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  1. I couldn't convert na outline to na object. I search in the help (btw, it is very well made - congratulations) but it doesn't mention this. I found that this is very useful, and in this moment I'm in need of converting outlines to objects because I need to color an illustration made by another artist Let me take this post to report that Affinity Designer is running much better than illustrator, it is really fast and difficult to crash and supports very well other file formats - gongrats for this. And I just miss another tool - the find and replace tool See an example on this vídeos: https://youtu.be/Z6WixrkwYQ0 In case you are signed to Lynda.com this vídeo is more explicit: https://www.lynda.com/CorelDRAW-tutorials/Finding-replacing-text-objects/617/37125-4.html
  2. I have this artboard composed of figures and text for a journal publication. Randomly occurring, after selecting a text object and moving it, it leaves a flashing dashed outline of the text in the original position like a "ghost" of the original text. This "ghost" cannot be selected, deleted, and always returns even after closing the file and quitting AD. It does not even appear as an object in the layer panel. Is this a function in AD that I am unaware of or this is a bug? Picture attached. See "Small Events" with dashed outline at top. BTW - it does not appear if the image is printed or exported as a .tiff, .eps, or .pdf. Many thanks.
  3. Hi! I've performed the acquire image to take a scan of a drawing into Affinity Photo. Then using the selection tool created a mask so that I only have the illustration of the giraffe with no background. I've then embedded the giraffe illustration into Affinity designer so that I can print 4 coasters on to different solid coloured backgrounds. The issue is you can see a white edge around the giraffe embedded document layer and this is being printed which then shows on the sublimated coaster. Please does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Or if you can point me to a better explanation of layers? I haven't used Adobe products and am new to Affinity products. I have tried to find the answers in the help and on the forum but can't find anything and none of the videos seem to cover it. I have attached a screen shot of the image showing the white edge. And one of the coaster with the white line of the embedded document. Any help much appreciated Thanks Jo
  4. Hello there! :) I have a really strange issue with my Affinity Designer. Maybe I unconsciously pushed some wrong buttons before, but when I click any object, it gets this weird pink-ish outline coming from nowhere. See the attached file. The huge green shape actually is drawn as the pink outline shows, but the Corner Tool is applied so it doesn't match in corners. Also the odd happens to text, you can see on the left only the first letter gets the outline. I should also add that it is only a viewer issue, Designer doesn't create an actual object/shape and the outline doesn't show in exports. Plus I tested and it seems to be app-oriented stuff as it happens to all documents I open and then select an object. Thanks for any input on this. I've tried going through the View menu and Preferences, but couldn't solve it on my own. Regards, Radek
  5. I am relatively new to Affinity. The program has been running smoothly until recently when I went to open a files .ai and .pdf and they opened in outline mode. I see a blank screen until I highlight the image. Once highlighted, the image is outlined only. Does anyone know how to switch this back so that I can work with the actual image? I have already checked and unchecked the outline mode button. I attached a photo of the program when I open and highlight the image. Help!
  6. on some of the photos I have inserted into my document there is a pink outline around them, but on others there is not.... what's the significance of this outline? example: the pink outline is around the photo of the pumpkins, but not around the photos of the ducks or the horse.
  7. Hey guys! Congratulaitons for being in the headlines again – awesome work, well deserved! Here’s the little bug or at least strange/interesting behavior … I recorded a short clip to show you what’s going on. I’m talking about the outline being »cut off« at a certain angle, like it’s placed inside a rectangle or something. https://youtu.be/dnI82z2VViA Cheers Dennis ;)
  8. I have put an outline around an image for a book cover, but when I flatten it the right side of the outline all but vanishes. The bottom is marginally more visible, but also thinned out. Fixes? Thanks
  9. I asked about this before but did not get a very good answer so I will ask it again. How can I get rid of the jagged outline on this imported png image? I don't want to blur the image. But I need to get rid of the jagged edges. Please help me. Thanks
  10. I kindly ask for help in the follwoing matter, I don't get the desired result. For my work I create presentations and job aids and therefore I create screen shots with magnifying glass effect on areas that I wish to highlight, similar to the effect in the preview app. To achieve this I create a circle selection around the highlighting area on the first layer and with CMD+J I create a new layer. This new layer then contains the selected detail. Then I enlarge this detail picture slightly by a transformation. At last I add the Outline effect and an outer shadow. My problem is that the outline is very frayed, fuzzy and unbeautiful. When I do the same in Photoshop, however, it is sharp and clear. In Affinity Photo I tried to get better results with "Smooth" and "Refine Edges", but with no success. I added 2 example pictures to show the difference. Both are based on the same picture, a screen shot made on a Windows PC and stored as *.bmp file. Because I dislike abonnement software, and like very much Affinity Photo, I want to go away from Photoshop as soon as possible and therefore I kindly ask for help to get the same result in Affinity Photo as I get in Photoshop. Thank You very much in advance.
