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  1. The people of School of motion are a big fan of affinity and today they posted this very detailed and wonderful tutorial on how to export from Affinity Designer® to Adobe® After Effects@. It may seem a little bit cumbersome, but I think it's worth it...specially if you try to avoid illustrator. The link: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/save-affinity-designer-vector-files-after-effects Have a nice one! B.
  2. Two things. 1) On a MAC where the image has a black background, this terminal command I find works (in the directory where the JPG files are located) to convert them from JPG to PNG with a transparent background: for i in *.jpg; do convert -transparent black "$i" "${i%.*}.png"; done *(use at your own risk) which brings me to my next point. I now have 99 formerly JPG, PNG images with transparent backgrounds that I would like to import into their own category as Intensity Brushes. Is there any convenient way to do this by bulk import or is my only option one at a time? Selecting more than one assumes I want them all as the same intensity brush, which isn't what I'm after.
  3. Alert: Experienced worker - but AP newbie : ) AP 1.10.1 / Windows 10 /64 I want to use AP to edit multi-layer exr exports from a 3D CGI software. The EXR files typically contain up to 15 layers of information. Each of those layers contain full RGB data. I've attached a test file for your experimentation. + When AP imports these files it: Treats the first layer as an RGB layer = 'Layer one (pixel)' Treats all the other layers as though they were individual colour channels, rather than composite RGB layers..., ie: Layer two [blue] (Pixel) Layer two [green] (Pixel) Layer two [red] (Pixel) So I end up with 43 layers, rather than 15... Am I missing some preference or other setting here? EDIT: The file was generated by Maxon Cinema 4D version R21. The renderer in use was 'Redshift', but the file saving mechanism is through C4D itself using the 'Multi-pass' rendering option. ---------- What should happen: AP needs to interpret these files correctly - importing them with RGB layers - not individual greyscale channels. ---------- This is more than a little disappointing as I purchased AP specifically to work on these types of files. The help manual claims that it can. Rs_test_scene_210826_main_MP_.exr
  4. Hi guys, I found out, that this program - https://www.photopea.com/ - can open photoshop files much better and maybe even perfect, than Affinity Designer. I am little bit disappointed. Just saying. Otherwise I am currently missing just few features from Photoshop (e.g. importing video / gif files). Great software. Thank you.
  5. Hello, I'd like to report a bug that occurs when importing a picture into Affinity Photo : the imported picture (creating a new layer) looks blurry. This happens because it surely is in subpixel coordinates. To fix this though, I have to align the layer to any horizontal and vertical sides, then I can finally move it freely - it'll remain aligned with the canvas pixels. However the best would be to avoid subpixel alignment, or to have an option for disabling it. Thank you in advance for your help !
  6. Would it be useful if you could import and export text styles? Single or multiple text styles together.
  7. Hi everybody, I've searched for a similar question but I haven't found it. It's even difficult to express the topic exactly in a title. I hope I did nothing wrong and that I'll make myself clear as this is not my language. I'm painting some boards in Affinity Photo. I have to make 31 and I have to put 90 different labels on each for a total of 2790 different labels. Data merge feature in Publisher will help me populate the labels quickly. The problem is that I can't find a way to import them in Photo (and I'm not that much into Publisher yet). Actually I have found several ways but not the practical one I'm looking for, since Publisher cannot export pages separately in Affinity format, while importing an .afpub into Photo won't give you the chance to separate pages as you can do with PDFs. I came up with this: Dragging/placing the .afpub file in Photo document will show only one page. To have all the 90 labels displayed I should duplicate the layer 89 times and select the right page for each. Too long to repeat 2790 times. Copying/pasting every page in a new group in Photo would be at last as long as the previous method. Exporting every page in a raster format would prevent any further edit. It's not that I really need it, but if I'd need I should go back to Publisher and export/import again. Also I'd prefer to deal with text and shapes until the end. A more viable approach would be to export every single page in PSD format, but having to rely on an external file type instead of the proprietary one sounds cumbersome to me. Also there could be inconsistencies too. Any ideas on how to import quickly all Publisher document's pages into Photo as individual embedded documents or groups?
  8. Please Please Please. I love the Affinity applications but this is the one thing that has me frustrated.... I am an illustrator that uses architects plans to build from and the import of other formats isn't satisfactory. Thanks.
