Jump to content

[By Design] Linear gradient and PDF editing

Recommended Posts

Dear developers,

I found a bug in PDF editing with linear gradient. Please check these steps:

  • Create a (CMYK) project in Affinity Photo
  • Place a photo to background
  • Place a Rectangle to your project
  • Fill Rectangle with linear gradient with breakpoint, and will two gradients (see attachment)
  • save and export to PDF
  • open PDF and see gradient bug: put a mask what incorrect, not same as in project under any PDF version.

Please fix this if possible, because if I have PDF only, no project, then need create again this gradient. Same results under Photo and Designer too.


Project version:



PDF edit version:



My settings for gradient:


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mykee,

Just tried this myself using a basic document, and it works exporting to PDF using PDF (for Export) preset. When re-importing there are two images - the original, and the gradient overlay. Would you be able to attach the document that is causing you problems please?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.