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  1. I purchased Designer and Photo years ago but I just couldn't replace Illustrator & Photoshop because of a few missing features that are just workflow basics. I've moved to the Windows platform and just downloaded new trial versions of them to give them another chance, and these problems persist. Most of them relate to features that prevent the user from making critical, unprofessional mistakes like inconsistent color use across multiple documents. If you are deigning a flyer, a business card and a name badge, you can't have variations between them. These are a few [very] minor omissions th
  2. There should be a black outline on these indicators, otherwise you can't see them on white swatches. See the attached image, and the name of the swatches. The only one you can see is overprint, the others are invisible on white. Thanks!
  3. Hi In the project on a light yellow background, I used a vector brush in gray 70%. It was a global color with an overprint option! After exporting to PDF, the overprint works except where it was made with a vector brush I understand that such brushstrokes will be pixels, but the overprint option could remain. There is also no other place in the program (e.g. in the appearance palette) where an object can be overprinted!
  4. Hallo zusammen, mal schauen, ob es hier auch eine deutsche Community gibt Ich hatte mich so drauf gefreut, nach InDesign mein erstes Projekt mit dem Publisher umzusetzen. Doch zwei Dinge haben mir die Freude daran ein wenig verhagelt: 1.) Publisher friert ein: Ich hatte ab und zu auf Win10 eine erhöhte Prozessorauslastung, deutlich höher als vorher, und Publisher rührte sich kaum mehr. Zuletzt musste ich das Programm über den Taskmanager abstürzen lassen. Glücklicherweise funktionierte die Wiederherstellung und ich konnte normal weiter arbeiten. Keine Ahnung woran das liegt. Viell
  5. Overall Publisher seems to have many features. But their workflow with spots inks is pretty weak or simply don't work. I know Affinity just released the first beta; indeed, this is just the time to request this. Many proffessional works are done with spot inks (maybe a background hard to print in CMYK, maybe they need a rich orange/green/blue ink). Also the little works, due to be cheap using only two spot inks instead of full CMYK. Things to be implemented or improved: - We need a more streamlined workflow with spot inks. Currently it's a pain. We don't have a way to see all cu
  6. SInce I switched to Publisher for all my CMYK work, I thought it might be time to do the same with a project using two spot colors. But I can't find a useful way to work with it. When using overprint properties Indesign makes it possible to do that per object (line or fill). I think it would be ok, to do it upside down, like the user guide of Publisher is promoting. That would mean to make a copy of a color swatch (one overprintig, one knocking out) and to use these on all objects as one wishes. And it does even work when outputing a PDF. But there is one thing missing - a preview of how my
  7. Just answered a post and considered a few additions to the swatches panel. When right-clicking on a colour fill swatch you have the option to Make Global effectively changing a fill colour to a global colour, but, once a colour has been converted to a global colour, that global colour should have its own context menu that would include... Make Global Spot Make Global Overprint Revert Global (this would revert the colour swatch back to a global fill that can be used to change colours within a document en masse)
  8. Would be nice, if the overprinting property could be selected object-wise and not globally over the color swatch. When you do artworks for RISO it happens that you layer objects of the same spot color and some should overprint and some not. Of course, I can add a second spot color but the problem is that I get duplicated colors in the pdf later on which leads to some pain combining them for printing. B
  9. Preflight at the printers warns that the PDF does not overprint black even though the option "Overprint black" was selected when exporting. I don't have Acrobat, so I can't check it. Attached is a sample source file, exported pdf and export settings screen. Please check and confirm. If confirmed, report an error. Link Dropbox for source file https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgz70g1y6mmxom3/Test_DLx3.afpub?dl=0 Link Dropbox for PDF file https://www.dropbox.com/s/qfrjiizopxj3fkg/Test_DLx3.pdf?dl=0 I apologize for my English - Google translate.
  10. Hi I known this issue has been discussed before but I don't seems to make overprint work. Basically I have set my text to overprint 100% black in global colors but my pdf output shows the background color is being knockout by the text. Traditionally the background should be in solid when text are set to overprint. Please help. Thanks Tristan overprint test.pdf
  11. Hi Affinity Team This is a mammoth task but a great start with Affinity Publisher! I'm constantly moving pre-press artwork across to my preferred printer and I'm asking them to give me feedback and review with the pre-press ready PDF files I'm sending them and the major issues that they are reporting is... - issues around knockout and overprint... this is not really that straight forward for now plus not clear in how this can be picked up before exporting the artwork? - and when they need to impose the job and they use InDesign for that, hence the following comment..." I'm also
  12. Hi I was wondering if there was any consideration of including object level overprint selection in the near future? I recently had to do some tricky overprint settings for a packaging project, and in the end I had to make copies of pantone colors one overprinted the other not and then apply the colors to the objects as requited.. unlike illustrator where you can set all the elements to the spot color then just apply overprint to the relevant elements, I hope that made sense. Cheers
  13. Hello! after Adobe pulled another stunt (with Lightroom this time) I'm preparing for an Adobe Free Future™! I've come back to Designer (ßeta 1.6/12) — and what I saw made me very, very happy. Cannot wait till I see what you guys do with Publisher! As you have guessed I'm still missing some features before I can ditch Illustrator all together: selecting objects by type/look (see screenshots with Graffix Select Menu) lockable guides and the making guides from objects. Also: split in to grid. overprint on a per object (fill/stroke) base (not
  14. In this user request I will demonstrate how to work with cut lines and the overprint function of Affinity Designer 1.6.0. You need this functions for printing and cutting stickers with custom shapes. You can download the Affinity Designer project file of the tutorial here: https://goo.gl/JT7yQh Keep on drawin' Norbert
  15. Hi, does Affinity allow for: 1. Overprint - I need to overprint certain colours for final print output. 2. Overprint Preview 3. Separations Preview - this is vital in seeing the final output of colours prior to going to print (other than printing physical seps). 4. Spot Colours - In the interim, does Affinity support spot colours - even if its not Pantone Book colours, I then can name it a pantone for the printers reference.
  16. Hi, I'm working on a project that has a selective white undercoat, then a graphics (image layer) background texture, and then text / lines on top. I want the text/lines to 'knock out' the graphics image but not the white undercoat. If I set the 'overprint' option on the text color, then it doesn't cut out the graphics layer, but if I don't set it, then it knocks both the graphics and the white undercoat. Is there some way e.g. to set the 'image' to also get knocked out, or some other easy way to do this? Thanks. -Mike
  17. Hi How to keep overprint in the imported pdf file? I placed PDF with applied overprint to strokes and fils to AD file. After export to PDF X4 overprints (except black) failed. Any idea how to prevent it? Thank you for your help in this matter.
  18. Hi, I am currently on Beta, so it may be just solved. Problem is, when I export artwork created with Pantone to PDF (with honor Pantone color ON), it is converted to CMYK in the final PDF file (sample files attached, checked with pitstop which shows CMYK). Second is my question regarding overprints. I understand how to set overprint to a color, but is there any way how to see actual result (like when I have one rectangle 100% Cyan, second overprinted it with 100% Yellow, it should display nice green :-). Thanks for tips. BS Sava Kubias test-overprint.pdf pantone-test.afdesign
  19. Hello; I'm coming from Illustrator; first time using the app. Where is overprint preview, or what is the Affinity equivalent? thanks!
  20. When I create a global color and set it to overprint and then export as a PDF it doesn't actually overprint. What does the overprint option actually do? Also, during PDF export the option to "overprint black" doesn't seem to do anything either. Maybe I'm missing something.
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