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  1. Hi, would you be so kind and make a drop shadow to be possible to be assigned to a selection of text? Not on on a whole text frame only?
  2. AD. Nothing fancy here. A tiny path with a stroke, it appears/disappears when zooming. Zoom.mp4
  3. Hi. Recently i'm having issues saving on both Designer and Photo. Working over a NAS server on AFP, each time I try to save changes on an existing document for fisr time, I get an error: Couldn't be saved because lost connection to file, file must be closed (Sorry, message in Spanish. This is a rough translation by me) Issue is, files are there, I can re-open them from recent files, and is permanently available on finder. There is no disconnection from server. If I re-open from open recents… the file opens and tries to recover itself, and normally it works and save fine from there. So the fail occurs on first saving after opening the file. Once you get the first save, you can work for hours without issues. Issue happens with any file, randomly, in both apps. Always on first saving. This is happens since a couple of weeks ago. If I create a new document and save it, works well. Is always with existing documents. Designer 1.6.1 Photo 1.6.7 MacOS 10.13.4 Files on NAS over 1 GB ethernet through AFP protocol (Synology DSM 6.1.6-15266 Update 1) If you need further details, feel free to ask. Have a nice day.
  4. Hello, I'm having recently some trouble with bleeds. I'm a newbie to graphic stuff, I've created a poster and now i need to print it and cut off the edges, so there are no white borders around it. In the document setup, I've set the bleeds to be 3mm on each side. When exporting, I've added all the crop marks and all the stuff, but when I export it to the final pdf file, the bleed marks are 3mm away from the poster, not in it actually (please see attachements, and the bleed is much bigger just to notice the difference). I want Affinity Designer to put the bleed marks in the actual poster, so there will be part of the image cut off. Unfortunately, I can't set bleed with minus at the beginning. Could anyone please help me? Thank you. A lot. Mike ostrava4.pdf
  5. I'm new to digital art so this is all a bit of a learning curve for me. I'm wondering what the best brush settings would be to be able to add stippling dot by dot. I don't want to use a brush that adds a bunch of dots at once, but so far I haven't found a way to use the brush tool by just pointing and clicking without having to also drag the brush. What am I missing?
  6. Hi Affinity Designer Users ! I redesign a logo for one of our customers and need some help. I have to subtract the red area from the blue... as I subtract it, Affinity Designer just subtract "HWABEN", but "SC" stays blue and is not subtracted. What can I do ? I really need help ! Thanks in advance. Best regards Lucas
  7. Hi, I updated to version and for a reason I don't know how to reproduce, keyboard shortcuts (AD and windows ones) stop working after about a minute ONLY in Designer (not windows). 1 - I quit and relaunched AD and the problem appears again about a minute later. I sometimes press the Windows key by mistake, if that helps. 2 - I reverted to AD and there is no problem. So I keep (french) and will wait for further versions, hoping that this bug is known and will be solved. If someone knows more about it... Cédric. Windows 10 Home French 1709 / 16299.309, 16Go Ram, Core i5-6500, Nvidia GTX1060 driver 391.01,.
  8. Hi there, when setting up a new document changing the paper size always resets the colour format back to RGB/8. That is somehow counter-intuitive: Sometimes I forget to set the paper to the required size but select CMYK first. As a consequence I have to set the colour mode to CMYK again after having changed the paper size. A bug or an intended behaviour? Best, Volker
  9. PDF does not export properly from Designer. See the attached files for the Designer file and the PDF for output file. J_Metalic_1Pc.pdf 11111 untitled.afdesign
  10. Spoiler: This is not a question, but something MUCH better! I was in the Mac App Store to check for updates, and I was very pleased to see which apps are ranked #3 and #9 top grossing apps: It is so good to see this, that I could not NOT share it here. Congratulations!
  11. This is my profile picture for this forum in a larger size. Hope you like it! #DesertFox Oh, and critique is welcome!
