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  1. Hi there, I have 3 branding colors (1 main accent, one near white and one near black). In my video editor I found an option to set a different color for the light and the dark tone independently. So I set 2 of my colors, set the saturation and the intensity each to 50% - voila, loved the result. Now I want to do the same to my photos for branding reasons. So I tried all the options I could find (including the colorize function with the 2 sepia presets) but didn't get really close. How can I do this in Affinity Photo? Thanky ou for your help, Andi PS: My exact colors are vintage white: #FCF9F2 / 252 249 242 (instead of plain white) beige: #DEB887 / 222 184 135 dark brown (instead of plain black): #35211D / 53 33 29.
  2. In the Develop Persona in the Overlay area: 1. Click on the gradient tool icon. 2. Create a gradient by dragging from top to bottom. Result: Gradient appears as coming across from the right edge of the image. Re-tested and this time drew a gradient from the left edge into the image and the result was a gradient was created from top to bottom. Windows 10 Version 2004 OS Build 19041.450
  3. I don’t normally use HSL colours so this is a new area for me. In my attached image I have two rectangles, each with a horizontal linear gradient fill. The top rectangle gradient goes from RGB 0, 0, 0 on the left to RGB 255, 0, 0 on the right and that looks as I would expect (the colour at the middle point is RGB 128, 0, 0, as can be seen in the little square below it). However, the bottom rectangle gradient goes from HSL 0, 100, 50 on the left to HSL 360, 100, 50 on the right but I don’t get the colours in-between the two as I can see in the “H” slider of the Colour Chooser. I would have expected – possibly naively – that the middle point of the gradient would be coloured as can be seen in the little square underneath (manually chosen colour), and I would get all of the other colours too, but it’s not. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some fundamental thing which I’m not understanding about HSL? I did a little searching in the forums but didn’t notice anything relevant. Some related questions but no answers that explained it (to me). (I’ve also attached the document for people to experiment with.) HSL-on-gradient.afdesign
  4. I could do this in Photoshop with the gradient tool, but I can't find a way to do it in AP. I want to have a photo in a full-page ad at the top of a page to gradually fade into the copy block below it. In Photoshop, I could apply a gradient affect that would melt into transparent space at its bottom edge (or any age, for that matter). It was great for doing collages. Anyone been able to do this in AP?
  5. Hi Using Gradients, or shadow effects dramatically increases the exported SVG file size. Do anyone have any tips/tricks for how to use gradients in a way that does not affect the file size? This is important for use on webdesign etc. By example, a file was 4kb, without gradient. Introducing 1 gradient and 1 shadow effect resulted in a 60kb SVG file. Anders
  6. I have 2 separate curve layers that overlap. At a certain point for these two curves(between the two black arrows) I want the gradients to merge or blend together more. Is there a way to do this without converting these layers to pixel layers or doing something destructive?
  7. This feature is unparalleled and extremely powerful. redefines vector coloring. Affinity should do everything in its power to support this feature. @TonyB Learn more: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/gradients.html#create_apply_freeform_gradient
  8. When applying a gradient, it is quite hard to predict what the impact of the default gradient will be. The new node will have changes in HSL, but these changes are inconsistent and not always desired. It would be great if we could have a way to toggle impact of gradient to be: H [decrease][do not change][increase] S [decrease][do not change][increase] L [decrease][do not change][increase] Imagine I only want to decrease luminosity across a large number of objects, then I can select decrease luminosity and do not change hue and saturation. This way I can productively stroke every object in the desired direction and model objects with a predictable effect.
  9. On thing that I lke the most of using Affinity Designer is the Gradient Tool. Is by far one of the most satisfying tool to use, However, I think one minor change on it's behavior could greatly improve the workflow of using the tool. The gradient tool don't suport the color picker tool. That's very anoying when coloring, because some times I want to pick a color from a place and this reset the Gradient Tool. Other minor changes would be related to the Splash Screen. Why not have a open Document here too? And make the open Document or recent documents listed here, also having bigger buttons as well. Finally my last suggestion would be having a option to turn "Scale with object" default.
  10. When working with gradients you may wish to save one of the colors as a swatch but there are quite a few steps to do to make this happen, and doing so will affect the current gradient scheme ie. its object. I explain further below. My suggestion is to add the Swatch Add button to the Node of the gradient, which saves you all the steps explained further below. Now I will explain how taking the extra steps to add this color to a palette changes the current gradient scheme. 1. To best explain, I begin with showing the previous color in the gradient scheme so you can see the full workflow. 2. I will now alter the color. You will see that the color picker in the HSL popup is the previous color. To make the color picker the new color, I can either drag the color picker to the Node in the gradient scheme, OR I close and reopen the HSL popup (which is faster). 3. After closing and reopening the HSL popup, the color picker is now my desired color to save to a palette. Now that the color picker has been changed.... 4. The swatches panel shows the color picker has the new color, but the current gradient scheme will be changed as soon as I click the color picker. 5. I click the color picker, and the gradient has changed which allows me to proceed to saving the swatch, but the current object color is also changed. This workflow greatly reduces the ability to both experiment with colors in a gradient by impeding my ability to develop a set of preferred color in swatches palette. • It forces me to save a gradient prior to saving a node color. • It forces me to think whether I should finalize my gradient scheme so I'm not creating unwanted swatches in my color palette. • It abruptly changes the color of my object in the process of saving a desired color in the gradient scheme. • It stifles creative development as I may encounter other experimentation phases with other objects and not seek to go through all the steps to save a color node as a swatch. thank you
  11. Windows 10 build 19603 Designer v 1.8.3.641 edit: also present on 1.8.4.650 beta Steps to reproduce: 1. Document created with multiple artboards. 2. Image applied to one single artboard. 3. Image selected, create mask. Works as expected. 4. Apply fill gradient to mask. Bug: Size of gradient mask applies to size of whole document. Expected behavior: Size of gradient mask should size according to parent image the mask is applied to. Images attached for evidence. Additional related bugs: 1. Click "Reverse Gradient" button in toolbar 2. Mask size changes to an unrelated size.
