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  1. Again I had a task where I had to use Live Filters in combination with Layer Effects and encountered a display problem. At first I thought it was caused by my Win 7 system and the built-in graphics card. When I tried it on a Win 10 system, I got the same result! Since the error occurs systematically on Windows systems, I assume that there is a calculation problem in the Live Filter matrix. But I would be interested if this error also occurs on OSX systems with Metal GPU! Tested on: - Microsoft Windows 7 Enteprise x64 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1): HP EliteBook 8760w / 32,0GB RAM | Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM | NVIDIA Quadro 3000M / 2GB DDR5 - Microsoft Windows 10 Enteprise x64 (10.0.17134): HP ZBook 17 G4 / 64,0GB RAM | Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1535M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 / 8GB GDDR5 APhoto_Filter_Bug.afphoto APhoto_Filter_Bug_2.afphoto
  2. Hi All, first post ever here, but I'm sure I'll have more in the future. I'm really enjoying the use of AP and AD, and soon Publisher (have it, but haven't had a chance to play around yet). I looked for some posts which might cover this question, but I wasn't completely satisfied with piecing it together. First the story: I realized at the end of this project (my first going full AD native file stuff, and not using AI at all) that I can't save a .AI in case the client needs to get edits down the line. I understand the reasons behind that. I have been given an idea of saving a PDF and renaming it .AI, but I haven't played with that yet, and I'm having the same problem saving in PDF as what I will outline below. Now to get to my main question: Is there a way I can get this gaussian blur effect to not rasterize when I'm exporting to svg? I've added the SVG and the PNG as reference. I had to remove the gaussian blur so it wouldn't rasterize the circle. Also, I apologize in advance for the use of horrible fonts, that's what the client insisted on. I couldn't get her to budge on some much better alternates.... *shudder* ---- Basically, I have the SVG so they can be placed by the client at any time she needs, but she really likes the organic brushstroke look of it blurred. I don't remember running into this kind of a problem exporting to PDF from AI when I've done layer effects before. Am I just doing something wrong in export? Kind of an aside, but I feel like the export options are pretty un-intuitive and also would really benefit from a preview. Also, a batch export would be great. Instead I have to select every art board and export individually. It's fairly tedious. Overall, I'm super super happy with all Serif products. Thanks in advance! Logo_RegularReverse.svg
  3. Ability to apply colour swatches to layer effects, such as the pictured Colour Overlay. Right now you can only use sliders and wheels on these. This is particular useful when used in conjunction with global colours. You can apply a global colour to a large number of layer effects, and change every single of them instance just by editing the global colour. I use this a lot in illustration, rather than paint any drawing in it's 'final colour', I have the brush set to black and the layer with a colour overlay effect attached to a global colour. If I later want to change the illustration colour I just edit the swatch. Thanks!
  4. Michael S Harvey

    H.F.A.S.D. - Communication Guide

    I have attempted to lay out my Higher Functioning Autistic Spectrum Communication Guide on Affinity Publisher. The results are interesting. I love the control this package gives me over typography and the excellent column guides facility. I hope you like the results although I still have a lot to learn. Added a slight edit to give the poetry a separate demarcation on page two. I used the rectangle tool with reduced opacity and placed the rectangle behind that particular column. I was surprised to find that the 'send to back' function actually sent the rectangle behind the layers which were on the Master Pages and not just on the current page. So I had to send it back one layer instead. I'm used to a slightly different functionality on PagePlus but I'm sure I'll adapt. Aspergers Information.pdf
  5. Michael S Harvey

