is not enough to fix the issue.
  9. The background: I have an AD file I exported to jpeg, which I then imported to Apple's Photo. I then attempted to send an iMessage of the jpeg to someone to get feedback on the image. The problem: When the AD exported jpeg is opened in iMessage, the colors are suddenly completely wrong (even though they appear correct when simply viewing the image in the iPhone app), almost as if a grey filter is over the entire image. Below is a side-by-side comparison of screenshots. On the left is a portion of an unedited photo sent via iMessage, and on the right is the same photo after exporting from AD and sent via iMessage. What's going on here? Thanks!
  10. Hi there, I have the Affinity Designer 1.4 and I tried to add a color that I copied from my site using the hex and the rgb and it comes out really wrong. And now I just tried it in Affinity Photo 1.4 and it works perfectly. I also tried it with another color and same thing happens. I have attached screenshots for both. The green I want is the one showing in affinity photo. Am I missing something in the settings? Thanks for your help.
  11. There doesn't seem to be a nice way to manage swatches after you created them in a custom Document Palette, e.g. select multiple swatches and then delete them. Any ideas?
  12. Hello, so, it's easy to create custom color Palettes in Affinity Designer, but I have some problems to change colors in complex layouts - maybe there is a way I don't know ... So, it would be very cool I you have the option to Name a color, maybe as "Background" and one as "foreground" Example: background = white foreground = black For every color I can choose I'm able to define - this is my foreground color, this is my background color or whatever. Now if I change the color defined as foreground from black to green, every Element with this color changes to green - independently in wich folder it is. Also with complex Styles it would be so easy to change colors on the fly. What do you think?
  13. Which Reset option in the Miscellaneous panel of Designer's preferences will do the least resetting of all my options and still return my color palette to its original layout? As you can see from the attached screenshot, several colors have been accidentally dragged out of position (imo, it's too easy to move them; I'd like to see a modifier key needed in addition to a drag in order to move the colors around), and I'd like to return the order to what it was originally:
  14. I'd like to be able to to select an object, then be able to click and drag its fill or stroke color down into the swatches. Likewise, being able to drag a shape with a certain color into the swatches and it creates a new swatch would be very useful. Maybe there is a way to do something similar to this and I just haven't found it? I've been having the hardest time with creating new swatches.
  15. I'm facing a problem when importing a PDF file in AD, since some original filling colors appear changed - pleas look at the attached images. The original PDF was created in Illustrator. It could be an issue due to the blending modes used in Illustrator? How can I resolve this problem?
  16. Hi As a former freehand user I am happy that affinity has answered most of my needs, but freehand had the ability to pick Pantone colors for printing purposes and that is vital to my work. I hope this will be an addition to future releases.
  17. bodobe


    Peter Gabriel comes with some special effects from AP :)
  18. Hi, I played around with Affinity Photo and I love it so far. But for some use cases I am missing Photoshop a bit. I think color based selections was way more effective in Photoshop than it is in Affinity Photo. In Photoshop you could press and hold Shift key to add more colors to your existing range, before playing with the tolerance slider. The result usually comes a lot closer to what you are looking for. Does anyone have an idea how to create a selection based on a whole bunch of target colors? Sorry for my German screen shots ;)
  19. I am wondering if there is a way to add additional color styles. I see that there is glass, metal, rainbow and others. I want to use some sort of gold foil or glitter. Is that possible?
  20. Hey! I came across problem - I can't find where I can change grid size, for example, I want small grid units per 4px and big grid units per 20px (right now it is 20px for small ones & 100px for big ones) Also is it possible to change grid color - I'm working on light gray background and it's quite hard to see the grid. Thanks! :)
  21. I wasn't able to find an answer, so I have to ask for help with Affinity Designer. 1) I have a new document for Web, with color format RGB/8 and color profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1. 2) I create rectangle and in Color (or Swatch) pane I choose this color: RGB(73,130,23). 3) When I use Apple Digital Color Meter (showing native values) and point on color "in document window", it says RGB(73,130,23). 4) But when I point Digital Meter on any toolbar element with this color (Swatch, preview, recent colors), it says RGB(66,130,45). 5) And what's worse - when I export to PNG, DCM still says RGB(66,130,45). And as far as I tested, any other software identify this color as RGB(66,130,45). What am I doing wrong ? Thanks for any suggestion. I have just tried AD Beta and this is fixed !
  22. I just started using Afiinity and when I opened a illustrator file, the color of the image changed. I don't know why? can you help me please? I have attached a print screen of both files, the one I opened in affinity and the original one, so you can see the difference I would appreciate any comments Thank you
  23. How do you make spot colors?

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