  9. We are very interested in transitioning from Illustrator to Affinity Designer. We are product designers (not illustrators) and use Illustrator in combination with our CAD package; it's an essential workflow for us. Anyway, part of this workflow involves importing and exporting dxf files. I've seen in this forum the request for dxf support. However, as I've not yet bought Designer, I'm not sure if this feature has been added. Has it? If yes, great! If not, please can someone outline if this feature will be added soon and when? Thanks in advance.
  10. I want to import/place the following SVG file (hlines.svg). It looks correct in Illustrator. I can also open the file in Chrome and it looks correct. Here is how it looks when imported/placed in Designer: It is faint, but only the square in the upper left corner appears and it is missing the two horizontal black bars. How do I fix this? If I open the file it looks similar but I get a long list of layers. It seems that all of the boxes are being stacked on top of each other. I can select a layer and then move the SVG object to a different location. In this example, I moved each of the boxes from the upper left corner, where they were stacked on top of each other. I don't care if the objects are on separate layers or flattened on the same layer. I am not doing any editing except for scaling the entire image to 30 in x 30 in. I just need it to look like the image at the top, hLines.svg
  11. Alert: Experienced worker - but AP newbie : ) I want to use AP to edit multi-layer exr exports from a 3D CGI software. The EXR files typically contain up to 15 layers of information. Each of those layers contain full RGB data. When AP imports these files it: Treats the first layer as an RGB layer = 'Layer one (pixel)' Treats all the other layers as though they were individual colour channels, rather than composite RGB layers..., ie: Layer two [blue] (Pixel) Layer two [green] (Pixel) Layer two [red] (Pixel) So I end up with 43 layers, rather than 15... Two questions: 1. Is there a way for AP to interpret all these layers as RGB composite layers on import / open ? or, if not: 2. What is the most efficient way to take: Layer two [blue] (Pixel) Layer two [green] (Pixel) Layer two [red] (Pixel) and make it into: Layer two (Pixel) - ie, a full composite RGB layer. Thanks for any help.
  12. Is it possible to open/import Mac files using the windows Photo app?
  13. Please add the ability to import CDR files. Lately, clients have started mentioning that they would like to move away from CorelDraw. You might be surprised how many Mac users are using CorelDraw via Bootcamp or Parallels. Now that Serif (Affinity) is supporting the Mac they want to migrate away from CorelDraw. However, they feel trapped with CorelDraw because: They do not want to lose their CDR files created over many years. In addition, they want to avoid exporting hundreds of files out of CorelDraw one at a time so the files could be used elsewhere. Here is an opportunity for Affinity to make friends in the Mac community. Make Affinity products able to perfectly import Adobe and Corel files. Do this and you will have an automatic customer base for a long time.
  14. Is it possible to add the ability to open / import sketch files?
  15. This is day 1 with Affinity Publisher so I may have missed something obvious. When I open a 150 page pdf I've been working on with Acrobat (I'm hoping to escape to Affinity) some of the greyscale images appear as a small part of the whole image, low contrast and a bit mangled. I've attached an example exported page. The pdf is a photo book, all BW images though they may vary in their original colour profile and resolution when the original was assembled in a mix of Acrobat & Indesign. The majority of the pages look fine in AP. It all looks fine in Acrobat. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what's going on and if it will be possible to open these existing files properly in Publisher? duff p25 210309 WORKING DH work in progess 19.pdf
  16. I finally worked out how to achieve importing clip art as assets in Affinity Publisher. First of all, create folders on your computer to store the clip art files you wish to include in your assets. Each folder should be a different category. Then copy across the clip art files into each of the folders according to their categories. When you have amassed the files you wish to include, you are ready to fire up Affinity Publisher. When affinity Publisher has loaded, simply start a new blank document. Then, using the Assets panel, use the menu to Create a new Category and rename the category to one of your collection category’s names. You may also wish to use subcategories for related collections. For example, if you have an anatomy category you may wish to have subcategories of organs, eyes, ears, limbs … etc. When you have created and renamed your categories and subcategories according to your own taste and requirements you are ready to start the import process. Make a category active by selecting it from the assets panel. Then use the place image tool to import the images you wish to use for assets from the folders you have set up. You may multiply select the files from within to folder using the shift key in windows to select a range of files. When you have selected them, click on the open gadget/button and Affinity Publisher will attempt to import the files. When it has done so you will see the place tool panel with your images ready to import. Now the slow bit, repeatedly simply click on the blank document to place the images one by one on top of each other. They will appear stacked upon the page. Now select them all in your document using CTRL-A. Then go to the category panel and use the menu item Add from Selection. Affinity Publisher will import them all into the category automatically. You may then delete all the items which are stacked on the document page. Repeat until you have imported all your images. You may wish to export your assets files for backup purposes or importing them into other Affinity apps. If someone wishes to convert this into an official tutorial for users then be my guest.
