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Questions tagged [affinity-designer]

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

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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 export slice position in “JSON Spline Export”

I'm using Affinity Designer 1.6.5.135 (latest at the time of writing), I have a file with a a few hundred svg slices setup. I'm trying to export them using the batch builder set to Spline JSON which ...
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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 Design desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area

In Affinity Design desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area, similar to Adobe Illustrator marquee tool.
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Can a group act as mask

I have a group of layers with images (that have a transparent background). I now want to multiply this with another layer (group). The problem is that the transparent background acts as white instead ...
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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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Affinity Photo displays colors different to Windows Photo

So I just bought Affinity Photo for Windows so I dont have a lot experience with it. I found out that Affinity Photo displays Images different compared to Gimp, Windows Photo, Paint. The Images are ...
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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 ...
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Increase image filesize, without changing the resolution

I've got a bit of a tricky question. For an agency I need to deliver an image with an minimal file size of 2 MB and with an minimal resolution of 1418px in width. The photo I've is 1418 x 1418 ...
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Specify artboard PDF page order in Affinity Designer export?

I'm exporting a PDF of four artboards in AD but they are coming out backwards, and I have to split and merge the PDF to get what I'm looking for. Is there a method to specify the page order upon ...
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Bulge effect in Affinity Designer

I want to create this effect in Affinity Designer: In Illustrator i go to effects>warp>bulge Is there a buldge effect equivalent in affinity?
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How to deal with ungrouped layers in Affinity Designer?

I'm opening a freepik.com vector file in Affinity Designer and the layers show ungrouped. There a millions of layers for a single drawing. How to deal with this? Do I really need to my hands get on ...
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Draw ellipse like line in Affinity

I'm rather new to vector graphics and trying to learn Affinity Designer. Could someone give an example how to draw a line like the example attached? I'm really curious how to get the curviness but ...
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Knockout, Page Knockout, Subtract, or Compound Shape. When to use which?

I often see suggestions of using Compound Paths, Subtracting Front Shape, or Knockout (or even Page Knockout!) in the creation of vector graphics, for example, in Illustrator. When should each be used?...
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Affinity Designer Prevent Curve Overlap Cutout

I'm making a shape in Affinity Designer using the pen tool, tweaking bezier curves, etc. I have a shape that overlaps, meaning curves back and crosses over itself, so there's an intersection. The ...
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Showing videos in website design mockups

As most people do, before going in and coding the HTML/CSS of a site, I usually like to create the design in an application such as Photoshop (and for recent projects, Affinity Designer) and then ...
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Make transparent text with drop shadow with Affinity Designer

I'm trying to make transparent text with a drop shadow in Affinity Designer. So far I have had no luck. I want the end result to be similar to this. (It's hard to tell, but the text is transparent)...
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Save as PDF in Photoshop: error and/or bad result

I've a problem exporting PSD files into PDF. DISCLAIMER: I rarely work with PDF and I'm probably doing a rookie mistake here. I have to print a 70x100cm BW poster so I created a new file 70x100 cm ...
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Specific svg file size

I want to export my logo from affinity to .svg in specific size, but affinity always sets size for 100% width and 100% height. Where can i change it?
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Photoshop in game development

I've always used pre-made assets from the unity store so far but since I'll probably move on to making my own models and textures et cetera I was wondering about the place of photoshop in game / asset ...
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How to transform a straight segment from a curved segment at Affinity Designer?

The center is small curved wing want to turn in a straight line without affecting adjacent nodes.
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Affinity designer - reveal layer in layers on element click

I got two probably primitive questions 1) when you cmd + click on layer in your canvas, it gets selected. But how do you achieve the same effect as in Photoshop to simultaneously get the layer ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Although Affinity Designer has the extremely useful @1x, @2x and @3x export, I'm wondering if there's a way to export in the variety of sizes that are required for an iOS icon? I found a concise grid ...
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Affinity Designer Toggle Snapping [closed]

I'm using Affinity Designer (excellent program). Maybe I'm silly, but I can't find this anywhere: is there a hotkey for toggling the snapping? Sometimes it's useful for just one operation, and I don'...
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Exporting in CMYK in Affinity Designer?

I use Affinity Designer, and I found that although I create the design in CMYK colour model, when I export it as a .jpg or a .png file, the design reverts back to RGB colour model? Is there any way ...
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How do I flatten pixel layers in Affinity Designer?

Getting to grips with Affinity Designer by drawing a simple 16x16 pixel favicon, I've ended up with 5 pixel layers. I'm looking for a "flatten" function to squash them back into a single layer but I ...
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Joining shapes in Affinity Designer

I am teaching myself the very basics of design using Affinity Designer - and I haven't been able to figure out how to create a single shape from multiple vectors. For instance, if I am creating a ...