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  1. I have written a poem which reflects on the invasion which took place in 1978 all around the world. It is written from a UK perspective on the phenomenon called SPACE INVADERS. The title graphic was created in Affinity Designer, the text edited in LibreOffice, the layout done in Affinity Publisher and the graphic editing done in Affinity Photo. The YouTube link takes you to an audio version of the poem with backing music created in OpenMPT and speech created using Microsoft Sean TTS and mixed in Audacity. The frame effect was done in Fotosketcher. I hope you enjoy this retrospective on this seminal arcade game.
  2. Hi Guys, I’ve come to find out that the image I’m engraving onto leather has what I’ve realized is an open vector path thus resulting in this engraving line that’s not part of the original design. Specifically and only the line going through the spade. I’ve attached pictures. Can anyone help me fix this. Thank you.
  3. When defining a stroke width, Affinity Designer (and Publisher) currently converts decimals more than one place to tenths. It is important to have the ability to specify decimals in the stroke width of a line up to four decimal places so that the software can be used to define vector cut lines in laser engraving software. Case in point - the users manual for Trotec Job Control states that for vector lines to cut with a laser, you must set them at a width of "0.001 mm or 0.00005 inches" (see attached screenshot). You currently cannot do that with Affinity Designer/Publisher, if you type in a width of "0.0036pt" (equal to 0.00005 inches) as the stroke width, the software will convert 0.0036 to zero. Actually anything less than 0.1 will get rounded down to zero. This is important functionality if we were to completely replace Illustrator & InDesign. Thanks.
  4. I've used Adobe Suite for years, but got tired of paying their $50+/month tax just for the use of AI and Photoshop. I've spent thousands. Then found Affinity and use Photo a lot, and hoped that I could use Designer in lieu of AI for an often needed feature. I create objects for output to a laser printer/cutter/engraver. The problem is that when I save the object as .svg and output it to the laser, it changes the size. The attached picture illustrates this. I have two objects created exactly the same way in AI and AD. Both are 3" x 3" and use 0.25 points for the lines. The output from AI is exactly 3" x 3". The output from AD is a little more than 1/16" larger than the 3" x 3" as can be seen here. This makes AD entirely useless for my needs and I must now go back and grovel to Adobe.
  5. There appears to be no way to constrain the output from AD to the size of the object as drawn. In AI, when I draw something at, say 3" x 3", the output (.svg file) can be used to print the object on a laser printer accurately. The resulting object is 3" x 3". In AD, it is somewhat larger - nearly 1/8" greater then 3"x 3". See photo, below: I cannot use AD in my work because of this flaw.
  6. I was very excited to try the Windows Beta of Designer - bought the Mac version and have been using that to create vector files to cut on an Epilog Mini Helix laser cutter. Originally, those files were saved and cut via Corel Draw on the Windows only Helix, but I thought, hey! Let's give Designer a try... But. It seems that the printer code is rasterizing things before sending to the printer driver, a situation I found with Inkscape as well. This results in the Epilog not seeing any vector lines to cut - making it a raster only process. Queue sad panda. The Epilog uses a custom windows driver, so not sure if anyone has every had success, or if there's something I can change so i can use Designer directly.
  7. Got a Lasercutter, Rayjet, Trotec. To Cut and Engrave i need a Vector output from AD. In Corel it works if i use Hairlines in clean RGB Red or Black and if the workspace is the same as the printer workspace. in Serif Draw it works since it support hairlines. All other software like illustrator exports pixelgraphics to the Printer which was ignore by the Laserprinterdriver. Please release Hairlines as Vector output to use it for Lasercutting
  8. I miss the function 0.001 mm or 0.003 pt line setting for laser and mill-chut/mill. In Affinity Designer 1.4.1. is just a line with 0,1 pt possible. It would be great to have this function to use in svg and eps... We have a huge community of creative crafters, who loves pinterest and using laser and milling. Lovely greetings from Germany – Berlin.
  9. First in my series of RayGuns: Noisy Cricket from Men in Black.
  10. I understand how to connect two pencil lines on their ends, but is it possible to connect the end of one to the middle of another? I am a newb working with AD to make files for laser cutting wood veneer. While using the pencil to trace a photo, I wish to connect the lines so as to 1) make shapes that I can fill and/or copy and 2) make sure the line does not end before/after the other one (and will then laser cut correctly). Thank you for your suggestions.
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