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I've been tasked with making a logo for a client of mine and have ran into a dead end basically at the very end. My issue is this, I have my completed artwork ready to export, I use the default (EPS for export) preset and created the file. When previewing my file on the default Macos image viewer it displays it correctly with my shapes, gradients etc. Now I want to take my EPS files and open them in Affinity Photo and Publisher, both for mockup and business card work respectively. My vector artwork has missing elements and the elements that did stick have wrong gradients/colors.

I thought this was a issue with my document so I opened a new one but the problem persists. When opening the said eps file Publisher and Photo they will always display the same missing elements and artwork. Ive tried expanding the artwork but the issue persists. I have no idea what else to do, I can only come to a assumption that Affinity Designer can't export EPS correctly.

I even selected the artwork and changed it to one of the default grays found in the swatches and when exporting it the artwork comes out intact!!!

Below are the steps I did to come these same results every time along with screenshots.


1. At my original document where the logo was created I then selected the one I want to use.1742607633_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_51_14PM.thumb.png.3b237d0f014a522edda22893725083c5.png

2. Next hit the menu bar and choose export856197810_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_51_28PM.thumb.png.ee480ec6bc35db9da03f10bbb399c4d6.png

3. From there choose EPS for export and for the AREA choose selection without background and leave the other options untouched.1525086611_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_52_01PM.thumb.png.d5d68ca8a3422d149663d505eb93d354.png1637067631_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_51_46PM.thumb.png.f09febe90c65059968a590a16f8c96b4.png

4. For this example I made a folder and exported the file to that location my desktop.213415849_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_58_09PM.thumb.png.714d3bb7ced9fcd958b1011e794486b9.png

5. Here you can see the file in the folder I created and the preview it ends up showing. * There is no text because it is colored white so its hidden here. 729729426_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_53_30PM.thumb.png.c4359ebac64691617969622e2e0853cb.png1323004922_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_53_37PM.thumb.png.3655c3a0741a38502dca81d1810317ae.png

6. Here I'm going to open the file in Designer. Notice how the artwork and the gradient looks.1041087344_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_53_46PM.thumb.png.9b3bb090ecb6623b731c6d534b724b78.png632105041_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_53_58PM.thumb.png.8325eefb8999fe898d191d6c6b56bbc9.png

> These are just shots of the same EPS opening in Publisher and Photo.768930562_ScreenShot2019-09-09at13_32_09PM.thumb.png.c7c98e7a18f3ffa2d423494c4b510f27.png1458790483_ScreenShot2019-09-09at14_19_43PM.thumb.png.727521f5d9a0e0e3abfa2a0dce370cc1.png

> I copy and pasted the same artwork but changed it to one of the greys in the default Greys swatches panel. Here  I opened the EPS and it came it out intact! 2002606840_ScreenShot2019-09-09at14_20_50PM.thumb.png.25b2a71aa3075eb37760504e98914c44.png

In the end maybe I'm still doing something wrong with the way the export is. If someone can help me with this I would definitely appreciate it! I want to continue using Designer to make my branding, and logos, etc.

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Edited by joseg193
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Hi joseg193,

Welcome to the Affinity Forums!

Would you be able to attach a copy of the original AFDesign file you are exporting from and a couple of example EPS exports please? It will make it much easier for us to investigate this issue. :)


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