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How to create this kind of seamless random dot pattern?

I recently found this dot pattern. It seems like the dots' sizes are at random but it still claims to be seamless. I believe it was done by some sort of halftone effect on a gradient or something? I ...
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Export to Font Awesome - Simple dashed Line - Affinity Design 2.3

I can't seem to figure out the right settings... Font Awesome keeps telling me my "stroke" needs to be expanded yet I already did that. There is not a stroke in my file. I am not privy to ...
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Can design like this be created in Affinity Designer or Photo?

How can such design as below be created with Affinity Designer/Photo or it's a 3D design? I also can't understand how the layering works in here. Are those rectangles of different colour and ...
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How to create a wavy currency print halftone texture in Affinity Photo / Affinity Designer and (optionally) Photoshop?

I am trying to find out how to create a wavy currency print like halftone effect in Affinity suite mainly. Example below: Since, there are far more tutorials available for Photoshop, I tried to look ...
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Affinity Designer: Delete closed part of a curve

Assume I have a complex shape, like this cog: I want to create a curve around the cog, in a constant distance. The easiest way to do this I came up with is this: Duplicate the shape, setting the ...
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How to achieve this text skew effect?

I am trying to achieve a specific text skew effect (see pictures below). I am using Affinity Designer 2. I tried following methods: Warp Group - Perspective (doesn't work because the font weight of ...
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How to make this exact textured glass effect in Photoshop and Affinity?

I'm looking forward to make this exact textured glass effect over any image, in Photoshop and Affinity both. My search returned different type of textured glass effects made by distortion filter. But ...
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Cut out object from image with pen tool

I've made an outline with the pen tool, how do I cut out the image so nothing outside of the selection shows?
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Affinity Designer - Resize curve without transforming it

I have a curve that is orignally 240x240 in a file that has as much size. I want to resize the path to 140x140. I tried to create a 140x140 file and decreased the width and heigh of the curve to 140. ...
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What do Affinity Designer’s four stroke dash values mean?

In Affinity Designer 1.10.6, Stroke studio, I can choose Dash Line Style, and then four numbers for Dash. But the four numbers aren’t labeled, and no tooltip shows upon hover. The online documentation ...
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Affinity Designer stroke "curve" limitation?

If I wish to make an asymmetric stroke with the thickness to one side of the line in Illustrator or Vectorstyler, there is an option to alter the profile of the stroke for this purpose. In Designer, I ...
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How to force SVG path to be relative

First off - I have very little experience working with SVGs beyond using them as image files. I have an SVG file I got from a third-party vendor. Whenever I save the SVG, it sets the width and height ...
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How to get rid infinitely small spaces after divisions?

I have been working on svg based design and I am having a problem with objects having infinitely small spaces between them after division by another object. This also gets rendered this way. I have ...
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Inverting photo using pre-defined material colors

I like to use black-backgrounded slides for my conference presentations. However, as research papers use white-backgrounded figures, they should be converted. A good option is inverting the colours. ...
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Created Tiled Print Layouts with Page Overlap in CorelDraw 2021

I draft sewing patterns in CorelDraw 2021 and I'm attempting to create an 8.5" x 11" paper size tiled PDF that has some overlap with the pages to the right and underneath...for those who don'...
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How to create a stack based icon using Affinity Designer?

I am new to logo design and I was wondering how I could create a stack based logo like Apple does for their frameworks. The logos look like this: Is this even possible using Affinity Designer or is ...
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How to measure the area of any shape (in any vector program)

Like the title. I need to know what the areas of the given shapes are so I can compare if they are roughly equal.
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How to join two curved segments with straight lines in affinity designer?

How do I join two curves with straight lines in affinity designer? Here is a screenshot of the curves separated: This is what I end up with when I join nodes and close the path. I would like to ...
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How to create a radial Rainbow colored clone using Inkscape or Affinity?

Say I'm using a single colored square - Red. I want to create a circular (clock style) clone of the square. Each clone being a different shade (from red to yellow and back to red, for example. Say, 24 ...
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How to make a stroke with only increasing width

I want to be able to make a stroke that only becomes wider, but in affinity designer, it seems that the start and end has to be the same width. Is there a way? AI width tool: Affinity designer:
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How to change the width of multiple objects individually?

I have this graph: It was copied from excel, but as you can see, not all the bars have the same width. How do I apply the same width to all bars? Doing it manually is not an option as I have 24 more ...
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How to make a perfectly rounded corner manually

If you look at this picture, I want this to be a perfectly rounded corner between these two nodes. I have no idea how far out I have to extent the node curvature pin.
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How to achieve this kind of "texture" with Affinity Designer?

