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  1. When exporting and scaling down an image (in one step) the edges of the single layers are rendered as 1px white lines. This occurs on the vertical edges of the layers and only when using the export persona with scaling (down). These white lines will appear regardless of the interpolation method (bilinear, lanczos) and are not visible while editing in the UI (any zoom). The lines do not appear in 1:1exports and/or with no interpolation at all (nearest neighbour…). The background color of the layers and the background layer are identical rgb(245,245,245), the layers are cut out with antialiasing unchecked and are checked for subpixel-positions, which they initially had (and I expected to be the cause, but apparently they weren't). I also tried: – re-cutting the edges a second time with no atialiasing (which is somewhat pointless due to the downscaling step on export) – nudging the layers a bit via the arrow keys to refresh the transform-panel's readout (subpixel angst) – using all the other interpolation methods – changing the size of the original (which gave me the same weird white edges, see "scaled-down-source-image-w-white-edges.jpg" The attached ui screenshot is zoomed out to show a similar size (thus a little blurry), the original file is ~3200x1670px. Sorry for the very light background, but this is real client work and almost went through without being noticed. The transparency demos are screenshots with hidden background. Mac OS 10.14.6, Affinity Photo 1.7.1, non-Retina 27" iMac 2013, 16 Gig RAM
  2. After update to 1.7.2, Fill paint with transparent color doesn't work. (It works propery on 1.7.1, and this bug occurs on MacOS also.) I very often use this function, so I'm very discouraged. I degradee software version to 1.7.1 . I strongly want serif company to fix this bug.
  3. This doesn't happen on normal export to PDF. This doesn't happen on export to x-1 or x-4. This only happens on exporting to x-3 PDF to the best of my testing ability When you have an image background and then overlay a transparent image, the overlapping pixels become slightly miscolored. Not enough to jump out, but enough that if sent to a professional printer, it will be visible on the page. I've attached a quick af.pub file and a screenshot taken from my PDF viewer (chrome) of this afpub file exported to X-3 PDF standard. To recreate 1) Create af.pub 2) Find a solid color image (doesn't need to be solid color, but easier to see this way) 3) Place solid color image on master page 4) In page mode, place an image that has transparency (PNG, etc.) over the background image. 5) Export to x-3:PDF standard, open and look at the overlayed image transparent pixels pdf_transparency_miscoloration_x3.zip
  4. This bug is rather tricky to explain in words, so you'll just have to look at the attached documents and images. Pay attention to items circled in red on these images. Open the attached Test.afdesign file Notice how the blue rectangle looks like and how the effect was achieved in the attached Affinity.png image Export the Affinity file to a PDF/X4, default settings Open the PDF in Adobe Reader (or any PDF reader), notice how the white texture is almost invisible as seen in Acrobat.png image Open the PDF in Illustrator CC 2019 Examine the clipping mask and group structures, notice the group containing the white brush texture has 20% opacity applied as shown in Illustrator-1.png Set the said group opacity to 100%, as shown in Illustrator-2.png, notice how the brush texture looks correct now Affinity Designer is rasterizing the opacity of the brush texture layer, then applying the opacity again to this rasterized layer. So the final transparency is 20% of 20%, that's 4% transparency at the end. Strangely this bug does not happen if the Colour Overlay effect is not used, check the Test-NoColourOverlay.pdf file. Moreover, this bug is transversal to all Affinity apps. You can trigger it in any of the apps. Even more interesting, this bug shows even if the file is not directly exported, you can trigger it in Publisher by linking to the file. This one is easy to explain in words: Open Affinity Publisher and create a new document Use File -> Place… and place the Test.afdesign into the document anywhere visible Export the Publisher document using the default PDF/X4 settings The same bug will show up in the exported PDF The only work around I've found so far is to disable "Allow advanced feature" under "More..." PDF export. This flattens all transparency. Or use other presets (X3 or X1a) that don't support live transparency anyway. The issue with this is these presets don't output that good results in Affinity... X4 is the best to keep fidelity to the original file. Thanks! Test.afdesign Test-NoColourOverlay.pdf
  5. Hi, A hiccup in trying to use Affinity Photo in my pdf-to-EPUB processing workflow, in which all my text is being exported from my layout app as transparent background pdfs, to be converted in AP to png and resized. Every text box that has a feathered edge, is getting a hard outline at the outermost extent of the feather - ie where the feather is transparent. This same effect doesn't appear to occur in Photoshop. It occurs in AP with either a batch processor, or opening a single file. Attached is a comparison of the same file opened in both Photoshop and AP, with the same dpi and size settings for rendering. (the photoshop file has a layer of white added behind, to show up the lack of artefact. A white feathered box gets a white bounding outline. Any thoughts? (edit - genuine textbox from the book, not a statement towards the any reader of this ) thanks.
  6. It was very easy to preserve the transparency of a layer in PSD. But in Affinity Photo, I cannot figure it out. I have a semi transparent layer with black art in it in varying degrees of transparency. I want to fill the layer but preserve the transparency in oder to change the colour of the art. Cannot figure that out. Thought it would be very simple. Thanks for your help. Rob
  7. Hi there! when exporting text with a gradual transparency to *.eps or *.pdf, the export fails and only exports blocks, no text. I tried converting the text to curves, having single text lines (not a big block), ..., but none works. Can someone tell me what's wrong? (using Designer 1.7.1) Thanks a lot! fabius_ original before export: after export to *.eps: it's rasterized and when going to "outline", only blocks are shown: and the image is rasterized (though it shouldn't be):
  8. In Photoshop you can preserve transparency for a layer using the hotkey '/'. There's a similar function in the brush tool setting called 'Protect Alpha', is there a hotkey for that?? Or ways to assign a hotkey to that?? Ideally this setting should be in the layers too
  9. Please add an option to control eps format. AD rasterize all objects with gradient & transparency. PostScript level 3 is compatible with gradient, Illustrator or even Inkscape can export eps with gradient without rasterzing it. Also Illustrator can export objects with transparency as divided shapes instead of rasterizing it. Refer Illustrator's option panel
  10. I would like to see the ability to apply a bitmap transparency in the same way you can apply a bitmap fill with the same capabilities. The bitmap would be used for transparency based on the brightness/luminosity of each pixel. In effect, converting whatever image is loaded to a greyscale image and using that for transparency. This could be used to create all sorts of tiled effects. Some other programs do this already and it is a very useful capability.
