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how do I export an entire file?

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I'm trying to do some simple stuff here. I'm not a graphics designer but I have to have a tool to create book covers to submit to CreateSpace. Affinity Designer, according to reviews seemed to be the right app. Maybe not.

I've finally got a file, created with many layers, that hopefully will be a book cover. I need to export the whole thing to a PDF. In other applications I've been able to "flatten layers," or combine all layers into one document, then export to JPG, PDF, or whatever. With Affinity Designer I can't figure out how to do this. Whenever I export, even though I say I want the entire document, I only get a few of the layers. Seems to me it should be a simple task to combine all layers into a single image, then export as a PDF document, but I can't figure out how to do this and all the help files and videos I've searched and read don't seem to get down to this level of simplicity. 

Can anyone help?

 

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2 hours ago, DeMar said:

I'm trying to do some simple stuff here. I'm not a graphics designer but I have to have a tool to create book covers to submit to CreateSpace. Affinity Designer, according to reviews seemed to be the right app. Maybe not.

I've finally got a file, created with many layers, that hopefully will be a book cover. I need to export the whole thing to a PDF. In other applications I've been able to "flatten layers," or combine all layers into one document, then export to JPG, PDF, or whatever. With Affinity Designer I can't figure out how to do this. Whenever I export, even though I say I want the entire document, I only get a few of the layers. Seems to me it should be a simple task to combine all layers into a single image, then export as a PDF document, but I can't figure out how to do this and all the help files and videos I've searched and read don't seem to get down to this level of simplicity. 

Can anyone help?

 

You didn’t mention whether you are using PC, MAC or iPad versions but regardless use the export option to export your document in whatever format you desire. If you flatten your document then that action will remove layers so don’t do it if you are exporting to aa file format that understands layers such as PDF or SVG. If you can post an example document to these forums someone might be able to point out what is wrong.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 and Designer 1.6.1 on MAC Mojave 10.4 Beta, Affinity Photo 1.6.9 and Designer 1.6.3 on iPad Pro 9.7" IOS 12.1 beta 5, Affinity Photo 1.6.4 on Windows 10

 

 

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