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Questions about Affinity Designer, a vector editor for OS X and Windows.

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Design a map for a 3d game similar to Discord's style in SVG with Affinity Designer

I'm just a backend developer who has no talent with design, and I'm currently developing a game for iOS, Android, PC, macOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. I just want to design something like ...
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Affinity Designer: Hiding the Blue Outline on Selected Objects?

In Affinity Designer, is there a way to hide the blue outline surrounding the vectors on selected objects - similarly to how Adobe Illustrator hides the blue lines going forward by pressing "CTRL + H"?...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...
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Why is the snapping tool leaving some gaps between the shapes snapped together? (Affinity Designer)

I am using Snapping tool with the default settings. However, as you can see, it is leaving gaps between shapes, thus totally undoing the whole point of the tool, if I have to manually line them up ...
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How do I select half this shape and delete/remove it? (Affinity 1.7)

I have a star made on the canvas, but I can't find a standard selection box to select only half and then delete it.
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How do I make the control handles of a node visible in Affinity Designer 1.7?

Hello, I am trying to select a node on this vector shape so that I can extend the control handles and then make this sharp point a rounded one. I have read the manual, but clicking and dragging with ...
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affinity designer: how to join separate curves at non-endpoints?

If I have a curve of nodes a,b,c. And another curve of nodes 1,2,3.... I can select both curves and hit join nodes and it will connect them at the endpoints c,3. But how the heck do I connect them ...
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Affinity Designer: How to save embedded image?

In Affinity Designer 1.6, how do I save an embedded image to disk? Of course I want the original resolution of the image, and - if possible - the original EXIF data.
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In Affinity Designer, How do I export a document with multiple artboards to a single page PDF file

In Affinity Designer 1.7 (Desktop), when exporting a document with multiple artboards to PDF, each artboard is placed in a different page inside the PDF file. How do I avoid this behaviour and export ...
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How to Draw with the pen tool a shape with ended lines inside? [Affinity Designer]

I want to draw for example a hand of a 50's cartoon. I know how to do a closed shape with the pen (in Affinity Designer): The problem is when i want to put the lines of the fingers, Is there a way of ...
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Creating geologic-style faults across multiple curves in Affinity Designer

I want to create a graphic, which consists of multiple, not equal curves [1], that have multiple faults [2]. In the end each color should be a unified area (can be cropped or extended to the document ...
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How do I make a clipping path around a word?

How to make a clipping path around a word say a name 'Joshua'. Then I need to take the path 'Joshua' and cut out a pattern I have created. How do I do this?
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/74642263/New-Character-collection-Illustration (3rd Image, Coffee cup) What are the easiest way of making smoke or clouds of such shape? Other than drawing the ...
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How can I change the perspective of a text in Affinity Designer?

I know how to draw a text in a circle or semicircle shape but how we can change the perspective? I need it for an project in isometric view. Regards
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Toggle transparency grid in Affinity Designer

Is there a way to toggle the transparency grid on and off as you can in Illustrator (by hitting cmd + shift + d)? Picture of transparency grid in Illustrator for reference:
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Affinity Designer: How do I make textframes scale with the artboard if I scale by an exact value?

When scaling artboards "by hand" with the "scale handle", the font-size of textframes changes as expected. However if I use the transform dialogue to enter an exact value I want the artboard to scale ...
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How to create perspective with curved lines?

I have a simple task: I want to create a train track that's slightly curved and disappears in the distance. The best I've achieved so far is the following image which I created with Affinity Photo: ...
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Stroke for cartoon drawing

I am longing for a method to get clear but shaky lines, like drawing a cartoon with china ink, such as this sample scanned from paper: The strokes in Affinity Designer mostly use images, so the ...
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shape outline visible - newbie [duplicate]

How can I hide the shape outline lines from this? When I export the graphic....they still show. Please help. Jim
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Why can't subtract complex form in Affinity Designer

In the attached picture, #1 is a complex object (made with 24 shapes, converted to curves, joined or added together) and the #2 is a simple circle shaped object also converted to curve. No. 2 is at ...
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How to create a noise-gradient texture in Affinity Designer?

This kind of noise texture is very much in trend from material design to modern vector illustrations. Some call it grain texture, some call noise brush and some call it "salt and pepper" technique. ...
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Filling in multiple areas of a shape in Affinity Designer for iPad

I'm just starting out in Affinity Designer for iPad, and I'm trying to perform a pretty simple fill operation on this eye that I've drawn. I come from an Illustrator background and it's incredibly ...
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How to Export in both in RGB and CMYK in Affinity Design?

How do I export a logo in both CMYK and RGB in Affinity Design, provided that the Logo design starts with a template that is in CMYK? I mean when I start a new file, it asks me to choose the colour ...
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Affinity Photo/ Gimp - Photoshop Liquify filter alternative

What's the alternative for Photoshop "Liquify" (Shift+Ctrl+X) filter in Affinity Photo, or Gimp?
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Affinity Designer for Windows: How to use scientific and mathematical expressions (e.g. Latex)?

