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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Here is an example of a Gradient Macro. Enjoy - T V T V - GRADIENT HEART MACRO.afmacros
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. Can some one explain how I can add noise to my gradient overlay under FX.. I’m using an IPad. thank you Dan
  14. Hi all I am working on a text frame and I created a gradient fill on the fly. Now I want to save the gradient so I can apply it to other text frames. It seems there is no way to save it - I've searched the online manual and explored the program. I expect to see an "Add Current Fill to Swatch" option in the "Gradient" child panel of the "Text Frame" panel. But there isn't one. Did I do things in the wrong order? Thanks for feedback Andy
  15. Affinity Designer 1.7.3 (Mac OS Mojave) The problem occurs when exporting to PSD format an object with a gradient filling and transparency set to below 100%. Affinity Designer graphics: Export result to a Photoshop file: Photoshop gradient layer is rasterised to 50% (this is where the problem is) + opacity set to 50% (properly) Could be a duplicate of this topic:
  16. Hello, I'm not sure to understand the default behavior of the gradient tool. Why is it giving me this color, instead of reducing light? How can I make the gradient tool reduce L by default? Am I missing something?
  17. It would be good to have a graduated brightness adjustment. For example, I have a photograph of a group of people on a staircase taken with flash. Those at the bottom of the staircase are, of course, brighter than those at the top. It would be good to use a brightness or levels adjustment to compensate for the gradual loss of brightness the further up the staircase you go.
  18. how do you fill a shape with a gradient that already has been used in another shape? I'm trying to use the same gradient already being used, but cannot figure out how to "transfer" the same fill to another object??
  19. I want to create an effect of a radial color burst on top of my existing layers. It needs to be normal blending mode. and I want it to gradate from intense in the middle to transparent on the edges. How do I do that in affinity photo?
  20. I want to edit the color of multiple objects at the same time, independently of their color, Gradients, stroke, transparency, etc Something like this: In illustrator there was two diferent ways to accomplish that, including other modifications available (As saturation and brightness for example), with its own settings panel Do Affinity Designer have a tool/feature that allow to modify the color of one or many objects to other colors?
  21. 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
  22. As it is for color, it would be useful to have a quick live preview gradient settings in the studio
  23. Hi - I've been tinkering with Publisher and want to leave the current program I use, but am stuck on what's probably a simple solution. I'm trying to fill a rectangle and want the fill to transition horizontally like in the attachment, but I can only get it to vertically, blue on left, red in middle, yellow on right. I'm sure there's something very simple I'm missing, but I can't figure it out. In the program I currently use, there's an "angle" adjust to rotate the fill to any orientation I want. Thanks!
  24. When applying a gradient onto a fill layer, and you have accepted the adjustment and the gradient tool closes. Is it possible to reopen or select the gradient that has been applied to allow for further adjustment. As I am progressing through an edit I sometimes want to come back to the fill layer with the gradient applied and want adjust. At the moment I am deleting the original layer and re-adding. I am sure I am missing something obvious here. grateful for any help. i am using both the desktop and iPad versions.
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