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  1. Hey, I have run into a problem with artistic text and symbols: Whenever I embed a symbol in an artistic text it looks okay till saving. But upon opening the file again it is shifted out of the artistic text object. This can be easily solved by cutting out and inserting again... All the best, Chris
  2. I have been making Greeting Cards in Serif Page Plus for over 15 years. I keep trying to switch to Affinity Publisher, but even creating my own two templates: sidefold and topfold, the margins .5" all around are 1/8" wider on right side and smaller on left. I did change the margins to .6" on one side and .3" on the other so they come out all .5". The page size is 7"x10" which my printer does easily and Affinity seems to agree to but it's just the margins. Problem #2 - The artistic text - which is beautiful - has a white film on the text box. White on white wouldn't show but with Greeting Cards, the text is usually on a nature photo, like the sea or mountains, and it is very obvious. I think (actually hope) both problems are simple glitches that can be corrected? Sister Regina Dierson
  3. Hi, I've run into a reproducable crash in the current app store version (1.8.4) of Publisher that's been quite a pain for me. I'm not able to install the current beta at the moment so I can't confirm if it crashes there as well, but I suspect it would, too. Basically, every time I create a document with a certain template I made, the app will crash if I: - creat artistic text - use the "Layer->Convert to Text Path" menu option on a curve If I don't use the template and just use a built-in preset (Print->A4, for example), the app does not crash and runs just fine, so I suspect there is something in the template configuration that is causing havoc somewhere. An important detail about my computer configuration: I have Japanese installed as my secondary system language (primary being “English (South Africa)”. The template in question does have some Japanese text in it, using "Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro" font, which comes pre-installed with macOS. I mention this as issues with Japanese text have been part of previous issues I've reported here. I'm attaching the following files that I expect will be useful - TextCrash.aftemplate : the template in question - Text on Path Crash Report.txt : crash report generated when I tried to "Convert to Text Path" - Artistic Text Crash Report : crash report generated when I tried to create artistic text I hope this helps! TextCrash.aftemplate Artistic Text Crash Report.txt Text on Path Crash Report.txt
  4. Grunge Art in Affinity Photo Affinity Photo video tutorial adding photos and text to create a grunge style photo manipulation with the use of threshold, perspective, artistic text, overlay, blend mode and more. https://youtu.be/YaPtXfZ9iYs
  5. Adobe Photoshop has an option to convert Paragraph Text to Point Text (Artistic Text) and vice versa. https://textuts.com/type-tool-in-photoshop-cs6-point-text-and-paragraph-text/ It is very useful at times. Hope to see this feature soon on Affinity Photo! 😅
  6. Hello, For some reason I cannot switch between between artistic text and text frame ? How can I convert or switch modes between texts ? Thank you, Text_frame.mp4
  7. I have over 1.400 fonts installed on my MacBook (Catalina 10.15.3). When I create "artistic text", input any text inside and try to change the font by searching through all my fonts, after a few inputted letters in search Designer simply crashes. No report is given, no chance to recover any document and not a word about the crash when starting Designer again.
  8. When attempting to add curves post converting text to curves I'm getting areas that are filling in upon clicking "add". This poses a problem because when I go to "move inside" another image to form to the text it moves it inside this new filled in area as well. See screenshot. (I searched the forum to try to find answers prior to posting.) Any help is welcomed. Thanks, Anndria
  9. Have I discovered a new feature in Affinity Publisher? Help on 'text on a path' indicates that the path can be drawn using any of the line or shape tools. I find that a picture frame works as well but in an unexpected way. If the picture is placed in the frame first then adding artistic text produces not black text above the picture shape but rather the text become colored by the picture and the picture shape disappears from the page.
  10. Hello, How to distort text like in Adobe Illustrator like a flag or arch ? How to distort horizontly or verticaly ? Thanks for advices.
  11. I can't find anything in the Help about this but it seems like a reasonable thing to want to do. It would be nice to be able to easily convert an artistic text layer to a text frame so I can take advantage of the extra functionality without having to manually create new text frames and copying the text over. Is there any way of doing this easily? On example where this would be useful is if you had a page originally created in Designer - which doesn't have text frames - that you brought over to Publisher for further editing.
  12. I am running Affinity Photo Desktop 1.6.4.104. It appears that the Artistic Text Tool isn't working … I looked at several YouTube Video's as to how this should work, but after I select the circle shape, click on the Artistic Text Tool and place my curser over the circle's path, the curser DOES NOT change (T with the curved line under) to indicate the Artistic Text is ready to be typed. I type a dozen differ ways. Please help! I'm basically wanting to type text in a circle … nothing fancy.
