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I'm pretty new to affinity designer - used to exclusively use photoshop. However, I downloaded it recently to create a logo. Everything there went fine, yet every time I try to export it as a pdf, it keeps rasterizing certain non-pixel elements.

The logo itself is a vector. The one place that IS composed of pixels doesn't have the issue of poor quality upon exporting, as I do so at 1200 DPI, so they virtually can't be spotted. For some reason, though, during the export affinity designer is turning my vector strokes into pixels. 

When I export as a high quality jpeg for online purposes, the quality is spot on, but when I try to export in a vector file, it rasterizes - badly.

Does anyone know what might be going on here? I need to get a vector file sent in to a printing company tomorrow, but I can't seem to get past this hitch.

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When exporting, check the “More” options and try unchecking the View box option...
 

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55 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

When exporting, check the “More” options and try unchecking the View box option...
 

I'm trying to export it as a PDF. There doesn't seem to be a viewbox option to uncheck. 

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19 minutes ago, Fixx said:

Have you used effects or masks on those elements that get rasterized?

If you can upload your design we can check what is going on.

No, that's what's weird - I have used effects, but not on the elements that get rasterized in the export process. Everything looks fine in affinity, but when I try to export, all my vector strokes become pixelated. 

The person I created this logo for wants it printed - what would you recommend I export it as? Maybe I'm just doing it wrong?? I'm new to this software.

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Unless you upload the logo here, everything is more or less guessing. If the file is confident you could ask a moderator for a private upload link / investigating.

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11 minutes ago, Wosven said:

Hi,

Are tout using the vector brushes? They are pixels on a vector path unless you use the Basic ones.

I drew all the graphics with the standard vector brush tool. It isn't all areas of the logo that's rasterizing, though - just seemingly random ones.

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I ended up creating a fresh document and redrawing the areas of issue. Exported as a vector! I don't know what the issue was there with the original file, but the logo went off to the printers with no problem.


Thank you all for your time! I appreciate it.

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