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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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).
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Hi all, im up this zip containing two pallets rgb and cmyk basic. colors set.zip
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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*)
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. I am building a black and white (grayscale) advertisement. Final PDF for printing needs to be in CMYK with only the black ink being used. The issue I came across is when I place a (8 bit) grayscale image that has any ICC color profile (Dot Gain 20% or whatever) attached it exports as a CMYK build in the PDF and not in just the black. When I place an image with no ICC color profile it exports correctly using just the black ink. I am starting the export process with the "PDF (for export)" preset, the "PDF (for print)" seemed to create other issues. The "X1a" preset seemed to totally whack out the black tonal ranges. Not being able to use images with attached color profiles in placed images could be a real issue for print production work. I have attached three PDF's two from Designer and one I output from Illustrator. In the Designer PDFs the smaller inset photo (of the guy) uses an attached profile in one and the other is without. The placed TIFF files both came from Affinity Photo, but I get the same results from images exported out of Photo Shop. In the PDF from Illustrator the image does include an ICC profile with the image and the export to PDF worked fine. Also please notice the huge difference in file sizes, the Designer PDF files seem a lot bigger than they need to be. Let me know if you need the Designer file. There was also an issues with areas where an overlaying transparency effects was used in some of the PDF's I exported from Designer as well. But that can be for another bug report. AK-PreMedSummit Ad-AI_file.pdf AK-PreMedSummit Ad-No ICC.pdf AK-PreMedSummit Ad-ICC.pdf
  16. Okay, long story short, I got a new boss and this boss wanted to rebrand. I'm an amateur and endlessly making changes to a logo isn't my idea of a fun time, so I had her open up a logo tournament. I set out the expectations of the final design, knowing it had to be a file I could work with. The designers soon realized that she had the final say and knew nothing about design, but only one of them would get the money, and that's the one who gave her a logo that looked good on the computer screen regardless of how it would print. She kept telling them she wanted a neon green, an electric purple, and he gave her an RGB logo. I requested countless versions, and the only one I can get to open right is the AI files. All of the EPS have issues, the gradients have issues, and when trying to use the CMYK versions we were provided everything prints like Pea Soup instead of neon green. I kept telling him to imbed the color profile and he keeps insisting that if I open it in Adobe it will work. I have issues with the files in AF and mac preview. I found that I can open the AI files and work on them but the colors will be off. I am going to post the files and see if you guys can help me.CW Logo Tournament.zip CELLULAR CMYK BK.ai CELLULAR CMYK.ai CELLULAR RGB BK.ai CELLULAR RGB.ai
  17. Hi I'm totally confused with colours in Affinity Designer. The colour values not only change after export to PDF but also differs in AD document. In my CMYK document (Euroscale Coated v2) I have a blue colour 61, 49, 0, 60. But when I try to change it, it differs from original. The CMYK values are the same but RGB and HSL are different. After exporting (print PDF) blue becomes 96, 84, 35, 31. The blue colour is just an example. Other colours behave the same way. I'm lost.
  18. We achieved accurate colors in offset (Ryobi 522) with ISO Coated v2 (ECI) color profile. How I can use it in Affinity?
  19. Hi, i got massive troubles when using CMYK mode on a monitor with extended range! 100 / 100 CMYK red looks like a full unmanaged RGB red. i´m using a eizo CG243W and a Dell u2413 both with extended color range. seems designer isnt able to display real CMYK values. so it is far away from a professional print solution. here´s another bug which describes the problem really well. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29146-cmyk-sliders-up-to-255/?p=141917 the real funny thing. red isnt red, that means on my monitors a 255RGB red occurs in 2 color versions..... so far, let´s see if i get any reaction in here. regards from austria, florian
  20. Hello guys (and affinity designer pros), I tried now 8 hours to fix this bug and it makes me crazy!!! First I have to say, I am not into graphic design, so I am only self-taught and everything I don't know how to do, I don not have any clue where to look for or what to google... I made an image with two colors, black and light green (#8EDB8D). Unfortunately because I don't have any clue about color management, when I save my image as JPG or PNG the colors look pale and sickly. I found out that it has something to do with RGB/CMYK conversion of print views and web views. Anyway I found an article in a forum, that I can save my picture as SVG (no rasterize) and open it again and export from new to JPG and then it should work... actually it did! For lots of small graphics consisting of texts and curves, this was a quite useful and effective workaround for noobs like me. Unfortunately, I made also an important big document with text, curves and pixel layers (I bought a Wacom tablet and drew some sketches, mostly shadows on my (boring) curves to have them look more realistic. I am quite happy with my results, because I started two weeks ago with 'graphic design'. Unfortunately, when I now export to SVG (without rasterize), all pixel layers disappear. If I export to SVG format with rasterize, they appear, but most graphics seem to be placed incorrect and stretched, so it seems to be difficult for lots of small pictures to correct them all by hand after a conversion, which should work automatically. So here's my two questions: 1) Does anyone know the official preferred way to convert my image without workaround (SVG conversion) to have the colors not being shale? 