I would like to know how to reproduce something like this dark rectangle in Affinity Designer: I can see it's a rectangle, if I'm not mistaken there's some sort of slight gradient and maybe some ...
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Merging (adding) two curve shapes together creates lines between them

How can I remove those two areas that have a line going through them? I've been spending an hour on this. The join curves tool is greyed out. The divide tool makes this into three objects. I want that ...
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How to I perfectly space & arranged a bunch of items? [iPad]

I’ve got a bunch of circles that I want to have the same spacing between them how do perfectly arrange them? (I’m using the iPad version of Affinity Designer.)
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Affinity designer: Black/white area texturing

How could I achieve the texturing similar to the image below? I am using stock affinity designer. What I mean: in the white at both bottom left and right there are a bunch of black dots, that taper ...
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Affinity designer adding two objects does not create the intended shape

I am starting with affinity designer and I want to join different objects to create one shape. The objects I am working are these: I thought that selecting all the objects and using the geometry ...
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How to create "sequin" texture on a shape in Affinity?

I would like to mock up a texture so it looks like the design is made out of shiny sequins. It is trivial to get a photo of sequins and use a font or shape to clip them; but then you are left with the ...
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How to convert .AFBRUSHES files to .ABR files?

I have brush files with the extension '.AFBRUSHES' And I realized they belong to Affinity. Is there a way to convert them to .ABR files, or another way I can use them as brushes in Photoshop? I tried ...
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Alternative way shape builder tool in Affinity Designer

So I am trying on my iPad Affinity Designer in this week. I feel so happy about affinity designer tool from Adobe Illustrator, but I miss so much about shape builder. How can I use such a tool in ...
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How to draw curved arrows in Photoshop

I'm trying to draw these arrows in Photoshop. They were originally done in Affinity Designer. I couldn't find equivalent tool to draw these paths/arrows.
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Affinity Designer: Fill space without closed nodes

I have done this using Designer Persona. However, I can't see how I could colour the space between the curves that are not enclosed without having to re-do the shape and enclose it. In the second ...
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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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I need to recreate/convert two designs respecting color blindness. Where to start?

I have a design made with RGB for digital platforms and the same design made in CMYK for printing. Now, I have to recreate both designs respecting Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly and Monochromatic. Where ...
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How do I convert my design from a rectange to a different shaped template before printing?

Client asked me to prepare a rectangular design for their new stubby coolers. After the design was approved, they have decided to add a second option for schooners. I am not sure how to go about ...
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How to draw parallel/offset lines or curves in Affinity Designer

I'm trying to draw a logo roughly like what is below in Affinity Designer. I can sketch the rough outline of this shape with the pen tool, but then I'm forced to make the inner lines/curves parallel ...
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Affinity Designer Question about Joining Nodes

Beginner. I need to join the nodes in a drawing in Affinity Designer. Whenever I select the entire drawing and click join nodes, random lines appear all over the drawing. Any idea how to solve?
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Affinity Designer: Overlaying Colours

I would like to know the steps to achieve the colour effect in the picture below. As you can see, the overlaying parts between objects have different colours. I believe this is done with some layering ...
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Affinity Designer: Using the flood fill tool on selected area

I want to colour an element of my drawing. To save time, I selected the area I wanted to fill and expanded the selection before using the flood fill tool. However, the pixelated white line still shows ...
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Affinity Designer: How to re-colour in Pixel Persona

I would like to know how to re-color a pixel layer (after using the brush tool) in Pixel Persona. Is this even possible? Example: I'm doing some shadowing on a pixel layer with the brush tool in ...
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Affinity Designer: Change colour of textured image brush

I created a brush from a textured image. However, I can't change the colour. Is this even possible to do on Affinity Designer? If so, how? I created the brush in a transparent background. Then I saved ...
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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affinity designer iPad isometric grid snapping issue

I’m a newbie to affinity and one of the main reasons I got affinity for was its isometric capabilities. Maybe it’s my OCD but my main issue is that shapes and path nodes don’t snap exactly to the ...
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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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Affinity Designer: How to hide parts of objects/curves exceeding canvas - trim view?

I am looking for a "trim view" equivalent in Affinity Designer as the one you find in Adobe Illustrator where the objects selected are trimmed if they exceed the canvas size.
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Cutting out custom shapes in Affinity Designer behaves oddly

Something weird happens when I try to subtract a Curves layer from a Curve layer. What should I do to cut out the guy from the rectangle?
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Affinity Desginer: Diagonal Guides

How can one define diagonal lines on Affinity Designer? I can't find a way to rotate them.
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Affinity Designer: How to edit selected path with the pen tool?

There's a pencil option in Adobe Illustrator that allows you to correct the initial path. For instances, let's say I'm drawing hair in a flat illustration and I would like to give the hair more volume ...
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How to have two pictures side by side in Affinity Photo/Designer?

I want to draw a portrait on Affinity Photo. For this, I would like to have a picture (or more) on the side of my canvas inside Affinity Photo. Then, I would like to open my sketch and it's duplicated ...
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