  17. Is there a way to import a lot of text (in my case, from an open source book on Google Gutenberg) into a new Publisher Document? I understand how one can create a text frame and place text into it. But is there a way to have Publisher automatically create new pages with linked text frames so that I don't have to this manually? Thanks. -KUrt
  18. The place tool is very powerful for importing multiple images into a document, they can be placed one after the other in the document. This can be good for importing images which can then be added to the asset libraries. It would be very useful if we could have an option to place multiple compatible images directly into the asset library for the purpose of building our own libraries for personal use. Maybe an import images to directly to an asset library option could be included. Then we would have a reserve graphics library similar to the ones that were available in Pageplus.
  19. Hi there, I have to say I really appreciate your effort and I do like your apps. I still hassitate about switching from CS6, but there are people around who made the step and rely on your apps. I was asked for help by one of those people with a relatively simple document in Publisher. We sorted things out, but then I looked closely at an advert that came from exterlan studio as a usual PDF and I could not believe my eyes. The document had all fonts substituted! It did a relatively good job and the difference was not huge, but still - it was different. I tried to import the file in a different way, looked in the preferences for some kind of a switch, that would allow to leave the PDF as is and not parse it on import. NOTHING. So I tried the other two apps, hoping for a way of at least rasterizing the PDF in Photo. NOTHING. I have not found a way of including the external PDF in the publisher document so that it looks as intended. If that is correct (and it is not my mistake of not finding a way) then it is a BUG hidden behind the facade of a feature. The software is unusable for everyone who needs to include external PDFs in his documents, because there is no way of having all the fonts included in any external PDF. And there is no way of having all texts in the external PDFs outlined. It might work with 50 % of them, but the rest... Q1: Is there really no way of importing a PDF "AS IS" (without parsing is and thus substituting missing fonts and altering the look of the document)? Q2: Is there really no way of rasterizing a PDF "AS IS" (without parsing is and thus substituting missing fonts and altering the look of the document)? Suggestion: If the imported PDF had and option (at least in Photo and Publisher) to leave the PDF intact and parsing it only if the user needs it... that would solve the problem (it could be rasterized and imported as bitmap (only a suggestion). I understand, that designers who do not import PDFs from other designers do not encounter this problem, but for all the others (including me) it is rendering the apps unusable. If the above statements are true, PLEASE try to solve this very soon. Thanks. Marek
  20. Hi, I tried to import a brush set of file type .abr, let's say it's called 'brushes123.abr'. It says it is successfully imported But when I try to pick the brush set from the drop down menu in the 'brushes' window, it does not appear. I've tried it again and it says: 'successfully imported 'brushes123 2', which leads me to believe it did originally import, I just can't find it. Can you help? Thanks in advance
  21. I can't import in Designer SVG made in Blender. The only way is importing those SVG to Inkscape and then import to Designer. monkeys-unsupported.svg
  22. Hi everyone, I am trying to import all my LUTs to Affinity Photo using the import feature, which now allows me to select all of them from one folder. Sadly once they have been imported, even if they were sorted by name in the folder, now are in a randomic order in Affinity UI. Do you know how are they sorted after the import? Since there is no way to create subfolders in Affinity it is really hard to find, for example, all my versions of "teal and orange" in more than 300 LUTs if they are not sorted. thank you in advance for any help! Mattia
  23. Hi! Isnt it possible to give a placed PDF-file a border and/or a background in Publisher 1.9.2.1024? I have to do a workaround by droping a (white) rectangle behind the placed PDF. But this is very timeconsuming and not handy. Choosing a border and a backgroundcolor on the marked PDF-box is not working. Nothing is happen. Thanks for any hints. Martin
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