2) If not possible, does anyone know a way, how I can use my workaround with SVG conversion without disappearing all handmade pixel layers or having them stretched? BONUS: Does anyone know something else how to fix this? I'll attach my afdesign file (How to Flyer CMYK4) and a another jpg file (U CMYK) that shows, how the color of the light green should look like after conversion (not that pale, slicky one). Sorry for the probably dumb question... Thanks in advance for your support guys! You can't think how much your help will get me hope again, that it is possible with Affinity Designer to do some basic sketches for my homepage... Best regards, Matthias How to Flyer CMYK4.afdesign
  21. If you open the Black Test affinity file attached you'll see two black rectangles, look close enough and you'll see there's a slight difference. Open the Colours panel and select each shape, they both will report the exact same colour, K=100, despite looking different. Export to PDF (also attached) and examine in Illustrator, you'll see the shape in the right is indeed K=100, while the one on the left is RGB black converted to CMKY (C=89 M=78 Y=62 K=97)! Go back to Affinity and in the Swatches panel select the Greys palette, you'll notice the left shape as the Black swatch applied, while the right one doesn't. Therefor the Greys palette is introducing converted RGB colours into a CMYK document, but what is more troubling is that Affinity's Colour panel will report both as K=100 This is a very serious error, it's hard to have confidence in this application output with errors like this... Black Test.afdesign Black Test.pdf
  22. as described already in another thread here, i am encountering (strange?) problems with colors in both designer and photo, especially for cymk-colours. they kind of 'burn out' and are far too vibrant, so theres no way working with because they not nearly match whats expected. rgb seems quite right to me so far, but i have to use both affinitys mainly for cymk-workflows regarding print. so i have some questions that may be answered to get a grip on this and hopefully find a way towards a solution. 1. there are two options for rgb-profiles, one is called 'rgbu' - what do they exaclty refer to, and what is the difference between them regarding the use within affinity. more simple: why there are two? 2. is there any way, affinity works different regarding color-management than other applications like the adobe ones or corel does? the reason behind this is: the latter seems to do it right and (cymk-) colors are more or less close on screen - but not so in AF, although the profiles are set consistend and are the same thoughout all applications. 3. normally i would assume, all applications are using the screen-profiles that are defined in settings within OS - or win7 in this case. that means: every application uses this (in this case custom calibrated) profile as a basis to render according to the profiles set within the application itself... any other thing for affinity? so what is completely driving me nuts is the fact, that i cant get affinity to show only slightly correct colors for cymk... and i dont have any clue why. the awful thing is, that when emulating a srgb-space on my wide-gammut-monitors it seems to work far better, but i cant believe affinity wont be able to handle wide-gammut spaces... affinity (at least designer) is buildt to use for design & graphics of course. and while print is (still) some great part of that i believe that one should be able to work within cymk without that hassle and be able to get a correct color-preview on screen even for that. right? so the question to me is whats going wrong in that case??? is it affinity? is it me? is it another hard- or software? currently i am running out of ideas, but i have to solve this! any hints and thoughts highly appreciated and thanks in advance if more info is needed please be so kind and simply ask for it :-)
  23. Hi, I have several 8-bit .tiff files that I'd like to open in Photo. The ones that are in RGB open just fine, but the ones in CMYK are transparant (sometimes with colored glitches). The assistant also adds an RGB working profile as if it doesn't recognize the colormode. I can send the misbehaving .tiff files. Thanks in advance, Bauke
  24. Hi, what is the best way to convert rgb images to cmyk for print with Affinity Photo? Thanks
  25. The export options for TIFF files always remember the last setting, rather than defaulting to the document color mode. I.e. if the last export was CMYK, the default the next time will be CMYK, even if the document is RGB, and the other way round. This is dangerous since it makes it easy to perform unintended color space conversions on export. Especially beginners who may not know about RGB and CMYK or just trust the default export settings might be in for a nasty surprise. Ideally, the export settings would check if the color format in the export settings is set to the same thing as the same as the document color format and in that case offer the document color format of the next document the next time. If the user changes the setting to something else than the document color format, it would offer that specific setting the next time, regardless of document format. That way it won't get in the way of, say, someone trying to manually export 10 RGB documents as CMYK, but it also wouldn't catch someone exporting an RGB file to RGB TIFF by surprise if their last export was a CMYK document to CMYK TIFF.