  12. For a competition against racism I made this poster and... I won. Thanks serif! Vorschlag Nr.4.5.pdf
  13. I made a little desktop background for myself. Don't know why I chose a stoned caterpillar in a weed field , but I like him. His name is Julius
  14. All right; let me get relevant here : This applies to Designer, Photo and APub when it eventually hits the streets. The right-click context menu is not contextual. It displays the same options when, let's say the Pen tool, and the Node tool are selected, as so: Here's a screen snag of the drawing program I've been using for the past 20 years: This just makes sense, doesn't it? Let's just suppose I'm working in APub right now, I've got the Text tool highlighting several words If I right-click, I'd love (expect) options for rEVERSE cASE, Title Case, lowercase, and so on. If I right-click on a ruler, I'd expect to be offered Units, Zeroing the ruler, Create Decimal tabs, not exactly what I'm suggest, but do you understand what I wish for? More power out of an existing feature. TIA & My Best, Gary Bouton [Author Author]
  15. I know this is pretty minor but a bit irritating. The navigator is at the top on the side over the layer/effects/styles panel. But when I switch to pixel mode, the navigator is suddenly at the bottom of the screen under the layers. I don't know why it moves but it is annoying to have it suddenly moved on me. Sig
  16. Designer will, um, reliably crash into a spinning beach ball of eternity when going to print a large photo. I also noticed that Designer seems to be in an auto-save (file recovery?) operation sometimes — see attached screenshot — so perhaps the two are linked? I have the "File Recovery Interval" set to 360 seconds.
  17. Is there a way to put the text on a curve on the inside of the arc? I made a circle then converted to curves, then broke apart at both sides. I now have two arcs one on top and one on the bottom. I want the text to be on top of the top arc which is how it does it and all is fine. But on the bottom I want the text to be on the inside of the line. I can't seem to find a way to do that. I tried playing with the start triangle but ended up with the text backwards. Can someone explain how to do this please? Thanks Sig
  18. Hi, I seem to have discovered a bug where strokes are rendered with different sizes of either half of the path with specific stroke settings. I have provided a gif below. To reproduce: Choose the pen tool and make 3 or more sharp nodes In the stroke panel, make a linear profile Make sure you have an angle lower than 180 degrees and higher than 90, or a lower angle than 45ish that only affects middle nodes It's important that the nodes are sharp, smooth or smart nodes makes it render correctly. I have found a workaround that makes it render correctly for angles larger than 90, in the stroke panel, change 'Miter' to 1, and make sure that Join type is set to 'Round Join' The bug is apparent on Designer as well as the beta channel version I'm running Windows 10 Home 64 bit, Geforce GTX 1060
  19. Hi all, So the export setup in Designer always treats a document as being at 72 DPI regardless of either the document setup or the slice DPI. (This is on 1.6.4). To repro, create a new document, set the type to devices, set the page preset to iPhone X (Retina), hit okay. Then switch to the export personas, go to the slices tab, and choose export slices, select a directory then hit okay. Check the created files, they're sized as though the document was set to 72 DPI (so resolution matches size in points). Go back to Designer, set the slice DPI to 216, you'll get the same result. Let me know if you need any further details for repro. (Side note as this one's likely a feature request than a bug, but it would be great if width and height in the tags for export names worked regardless of how you've set the size). Cheers, Alan.
  20. I just bought the software today and it seems great. Problem is, within the 15 minutes I've used it it has crashed 4 times. I can draw a couple lines and then it becomes unresponsive. I've maxed out the performance preferences and reduced the amount of ctrl+z steps with no help. Also all my preference changes seem to reset when I restart the program? PC is Win10, 64-bit 12GB ram, Intel i7, NVidia GeForce GTX 970, using a Wacom tablet.
