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  1. Strange numbers in CMYK color slider. (0-255 range)
  2. Hi, i have a bug with the latest designer version. I exported a pdf-file in cmyk (ISO Coated v2 300%) and than the colour black had lots of “damaged pixels“, see attachment (zoom in). The colour application was at 300%(?!). Greetings from Germany:-). 201801005_vk-kleinarchitekten-1_257.pdf
  3. Hi folks. this has been reported before: in designer the cmyk 0/0/0100 is not really black, i attached an example. The imported svg object is much darker, although it has the same values. Greetings 20180108_vk-kleinarchitekten_V2.afdesign
  4. Hi everyone! I've been looking into the possibilities with the Affinity suite, and whilst it's all very promising I do have one question regarding matters of an ICC profile nature. I suspect a fair few of you will either work alongside or will have transitioned from Photoshop, and one quite invaluable facility is the capacity to spot read the ink density of a CMYK image to meet with overall percentage limits for print saturation, which in my case tends to usually be 240%. Is there any such sampling tool in the Affinity suite which I'm missing, or a known adjustment layer process (maybe via soft proof) within Affinity by which you can ensure that your ink levels don't exceed that percentage space?
  5. I have several issues with colors and spot colors in Affinity Designer. One problem was found when making a simple test in order to test process colors (4c). I created a new document with CMYK color format. I created a new global color with the CMYK slider, Cyan 100%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 0%. Just for testing if Designer makes a difference, I also created a second color with RGB sliders, R 0, G 176, B 240. Created two primitives. Each one is assigned one of the two global colors. Saved the document. Printed with Adobe Printer (Adobe Acrobat Pro XI) and opened in the same application. When I choose print and advanced options, I see the 4 plates Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Turns out that both Cyan colored primitives have 100% cyan and a percentage of magenta also. (For the sake of it, I also printed with Microsoft to PDF printer and the result is exactly the same.) Obviously this is a big issue. A color defined as 100 Cyan should never end up as 100 Cyan and a bit of Magenta or anything else. Ralf Maeder See attached files. Ralf Maeder Cyan 4c and RGB.pdf Cyan 4c and RGB.afdesign
  6. Hi, I am not sure if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything about that. Also I have no comparison to Adobe right now - no subscription. Why is the mask in CMYK not really „alpha-masking“ the magenta layer but turning the edges grayish? How can I avoid that? thanks and cheers, Steffen CMYK: RBG:
  7. When trying to open a CMYK TIFF image created with Capture One 10.2 in Affinity Photo 1.6.1.93, I am incorrectly shown the HDR converter and a horrible image. I have downloaded and checked with Photoshop: the files do open correctly with Photoshop. I have also checked with 8 bit and 16 bit exports from Capture One, and both do not open correctly in Affinity, but do open correctly in Photoshop. You will see on the left of the attached file that affinity recognize the photo as RGBA/32 where Photoshop correctly identifies it as a CMJN/8=CMYK/8 image. Not sure that it matters, but the embedded icc profile is from Blurb: http://www.blurb.co.uk/color-management Can you please fix this bug?
  8. Apologies if this has been answered somewhere already, but even Google could not find that answer for me, so here goes... I have created a CMYK document "Print (Press ready)". - Can I place RGB images in the document which will automatically be converted to CMYK on export to PDF? (InDesign workflow) - Or do I need to convert images to CMYK before placing them in the document? (XPress workflow) Many thanks!