Title says it all, is there a way to directly write math equations in AD?
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How to keep stroke size unchanged when changing brush in Affinity Designer?

Every time I switch brush type in Affinity Designer, the stroke size changes as well. How do I prevent this behaviour, keeping the same brush size when changing the brush type?.
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In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area

In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area, similar to Adobe Illustrator marquee tool.
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Why is my inverted black layer coming out grey instead of white, when using CMYK colourspace?

I have an RGB vector file with lots of layers, one of which is a bitmap containing a mixture of pure black pixels and 100% transparent pixels. This layer has a live invert filter, which changes the ...
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Closed shape from several curves

I’m creating a shape that is composed of several curves, but I’d like to apply a consistent fill to the whole thing. In this case, the bounds of the outline curves overlap, so one will get partially ...
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How to map a 2D image on a “3D” image in Affinity Designer?

I am wondering how I can edit a 2D-image, and map it to a 3D-image using Affinity Designer. As an example, I want to use the same technique as they do when editing the box in this video: https://vimeo....
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Is there any trick to dynamically color low-poly designs?

I know the normal method is to fill the the areas with original color from the photo above which the triangles are residing. But I'm looking for an easy way to color them with random colors (all while ...
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Is there a feature to export a layout with dimensions?

I'm creating a layout for a website with Affinity Designer. Is there a feature in Affinity Designer (or Photoshop/Illustrator) to somehow export a design generating all dimensions into the target file,...
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Background color passes through foreground in Affinity Designer

The background color passes through foreground in Affinity Designer if the outline (border) stroke is "Align stroke to outside". It is barely visible, but it is there. If I change the stroke to be ...
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Connect a circle and a line together

I want to connect a path to a circle so that when I move the circle, the path will follow automatically. I can't just merge the shape together, since that wouldn't allow for the circle to have ...
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How do I create this graphic design in Affinity Designer?

How to get some of these brush strokes at front/back of the square?
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Affinity Designer: Prevent object to scale when resizing group

Please take a look at the example attached below. When resizing assets for UX-design, I wish to scale certain objects within a group, while prevent other objects within that group from scaling with it....
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Affinity Designer: slice tool doesn't match with the artboard

I'm trying to export different images by using the automatic slice tool in Export Persona mode, but it doesn't match with my artboard and sometimes it adds a pixel I don't need. Someone could tell ...
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Affinity designer: How to clip an object using multiple other objects collectively

I am new to Affinity Designer. I am trying to clip an object, say, a text 'IMPOSSIBLE' using two intersecting circles so that only 'IMP_empty space_ BLE' is visible (letters within the boundaries of ...
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Transform text like an arch

In Photoshop you can use the wrap-text tool to shape the text arch like (More here). In Affinity-Designer you can create a text on a curve but that does not the same like the arch option in Photoshop. ...
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PDF Export: Color Profile Conversion (Affinity Designer)

I am new to AD and using the current version as trial. I worked for 10 years with Illustrator but would like to switch. I need to export a PDF/X-3:2002, but it seems there is only X-1a and X-3:2003. ...
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Positioning logo's of different sizes inside rectanlge

I have a bunch of logos of different proportions that need to be positioned inside a rectangle. I can do this by hand so the layout is not as chaotic as it would be with a center/fit placement. Is ...
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How to expand stroke from image in affinity designer

How can i create vector strokes from image above in affinity designer or affinity photo i don't have Photoshop
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“Linked” Shapes in Affinity Designer

Is it possible to have multiple instances of one shape that are all updated once you have changed the original shape?
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Path offset functionality in other programs than Illustrator

When Affinity Designer came out, I took the plunge and never looked back at Illustrator. Although, there is only one feature still missing, which I need from time to time: path offset. In AD it can ...
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Attribute Styles in Affinity Designer?

In Affinity Designer, is it possible to set up attribute styles which can be applied to individual layers or objects? Say I have a palette of three colors that I will use in my design project, and I ...
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Is it possible to add or purchase fonts for Affinity Designer on Windows 7?

With Adobe Illustrator it is enough to add a font to the fonts folder, for Affinity Designer I could not found a similar folder.
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Why does Affinity Designer stroke not match the object?

If you look at the upper left of the N you can see the outline matches the object perfectly. But on the upper right side the outline is diagonal to the sharp corner, but I want it just like the left ...
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How to make an acrylic blur using gaussian blur in Affinity Designer

I am using Affinity Designer and it lacks an acrylic blur feature. Is there any way to create an acrylic blur using a gaussian blur? In simple, the first one is a background blur and the second is an ...
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Affinity Designer add on fonts

Is it possible to add or purchase fonts for Affinity Designer? I'm running Affinity on Mac - Sierra 10.12.4 if relevant, and I'd like to know if I'm able to use fonts other than the out of box ...
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Affinity Designer: how to clean up compound path

I don't really know how to describe this problem, but I just want a clean cut if you know what I mean. It seems like the ellipse is trying to form an ellipse again and so there are new lines in the ...