  12. Dear Affinity staff, maybe its a but, but when I apply a gradient effect overlay to text, the text is then rendered as pixels, not as a vector (like it should be). It is clearly visible in a low-res PDF export and still visible in print-res when zoomed in. See file attached (left: single color, right: gradient). I’m aware that the gradient tool would be the tool to go for in this case—but why is the effect causing the text to be rendered as pixels? Best, Johannes
  13. Hi, Just bought my Affinity Designer recently. At start, all seems to be normal until i substracted a circle shape and try to add gradient to it and suddenly i can't drag my mouse to Zoom. I can olny click to zoom in and push Alt key to zoom out. And also, my Gradient node when i want to edit it, it lag so bad. So the only way to stop the bugs is to close and re-open Affinity, but then it happen again. Please help, i just bought it and it's so unpleasant to have this bugs. Iam using Win 10, i5 9th gen, GTX 1050, 8GB RAM Thank You
  14. Hello, I created a background with a gradient in Affinity Photo. In the doc and when exported, I and someone on a separate computer I shared the image to can also see the banding on the image. I tried: exporting as a JPEG, PNG, PNG-8, and converting the file format to RGB/16 and RGB/32 (HDR). RGB/16 seemed to smooth the image more but there were still bands in the image. I also tried remaking the background in RGB/32 but the background did not turn out. The image is 1920 x 1080 300 DPI How can I remove the bands or export the image without the bands?
  15. Hi There: This may not be a bug as I'm still new to Affinity and taking a course on learning it, so feel free to correct me. 1) I created a new document, added a pixel layer, and dragged a gradient across. I set the left point to red, and the right point to blue: Now, without leaving the gradient tool, I added a third point at 50%: Here you can see there are three colours, with yellow in the middle. If I switch tools or even click on the canvas outside the document, I still have the colours showing but I've lost the gradient. This is where I decide I want to move the yellow more to the left. I click on the Gradient tool, but I still don't have my existing gradient (only the colours, not the control points). I draw a new gradient, but it looks like this: Clearly this is not what I want. I click back on the white->gray colour in the context bar and click on Swatches. Here my previous gradient is stored under Recent. I click on that colour bar and it replaces the white to gray gradient with the previous colours. From there I can click back on the Gradient option in the context bar, select the middle point (yellow) again, and move it to 25% for example. The biggest challenge as I see it with this method is where the gradient doesn't go straight from left to right across the document, but starts somewhere in the middle, or is angled like this: Duplicating that is going to be a challenge. The swatch maintains the colours, but not the gradient parameters, or if it does, I don't know how to find them. Mike.
  16. Hi, The gradient tool creates a black outline on shapes that are placed over a shape that has a gradient. See picture attached. The orange circle under the emoji has a gradient. A black outline appears under the red heart eyes. When I move the gradient, I can see the black outline moving around. The black outlines created by the bug are circled in green in picture 1. The outline disappeared in picture 2 when I lowered the gradient. Please note that the glitch only seems to affect shapes that have a shadow under them (hearts and pink patches) but not the white star and the mouth. This is the latest version of affinity designer and I work on a macbook pro (catalina). Thank you for your help, Lauriane
  17. When I use inkscape, I find that the SVG supports to change the position of focus for a radial gradient fill. The docs of SVG also shows: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/radialGradient https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/fy The attributes fx and fy is the coordinates of the focal point. I wonder if Affinity Designer has the same functions.
  18. Hi there, Affinity Publisher is having troubles interpreting a certain kind of fill surface. Iam using Allplan (CAD-Software for architecture) and all Affinity programs cannot interpret these fillings. We use Allplan to Export PDF-Files which we then import into Affinity for layouting. Instead of a color gradient called "from the middle" in Allplan, all Affinity programs show a dark grey. Is there any fix? because we really like to use these kind of fillings. Picture 1 shows false Affinity interpretation. Picture 2 shows how it is shown correctly in Acrobat
  19. Here is an example of a Gradient Macro. Enjoy - T V T V - GRADIENT HEART MACRO.afmacros
  20. Is it possible to truly disable dithering for gradients? I only found the option in the performance settings, which is however limited to the preview rather than the final result. Meaning as soon as the gradient/s in question are rasterised the dithering is back on, which leads to undesirable results. (Preview) (Rasterized/Exported)
  21. I'm trying to superimpose one photo on top of another, with a gradient opacity. Both are roughly circular, and I want the opacity of the top image to be 0 in the centre and 100 at the outside. I've tried to use a radial gradient, and it gets the opacity down in the centre, but I can't work out how to set the outside stop so that it leaves the photo's colours unchanged. I seem obliged to set it all to a specific colour, which isn't what I want. How do I get round this?
  22. Just installed 1.8 today and I've had two crashes whilst trying to use the Fill Tool to edit gradients Is it possible to revert to a previous version
  23. In the Decorations section of the Paragraph Panel I can set a Gradient for the Stroke but I can’t get it to show as I would expect. I can only get it to show a solid colour that is the colour at the last gradient stop. See attached GIF. Am I doing something wrong?
  24. Can some one explain how I can add noise to my gradient overlay under FX.. I’m using an IPad. thank you Dan
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