  9. How to convert all RGB to CMYK in Affinity Designer?
  10. Hello! I just made a business card to be printed by a local printing company with a online shop. On their website they recommend to use a bleed of 3mm and a specific color profile for cmyk (iso coated 300%). Installing the profile and setting the document to those settings are easy in designer! But at exporting I got some issues I do not understand completely, thats why I ask here: - In my document I have two artboards, one for front and one for back - I assume that the document settings are valid for all artboards in a document!? (color profile and bleed) - I exported my document as one PDF-file (with two sites in it, one for front and on for back). I exported as PDF x4, including bleed and crop marks, using the document color profile. - When I open the exported pdf (I work on a iMac), the pdf is of course bigger then the business card, because I added bleed and crop marcs, but the document is more then the 3mm bigger? why? The business card artboard is set to 85mm x 48mm and bleed is set to 3mm on each side...shouldn't be the exported PDF then 85+6mm x 54+6mm? When I set the view of the exported PDF to 100% the distance between the crop marks was correct, but the whole document was about 10mm bigger all around...no big issue, and maybe thats just a PDF-display thing, but I wanted to ask to understand whats going on here... - If i set a bleed, i cannot find a option to display the bleed around each artboard, maybe that would make things easier? - The second issue was, that the printing company told me that one of the two sides (remember, I exported one PDF out of one document) where in RGB...how can this be?? The only reason I can immagine are the inserted pics I used (made in affinity photo and exported as PNG in ROMM)...aren´t they converted to the document profile when placed in designer?? The file i added is the one I sent to my printing company... Thanks for some light into my darkness! Andreas VC - Anna - Endversion - soBestellt.pdf
  11. Hi, I have a problem with Affinity Designer (v. 1.6.0.89). Today, I recived PDF (v.1.4) from my client with some book cover, created with Adobe InDesign CS3 (5.0.4). Document with CMYK colors don't have assignated color profile, so I assigned profile with Coated FOGRA39. When I tried to change some color values on the one of the rectangles, CMYK sliders in Fill box increased maximum values from 100 to 255 (like it was in RGB). I closed and re-opened document, but this don't helped, so I closed and re-run Affinity Designer with clearing user data. This has been resolved problem partly - now maximum vaules in CMYK sliders are 100, but color preview is still like from RGB sliders. I made a video with this bug: Reinstallation doesn't change anything. My OS: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 So, is it a bug, or I made something wrong? Cheers, michno
  12. I was trying to prepare images for a print job and ran into a problem when converting to CMYK. In AP I added a Soft Proof layer, chose the CMYK ICC profile in question and made all my adjustments. Then I unselected the SP layer, converted to the ICC profile and saved the result as a TIFF file. The first screenshot shows the RGB stage, the second screenshot shows the resulting CMYK converted file. There is a significant colour shift/desaturation between the softproof display and the actual conversion. Any ideas what could have gone wrong here? I ended up going back to Photoshop for the CMYK separation and ran into another problem: the CMYK TIFF file from Photoshop displayed as blank white when opened in AP or AD. I had to export to PSD in order for AP/AD to see the file.
  13. Affinity Designer & Photo both crash on startup on Windows 10 when trying to open any .EPS CMYK image. Affinity Designer Version: 1.5.3.69 OS: Windows 10 (up to date) Test image: https://www.livsmedelsverket.se/globalassets/om-oss/press/logotyper/livsmedelsverket-logotyp-cmyk.eps Attached .DMP and screenshot. 8abd9049-05a7-4934-85d8-033293a0d8e3.dmp
  14. Dear team, I am using DrawPlus X8 (14.0.1.21) to create printed materials like flyers. Now I am working on a new flyer, which must be exported do PDF X:3 format without transparences in CMYK color space. But, I want to create „look like“ transparent. For that purpose I drew a rectangle and set it as a background with CMYK (0-0-0-25) color. At the same time, using Affinity Photo, I created one picture with the same CMYK (0-0-0-25) background color, added some other lines into it and exported to TIFF. However, if I insert TIFF into DrawPlus, both CMYK (0-0-0-25) are not the same! Please help!
  15. Hi, How can I open a tiff file saved in CMYK profile in Photo? Years ago I saved these files using photoshop. Now I get a transparent canvas in Photo.... how can I open these? Thanks Nick
  16. I'm finding a strange situation in AD; I set a series of color using CMYK percentages. Using objects in multiple files, I notice that the CMYK values are changing. So I created a swatch set with the proper CMYK values. I used those swatches to fill objects... and again, the values are not staying the same. The new values result in a color that is very close to the original... and it looks like the hex# is staying the same... so perhaps it's prioritizing the hex# and changing the CMYK percentages to match the hex#? But the hex isn't what I input, and i'm concerned about what changes might be wrought in the print process (the cmyk percentages are based on process swatches).