  21. Hi. When working with a lot of shapes outside an artboard, the area becomes very cluttered at your layers panel and I thought it would be great if you had like a default group that you could then collapse to get to your artboards easier. Thought this would be easy to implement so I thought I would ask about it. Call it Art Work or something, So you don't have to group every time you put something new there just to find it easy enough to get to your artboard groups.
  22. It would be very useful to have functions to select the same: Color fill stroke (color / width) Appearance To quickly select all your outlines, or background element in 1 color. Speed is everything. :)
  23. Hi, Affinity Designer is supported by a comprehensive set of video tutorials, produced in-house by the Documentation team! The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links: Vimeo: YouTube: The tutorial set includes: 1. Getting Started • Discover Affinity Designer • For Beginners • For Beginners Too • Using the Help System • CMYK Setup • Designing from a Sketch • New from Clipboard • Actual Size Zoom • Editing PDF Text • Using the Grade UI Kit 2. Artboards • Artboards: Basics • Artboards: Exporting and Printing • Artboards: Colour and Opacity • Artboards: From Content • Artboards: Design Aids 3. Drawing Lines and Shapes • Pen Power • Shapes • Convert to Curves • Corner Tool • Drawing Perfect Triangles • Stylish Strokes: Textured Lines • Stylish Strokes: Dashed Lines 4. Colour and Opacity • Complex Gradients • Adjusting Noise and Opacity in Fills • Transparency Tool • Changing Colours • Blend Modes • Colour Picker Tool (1.5) • Colour Palette from Document • Colour Palette from Image (1.5) • Pantone Colours • Global, Spot and Overprint Colours • Quick Opacity Setting 5. Layer control • Layers Panel • Lock Children 6. Object control • Selecting, Finding and Isolating Objects • Rotation Point: Overview • Rotation Point: Worked Example • Vector Scaling Options 7. Symbols and Assets • Symbols (1.5) • Assets (1.5) 8. Painting • Shading Using Raster Brushes • Adding Raster Texture 9. Text • Artistic, Frame and Shape Text • Text on a Path: Overview • Text on a Path: Worked Example • OpenType Typography 10. Media • Using Raster Images in a Composition • Film Noir Style Illustration 11. Saving, exporting and sharing • Save History • Soft Proofing • Exporting • Exporting: Layers • Exporting: Slices • Exporting: Continuous • Exporting: Automatic Directory/Folder Creation (1.5) • Exporting: Multiple Outputs from a Single Slice (1.5) • Exporting: Transparent and Coloured Backgrounds (1.5) • Exporting User Settings and Keyboard Shortcuts 12. Design Aids • Constraints: Overview (1.5) • Constraints: Worked Example for Web Design (1.5) • Snapping and Dynamic Guides (1.5) • Snapping: Candidates (1.5) • Snapping: Object Creation (1.5) • Snapping: UI and Web Design (1.5) • View Modes and Split View • New View • View Points • Grids: Icon Design • Grids: Floor Plans • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds) • Grids: Coloured Lines (1.5) If you'd like to comment on anything related to this tutorial set, please reply to this pinned topic. Have fun with Affinity Designer! Best regards Andy Capstick Documentation Manager
  24. Hey I was working on my new course...and got the the lesson on making brushes.....sooooo I had to amek some brushes. I made a set of fog/ smoke brushes in raster and a set of silky smooth stroke brushes for your vector applications. I have learned so much from the people on the site....I wanted to give back, so here ya go . I am working on new blog post and some new art using I will keep you in the loop Feedback on them is always appreciated, I love making these sorts of tools Jeremy , Stroke brushes -7th season studios .afbrushes Smoke and fog brushes -7th season studios.afbrushes
  25. Hi, can you add new options to the boolean operators: Some of them give us different results depending which object is on top. Instead of swapping the layers to get the other result, can it be done with ALT + click? Some of them give us a new object and delete the starting ones (like Intersect). Instead of that can we keep all 3 objects by pressing CTRL + click? Combination of 1. and 2. is welcomed, too.