  11. Unsure if it has been posted, did a quick search but couldn't see anything relating.. Im requesting/looking for the option to apply an outline to a shape/text, similar to that found on effects, but allows you to space the outline x cm/mm/px away from the shape, either on the inside or outside of the original shape boundaries. If this has already been implemented and I'm just not seeing it properly or has been previously requested, I do apologise for the dupe. Thanks in advance, can provide screenshots from another design program to better explain if need be! Phantomist.
  12. In Illusrator I could live trace an image outline and remove the fill to create a tracing template. I cannot work out how to do that with this program. The images I use are all black silhouettes of animals mainly attached example of what I want to do. bassethound.ai
  13. When I draw a shape, say triangle, and use outline, corners get cut off (see image). I expect those corners to be sharp unless I have different type of corners set. This issue is present both in stable version and beta. Quite a dealbreaker for me.
  14. Hello community, I'm new to affinity designer and never really used a vector based software before. Now I want to great a logo, but I'm having an issue with the font. Here is my current status: http://cl.ly/image/2V071f00172u The current outline of the "Robin" lettering is in the same color (red) as the background. But this was just a workaround, because when I change the background color now, the outline is still in this red shape. How can I make a transparent outline? I tried to punch the font with the current outline out of the circles with the "Substract" button, but I can't use this function an text and a shape. Thanks for you help! Greetings, Robin
  15. I might have overlooked it somewhere else, but a feature I am really missing is the ability to create contours of an object like with the outline function, but with multiple outlines, and with a positive or negative radius, so the contours can be outside or inside the object. Along with this should go the ability to break the contours apart from the original object so that each can be handled individually. This is a feature that I used constantly in Corel Draw, which I am hoping to be able to ditch completely.
  16. While zooming in and out in Outline view, AD leaves outlines which don't exist in the file's geometry. Attached you can see how the squares (which don't exist0 change size and location in the different zoom scales...
  17. I recently switched from Sketch because I couldn't change DPI settings (72 only) and it had no support for CMYK. That being said they do a lot of things right. One thing that I immediately noticed and took for granted was that when I'm 'bumping' an object over with the arrow keys the highlighted outline of the selected object auto-hides and lets you get a good look at the work without anything getting in your way. Right now with Affinity I have to deselect the object, take a look at my adjustment and then re-select the object to adjust it again. It would be smooth out the work-flow if you guys can add that option/feature. I'm sorry I don't even know the correct terms. I tried to search to see if someone had suggested this feature so I apologize if I'm re-posting it
  18. I was mucking around with some layer styles and came across an issue when applying an outline shadow with a circle. It seems the shadow gets cut off at each end/furthest side of the circle. See below: 0.3 px radius - shadow cut off at top 0.5px radius - shadow CUT-OFF at top 5px radius - WORKS FINE.
  19. Hi, I taking fotos (JPEG) of building structures and want to have Affinity outline the edges of the structures. Is this possible?
  20. Can someone tell me if this software already has the option "Outline" ( see the video) ? I worked with the "trial version" but was not. Thank you!
  21. It seems that selecting a group in outline view is disabled. I can select the group in vector view but after deselecting then switching to outline view it only selects one object in the group at a time. Is this a "designed that way" or a bug?
  22. One of the biggest friction points for me right now is setting up layouts. There are a number of flaws/bugs with the current implementation of guides that make it incredibly difficult/frustrating to set up a layout and begin working on an actual design. Since that is usually step 1, I've found myself quitting the application and jumping back to Adobe before I even get a chance to test out the majority of the software. The two biggest issues for me are: Guides do not display x/y coordinates anywhere while being drawn. If guide is released and then moved, coordinates are displayed in a red tooltip. This means in order to accurately place my guides I need to draw them once, then move them. Guides do not snap to whole pixels. I'm constantly struggling to get my guide aligned with a whole pixel, but keep getting stuck above or below my target by a few tenths of a pixel (i.e. 149.8, 150.1, instead of 150px). In addition, the ability to automate some guide/layout functions would be invaluable. In particular, setting up columns and gutters for the 960 grid (http://960.gs). There are also core iOS/Android layouts that could be included too (actionbars, sidebars, etc).
  23. Hi, Is there a way to outline / fill a stroke? Thanks.
  24. On the new outline view with split window feature. It is an awesome feature btw! Down the road however I'd like to see an option where the "pixel" or right side could be a vector preview, not a pixel preview. When you're really zoomed in and tweaking things, the pixel preview is not really useful.