  13. Can Artistic Text be typed vertically in Designer or Photo? I don't mean typing it horizontally then rotating it 90° nor a long narrow text box, I want to use Artistic Text.
  14. Hi, As I have stated before I am not a seasoned graphics designer. Ok, so the image attached is an example of what I am trying to do. I have two Artistic Tool Hellos. One Black and One Red. I want to cut up the Red, so the Black shows through. And since there is no scissor tool, I tried to convert it to Curves and use the Node Tool. It doesn't work. My thought was to layer the Red on the Black and then use the Node Tool to cut away different areas of the Red so the black lines up and shows through. I tried to Group the Red Text with a Box and then Convert the Box into a Curve and use the Node Tool. That did not work. Any thoughts on how I can do this? Thanks Bill
  15. I cannot export artistic text to pdf when using an artboard. Export to jpg works fine. Not using a artboard export to pdf is fine. test.pdf test.afdesign
  16. Is there anyway to change frame text to artistic text (or the opposite) or must it be recreated?
  17. Hi, It appears the position of the font single and double strikeout needs adjusting. I noticed it's font dependent, and sometimes this means you end up having to create a manual strikeout just to get it in the right place. Attached you'll find a simple example where it's not quite where it should be - the single strikeout is similarly problematic. As an aside, I'm not sure if the .afdesign file is of any use without the font - unless AD embeds the fonts in use in the file like, for instance, LibreOffice does. Production AD 1.5.4 on macOS 10.12.3 strikeout_problem.afdesign
  18. I have a wondering about the boxes surrounding artistic text. In my example in the attached picture the text position related to the box surrounding it isn't the same for the different words. Why is that? And is it anything you can change? When to position text with the x-cordinates this becomes little of a dilemma. Naturally when you want to align text it's the text itself that you want to align but in this case it's the boxes that correspond to the x-cordinates. So my question is: Is this how it's suppose to be and i've missed something? And in either way, can i do something about it?
  19. I need to know how to edit existing text within a Artistic Text box. ​I want to change the word Town to Townhall while retaining all of the particular settings. I need to repeat this type of action with several words but can't figure out how to select the text to do so. ​Thanks, Scot
  20. The adjusting the limits of an artistic text along a drawn line is clear in AD. Unlike Illustrator, however, there does not appear to be a way to move the entire text within these limits to the desired position along the line. Of course, I can adjust the two red limit indicators to achieve the desired effect, but this is a longer and more difficult process than simply adjusting a center indicator to move the entire text on the line (as In Illustrator). Am I missing something or is there a way to do this?
  21. There's a problem in the new version of the beta where the text will not change font when selected or change size. The text also appears above the text box
  22. I have made the site names on the maps I've created in AD all with the frame text tool. However, many of those I imported from Illustrator are in rectangular text boxes but are artistic texts when I select them. A frame text is much easier to get out of (click outside the box and choose a tool = my own shortcut) but with artistic text I have to push esc a couple times and then select a tool. I often click outside (forgetting that the name is not a frame text) and then have to get back to where I was before. Earlier an AD moderator seemed to like my idea of making a click outside an artistic text work like it does with a frame text---and I hope that will appear in some update. In the meantime, is there anyway to change an artistic text to a frame text (either individually or globally)? I do not see this option in the bottom left of the Context Toolbar. To date I've simply been creating a new frame text and replacing the artistic box, but for thousands of names, that is a real chore. Many thanks. PS: All of my work with text anchored on a stroke must of course be artistic text, but any reason why my text within what appears to be a frame text rect is actually artistic text? Just wondering if there is any answer.
  23. The bounding box that appears when selecting artistic text objects is incorrect in AD 1.4.1 on El Capitan. Please see screenshot. EasyRE Walmart Flyer.afdesign
  24. 1) Create two artistic text objects (or just create and clone), 2) enable all snapping options, 3) randomly place the first somewhere in the document, not aligned/snapped to anything 4) try to line up the second to start at a random y position under the first, but to co-incide the x positions of the two artistic text objects The only viable snapping option will be to snap the start of the current artistic text box to the start of the previous artistic text text, i.e. the bottom one we are trying to place will be skewed (usually) to the right of the top one because you are snapping box to padded content within box (the start of the previous text).
  25. AD & AP: The "Bitmap" fill type option is only availabe if Gradient tool is activated. If it's possible and convenient with the Serif software design concept, please add this also directly to the Fill and Contour option of Text tool. I once used it with the Gradient tool "accidentially" correct, but it's over two weeks ago and I could not recall from brain (or whatever there is) - I was searching for over an hour... :rolleyes: :wacko: :blink: Cheers (time 4 a beer :P), Roland
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