File Help


#1

I am having issues getting this file to load correctly and am unsure how to fix it. The internal “lens” circle on the Instagram logo keeps loading as a full engrave vs an outline. I built it by overlapping and combining two circles. Also tried it without combining and making the internal one white, tried the doughnut tool and tried simply doing a circle with a thicker line an no fill. I am working in affinity and am learning as I go. Instagram%20Sign%20Wedding%20(Master). Looking forward to learning and hope I put this in the correct place.


#2

I don’t know AD at all, so I can’t tell you where your procedure went awry, but the center of your lens was not properly knocked out of the larger circle.

I opened the file in Illustrator, ungrouped the lens shape, released the compound path, then used the Pathfinder Minus front command to knock the small shape out properly.

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#3

Thank you! Not sure how that happened either as the square section was done the same way in the AD. Thank you again for saving me some serious frustration.


#4

FWIW, I spent about 30 minutes working on the file as well and the circle was properly knocked when I opened it. I still broke it apart and tried every combination I could think of the knock it back out and none worked. Twice I reversed the path of the nodes of the circle and one of the changes worked. I also got one other of the several versions I tried to work as well, but most attempts failed. I’m not new to getting files working on the GF and I’m pretty design savvy and I couldn’t figure out the issue either. I think this was a deeper problem than the circle not being designed correctly and I’d suspect it could have to do with the dreaded “fill-rule:evenodd” issue that pops up with some svgs. I would also suspect that @wbgraphics design program saved it differently than ours and that’s why the issue was fixed. I quit working on it since wbgraphic posted a good fix, but wanted you to know that it likely wasn’t you doing something glaringly wrong in your design.


#5

Oh, one more thing. This doesn’t help with learning how to design a file, but if you ever need to just get’er done, you can always turn vectors into a bitmap if you want to engrave them. It’s one way to get around pesky vector design issues with layered elements etc. as when converted to a bitmap, what you see is what you get.


#6

Except margins :wink:


#7

IKR! :stuck_out_tongue: Stupid thing is driving me nuts lol.


#8

What program are you using? The file redone in Illustrator by @wbgraphic worked when I loaded it into the GF app. For me, it also appeared correct in Inkscape and Affinity.


#9

I use Corel. wbgraphic’s file worked for me as well. It was just really strange that I couldn’t reproduce the fix on my end. Well, I did twice, but the obvious fix of knocking the hole out of the circle didn’t work. I think it was something else.


#10

@dmudek Unfortunately, our team doesn’t have expertise in Affinity Design so I don’t have a solution for you other than what’s been said already. @wbgraphic and @kittski Thanks for your help!

If you have any other questions, please post a new topic.


#11