    A Good Boy

    With thanks to everybody who helped on the forum with how to out dent Dropped Caps, here is my latest layout in Affinity Publisher. I used the Manual Optical Alignment facility to achieve the out-dent effect. On the downside this affects the ability of the alignment function to centre the text frame automatically so it has to be adjusted by eye only. I Am a Good Boy I Am.pdf
  6. Hello, I thought that I'd experiment in laying out a poem in PagePlus X9 and Affinity Publisher for comparison As you can see the results are very similar but PagePlus has the edge using features such as optical justification and use of filter effects for the drop shadow. Affinity Publisher layer effects aren't as versatile as PagePlus which is a shame. Admittedly I haven't found out how to successfully use optical justification in Affinity Publisher yet so that may be my own issue rather than the program's issue. I do think Affinity Publisher is a very polished and capable product though, and I am looking forward to its release. Keep up the good work. A Retard's Retort.pdf A Retard's Retort PagePlus.pdf
  7. I will admit that my familiarity with use and defs proves limited at this point in time. In an effort to make it easier for plebs like me, could you export it as a similar svg filter object? When I use Affinity to export a project to SVG it exports anything with a Layer Effect as: <use id="Square-2-On" serif:id="Square 2 On" xlink:href="#_Image1" x="288.16" y="485.161" width="64.275px" height="83.71px" transform="matrix(0.988839,0,0,0.996549,0,0)"/> <defs> <image id="_Image1" width="65px" height="84px" xlink:href="data:image/png;base64,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"/> </defs> Currently I want to use it in d3 and, due to my ineptitude of either d3 or the underlying SVG, I cannot get it to work correctly. It would be nice to export this as a general svg format (I don't know how to explain this...) but as SVG and not an image. If you have the time, and if it doesn't cause misfortune or the project manager to have a stroke, can you add this feature? Example of the same image with out the sweetness: <g id="_87" serif:id="87" transform="matrix(0.522181,0,0,0.522181,216.702,382.197)"> <path d="M223.005,256.375L223.005,327.42L161.455,291.884L161.455,220.839L223.005,256.375Z" style="fill:rgb(121,238,249);"/> </g>
  8. I've come across this just a few times but it's pretty annoying when it happens. When you select a preset style (ex. "glass"), it creates a layer effect but no properties are set in the effects panel...except opacity. There are about 5 other places to adjust opacity in AD but the one on the effects panel is extremely difficult to find when there is no indication there is "FX" attached to that layer. Hard to explain but it's a very real issue imo. If a layer style is selected and the only thing changing in the actual effects panel is opacity, there should still be an indicator showing "FX" attached to the layer. I can take screenshots to explain further if absolutely necessary but I honestly don't have the time right now.
  9. s_cream