  17. Hello, i was wondering if Affinity Designer has possibility to convert vector elements (selecting by layers) from color CMYK (or RGB) to CMYK but only in black K. I have to prepare black and white maps for printing and file is in CMYK with all colors, but lines are in greyscale. So to have better quality i have to change CMYK colors only for K (black). I can't find information about this at web page. I'm using Affinity Photo as Photoshop alternative - and it is really good for my needs. Thank you! bests Aerobie
  18. Hi, can anyone help me ? I have problem with export file to PDF from affinity file format where is 100% K Text and affinity designer convert it as C:72,M68,Y67,K88 aftre save as PDF. dot.pdf dot.afdesign
  19. Dear Community, its my first question here and I'm a “newcomer“ of the photography-world, but I think that you have an answer for my question. We are a small company from Germany which are selling gift paper & -ribbons. At the moment we are modify our catalogue and online-shop. Caused by that we need a lot new photos of our products, which we release with PhotoKey 7 Pro (very easy and good) want to edit afterwards with Affinity. Certainly a lot of our products are similar but in different colors. We want to shot one or two main pictures which are colored afterwards in the certain color. We have already tried it with "recolor" or "HSL-Adaptation" but there it is only possible to change the color with Hue/HSL. Primarily we are working with Pantone for our products, but also have the option to use RGB/HEX/CMYK. My question now: How can I colorize our images in a precise color (Pantone/RGB/CMYK/HEX) “fast & easy"? Here you find an example for one of our products and I will upload some images which we already shot. http://geschenkpapierverpackung.de/geschenkbaender/chiffon-geschenkband.html (it is our old presentation which getting an update) Thanks in advance, Carl Buening P.s. the “green-screen“ & light situation is just a first try, it will be better later (but we like it already) 1. original image https://www.dropbox.com/s/vu5893p1pd1pt0r/IMG_9869.JPG?dl=0 2. released image with PhotoKey 7 https://www.dropbox.com/s/81jgvpu8qu75nba/IMG_9869%202.png?dl=0 3. colored image with Affinity (not precise enough) https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2qnt5583qgjiuk/probe.jpg?dl=0
  20. Hi all, im up this zip containing two pallets rgb and cmyk basic. colors set.zip
  21. Hello, When I create a RGB document in Designer and export it using one of the following presets, it always gets converted to CMYK, even when explicitly setting its colour space to RGB. PDF/X-1a PDF/X-3 PDF/X-4 The PDF settings that kept the RGB profile (regardless of explicitly setting the colour space to RGB) were: PDF (for export) PDF (for web) PDF (for print) PDF (flatten) Is this a known bug? I could recreate in both AD and AP in 1.5 and 1.6 beta 1. Thanks in advance! Bauke
  22. I have a Problem with the Colors on Photo and Designer. When look at the http://rgb.to/rgb/0,158,160 the CMYK value is quite different How can i solve these? Which CMYK is the correct one? Affinity or http://rgb.to/rgb/0,158,160. Thanks for help.
  23. Hey there, so when importing or opening an EPS-file which was exported with RGB as color-format into Affinity Designer, it will always be handled as CMYK-File and therefore the colors are changing drastically. In Illustrator, the same file is opened with the correct colors and in correct color format (RGB). Do I miss a Default-/Import-/Color-Setting here? When opening the same file in Illustrator and then exporting it with the option for "Include CMYK-PostScript in RGB-Files" checked, the file opens correctly colored in Affinity Designer. The chosen PostScript-Level (2 or 3) on export did NOT made any difference to this behaviour, only the previously described checked option! As I want to ditch Illustrator and I have a huge amount of assets (bought online, not build by me) which behave like this, it's not an option to open up every file and export them once more. As Illustrator is able to open them up the correct way, I assume that this is an error/bug of Affinity Designer and does not occur due to a corrupt file. I attached a screenshot of the same file opened in AI and AD and a PNG with the intended colors. Greetings, Johannes (I hate to say the name of the competitive software this often in this forum...*sigh*)
  24. I don't know much about color formats and color profiles, so I could use some help. I have a project that I plan to get professionally printed. However, I tried printing on my home printer as well as FedEx Office and the colors are drastically different from my monitor (Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF9 34" Curved LED-Lit Monitor). When printed, my purple looks like blue, and my light gray looks dark, etc. I have my document setup as Print-ready with CMYK/8 and all my colors have been created using the CMYK slider. This has been the case since I first started this document. So, I have a couple questions: 1. Am I doing something wrong? 2. What is a color profile? 3. How do I prevent this from happening when I get it professionally printed? (I think they want PDF, but may accept other formats) Thank you in advance! I attached a couple images of my Document Setup and CMYK Slider.
  25. I have a crash with Affinty Designer 1.5.2.58, Windows 7, German: I wanted to convert a document to RGB which I created in CMYK (ISO Coated v2 300%). Document Settings > Color > RGB/8 Then the program crashes. Code: 0xC0000005 Unfortunately I can not give more hints