  11. I have a logo file in 2 formats--JPEG and PNG. Both files have black backgrounds that I want to change to transparent. I've tried exporting to PNG with the transparency option selected and also exporting as a GIF and TIFF. Everything still results in a black background. I've attached the .png version of the file. Any ideas? Is this a layer problem?
  12. Sometimes I help companies with print ads. Today I received an ad and it had colour format CMYK/8, but when I exported it to PDF and send it to the newspaper I got the following error message: "RGB color is used for transparency group". The newspaper does not allow RGB at all, only CMYK, in ads. I found the "problem", a transparent rectangle that I attach to this thread. I can not find how to change the transparency from RGB to CMYK for this vector i Affinity Designer. How do I change the transparency from RGB to CMYK? test.afdesign
  13. Let's say I do this: 1. Place an EPS graphics in Affinity Designer. 2. Use Transparency Tool on the graphic to make part of it transparent (a gradient). How do I UNDO that action later on? Sure, I can eliminate it by pressing CMD-Z numerous times (loosing all my other work in the process). But I don't see how to eliminate that added transparency when I look at the Layers palette. I see the transparency on my layer, but I don't see how to zap that transparency into oblivion. If it was added as a separate layer, it would be easy to delete the transparency, but it isn't. It merely displays in the layers palette. How do I delete a transparency I added to an object via the Transparency Tool? Thank you.
  14. Is there a way to remove white background like in Photoshop to make an image with transparency and then save it as PNG?
  15. I disabled my right panel toolbars. I use XP and Serif X9.
  16. Hi everyone, Just bought Affinity and love it. Sorry to ask what might be a dumb question but I searched and couldn't find a clear answer on any of the other forum threads. Is there currently an option to trim away transparent areas in Affinity? In Photoshop, for example there is an option under the Image menu for Trim... > Transparent Pixels. Is there anything similar in Affinity? Thanks for any help, and well done to Serif for an outstanding product. :)
  17. Hello. Tell me please, is it possible to export files drawn on the iPad in EPS format, if there are objects with different transparency in the file, so that these objects remain vector? I tried to export such a file, all objects become raster.
  18. Using Affinity Publisher, I am having difficulty in applying a blended/graduated transparency effect to a color photograph. I'm trying to have a transparency blend to a white area on the bottom, but it keeps making my color photo become black & white. I'm using the graduated tool setting both colors to white/#ffffff and setting one end at 100% and the other at 0%. Can someone help?
  19. im having constant problems with affinity rasterizing the documents on export or "some areas will be approximated". And with errors. Design, just curves. vejir_template.afdesign - afdesign file vejire-final.pdf - with "raster unsupported" - almost everything is rasterized vejire-final-noraster.pdf - with rasterize "nothing" selected settings.jpg - all export settings test.jpg - error even in rasterized output. Any thoughts? Am i doing something wrong? problem is, when i make graphics with some photos inside, i would like to use "raster unsupported" instead having all rasterized. vejire-final.pdf vejir_template.afdesign vejire-final-noraster.pdf
  20. Hi, I'm floundering here. I've watched the masking videos but I must be missing the answer. I have created text, applied a background using Place, reduced opacity so I can see the background through the text ... but I now want to get rid of the non text background to leave myself with lettering on a transparent background. I can't find a video that deals with this. Guidance welcome.
  21. Hi..I originally made this design as a circle. A client wants it in a 10x10 inch square. It was much larger but I managed draw a square...but I need to get rid of the transparency and the black line so that only the turquoise is left in a square shape. Sorry if this doesn't make sense... Thanks!!
  22. Hi Affinity Team, I am having some issues with PNGs with transparency. If I add these PNGs inside a CMYK document and export them as PDF I get different colors behind the transparency of the PNG. This happens when I use the format PDF/X-1a:2003 or PDF/X-3:2003. If I use the PDF/X-4 the transparency problem does NOT occur. I am also having these issues with other pixel graphics as well, when I use blend modes like multiply. Please check the files attached to see what I mean. It would be great to fix this issue since most professional printer would like to have files with the PDF/X-3:2003 format. Thanks and Kind Regards Tim test.afdesign Test.pdf
  23. I have a file where I put my resume and cover letter. As I edit them regularly I have enable continuous export. However while checking my last files I realised that a frame is adding to some logo that have a transparent background. I have checked everything but nothing seems wrong on my side. Is it a bug or I'm really wrong? Thanks you CV.afdesign
  24. Can anyone give me some links to videos on fading images to transparency? I found one a while ago which helped me out, but it seems to have disappeared. Does anyone have a link to it? I recall the image being manipulated was in an underground garage. My issue is, I can create a box and try to set up the gradient, but on the image I get clear lines where the gradient box starts and finishes. How do I get this smooth? And where do I place the box in the layers?
  25. I want to remove the white from this image, I've adjusted the Levels so the whites are completely white & blacks are completely black. I've gone to the selection tab & tried the 'Select sample colour' but i can't find a way to make it work. I've spent the last 3 hours looking at youtube tutorials, FAQ's & forums yet i have no idea what i'm doing right or wrong, please help.
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