    Dropper in AF

    Hi, dropper in Affinty Photo - Layer Effects - Bevel/Emboss - Outer - Highlight, Shadow - Colour doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong? Win 7 Thank you.
  10. How do I add more than one shadow (effect) to the same layer? For example, adding two different shadow effects to the same object?
  11. Hey guys, I was doing some icons and logos that are meant to be have the alpha channel and I want to give 'em shadows except since they're basically wireframes it goes through and through, is there perhaps some sort of eraser or mask that when applied above something it acts like a window so you see right pass through it to the canvas/artboard?? ...and maybe thus eliminating the shadows from inside. This is what the shadows look like, they're way overblown here to figura out placement, color, all that, but they're gonna be super subtle, maybe it's not an issue in the end but I'll know and I'll go insane with nightmares someone in the news or something zoomed in and saw them. I tried "air"-brushing what I want gone (except of course for the dark/black frame) but I just know discovered knowing a little Designer will get you nowhere in Affinity Photo. This is not the first time I think if maybe there were some filter, I don't remember when or what was I messing up but I remember thinking it, so if you know anything, a workaround even, I'll be forever grateful! <3
  12. Hi, my workflow for magazines is to keep all text on one page into one text box (if possible), but it does not allow me to use Layer effects within paragraph and character styles (like outer shadow on Headings). So, I am asking you to include Layer effects into text styles and make Publisher even more flexible than Quark and ID.
  13. Hello, Sorry one more small feature request. Could we please have the function to copy \ paste layer effects when RMB the layer? edit: For those wondering, the function exists. But you need to first copy the layer in its entirety (by selecting it), after which navigate over to the edit button with the new layer selected and press Paste FX Thank you
  14. I have a text layer with an outer shadow layer effect on it and is set for multiply. When I look at the pdf it looks fine. But when I print it the layer has a faint background lightening. It seems to only be for layers with effects on them. Thoughts?
  15. Hi, In Photoshop I used to be able to apply FX to a layer i.e a drop shadow then if I wanted to I could right click on the layer with the FX applied and select "Create Layer". This would create / convert the non destructive FX on that layer to pixels using clipping masks and layers. I found this feature really useful as I could remove parts of the drop shadow layer using masks giving me complete control of the FX. Can i request this feature to be added or do you have plans to add feature to Affinity Photo already? See screen shots attached as to where this feature is in Photoshop. Thanks, Oliver
  16. Hello there! I haven't shared this tutorial here, yet it's one of our most popular ones, so here you have. We'll show you how to create some delicious popsicles using simple shapes and Affinity Designer's FX Panel, we'll be also relying on Clipping Masks to speed thing up... all in all, a super quick and fun tutorial, for all those who want some refreshment in their illustration skills. Click on the image to read the tutorial, if it doesn't work, go HERE . Hope you enjoy this one, Enrique.
  17. I find it very tough in Affinity to apply simple patterns, espassely if you want to quickly swap or modify them. It would be nice if there was a "Pattern overlay" layer effect, where you could select an image, with a blend mode and scale, which will be repeated on the layer. As currently the only way to apply a pattern is to use a textured brush. Thank you!
  18. I'm using designer for Vector graphics (Illustrations / animations) online. So I was surprised to see some features generate base64 images inside the SVG fileformat while a lot of times it shouldn't be nececary; Why does the 'Outline' Layer effect use rasterisation on vector objects? I would expect this to generate another vector-shape while exporting to SVG that is slightly larger than the object Why does 'Color Overlay' layer effect use rasterisation on vector objects? I would expect this to change the color of a shape fill, or intelligently generate an overlay vector-shape while exporting to SVG. I'd say that could work? Why do the color-changing Adjustment layers rasterize while exporting to SVG? I would expect the fills and stroke colors to be changed according to the adjustment color results while exporting to SVG. For example: changing the levels in an Adjustment layer on top of a white rectangle should only change the color of that rectangle while exporting to SVG, but now it generates a base64 rasterimage within the SVG. Perhaps even blend modes could be calculated during export to SVG (by some intelligent way of slicing vectorobjects and stuff), although a lot more work for the developer Although I personally don't really need thisone, this would definitely be a huge step forward in creating artful graphics and a step ahead of Adobe ! I'm working with a lot of SVG files on a daily basis for illustrations and animations online. So I'm always looking for ways to keep images as sharp and small in filesize as possible and optimize. It would be great if, where possible, effects could generate vector-outputs if possible. So affect vector-colors (intelligently calculating where needed) instead of generating base64 images inside the SVG. Thanks!!! And keep up the great work. This program is briljant!
  19. Layer Effects settings don't stay the same when exported to PSD (preserve editability). This is also the case with some of the other settings like Gaussian Blur. See the settings shift in the attached screenshots. This makes the export to PSD unpredictable especially when I am trying to then send these files to my clients. Thanks for your help.
  20. Hey everyone! I don't know if this should go in questions or in bugs, so I'm putting it in bugs for now. I was following Affinity Jack's tutorial for a burned wood effect and found that when I apply Color burn to any layer, and then apply any effect to it, the colors invert for some reason. Is this just a normal setting that I haven't turned off? I've attached screenshots of the same layer with the effects on and off. I'm using Affinity 1.5.2.69 on Windows 7. The file was originally made in Affinity Design, then saved as it's own version for Affinity Photo. Thanks!
  21. Would like to see Affinity add multiple instances of an effect--multi-strokes, multi shadows, multi glows, you get the idea.
  22. When I add a gradient overlay along with outline in the FX panel, I get no interaction. Shouldn't gradient OVERLAY be like a coating on top of everything? I can't get these two effects to blend at all.
  23. Hi everyone, Join me for this bite-size videos that show exactly how to create this Grunge Paper Cutout Text Effect, Chocolate Text Effect and Salt & Lemon Candy Text Effect. With these three video lessons, you can go from coming up with concepts to creating texts, editing texts, and adding finishing touches, all at your own pace—maybe inspiring you to create exciting new text effects of your own! Akanksha
  24. I'm getting some jagged edges on the outer glow effect. Steps to reproduce: Place some text using Artistic Text Tool Add Outer Glow Effect Opacity 100% Radius 52% Intensity 100% Note the jagged edges around the outer glow. Depending on your background you may need to: a. enable Outer Shadow b. Colour - Black c. then adjust so the edges of the Outer Glow can be seen Notice in the attached image the difference between the rendering in Affinity Designer and PS. Any ideas if this is a bug or limitation? thanks lstocky
  25. If I apply a Layer Effect (tested with Outer Glow) to an Embedded Document (Affinity Photo document), this effect will always scale when I resize the embedded document, even if the option "Scale with Object" (present in the Layer Effect window) is disabled. Let me explain with my particular situation: 1. I open an iPhone mockup image and save it as an Affinity Photo document 2. I drop/drop the above image into a new document holding multiple mockups, thus embedding it 3. I apply an Outer Glow layer effect with 50px radius to the embedded document, Scale with Object option is OFF 4. I scale up the embedded document using the Move Tool 5. The Outer Glow radius is now 84.6px (for example), I expected it to still be 50px. Thanks!
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