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I can't seem to import a vector image from photoshop to Affinity Designer without it turning into a pixel image... I'm drawing .svg and .psd files and I need to "convert to curves" so that I can create a logo with image pattern inside like so (see link below) ... how do I do this??

 

 

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Hi TeaLynnM,

Welcome to the forums.

 

Affinity Designer doesn't have an auto trace feature yet, so it can't convert a pixel selection into vector graphics. This is on our roadmap to be a future feature. To convert text, right click and select Convert to Curves, you will notice the layer updates on the Layers panel.

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On ‎29‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 6:37 AM, TeaLynnM said:

I can't seem to import a vector image from photoshop to Affinity Designer without it turning into a pixel image... I'm drawing .svg and .psd files and I need to "convert to curves" so that I can create a logo with image pattern inside like so (see link below) ... how do I do this??

 

youtube.com/watch?v=3rIkGcfp_ko

 

If your input is really a pixel design...

 

1.here is a forum post where auto trace solutions are described:

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/37927-converting-pixel-drawing-to-vector/?p=195315

 

2.Or if it is as simple as "WOOD" like in the youtube video, just re-create in AD using a text font. That is how the youtube vid starts out anyway.

 

3. Or use the AD Pen tool to create the vector shape from your pixel input design. As a new AD user, you will forever appreciate learning the pen tool.

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"I can't seem to import a vector image from photoshop to Affinity Designer without it turning into a pixel image... I'm drawing .svg and .psd files and I need to "convert to curves" so that I can create a logo with image pattern inside like so (see link below) ... how do I do this??"

 

I am having a similar problem with my own vector images. I have a library of maps that I created with the desktop version of Affinity Designer, and regardless of what format (including the original afdesign or pdf) I choose to export them, the result is a grainy series of pixels. Even if I select an individual vector item, such as a line, it still appears as a series of pixels, rather than a smooth line.

 

Have I simply purchased the wrong software?

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19 hours ago, histdd said:

Even if I select an individual vector item, such as a line, it still appears as a series of pixels, rather than a smooth line.

Where (in what app) does it have that appearance? Is it the same for all apps?

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On 29/06/2017 at 5:26 PM, jer said:

As a new AD user, you will forever appreciate learning the pen tool.

:)

 

As a user of any vector drawing application, you will forever appreciate learning the pen tool.

 

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On 6/29/2017 at 6:18 AM, Lee D said:

Hi TeaLynnM,

Welcome to the forums.

 

Affinity Designer doesn't have an auto trace feature yet, so it can't convert a pixel selection into vector graphics. This is on our roadmap to be a future feature. To convert text, right click and select Convert to Curves, you will notice the layer updates on the Layers panel.

Greetings, I see the date of the posting is several years old. In the 90s Adobe and Altsys was in a war who can do autotrace best because they understood that was a key defining feature. Currently I have to jump through many painful hoops with several programs to bring (full color) autotrace artwork into AD/AP. Hoping 2019 be the year autotrace lives. Please put autotrace at top of your to do list. Thanks.

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27 minutes ago, meitnik said:

In the 90s Adobe and Altsys was in a war who can do autotrace best because they understood that was a key defining feature.

Yes ... and there are many among us who think they still haven't got it right. xD

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